Monthly Archives: April 2021

Troop News 4/13/21

4/14 Troop Meeting –Franklin Town Common 7:00 – 8:30pm (note location change). Meeting to review most recent trip and make suggestions for improvement. Review upcoming May trip and other activities.

4/21 NO Troop Meeting

4/28 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm Meeting will include backpacking trip preparations and demo. Games and other activities to follow.

5/5 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

5/15-5/16Midstate Trail Hike (Note date change)

Leave Saturday am, with one night camping at Treasury Valley  $15.00  Backpacking with approximately 5.5 miles in and 5 miles out.  Hike to Sampson’s pebble on way to camp.  Please sign up below as soon a possible so that planning can begin.

Sign up here: BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: May 2021 Hike Midstate Trail (5/15-5/16) (signupgenius.com)

6/18-6/20Washburn Island Kayaking

7/18-7/24Camp Squanto – Summer Camp There is a planning meeting for all adults on Friday April 16th from 7-8pm to discuss summer camp.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 968 4808 3244

Passcode: 232762

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


Volunteer Opportunity

The Town of Franklin is looking for volunteers to assist with Earth Day Clean up on April 25th from 9-12. Mr. Apicella has pre-approved this event to count towards Scout’s service hours as long as they are not trying to count towards another organization (like High School) and they can provide evidence that they were there (event says they will issue certificates).  This is a good way to earn 3 hours of community service towards rank advancement.   Scouts are asked to wear their yellow class b shirts while participating (try to work together in groups) to help provide visibility to the troop as well. Sign up with the recreation department below:

Recreation Department | Town of Franklin MA


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Troop News 4/6/21

4/7 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm. Meeting will be used to finalize plans for upcoming Camp Squanto trip along with rank advancement and games if time.

4/14 Troop Meeting –Franklin Town Common 7:00 – 8:30pm (note location change). Meeting to review most recent trip and make suggestions for improvement. Review upcoming May trip and other activities.

4/21 NO Troop Meeting

4/28 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm Meeting will include backpacking trip preparations and demo. Games and other activities to follow.

5/5 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. 

Note: Trip Requirements

Each adult needs to provide a health form part A & B and a copy of their insurance card. Signed and dated.

Each scout needs a consent form for this specific outing, signed and dated.
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf

Each scout needs to provide a health form part A & B and a copy of their insurance card. Signed and dated by a responsible adult.

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Each scout needs to pay the $20 activity fee
You can pay by PayPal or by check at the meeting on April 7th.
PayPal link

5/15-5/16Midstate Trail Hike (Note date change)

Leave Saturday am, with one night camping at Treasury Valley  $15.00  Backpacking with approximately 5.5 miles in and 5 miles out.  Hike to Sampson’s pebble on way to camp. 

Sign up here: BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: May 2021 Hike Midstate Trail (5/15-5/16) (signupgenius.com)

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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