Monthly Archives: April 2014

Troop News 4/28/14

4/30/14  Troop Meeting  
  • Summer Camp:   1st installment of camp fees is due, $190
  • Please bring permission slips for the West Point
  • Bike trip permission slips will be available at the meeting

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5/30 – 6/1: Camping and Biking in Rhode Island  The deadline for sign ups will be Wednesday, May 14.

  • Leave on Friday, 5/30, at 5:30pm. Camp at Camp Aquapaug, South Kingston, RI.
  • Saturday, 5/31 – take the 9:00am ferry to Block Island and spend the day biking around the island. Everyone will return via the 5:00pm ferry to the campsite.
  • Scouts are encouraged to take mountain or hybrid bikes in order to take advantage of all the island trails, some of which are not paved. Shorter courses will be mapped out for street bikes.
  • The troop will pay for the campsite, all food for the weekend and the ferry charge for one vehicle, thanks to the proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner’s Silent Auction.
  • Scouts and adults will only pay for the roundtrip ferry ride. If the group is 25 or more there will be a discount on the ferry tickets, so no payments will be accepted until we have our final count.
  • Ferry cost: ages 11 or younger = $20 or $25. Ages 12 to adult = $30 or $35.
  • Please submit the Troop Permission Form as soon as possible so we can have a final count.

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com
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Troop News 4/21/14

There will be no troop meeting this week due to school vacation.
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4/24:               Smith & Wesson Tour this Thursday   Please be at the VFW no later than 7:15am, we will be departing at that time.
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Upcoming trips – at the time registration is now closed for planning purposes:
  • 5/2 – 5/4:       West Point
  • 5/16 – 5/18:   Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth

Future trips where registration will begin shortly:

  • 5/30 – 6/1:      Bike Trip on Block Island
  • 6/20 – 6/22:   Canoe Trip near White Mountains, NH

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com

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Troop News 4/14/14

4/16/14  Troop Meeting  
  • Summer Camp meeting for parents will be held at 7:30pm on Wed.
  • Please bring permission slips for the West Point trip.

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Thank You!
Our scouts did a wonderful job preparing for and delivering a delicious Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday night! Everyone chipped in and shared the work. Our newest, young scouts showed a great capacity and willingness to work!
Special thanks must go to the kitchen crew, very ably led by John Gilmore, who worked the antique stove and oven to perfection: Ben Waters, Chris Baker and Brendan Ryan. Thank you, also, to Kathleen Sinibaldi who arranged for the milk donations from Garelick Farms.  Of course, many thanks must go to all the parents that supported their scouts by driving them to the supermarket, giving advice and guidance on food selection and placing bids on the scouts’ service donations.   The Silent Auction generated $700 that will be used to offset the cost of upcoming trips!

Please submit your receipts for any food or supplies for the Spaghetti Dinner to Iain Baird as soon as possible so you can be reimbursed.

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4/15/14:   Life to Eagle Training  6:45 – 9pm Foxboro   Registration is required by 4/12
  • It is for all Life Scouts and Parents to the annual Life to Eagle program to outline the Eagle Project, Application/Submission to Council and the night of the Eagle Boards.
  • The program will be held at Sodexo (formerly known as the Foxboro Company) at 27 Neponset Street, Foxboro.
  • Please e-mail Joyce Jordan at jamier1110@verizon.net to register with the names of those attending as well as the Unit # and Town.

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Upcoming trips – at the time registration is now closed for planning purposes:

  • 4/24:               Smith & Wesson Tour
  • 5/2 – 5/4:       West Point
  • 5/16 – 5/18:   Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth

Future trips where registration will begin shortly:

  • 5/30 – 6/1:      Bike Trip on Block Island
  • 6/20 – 6/22:   Canoe Trip near White Mountains, NH

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com

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Spaghetti Dinner Tomorrow Night

Dear Parents,

Here is some important information about the Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, 4/12. Please be sure to pass along this message to your scout(s).

  • All scouts should be dropped off at the Franklin United Methodist Church, 82 West Central St., by 4:30pm. There is a lot preparation work to do!
  • All scouts should wear their uniform shirt and bolo.
  • For those scouts that are buying food or drinks, there will be 109 guests (more than originally communicated to the scouts)
  • All families are asked to bring a dessert to share.
  • Doors open to families at 5:50pm.
  • A Silent Auction of scout provided services will be held and all profits will be used to offset the costs of the upcoming bike and canoe trips.   So – don’t forget your checkbooks.

See you tomorrow night.

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Troop News 4/7/14

4/9/14  Troop Meeting  
  • New scout parent meeting will be this Wed.
  • 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.
  • Please bring permission slips for the West Point trip.
  • Plan on purchasing tickets to the Spaghetti Dinner.
  • Paperwork for summer camp will be available.

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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.  All scouts are expected to attend the Spaghetti Dinner and all families are highly encouraged to attend.
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4/15/14:   Life to Eagle Training  6:45 – 9pm Foxboro   Registration is required by 4/12
  • The Seven Rivers District Advancement Team invites all Life Scouts and Parents to the annual Life to Eagle program.  The new rank requirement of Cooking Merit Badge will be discussed as well as outlining the Eagle Project, Application/Submission to Council and the night of the Eagle Boards.
  • The program will be held at Sodexo (formerly known as the Foxboro Company) at 27 Neponset Street, Foxboro.
  • Please e-mail Joyce Jordan at jamier1110@verizon.net to register with the names of those attending as well as the Unit # and Town.

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Upcoming trips – at the time registration is now closed for planning purposes:

  • 4/24:               Smith & Wesson Tour
  • 5/2 – 5/4:       West Point
  • 5/16 – 5/18:   Fishin’ Impossible at Camp Catchelot, Plymouth

Future trips where registration will begin shortly:

  • 5/30 – 6/1:      Bike Trip on Block Island
  • 6/20 – 6/22:   Canoe Trip near White Mountains, NH

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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com
  • 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
  • Forms:  The BSA medical form is available now  to download: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
  • Important dates:
    • 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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