Monthly Archives: January 2015

Feb Ski Trip Registration

Due to the storm and no meeting tonight ( 1/28),  we find it necessary to extend the deadline for slips & payment.

  • We ask that you drop your completed slip & payment directly to George Waters at 1 Huckleberry Lane, Franklin. (can be reached at 508-989-0121) by Tuesday Feb 3rd.
  • If you have not yet confirmed on your slip whether you are skiing Sat or Sat/Sun, please be sure to contact George Waters as well by 2/3.    

It is important to the success of the trip to have our final reservation numbers and payment in at that time.  Due to another potential snow storm early next week, please plan accordingly.

Once all forms are in the logistics of the rides will be determined and finalization around 2nd day of skiing will be made.

Attitash-permslip-02-27-2015

Advertisements

Comments Off on Feb Ski Trip Registration

Filed under Uncategorized

St. Mary’s Scout Sunday 2/1

Correction:   St. Mary’s will be having their Scout Sunday on Feb 1st.

Comments Off on St. Mary’s Scout Sunday 2/1

Filed under Uncategorized

Troop News 1/26/15

Inclement Weather Reminder:   If Franklin schools are closed or evening activities are cancelled on a Troop meeting day, our troop meetings will also be cancelled.

 

1/28  Troop Meeting @ Charter School 7pm

  • Troop Dues – installment for Jan or full payment if not yet submitted
  • Final date to register for Feb outing for form and payment – no late sign ups will be accepted.   Please note that there is an updated permission slip to clarify the options for 1-day and 2-day skiing.

_____

2/8 & 2/14   8th is Scout Sunday &  14th is Scout Sabbath

  • Franklin United Methodist, our troop’s charter organization, has asked for representation at their 10am service on 2/8 to carry in flags.   Please let Mrs. Dos Santos know if you will be able to represent our troop and attend their worship service.
  • St. Mary’s will be celebrating Scout Sunday on Feb 1st (not 8th) at their 9am service.
  • Scouts are encouraged to attend their place of worship in their uniform to celebrate Scout Sunday and Scout Sabbath.

_____

2/27 – 3/1     Feb Ski Trip @ Attitash Grand Summit Hotel & Conference center, Bartlett NH Attitash-permslip-02-27-2015 

Final signup will is 1/28/15 – no late signups will be accepted due to the nature of this trip.

  • 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.   Cost for 2nd day is $35 (Jr), $38 (Young Adult), $50 (Adult).   Please indicate if you are interested in 2nd day.  Once registration and number of drivers known, the troop will be able to make final determination.
  • Rentals & lessons available at a discounted rate, if interested.

_____

Eagle COH Thank You

Sabrina and I would like to thank everyone in our Troop 29 family for helping to make the Eagle Court of Honor a truly memorable experience for our family. We are very proud of Ethan and John for their outstanding accomplishments. The past ten years have been a time of endurance and hard work for us as parents too. But being at the Eagle Court of Honor and seeing the boys receive their medals was a great reward for persevering with Ethan during his long journey from Wolf Cub to Eagle Scout. Our family was so happy to be part of such a wonderful ceremony and reception.

Stephen and Sabrina Szilniczky

_____

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.

Comments Off on Troop News 1/26/15

Filed under Uncategorized

Troop News 1/19/15

1/21  Split Troop Meeting 

  • In preparation for the Klondike, those scouts participating in the Klondike will meet at the VFW from 7 – 8pm.   Please drop off and pick up your scout at the VFW.
    • Patrol boxes will need to be returned directly to the VFW this week cleaned, checked and provided to Matt Pepin for inspection.
  • The remainder scouts will meet at the Charter School at the normal timeframe.
  • All troop business will be conducted at the Charter School for payments, etc.
    • Troop Dues – installment for Jan or full payment if not yet submitted
    • Final date to register for Feb outing for form and payment – no late sign ups will be accepted.

_____

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

  • 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/

_____

2/8 & 2/14   8th is Scout Sunday &  14th is Scout Sabbath

_____

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.   Cost for 2nd day is $35 (Jr), $38 (Young Adult), $50 (Adult).   Please indicate if you are interested in 2nd day.  Once registration and number of drivers known, the troop will be able to make final determination.
  • 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 mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

Comments Off on Troop News 1/19/15

Filed under Uncategorized

Correction to Today’s Troop News

The split troop meeting will all take place on Wed, 1/21 from 7 – 8pm.  Klondike participants will meet at the VFW and all others at the Charter School.   Scouts will need to be dropped off /picked up at the location of their meeting.

 

Comments Off on Correction to Today’s Troop News

Filed under Uncategorized

Troop News 1/12/15

Please take the time to read over this week’s troop news.  Below are three new policies that have gone into effect,  important dates of registrations, and changes to an upcoming troop meeting.  All policies will be added to the troop website.

1/14   Troop Meeting – Charter School

  • Troop Dues – installment for Jan or full payment if not yet submitted
  • Final date to register for Jan outing.
  • Register for Feb outing – final date for forms and payment is 1/28.  No late sign ups will be accepted.
  • Patrol boxes 1 & 3 need to be returned cleaned, checked and provided to Matt Pepin for inspection.     

_____

1/21  Split Troop Meeting 

  • In preparation for the Klondike, those scouts participating in the Klondike will meet at the VFW from 7 – 8pm next Tuesday.   Please drop off and pick up your scout at the VFW.
  • The remainder scouts will meet at the Charter School at the normal timeframe.
  • All troop business will be conducted at the Charter School for payments, etc.

_____

Payment to Troop Guidelines

  • To help with the reconciliation of each of our activities, we ask that scout families pay for each event individually.    This guideline is now in effect and your support is appreciated.
  • If you are registering for multiple trips or paying for a trip and troop dues – we ask that separate checks are provided for each trip and a separate check for troop dues.   If you are paying in cash – you will need have separate amounts for each event.
  • If you have more than one scout attending an event, please continue to include both amounts on one check.

_____

Scout Active Participation Policy  Troop 29 – Definition of Active Troop Participation

  • The Troop Committee has spent several months defining for our troop what minimum active participation of a scout means for rank advancement.   Attached is the final policy that is going into effect this month.
  • We encourage all scouts and parents to read over the policy.  This will be reviewed with the scouts at this week’s troop meeting.

_____

Positions of Responsibility Definitions  Troop 29 – Positions of Responsibility

  • Attached are definitions for each scout leadership role that the Troop Committee has approved.   The current scout leadership has had drafts of the definitions since September during their training.
  • We are excited to introduce the definitions to provide each scout entering leadership greater direction of what their role entails and give them guidance on the expectations to enable them to succeed and receive the most from the experience.
  • As a scout enters leadership, they and their parents are asked to sign their position of responsibility and return it to their SPL and Scout Master for signature.
  • These documents will assist the scout and scout master to provide feedback during the tenure to help manage expectations regarding leadership credit.

_____

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          
  • 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/

_____

2/8 & 2/14   8th is Scout Sunday &  14th is Scout Sabbath

_____

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.   Cost for 2nd day is $35 (Jr), $38 (Young Adult), $50 (Adult).   Please indicate if you are interested in 2nd day.  Once registration and number of drivers known, the troop will be able to make final determination.
  • 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 mjryan4@comcast.net if you have items to communicate to the troop.   Deadline to submit communications is Monday morning by 9am.

Comments Off on Troop News 1/12/15

Filed under Uncategorized

EAGLE COH TODAY

Record the Pat’s game and come celebrate the achievements of John Gilmore and Ethan Szilniczky

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

  • All scouts are expected to attend the upcoming Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 4:00pm, and all families are encouraged to attend.
  • Scouts should arrive at the Eagle COH at the Franklin United Methodist Church by 3:00pm in their Class A uniforms with bolos & sashes to rehearse for the ceremony.
  • 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

 

Comments Off on EAGLE COH TODAY

Filed under Uncategorized