Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

Due to the weather, the Memorial Day parade is cancelled.

The 12:00 noon ceremony on the common will continue as planned.

Memorial Day is a day to honor our Veteran’s, especially the Veterans that have left us over the past year.  As a community we continue to have the important task of ringing the watch and sounding the taps for our deceased Veterans.

Please join the community at 12noon on the Franklin Town Common in honoring our Veterans that have gave us the freedoms that we have today.

Troop 29 will take down the ceremonial area immediately following – if you are able, please plan to stay to assist in this effort.

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Memorial Day Parade

Please look for a troop news tomorrow morning if there are changes due to weather that causes the parade to be cancelled.  The parade will go on if it is lightly raining.   Decisions will be made by those coordinating the parade around 8 – 8:30am tomorrow.

Those supporting the set up, please continue to plan to arrive around 7:15 am at the VFW.  We might have to be flexible as the morning proceeds.

What a tribute to our veterans if we endure the weather and show up strong in their honor!

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Troop News 5/24/2016

May Events:

May 25 –  Troop Meeting  – 7pm. 

  • Deadline to Sign up for Zip Lining Trip  Zip Lining Sign Up
  • All Summer Camp Paperwork due!

May 30 –  Memorial Day Parade  – Parade starts at 10:30am   Parade and Ceremonial Sign Up

Ceremonial Set up:

  • Scouts and Adults are needed to help set up and take down.
  • Set up – meet at VFW at 7:15am Monday 5/30th
  • Take Down – at the Commons immediately following Ceremony, probably  around 1pm

Parade Details: 

  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave.   Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier.  **This is a new starting location**
  • All scouts should attend, unless marching with their school band
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen.
  • Parade concludes at Commons around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony

 

June Events:   

June 1 – PLC Meeting 6:30pm
June 4 – 5  –  Scout Leadership Training Weekend (ILST)
  • For the newly elected and appointed scout leaders, there will be a weekend camp out of training that is mandatory.
  • On 6/4 in the morning, the newly defined PLC will plan for next years events
  • Joining in the afternoon will be the rest of the newly appointed leaders.
  • Please mark this weekend on your calendars and after the 5/18 elections, finalization of location and attendees
June 3-4  Conclave  Camp Hinds, Raymond ME
  • For our OA scouts:  Section NE – 1’s annual conclave will be coming to Camp Hinds 6/3 – 5.  You can expect a week-end filled with the best training, activities, food and fun the section has to offer.  Sing up online at tisquantum.org

June 8 – Troop Meeting and Committee Meeting – 7pm

June 15 – Court of Honor (COH) and Family Picnic – More details and sign up soon!

 

June 24-25  –  Zip Lining Trip – MUST SIGN UP BY MAY 25.  Fee Due  June 15th

This month the troop will be Zip Lining at Zoar Outdoors in Charlemont, MA.  Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm.  Base camp Friday night will be at Country Aire Campground in Charlemont, MA.  Saturday we will zip line returning to base camp later that day.

Important:  Scouts must weigh at least 70 lbs and no more than 250 lbs to be allowed to zip line. They must be at least 10 years old as well.  Adults will stay on the ground at the Zoar site in case of any emergencies.

Both the Zip Line Canopy Tour Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out with emergency contact info, signed and $90 fee paid by check to the Troop prior to the trip.   Submit completed forms and check to the troop activity administrator Gregg Klawson by June 15th.

 

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.

Summer Camp Forms and Fee Information

Packing & What to Bring to Summer Camp

Troop 29 Summer Camp Logistics & Directions

  • 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, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

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Troop News 5/16/2016

May Events:

May 18 –  Troop Meeting – 7pm – Troop Elections

  • The troop will hold elections for leadership and Order of the Arrow
  • Leadership positions will include Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders.  Scouts, please begin to think about if you would like to serve in any leadership position and let your SPL or Scout Master know at this week’s troop meeting.
  • Order of the Arrow candidates will also be voted for.   The troop is changing the timing of this vote so that all scouts can be included in the vote.

May 19 – DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR JUNE ZIP LINING TRIP   Zip Lining Sign Up

  • Zip Lining at Zoar Outdoors in Charlemont, MA
  • Cost: $90 per scout
  • See below for more details

May 25 –  Troop Meeting  – 7pm.  All Summer Camp Paperwork due!

May 30 –  Memorial Day Parade  – Parade starts at 10:30am   Parade and Ceremonial Sign Up

Ceremonial Set up:

  • Scouts and Adults are needed to help set up and take down.
  • Set up – meet at VFW at 7:15am Monday 5/30th
  • Take Down – at the Commons immediately following Ceremony, probably  around 1pm

Parade Details: 

  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave.   Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier.  **This is a new starting location**
  • All scouts should attend, unless marching with their school band
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen.
  • Parade concludes at Commons around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony

 

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.roche@comcast.net (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.

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.

 

 

June Events:   

June 1 – PLC Meeting 6:30pm
June 4 – 5  –  Scout Leadership Training Weekend (ILST)
  • For the newly elected and appointed scout leaders, there will be a weekend camp out of training that is mandatory.
  • On 6/4 in the morning, the newly defined PLC will plan for next years events
  • Joining in the afternoon will be the rest of the newly appointed leaders.
  • Please mark this weekend on your calendars and after the 5/18 elections, finalization of location and attendees
6/3 – 6/4 Conclave  Camp Hinds, Raymond ME
For our OA scouts:  Section NE – 1’s annual conclave will be coming to Camp Hinds 6/3 – 5.  You can expect a week-end filled with the best training, activities, food and fun the section has to offer.  Sing up online at tisquantum.org

 

June 8 – Troop Meeting and Committee Meeting – 7pm

 

June 24-25  –  Zip Lining Trip – MUST SIGN UP BY MAY 18.  Fee Due  June 15th

This month the troop will be Zip Lining at Zoar Outdoors in Charlemont, MA.  Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm.  Base camp Friday night will be at Country Aire Campground in Charlemont, MA.  Saturday we will zip line returning to base camp later that day.

Important:  Scouts must weigh at least 70 lbs and no more than 250 lbs to be allowed to zip line. They must be at least 10 years old as well.  Adults will stay on the ground at the Zoar site in case of any emergencies.

Both the Zip Line Canopy Tour Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out with emergency contact info, signed and $90 fee paid by check to the Troop prior to the trip.   Submit completed forms and check to the troop activity administrator Gregg Klawson by June 15th.

 

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.

Summer Camp Forms and Fee Information

Packing & What to Bring to Summer Camp

Troop 29 Summer Camp Logistics & Directions

  • 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, amypepin@comcast.net, before 9am on Monday to be included in that week’s Troop News.

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Troop News 5/9/2016

May Events:

May 11 –  Troop Meeting and Committee Meeting – 7pm

  • Please bring all cleaned patrol boxes and water jugs to the meeting to be  inspected by the scout Quartermaster.
  • Troop elections for Senir Patrol Leader and the five Patrol Leaders will take place on May 18. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit your name to Mr. McGuire by May 11. Anyone in the troop is eligible to run for SPL. Each patrol will vote on its own patrol leader. We will also be electing eligible scouts for the Order of the Arrow on the 18. Please be sure to attend so that your vote counts.

May 18 –  Troop Meeting – 7pm – Troop Elections

  • The troop will hold elections for leadership and Order of the Arrow
  • Leadership positions will include Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders.  Scouts, please begin to think about if you would like to serve in any leadership position and let your SPL or Scout Master know at this week’s troop meeting.
  • Order of the Arrow candidates will also be voted for.   The troop is changing the timing of this vote so that all scouts can be included in the vote.

May 25 –  Troop Meeting  – 7pm

May 30 –  Memorial Day Parade – Details soon!

 

Eagle Project:   Wheelchair Accessible Walkway   Sunday May 15th  3-6pm at Wrentham Development Center

Come help out at Karlan DeWitt’s eagle scout project next weekend on Sunday May 15th from about 2:30-5:30 or less at the Wrentham Developmental center. We will be creating a walkway that’s wheelchair accessible along with other landscaping and overall improvements.  It will probably range around round 3 hours and will count for community service hours for any badges or school requirements. We will only need 2-3 people and we can provide means of transportation. With a dislocated sholder I could really use the help!   If you are interested or have any questions you can contact me at karlan.dewitt@gmail.com or just talk to him at any of the meetings.

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.roche@comcast.net (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.

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.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL LIFE SCOUTS:

Effective  Thursday, April 28, all Eagle Boards and Eagle Project Reviews will now be permanently held at:

St. Mary’s Parish Auditorium

205 Washington Street

East Walpole, MA    (across from Bird Park)

Starting time remains the same at 7:30 pm.   2016 Eagle BOR Schedule

June Events:

June 4 – 5  –  Scout Leadership Training Weekend (ILST)
  • For the newly elected and appointed scout leaders, there will be a weekend camp out of training that is mandatory.
  • On 6/4 in the morning, the newly defined PLC will plan for next years events
  • Joining in the afternoon will be the rest of the newly appointed leaders.
  • Please mark this weekend on your calendars and after the 5/18 elections, finalization of location and attendees
6/3 – 6/4 Conclave  Camp Hinds, Raymond ME
For our OA scouts:  Section NE – 1’s annual conclave will be coming to Camp Hinds 6/3 – 5.  You can expect a week-end filled with the best training, activities, food and fun the section has to offer.  Sing up online at tisquantum.org

June 24-25  –  Zip Lining Trip – More Details Soon!!

 

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.

Summer Camp Forms and Fee Information

Packing & What to Bring to Summer Camp

Troop 29 Summer Camp Logistics & Directions

  • Coordinators:    TJ Lynch (also attending camp and Tim Cook

 

Scouts Barriers to Abuse
Updated policies for the safety and well-being of its members (both youth and adult).  Scouts and Parents should read over the safeguards.  http://www.cccbsa.org/images/pdfs/ScoutingBarrierstoAbuse2016-03-04.pdf

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

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Car Wash Is On!

The car wash is on!!!  After potential rain this morning, forecast shows very little chance of rain for our car wash.  If you have been waiting until you learned the green light is on and have not yet signed up – please do so this morning for planning purposes.

Don’t forget to encourage friends and family to bring their cars to be washed.

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Car Wash Tomorrow! – May 7

Just a reminder that the Troop’s Fundraiser is tomorrow!  Saturday May 7 –  Car Wash @ Uno’s in Bellingham – 11:30-4:30pm. 

All scouts  need to participate in this event to ensure success for the Troop.    Each scout should sign up to volunteer for a minimum of 2.5 hours.

If a scout hasn’t signed up yet, please sign up for a time slot or two   Car wash

All scouts and  any leaders that join us should:

  • Wear their class A uniform – this is an important part of our marketing effort to show we are Boy Scout Troop 29 
  • Wear sun screen
  • Please eat before arriving
  • Bring a water bottle and snack

 

Should there be any change due to weather, an update will be sent out tomorrow 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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