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» Upcoming events - check calendar often, as things DO change!
1/22 Sunday, 7pm Patrol Leaders Council meeting - ALL youth leaders SHOULD attend, adults by invitation only!
1/23 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - TBA AGENDA, PLC to determine
1/30 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - TBA AGENDA, PLC to determine
2/6 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - TBA AGENDA, PLC to determine
2/8 FL DISTRICT ROUNDTABLE, 7:30-9pm, - Come to listen, share ideas, information and enjoy fellowship with other Scouters! All parents are invited to (carpool) & attend!
2/13 Monday Troop Meeting, 6:45p gathering - TBA AGENDA, PLC to determine
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The next PLC is scheduled for Sunday, January 22nd @7:00pm

The next scheduled Patrol Leaders Council meeting is Sunday, January 22nd @ 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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THANKS TO THE MANY "FRIENDS OF TROOP 507", FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL TREE PICK-UP DAY!!!

On behalf of Boy Scout Troop 507, we wish to express our gratitude to the entire Winchester community for its enthusiastic support of our 23rd annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up fundraiser.  On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, ten crews, totaling 73 Scouts, former scouts and adults in 21 vehicles began collecting trees at 7am, transporting them to the transfer station, making the final run just before the Transfer Station closed at 4pm.  The boys are proud to provide this re-cycling and community service to its neighbors.  Your donations help the troop raise money for monthly trips, summer camp, high adventure trips, troop equipment as well as donating to other non-profit organizations chosen by the boys.

We thank the many residents who signed up for the Christmas tree pick-up service.          

A special thanks is due the Winchester merchants, newspapers and web sites that permitted us to advertise for customers, and the Town of Winchester Department of Public Works and Edie Doenges for all their logistical help.  We are especially grateful to Gene Fredey of Carole Kitchen and Bath Design and Brian Jewett of Jewett Masonry, Scott Carzo of Perennial Landscape, Bruce Murison of the Mission of Deeds for assisting with the pick-up and/or allowing us to use their trucks.

In addition, we would like to thank the following merchants for their generous donations, which also helped to make the fundraiser a success:  Dunkin Donuts, Gloria’s Pizzeria, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Starbucks, Wegmans and Whole Foods.   

Lastly, this event could not have been possible without the scouts, families, and friends of Troop 507, including former scouts and their families.  We deeply appreciate the ongoing support of our chartering organization, Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church, which along with providing a home for our weekly meetings served as “tree central” on January 7th. 

Deb Miller, Tree Pick-Up Committee Chair and Christopher Rogers, Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 507, Winchester

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Philmont 2018 Troop 507 Crew being formed !!!

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!"

Troop 507 has been awarded a 2018, 12-Day  Expedition Slot at

Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

The dates of the trip will be from Sunday, July 22, 2018 to August 3, 2018.  We now have room for a crew of 12 (consisting of 8-9 youth and 3-4 adults 18+yrs.) from Troop 507 for the summer of 2018!  Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure base, challenges Scouts with backpacking expedition hikes through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains , ranging in elevation from 6,600 feet at Headquarters to 12,441 feet at the top of Baldy Mountain. Fascinating backcountry programs and more than 350 miles of challenging trails await those who seek to discover the wonder of Scouting’s Paradise as over 880,000 Scouts, Venturers and leaders have since 1939.

Show your interest in this adventure by sending an Email to Mr. Rogers, boyscout507@gmail.com, NOW, to indicate your interest.

We must confirm those attending by January 30, 2017 and a $100 deposit per crew member is required.  Please get your name in NOW if interested in this adventure for 2018.   Philmont participants must have Scoutmaster permission, be 14 years of age OR 13 and have completed 8th Grade prior to participation.  Adult participant interest being sought NOW as well!

Mr. Marks is coordinating this High Adventure, and you can contact him with any questions at rjmarks99@gmail.com.

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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 50+ 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 our local Scout 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.  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.  We meet at:

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

www.crawfordumc.org/

If you are interested in our Cub Scout program, click on the link below:

Cub Scout Pack 507