Monthly Archives: November 2013

Troop News: Week of 11/26/13

Happy Thanksgiving!

THIS WEEK – NO TROOP MEETING

12/14 OVERNIGHT AT THE “Y”

  • Too cold outside to swim or play basketball?  Ah, but Troop 29 will have the run of the YMCA in Franklin on the night of Saturday December 14th !  We will have access to the pool, pizza for dinner, and afterwards the opportunity for basketball, dodge ball, games and a movie.  The trip will start on Saturday night and end on Sunday morning.  Since this event is local, we will not be gathering at the VFW.Here is the information about the trip.
  • Schedule
    • Saturday, December 14th at 6:00 PM – Meet at the YMCA at 45 Forge Hill Road in Franklin, MA
    • Sunday, December 15th 7:00 AM – Pick up at the YMCA.  Please be prompt on Sunday morning for the pickup
  • Activities:  Pizza dinner at 6:30, Games in the gym until 8pm, Swimming 8pm – 9pm.  YMCA life guards will be on hand during this time. Open gym for games and movie
  • Cost:  $20/person    YMCA_Permission_Slip_12-14-2013
  • Adult Help:  Supervision – we need adults to stay overnight and supervise the scouts
  • Scouts should bring a sleeping bag, a swimsuit, towel, a plastic bag for wet items, a change of clothes, and wash up gear
  • Food:  We will have pizza delivered.  Patrols will be assigned to bring drinks and snacks

TROOP RECHARTERING – DUE 12/11

Rechartering forms were distributed last week and will be available at this week’s troop meeting as well. Registration fees ($65 per scout, plus $12 for Boys Life, if wanted) are due by Dec. 11.

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR – CHANGE IN DATES

  • We have changed the dates to be:  Saturday, January 11, 2014 and Saturday, May 17, 2014.
  • The ceremonies will start at 4:00pm & setup starts at 2:00pm.
  • Please update your calendars and we hope that all the scouts and their families will be able to attend to celebrate the achievements of their peers.

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   It’s important for our scouts to have counselors available for all white rings which are needed for Eagle Rank and a broad variety of green rings. The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject.  There are no counselors for First Aid or Emergency Preparedness!

The Troop has only one counselor for most of the white ring needed for Eagle.  See Anna for details.

Don’t be intimidated by the subject matter. Most of the merit badge requirements can be done by studying the merit badge booklets. A complete list of merit badge subjects and requirements can be found at www.meritbadge.org. The MB Counselor registration form can be found on our website, www.troop29franklin.com.  Please see Jeff Schwartz or Anna dos Santos to sign up!

RADIO MERIT BADGE

Mark Hofstra, the Pack 92 Secretary , offered to be a Merit Badge councilor for the Radio Merit badge.  He is a licensed HAM Radio operator.  If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Mr. Jolie at steven.jolie@multiplan.com

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 Monday

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Message from Mr. Cronin

This Sunday we will replace the misslettes at St. Mary after the 5pm mass.   Could use all hands. Please let me know if you can come.   We will have pizza prior to doing the missletes, we should be done in a  hour.   Plenty time for the game.   This counts as community time.

kevinc@agpgas.com

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Troop News: Week of 11/18/13

There are a number of updates in our post this week…

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Notify Jeff if you will be able to help bring poles on the trip
  • If you have not already done so, please bring in your $120 for chocolate.
  • Please bring your permissions slip for our November trip.  Treasure Valley PermSlip 11-22-2013

11/22 – 11/23 MONKEY BRIDGE BUILDING @ TREASURE VALLEY

TROOP RECHARTERING – DUE 12/11

Rechartering forms were distributed last week and will be available at this week’s troop meeting as well. Registration fees ($65 per scout, plus $12 for Boys Life, if wanted) are due by Dec. 11.

FRIENDS OF FRANKLIN – THANKSGIVING DELIVERIES

  • The Friends of Franklin are preparing for their Thanksgiving food deliveries to approximately 200 families.  Deliveries will be on Sunday, Nov 24th starting at 10am at the Clark Cutler McDermott’s facility located at 130 Constitution Boulevard Franklin.
  • Jennifer Parella will be the contact for families interested in driving on Sunday.  Please contact her at jenniferparrella@comcast.net  if you are able to help.
  • With respect to Christmas, they will be delivering on December 22nd

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR – CHANGE IN DATES

  • Due to schedule changes at FUMC, Troop 29 needed to reconsider the dates for our Eagle COH
  • After speaking with the families of our future eagle scouts, we have changed the dates to be:
    • Saturday, January 11, 2014
    • Saturday, May 17, 2014.
  • The ceremonies will start at 4:00pm & setup starts at 2:00pm.
  • Please update your calendars and we hope that all the scouts and their families will be able to attend to celebrate the achievements of their peers.

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   It’s important for our scouts to have counselors available for all white rings which are needed for Eagle Rank and a broad variety of green rings. The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject.  There are no counselors for First Aid or Emergency Preparedness!

The Troop has only one counselor for:

    • Citizenship in the Community
    • Citizenship in the Nation
    • Citizenship in the World
    • Communications
    • Personal Fitness
    • Lifesaving
    • Environmental Science
    • Camping
    • Cycling
    • Swimming
    • Sustainability

Don’t be intimidated by the subject matter. Most of the merit badge requirements can be done by studying the merit badge booklets. A complete list of merit badge subjects and requirements can be found at www.meritbadge.org. The MB Counselor registration form can be found on our website, www.troop29franklin.com.  Please see Jeff Schwartz or Anna dos Santos to sign up!

RADIO MERIT BADGE

Mark Hofstra, the Pack 92 Secretary , offered to be a Merit Badge councilor for the Radio Merit badge.  He is a licensed HAM Radio operator.  If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Mr. Jolie at steven.jolie@multiplan.com

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 Monday

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Troop News: Week of 11/12/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Reminder:  The merit badge class for Citizenship in the World will be offered starting on 11/13, at 6:00pm, just before the troop meeting.  
  • Please bring the following :

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   It’s important for our scouts to have counselors available for all white rings which are needed for Eagle Rank and a broad variety of green rings. The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject.  There are no counselors for First Aid or Emergency Preparedness!

The Troop has only one counselor for:

    • Citizenship in the Community
    • Citizenship in the Nation
    • Citizenship in the World
    • Communications
    • Personal Fitness
    • Lifesaving
    • Environmental Science
    • Camping
    • Cycling
    • Swimming
    • Sustainability

Don’t be intimidated by the subject matter. Most of the merit badge requirements can be done by studying the merit badge booklets. A complete list of merit badge subjects and requirements can be found at www.meritbadge.org. The MB Counselor registration form can be found on our website, www.troop29franklin.com.  Please see Jeff Schwartz or Anna dos Santos to sign up!

11/22 – 11/23 CAMP OUT – MONKEY BRIDGE BUILDING @ TREASURE VALLEY

monkey-bridge project
For the November Camp-out, the project is to build a Monkey Bridge.  This project will prove out our knot tying and lashing skills.      Treasure Valley PermSlip 11-22-2013

RADIO MERIT BADGE

Mark Hofstra, the Pack 92 Secretary , offered to be a Merit Badge councilor for the Radio Merit badge.  He is a licensed HAM Radio operator.  If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Mr. Jolie at steven.jolie@multiplan.com

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 Monday

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Troop News: Week of 11/4/13

THIS WEEK – COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • 6:30pm Charter School – Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)
  • 7:30pm – Troop Committee Meeting.  All parents are encouraged to attend
  • Please bring the following :
    • If you have not already done so, please bring in your $120 and there are still openings to sign up at venues to sell your chocolate.
    • Please bring in your permissions slip for our November trip.  Treasure Valley PermSlip 11-22-2013

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   It’s important for our scouts to have counselors available for all white rings which are needed for Eagle Rank and a broad variety of green rings. The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject.  There are no counselors for First Aid or Emergency Preparedness!

The Troop has only one counselor for:

    • Citizenship in the Community
    • Citizenship in the Nation
    • Citizenship in the World
    • Communications
    • Personal Fitness
    • Lifesaving
    • Environmental Science
    • Camping
    • Cycling
    • Swimming
    • Sustainability

Don’t be intimidated by the subject matter. Most of the merit badge requirements can be done by studying the merit badge booklets. A complete list of merit badge subjects and requirements can be found at www.meritbadge.org. The MB Counselor registration form can be found on our website, www.troop29franklin.com.  Please see Jeff Schwartz or Anna dos Santos to sign up!

11/22 – 11/23 CAMP OUT – MONKEY BRIDGE BUILDING @ TREASURE VALLEY

monkey-bridge project
For the November Camp-out, the project is to build a Monkey Bridge – a rope bridge that can be used to cross small streams or ravines and can be assembled from several small ropes and wooden poles using simple lashings and knots.   The bridge itself is held together simply by the tension of the ropes.  It actually get’s stronger when you are walking across!     
This project will prove out our knot tying and lashing skills.    The materials we will use are 50′ of 1″ rope for the bottom rail, 100′ of 1/2″ rope for the hand rails, and 100′ of 1/4″ rope cut into 10′ lengths for the side stays.   We will have to build two cross frames for the bridge supports using two types of lashings, then assemble the rope and support sections to make the bridge.
Here is some additional information on the bridge & the permission slip.  Treasure Valley PermSlip 11-22-2013
Monkey-Bridge Flyer

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD

Reminder:  The merit badge class for Citizenship in the World will be offered starting on 11/13, at 6:00pm, just before the troop meeting.  

RADIO MERIT BADGE

Mark Hofstra, the Pack 92 Secretary , offered to be a Merit Badge councilor for the Radio Merit badge.  He is a licensed HAM Radio operator.  If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Mr. Jolie at steven.jolie@multiplan.com

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 Monday

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