• We may have webelos at our meeting on Wed – please warmly great them so that they feel welcome at our troop.
  • Please let Bob Latshaw know if you plan to attend the June 21-23 Canoe Trip  – it is important to reserve canoes now.


Scouts will be doing a review of cooking at the 3/20th meeting.  To help with this review, each scout is asked to bring in a canned item.  At the end of the meeting, these canned goods will be donated to the Franklin Food Pantry.  More details of the nature of the canned foods will be discussed in their patrols this week.


We will have 6 new scouts join our troop from Pack 92!  We will need 6 if our scouts to attend their Blue and Gold on Sunday, 3/24, at noon.  Please let Mr. Cronin know at this week’s troop meeting if you could attend to welcome the boys into our troop.

MARCH 22-24 MERIT BADGE/RANK ADVANCEMENT @ Cachalot Scout Reservation in Plymouth

Some new information about our trip this weekend – please read….

  • The campsite is near a pond and consider bringing your fishing poles.  Adults, you will need a fishing license if you plan to fish.
  • It can still get cold this time of year,s o scouts should bring COLD WEATHER gear as described in the attached.
  • The water jugs that were handed out at our cancelled Feb campout are still with the boys whom they were assigned in Feb.  Please return them at our scout meeting this Wed so that they can be re-distributed to the scouts on this trip.
  • A new slot for merit badges has been added from 3:30 – 5:30 to include Cycling and Fingerprinting.  Please let your patrol leader know on Wed if you would like to participate in one of these.
  • Troop 29 Camping Checklist


It is time to begin sign ups for summer camp.  Our week at Camp Squanto is Sunday, July 14th, through Saturday, July 20th.  Summer camp is a great opportunity to earn a few merit badges and to get to know your fellow scouts.  For scouts 13 and over, we may be able to arrange an alternate camp experience that same week.  Some rough details appear below.  Please read and contact Tim Cook with the requested info at  Thanks.
Tim will collect deposits two weeks from now with final payments due around the middle of May.  At this point, Tim would just like to get some numbers together to gauge interest in the two options.  Please take a look at the brief descriptions below and let him know your interest this week.  If I can get some rough numbers together in advance of the kick-off meeting next Monday, that would be a big help!  Here are the details I have now:
Traditional Camp Squanto – cost approximately $350 to $370 – Scouts of any age can attend.
  • Scouts earn merit badges and participate in some evening activities.
  • Last year’s information is on their website:
  • Expect updated info (cost and merit badge selections in particular) next week.
Maritime Adventure crew – cost estimated at $425-$450 – May be available to scouts 13 and older.  Would only be appropriate for scouts who have been camping with us on our regular troop outings.
  • This program would be limited in terms of the number of scouts based upon a number of factors.
  • We would be the only troop attending Squanto to participate in this program.  They offered it last year, but there were no takers.
  • Several details are yet to be determined, but Tim can only pursue it if we have enough interest and adult volunteers.
  • Here is information about the proposed experience:
    • Scouts participating in this option would arrive at camp on Sunday, July 14th, participate in swim checks, eat dinner, and camp for Sunday night with the rest of our troop.
    • The maritime crew would depart camp Monday morning and meet our guide just across the bridge on the cape.
    • The crew would spend the next 4 days/nights between Barnstable and Chatham, pursuing a schedule much like the one listed here in this brochure:  The program would be run by Cape Cod and the Islands Council, just as in the brochure.
    • Exceptions are that less biking is involved and there would not be a whale watch.
    • Scouts would need packs, sleeping bags and personal gear/clothes.  All tents, bikes, food, cooking gear, and other equipment are provided for us.
    • On Friday afternoon, the maritime crew would return to Camp Squanto, have dinner with the rest of the troop, camp in our campsite and return to Franklin Saturday morning.
Please get back to me as soon as possible on behalf of your scout with the following:
Scout’s name
Can parent volunteer? (full week, first half of week, last half of week, not at all)
Option 1, 2, 3, or 4  (2 and 3 only apply to scouts 13 and older)
1) Will attend traditional camp
2) Will attend maritime camp if numbers, volunteers, and details work out, otherwise will attend traditional camp
3) Will only attend if maritime camp works out
4) Scout cannot attend camp this summer
Again, Tim can only pursue the maritime option if enough people reply.  Please send him a quick note with this info to


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

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