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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