Monthly Archives: February 2019

Troop News 2/26/19

2/27 –  Troop Meeting @  7 – 8:30pm @  DelCarte Recreation and Conservation Area in Franklin ******  change of location *****

  • Troop will meet at  DelCarte Recreation and Conservation Area on Pleasant Street in Franklin.   Weather permitting, we will be discussing ice fishing and will have a night hike.  Please bring boots / hiking boots and head lights.

 

3/2  MBU – 7:45 am  – 3:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

3/6 – 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.

3/9 – MBU – 7:45 am  – 1:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

 

3/13 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/20 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/27 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline for sign up, forms and payment for the April Troop Outing

 

4/5 – 4/7 – April Troop Outing – Cycling & Camping Trip –  Camp Buxton, Rehoboth MA and Biking along Providence River

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall Friday April 5th. Meeting at 5pm for 5:30pm Departure. Sunday return to the VFW approximately 10am.
  • Saturday morning after breakfast drive to the bike path (about 15 minute drive).  Lunch should be a trail lunch or sandwiches at Colt State Park.  Return to Camp Buxton late afternoon for dinner and evening activities.
  • Scouts should have a bike with gears and at least 24” tires.  Please make sure that the bike is in good working order and that the scout is familiar with operating it (especially if borrowing).  Helmets must be worn.
  • This would be an excellent first trip for our NEW Scouts or any scouts who have not been on an overnight trip.   Parents are required to attend a scout’s first Troop overnight trip, but the bike ride would be optional for those parents
  • Cost: $20
  • Sign up deadline is Marsh 27th
  • All forms and payment due by March 27th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up here

 

5/17– 5/19  – May Troop Outing – Kayaking to and camping on Washburn Island, East Falmouth, MA

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall Friday May 17th. Meeting at 4pm for 4:30pm Departure.   Friday late afternoon we will Kayak in tandem Kayaks about 2.5 miles out to Washburn Island.  Sunday return to the VFW approximately 11am.
  • Saturday we will circumnavigate the island in our kayaks on a guided tour by a local marine biologist. We can expect to learn about the local coastal ecosystem as well as the history of Washburn Island. We will also hike and explore the 330-acre island which contains marshes, sand dunes, and small ponds, and woods.  We may also be able to tour the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • 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: $35
  • Sign up deadline is April 27th
  • All forms and payment due by May 15th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up here

 

 

 

Troop 29 Now has PayPal!

You can now pay for Troop events and fees via PayPal.  Please use the following link:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin

If there is a memo field, please note the event/trip is that you are paying for.  Otherwise it will quickly become confusing who is paying for what.

If you have your PayPal account connected to your checking account you will not pay a fee.

If your PayPal account is connected to a credit card, then you will pay a fee (pretty much you cover the cost of the credit card transaction).

If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option so that the Troop does not incur a transaction fee (they will fee us if it looks like you are paying for goods/services).

Checks at the Troop Meeting are still welcome as well.  Reach out to Tim O’Toole with any questions.

 

Do you know how Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Process Work?

Now that we are fully transitioned to Scoutbook, its a good time to ensure that everyone is clear on the process for rank advancement and merit badges.  Scouts will continue to use their Scout handbooks to obtain approval for their rank requirements and simultaneously we will track advancement in Scoutbook.  Please review the Rank and MB Process Document to understand each step in the process.  If you have any questions, please ask Mike McGuire (mike.mcg44@gmail.com) or Amy Pepin.

  • Scouts should plan in advance for a Scout Master conference.  If you are ready for a SMC, please speak or email Mr. McGuire (be sure to include a parent or other committee member on the email).  He will schedule your SMC for the next available meeting.
  • Board of Reviews will be held monthly.  The last Troop meeting of the month will be reserved for Board of Reviews.  All BOR’s will take place from 8-8:30 pm.  Amy Pepin, Advancement Chair, will organize the BOR.

 

 

 

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Troop News 2/11/19

2/13 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Sign up NOW for the exciting April and May Troop Outings!
  • Troop will be doing some preparation work for MBU.

 

2/20 –  No Troop Meeting – Vacation Week

 

2/27 –  Troop Meeting @  7 – 8:30pm @  DelCarte Recreation and Conservation Area in Franklin ******  change of location *****

  • Troop will meet at  DelCarte Recreation and Conservation Area on Pleasant Street in Franklin.   Weather permitting, we will be discussing ice fishing and will have a night hike.  Please bring boots / hiking boots and head lights.

 

3/2  MBU – 7:45 am  – 3:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

3/6 – 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.

3/9 – MBU – 7:45 am  – 1:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

 

3/13 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/20 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/27 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline for sign up, forms and payment for the April Troop Outing

 

4/5 – 4/7 – April Troop Outing – Cycling & Camping Trip –  Camp Buxton, Rehoboth MA and Biking along Providence River

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall Friday April 5th. Meeting at 5pm for 5:30pm Departure. Sunday return to the VFW approximately 10am.
  • Saturday morning after breakfast drive to the bike path (about 15 minute drive).  Lunch should be a trail lunch or sandwiches at Colt State Park.  Return to Camp Buxton late afternoon for dinner and evening activities.
  • Scouts should have a bike with gears and at least 24” tires.  Please make sure that the bike is in good working order and that the scout is familiar with operating it (especially if borrowing).  Helmets must be worn.
  • This would be an excellent first trip for our NEW Scouts or any scouts who have not been on an overnight trip.   Parents are required to attend a scout’s first Troop overnight trip, but the bike ride would be optional for those parents
  • Cost: $20
  • Sign up deadline is Marsh 27th
  • All forms and payment due by March 27th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up here

 

5/17– 5/19  – May Troop Outing – Kayaking to and camping on Washburn Island, East Falmouth, MA

  • Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall Friday May 17th. Meeting at 4pm for 4:30pm Departure.   Friday late afternoon we will Kayak in tandem Kayaks about 2.5 miles out to Washburn Island.  Sunday return to the VFW approximately 11am.
  • Saturday we will circumnavigate the island in our kayaks on a guided tour by a local marine biologist. We can expect to learn about the local coastal ecosystem as well as the history of Washburn Island. We will also hike and explore the 330-acre island which contains marshes, sand dunes, and small ponds, and woods.  We may also be able to tour the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
  • 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: $35
  • Sign up deadline is April 27th
  • All forms and payment due by May 15th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up here

 

 

 

Troop 29 Now has PayPal!

You can now pay for Troop events and fees via PayPal.  Please use the following link:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin

If there is a memo field, please note the event/trip is that you are paying for.  Otherwise it will quickly become confusing who is paying for what.

If you have your PayPal account connected to your checking account you will not pay a fee.

If your PayPal account is connected to a credit card, then you will pay a fee (pretty much you cover the cost of the credit card transaction).

If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option so that the Troop does not incur a transaction fee (they will fee us if it looks like you are paying for goods/services).

Checks at the Troop Meeting are still welcome as well.  Reach out to Tim O’Toole with any questions.

 

Do you know how Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Process Work?

Now that we are fully transitioned to Scoutbook, its a good time to ensure that everyone is clear on the process for rank advancement and merit badges.  Scouts will continue to use their Scout handbooks to obtain approval for their rank requirements and simultaneously we will track advancement in Scoutbook.  Please review the Rank and MB Process Document to understand each step in the process.  If you have any questions, please ask Mike McGuire (mike.mcg44@gmail.com) or Amy Pepin.

  • Scouts should plan in advance for a Scout Master conference.  If you are ready for a SMC, please speak or email Mr. McGuire (be sure to include a parent or other committee member on the email).  He will schedule your SMC for the next available meeting.
  • Board of Reviews will be held monthly.  The last Troop meeting of the month will be reserved for Board of Reviews.  All BOR’s will take place from 8-8:30 pm.  Amy Pepin, Advancement Chair, will organize the BOR.

 

 

 

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Troop News 2/4/19

2/6 – 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.

 

2/8 – 2/10 – February Troop Outing – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Loon Mountain, NH

  • The troop leaves the VFW at 5:30 Friday night. Return to Franklin on Sunday, time to be determined.
  • Car pools will be arranged in advance. Thanks to the kindness of Mrs Dos Santos and Mrs Halloran the Troop will be sleeping inside their homes and preparing and eating most of the meals there too!  Pack for indoor sleeping on the floor.
  • Parents can buy tickets online for pick up at Loon. This is the least expensive way.
  • IF a scout needs rental equipment, the cost is $36/48 for the day.  Ski equipment rentals can be reserved at least 48 hours in advance so they are ready 30 mins before the slopes open.
  • IF a scout needs beginner lessons, those are available on the mountain.
  • Sign up deadline: Jan 16
  • All forms: Feb 1
  • Sign up here

2/13 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

2/20 –  No Troop Meeting – Vacation Week

2/27 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

3/2  MBU – 7:45 am  – 3:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

3/6 – 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.

3/9 – MBU – 7:45 am  – 1:30 pm @ Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton MA

  • In case of snow, the makeup day will be Saturday, 3/23/19.
  • Please email Anna (anna.dossantos@comcast.net) if you have any questions.  The council website has more general information about MBU at:  www.mayflowerbsa.org/mbu.

3/13 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/20 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

3/27 –  Troop Meeting @ the Charter School 7 – 8:30pm

 

Troop 29 Now has PayPal!

You can now pay for Troop events and fees via PayPal.  Please use the following link:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin

If there is a memo field, please note the event/trip is that you are paying for.  Otherwise it will quickly become confusing who is paying for what.

If you have your PayPal account connected to your checking account you will not pay a fee.

If your PayPal account is connected to a credit card, then you will pay a fee (pretty much you cover the cost of the credit card transaction).

If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option so that the Troop does not incur a transaction fee (they will fee us if it looks like you are paying for goods/services).

Checks at the Troop Meeting are still welcome as well.  Reach out to Tim O’Toole with any questions.

 

Help Wanted! 

Any parent interested in any of these positions please see or email Jenn Parrella to discuss further. 

Assistant Scout Masters Wanted! We are looking to round out our team for greater coverage on activities to support our scouts.  Wonderful opportunity for either parent to become more involved with the active scouting events.  Being a boy led troop this will involve supporting the youth leadership to listen effectively to the scouts and plan activities which match the scouts goals and interests.

Merit Badge Counselors Wanted!  There are over 150 merit badges available for the scouts to pursue.  Perhaps 1 or 2 are hobbies of yours and you would be interested in sharing this with the scouts.  There is no cost to do this only an interest to share something which you are skilled and passionate about.

Campout / Activity Coordinator Wanted!  Any adult interested in helping the Troop as the Campout Coordinator, should see Jenn Parrella to learn more about this exciting opportunity.  Overview of responsibilities

Troop Secretary Wanted!   Help the Troop Committee by taking care of the minutes at the Committee meetings and disturbing them.

 

 

Do you know how Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Process Work?

Now that we are fully transitioned to Scoutbook, its a good time to ensure that everyone is clear on the process for rank advancement and merit badges.  Scouts will continue to use their Scout handbooks to obtain approval for their rank requirements and simultaneously we will track advancement in Scoutbook.  Please review the Rank and MB Process Document to understand each step in the process.  If you have any questions, please ask Mike McGuire (mike.mcg44@gmail.com) or Amy Pepin.

  • Scouts should plan in advance for a Scout Master conference.  If you are ready for a SMC, please speak or email Mr. McGuire (be sure to include a parent or other committee member on the email).  He will schedule your SMC for the next available meeting.
  • Board of Reviews will be held monthly.  The last Troop meeting of the month will be reserved for Board of Reviews.  All BOR’s will take place from 8-8:30 pm.  Amy Pepin, Advancement Chair, will organize the BOR.

 

 

 

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