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

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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

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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

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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  https://troop29franklin.com/documents/

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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.

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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.

 

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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