Troop News 12/15/14

Our final troop meeting for 2014 is this week.   Next meeting will be 1/7 with PLC and Troop Committee.  Please bring any permission slips and dues to the Estate at Franklin this week to be processed.


12/17  Troop Meeting at The Estate at Franklin 656 King Street @ 6:45pm 

  • Troop 29 will be visiting The Estate at Franklin THIS Wed night singing carols and hosting a holiday reception.
  • Scouts are requested to bring baked goods.   If your baked good has nuts, please label.  The Estate will provide the beverages.
  • All Troop parents and siblings are welcome to attend as well to enjoy meeting the residents and join in on the caroling.  
  • Please be in your class A uniform – the residents are really looking forward to this event!
  • The Estate at Franklin is also known as Emeritus and is right next to the fire station on King Street. The address is:  656 King Street  Franklin, MA 02038


12/20   Overnight At The Y in Franklin

  • We will have the run of the YMCA on Sat eve, 12/20th with access to the pool, pizza for dinner, basketball, dodge ball, games and a movie.
  • Bring sleeping bag, swimsuit, towel, plastic bag for wet items, change of clothes, and wash up gear
  • Drop off (6pm) and pick up (Sun 7am) will be at the Y
  • Permission slip:  YMCA Hockomock Franklin MA- 12-20-14    Slip by 12/10 = $25; payment due by 12/17


1/10   Eagle COH  @ Franklin United Methodist Church, on East Central Street Franklin

  • Honoring John Gilmore & Ethan Szilniczky
  • All scouts and troop families are encouraged to attend to honor these scouts for their accomplishment.
  • Scouts need to arrive at 3pm to help set up and rehearse parts wearing Class A uniform with bolos & sashes.
  • Troop families are asked to bring beverages and desserts to help with the reception immediately following – we are anticipating a number of guest and your help is very appreciated.
    • Families with last name from A-K please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from L-Z please bring a dessert


1/23 – 1/24th  Klondike @ Squanto  “Gold in the Cold”  klondike-permslip-01-23-2015

  • Final Deadline for Form & Payment:   Form by 1/7 = $20; form by 1/14 = $25; payment due by 1/21          
  • We will organize the patrols into Stampeder dog sled teams and take the Yukon Gold Rush Challenge.
  • Klondike ~ A test of Scout skills and endurance.   Each Patrol forms into a “Stampeder Dog Sled Team” and competes as a separate expedition.
  • Mountain Man ~ 4 Boy Scouts, ages 14 years and older, form a team to compete in a test of marksmanship, archery, axe throwing, log chopping, and skills of ingenuity and stamina.
  • L’Hivernant ~ Boy Scouts best a cold winter night’s sleep in tents. Troop 29 will be camping over only on Friday night.  Warm gear needed – a full listing of recommended winter gear can be found on our website


2/27 – 3/1     Feb Ski Trip @ Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference center, Bartlett NH

Final signup will be needed 1/28/15 – no late signups will be accepted due to the nature of this trip.  attitash-permslip-02-27-2015

  • Cost: $75 [ scouts 12 & under] $80 for the older scouts and $90 for the adults
  • Cost includes: Sat/Sun bkfast & Sat dinner, and a 1 day lift ticket.  
  • Scouts responsible for own Sat lunch, $10 should be fine.
  • Lift tickets good at both Attitash & Wildcat. 2-day lift tkt available for those who want to ski both days.
  • Rentals & lessons available at a discounted rate, if interested.


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.


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

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