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What’s For Dinner?

Head to Five Guys and Froyo Tonight!

  • We have made your dinner plans easy tonight – just head over to Five Guys and Froyo for dessert.  No cooking or cleaning AND the troop receives 15% of the proceeds!  Spread the word to your family and friends.   Only Froyo will you need to present the flyer for the troop to benefit.
  • Eat dinner at Five Guys any time between 5pm – 10pm.  No flyer needed.
  • Save room for dessert and take a short walk to Froyo from 3 – 9pm.  They will donate 15% with this flyer  Froyo Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9/26/16

September:

Sept 28 – Troop Meeting and COH 7pm – 8:30pm.  Charter School

  • The Troop’s COH will take place 8 – 8:30pm and all Troop 29 families are encouraged to attend.  Reception immediately following for the scouts and their families.
  • Troop families are asked to help with bring items to celebrate the achievements our scouts have made over the summer.
    • Families with last name from A-L please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from M-Z please bring a dessert
    •  Please bring nut free items to support those with allergies.

 

Sept 29  This Thursday   Dining Fundraiser at Five Guys & Froyo in Franklin

  • We have made your dinner plans easy this week – just head over to Five Guys and Froyo for dessert.  No cooking or cleaning AND the troop receives 15% of the proceeds!  Spread the word to your family and friends.   Only Froyo will you need to present the flyer for the troop to benefit.
  • Eat dinner at Five Guys any time between 5pm – 10pm.  No flyer needed.
  • Save room for dessert and take a short walk to Froyo from 3 – 9pm.  They will donate 15% with this flyer  Froyo Flyer

 

 

 

 

Neighborhood, Family/Friends Popcorn Sales

 
Don’t forget to ask your family and friends to help support scouting.   There are many ways you can sell popcorn and increase your personal sales to help the troop reach the sales goal of $15,000 and your scout goal of $450.
  • Send e-mails for online sales – popcorn will be shipped directly to your customers.  Each scout has been provide a unique code that will enable any online sales be credited directly to you as well as the troop.
  • Visit your neighborhood and take orders with the sales sheet provided.  There are more products available and a favorite that many are looking for is popcorn with chocolate!  All product will be available early December, in time for the holidays.  All orders need to be handed into Mr. Lewis no later than Nov. 2nd.
  • Visit neighborhoods with smaller show and sells – bring a wagon and some popcorn (or use a trunk of a car) and go house to house.   To get popcorn, just contact Mr. Lewis at 617-697-0827.

 

 Looking Ahead to October and November:

Oct 1- Eagle Project:   Older Scouts are needed to help Spencer Jolie’s Eagle Scout project this weekend on Saturday Oct 1, from 10am -12pm,  at the Snet Trail Head Parking Lot off Grove Street.   We will be constructing a picnic area and stairs. Dress appropriately and bring gloves, shovel and metal rack if possible.  Hours will count for community service hours for any badges or school requirements.  Please speak with Spencer at the Troop meeting Wednesday  if you are available.

Oct 5 – Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) at 6:30 pm.  Committee Meeting at 7:3o pm.

Oct 12 – NO Troop Meeting (Yom Kippur)

Oct 19 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School – with Webelos Open House

October 28-30 – Troop Outing – Lashing at Camp Sayre     Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop invites all Webelos interested in Troop 29 and Boy Scouting to attend our monthly outing.  
  • The Troop will be performing lashing activities (use of ropes to build structures) and camping at New England Base Camp (Camp Sayre).
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday October 28th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.   Troop returns to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.

Oct 26 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School

 

November 18-20Troop Outing – Archery   Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop will be performing archery as its monthly outing.  Details coming soon. 

 

Updated Troop Calendar

  • The Troop Calendar has been updated.  Specifically, the February trip has been rescheduled to take place earlier in February.  All of the fundraiser dinning events are noted and a spring carwash has been added in May.
  • Please update your calendars accordingly.  The Troop’s online calendar will be updated soon.
  • Updated Troop Calendar 9-8-16

 

Updated BSA Health Forms For New Scout Year

  • New BSA part A/B health forms are being collected at the start of the new scout year so that all adults and scouts have a signature date of September 2016 for ease of management.
  • Part A/B only require parent signature.  If you completed the forms online this past year, you can print off what you completed and sign the form to bring it current.
  • If you or your scout will be attending summer camp, later in the spring you can add part C that also requires doctor’s signature.
  • Please provide updated health forms to Gregg Klawson.
  • BSA Health Form:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.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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Troop News 9/19/16

September:

Sept 21 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School

  • This is the last day to turn in any completed Merit Badge Blue cards or have BORs for Rank Advancement to be presented at our COH next week.
  • If you have any blue water jugs, please clean them and bring them to the Wednesday troop meeting they are needed for the upcoming trip.  Please refer to How to Clean Water Jugs for the proper way to clean them.
  • All forms and Payment due for Sept Troop Outing.

Sept 23-25Troop Outing – Biking on Cape Cod – Forms and Payment due 9/21.

  • Base camp Friday night will be at Nickerson State Park in Brewster MA and on Saturday the troop will bike on Cape Cod (route(s) TBD).
  • We will return to base camp later Saturday and then return to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Cost $20

Sept 28 – Troop Meeting and COH 7pm – 8:30pm.  Charter School

  • The Troop’s COH will take place 8 – 8:30pm and all Troop 29 families are encouraged to attend.  Reception immediately following for the scouts and their families.
  • Troop families are asked to help with bring items to celebrate the achievements our scouts have made over the summer.
    • Families with last name from A-L please bring beverages (small bottles of water, juice, soda, etc)
    • Families with last name from M-Z please bring a dessert
    •  Please bring nut free items to support those with allergies.

Sept 29  Dining Fundraiser at Five Guys and Froyo in Franklin

  • Eat dinner at Five Guys any time between 5pm – 10pm and they will generously donate 15% of all sale proceeds that evening to Troop 29!  No flyer needed.
  • Save room for dessert and take a short walk to Froyo from 3 – 9pm.  They will donate 15% with this flyer  Froyo Flyer
  • Invite family and friends to our dining fundraiser and stay tuned in a couple of months for our next dining choice.

 

Incredible 1st Popcorn Show and Sell!

  • The troop had a fantastic 1st Show and Sell on Sunday receiving over $1200 in sales and donations.  This is an awesome start in our fundraising effort!
  • We have times open for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we encourage any scout that is not attending the bike trip to check your schedule and sign up at one of our Show and Sells.  Sign up Now!
  • Friday is at BassPro from 5 – 8pm, a very scout friendly location.  If we don’t have at least one scout and an adult sign up by Wed, we will be notifying BassPro we will not be selling at their location this week.
  • Refer to the Special Troop News for more information on Preparing for Show and Sells.

 

Updated Troop Calendar

  • The Troop Calendar has been updated.  Specifically, the February trip has been rescheduled to take place earlier in February.  All of the fundraiser dinning events are noted and a spring carwash has been added in May.
  • Please update your calendars accordingly.  The Troop’s online calendar will be updated soon.
  • Updated Troop Calendar 9-8-16

 

Updated BSA Health Forms For New Scout Year

  • New BSA part A/B health forms are being collected at the start of the new scout year so that all adults and scouts have a signature date of September 2016 for ease of management.
  • Part A/B only require parent signature.  If you completed the forms online this past year, you can print off what you completed and sign the form to bring it current.
  • If you or your scout will be attending summer camp, later in the spring you can add part C that also requires doctor’s signature.
  • Please provide updated health forms to Gregg Klawson.
  • BSA Health Form:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
  • All registered adults, MB councilors, parents helping with fundraisers or attending scout events – this applies to you.  Our Troop encourages all adults to stay current with their YPT training.
  • For registered adults, Old Colony Council is requiring renewal of YPT annually.  Please have yours completed by 12/1 as we prepare for our rechartering.
  • For all other adults, the BSA requirement to stay current by taking the online training every 2 years.   You can go to my.scouting.org to see your specific status.
  • YPT:   my.scouting.org

 Looking Ahead to October and November:

Oct 5 – Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) at 6:30 pm.  Committee Meeting at 7:3o pm.

Oct 12 – NO Troop Meeting (Yom Kippur)

Oct 19 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School – with Webelos Open House

October 28-30 – Troop Outing – Lashing at Camp Sayre     Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop invites all Webelos interested in Troop 29 and Boy Scouting to attend our monthly outing.  
  • The Troop will be performing lashing activities (use of ropes to build structures) and camping at New England Base Camp (Camp Sayre).
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday October 28th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.   Troop returns to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.

Oct 26 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School

November 18-20Troop Outing – Archery   Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop will be performing archery as its monthly outing.  Details coming soon. 

 

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 9/12/16

September:

Sept 14 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm.  –  ****Special Outdoor Meeting***

  • Meet at the picnic tables at the front entrance of the Charter School promptly at 7pm.
  • We will walk as a group over to the Town Common.
  • Bring headlamps or flashlights and a light jacket if needed.
  • A Troop News notification will be sent out Wed am if the forecast causes us to cancel.

Sept 21 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School

Sept 23-25Troop Outing – Biking on Cape Cod – Sign up Now

  • Base camp Friday night will be at Nickerson State Park in Brewster MA and on Saturday the troop will bike on Cape Cod (route(s) TBD).
  • We will return to base camp later Saturday and then return to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Cost $20

Sept 28 – Troop Meeting and COH 7pm – 8:30pm.  Charter School

Sept 29  Dining Fundraiser at Five Guys and Froyo in Franklin

  • Eat dinner at Five Guys any time between 5pm – 10pm and they will generously donate 15% of all sale proceeds that evening to Troop 29!  No flyer needed.
  • Save room for dessert and take a short walk to Froyo from 3 – 9pm.  They will donate 15% with this flyer  Froyo Flyer
  • Invite family and friends to our dining fundraiser and stay tuned in a couple of months for our next dining choice.

 

*  Please note: Troop Meeting have been extended to 90 minutes.

 

Popcorn Show and Sells –   Sign up Now!

  • Refer to the Special Troop News for more information on Preparing for Show and Sells.
  • As of today, sign ups are now open to scouts to sign up as many as they desire as they work towards incentive prizes provided by the troop based on sales.

 

Updated Troop Calendar

  • The Troop Calendar has been updated.  Specifically, the February trip has been rescheduled to take place earlier in February.  All of the fundraiser dinning events are noted and a spring carwash has been added in May.
  • Please update your calendars accordingly.  The Troop’s online calendar will be updated soon.
  • Updated Troop Calendar 9-8-16

 

Updated BSA Health Forms For New Scout Year

  • New BSA part A/B health forms are being collected at the start of the new scout year so that all adults and scouts have a signature date of September 2016 for ease of management.
  • Part A/B only require parent signature.  If you completed the forms online this past year, you can print off what you completed and sign the form to bring it current.
  • If you or your scout will be attending summer camp, later in the spring you can add part C that also requires doctor’s signature.
  • Please provide updated health forms to Gregg Klawson.
  • BSA Health Form:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Youth Protection Training (YPT)
  • All registered adults, MB councilors, parents helping with fundraisers or attending scout events – this applies to you.  Our Troop encourages all adults to stay current with their YPT training.
  • For registered adults, Old Colony Council is requiring renewal of YPT annually.  Please have yours completed by 12/1 as we prepare for our rechartering.
  • For all other adults, the BSA requirement to stay current by taking the online training every 2 years.   You can go to my.scouting.org to see your specific status.
  • YPT:   my.scouting.org

 Up Coming Events:

October 28-30 – Troop Outing – Lashing at Camp Sayre     Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop invites all Webelos interested in Troop 29 and Boy Scouting to attend our monthly outing.  
  • The Troop will be performing lashing activities (use of ropes to build structures) and camping at New England Base Camp (Camp Sayre).
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday October 28th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.   Troop returns to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.

November 18-20Troop Outing – Archery   Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop will be performing archery as its monthly outing.  Details coming soon. 

 

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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Special Troop News: Popcorn Selling Preparation

Prepare Before Your First Show and Sell

 

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Popcorn Trivia:  Have you ever heard of mauve popcorn?   It is unique in color (yes mauve) and has a crunchy kernel that has virtually no hulls.  What does that mean?  It won’t get stuck in between your teeth.  It taste great, fewer calories than other snacks and it is gluten free.
Scouts Tips:
  • Be in your Class A with a smile.  Remember, you are selling scouting, not popcorn
  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early at your selling location to set up, or enable a smooth transition from the shift before yours.
  • Set up and maintain your “store front” by creating pyramids of the similar popcorn product on top of the boxes.  Keep the area need and attractive.
  • The night before, practice with your family your sales pitch and be familiar with the items $25 and below because that will be at our Show and Sells.
  • Have fun!
Adult Tips:
  • Take Youth Protection Training, if not current in the last 2 years  Just go to my.scouting.org to take the short online training.
  • Be prepared to take credit card sales a couple of days before you shift.   If you have not received an email from PayAnywhere inviting you to set up an account, email Deb Ryan at mjryan4@comcast.net.  Follow the attached instructions after you have followed the prompts of the invitation. getting-started-with-your-online-sales
  • 1st Shift Adult:   Please get your supplies (popcorn, seed money and credit card swipe) from Brian Lewis at 12 Catherine Ave. Franklin.   Please plan timing so that you give about 15 minutes for set up with scouts before the fist shift begins.  Meet with location store manager for clarification of set up location.
  • Last Shift Adult:  Please ensure scouts clean up the location and the scouts thank the store manager for allowing the troop to use their store front.  Bring all supplies and sign in/out information back to Brian Lewis at 12 Catherine Ave.
  • Each shift adult will coordinate sign in/out of scouts and manage money and credit card transactions.  There will be no need to take inventory of product or count money.

Popcorn Show and Sells –   Sign up Now!

  • There are many show and sell opportunities the troop has created.  Each scout is encouraged to sign up for 2 show and sell shifts no later than 9/11.  
  • On 9/12, what ever show and sells remain, it will be open to scouts to sign up as many as they desire as they work towards incentive prizes provided by the troop based on sales.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:
Deb Ryan at 508-317-6317  mjryan4@comcast.net
Brian Lewis at 617-697-0827 lewisbrk@verizon.net
 

 

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 9/6/16

September:

Sept. 7 – Troop Meeting – 7pm -8:30pm*.  Charter School  Popcorn Fund Raiser Kickoff  – Important information for Scouts and Parents.  See more details below.

Sept 11 –  Opportunity to Serve Our Charter Organization
  • Franklin United Methodist Church has asked our troop’s help to set up tables and chairs for their rally day.
  • Set up will be from 9 – 9:45am and take down around 1pm.
  • Please let Mr. McGuire know if you are able to help either shift.  We are looking for 4 scouts for each the set up and take down.

Sept 11 – Eagle Scout Project – Kinley Baird is looking for assistance at the VFW for his Eagle Project. If you are available to help from 1-3pm.  Weeding the front bed is needed, so please just bring gloves. If you have any questions you can contact Kinley at kinley.baird@gmail.com.

Sept 14 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm.  –  We will have a special troop meeting outdoors, weather permitting. Check Troop News for confirmation of the details.

Sept 21 – Troop Meeting – 7pm-8:30pm. Charter School

Sept 23-25Troop Outing – Biking on Cape Cod – Sign up Now

  • Base camp Friday night will be at Nickerson State Park in Brewster MA and on Saturday the troop will bike on Cape Cod (route(s) TBD).
  • We will return to base camp later Saturday and then return to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Cost $20

Sept 28 – Troop Meeting and COH 7pm – 8:30pm.  Charter School

Sept 29  Dining Fundraiser at Five Guys and Froyo in Franklin

  • Eat dinner at Five Guys any time between 5pm – 10pm and they will generously donate 15% of all sale proceeds that evening to Troop 29!  No flyer needed.
  • Save room for dessert and take a short walk to Froyo from 3 – 9pm.  They will donate 15% with this flyer  Froyo Flyer
  • Invite family and friends to our dining fundraiser and stay tuned in a couple of months for our next dining choice.

 

*  Please note: Troop Meeting have been extended to 90 minutes.

 

Popcorn Fund Raiser Kickoff – 9/7/16

  • During this week’s troop meeting, both scouts and adults will receive important kick off information for our primary troop fundraiser.
  • The troop goal for this fundraiser is to sell $15,000 of popcorn and 45% of the proceeds will be for the troop and 25% will go to council to support the many programs that our troop benefits directly.
  • There are many show and sell opportunities the troop has created.  Each scout is encouraged to sign up for 2 show and sell shifts no later than 9/11.  
  • On 9/12, what ever show and sells remain, it will be open to scouts to sign up as many as they desire as they work towards incentive prizes provided by the troop based on sales.
  • All adults that help in the show and sell will need to have current YPT.   See the YPT announcement further in this troop news.

Popcorn Show and Sells –   Sign up Now!

Youth Protection Training (YPT)
  • All registered adults, MB councilors, parents helping with fundraisers or attending scout events – this applies to you.  Our Troop encourages all adults to stay current with their YPT training.
  • For registered adults, Old Colony Council is requiring renewal of YPT annually.  Please have yours completed by 12/1 as we prepare for our rechartering.
  • For all other adults, the BSA requirement to stay current by taking the online training every 2 years.   You can go to my.scouting.org to see your specific status.
  • YPT:   my.scouting.org
Updated BSA Health Forms For New Scout Year
  • New BSA part A/B health forms are being collected at the start of the new scout year so that all adults and scouts have a signature date of September 2016 for ease of management.
  • Part A/B only require parent signature.  If you completed the forms online this past year, you can print off what you completed and sign the form to bring it current.
  • If you or your scout will be attending summer camp, later in the spring you can add part C that also requires doctor’s signature.
  • Please provide updated health forms to Gregg Klawson.
  • BSA Health Form:   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

Up Coming Events:

October 28-30 – Troop Outing – Lashing at Camp Sayre     Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop invites all Webelos interested in Troop 29 and Boy Scouting to attend our monthly outing.  
  • The Troop will be performing lashing activities (use of ropes to build structures) and camping at New England Base Camp (Camp Sayre).
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday October 28th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.   Troop returns to Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.

 

November 18-20Troop Outing – Archery   Sign Up Now

  • This month the troop will be performing archery as its monthly outing.  Details coming soon. 

 

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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