Monthly Archives: May 2018

Troop News 5/30/18

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections Tonight!
  • Deadline to sign up for the June Campout.
  • Final fees for Summer Camp is due.  All required forms for Summer Camp must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting June 20.
  • June 13 will be the last day for  BOR and turning in signed complete blue cards before our last COH of the year.  Please plan ahead and speak with Mr. McGuire regarding your rank advancement and blue cards.

 

6/6 – 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.  Planning will be done for the next scouting year.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.

 

6/13   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Last day to conduct BOR and turn in signed complete blue cards before our last COH.  Please plan ahead and speak with Mr. McGuire regarding your rank advancement and blue cards.
  • All forms and fees due for June Campout.

 

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 30
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 6/20 –  Troop Meeting and COH @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – **** Due to the school year, this will be last meeting of the year. *******

  • Immediately following the Troop’s last Court of Honor before summer all families are cordially invited to our annual picnic.
  • Please indicate below how many from your family will be attending and if you can bring appetizers, salads, or desserts. Troop will be providing a large sub sandwich, drinks and chips
  • Sign up here

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 9th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Youth Protection Training

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded National ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.

This training is now available on my.Scouting at  https://my.scouting.org/

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Troop News 5/21/18

5/23 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders will be held at the troop meeting on May 30. If we have any scouts or leaders eligible to be elected to the Order of the Arrow, that vote will also be held on May 30. Please see Mr. McGuire if you are interested in the SPL or PL positions in order to be placed on the ballots.
  • Additionally, as of May 1, all scouts who have been in Positions of Responsibility (POR) this year will have to reapply for positions. This excludes those positions that make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (SPL, PL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide). If you are interested in a position, please see Mr. McGuire for details as to what is available. Priority is given to those scouts who need a POR for rank advancement, but other scouts are encouraged to apply as the troop needs help with leadership positions. The troop’s guide to all -the PORs is available on the troop’s website  Troop 29 POR Expectations.  Remember that there are minimum requirements for the PORs that are expected to be met for rank advancement (e.g., attendance on campouts). Please take these into account when considering a specific POR.
  • June 13 will be the last day for  BOR and turning in signed complete blue cards before our last COH of the year.  Please plan ahead and speak with Mr. McGuire regarding your rank advancement and blue cards.

 

5/27 Reflagging graves at Green Street Cemetery at 1pm

  • The VFW are asking troop 29 to help place flags at graves in Green Street Cemetery.
  • Sign up here

 

5/28Memorial Day Parade Community Service 2018 – Prepare and take down ceremonial area on the Franklin Town Common

  • Troop 29 will set-up and take-down chairs and the podium for veterans and dignitaries in attendance.
  • If we have enough scouts and vehicles this effort will be under an hour for both set up and take down.
  • Sign up here

5/28 – Memorial Day Parade at 10 am

  • Troop requests all scouts that are not marching with their band in the parade participate with the troop.  We’ll need some adult leaders to walk with scouts
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen
  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave. Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier to receive scouts being dropped off
  • Parade concludes at the Common around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony
  • Sign up here

 

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections
  • Final fee for Summer Camp is due.  All required forms for Summer Camp must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting June 20.

 

6/6 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.  Planning will be done for the next scouting year.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.

 

6/13   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Last day to conduct BOR and turn in signed complete blue cards before our last COH.  Please plan ahead and speak with Mr. McGuire regarding your rank advancement and blue cards.

 

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 28
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 6/20 –  Troop Meeting and COH @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – **** Due to the school year, this will be last meeting of the year. *******

  • Immediately following the Troop’s last Court of Honor before summer all families are cordially invited to our annual picnic.
  • Please indicate below how many from your family will be attending and if you can bring appetizers, salads, or desserts. Troop will be providing a large sub sandwich, drinks and chips
  • Sign up here

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 9th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Youth Protection Training

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded National ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.

This training is now available on my.Scouting at  https://my.scouting.org/

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Troop News 5/14/18

5/16 –  Troop Meeting @ Beaver Pond **** Note Change in location******  7 – 8:30pm

  • We will be planning for the Canoeing Trip.
  • We will be meeting at Beaver Pond to review some Canoeing  tips and safety.  Scouts should come prepared wearing a swimsuit and closed toed footwear suitable for water.  Scout should also bring a flashlight and/or headlamp as it may get dark towards the end of the meeting.    Please note, any scouts working on the Citizenship MB with Mrs. Dos Santos will meet at the Charter School at 6pm and then a parent will need to bring the scout over to Beaver after the class.  She will end the MB class a little early so that everyone can get to Beaver for 7pm.
  • Troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders will be held at the troop meeting on May 30. If we have any scouts or leaders eligible to be elected to the Order of the Arrow, that vote will also be held on May 30. Please see Mr. McGuire if you are interested in the SPL or PL positions in order to be placed on the ballots.
  • Additionally, as of May 1, all scouts who have been in Positions of Responsibility (POR) this year will have to reapply for positions. This excludes those positions that make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (SPL, PL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide). If you are interested in a position, please see Mr. McGuire for details as to what is available. Priority is given to those scouts who need a POR for rank advancement, but other scouts are encouraged to apply as the troop needs help with leadership positions. The troop’s guide to all -the PORs is available on the troop’s website  Troop 29 POR Expectations.  Remember that there are minimum requirements for the PORs that are expected to be met for rank advancement (e.g., attendance on campouts). Please take these into account when considering a specific POR.

 

Message to Scouts: Please return all merit badge booklets that you no longer need.  If you have completed a merit badge or have decided not to finish a badge you started, please bring the booklets to the meeting this week and give them to Mrs. dos Santos.

 

May  18-20Canoeing at Lower Wood River, RI

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday May 18th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Aquapaug Scout Reservation in South Kingston, RI. Saturday we will canoe part of the Lower Wood River returning to base camp later that day.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • All scouts are required to have passed the BSA Swim test within the last 12 months to participate in this activity. Having earned the swimming merit badge is not sufficient, a current passing BSA Swim test result is required.
  • Cost $25
  • Sign up deadline: May 9
  • All forms and payment due: May 16
  • Sign up here

 

5/23 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

5/27 Reflagging graves at Green Street Cemetery at 1pm – If you are available to help with this, please speak with Mr. McGuire.

5/28 – Memorial Day Parade at 10 am

  • Troop requests all scouts that are not marching with their band in the parade participate with the troop.  We’ll need some adult leaders to walk with scouts
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen
  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave. Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier to receive scouts being dropped off
  • Parade concludes at the Common around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony
  • Sign up here

 

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections
  • Final fee for Summer Camp is due.  All required forms for Summer Camp must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting June 20.

 

6/6 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.  Planning will be done for the next scouting year.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.

 

6/13   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 28
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 6/20 –  Troop Meeting and COH @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – **** Due to the school year, this will be last meeting of the year. *******

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 9th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Youth Protection Training

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded National ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.

This training is now available on my.Scouting at  https://my.scouting.org/

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CORRECTION: Troop News 5/7/18

CORRECTION: Tonight’s Meeting (5/9) will be at the CHARTER SCHOOL NOT BEAVER POND. 
                                Next week (5/16), will be at Beaver Pond.

5/9   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School  7 – 8:30pm and Summer Camp Parent Informational Meeting

  • Troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders will be held at the troop meeting on May 30. If we have any scouts or leaders eligible to be elected to the Order of the Arrow, that vote will also be held on May 30. Please see Mr. McGuire if you are interested in the SPL or PL positions in order to be placed on the ballots.
  • Additionally, as of May 1, all scouts who have been in Positions of Responsibility (POR) this year will have to reapply for positions. This excludes those positions that make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (SPL, PL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide). If you are interested in a position, please see Mr. McGuire for details as to what is available. Priority is given to those scouts who need a POR for rank advancement, but other scouts are encouraged to apply as the troop needs help with leadership positions. The troop’s guide to all -the PORs is available on the troop’s website  Troop 29 POR Expectations.  Remember that there are minimum requirements for the PORs that are expected to be met for rank advancement (e.g., attendance on campouts). Please take these into account when considering a specific POR.
  • Summer Camp Registration form and $200.00 deposit/initial installment of camp fee is due to secure spot in camp. Any registrations received after 5/9 will be assessed a $20.00 late fee (Camp Squanto Policy).   There will be an information meeting at 7pm.

Message to Scouts: Please return all merit badge booklets that you no longer need.  If you have completed a merit badge or have decided not to finish a badge you started, please bring the booklets to the meeting this week and give them to Mrs. dos Santos.

5/16 –  Troop Meeting @ Beaver Pond **** Note Change in location******  7 – 8:30pm

  • We will be planning for the Canoeing Trip.
  • We will be meeting at Beaver Pond to review some Canoeing  tips and safety.  Scouts should come prepared wearing a swimsuit and closed toed footwear suitable for water.  Scout should also bring a flashlight and/or headlamp as it may get dark towards the end of the meeting.    Please note, any scouts working on the Citizenship MB with Mrs. Dos Santos will meet at the Charter School at 6pm and then a parent will need to bring the scout over to Beaver after the class.  She will end the MB class a little early so that everyone can get to Beaver for 7pm.

 

May  18-20Canoeing at Lower Wood River, RI

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday May 18th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Aquapaug Scout Reservation in South Kingston, RI. Saturday we will canoe part of the Lower Wood River returning to base camp later that day.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • All scouts are required to have passed the BSA Swim test within the last 12 months to participate in this activity. Having earned the swimming merit badge is not sufficient, a current passing BSA Swim test result is required.
  • Cost $25
  • Sign up deadline: May 9
  • All forms and payment due: May 16
  • Sign up here

 

5/23 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

5/28 – Memorial Day Parade at 10 am

  • Troop requests all scouts that are not marching with their band in the parade participate with the troop.  We’ll need some adult leaders to walk with scouts
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen
  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave. Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier to receive scouts being dropped off
  • Parade concludes at the Common around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony
  • Sign up here

 

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections
  • Final fee for Summer Camp is due.  All required forms for Summer Camp must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting June 20.

 

6/6 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.  Planning will be done for the next scouting year.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.

 

6/13   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 28
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 6/20 –  Troop Meeting and COH @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – **** Due to the school year, this will be last meeting of the year. *******

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 9th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Youth Protection Training

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded National ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.

This training is now available on my.Scouting at  https://my.scouting.org/

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Troop News 5/7/18

5/9   Troop Meeting @ Beaver Pond **** Note Change in location****** 7 – 8:30pm and Summer Camp Parent Informational Meeting

  • We will be meeting at Beaver Pond to review some Canoeing  tips and safety.  Scouts should come prepared wearing a swimsuit and closed toed footwear suitable for water.  Scout should also bring a flashlight and/or headlamp as it may get dark towards the end of the meeting.    Please note, any scouts working on the Citizenship MB with Mrs. Dos Santos will meet at the Charter School at 6pm and then a parent will need to bring the scout over to Beaver after the class.  She will end the MB class a little early so that everyone can get to Beaver for 7pm.
  • Troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders will be held at the troop meeting on May 30. If we have any scouts or leaders eligible to be elected to the Order of the Arrow, that vote will also be held on May 30. Please see Mr. McGuire if you are interested in the SPL or PL positions in order to be placed on the ballots.
  • Additionally, as of May 1, all scouts who have been in Positions of Responsibility (POR) this year will have to reapply for positions. This excludes those positions that make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (SPL, PL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide). If you are interested in a position, please see Mr. McGuire for details as to what is available. Priority is given to those scouts who need a POR for rank advancement, but other scouts are encouraged to apply as the troop needs help with leadership positions. The troop’s guide to all -the PORs is available on the troop’s website  Troop 29 POR Expectations.  Remember that there are minimum requirements for the PORs that are expected to be met for rank advancement (e.g., attendance on campouts). Please take these into account when considering a specific POR.
  • Summer Camp Registration form and $200.00 deposit/initial installment of camp fee is due to secure spot in camp. Any registrations received after 5/9 will be assessed a $20.00 late fee (Camp Squanto Policy).   There will be an information meeting at 7pm.

Message to Scouts: Please return all merit badge booklets that you no longer need.  If you have completed a merit badge or have decided not to finish a badge you started, please bring the booklets to the meeting this week and give them to Mrs. dos Santos.

5/16 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • We will be planning for the Canoeing Trip.

 

May  18-20Canoeing at Lower Wood River, RI

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday May 18th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Aquapaug Scout Reservation in South Kingston, RI. Saturday we will canoe part of the Lower Wood River returning to base camp later that day.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • All scouts are required to have passed the BSA Swim test within the last 12 months to participate in this activity. Having earned the swimming merit badge is not sufficient, a current passing BSA Swim test result is required.
  • Cost $25
  • Sign up deadline: May 9
  • All forms and payment due: May 16
  • Sign up here

 

5/23 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

5/28 – Memorial Day Parade at 10 am

  • Troop requests all scouts that are not marching with their band in the parade participate with the troop.  We’ll need some adult leaders to walk with scouts
  • Class A uniforms, water, comfortable shoes, sun screen
  • Drop off at 10am behind Dean Bank, on Dean Ave. Leaders should arrive 10 min earlier to receive scouts being dropped off
  • Parade concludes at the Common around noon – families are encouraged to stay for the ceremony
  • Sign up here

 

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections
  • Final fee for Summer Camp is due.  All required forms for Summer Camp must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting June 20.

 

6/6 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.  Planning will be done for the next scouting year.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.

 

6/13   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 28
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 6/20 –  Troop Meeting and COH @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm – **** Due to the school year, this will be last meeting of the year. *******

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 9th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Youth Protection Training

Over the past two years, the BSA has worked with experts in the field of child abuse, child sexual abuse and maltreatment to develop new training and resources that will further strengthen our ability to protect youth. These changes include:

  • Fully updated and revised Youth Protection Training developed with leaders in the field of child abuse prevention and includes insights from experts, survivors and the latest strategies for recognizing and preventing major forms of abuse. This is the designated Youth Protection training for all adults.
  • Expanded youth protection content across all our communications channels will inform and engage our volunteers and parents.
  • An expanded National ScoutsFirst Helpline to aid volunteers and families in addressing potentially dangerous situations.
  • The BSA also provides unlimited counseling and support for healing to anyone who has ever been abused in Scouting.
  • Youth protection training for youth members will be available in 2019.

By October 1, 2018, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated training. The enhanced and updated content will allow leaders and councils to comply with all current legal requirements. While this may be inconvenient for some, it reflects the BSA’s commitment to the safety of all youth.

This training is now available on my.Scouting at  https://my.scouting.org/

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Troop News: Special Summer Camp Edition

2018 Summer Camp at Camp Squanto (Week #3)

Sunday, July 15th, through Saturday, July 21st

Coordinator:    Gregg Klawson – gregg@klawson.org

Mobile- 508-254-7598

  • Location:   Camp Squanto – 200 Cutters Field Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
  • Program Fee:  $400.00 per Scout. $300.00 2nd Scout (Brother Discount)
  • Required Forms:
  1. Summer Camp Registration Form
  2. Permission Slip / Behavior Form
  3. Merit Badge Selection Form
  4. Camp Squanto Authorization to Administer Medication and Allergy Form (must be completed even if scout does not take medication or has no allergies)
  5. BSA Medical Form– This requires a signature from the pediatrician’s office and that signature must be dated within 12 months of camp. If you prefer to complete it as a fillable PDF form and print it, the form can be found at: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

 

All parents are recommended to attend one of the parent information meetings scheduled for 04/25 and 05/09 during the scheduled Troop meetings. At these meetings you will be able to obtain all of the required forms, receive advice pertaining to merit badge selections for your scout, ask questions / receive information regarding health / medication related issues and have all of your questions answered. If you can’t make any of the scheduled meetings or would like to get a head start on the forms, you may send an email request to receive the forms to gregg@klawson.org. The forms will be emailed to you.

 

  • Important dates:
    • 4/25 – Informational meeting for parents @ troop meeting 7:00 p.m.
    • 5/9 – Informational meeting for parents @ troop meeting 7:00 p.m.
    • 5/9 – Registration form and $200.00 deposit/initial installment of camp fee is due to secure spot in camp. Any registrations received after 5/9 will be assessed a $20.00 late fee (Camp Squanto Policy).
    • 5/30 – All required forms must be submitted. BSA Health forms due by last regular troop meeting on 6/13
    • 5/30 – Final fee (remainder after deposit) is due, $200.00 for one scout and $110.00 for 2nd Scout (Brother Discount), if applicable.

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Troop News 4/30/18

 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.
  • Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the Committee Meeting notes, please send an email to  Jenniferparrella@comcast.net  to be add to the distribution list.
  • 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.

5/2 – Swim Test

  • The Troop will be conducting the BSA Swim test on Wednesday May 2nd from 7:45pm at one of the local YMCA facilities. (To be confirmed which one )
  • Sign up here

5/9   Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders will be held at the troop meeting on May 30. If we have any scouts or leaders eligible to be elected to the Order of the Arrow, that vote will also be held on May 30. Please see Mr. McGuire if you are interested in the SPL or PL positions in order to be placed on the ballots.
  • Additionally, as of May 1, all scouts who have been in Positions of Responsibility (POR) this year will have to reapply for positions. This excludes those positions that make up the Patrol Leaders’ Council (SPL, PL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide). If you are interested in a position, please see Mr. McGuire for details as to what is available. Priority is given to those scouts who need a POR for rank advancement, but other scouts are encouraged to apply as the troop needs help with leadership positions. The troop’s guide to all -the PORs is available on the troop’s website  Troop 29 POR Expectations.  Remember that there are minimum requirements for the PORs that are expected to be met for rank advancement (e.g., attendance on campouts). Please take these into account when considering a specific POR.

5/16 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

5/23 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

5/30 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Troop Elections and Order of the Arrow elections.

May  18-20Canoeing at Lower Wood River, RI

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday May 18th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Aquapaug Scout Reservation in South Kingston, RI. Saturday we will canoe part of the Lower Wood River returning to base camp later that day.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • All scouts are required to have passed the BSA Swim test within the last 12 months to participate in this activity. Having earned the swimming merit badge is not sufficient, a current passing BSA Swim test result is required.
  • Cost $25
  • Sign up deadline: May 9
  • All forms and payment due: May 16
  • Sign up here

June Campout: June 15-17 – High Adventure Park at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich, MA.

  • Departure will be from the VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday June 15th. Scouts should arrive at 5pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.
  • Base camp Friday night will be at Camp Greenough, YarmouthSaturday we will be having our high adventure returning to base camp later that day.   Scouts will have a 30 minute orientation & safety session followed by 2 hours of fun, climbing various aerial trails. There are 5 different aerial trails in increasing difficulty.
  • Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 10am.
  • Both the Heritage Museum and Gardens Online Waiver and the BSA Activity Consent form must be filled out.
  • Cost $20
  • Sign up deadline: May 28
  • All forms and payment due: June 13
  • Sign up here

 

Troop 29 Summer Camp!

All scouts are strongly encouraged to attend camp with the Troop at Camp Squanto this summer.   Camp plays an important role in individual scout development and strengthens our patrols and troop.  Handouts will be available and informational sessions will be held during Troop meetings on April 25th and May 9th.

Key facts

  • Camp runs from Sunday July 15th through Saturday July 21st
  • Cost is $400 per scout, with additional brothers $300 each.  Camperships may be available, please see Mr McGuire.
  • Payment due May 11th.
  • Complete BSA Health Form parts A, B and C is required for all scouts and adults staying at camp over 72 hours.  Adults staying less than 72 hours require parts A and B only.
  • The troop will need an additional 1 or 2 adults for each day the troop is at camp.  If you can assist for 1 or more days please sign up.
  • Sign up here
  • Contact ASM Gregg Klawson for further information.

 

Family Life Merit Badge – Iain Baird will be running a Merit Badge Class for Family Life.  If you are interested in participating,  please speak let Iain know and speak Mr. McGuire for approval.

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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