Monthly Archives: March 2018

Troop News 3/26/18

3/28 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm
  • June Outing – We are excited to be planning our Biking and Camping trip to Nantucket on June 15-17!  In order to confirm all of the required reservations, we need to confirm who will be attending.  The official sign up will be posted soon, but please speak with Matt or Mrs. Parrella to let them know if you will be able to attend.  We will be camping at the Boy Scout Camp – Camp Richard.  Also, we are planning to put all the bikes in the trailer to make it easier and more cost efficient on the ferry.
  • Popcorn – We have had great popcorn fundraising sales over the past couple of years.  Its time to start planning for selling this fall.  If you are interested in helping to organize, please see Jennifer Parrella.  No one can take on the entire program, but it works so well if a few people take some smaller tasks.
4/4 – 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.

4/11 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

4/14 –  Eagle Court of Honor – at Franklin United Methodist Church. 84 West Central St.   4pm.

  • All Families are encouraged to attend to honor Josh Lauterbach who has reached Eagle Rank.
  • 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.

4/18   No Troop Meeting – Vacation

4/25 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

April 27 -29  Day Hiking at Mt. Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday April 27th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • An appropriate 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
  • On Sunday we will return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Sign up deadline: April 18
  • All forms and payment due: April 25
  • Sign up here
5/2 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church. ***Note: Location Change.  The Charter School is unavailable ***
  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

May Campout:  May 18-20 – Canoeing More Details and Sign Up Soon!

June Campout: June 15-17 – Biking and Camping Trip on Nantucket.  More Details and Sign Up Soon!

Summer Camp!  – Our leaders have attended an informational meeting and will be sharing all the details for summer camp.  Mark your calendars now!  We will be going to Camp Squanto July 15 -21.

ScoutBook is Live for Troop 29! – All Parents should have received an invitation to join ScoutBook.  Kim Halloran and Amy Pepin will be available during Troop meetings to help with any questions and ensure you are logged in!

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Troop Meeting Cancelled – 3/21/18

Given the forecast and cancelled Franklin Public School afterschool and evening activities, our Troop Meeting is also cancelled for this evening.  Be Safe and think Spring!

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Troop News 3/5/18

3/21  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm
  • We will send out an update if the ‘Spring’ weather will impact our meeting.
3/24 Merit Badge University at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School,  Easton, MA
3/28  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm
4/4 – 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.

4/11 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

4/18   No Troop Meeting – Vacation

4/25 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

April 27 -29  Day Hiking at Mt. Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday April 27th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • An appropriate 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
  • On Sunday we will return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Sign up deadline: April 18
  • All forms and payment due: April 25
  • Sign up here

 

May Campout:  May 18-20 – Canoeing More Details and Sign Up Soon!

June Campout: June 15-17 – Biking Trip  More Details and Sign Up Soon!

ScoutBook is Live for Troop 29! – All Parents should have received and invitation to join ScoutBook.  Kim Halloran and Amy Pepin will be available during Troop meetings to help with any questions and ensure you are logged in!

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Troop News 3/5/18

Update on MBU:

Merit Badge University 2018

Participants, Volunteers and Counselors,

I hope everyone made it through last weekend without too much damage.
In order to provide our scouts with an optimal experience, the MBU committee has decided to extend the day on Saturday March 10. We will run through period 1-3 then take a 30 min lunch break. Scouts should bring their own lunch. After lunch we’ll repeat by running a 2nd session of each of their merit badge classes.

Please note the following schedule changes.

On Saturday March 10 School doors will be open at 7am for counselors and volunteers to set up.
Scouts accompanying the counselors and volunteers are welcome to help set up.
Sign in tables should be up and running by 7:15. Please insure you sign in.

  • Doors are open for scouts at 8: 05 am and Scouts should proceed directly to their first period Merit Badge which will begin promptly at 8:20am and end at 9:20 am.
  • There will be a 10 min travel break between period 1 and period 2.
  • Period 2 Merit badge will begin at 9:30am and ends at 10:30am
  • There will be a 10 min travel break between period 2 and period 3.
  • Period 3 Merit badge will begin at 10:40am and ends at 11:40am
  • Following 3rd period at 11:40 we will have a 30 min. break for lunch

FOOD IS ONLY ALLOWED IN CAFFETERIA AND GYM

  • At 12:10pm scouts should be in their seats for the second session of their 1st period Merit badge 4th period ends at 1:10pm.
  • There will be a 10 min travel break between period 4 and period 5.
  • The second session of their 2nd period Merit badge will begin at 1:20pm and end at 2:20.
  • There will be a 10 min travel break between period 5 and period 6.
  • The second session of their 3rd period Merit badge will begin at 2:30 and ends at 3:30.
  • The day ends at 3:30. Please be there to pick up your son as close to 3:30 as possible.

While we understand this is not a perfect solution we believe it serves the majority of our scouts.

See you on Saturday!

3/7  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.
  • Sign up deadline for the Troop Day Hike at Franklin State Forest

 

3/14  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

March 10, 24 Merit Badge University at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School,  Easton, MA

 

March 17  Troop Day Hike at Franklin State Forest – Forge Hill Road, Franklin

  • Scouts will meet at the parking lot at the water towers past the YMCA on Forge Hill Road.  Scouts should arrive at 10:00am and be prepared to stay till 3pm.
  • Proper footwear is required, there is likely to be a lot of mud.
  • Cost is $5
  • Sign up deadline: March 7
  • All forms and payment due: March 14
  • Sign up here

3/21  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/28  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

April 27 -29  Day Hiking at Mt. Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday April 27th.  Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • An appropriate 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
  • On Sunday we will return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Sign up deadline: April 18
  • All forms and payment due: April 25
  • Sign up here

 

May Campout: Canoeing More Details and Sign Up Soon!

June Campout: Zip lining  More Details and Sign Up Soon!

 

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Just Announced: MBU CANCELLED for 3/3

Merit Badge University 2018

Parents, Scouts and fellow volunteers,

Due to the anticipated weather and power outages expected, it has been decided to postpone tomorrows Merit Badge University 2018.   There are currently communities without power and many road are unsafe.  The safety of Scouts and Family is our first priority.   Please stay safe and inform your Scouts, units, and leaders.  We look forward to seeing you on the second Saturday, March 10th.

More information will be forthcoming.

 

 

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