Monthly Archives: November 2012

Troop News: Week of 11/26/12

THIS WEEK – REGULAR TROOP MTG

  • Bring your Rock Climbing permission slip – see details below.  We need to have a headcount of attendance by Wed eve at the meeting.   If you will not be at the troop meeting, please contact Doug Hartnett at dhartnett@highpointeng.com  if you will be attending Rock Climbing (see below)
  • The Citizenship in the Community merit badge class will be begin at 6:00pm on Wed, 11/28, in the auditorium.

ROCK CLIMBING at the Rock Spot Gym in Lincoln, RI 12/15-16

  • We have a great trip planned for December. We will be rock climbing at the Rock Spot Gym which is located at 100 Higginson Avenue in Lincoln RI.  The trip will start on Saturday night and end on Sunday morning. As always we need plenty of adults to help us to make this work. Here is the information about the trip.
  • We need to get a count this week so that we know if we will have at least 20 scouts. We also need to know how many scouts will take the merit badge class.  Please contact Doug Hartnett at dhartnett@highpointeng.com this week if you will be attending.
  • You will need waiver forms  http://www.rockspotclimbing.com/ and Rock Spot Perm 121512.
  • Cost is $30 per person (including adults wanting to climb) or $45 if you are pursuing a merit badge.

For further details of the trip, please refer to the Troop News Week of 11/12/12.

UPCOMING SCOUT MEETING PREPARATION

In the upcoming scout meetings we will concentrate on tying knots. In particular we will work on the rewoven figure-8 knot. This is the knot that you use to tie yourself to your rock climbing harness. You can find a good video on tying the rewoven figure-8 knot here (check out the cool technique at the end of the video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WakZ-77Ie3c&feature=related . Practice this knot before the next meeting.

If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Troop News: Week of 11/19/12

THIS WEEK – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

  • No troop meeting
  • Contact Doug Hartnett at dhartnett@highpointeng.com  if you will be attending Rock Climbing (see below)

CHOCOLATE SALES OPPORTUNITY

  • This Saturday , Nov 24th  from 9am – 2pm at King Street Dunkin Donuts in Franklin we still have slots open every hour for scouts to sell chocolate.
  • Please help out the troop in this fundraiser.  Even if you have sold all of your candy – if you are able, please come to help sell additional candy for the troop.
  • Contact Mrs. Sinibaldi this week at 508-533-5745 (H),  508-498-2432 (C) or kathleensfran@aol.com if you are able to help out.

Don’t forget the prizes to GAMESTOP gift cards.   1st place $50, 2nd place $35 and 3rd place $25.

TREASURE VALLEY REPORT FROM B. LATSHAW

  • We had fantastic weather for our trip to Treasure Valley in Rutland MA. After an early start we drove to Spencer MA to begin our hike. We hiked 6 miles back to camp. Everyone worked very well as a team and we had a great hike. After lunch the troop participated in an Orienteering race. We have a highly skilled team because everyone finished within 6 minutes of each other. For our younger scouts these activities will help them in their advancement to second or first class. Scouts should bring their books to the next meeting to get items signed off.
  • In the evening we had an astronomy session where scouts saw shooting starts, a close up view of the moon, Jupiter’s moons, the red spot on Jupiter, the Andromeda galaxy and much more.
  • We did learn that we have to do some work on our clean up skills. On that note, while this was a fantastic trip, it was disappointing when took the stoves out of the VFW to find that they were quite dirty. Please remember to clean all of the contents of the patrol box before returning them to the VFW.

ROCK CLIMBING at the Rock Spot Gym in Lincoln, RI 12/15-16

  • We have a great trip planned for December. We will be rock climbing at the Rock Spot Gym which is located at 100 Higginson Avenue in Lincoln RI.  The trip will start on Saturday night and end on Sunday morning. As always we need plenty of adults to help us to make this work. Here is the information about the trip.
  • We need to get a count soon so that we know if we will have at least 20 scouts. We also need to know how many scouts will take the merit badge class.  Please contact Doug Hartnett at dhartnett@highpointeng.com this week if you will be attending.
  • You will need waiver forms  http://www.rockspotclimbing.com/ and Rock Spot Perm 121512.
  • Cost is $30 per person (including adults wanting to climb) or $45 if you are pursuing a merit badge.

For further details of the trip, please refer to the Troop News Week of 11/12/12.

UPCOMING SCOUT MEETING PREPARATION

In the upcoming scout meetings we will concentrate on tying knots. In particular we will work on the rewoven figure-8 knot. This is the knot that you use to tie yourself to your rock climbing harness. You can find a good video on tying the rewoven figure-8 knot here (check out the cool technique at the end of the video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WakZ-77Ie3c&feature=related . Practice this knot before the next meeting.

TURKEY TROT  11/22

  • The Drake’s would like to invite you to join them or help with your contributions for the Turkey Trot 5k Family Fun Race  – it is being organized by an Eagle Candidate.
  • The race will be on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22nd) at 8 am.
  • The registration fee is 20 canned or non-perishable goods or $20. Registration will be available at  http://www.feedtheneed.org/  or from 7-7:45am at the race site.
  • The first 100 people to register will receive a free shirt. (So you want to register online!)
  • The race will begin and end at the LDS Church located at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. There will also be race prizes and free refreshments.
  • ALL proceeds go to the Franklin Food Pantry.
  • Attached a race flier .  FTNcollection2012  FeedTheNeed2012
  • Please help the Drakes spread the word by forwarding it to anyone you think would be interested.
If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

 

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Friends of Franklin – Thanksgiving

The Friends of Franklin are again preparing for the Thanksgiving food deliveries. This season approximately 200 families will be benefiting from the kindness of others.

As in the past we are hoping you can help.  We will be making deliveries Sunday, November 18 starting at 10:00 AM.

The pickup will be at the Clark Cutler McDermott’s facility located at 130 Constitution Boulevard Franklin.

Thank you in advance for the help.

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Troop News: Week of 11/12/12

THIS WEEK – REGULAR TROOP MTG

  • Bring your Treasure Valley permission slip – see details below.
  • Bring your Rock Climbing permission slip – see details below.

HIKING & ADVENTURE RACE  11/16-18  Treasure Valley, Rutland MA

  • Trailer Transport Needed – While we have a great turnout of adults for the trip, we do not have a way of transporting the trailer to the campsite. We would appreciate it if someone could drive the trailer to and from the campsite, if you can’t join us for the entire weekend, perhaps you can just pull the trailer.
  • Bring the Right Gear – With the snow storm the other day, you should come prepared for cold weather. See the Troop 29 Camping Checklist for a list of what to pack in cold weather. Also, make sure that you have the right gear for the day hike, see the Day Hike Packing List for what to have available for the hike.   Remember to wear boots, not sneakers.
  • November 7 was the deadline for signing up for the November trip.   Since the PLC meeting was cancelled, we may not have been able to get your permission slip.   Please contact Doug Hartnett ASAP at dhartnett@highpointeng.com.   We need a final count so that we can buy the proper amount of food. These are the confirmed scout attendees.
      • Kinley Baird
      • Andy Pritchard
      • Austin Conatser
      • Pat Peterson
      • Brendan Ryan
      • Andrew Cook
      • Ethan Szilniczky
      • Robert Sinibaldi
      • David Roche
      • Matthew Pepin
      • Andrew Hartnett
      • Justin Chander

ROCK CLIMBING at the Rock Spot Gym in Lincoln, RI  12/15-16

We have a great trip planned for December. We will be rock climbing at the Rock Spot Gym which is located at 100 Higginson Avenue in Lincoln RI.  The trip will start on Saturday night and end on Sunday morning. As always we need plenty of adults to help us to make this work. Here is the information about the trip.

  • Schedule
    • Saturday 5:45 PM – Gather at the VFW
    • Saturday 6:00 PM – Depart the VFW
    • Sunday 7:30 AM – Depart the Rock Spot
    • Sunday 8:00 AM – Arrive at the VFW
    • Please be prompt on Sunday morning for the pickup
  • Fees
    • $30/person (assuming we get at least 20 participants, otherwise $35/person)
    • Adults that plan to climb must pay
    • $45/scout that wants to take the Climbing merit badge class. This is a separate class and lasts most of the evening.
  • Waivers
    • PARENTS MUST COMPLETE WAIVERS BEFORE THE TRIP
    • Parents must print out waiver confirmation sheet and provide it to Doug Hartnett, trip registrar, before the trip
    • Adults that plan to climb must complete waiver before the trip
    • Visit this website http://www.rockspotclimbing.com/
    • Click on the link titled Complete Waiver Here
    • NOTE: WAIVERS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR 30 DAYS SO COMPLETE THE WAIVER AFTER NOVEMBER 15
  • Adult Help
    • We need your help to make this trip a success. There are many ways to help.
    • Transportation – you can drive to and from the Gym
    • Supervision – we need adults to stay overnight and supervise the scouts
    • Belaying
      • The gym staff will belay for the first 2 hours. (Belaying is holding the safety rope properly to protect the climber).
      • After 9 PM we are responsible for providing belayers.  They will train us.
      • We need adult belayers in order to climb after 9PM
  • What to bring
    • Scouts should bring a sleeping bag, a change of clothes, and wash up gear
    • The gym provides climbing shoes and safety gear
  • Food
    • We will have pizza delivered, but we are responsible for drinks and snacks. Patrols will be assigned to bring drinks and snacks.

MERIT BADGE OFFERING

  • Citizenship in the Community merit badge class to begin on November 28, at 6:00pm.  Interested scouts should contact Anna dos Santos to signup (anna.dossantos@comcast.net).  Materials for the class will be distributed at the Nov. 14 meeting.
  • Classes will continue to meet at 6:00pm before Troop meetings thru Dec.

TURKEY TROT  11/22

  • The Drake’s would like to invite you to join them or help with your contributions for the Turkey Trot 5k Family Fun Race  – it is being organized by an Eagle Candidate.
  • The race will be on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22nd) at 8 am.
  • The registration fee is 20 canned or non-perishable goods or $20. Registration will be available at  http://www.feedtheneed.org/  or from 7-7:45am at the race site.
  • The first 100 people to register will receive a free shirt. (So you want to register online!)
  • The race will begin and end at the LDS Church located at 91 Jordan Road in Franklin. There will also be race prizes and free refreshments.
  • ALL proceeds go to the Franklin Food Pantry.
  • Attached a race flier to this email.  FTNcollection2012  FeedTheNeed2012
  • Please help the Drakes spread the word by forwarding it to anyone you think would be interested.
If you have any announcement that needs to go to the troop, please send it to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net  by 9:00am on Mondays.

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Chocolate Sales Help Needed Monday Nov 12th

Scouts Needed!!!!

  • Monday, Nov 12th  from 9am – 3pm at Stop & Shop in Franklin we still have slots open every hour for scouts to sell chocolate.
  • Ideally, Stop & Shop can support 4 scouts each hour – 2 covering each entrance.
  • Please help out the troop in this fundraiser.  Even if you have sold all of your candy – if you are able, please come to help sell additional candy for the troop.
  • Contact Mrs. Sinibaldi this week at 508-533-5745 (H),  508-498-2432 (C) or kathleensfran@aol.com if you are able to help out.

Don’t forget the prizes to GAMESTOP gift cards.   1st place $50, 2nd place $35 and 3rd place $25.

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Troop 29: Final Roster for Nov Trip

HIKING & ADVENTURE RACE  11/16-18  Treasure Valley, Rutland MA

November 7 was the deadline for signing up for the November trip.   Since the PLC meeting was cancelled, we may not have been able to get your permission slip.   Please contact Doug Hartnett ASAP at dhartnett@highpointeng.com.   We need a final count so that we can buy the proper amount of food. These are the confirmed scout attendees.

  • Kinley Baird
  • Andy Pritchard
  • Austin Conatser
  • Pat Peterson
  • Brendan Ryan
  • Andrew Cook
  • Ethan Szilniczky
  • Robert Sinibaldi
  • David Roche
  • Matthew Pepin
  • Andrew Hartnett
  • Justin Chander

Thanks all for your attention and help,  Bob Latshaw

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Troop News: Tonight’s (11/7) Mtgs Cancelled

Due to the weather, both PLC and Troop Committee meeting will be cancelled.

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