Troop News 4/26/2022

4/27 Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School (Outside) 7:00pm – We will be holding an Open House for prospective Scouts to check out the troop. The Ice Cream Truck will arrive at 7:45pm. Please try to be at this meeting so that we have a good presence for anyone who may be interested in joining our Troop..   Please be extra early for this meeting if possible so that we can get set up a bit and look organized.   The PLC Should be there by 6:30PM.  The rest of the Troop by 6:45PM.   Guests will probably start showing up anywhere from 10-15 minutes early.

5/4 PLC and Committee Meeting

PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)   All adults are encouraged to attend the Committee Meetings. Zoom invite to follow.

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, the meeting may need to be moved to a different date.

5/11 Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School 7:00pm – Preparation for the Canoe Trip on May 14-15th

Upcoming Trips

April 30 – May 1 Camping at Wanocksett Boy Scout Camp in Dublin, NH and hiking Mount Monadnock in Nearby Jaffrey NH. The weather looks great for this weekend.  If you have not already signed up, please do so ASAP today/tomorrow.  Right now we only have about 7 youth on the trip.

All Scouts who are able to attend are encouraged to attend, especially our NEW scouts.

We will have advancement focused on teaching the new Scouts about being on a troop trip, the Patrol Method, how to set up and use the cooking gear, and how to use knives and wood tools so that they can earn their Tottin’ Chip.

May 14-15 – Canoeing on the Charles River and camping overnight at Rocky Narrows in Sherborn.   This is another Trustees property, which has a boat landing and a campsite that we can reserve.   We would probably launch in Millis and spend the day canoeing up to the site.  We would be taking all of our gear in the boats.  This would be a true “roughing it” Scouting Experience! Cost $15 per scout This is a one night trip, however we will probably get back later on Sunday so that we can get in a couple of hours on the river on Sunday AM.   Exact logistics will be sent out shortly for this trip. 

Memorial Day Weekend

May 28th Grave Reflagging

May 30th Memorial Day Parade

Please sign up on Scoutbook on the event pages

June 17-19: Deep Sea Fishing Cape Cod and Camping at the Midway Recreation Area in Bourne

July 17-23: Summer Camp at Camp Squanto Plymouth

There is still space for additional Scouts (regular pricing $510) but if you are considering going to camp please let Tim O’Toole know as soon as possible.

All troop 29 sign ups

Please make sure you are working with your Scout on updating Scout Book with any requirements that they have completed and had signed off in their handbooks.  There are some Scouts who I do not see updates for and this makes it very difficult to track their progress and see where we may need to help insert programming in order to keep Scouts on track with rank advancement.  In the notes section, please note who signed off on the requirement (should be an older Scout or SM, ASM).   The Scouts should be proactively looking at their advancement requirements to see what they need and either working on those skills at home and then asking to be signed off or if they are attending camping trips and need certain things like cooking or building a fire, they need to advocate for themselves.   A great way to do this is to use index cards and write down 2-3 things that they want to accomplish at each meeting or camping trip.  Over time they will get their ranks completed. 

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