Troop News 5/25/21

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.

6/2 PLC & Committee Meeting – meeting info will be shared at a later time

6/9 Troop Meeting Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm

6/16 Troop Meeting Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm

6/23 Troop Meeting Franklin Methodist Church 7:00 – 8:30pm

6/27- Eagle Court of Honor – Details to Follow

Upcoming Trips/Activities

5/29Memorial Day Weekend Volunteer Opportunity

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

Scouts are reminded to wear their Class A Uniforms for this event.

6/2 Swim Test – Franklin YMCA 7:00 to 8:00 pm

In preparation for the upcoming June Kayaking Trip we will need to test Scouts swimming ability.
We primarily need to test the Scouts who have not been on this trip in the past and/or have not passed the “Swimmer” classification at Squanto summer camp (2 years ago) The test is to jump feet first into the pool and level off. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner with a front stroke (crawl, side, breast stroke, trudgen) and 25 yards with an easy resting back stroke. Then float/rest for a minute. The swim needs to be completed without stops and include one sharp turn.
If in doubt, please have your scout complete the swim test. For those who are not planning to go on the June Trip, it may be a good idea to swim test anyways in case we do something else this fall or next spring (canoeing, white water, etc..)

Please RSVP for this event through Scoutbook

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) (

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.

Merit Badge Counselors

Please be sure to check your email (including junk mail) for a note from Mayflower Council to renew my Merit Badge Counselor status.  You have to agree ‘Yes’ by clicking on the response in order to continue as a counselor.
Response due date is 5/28.

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