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9/7 Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - Patrol breakout, advancement night - PLEASE bring your handbooks!
9/11 September Camping trip- "Surprise theme", Coordinator: Mr. McPhee
9/13 Sunday, 7pm PLC Meeting - ALL youth leaders SHOULD attend, adults by invitation only!
9/14 Meeting, 6:45p gathering - First Aid Jeopardy game!
9/16 6:30-7:30 PM, Town Wide ALL Scout units REGISTRATION Event- Girl, Boy, Cub, Daisy, Brownie, Tiger, Venturing Scouts
9/21 TROOP NIGHT AT RED SOX GAME! - PLEASE NOTE: this replaces our normal Troop meeting at the church!
9/25 Fall Ordeal Weekend, Order of the Arrow - For "OA" elected members ONLY!
9/26 "Good Turn" Pumpkin Service Project at Second Congregational Church, Winchester, 8:45 am - 3:00 (FREE snacks!) - Volunteer whatever time you can...
9/28 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - PLC yet to determine agenda
CLICK HERE to view full calendar of events planned...
 
Troop Committee Meeting scheduled, Tuesday, September 1st, @7pm!

We know everyone is busy with the new school year, but please be advised that 
a PARENT "Troop Committee" meeting will be  <u style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px">Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m, Crawford Memorial. This is a meeting you do not want to miss! 
 
We have arranged for Marian McQuaid from the Council to come and give a presentation on the changes to the advancement procedures.  This presentation will cover important information for all parents.  We will then briefly cover regular Troop business after the presentation.
 
As usual, at least one parent from each family should attend.
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Sign up for our September Camping Trip... a trip that includes fun at the Adventure Park at Storrs, CT!

 September Trip - sign up THIS Monday, August 31st!

There's nothing like a trip at The Adventure Park at Storrs!  Within five beautiful acres of woodland you will find an amazing "arial forest park."  This is THE Adventure Park to experience.  You'll see a series of platforms in the trees connected by cable, wood, rope and zip lines to form bridges.  Each bridge presents a different challenge.  You don't have to be a circus acrobat or Tarzan!  Choose from five different coded trails, from "beginner" to "most challenging".  Climb with confidence as there is a complete safety orientation before you climb!  

Please find the flyer for the September trip (which was passed out at last weeks meeting and sent to you via Email on August 25th.), and bring the completed form and payment to our 2nd Fall Meeting on August 31st.  

Please direct any questions to the parent coordinator for this trip: Mr. McPhee at 781.721.2445 or matthew_mcphee@me.com.


 

The next PLC is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th @7pm

The next scheduled Patrol Leaders Council meeting is Sunday, September 13th @ 7:00 PM.  All Scouts in leadership positions, including assistant patrol leaders, and Eagle Scouts, SHOULD attend PLC meetings as scheduled.  Please come with pen and paper, ready to provide your input into YOUR program.  Showing up and having effective, well run PLC meetings is your best way to prove you are committed to having Troop 507  be "boy run"!  Youth leaders "take charge" of your Troop and programs! 

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Service Project - Help Unload Pumpkins for The Pumpkin Patch - September 26, 2015
The Second Congregation Church of Winchester could use some help unloading the tractor-trailer full of pumpkins for their Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkins are scheduled to arrive on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  There will be donuts, bagels, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee around 8:45 a.m. before we start unloading.  Unloading will take several hours so come when you can, and stay as long as you're able.  The Church is located at 485 Washington Street in Winchester (corner of Washington and Kenwin Streets).
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Welcome!

Boy Scout Troop 507, Winchester, MA has been instilling timeless values, preparing youth for life since 1932.  Currently Troop 507 is a mid-size unit of 45+ active and committed boys.  The troop focuses on fun and friendships, but also does its best to:

1. Develop personal skills and growth
2. Develop leadership skills
3. Enjoy and understand the outdoors
4. Challenge Scouts through advancement
5. Develop and understand the ideals of Scouting
6. Provide a safe and friendly atmosphere for learning
7. To have youth-planned and run activities

Troop 507 seeks to recruit all interested boys who have completed the fifth grade, or who are 11 years but not yet 18 years old. Not all Boy Scouts were former Cub Scouts or are from WInchester.  Troop 507 is proud of its diverse membership and knows no boundaries of race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, economic status, family structure, physical or mental ability.  This nondiscrimination policy conforms with that of our sponsoring organization, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, and the 7/19/2001 publicly adopted policy of the Boston Minuteman Council which oversees approximately 18,000 area youth.  Troop 507 provides regular training in youth protection and diversity for youth and adults.

During the school year, Troop 507 has a  meeting every Monday night, from 6:45 to 8:15 pm, at:

Crawford Memorial UMC
34 Dix Street (corner of Church/Dix Streets)
Winchester, MA  01890

www.crawfordumc.org/

Scouts are expected to wear Class "A" (uniform shirt, pants, neckerchief) to all meetings, and bring the Boy Scout Handbook, pen, paper and notebook for proper handling of Troop 507 business and advancement record keeping.