Monthly Archives: September 2014

10/1 Training/PLC Mtg Clarification

On 10/1

  • 6 – 7pm there will be a scout leadership meeting for all scouts with a position of responsibility.
  • 7 – 7:30pm will be the PLC meeting
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Troop News 9/29/14

10/1  PLC and Troop Committee Meeting – Charter School

  • PLC 6:00pm.   Please note time change for this meeting only.
  • Troop Committee 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend. Key items to discuss will be: Assign support for monthly outings; outing costs; leadership roles/responsibilities; and other troop business
  • Troop Dues – installment for Oct or full payment if not yet submitted
  • Final date to lock in the lower $20 rate for Oct outing.  Stop by between 6:00 – 8:30 to drop off your registration.

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Troop Dues

  • $125 per scout. Families can pay in full now or spread the payments over 5 months ($25 per scout per month; Sept. to Jan.).
  • The yearly dues will cover all rechartering fees and will eliminate the need to do a major fundraiser during the year.

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10/17-10/19   Fall Camporee

  • The Fall Camporee is at the Canoe River Wilderness Area in Foxboro.
  • Cost will be $20 if signed up by 10/1 (tonight). After tonight, the cost will increase to $25.   Final deadline to sign up will be 10/8.
  • Permission slip:  Fall Camporee Permission slip

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10/15  Deadline for Troop COH

  • Deadline to submit completed merit badge blue cards, partial summer camp badges and rank advancements to Mrs. Ryan.
  • Troop COH will be 10/29 at 7pm at the Charter School.   Families should plan on attending.

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Adult Involvement Opportunities

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc).  Now is a perfect time to be trained.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

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An Eagle Thank You  

A thank you from Ethan Szilniczky to the troop for support on his Eagle Project.  Eagle_Project_Thank_You_

Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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Troop News 9/22/14

9/24  Troop Meeting 7pm – Charter School

  • Deadline for permission slips for Sept outing – all scout families need to complete to indicate you will or will not be attending.
  • Troop Dues – final date to submit yearly or monthly installments
  • Register now for Oct outing to lock in the $20 rate.

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9/26 – 9/28 Troop Outing

  • Camping at Savoy State Park on the Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire Mountains.
  • Saturday includes a ten mile day pack hike in Savoy State Park, with a mid-day stop to cook a trail side lunch.  Great opportunity for cooking MB trail cooking you don’t want to miss.
  • All scout families need to complete the permission form. Savoy St. Forest 9-26-14-2

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September  Troop Dues

  • $125 per scout. Families can pay in full this month or spread the payments over 5 months ($25 per scout per month; Sept. to Jan.).
  • The yearly dues will cover all rechartering fees and will eliminate the need to do a major fundraiser during the year.

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10/17-10/19   Fall Camporee

  • The Fall Camporee is at the Canoe River Wilderness Area in Foxboro.
  • Cost will be $20 if signed up by 10/2. Otherwise it will be $25.   Final deadline to sign up will be 10/8.
  • Permission slip:  Fall Camporee Permission slip

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10/15  Deadline for Troop COH

  • Deadline to submit completed merit badge blue cards, partial summer camp badges and rank advancements to Mrs. Ryan.
  • Troop COH will be 10/29 at 7pm at the Charter School.   Families should plan on attending.

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Opportunities for Adult Involvement

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc).  This is a perfect time to be trained – don’t wait until the end of the year!
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

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Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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Troop News 9/15/14

9/17/14  Troop Meeting 7pm – Charter School

  • Permission Slips for Sept outing – all scout families need to complete to indicate you will or will not be attending. This is a new process.
  • Troop Dues

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9/26 – 9/28 Troop Outing

  • Camping at Savoy State Park on the Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire Mountains.
  • Saturday includes a ten mile day pack hike in Savoy State Park, with a mid-day stop to cook a trail side lunch.
  • The permission form that asks parents to specify whether or not their scout will be attending the monthly trip.  All scout families need to complete the form. Savoy St. Forest 9-26-14-2

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September  Troop Dues

  • It’s time to collect the yearly dues of $125 per scout. Families can pay in full this month or spread the payments over 5 months ($25 per scout per month; Sept. to Jan.).
  • The yearly dues will cover all rechartering fees and will eliminate the need to do a major fundraiser during the year.
  • Checks should be made out to “Troop 29” and should be given to Anna dos Santos or Deb Ryan.

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Community Service:  VFW Clean up 

  • Thank you for all that came out to support the VFW by weeding, mowing, and painting.   Great results were achieved!

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10/15/14  Deadline for Troop COH

  • Deadline to submit completed merit badge blue cards, partial summer camp badges and rank advancements to Mrs. Ryan.
  • Troop COH will be 10/29 at 7pm at the Charter School.   Families should plan on attending.

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Opportunities for Adult Involvement

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • Community Service Coordinator –  assist in identifying opportunities and assist the troop in coordinating.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc) this year as families complete their scouting journey.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

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Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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Community Service at VFW This Sunday 1 – 4pm

Just a reminder that Troop 29 will be completing Community Service at the VFW this Sunday (9/14) from 1 to 4pm

Come out and support the VFW by weeding, mowing, sweeping and painting. All hours count towards community service for rank advancement. Please bring working gloves, rakes, paint brushes, wheel barrels and other tools. A cookout will follow with hamburgers and hotdogs.

All Patrol Leaders and SPLs should plan to participate if at all possible.

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Troop News 9/8/14

9/10/14  Troop Meeting 7pm – Charter School

  • Hope to see all of the scouts attend as we kick off this scout year.
  • Troop leadership training at 6pm for 9/10, 9/17 and 9/24
  • Troop Dues – see information below.

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September  Troop Dues

  • It’s time to start collecting the yearly dues of $125 per scout. Families can pay in full this month or spread the payments over 5 months ($25 per scout per month; Sept. to Jan.).
  • The yearly dues will cover all rechartering fees and will eliminate the need to do a major fundraiser during the year.
  • Checks should be made out to “Troop 29” and should be given to Anna dos Santos or Deb Ryan.

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9/14/14  Community Service:  VFW Clean up 1-4pm

  • Come out and support the VFW by weeding, mowing, sweeping and painting.   All hours count towards community service for rank advancement.
  • Bring working gloves, rakes, paint brushes, wheel barrels.
  • Cookout will follow with hamburgers and hotdogs.

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10/15/14  Deadline for Troop COH

  • Deadline to submit completed merit badge blue cards, partial summer camp badges and rank advancements to Mrs. Ryan.
  • Partial summer camp paperwork will be handed out to the scouts at the first troop meeting on 9/10.  The Scout Masters and/or Councilors will be happy to work with you as you work towards completion.
  • Troop COH will be 10/29 at 7pm at the Charter School.   Families should plan on attending.

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2014-2015 Troop Calendar   

  • Attached is a draft calendar for this year.     TROOP 29 Schedule 2014-2015
  • There are 2 months where the troop outing dates have not been finalized:  April and June.
  • Our first scout outing will be 9/26-9/28.  Finalization of trip is in progress.

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Opportunities for Adult Involvement

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.
  • Community Service Coordinator –  assist in identifying opportunities and assist the troop in coordinating.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc) this year as families complete their scouting journey.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

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CANCELLED:  Volunteer for Remington Jefferson Challenge       Due to a generous corporate donation, the need for this service opportunity is no longer needed.

 

Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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Troop News 9/2/14

If you or a family member need to be added or removed from our Troop News, please go to http://troop29franklin.com and click in the upper left hand where you will find “Following” or “Unfollow”.  From there you will find instructions to either add or remove your e-mail address from our Troop News.

 

9/3/14  PLC and Troop Committee Meeting – Charter School

  • PLC 6:30pm.
  • Troop Committee 7:30 – all parents are encouraged to attend.  Key items to discuss will be:  Assign adult support for each monthly outing;  Fund raising;  Review opportunities with community service; Reverence; Journey to Excellence; New volunteer roles

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9/10/14  1st Troop Meeting 7pm – Charter School

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10/15/14  Deadline for Troop COH

  • Deadline to submit completed merit badge blue cards, partial summer camp badges and rank advancements to Mrs. Ryan.
  • Partial summer camp paperwork will be handed out to the scouts at the first troop meeting on 9/10.  The Scout Masters and/or Councilors will be happy to work with you as you work towards completion.
  • Troop COH will be 10/19 at 7pm at the Charter School.   Families should plan on attending.

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2014-2015 Troop Calendar   

  • Attached is a draft calendar for this year.     TROOP 29 Schedule 2014-2015
  • There are 3 months where the troop outing dates have not been finalized:  October,  April and June.
  • Our first scout outing will be 9/26-9/28.
  • Please take a few minutes to update your home calendar with the attached information.

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Opportunities for Adult Involvement

  • Coordinate a trip outing for a month.    If we can have 10 adults (each owning a month) this makes for a very manageable effort!
  • Community Service Coordinator –  assist in identifying opportunities and assist the troop in coordinating.  There are already a number of ideas the Troop Committee have identified as possibilities.
  • There will be movement in current roles (Chairman, ASM, etc) this year as families complete their scouting journey.
  • Please talk to Anna Dos Santos at our troop meeting to learn more.

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10/5/14   Scout Volunteer Opportunity for Remington Jefferson Challenge  (Rain Date 10/19)

  • Remington Jefferson is holding  a 2K-5K walk/run in addition to a Spartan Obstacle Course (for ages 7-14 yrs. old.) and needs youth volunteers for the water tables from 10:30 – 3pm.  They are needing 3-4 youth at each water location throughout the course handing out water.
  •  Please contact Rachel Klawson at rachel@klawson.org.  Mrs. Klawson will also have sign ups at the 9/10 troop meeting.

 

Please contact Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

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