Boy Scout Troop 20/20

Hockanum River District
CT Rivers Council, Vernon, CT

Troop 20/20 Meetings


Troop Meetings

Every Thursday at 7PM at the Vernon Elks Lodge Carriage House (directions to the Elks Lodge). Meetings are not held on Vernon school holidays or vacations. Troop Leadership understands Scouts have many demands for their time, so we try to accommodate those with other activities. If there is a conflict, please try to attend part of the meeting, so you can at least hear announcements.

Scouts are expected to bring their Boy Scout Handbook to all Troop meetings.

Uniform Requirements

All Scouts must be in uniform for scheduled meetings and activities (unless announced otherwise for specific events). Troop 20/20 uniform requirements are:
Scout Shirt with appropriate insignia (short sleeve is recommended and required for summer camp)
         Appropriate insignia includes: 2020 Unit Numbers, Connecticut Rivers Council Patch, World Crest Scout Emblem, 1910 World Crest Ring Emblem (optional), Shoulder Loops (olive)
•         Scout Neckerchief (Troop 20/20)
•         Neckerchief Slide
•         Scout Belt
•         Scout Cap (baseball type Troop 20/20 gray)
•         Scout Pants or Blue Jeans
•         Scout Shorts (required for summer camp)
•         Scout Socks (required for summer camp)
•         Merit Badge Sash (once merit badges have been completed)
•        The first troop meeting of each month: Class B uniform is optional. The 20/20 Class B uniform consists of: Troop 20/20 baseball cap, Troop 20/20 T-shirt or golf shirt, Scout pants/shorts or blue jeans.
•        The third troop meeting of each month: Boys who have earned the Platinum Polar Bear Club may wear their Polar Bear neckerchiefs.

Questions concerning these items (and/or where to obtain them) can be answered by any of the Scouts or Adult Leaders.

Inclement Weather

When Vernon schools are cancelled due to snow or ice (or any other reason schools are closed) there will be no Scout Meeting.

Patrol Meeting

Dates and times will be set by the Patrol. The Patrol Leader is responsible for informing the Junior Assistant Scout Master (JASM) as to the time and place of each Patrol Meeting. The JASM will ensure that a senior is present at each Patrol Meeting. 

Troop Committee Meetings

Ever wish you had more notice prior to a Troop 20/20 event? Troop events are discussed at committee meetings well ahead of being announced at a Troop meeting, since many events require months of planning! Meetings are open to anyone, not just committee members. Attending a committee meeting is a great way to stay informed of what's going on 'behind the scenes' and a great time to make your voice heard about things going on with our Troop. Committee meetings are held monthly, usually on the fourth Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, at Scoutmaster Bill Magnotta's house. See our Calendar for dates & times, or for more information, contact Bill Magnotta or any Committee Member. Open Positions