Troop News 9/17/18

Important Reminder to All Scouts and Parents:

Member Responsibilities
All members of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Physical violence, hazing, bullying, theft, verbal insults, and drugs and alcohol have no place in the Scouting program and may result in the revocation of a Scout’s membership in the unit.

If confronted by threats of violence or other forms of bullying from other youth members, Scouts should seek help from their unit leaders or parents.


9/19 – No Troop Meeting


9/ 26 – Troop Meeting and COH @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St 7 – 8:30pm **** Please note the change in location****

  • Troop Meeting and Troop COH.
  • Reminder by October 1, all new and currently registered leaders will be required to complete the updated youth protection training. See information below.  Please send your complete training certificate to Jennifer Parrella.
  • Have you signed up Popcorn Show and Sell yet??  See below for more information.
  • Check Sign up Genius for all camping and popcorn  show and sell sign ups.
  • Please note that all of our Sept Troop meetings will be held at the Franklin United Methodist Church.


9/29 – Eagle Court of Honor at Franklin United Methodist Church. 84 West Central St. 4pm

  • All Troop Families are encouraged to attend to honor 2 of our scouts who have reached Eagle Rank – Max McGuire and Jared Winiker
  • 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:
    • Scouts not on the PLC should bring a dessert
    • All PLC members should bring small water or juice containers.


Popcorn Show and Sell!

  • The Troop will be selling popcorn as its primary fundraiser for the year so full participation is required of all scouts. For the show & sells, there are enough time slots for every scout to work 2 slots. In addition each time slot requires 1 adult to be signed up.
  • All scouts now have the opportunity to sign-up for  any remaining open time slots. If there are any questions regarding the Popcorn show & sell fundraiser please email Julie Baird
  • Sign up here
  • Our troop is able to set up our online presence to sell to family and friends.  By clicking on the Trails-end  link below, scouts and parents are able to create a profile with pictures and any details they would like to share like perhaps their rank, some favorite merit badges they’ve completed and of course what their online sales goal is.  It looks and feels much like a GoFundMe page.  Some troops have already sold thousands of dollars by promoting their online page!
    • When registering the scout we are: Mayflower Council, Blue District, Troop 29
  • Here is a little inspirational popcorn video:



10/6 – 10/8 – October Troop Outing – MassJam at Cape Cod Fairgrounds, Rt 151 East Falmouth

  • Troop 29 will be attending MassJam 2018, where thousands of scouts from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut will gather to participate in an variety of fun and challenging action centers and ceremonies.  This event happens only once every five years!
  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall early Saturday Oct 6th (Time TBD).  Scouts should arrive early to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure.  On Monday Oct 8, we will return to the VFW Hall in the early afternoon (time TBD).  Note: This is Columbus Day weekend.
  • Cost: $25
  • Sign up deadline: Sept 14
  • All forms and payment due: Sept 26
  • Sign up here


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

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