Troop News 3/16/21

by sharontaylor |March 16 7:30 pm

3/17 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm – Meet in the backyard of the church. This first meeting for Scouts advancing from Cub Scouts will include introductions/ice breakers and an introduction to Boy Scouts. There will be games and an opportunity for rank advancement. Please bring a headlamp if you have one.

3/24 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm – Meet in the backyard of the church. Meeting will be focused on the April trip including bike safety and meal planning. Scouts who are going on the April trip should bring their bikes to the meeting.

3/31– PLC & Committee Meeting – Virtual – meeting info will be shared at a later time.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

Upcoming Trips/Activities

Note: Save the dates -please note that trips and activities are subject to change due to covid restrictions.

4/9-4/11 – Camp Squanto – Biking and Tenderfoot Weekend

Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday April 9th. Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure. On Sunday morning we will then return to the VFW Hall at approximately 10:30am. Location Camp Squanto in Plymouth.  We will split the troop between Delaware and Penobscot campsites (12 people each). Please use Sign Up genius and sign up for the trip as soon as possible.  Right now we are limited to 24 people including our 7-8 new Scouts & parents (2 camp sites). If you wait until the last minute to sign up, there may not be room for your Scout to attend.

Saturday activities: Bike Riding in Myles Standish Forest and Tenderfoot Weekend (Advancement focus will be for new Scouts as well as Scouts who have not earned Tenderfoot yet).

All new Scouts are highly encouraged to attend.

Scouts will need their own Bikes/Helmets.  We will also need some parents to ride along (not everyone needs to bike).

We ask that each new Scout have 1 parent attend for their first camping trip.  We may have extra tents/camping gear available to borrow if that is an issue (please inquire if needed).

At this time BSA is still mandating 1 scout per tent (exception for siblings), however we will update if this changes.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: April 2021 biking & tenderfoot trip (4/9-4/11) (

5/21-5/23 – Midstate Trail Hike

6/18-6/20 – Washburn Island Kayaking

7/18-7/24 – Camp Squanto – Summer Camp

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups

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