Monthly Archives: April 2013

Troop News: Week of 4/29/13

EAGLE COH THIS SUNDAY 5/5 2pm –

EAGLE VOLUNTEERS & DESSERTS NEEDED

  • On May 5, 2013 at 2:00pm, Troop 29 will hold an Eagle COH for Patrick McLaughlin, Justin Chander, Adam Shanahan and Evan Dean, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, on East Central Street.   All families are encouraged to attend to honor these scouts for their accomplishment.  We particularly need scouts to attend and participate in the ceremony.
  • We will be having a reception immediately following the ceremony celebrating our Eagle Scouts.
    • Families with last name from A-D please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, etc)
    • Families with last name from E-Z please bring a dessert
  •  Scouts need to arrive by 1:15 to rehearse.
  • We need more Eagle scouts to attend.  Please let Anna dos Santos know if you will be going.    anna.dossantos@comcast.net

THIS WEEK – COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • The PLC meet will be held this week at 6:30pm
  • The Troop Committee meeting at 7:30pm – at the Charter School.  All parents are welcome to attend.
  • If you have not yet, please provide summer camp first installment payment.
  • Bring in your May trip permission slips.
  • Reminder – Personal Merit badge meeting taking place TONIGHT at 7pm.

5/17-19TH:  BIKING ON EAST BAY BIKE PATH RI, CAMP BUXTON RHOBOTH, MA

  • Biking the East Bay Bike Path, a beautiful path of 29 miles from Bristol RI to East Providence, RI. http://www.dot.ri.gov/bikeri/east_bay_bike_path.asp
  • Scouts must not bring BMX style bikes. Scouts must have a multi-gear bike to complete this trip. So start planning now if you need to borrow a bike for the trip.
  • Bikes must be in good repair. We will refuse a scout from the trip if their bike is not in good repair.
  • Scouts must wear a helmet

                Lots of Adult Help Needed! How Can You Help?

  • Carry bikes on your bike rack.
  • Set up a lunch station
  • Ride with the scouts – to be able to split up scouts based on ability
  • Along the route in case of an emergency

SUMMER CAMP :  7/14 – 7/20th

  • Cost is $360.   $180 due by April 24th and balance due by May 8th.
  • Scouts and adults – now is the time to decide on summer camp.  Camp is a great opportunity to earn a few merit badges and to get to know your fellow scouts.
  • At this time we do not think the maritime adventure option will be feasible, but if we get enough adult volunteers, the troop will be happy to revisit this option.

TROOP COH 6/19

Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.   All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.  Please plan accordingly.

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 4/22/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Please provide summer camp first installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Bring in your April and May trip permission slips.
  • Personal Merit badge meeting rescheduled from  Wed the 24th to Monday the 29th.  7-8pm at the charter school.  There will be a scout meeting in the cafeteria at that time, so we will be on the right side.
  • If you have any troop camping gear that has not been brought back – please do so this Wed as we prepare for April’s trip.

4/26-28TH:  NOBSCOT SCOUT RESERVATION FRAMINGHAM, MA

  • Focus of the trip will be on orienteering skills and a bit of hiking.   Scouts will need to have a proper compass for this trip.
  • Please see the attached permission slip. Nobscot 04-26-13 Permslip
  • Please see the attached trip overview.  2013 04 Nobscot
  • We will camp 1/2 mile from the parking lot.   Please pack gear so that it can easily be carried this distance.  In addition, do not plan to use the large Coleman stoves.  Meals should be planned using backpacking stove or fire.

5/17-19TH:  BIKING ON EAST BAY BIKE PATH RI, CAMP BUXTON RHOBOTH, MA

  • We are heading back to the East Bay Bike Path, a beautiful path from Bristol RI to East Providence, RI. This has been our favorite bike trip. http://www.dot.ri.gov/bikeri/east_bay_bike_path.asp
  • The bike trip is 29 miles.
  • Scouts must not bring BMX style bikes. We know from experience that scouts must have a multi-gear bike to complete this trip. So start planning now if you need to borrow a bike for the trip.
  • Bikes must be in good repair. We will refuse a scout from the trip if their bike is not in good repair. (We have experience here too).
  • Scouts must wear a helmet

                Lots of Adult Help Needed! How Can You Help?

  • We are sending out this announcement early because this trip requires a lot of adult help. There are a lot of logistics that go into this trip and we need all of the help that we can get. You don’t have to ride a bike, you can be part of the support team.
  • The first way that you can help is by indicating on the permission slip if you can help carry bikes on your bike rack.  Here are just a few other ways that you can help.
  1. We need to get the bikes from Franklin, to the campsite, to the bike path, back to the campsite, and back to Franklin.
  2. We need adults to set up a lunch station at the halfway point of the trip.
  3. We need adults to ride with the scouts. We need enough adults to split up the scouts by ability.
  4. We need adults to be on call along the route in case of an emergency.
  • As always we realize that you may have other commitments, but please let us know if you plan to arrive late or leave early. There are a lot of moving parts on this trip and unexpected changes are very disruptive.
  • So, I’m sure you get the message by now, we need your help.
  • The fee for this trip is $25 – adults are free    Bike_trip_Buxton_05-17-13_permslip

SUMMER CAMP :  7/14 – 7/20th

  • Cost is $360.   $180 due by April 24th and balance due by May 8th.
  • Scouts and adults – now is the time to decide on summer camp.  Camp is a great opportunity to earn a few merit badges and to get to know your fellow scouts.
  • At this time we do not think the maritime adventure option will be feasible, but if we get enough adult volunteers, the troop will be happy to revisit this option.
  • Please send the following info to timcook@adaptinvest.com.  Thanks.
    • Scout’s name
    • Can parent volunteer? (full week, first half of week, last half of week, not at all)
 

EAGLE COH SUNDAY 5/5 2pm – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

On May 5, 2013 at 2:00pm, Troop 29 will hold an Eagle COH for Patrick McLaughlin, Justin Chander, Adam Shanahan and Evan Dean, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, on East Central Street.   All families are encouraged to attend to honor these scouts for their accomplishment.  We particularly need scouts to attend and participate in the ceremony.

At the troop meeting on April 24, scouts will be assigned to various roles for the ceremony so we must know whether or not they will be able to attend the Eagle COH.  Scouts will need to arrive by 1:00pm on May 5, for rehearsal. If your scout will not be at the next troop meeting but will be able to attend the COH, please email Anna dos Santos (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) to let her know.

Adult volunteers, especially from the families of our younger scouts, are needed in order to provide continuity for future courts of honor.  Adults are needed to order and pickup the Eagle cake, setup the refreshment tables, and assist with the setup of the COH tables for the ceremony.  Much of the process is documented, so it’s pretty easy work!  Please email Anna dos Santos (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you’d like to volunteer.

TROOP COH 6/19

Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.   All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.  Please plan accordingly.

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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May 5th Eagle COH – Volunteers Needed

On May 5, 2013 at 2:00pm, Troop 29 will hold an Eagle COH for Patrick McLaughlin, Justin Chander, Adam Shanahan and Evan Dean, at the Franklin United Methodist Church, on East Central Street.   All families are encouraged to attend to honor these scouts for their accomplishment.  We particularly need scouts to attend and participate in the ceremony.

At the troop meeting on April 24, scouts will be assigned to various roles for the ceremony so we must know whether or not they will be able to attend the Eagle COH.  Scouts will need to arrive by 1:00pm on May 5, for rehearsal. If your scout will not be at the next troop meeting but will be able to attend the COH, please email Anna dos Santos (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) to let her know.

Adult volunteers, especially from the families of our younger scouts, are needed in order to provide continuity for future courts of honor.  Adults are needed to order and pickup the Eagle cake, setup the refreshment tables, and assist with the setup of the COH tables for the ceremony.  Much of the process is documented, so it’s pretty easy work!  Please email Anna dos Santos (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you’d like to volunteer.

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Troop News: Week of 4/15/13

THIS WEEK –  NO TROOP MEETING

Hope you are enjoying school vacation week!

4/26-28TH:  NOBSCOT SCOUT RESERVATION FRAMINGHAM, MA

  • Focus of the trip will be on orienteering skills and a bit of hiking.   Scouts will need to have a proper compass for this trip.
  • Please see the attached permission slip. Nobscot 04-26-13 Permslip
  • Please see the attached trip overview.  2013 04 Nobscot
  • We will camp 1/2 mile from the parking lot.   Please pack gear so that it can easily be carried this distance.  In addition, do not plan to use the large Coleman stoves.  Meals should be planned using backpacking stove or fire.

5/17-19TH:  BIKING ON EAST BAY BIKE PATH RI, CAMP BUXTON RHOBOTH, MA

  • We are heading back to the East Bay Bike Path, a beautiful path from Bristol RI to East Providence, RI. This has been our favorite bike trip. http://www.dot.ri.gov/bikeri/east_bay_bike_path.asp
  • The bike trip is 29 miles.
  • Scouts must not bring BMX style bikes. We know from experience that scouts must have a multi-gear bike to complete this trip. So start planning now if you need to borrow a bike for the trip.
  • Bikes must be in good repair. We will refuse a scout from the trip if their bike is not in good repair. (We have experience here too).
  • Scouts must wear a helmet

                Lots of Adult Help Needed! How Can You Help?

  • We are sending out this announcement early because this trip requires a lot of adult help. There are a lot of logistics that go into this trip and we need all of the help that we can get. You don’t have to ride a bike, you can be part of the support team.
  • The first way that you can help is by indicating on the permission slip if you can help carry bikes on your bike rack.  Here are just a few other ways that you can help.
  1. We need to get the bikes from Franklin, to the campsite, to the bike path, back to the campsite, and back to Franklin.
  2. We need adults to set up a lunch station at the halfway point of the trip.
  3. We need adults to ride with the scouts. We need enough adults to split up the scouts by ability.
  4. We need adults to be on call along the route in case of an emergency.
  • As always we realize that you may have other commitments, but please let us know if you plan to arrive late or leave early. There are a lot of moving parts on this trip and unexpected changes are very disruptive.
  • So, I’m sure you get the message by now, we need your help.
  • The fee for this trip is $25 – adults are free    Bike_trip_Buxton_05-17-13_permslip

SUMMER CAMP :  7/14 – 7/20th

  • Cost is $360.   $180 due by April 24th and balance due by May 8th.
  • Scouts and adults – now is the time to decide on summer camp.  Camp is a great opportunity to earn a few merit badges and to get to know your fellow scouts.
  • At this time we do not think the maritime adventure option will be feasible, but if we get enough adult volunteers, the troop will be happy to revisit this option.
  • Please send the following info to timcook@adaptinvest.com.  Thanks.
    • Scout’s name
    • Can parent volunteer? (full week, first half of week, last half of week, not at all)
 

SAVE THE DATE-EAGLE COH IS SUNDAY 5/5 2pm

TROOP COH 6/19

Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.   All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.  Please plan accordingly.

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 4/8/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Please provide summer camp feedback to Mr. Cook so that we can begin to prepare.
  • Bring in your April and May trip permission slips.

4/26-28TH:  NOBSCOT SCOUT RESERVATION FRAMINGHAM, MA

  • On the April trip we will concentrate on improving our orienteering skills. We will also hike to the top of Nobscot hill from which you can see Boston. Scouts will need to have a proper compass for this trip. The troop has a couple to lend out, but since a compass is one of the 10 essentials that every scout should pack, you should really consider buying a compass. You can get a good one for $10 to $15.
  • It is important that you by the proper type of compass. It should have these features:
    • You can see a good example of the proper compass here http://www.amazon.com/Silva-2801290-Starter-1-2-3-Compass/dp/B001M5TN3W
    • Notice that this example has a rectangular clear base plate and the red arrow in the circular part of the compass (it looks kind of like a shed)
    • Please do not bring military style or small novelty compasses, they will not be sufficient for the instruction session
  • Please see the attached permission slip. Nobscot 04-26-13 Permslip
  • Please see the attached trip overview.  2013 04 Nobscot
  • We will camp 1/2 mile from the parking lot. This means that your scout should pack gear so that it can easily be carried this distance.
  • Since we are 1/2 mile from the car we do not plan to use the large Coleman stoves.  Scouts should plan meals that can be cooked on a backpacking stove or over a fire.

5/17-19TH:  BIKING ON EAST BAY BIKE PATH RI, CAMP BUXTON RHOBOTH, MA

  • We are heading back to the East Bay Bike Path, a beautiful path from Bristol RI to East Providence, RI. This has been our favorite bike trip. http://www.dot.ri.gov/bikeri/east_bay_bike_path.asp
  • The bike trip is 29 miles.
  • Scouts must not bring BMX style bikes. We know from experience that scouts must have a multi-gear bike to complete this trip. So start planning now if you need to borrow a bike for the trip.
  • Bikes must be in good repair. We will refuse a scout from the trip if their bike is not in good repair. (We have experience here too).
  • Scouts must wear a helmet

                Lots of Adult Help Needed! How Can You Help?

  • We are sending out this announcement early because this trip requires a lot of adult help. There are a lot of logistics that go into this trip and we need all of the help that we can get. You don’t have to ride a bike, you can be part of the support team.
  • The first way that you can help is by indicating on the permission slip if you can help carry bikes on your bike rack.  Here are just a few other ways that you can help.
    1. We need to get the bikes from Franklin, to the campsite, to the bike path, back to the campsite, and back to Franklin.
    2. We need adults to set up a lunch station at the halfway point of the trip.
    3. We need adults to ride with the scouts. We need enough adults to split up the scouts by ability.
    4. We need adults to be on call along the route in case of an emergency.
  • As always we realize that you may have other commitments, but please let us know if you plan to arrive late or leave early. There are a lot of moving parts on this trip and unexpected changes are very disruptive.
  • So, I’m sure you get the message by now, we need your help.
  • The fee for this trip is $25 – adults are free    Bike_trip_Buxton_05-17-13_permslip

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION & SURVEY:  7/14 – 7/20th

Tim has received very few responses so far from families of scouts wanting to attend summer camp.  Currently, only 7 scouts and 2 adults (one full week and one half week) on the list.  ALL FAMILIES please send Tim a reply even if your son is not attending camp.  Also, we really could use adult volunteers.
Please send the following info to timcook@adaptinvest.com.  Thanks.
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

SAVE THE DATE-EAGLE COH IS SUNDAY 5/5 2pm

TROOP COH 6/19

Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.   All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.  Please plan accordingly.

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 Chocolate Sales: Need Help Saturday

CHOCOLATE SALE SAT. 4/6 @ ROCHE BROS, MILLIS

We still have troop chocolate bars to sell….

Kathleen Sinibaldi has set up time from  10am-3pm on Saturday, April 6th.     At this time, only 2 scouts have said they can help.

The greatest need is from 12 – 3pm.

Please contact Mrs. Sinibaldi at kathleensfran@aol.com to let her know if you can help.

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Troop News: Week of 4/1/13

THIS WEEK – COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • The PLC meet will be held this week at 6:30pm
  • The Troop Committee meeting at 7:30pm – at the Charter School.  All parents are welcome to attend.
  • Please provide summer camp feedback to Mr. Cook so that we can begin to prepare.
  • Bring in your April trip permission slips.

CHOCOLATE SALES SAT. 4/6 @ ROCHE BROS

We still have troop chocolate bars to sell….

Kathleen Sinibaldi has set up time from  10am-3pm on Saturday, April 6th.     Please contact Mrs. Sinibaldi at kathleensfran@aol.com to let her know if you can help.

4/26-28TH:  NOBSCOT SCOUT RESERVATION FRAMINGHAM, MA

On the April trip we will concentrate on improving our orienteering skills. We will also hike to the top of Noscot hill from which you can see Boston. Scouts will need to have a proper compass for this trip. The troop has a couple to lend out, but since a compass is one of the 10 essentials that every scout should pack, you should really consider buying a compass. You can get a good one for $10 to $15.

It is important that you by the proper type of compass. It should have these features:

    • You can see a good example of the proper compass here http://www.amazon.com/Silva-2801290-Starter-1-2-3-Compass/dp/B001M5TN3W
    • Notice that this example has a rectangular clear base plate and the red arrow in the circular part of the compass (it looks kind of like a shed)
    • Please do not bring military style or small novelty compasses, they will not be sufficient for the instruction session

Please see the attached permission slip.   Nobscot 042613 Perm
Please see the attached trip overview.  2013 04 Nobscot

Scouts – note that we will hike in about 1/2 mile to our campsite, so you need to think about what sort of cooking gear you will bring.

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION & SURVEY:  7/14 – 7/20th

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 have appeared in our newsletter the last 2 weeks.
If you have not already done so, please  get back to Tim this week  at timcook@adaptinvest.com.
  • 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
Tim will begin to collect deposits  next week with final payments due around the middle of May.

SAVE THE DATE-EAGLE COH IS SUNDAY 5/5 2pm

TROOP COH 6/19

Our Spring Troop COH will be June 19 at the Charter School.   All blue cards and advancement must be submitted to Mrs. Ryan no later than June 5th to be a part of the COH.  Please plan accordingly.

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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