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Troop News 3/24/14

4/2/14  PLC and Committee Mtg.  
  • PLC at 6:30pm.
  • Committee Mtg 7:30pm.  All parents are encouraged to attend

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4/12/14:   Troop Spaghetti Dinner (fund raiser) 6pm @ Franklin United Methodist Church.   Scouts will be providing service related items to be auctioned off.   Tickets will be $5/person with a cap of $20 per immediate family.     Troop families please  bring a desert to share.

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4/15/14:   Life to Eagle Training from 7pm – 9pm.   Please contact Mr. Cronin if interested to find out further details.
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4/24/14:  Smith & Wesson Tour

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5/16 – 5/18:   Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth.

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com
A great time for scouts to earn merit badges and get to know their fellow scouts and we are looking for parent volunteers.
  • Location:   Camp Squanto   200 Cutters Field Road, Plymouth, MA 02360    http://www.campsquanto.net/
  • Cost:  $380/scout
  • Contact Tim if your scout is likely to attend by emailing Tim with the following:  Scout’s name,  Scout’s t-shirt size, Parents’ name(s), Parents’  email address, Best phone number to use, Volunteering preference (full week, first half, second half)
  • Forms:  The BSA medical form is available now  to download: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
  • Important dates:
    • 4/9  –  Paperwork will be available.
    • 4/16 – Informational meeting for parents @ troop meeting
    • 4/30 – 1st installment of camp fees is due, $190
    • 5/14 – Final fee is due, for a total of $380
    • 5/28 – All paperwork  is due
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Troop News 3/24/14

We have snow on the radar again this week…   If Franklin schools are cancelled on Wed, the troop meeting will also be cancelled.

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3/26:  Troop Meeting.  
  • Scouts – Planning for the upcoming Spaghetti Dinner on April 12 will be done at this week’s troop meeting, so it’s imperative that all patrol leaders and scouts attend. All scouts will be assigned a job to prepare for the Dinner. All scouts are expected to attend the Spaghetti Dinner and all families are highly encouraged to attend.
  • Welcome new scouts and families that have crossed over from Pack 99.
  • Please bring permission slips for the upcoming trips.    This is the last troop meeting to sign up for Smith & Wesson Tour.
  • Plan on purchasing tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner.

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4/12/14:   Troop spaghetti Dinner 6pm @ Franklin United Methodist Church     This is a troop fundraiser.   Scouts will be providing service related items to be auctioned off.   Tickets will be $5/person with a cap of $20 per immediate family.    We will be asking our troop families to bring a desert to share.

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4/24/14:  Free Smith & Wesson Tour:    For any scout 12yrs and older (age restriction defined by the plant).    Sign up for this day trip will be due 4/3 along with a certification form for Smith & Wesson.    Smith & Wesson_PermSlip 03-21-2013  Tour Visitor Cert-03282013

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5/16 – 5/18:   Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth.

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6/14/14:   Saturday, June 14, will be our next Eagle Court of Honor.  

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com
Summer camp is a great time for scouts to earn merit badges and get to know their fellow scouts.  It is highly recommended for new scouts.  Also, we are looking for parent volunteers.  It is a nice, relaxing time for adults, too, so if you would be interested in helping us out for the full week or even half the week, please let Tim know.
  • Location:   Camp Squanto   200 Cutters Field Road, Plymouth, MA 02360    http://www.campsquanto.net/
  • Cost:  $380 per scout
  • Contact Tim now if your scout is likely to attend summer camp, please get on the mailing list by emailing Tim with the following:  Scout’s name,  Scout’s t-shirt size, Parents’ name(s), Parents’  email address, Best phone number to use, Volunteering preference (full week, first half, second half) – while this isn’t required, it is greatly appreciated
  • Forms:  Please note, materials on the Squanto website are prior year.   The BSA medical form is available now  to download:    http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
  • Important dates:
    • 4/9  –  Paperwork will be available.
    • 4/16 – Informational meeting for parents @ troop meeting.
    • 4/30 – 1st installment of camp fees is due, $190
    • 5/28 – All paperwork plus final payment of camp fees is due, for a total of $380
    • 7/13 (Sun) – Camp check-in at, parents drive scouts to camp and check them in.
    • 7/19 (Sat) – Parents join scouts for closing ceremony and drive them home.

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Troop News 3/17/14

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cronin family.  Mr. Cronin’s mother passed away on Friday night. She had been in a hospice from most of the last week after being admitted to hospital with significant levels cancer. She was 82. The wake is planned for Tuesday  4-8pm at Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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3/19:  Troop Meeting.  
  • Please bring permission slips for the upcoming trips.  This is the final date for the Fishing Impossible Trip.
  • Plan on purchasing tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner.
  • Scouts – sign up for merit badges you will take at Marching outing.

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3/21 – 3/23  Merit Badge Campout at Catchalot.    Catchalot_PermSlip 03-21-2013    The merit badges that are being offered will be:
  • Morning:  Art, Cit in Nation, Sustainability
  • Early Afternoon:  Camping, Cooking, Programming
  • Late Afternoon:  Communication

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4/12/14:   Troop spaghetti Dinner 6pm @ Franklin United Methodist Church – Mark your calendars!    This is a troop fundraiser.   Scouts will be preparing dinner as well as providing service related items to be auctioned off.   This is fun evening your family, relatives and friends will not want to miss.  Tickets will be $5/person with a cap of $20 per immediate family.    We will be asking our troop families to bring a desert to share.  Tickets will be on sale at our troop meetings.

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4/24/14:  Smith & Wesson Tour:    For any scout 12yrs and older (age restriction defined by the plant).  There is no cost.    Sign up for this day trip will be due 4/3 along with a certification form for Smith & Wesson.    Smith & Wesson_PermSlip 03-21-2013  Tour Visitor Cert-03282013

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5/16 – 5/18:   NEW TRIP – Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth.   We have just added a new opportunity in May.  This is the Spring Camporee that will be focusing on fishing merit badges (fishing, fly fishing and fish & wildlife mgmt).  This trip is being organized by council and we will need to collect permission slips by March 19 – so act now!  Catchalot_Fishing_Impossible_PermSlip 05-18-2014

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6/14/14:   Saturday, June 14, will be our next Eagle Court of Honor.  Please update your calendars.

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com
Summer camp is a great time for scouts to earn merit badges and get to know their fellow scouts.  It is highly recommended for new scouts.  Also, we are looking for parent volunteers.  It is a nice, relaxing time for adults, too, so if you would be interested in helping us out for the full week or even half the week, please let Tim know.
  • Location:   Camp Squanto   200 Cutters Field Road, Plymouth, MA 02360    http://www.campsquanto.net/   *
  • Cost:  $380 per scout
  • Contact Tim now if your scout is likely to attend summer camp, please get on the mailing list by emailing Tim with the following:  Scout’s name,  Scout’s t-shirt size, Parents’ name(s), Parents’  email address, Best phone number to use, Volunteering preference (full week, first half, second half) – while this isn’t required, it is greatly appreciated
  • Forms:  Please note, materials on the Squanto website are prior year.   The BSA medical form is available now  to download:    http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
  • Important dates:
    • 4/9  –  Paperwork will be available.
    • 4/16 – Informational meeting for parents @ troop meeting.
    • 4/30 – 1st installment of camp fees is due, $190
    • 5/28 – All paperwork plus final payment of camp fees is due, for a total of $380
    • 7/13 (Sun) – Camp check-in at, parents drive scouts to camp and check them in.
    • 7/19 (Sat) – Parents join scouts for closing ceremony and drive them home.

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Troop News 3/10/14

There are a number of new announcements this week….
3/12:  Troop Meeting.  
  • Please bring permission slips for Catchalot, Smith & Wesson and our new outing – Fishin’ Impossible.
  • Plan on purchasing tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner.
  • Welcome new scouts and their parents that are joining Troop 29 from Packs 126 and 92.
  • If your scout would like to complete the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge at the Troop’s Merit Badge Weekend (3/21-3/23), please be prepared to sign up at the this Troop meeting.  Materials will be ready for the scouts that sign up.  An additional class on 4/9, at 6:00pm, will also be held to complete the requirements.

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3/21 – 3/23  Merit Badge Campout at Catchalot.    Catchalot_PermSlip 03-21-2013
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4/12/14:   Troop spaghetti Dinner 6pm @ United Methodist – Mark your calendars!    This is a troop fundraiser.   Scouts will be preparing dinner as well as providing service related items to be auctioned off.   This is fun evening your family, relatives and friends will not want to miss.  Tickets will be $5/person with a cap of $20 per immediate family.    We will be asking our troop families to bring a desert to share.  Tickets will be on sale at our troop meetings.
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4/24/14:  Smith & Wesson Tour:    For any scout 12yrs and older (age restriction defined by the plant).  There is no cost.    Sign up for this day trip will be due 4/3 along with a certification form for Smith & Wesson.    Smith & Wesson_PermSlip 03-21-2013  Tour Visitor Cert-03282013
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5/16 – 5/18:   NEW TRIP – Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth.   We have just added a new opportunity in May.  This is the Spring Camporee that will be focusing on fishing merit badges (fishing, fly fishing and fish & wildlife mgmt).  This trip is being organized by council and we will need to collect permission slips by March 19 – so act now!  Permission slips will be available at the troop meeting this week for you to complete.
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6/14/14:   Saturday, June 14, will be our next Eagle Court of Honor.  Please update your calendars!
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7/13 – 7/19:  Summer Camp at Squanto.   Tim Cook is heading up the effort to prepare our troop for Summer Camp.   We have confirmed the cost for camp will be $380.   The troop will be collecting the cost in 2 payments and will let you know the schedule in the next couple of weeks.  Coming soon to the Troop News will be more information such as medical forms, permission slips and merit badge schedules.

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Troop News 2/24/14

3/5:  PLC at 6:30.   Troop Committee Meeting at 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend.
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3/21 – 3/23  Merit Badge Campout at Catchalot.   This is our troops merit badge university – a trip you will not want to miss to get a jump start on badges, both white and green rings.  Catchalot_PermSlip 03-21-2013
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4/24/14 Smith & Wesson Tour:    Jean Roche will be taking a group to the plant for any scout 12yrs and older (age restriction defined by the plant).  There is no cost.  Attached is the permission slip.   Smith & Wesson, due to security reasons, will need a commitment at least 2 weeks in advance.  Sign up for this day trip will be due 4/3 along with a certification form for Smith & Wesson.    Smith & Wesson_PermSlip 03-21-2013  Tour Visitor Cert-03282013
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6/14/14:   Saturday, June 14, will be our next Eagle Court of Honor.  Please update your calendars!
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7/13 – 7/19:  Summer Camp at Squanto.   Tim Cook is graciously heading up the effort to prepare our troop for Summer Camp.   Last year’s cost was $360 and we are anticipating it not to shift much.   The troop will be collecting the cost in 2 payments and will let you know the schedule in the next couple of weeks.  Coming soon to the Troop News will be more information such as medical forms, permission slips and merit badge schedules.

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