Monthly Archives: December 2013

Troop News: Week of 12/23/13

There will be no meetings 12/25 or 1/1.  

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR – SATURDAY 1/11/14

  • On January 11th at 4:00pm, Troop 29 will hold an Eagle COH at the Franklin United Methodist Church, 82 West Central Street.   All families are encouraged to attend to honor these scouts for their accomplishment.  All scouts are expected to attend and several will need to participate in the ceremony.
  • At the PLC meeting on 1/8, 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 3:00pm on 1/11, for rehearsal.
  • Please email Anna dos Santos (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) to let her know if your scout can attend.
  • 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.
  • 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

NEXT MEETINGS 1/8/14

  • 1/8 will be the PLC (6:30pm) and Troop Committee meeting (7:30pm)
  • During our break – if you have not yet already, please contact Anna dos Santos regarding the following:
    • Verbal response to the Klondike (scouts and adults)
    • Verbal response for West Point (scouts and adults)
    • Able to attend Eagle COH 1/11/14

WEST POINT TRIP 5/2 – 5/4/14

  • Troop 29 has been invited to the 52nd Annual West Point Invitational Camporee to be held 5/2/14-5/4/14, in West Point, NY.  This camporee is organized and run by the cadets of West Point and bring together thousands of scouts from the East and Mid-west to share and compete in fun, but challenging, leadership and team building events. .  The Camporee Registration Form and payment are due to West Point by 1/15/14, however, so we must get a headcount of scout and adult attendees ASAP.
  • If you have not already let us know if your scout can attend, please email Anna dos Santos, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net, to RSVP.

KLONDIKE DATE CHANGED TO 1/31 – 2/1

  • Please note another change in our Troop’s Event Schedule.  The Seven Rivers Klondike event has been moved from January 24 & 25 to January 31 & February 1, and will be held at Camp Norse in Kingston.
  • Please contact  Anna dos Santos at anna.dossantos@comcast.net to RSVP for Klondike.

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

Make a New Years resolution to become more involved in the troop.  The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   The Troop has only one counselor for most of the white ring needed for Eagle.  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!

 COOKING MERIT BADGE

As of January 1st, Cooking Merit Badge becomes a Required Merit Badge for the Rank of Eagle Scout.  For More Info on the Change Click Here!

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 12/16/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Please bring the following :   
    • Rechartering forms and fees ($65/scout plus $12 for Boys Life)
    • Merit Badge Councilor Registration
    • Verbal response to the Klondike
    • Verbal response for West Point

WEST POINT TRIP 5/2 – 5/4/14

 Troop 29 has been invited to the 52nd Annual West Point Invitational Camporee to be held 5/2/14-5/4/14, in West Point, NY.  This camporee is organized and run by the cadets of West Point and bring together thousands of scouts from the East and Mid-west to share and compete in fun, but challenging, leadership and team building events. More information will be available at the 12/18 troop meeting.  The Camporee Registration Form and payment are due to West Point by 1/15/14, however, so we must get a headcount of scout and adult attendees ASAP. If you will not be at the 12/18 troop meeting, please email Anna dos Santos, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net, to RSVP.

KLONDIKE DATE CHANGED TO 1/31 – 2/1

  • Please note another change in our Troop’s Event Schedule.  The Seven Rivers Klondike event has been moved from January 24 & 25 to January 31 & February 1, and will be held at Camp Norse in Kingston.
  • The Troop needs to know which scouts and adults will be attending Klondike by our December 18 troop meeting, at the latest.
  • Please contact  Anna dos Santos at the Dec. 11th or 18th meetings or email her at anna.dossantos@comcast.net to RSVP for Klondike.

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.

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject, which are needed for Eagle Rank.  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!

 

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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Corrected # for Marty Ryan

Marty Ryan’s e-mail was incorrect in former e-mail.  His correct one is 508-685-9638.

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The Y Is Still On Tonight!

We are still on for a fun evening at the Y.

Parents, please give yourself extra time so that you are able to pick up your scout at 7am promptly tomorrow morning.

Marty Ryan is the coordinator of the event.  Please call him at 508-685-9638 if you need to reach him.

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Troop News: Week of 12/9/13

THIS WEEK – TROOP MEETING

  • Please bring the following :   
    • Permission slip for the Y overnight – event is this Saturday
    • Rechartering forms and fees
    • Merit Badge Councilor Registration
    • Verbal response to the Klondike

TROOP RECHARTERING – DUE 12/11

 Registration fees ($65 per scout, plus $12 for Boys Life, if wanted) are due by Dec. 11.

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

KLONDIKE DATE CHANGED TO 1/31 – 2/1

  • Please note another change in our Troop’s Event Schedule.  The Seven Rivers Klondike event has been moved from January 24 & 25 to January 31 & February 1, and will be held at Camp Norse in Kingston.
  • The Troop needs to know which scouts and adults will be attending Klondike by our December 18 troop meeting, at the latest.
  • Please contact  Anna dos Santos at the Dec. 11th or 18th meetings or email her at anna.dossantos@comcast.net to RSVP for Klondike.

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.

MERIT BADGE COUNCILORS NEEDED

The Troop needs you to consider becoming a merit badge counselor.   The Troop would like to have at least 2 counselors for each white ring subject, which are needed for Eagle Rank.  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!

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 12/2/13

THIS WEEK – COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  • Patrol Leaders Please Note: The PLC Meeting on Wed., 12/4, will begin at 6:00pm and will last for 90 minutes. The extra time will be used to do some advance planning for the next 7 months.
  • 7:30pm – Troop Committee Meeting.  All parents are encouraged to attend
  • Please bring the following :   
    • Permission slip for the Y overnight
    • Rechartering forms and fees
    • Merit Badge Councilor Registration

KLONDIKE DATE CHANGED TO 1/31 – 2/1

  • Please note another change in our Troop’s Event Schedule.  The Seven Rivers Klondike event has been moved from January 24 & 25 to January 31 & February 1, and will be held at Camp Norse in Kingston.
  • The Troop needs to know which scouts and adults will be attending Klondike by our December 18 troop meeting, at the latest.
  • Please contact  Anna dos Santos at the Dec. 11th or 18th meetings or email her at anna.dossantos@comcast.net to RSVP for Klondike.

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.

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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