Monthly Archives: September 2017

Troop News 9/25/17

9/27  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – COH

  • Court of Honor will begin at 8pm.  Light refreshments will be provided by the Troop.
  • Boys should wear Class A+ for COH – Uniform shirt, Scout appropriate pants, belt, dark shoes, bolo, Troop hat and merit badge sash.
  • Bring any completed popcorn order forms.
  • Health Forms – We need all scouts and adults attending trips to complete Health Forms (A and B). Completed forms now are good through Spring 2018.

10/4 PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Charter School.  

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

10/11  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to sign up for the Oct Troop Outing – Biking
  • Webelo Open House

10/18  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Popcorn Order Forms Due!
  • Oct Troop Outing Forms and payment due.

10/20-22  Troop Outing – Biking on Cape Cod

  • Base camp Friday night will be at Greenough Scout Reservation in Yarmouthport and on Saturday the troop will bike on the Cape Cod Rail Trail.  We will return to base camp later Saturday.
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday October 20th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.    On Sunday morning we will then return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • In addition to the normal troop camping pack list (Troop 29 camping checklist), proper bicycle equipment is needed including a helmet.
  • Deadline to sign up – 10/11. 
  • Cost $20.  due 10/18.
  • Sign up Now!

 

10/25  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

Looking Ahead to November….

11/1 PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Charter School.  

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

11/8  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

11/11  Eagle Court of Honor

11/15  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

11/17-11/19  Troop Outing –  Day hike hiking Mt Monadnock

  • Base camp Friday night and the troop hike Saturday.   More Details soon!
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday November 17th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.    On Sunday morning we will then return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Webelos may join us.

 

 

Popcorn Fundraiser Update

We had another great weekend selling popcorn.  If you haven’t signed up yet for a show and sell spot, please do!!   There are still shifts this coming weekend that need to be filled by scouts and adults    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AABAB2CA7FF2-popcorn1.  (Note: adults need to have current YPT training.   This is a 30 min online class that can be found at my.scouting.org.)

All scouts currently registered with the troop need to participate to support the troop with a selling goal is $450.  Those scouts that reach the goal, recharging expenses of $85 will be waived.   We are estimated that each hour a scout participates in a Show & Sell will bring him $50 closer to his goal.    Please encourage your scout to also visit neighbors, friends and family to reach his goal.

The due date for order forms  is 10/18.  We want all order forms, completed or blank to be handed in by that date to account for all scouts.  If you are done with that part of selling – hand in your form at any troop meeting leading up to the 18th along with the collected money.

 

 

Adult Leadership Opportunities:

We are a small troop and need your help to deliver a quality program.    Please contact Deb Ryan (mjryan4@comcast.net) to see what opportunity would be a good fit for you.

  • Assistant Scoutmaster(s):  An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.    It enables you to directly have a positive impact on scouts guiding them in their scouting journey.  We understand your schedule might not enable you to be at each troop meeting or outing – it is our goal to build a strong bench of ASMs that are trained and provide the right level of support to the scouts as they lead and learn new skills.
  • Troop Committee roles:   The Troop Committee conducts the business of the troop, setting policy, supporting the Scoutmaster and scouts with planned activities.   In addition, the committee has the responsibility to conduct boards of review with the scouts.   We do have specific roles within the committee that are available now or in the near future.  Below are their job descriptions.
    • (Jan)  Troop Equipment Coordinator:  The unit equipment coordinator is appointed by the committee chairman to work with the youth Quartermaster and is responsible inventory, storage, and maintenance of

 

Dressed for Scouts!

 

  • Always were your Class A uniform to Troop Meetings.
  • Make sure  you have your shirt, appropriate pants, belt and shoes.
  • Don’t forget to take your uniform with you and change if you are coming from another event before the troop meeting.
  • Check out these helpful uniform tips !

 

 

Troop Calendar

 

 

YPT Training 

  • Now is the time to update your YPT training, it takes only 25 minutes and you are then current for your role and just working with the scouts.  It is the goal of our troop to have each adult be trained in this area.
  • To take the training, go to http://my.scouting.org/

 

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Troop News 9/18/17

9/20  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • This is the last day to have MB signed and Rank Conferences before next week’s COH.  Please plan accordingly.  Adult Committee members will be needed participate on BORs.

9/27  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – COH

10/4 PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Charter School.  

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

10/11  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

10/18  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Popcorn Order Forms Due!

10/20-22  Troop Outing.  More Details Soon!

10/25  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

Popcorn Fundraiser Update

A big shoutout to the scouts yesterday who helped kick off our fundraiser!  It was an amazing day yesterday –   the community responded in a very big way to our scouts as they promoted scouting.    There are still shifts this coming weekend that need to be filled by scouts and adults    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AABAB2CA7FF2-popcorn1.  (Note: adults need to have current YPT training.   This is a 30 min online class that can be found at my.scouting.org.)

Each scout has a goal of selling $450 of popcorn to hep meet troop funding needs.   We are estimated that each hour a scout participates in a Show & Sell will bring him $50 closer to his goal.    Please encourage your scout to also visit neighbors, friends and family to reach his goal.   If your scout is able to reach or exceed the goal, the troop will waive rechartering costs which is has increased this year.

 

Adult Leadership Opportunities:

We are a small troop and need your help to deliver a quality program.    Please contact Deb Ryan (mjryan4@comcast.net) to see what opportunity would be a good fit for you.

  • Assistant Scoutmaster(s):  An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.    It enables you to directly have a positive impact on scouts guiding them in their scouting journey.  We understand your schedule might not enable you to be at each troop meeting or outing – it is our goal to build a strong bench of ASMs that are trained and provide the right level of support to the scouts as they lead and learn new skills.
  • Troop Committee roles:   The Troop Committee conducts the business of the troop, setting policy, supporting the Scoutmaster and scouts with planned activities.   In addition, the committee has the responsibility to conduct boards of review with the scouts.   We do have specific roles within the committee that are available now or in the near future.  Below are their job descriptions.

 

Dressed for Scouts!

 

  • Always were your Class A uniform to Troop Meetings.
  • Make sure  you have your shirt, appropriate pants, belt and shoes.
  • Don’t forget to take your uniform with you and change if you are coming from another event before the troop meeting.
  • Check out these helpful uniform tips !

 

 

Troop Calendar

 

 

YPT Training 

  • Now is the time to update your YPT training, it takes only 25 minutes and you are then current for your role and just working with the scouts.  It is the goal of our troop to have each adult be trained in this area.
  • To take the training, go to http://my.scouting.org/

 

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This Weekend’s Troop Activities

Just a quick reminder….

Popcorn Show & Sells Begins Sunday:  We have one shift open from 2 – 4pm at Walmart.   Historically this is the best day and best location for our fundraiser.  Let’s fill up all shifts to for a great start!     http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AABAB2CA7FF2-popcorn1.

 

Panera Dining Fundraiser This Saturday from Open until Close at the Franklin Panera.   Share this attached flyer with friends and family to support Troop 29.   The flyer will be needed so that up to 20% of proceeds will be shared with the troop.   Panera Flyer

 

 

 

 

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Popcorn Show & Sell Preparation: Location of Popcorn update!

The popcorn will be stored will be stored at the Hardt’s home 5  Calistoga Way, Franklin!   The prior post has been updated accordingly.  Please review before you head out for your show and sell day.

 

  

 

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Popcorn Show & Sell Preparation (updated)

Before Your First Show and Sell

The troop thank’s Jon Apicella and Kaye Hardt for taking on the role of coordinating our popcorn fundraising efforts.   The product will be stored at the Hardt’s home and together Kaye and Jon will be capturing our fundraising efforts and scout participation.

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 $30 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 Selling Popcorn with PayAnywhere Credit Card Reader instructions after you have followed the prompts of the invitation.
  • 1st Shift Adult:   Please get your supplies (popcorn, seed money and credit card swipe) from Kaye Hardt at 5 Calistoga Way, 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 Kaye Hardt at 5 Calistoga Way, Franklin.
  • 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.

Sign up now!  Many shifts are available, including time on this Sunday!!

 

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:

Deb Ryan at 508-317-6317  mjryan4@comcast.net

Jon Apicella at 617-817-2782 jdapicella@gmail.com

Kaye Hardt at 617-694-9267 hardtfamily4@gmail.com

 

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Troop News 9/11/17

9/13  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Parent Meeting @ 7pm

9/15   OA Ordeal Weekend

  • This is for just called out Ordeal Candidates, Brotherhood Candidates or Arrowmen (adults and scouts).
  • Sign up and details can be found in the calendar section of  http://www.oldcolonycouncil.org

9/16  Panera Dinning Fundraiser

  • Our dinning fundraisers are fully coordinated by scouts in the troop.
  • Panera’s will be from Open until Close of the Franklin Panera.   Share this attached flyer with friends and family to support Troop 29.   The flyer will be needed so that up to 20% of proceeds will be shared with the troop.   Panera Flyer

9/20  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

9/27  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – COH

 

Popcorn Fundraising:

Each scout has the goal of $450 to contribute to our troop as well as local scouting.    If your scout is able to achieve or exceed this goal, the Troop will pay on his behalf all BSA rechartering expenses as a thank you.   There are 3 ways to meet this goal:

1.   Sell directly to friends, family and your neighborhood using the order sheet that was mailed directly to your home in August.  This selling window is from 9/3 – 10/18.   All money and order forms are due back to Mrs. Ryan no later than the troop meeting on 10/18.   Popcorn will be delivered back to your scout before Thanksgiving.

2.  Participate in the Troop’s scheduled Show and Sells.   It is our projection (based on last year) that every hour your scout participates in this method will being him $50 closer to his goal.    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AABAB2CA7FF2-popcorn1.  Sign up now to lock in at least 2 slots per scout.   Adults with current YPT are needed as well for each shift.

3.  Sell to family and friends via online.   Selling window is also from 9/3 – 10/18 to be included in incentives.  Further information on setting up your scouts personalized webpage:     Online Sales Info     

 

Adult Leadership Opportunities:

We are a small troop and need your help to deliver a quality program.    Please contact Deb Ryan (mjryan4@comcast.net) to see what opportunity would be a good fit for you.

  • Assistant Scoutmaster(s):  An Assistant Scoutmaster is one of the adult leaders age 18 or over who assist the Scoutmaster in delivering the troop program.    It enables you to directly have a positive impact on scouts guiding them in their scouting journey.  We understand your schedule might not enable you to be at each troop meeting or outing – it is our goal to build a strong bench of ASMs that are trained and provide the right level of support to the scouts as they lead and learn new skills.
  • Troop Committee roles:   The Troop Committee conducts the business of the troop, setting policy, supporting the Scoutmaster and scouts with planned activities.   In addition, the committee has the responsibility to conduct boards of review with the scouts.   We do have specific roles within the committee that are available now or in the near future.  Below are their job descriptions.

 

 

Troop Calendar

 

 

YPT Training 

  • Now is the time to update your YPT training, it takes only 25 minutes and you are then current for your role and just working with the scouts.  It is the goal of our troop to have each adult be trained in this area.
  • To take the training, go to http://my.scouting.org/

 

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Troop Meeting is Wed 9/6

9/6 (Wed) is our first troop meeting at the Charter School.   Sorry for any confusion…. Must be too focused on Patriots game on 9/7  🙂

 

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