Monthly Archives: May 2013

Troop News: Memorial Day Parade Tomorrow!

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE TOMORROW – Monday 5/27

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 27th in your uniform, unless you are playing in a school band for this event. Adults that can walk with the troop is appreciated, 2 deep leadership applies to this event.   Please contact Kevin if  you are able to participate at kevinc@agpgas.com

  • Time: please arrive between 10:00am – 10:15am. Parade will begin around 10:30
  • Location: between the United Methodist Church parking lot and the museum.
  • What to bring: Be in your uniform. Apply sunscreen before and bring water, comfortable shoes/sneakers

Set up for Memorial Day Parade at Town Common

Troop 29 has volunteered as a service project to help set up for the parade.  The set up involves assisting with loading of water, chairs, flags and coolers to the common and setting up some tents. Set up team also go to Dean College for podium and platform.

  • Time: 7:15am May 27th
  • Location: VFW
  • What to bring: If you can, please bring a cooler with ice and water for the guests and veterans that will be sitting at the platform – it will be a very warm day and this will be very welcomed!

If you are being dropped off to support set up, please coordinate a ride home, the set up will be completed before the parade.

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Please bring back any troop camping gear from April’s trip.
  • Don’t forget to bring in your May trip permission slips and indicate how you, as an adult, can support this trip.  Canoe Trip 062113 Perm

ATTN PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE PARTICIPANTS

  • This Wednesday’s troop meeting  is the last meeting before the deadline for Mr. Jolie to review and sign off on the merit badge items for the June COH..
  • Mr. Jolie will be on the June canoe trip and will also drop in during summer camp- but those scouts won’t receive the badge until the fall COH.

 

CANOEING THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, CAMPTON, NH  6/21-23

  • This promises to be a very fun trip, an 11 mile paddle down the beautiful Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Other than the Maine High Adventure trip, this will be the longest canoe trip the troop has taken in recent history.
  • There are a limited number of canoes for this trip.
  • It is very important that you register early so we can get an accurate count of scouts that plan to attend. While the recent bike trip was a lot of fun, the large number of late registrants made things very difficult for the trip organizers.

–       A few points before we describe the trip

  • Even though this trip requires experience handling a canoe and also requires participants to have the swimming merit badge, all scouts are invited.
  • Scouts that do not participate in the canoeing activity can work on rank advancement at base camp.  We will rejoin you mid-afternoon.
  • The base camp offering depends on us getting enough adult supervision to run a separate session. So, parents of base camp scouts, the best way to ensure that we can offer this option is for you to volunteer to help at base camp.
  • For new scouts, this is also a reminder that any new scout that plans to attend summer camp must sleep over one night on a weekend camping trip with a parent. This is the last troop trip before summer camp.

–       Trip description

  • We will camp in Campton New Hampshire at the Branch Brook Campground http://www.campnh.com/
  • This is a full service campground so it has pools and activity areas. Fun, fun, fun!
  • The campground is 150 miles from Franklin
  • The outfitter will take us to the start of our canoe trip in the morning
  • We will have lunch on the river and be back in camp mid-afternoon
  • Since we have to rent canoes and we are staying in a full service campground, this trip is a little more expensive than usual, the fee is $40
  • Since we need to plan out which scout is going in which canoe, late registrations are highly disruptive and not appreciated. Please register on time.
  • The permission slip has a place for you to indicate if you have a canoe that you can offer to bring on the trip.    Canoe Trip 062113 Perm
  • There will be a separate announcement regarding the proper clothing for this trip.
  • Any questions contact Bob Latshaw at boblatshaw@yahoo.com

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 5/20/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Please bring back any troop camping gear from May’s trip.
  • Don’t forget to bring in your June trip permission slips and indicate how you, as an adult, can support this trip.   Canoe Trip 062113 Perm

CANOEING THE PEMIGEWASSET RIVER, CAMPTON, NH  6/21-23

  • This promises to be a very fun trip, an 11 mile paddle down the beautiful Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Other than the Maine High Adventure trip, this will be the longest canoe trip the troop has taken in recent history.
  • There are a limited number of canoes for this trip.
  • It is very important that you register early so we can get an accurate count of scouts that plan to attend. While the recent bike trip was a lot of fun, the large number of late registrants made things very difficult for the trip organizers.
–       A few points before we describe the trip
  • Even though this trip requires experience handling a canoe and also requires participants to have the swimming merit badge, all scouts are invited.
  • Scouts that do not participate in the canoeing activity can work on rank advancement at base camp.  We will rejoin you mid-afternoon.
  • The base camp offering depends on us getting enough adult supervision to run a separate session. So, parents of base camp scouts, the best way to ensure that we can offer this option is for you to volunteer to help at base camp.
  • For new scouts, this is also a reminder that any new scout that plans to attend summer camp must sleep over one night on a weekend camping trip with a parent. This is the last troop trip before summer camp.
–       Trip description
  • We will camp in Campton New Hampshire at the Branch Brook Campground http://www.campnh.com/
  • This is a full service campground so it has pools and activity areas. Fun, fun, fun!
  • The campground is 150 miles from Franklin
  • The outfitter will take us to the start of our canoe trip in the morning
  • We will have lunch on the river and be back in camp mid-afternoon
  • Since we have to rent canoes and we are staying in a full service campground, this trip is a little more expensive than usual, the fee is $40
  • Since we need to plan out which scout is going in which canoe, late registrations are highly disruptive and not appreciated. Please register on time.
  • The permission slip has a place for you to indicate if you have a canoe that you can offer to bring on the trip.    Canoe Trip 062113 Perm
  • There will be a separate announcement regarding the proper clothing for this trip.
  • Any questions contact Bob Latshaw at boblatshaw@yahoo.com

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – Monday 5/27

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 27th in your uniform, unless you are playing in a school band for this event. Adults that can walk with the troop is appreciated, 2 deep leadership applies to this event.   Please contact Mr. Cronin if  you are able to participate at kevinc@agpgas.com

  • Time: please arrive between 10:00am – 10:15am. Parade will begin around 10:30
  • Location: between the United Methodist Church parking lot and the museum.
  • What to bring: Be in your uniform. Apply sunscreen before and bring water, comfortable shoes/sneakers

Set up for Memorial Day Parade at Town Common

Troop 29 has volunteered as a service project to help set up for the parade.  The set up involves assisting with loading of water, chairs, flags and coolers to the common and setting up some tents. Set up team also go to Dean College for podium and platform.

  • Time: 7:15am May 27th
  • Location: VFW
  • What to bring: If you can, please bring a cooler with ice and water for the guests and veterans that will be sitting at the platform – it will be a very warm day and this will be very welcomed!

If you are being dropped off to support set up, please coordinate a ride home, the set up will be completed before the parade.

YOUTH MEDIUM SCOUT SHIRT

The Roche’s have a youth medium scout uniform shirt to give  to anyone who needs it or knows someone who could in the future.  Please contact Jean at  jean.roche@comcast.net.

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 5/13/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • If you have not already done so, please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Please bring back any troop camping gear from April’s trip.
  • Don’t forget to bring in your May trip permission slips and indicate how you, as an adult, can support this trip.

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – Monday 5/27

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 27th in your uniform, unless you are playing in a school band for this event. Adults that can walk with the troop is appreciated, 2 deep leadership applies to this event.   Please contact Kevin if  you are able to participate at kevinc@agpgas.com

  • Time: please arrive between 10:00am – 10:15am. Parade will begin around 10:30
  • Location: between the United Methodist Church parking lot and the museum.
  • What to bring: Be in your uniform. Apply sunscreen before and bring water, comfortable shoes/sneakers

Set up for Memorial Day Parade at Town Common

Troop 29 has volunteered as a service project to help set up for the parade.  The set up involves assisting with loading of water, chairs, flags and coolers to the common and setting up some tents. Set up team also go to Dean College for podium and platform.

  • Time: 7:15am May 27th
  • Location: VFW
  • What to bring: If you can, please bring a cooler with ice and water for the guests and veterans that will be sitting at the platform – it will be a very warm day and this will be very welcomed!

If you are being dropped off to support set up, please coordinate a ride home, the set up will be completed before the parade.

5/17-19TH:  BIKING CAMP BUXTON RHOBOTH, MA  

PACKING LIST

1. Scouts should be sure to bring the following on the bike ride
– A small pack, like a school book bag, to carry gear on bike ride
– 1 Quart water bottle
– Lightweight rain jacket
– Bike, no BMX type bikes
– Helmet

2. Adults that are biking should be sure to bring the following
– A small pack to carry gear
– Water bottle
– Lightweight rain jacket
– Assortment of basic tools to repair a flat tire or adjust the seat height on a bike. Things like a couple of adjustable wrenches, a pair of needle nose pliers, allen wrenches
– A small portable pump
– I will give you a patch kit
– I will give you some wet-wipes
– First aid items – large bandaids, gauze pads, medical tape
– Sunscreen
– Bike
– Helmet – All bike riders, including adults, must have a helmet

3. A request to all scout families
– Do you have a small portable bike pump that you can lend to our adult bike riders? If so please bring it to this week’s meeting. Please put your name on the pump

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 5/6/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Please provide summer camp final $180 (total of $360) installment payment to Mr. Cook .
  • Please bring back any troop camping gear from April’s trip.
  • Don’t forget to bring in your May trip permission slips and indicate how you, as an adult, can support this trip.

EAGLE COH THANK YOU!

  • Thank you for all the scouts that came to the COH yesterday.  Pat McLaughlin said it best, it is you, scouts, that make scouting fun and memorable.  Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule on a beautiful day to help make this final step for our Eagle scouts memorable.
  • Thank you to the parents and leaders that assisted with all of the supplies, setting up, refreshments enabling this COH to be a smooth effort.

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
  • Please let us know if you will arrive late or leave early so that we can prepare  Bike_trip_Buxton_05-17-13_permslip

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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