Troop News 4/11/2016

April 13Troop Meeting and Committee Meeting at 7pm.  Summer Camp Informational Meeting will also be held at 7pm for any parents interested.

MISSING EQUIPMENT:  In checking our equipment for the upcoming back packing trip, we are missing several back pack stoves and cooking gear.  Please have your scout check in their backpacks to see if they accidently brought them home with them.  The stove is very small and should be in a black nylon bag and the cooking gear consists of small pots that nest together.  Also, if you have any blue water jugs, bring them to the next troop meeting.

April 29 – May 1 – Troop Outing – Day Hiking in Western MA

This month the troop will be day hiking in Western Massachusetts.  Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday April 29th.   Base camp Friday night will be at Moses Scout Reservation in Russell MA and on Saturday we will drive to a trail near Mt Washington MA and day hike.  We will return to base camp later Saturday and then return to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.

Click Here to Sign up for the April Hiking Trip

The BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out with emergency contact info, signed and $20 fee paid by check prior to the trip.   Submit completed form and check to the troop activity administrator Gregg Klawson or troop committee chair Deb Ryan by April 22nd.

 

Eagle Project: Blood Drive   Saturday April 30 9-3pm  at the Charter School

Matthew Pepin is hosting a Blood Drive in Partnership with Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Any adults available to donate blood are welcome to sign up.  Scouts who are not attending the hiking trip can contact Matt to help out during the event.    For more information and to sign up to donate blood click here

 

May 1 – Tentative BSA Swim Test – More details soon!

 

May 7 –  Fundraiser – Car Wash @ Uno’s in Bellingham – 11:30-4:30.  Sign up to help at the Car wash

 

May 20-22 – Troop Outing – Canoeing

This month the troop will be canoeing on the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire.  Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday May 20th.   Base camp Friday night will be at Branch Brook Campground in Campton, NH.

Click Here to Sign up for the May Canoe Trip

Both the Canoe rental company Ski Fanatics release form and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out with emergency contact info, signed and $40 fee paid by check to the Troop prior to the trip.   Submit completed forms and check to the troop activity administrator Gregg Klawson by May 6th.

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp 2016

  • Location: Camp Squanto (200 Cuttersfield Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360)
  • Dates:  July 17th to 23rd (check-in Sunday afternoon, pickup Saturday -times TBD)
  • Cost: Based on recent years, estimate is $385 to $400-half due 4/27, balance due 5/25
  • Coordinators:    TJ Lynch (also attending camp and Tim Cook

 

Medical form (as required by BSA guidelines for all scouts and volunteers) can be found at:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf  Other specific details will not be available until the council’s kickoff meeting at the end of the month. We will make an announcement for the scouts at the troop meeting on March 30th.  All other forms, merit badge class options, and gear lists will be available for the announcements on April 4th.

For parents of any scouts wishing to attend camp, we will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 13th, at 7 PM (simultaneous to the regular troop meeting).

For any immediate questions or concerns, please contact Tim Cook, 508-361-9354.

 

To Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups

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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