Troop News 10/10/17

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

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

Popcorn Fundraiser

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 estimate that each hour a scout participates in a Show & Sell will bring him $50 closer to his goal. The more shifts you are able to do, the closer you become to your sales goals.  Sign up for available shifts now!  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.)   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.

 

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

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 – at Franklin United Methodist Church. 84 West Central St.   4pm.

  • All Families are encouraged to attend to honor our scouts who have reached Eagle Rank.

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.

11/19  Thanksgiving at Squanto for the whole family

11/22  No Troop Meeting – Thanksgiving Break

11/29  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

2018 Rechartering

  • We want to begin to identify both adults and scouts that plan to continue their scouting with Troop 29.  Each family must complete this form and provide back to Deb Ryan by 11/29.  
  • Rechartering invoices will be issues after our fundraiser efforts

Invite a Friend!

  • Share the adventure of scouting with your friends.   It is not too late to invite them to our bike trip this month.   Maybe you have friends that enjoy hiking – invite them to our November trip.
  • This scouting year, think about how you can share you adventures in scouting with your friends.
  • If your friend joins our troop, you will be entered into a drawing that will take place in October and November for some cool technology.   Visit https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/program/recruitment/ for details.

 

12/2  Winter Camp Workshop   8am – 4pm

  • Winter camping have you nervous?  Perhaps the greatest magic of winter camping is the satisfaction of having successfully met the challenge and doing more than you thought you could.
  • Attend the winter camping workshop and learn how winter camping can be rewarding experience with fantastic memories to boot.
  • You will learn winter safety, how to get more use out of your current 3 season gear, cooking, how to get a good night’s rest, how to stay warm.
  • This is open to both adults and scouts.   Contact Mr. McGuire if you are interested in attending.

 

New Council Center Hours

Effective 10/16 New Council Service Center hours:  M,W, F 10am – 2pm.  Closed T and TH.

 

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

 

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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