Troop News 9/27/21

9/29 Troop Meeting VFW Pond Street Franklin, MA 7:00 – 8:30pm (Note: Location Change) Meeting will be held inside; please wear a mask. Meeting will include recap of Block Island trip and discussing of October trip along with some information on using GPS. The meeting will conclude with a troop Court of Honor and election for the Order of Arrow, with special guests from the Order of Arrow. Deadline for October trip is at the meeting.

10/6 PLC & Committee Meeting – Meetings will be virtual; information forwarded at later time.

October 20 – Webelos Open House.  Please make sure all Scouts are in attendance that night.  We will potentially have 15 Webelos visiting us and need help from all of our Scouts to have a successful meeting and a good first impression.

Upcoming Trips

10/15-17 Camporee @ Camp Squanto

October Trip will be the weekend of 10/15 – 10/17 at Camp Squanto

We will be participating in the Ground Patrol Search (GPS) Camporee. There will be numerous activities for the Scouts to compete in, similar to the Klondike. They have planned a round robin of scout skills and have included fun events like jousting, Roman Chariot Racing, Obstacle Course, slingshots, and much more. You will use your GPS Skills to locate your stations. Deadline for sign up is Wednesday September 29. The event itself is expensive so we need an accurate head count. We will be subsidizing the registration and food , so the cost per scout is $20. 

Here is the official Flyer  

Here is the Leader Guide with additional information and agenda for the weekend

Sign up here:

11/12-14 Camping @ Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA

We are planning to rent a cabin that sleeps 20 people.  It has electricity and a wood stove. On Saturday we will be checking out the new Resolute Outdoor Experience.  In the afternoon we will start working on preparing and cooking a Troop Thanksgiving Dinner!  We will need to register in advance for the programs. Cost per scout after troop subsidy will be $20 to cover the cabin and activities. Sign ups due by October 24th

Sign up here:

Other Trips:

December: Train into Boston, walk the Freedom Trail, lunch and possibly skating on Frog Pond.

Jan or Feb: Down Hill Skiing

Jan or Feb:  Ice Fishing

March: Merit Badge University (assuming it is being held this year)

April: Rocky Woods in Medfield (Tenderfoot Weekend)

May: White Water Rafting in Western Mass (details TBD)

June: Deep Sea Fishing (details TBD)

July: Summer Camp at Camp Squanto Plymouth

All troop 29 sign ups

Popcorn Show and Sells

The Troop will be selling popcorn as its primary fundraiser for the year so full participation is required of all scouts. Each scout is required to sell $960 of popcorn. Show and sells average about $50 per hour per scout. Each time slot requires 1 adult to be signed up along with 2 scouts.

Sign up here to help out:

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