Troop News 5/18/21

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

5/29-5/31Memorial Day Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

May 29 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Franklin American Legion has requested help with the annual reflagging of graves at the various town cemeteries. Specific location(s) will be provided through Scoutbook as the even gets closer.

Please RSVP for this event through Scoutbook

Memorial Day Celebration – May 31

Beginning at 10:30 am, there will be brief ceremonies at Dean College, Union St. Cemetery and St. Mary’s Cemetery. These will be followed by a noon ceremony on the Town Common by the war memorials. The Franklin Veteran’s Services are looking for (6) Boy Scouts: 2 scouts at each location to pick up the expended brass after the gun salutes. 
Also, Scouts to set up (and remove after the ceremony) 2 pop-up tents and 24 chairs on the Common earlier that morning. If you are available, please speak with Mr. Apicella at this week’s meeting.

Scouts are reminded to wear their Class A Uniforms for both of these events.

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. Deadline for sign up is May 26.

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

Note: If you are planning to attend the kayaking trip, you must have passed the BSA swim test in the last 12 months. Plans are underway to offer the test before the trip. Please be on the lookout for details of where and when.

7/18-7/24Camp Yawgoog- Summer Camp 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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