Troop News 5/8/2022

5/9 PLC and Committee Meeting

PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

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

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5/11 Troop Meeting Beaver Pond 7:00pm – (Note: location change) Preparation for the Canoe Trip on May 14-15th. We will be going over Safety Afloat and Canoe Paddling Techniques in preparation for the trip next weekend. Those going on the trip will also be meal planning. We will also have our election for Order of the Arrow.   We need 50% of the Troop Present in order to vote, so please plan on attending the meeting.

Upcoming Trips

May 14-15 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.  Hiking, Camping, Canoeing…these are some of the best trips that Scouts can participate in. We have been working hard to plan this Canoe Trip for the past few months and really hope for a good turnout. We have canoes reserved locally and our own River Guide. Bob Latshaw is one of our former Scout Leaders. He has come back on occasion to help us out with things like Orienteering. He has recently become a licensed guide to lead high adventure canoe trips (multi day on big rivers). Bob and Jon have previewed the river course and the campsite. I am told the river is slow moving and wide enough to steer clear of any debris/trees that may have fallen. The plan is to put into the Charles River in Medfield (near the Animal Rescue) where Dover Road and West Streets meet. We will paddle up to Rocky Narrows in Sherborn to camp on the shore of the Charles. The next day we will continue to South Natick. Please talk to your Scout and sign up ASAP so that we can finalize plans

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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