Troop News 6/1/21

6/2 PLC & Committee Meeting

PLC (6:15 – 7:15) – YMCA – Please meet at entrance to YMCA building at 6:15 for in person PLC meeting.

Committee Meeting (7:45 – 8:30)  (note later start time)  All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

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Meeting ID: 988 3129 4647

Passcode: 445690

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 – There will be a Troop Court of Honor held either June 23 or June 30.

6/27- Eagle Court of Honor – Please hold the date to celebrate Justin Winiker and Danny Halloran. Details to Follow

Upcoming Trips/Activities

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. Meet at the VFW normal time 5PM for a 5:30PM departure. We will be staying at Shawme Crowell State Park in Sandwich, MA . Saturday morning we will travel to Falmouth and launch kayaks for a day trip around Waquoit Bay and Washburn Island. We will return to Shawme Crowell Saturday afternoon/evening TBD. Sunday we will arrive back in Franklin approximately 10AM

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.

Reminder: Anyone going to Summer Camp that we need Health Forms A, B, C and final payment ($440) by June 15th.

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