Announcements

  • @troop20mp We hope to improve troop communications and instant messaging with our @troop20mp Twitter account.  Follow us!
  • Time change for Swim Test makeup Please note the change in time for next Wednesday’s make-up swim test.  The pool closes at 7pm, so we will start at 6pm.
  • September Service Opportunies Looking for service opportunities?  September is your month! September 12:  Adopt a Highway Cleanup from 8-9:30 am. September 12:  The second event this day is a Trail Race to benefit the Lowcountry Autism Foundation.  Volunteers are needed.  Contact Ms Dixson for more details. September 19:  We will be participating again this year in the Lowcountry Beach Sweep, cleaning up Hog Island off Patriots Point.  Due to a midday high tide, this cleanup will be at approximately 4pm.
  • Canoe Training / Troop Swim Test Mark your calendars for Saturday September 5, approximately 8:00am-4:00pm as Troop 20 Scout Thomas B will be leading a one day canoe training activity at Camp Moultrie.  Note that this date falls on Labor Day weekend.  We tried other warm water weekends but, unfortunately, the camp was booked.  This training is necessary as the Troop is planning an overnight canoe trip this spring, and all Scouts who do not have the Canoeing Merit Badge will need to complete this training in order to qualify to participate in the overnight trip.  Those scouts who have the canoeing merit badge do not have to attend this training, but are encouraged to attend in order to review these canoeing skills. In order for the Troop to plan (and/or conduct) water related activities such as this one, Scouts need to have taken the BSA swim test within the last 12 months.  Approximately 75% of our Scouts have not taken this test in the past 12 months, so we are offering it this Thursday, August 13 at 7pm at the Hobcaw Yacht Club pool.  Troop 20 Scouts (and American Red Cross certified lifeguards) Austin G and Noble G have volunteered to conduct this test for us.  For those Scouts who took the test this summer at Daniel Boone or prior to the High Adventure Summit trip, I encourage you to retake it now as doing so will ensure that you will not have to be retested before summer camp next year.  Additionally, all new Scouts need this test in order to satisfy Second Class requirement #8b (and while you’re at the pool, you could probably get #8c done too). If you are unable to attend this date, a make up session will be Wednesday August 19th at 7pm.  Alternatively, if neither of these dates are convenient, Austin and Noble have offered to set up separate times as needed.  If you need to contact them, remember that Youth Protection Guidelines apply, so include their parents in your correspondence.
  • Eagle Coaching meeting 8/24 @ 6:45

    The Eagle Coaching meeting will be on 8/24 at 6:45. The goal is to come up with a process so that everyone is heading in the same direction when working with Eagle candidates. We will open with a little history and then review the tasks and my experiences. With that information in mind, we will look for ways to move forward as a team.

  • Troop Family Cook-out Our annual cook-out is Monday August 17 at one of the shelters at Palmetto Islands County Park, starting at 4:30.  The troop will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, frogmore stew and water.  Bring your whole family!  Give your head count to your Patrol Leader by Monday August 3.  Families should please bring a side dish or dessert.

BSA Troop 20 Events Add troop20lowcountry@gmail.com to get events on your phone/tablet

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  • RSVP for cookout
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 4, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Troop meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 3, 2015 - 8:15 pm
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  • RSVP deadline for Zip line
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 8, 2015 - 12:00 am
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  • Emergency Prep Merit Badge
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 9, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Location: 5404 Seewee Rd, Francis Marion Ranger District, 5404 Seewee Rd, Awendaw, SC 29429, USA
    Description: Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Ritchie, Fire Chief Williams, and several of their senior staff have graciously offered to conduct an Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge class. This is an Eagle required badge (Emergency Prep or Lifesaving).

    This will be an all-day series of hands-on demonstrations (that may include SWAT team demonstrations) related to Emergency Preparedness. They might even throw in Crime Prevention and Traffic Safety merit badges, and they have offered to cook lunch for us.
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  • Oliver Yang Eagle Court of Honor
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
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  • Board of Review
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm
  • Troop meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 2015 - 8:15 pm
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  • BSA Swim Test
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Hobcaw Yacht Club, 180 Hobcaw Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, United States
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  • Zip Line trip
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 16, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: We will depart the Scout Hut at approximately 7:30am for the 3 1/2 hour trip to Saluda, North Carolina, spend 3-4 hours on the ziplines and return home around 7:30pm,.

    http://www.thegorgezipline.com
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  • Family Cook-Out
    Starts: 4:30 pm
    Ends: August 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm
    Description: Join us for our annual Troop family school year kick-off cook-out at Palmetto Island County Park off Long Point Road. Families bring desserts and side dishes - hamburgers and hotdogs and water are provided.
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  • BSA Swim Test make-up
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: August 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Hobcaw Yacht Club, 180 Hobcaw Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, United States
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  • PLC meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm
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  • Troop meeting
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • Board of Review
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 31, 2015 - 8:00 pm
 
Troop meeting
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: August 31, 2015 - 8:15 pm
Board of Review
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: August 31, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Popcorn Sale Begins
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 2, 2015 - 12:00 am
Canoe Training
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: September 6, 2015 - 12:00 am
Location: Camp Moultrie BSA, 148 Boy Scout Lane, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, United States
Description: Join us for a one day Canoe training led by Life Scout Thomas B. This event is a prerequisite (unless you have already earned the Canoeing Merit Badge) for a troop canoe trip in the spring. Scouts will also need to have passed the BSA swim test within the past 12 months to participate.