Monthly Archives: May 2014

Troop News 5/20/14

5/28/14  Troop Meeting
  • Forms due for Summer Camp
  • Sign up for the Canoe Trip
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Thank you to the scouts and parents that supported the Memorial Day events honoring our fallen veterans on Monday.   Please stay tuned for an upcoming service project at the VFW – a date will be set in the near future.
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New Class B Shirts:   The troop is introducing wicking performance class B shirts.   Those attending summer camp will receive one at no additional cost.  For those not attending summer camp or any that want an additional class B – the cost will be $10/shirt.   Please see Tim Cook to order yours.

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COH Upcoming Dates:

  • 6/4 – Deadline to submit blue cards and books to Mrs. Ryan to be included in Troop COH
  • 6/14 – Eagle COH for Bradley Clements and Andrew Hartnett.  COH begins at 4pm. ALL Scouts are expected to attend and many will have a small speaking role. Families are encouraged to attend as well.     We will announce shortly details for scouts and families.
  • 6/18 – Troop COH and Picnic.   COH will begin at 6:30pm.

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5/30 – 6/1: Camping and Biking in Rhode Island  

  • 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.

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6/20 – 6/22:  Campout – Canoeing the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire  Canoe Trip 06-21-2014 Perm,  PemiBoatWaiverForm_003

  • Final Campout of the Year!    Canoeing and swimming
  • Arrive at VFW at 4:30pm Friday to allow for a 5pm sharp, departure time
  • Space is limited, so please sign up in advance (May 28th & June 11th meetings!)
  • Must have completed BSA Swim Test in advance
  • Sign up with Mr. Conatser (Assistant Scoutmaster)
  • Adult Volunteers (with own canoes) are needed

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6/15, 6/19 and 6/22 – Old Colony Council UNO Fund Raiser

Please help support BSA Old Colony Council by enjoying a meal at your local UNO over the 3 dates in June any time from open to close.  By presenting the attached coupon ( Dough Raiser Ticket )   UNO will donate 15 – 20% to Old Colony Council.   Locations in our area are:  Bellingham and Wrentham

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

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8/10 – 8/15:  NYLT – Camp Squanto 8/10 – 8/15 – Applicable for scouts with birthdate between 2/11/1994 and 2/10/2001

  • National Youth Leader Training is a weeklong training course that provides youth leaders with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while living by the Scout Oath and Law, in an exciting outdoor environment. Scouts who earn the NYLT shield are prepared to meet the challenges ahead and are better prepared to work with adult leaders.
  • If you are interested, please see Tim Cook to learn more details such as costs, registration, etc.
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VFW Service Project & Memorial Day Updates

There will not be a service project at the VFW this weekend.    Please stay tuned to the Troop News for a rescheduled date.

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Monday’s Memorial Day events:

Set up for Memorial Day Parade at Town Common – 

  • Time: 7:15am May 26th  (will be completed well before the parade)
  • 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 maybe a very warm day and this will be very welcomed!

Parade

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 26th , 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.

  • Time: please arrive between 10:00am – 10:15am. Parade will begin around 10:30. If you did not help with set up, please plan to stay for entire program to help take down after parade events.
  • 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

 

 

 

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Troop News 5/20/14

5/21/14  Troop Meeting
  • Order new wicking class B shirts – deadline is 5/21 ($10/shirt)

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New Class B Shirts:   The troop is introducing wicking performance class B shirts.   Those attending summer camp will receive one at no additional cost.  For those not attending summer camp or any that want an additional class B – the cost will be $10/shirt.   Please see Tim Cook to order yours.  Deadline to order will be May 21st so that order can be placed for summer camp.

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COH Upcoming Dates:

  • 6/4 – Deadline to submit blue cards and books to Mrs. Ryan to be included in Troop COH
  • 6/14 – Eagle COH for Bradley Clements and Andrew Hartnet.  COH begins at 4pm. ALL Scouts are expected to attend and many will have a small speaking role. Families are encouraged to attend as well. Please update your calendars.    We will announce shortly details for scouts and families.
  • 6/18 – Troop COH and Picnic.   COH will begin at 6:30pm.

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5/26  Memorial Day Events

Parade

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 26th 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.  If you did not help with set up, please plan to stay for entire program to help take down after parade events.
  • 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 26th
  • 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 maybe 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.

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5/30 – 6/1: Camping and Biking in Rhode Island  

  • 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.
  • Ferry cost: ages 11 or younger = $20 or $25. Ages 12 to adult = $30 or $35.

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6/15, 6/19 and 6/22 – Old Colony Council UNO Fund Raiser

Please help support BSA Old Colony Council by enjoying a meal at your local UNO over the 3 dates in June any time from open to close.  By presenting the attached coupon ( Dough Raiser Ticket )   UNO will donate 15 – 20% to Old Colony Council.   Locations in our area are:

  • Bellingham:  1048 South Street
  • Wrentham:  205 Hartford Ave
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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com

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8/10 – 8/15:  NYLT – Camp Squanto 8/10 – 8/15 – Applicable for scouts with birthdate between 2/11/1994 and 2/10/2001

  • National Youth Leader Training is a weeklong training course that provides youth leaders with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while living by the Scout Oath and Law, in an exciting outdoor environment. Scouts who earn the NYLT shield are prepared to meet the challenges ahead and are better prepared to work with adult leaders.
  • If you are interested, please see Tim Cook to learn more details such as costs, registration, etc.

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Correction on Service Project

The message posted earlier is incorrect.   Due to an event at the VFW, the troop is looking at possibly next weekend (either Sat or Sun) to help spruce things up.   So, stay tuned to Monday’s troop news for more details.

Sorry for any confusion.  Deb Ryan

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Troop News 5/12/14

There is a bit of new information in this week’s Troop News.
5/14/14  Troop Meeting
  • Deadline to sign up for bike trip
  • Final payment for summer camp is due ( grand total of $380)
  • Order new wicking class B shirts – deadline is 5/21 ($10/shirt)
  • All patrol boxes and water jugs must be returned at this meeting since they will be used for the Fishing Derby on 5/16 – 5/18.

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5/17  Troop Service Project at VFW from 9 – 12.     Wear work clothes and help paint the railing and do landscaping.  Kevin Cronin is coordinating.  If any parents can be with Kevin, that would be appreciated to give needed leadership.

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New Class B Shirts:   The troop is introducing wicking performance class B shirts.   Those attending summer camp will receive one at no additional cost.  For those not attending summer camp or any that want an additional class B – the cost will be $10/shirt.   Please see Tim Cook to order yours.  Deadline to order will be May 21st so that order can be placed for summer camp.

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COH Upcoming Dates:

  • 6/4 – Deadline to submit blue cards and books to Mrs. Ryan to be included in Troop COH
  • 6/14 – Eagle COH for Bradley Clements and Andrew Hartnet.  COH begins at 4pm. ALL Scouts are expected to attend and many will have a small speaking role. Families are encouraged to attend as well. Please update your calendars.    We will announce shortly details for scouts and families.
  • 6/18 – Troop COH and Picnic.   COH will begin at 6:30pm.

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5/26  Memorial Day Events

Parade

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 26th 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.  If you did not help with set up, please plan to stay for entire program to help take down after parade events.
  • 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 26th
  • 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 maybe 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.

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5/30 – 6/1: Camping and Biking in Rhode Island  The deadline for sign ups will be Wednesday, May 14.  Bike_Trip_Block_Island_PermSlip 06-01-2014

  • 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.
  • Ferry cost: ages 11 or younger = $20 or $25. Ages 12 to adult = $30 or $35.

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6/15, 6/19 and 6/22 – Old Colony Council UNO Fund Raiser

Please help support BSA Old Colony Council by enjoying a meal at your local UNO over the 3 dates in June any time from open to close.  By presenting the attached coupon ( Dough Raiser Ticket )   UNO will donate 15 – 20% to Old Colony Council.   Locations in our area are:

  • Bellingham:  1048 South Street
  • Wrentham:  205 Hartford Ave
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7/13 – 7/19:  2014 Summer Camp at Squanto.     Coordinator:  Tim Cook  timcook@adaptinvest.com

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8/10 – 8/15:  NYLT – Camp Squanto 8/10 – 8/15 – Applicable for scouts with birthdate between 2/11/1994 and 2/10/2001

  • National Youth Leader Training is a weeklong training course that provides youth leaders with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while living by the Scout Oath and Law, in an exciting outdoor environment. Scouts who earn the NYLT shield are prepared to meet the challenges ahead and are better prepared to work with adult leaders.
  • Courses range in size from 40 to 60 scout forming into one troop, with six to eight patrols. The content learned at any NYLT course is outlined in a national-level syllabus. However, OCC’s NYLT staff augments the course with some events and special activities (such as SSD/SA certification), which are not required in the national NYLT outline. The vision of this program is to provide trained youth leaders (SPL/ASPL ) for all troops  in Old Colony Council every year.
  • For youth serving in the camp’s leading scout program, during their first year in that program, these youth staffers must successfully complete the week 1 NYLT course.
  • If you are interested, please see Tim Cook to learn more details such as costs, registration, etc.

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Troop News 5/5/14

5/7/14  PLC & Committee Meeting  – Charter School
  • PLC @ 6:30
  • Committee @ 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend

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5/26  Memorial Day Events

Parade

All troop members and leaders are encouraged to attend the Memorial Day Parade May 26th 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.  If you did not help with set up, please plan to stay for entire program to help take down after parade events.
  • 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 26th
  • 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 maybe 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.

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5/30 – 6/1: Camping and Biking in Rhode Island  The deadline for sign ups will be Wednesday, May 14.  Bike_Trip_Block_Island_PermSlip 06-01-2014

  • 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.

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

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