Monthly Archives: February 2016

Troop News – 2/22/16

Upcoming Troop Events and Outings:

February 24 – Troop Meeting 7pm

February 2/26 – 2/28 – Down Hill Skiing at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway NH

March 19  – Overnight Saturday night only and  Orienteering.  Location TBD.  More Information to come.

March 23 – We will host a Meet and Greet to have current Troop 29 parents meet new Webelo families.   Dessert and coffee will be provided and all troop parents are encouraged to attend.   Friends of Scouting Presentation will also be presented.

April 9 – Eagle COH. More Details to follow.

 Summer 2016 Planning – Maine High Adventure

  • Troop 29 would like to determine if there are scouts with interest in going on a High Adventure trip this summer. Please take a few minutes to look at the Maine High Adventure website for details. Mainehighadventure.org.  Information about MHA will be presented at future troop meetings.
  • The High Adventure trip will be separate from, and in addition to, the normal Summer Camp at Squanto. Scouts could potentially attend both Summer Camp and High Adventure or just one. Scouts will need to be 13 years old by Sept. 1, 2016 to attend High Adventure.
  • We are asking for scouts with initial interest to contact the Scoutmaster Mike McGuire or Assistant Scoutmaster Dan Conatser.

Troop Recruiting Slide Show/Video – Hunter Klawson will be working on project to create a video to promote our troop as part of his merit badge.  Please send in any pictures you have of scouts on former trips to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net. 

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Troop News – Ski Trip Update

Ski Trip Update: The Trip is ON!

Cranmore is able to accommodate a small group so we are a go!  There is some good snow on the mountain and there may be more on the way this week.

2/26-2/28 Down Hill Skiing at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway NH 

  • Permission slips and payment due by 2/10/16   Cranmore-skiing-tubing
  • Adults: $105 with a 1 day lift ticket, $150 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Teen: 13-18: $100 with a 1 day lift ticket, $130 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Jr 6-12: $90 with a 1 day lift ticket, $115 with a 2 day lift ticket.
  • Includes Pizza Sat night, vouchers for breakfast Saturday and Sunday and 2 Nights sleeping accommodations at the ski base lodge.  Lunch is on your own, plan on $15/Day.
  • It is important to know who is coming back Sunday am vs skiing the second day
  • We  usually leave earlier Friday night, since it is a long ride up.  For those coming back  Sunday am, arrival is usually a little later than 10 am.

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Troop News – 2/16/16

LAST CALL TO SIGN UP FOR THE DOWN HILL SKI TRIP 2/26-2/28

If you would like to go on the down hill skiing trip at Cranmore Mountain, this is your FINAL chance to sign up.  You must contact Gregg Klawson Gregg@klawson.org or 508-254-7598 by Thursday night 2/18.  We need 20 people to attend or we will need to cancel.  A trip update will be sent out on Friday 2/17 with the final decision.

2/26-2/28 Down Hill Skiing at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway NH 

  • Permission slips and payment due by 2/10/16   Cranmore-skiing-tubing
  • Adults: $105 with a 1 day lift ticket, $150 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Teen: 13-18: $100 with a 1 day lift ticket, $130 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Jr 6-12: $90 with a 1 day lift ticket, $115 with a 2 day lift ticket.
  • Includes Pizza Sat night, vouchers for breakfast Saturday and Sunday and 2 Nights sleeping accommodations at the ski base lodge.  Lunch is on your own, plan on $15/Day.
  • It is important to know who is coming back Sunday am vs skiing the second day
  • We  usually leave earlier Friday night, since it is a long ride up.  For those coming back  Sunday am, arrival is usually a little later than 10 am.

Upcoming Troop Events and Outings:

March 19  – Overnight Saturday night only and  Orienteering.  Location TBD.  More Information to come.

March 23 – We will host a Meet and Greet to have current Troop 29 parents meet new Webelo families.   Dessert and coffee will be provided and all troop parents are encouraged to attend.   Friends of Scouting Presentation will also be presented.

April 9 – Eagle COH. More Details to follow.

 Summer 2016 Planning – Maine High Adventure

  • Troop 29 would like to determine if there are scouts with interest in going on a High Adventure trip this summer. Please take a few minutes to look at the Maine High Adventure website for details. Mainehighadventure.org.  Information about MHA will be presented at future troop meetings.
  • The High Adventure trip will be separate from, and in addition to, the normal Summer Camp at Squanto. Scouts could potentially attend both Summer Camp and High Adventure or just one. Scouts will need to be 13 years old by Sept. 1, 2016 to attend High Adventure.
  • We are asking for scouts with initial interest to contact the Scoutmaster Mike McGuire or Assistant Scoutmaster Dan Conatser.

Changing patrol box/jug check in process:

  • Going forward, all cleaned patrol boxes and water jugs will need to be dropped off directly at the VFW in coordination and inspection with the scout Quartermaster.
  • Scouts will need to contact the Quatermaster once items are cleaned and coordinate a time to directly drop it off at the VFW.

Troop Recruiting Slide Show/Video – Hunter Klawson will be working on project to create a video to promote our troop as part of his merit badge.  Please send in any pictures you have of scouts on former trips to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net. 

 

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Troop News – 2/8/16

2/10/16  Troop Meeting

  • Down Hill Skiing permission slips due

2/12 – 2/13 Scout Shabbat

2/14  Scout Sunday at United Methodist Church at 10am

  • Scouts  are asked to participate in a couple of parts in the service in addition to presenting the colors.
  • We need 3 -4 scouts to participate to support our charter organization.
  • Please see Deb Ryan if you would like to participate.

2/26-2/28 Down Hill Skiing at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway NH 

  • Permission slips and payment due by 2/10/16   Cranmore-skiing-tubing
  • Adults: $105 with a 1 day lift ticket, $150 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Teen: 13-18: $100 with a 1 day lift ticket, $130 with a 2 day lift ticket
  • Jr 6-12: $90 with a 1 day lift ticket, $115 with a 2 day lift ticket.
  • Includes Pizza Sat night, vouchers for breakfast Saturday and Sunday and 2 Nights sleeping accommodations at the ski base lodge.  Lunch is on your own, plan on $15/Day.
  • It is important to know who is coming back Sunday am vs skiing the second day
  • We  usually leave earlier Friday night, since it is a long ride up.  For those coming back  Sunday am, arrival is usually a little later than 10 am.

Upcoming Troop Events and Outings:

March 19  – Overnight Saturday night only and  Orienteering.  Location TBD.  More Information to come.

March 23 – We will host a Meet and Greet to have current Troop 29 parents meet new Webelo families.   Dessert and coffee will be provided and all troop parents are encouraged to attend.   Friends of Scouting Presentation will also be presented.

April 9 – Eagle COH. More Details to follow.

 Summer 2016 Planning – Maine High Adventure

  • Troop 29 would like to determine if there are scouts with interest in going on a High Adventure trip this summer. Please take a few minutes to look at the Maine High Adventure website for details. Mainehighadventure.org.  Information about MHA will be presented at future troop meetings.
  • The High Adventure trip will be separate from, and in addition to, the normal Summer Camp at Squanto. Scouts could potentially attend both Summer Camp and High Adventure or just one. Scouts will need to be 13 years old by Sept. 1, 2016 to attend High Adventure.
  • We are asking for scouts with initial interest to contact the Scoutmaster Mike McGuire or Assistant Scoutmaster Dan Conatser.

2017 Northern Tier – Update: We will not be pursuing this trip due to not enough interest.

 

Changing patrol box/jug check in process:

  • Going forward, all cleaned patrol boxes and water jugs will need to be dropped off directly at the VFW in coordination and inspection with the scout Quartermaster.
  • Scouts will need to contact the Quatermaster once items are cleaned and coordinate a time to directly drop it off at the VFW.

Did you forget to sign up for Merit Badge University (MBU)? occ_mbu_2016_scout_form

  • Contact Anna dos Santos right away – anna.dossantos@comcast.net
  • It will be held on 3 Saturday mornings, 3/5, 3/12, & 3/26, 2016.
  • Each day will have 3 sessions, starting at 9:00am and ending at 12:40pm. Scouts can finish up to 3 MBs over the 3 weeks.
  • A payment of $15 per scout is also needed. The earlier you register the better chance you have of getting your first choices!
  • Please note that the form asks for 7 MB choices to be selected and ranked, since classes will fill up.

Troop Recruiting Slide Show/Video – Hunter Klawson will be working on project to create a video to promote our troop as part of his merit badge.  Please send in any pictures you have of scouts on former trips to Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net. 

 

3/26 Adult CPR/AED Training at MBU

  • Any registered adult leader interested in first aid training can take a training class while your scout is at MBU.
  • Pre registration is required and now open online at http://training.oldcolonycouncil.org

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Scout Sunday Reminder

Just a reminder about Scout Sunday!

Any scouts that attend mass are asked to wear their full  Class A uniform.

Scout Sunday at area Churches
Scout Sunday is celebrated at many churches in the area and may be celebrated on several Sunday’s in February.  Please check the bulletin at your church for timing and please have your son participate.
 
Scout Sunday at St. Mary’s (THIS SUNDAY FEB 7)
St. Mary’s in Franklin will be celebrating Scout Sunday THIS Sunday (Feb 7) at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Several adults will be there in uniform and we usually have a great turnout for Scouts as well. Please have your scouts meet in the lower church at 8:40 and we will enter the mass together and sit at the front of the church.
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Foxboro (THIS SUNDAY FEB 7)
Mr. Peter Geromini is coordinating Scout Sunday at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Foxboro. It will be the 8:30 AM service.  The church is located on 212  Main Street in Foxboro.  All are welcome, in fact if a scout from the troop/pack comes up to him  that morning he may give him a job since he will be coordinating the scouts who will be serving as ushers.

 

2/12 -13 Scout Shabbat

 

United Methodist Church in Franklin (SUNDAY FEB 14)

United Methodist Church in Franklin will observe Scout Sunday during their 10am service.  Please see Deb Ryan if you would like to participate

 

 

 

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Northern Tier Adventure Video

Troop 29 has been selected to attend Northern Tier High Adventure BSA Camp in 2017! Summer Northern Tier Flyer          T29 Northern Tier Adventure

Check out this video to see your next summer adventure…

If your scout* is interested, you need to take action NOW!

  • Inform Mr. McGuire at mike.mcg44@gmail.com or 508-520-3519
  • Submit a non-refundable $300 deposit by 2/5/15
  • If, as an adult, you are interested to be a leader, inform Mike and sign up now

We have a very short window to make a deposit to hold our spot.

*Scouts have to be 14 or older at the time of the trip.  Many more details to follow as we need to gauge interest now and potentially make a deposit. Fund raising is a must given the significant cost.

 

 

 

Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

 

 

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Northern Tier Canoeing Adventure

Troop 29 Northern Tier Canoeing Adventure
July 15, 2017 through July 23, 2017

As you know we have the opportunity to go on the Northern Tier Canoeing Adventure.  Please read the attached trip details and contact Mr. McGuire if you are interested.

T29 Northern Tier Adventure

Inform Mr. McGuire of your desire to go (mike.mcg44@gmail.com or (508) 520-3519)

Submit $300 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit by 2/5/2016 (no deposit, no trip – we need to put a deposit on the trip on 2/5 and cannot reserve for Scouts who have not paid).

We need at least two leaders and six youth to make this happen, so if you are interested SIGN UP NOW

 

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