Troop News 10/23/17

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

2018 Rechartering Information Needed NOW

  • We need to identify both adults and scouts that plan to continue their scouting with Troop 29.   Council has changed the process and deadlines for Rechartering and we need to complete the process by the end of November.
  • Each family must complete this form and provide it back to Deb Ryan by 10/25.
  • Forms will also be available at the Troop meeting.
  • It is very important for families to let us know which scouts will be with the troop into this next year so that we can recharter accurately.

Health Forms Required

  • Health Forms (Part A and B) (signed as of this fall) are needed before the scout and/or adult attends any further outings.  Part A & B do not need to be signed by a doctor, just the parent.
  • Health Forms
  • Updated Health Forms should be provided to Julie Baird.

 

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 2 of our scouts who have reached Eagle Rank – Spencer Jolie and Robert Sinibaldi.
  • At the 11/8 Troop meeting, small speaking roles for the ECOH ceremony will be assigned to several scouts, so be sure your scout knows if he will be able to attend the ceremony.
  • All scouts attending the ECOH should be dropped off at 3:00pm.
  • For the ECOH reception, families whose last name begins with:
    • A – M should bring a dessert
    • N – W can bring small water or juice containers.

 

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

11/17-11/19  Troop Outing –  Day Hike at Mt Monadnock

  • Base Camp will be at Mt Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH.  An appropriate day hiking route will be chosen based on conditions.  This could include a summit attempt (if it can be done without traction) or loop a series of lower trails back to campsite.  This can be with a light pack and should be about 5 to 7 miles. Scout leadership will determine final route based on conditions observed on-site.  Return to camp, cook, retire for evening.
  • 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.
  • Deadline to sign up – 11/10 
  • Cost $20.  due 11/15.
  • Sign up Now!

 

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

  • Recharting form due for each family.

 

 

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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