Troop News 5/11/21

5/12 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm. Meeting will be used to finalize plans for upcoming Midstate Trail Hike along with tent set up demos and games.

5/19 Troop Meeting –Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm. This meeting will include a review of the recent trip along with all things knots followed by opportunities for rank advancement and games.

5/26 Troop Meeting –Beaver Street Pond 7:00 – 8:30pm. Meeting will include canoe and kayak demos along with water safety and fishing and tackle demos.

Upcoming Trips/Activities

5/15-5/16Midstate Trail Hike

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. 

6/18-6/20Washburn Island Kayaking

Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall Friday June 18th. Meeting at 4pm for 4:30pm Departure. Friday late afternoon we will Kayak in tandem Kayaks about 2.5 miles out to Washburn island. 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. Arrival back in Franklin Sunday morning to the VFW Hall at approximately 11am.

Sign up here: BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: June 2021 Kayaking and camping on Washburn Island (6/18-6/20) (

7/18-7/24Camp Yawgoog- Summer Camp (Note this is a change from Camp Squanto) We would be in the Sandy Beaches camp in campsite Norman Rockwell. This is a great opportunity for older scouts to try a new camp experience as well as earn merit badges that have not been traditionally offered at Squanto. For new scouts, there is great program called New Frontier.  Scouts can drop into the sessions and learn many of the skills that they will need in order to progress from Scout through First Class. Please sign up as soon as possible.

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