April 20 – No Troop Meeting – Enjoy April Vacation
April 27 – Troop Meeting 7pm
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 – SIGN UP and PAYMENT DUE 4/22
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.
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 – BSA Swim Test – 3pm YMCA Franklin, MA Swim Test Sign Up
May 7 – Fundraiser – Car Wash @ Uno’s in Bellingham – 11:30-4:30. Sign up to help at the Car wash
Personal Fitness Merit Badge – Mrs. Roche will starting this merit badge with scouts interested. It would tentatively start May 18. Scouts, if you are interested, you must 1. Email Mrs. Roche at Jean.email@example.com (copy a parent as well, please) and 2. Get a booklet for the badge from the Librarian. Do not start the any exercise logs without prior planning and approval from Mrs. Roche.
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.
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: $395/scout and $325 for the 2nd or more scouts from same family.
- First installment of $200.00 is due at the 04/27.
- Final Payment due 5/11.
- All paperwork needs to be completed and submitted by 05/25.
- Coordinators: TJ Lynch (also attending camp and Tim Cook
As a reminder all activity sign-ups are now online, signed release forms and payment will still need to be handed in at the troop meetings or given to Mr. Klawson when required. To Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information: All Troop Sign Ups
Please provide updates to Amy Pepin, firstname.lastname@example.org, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.