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Troop News 2/10/20

2/12 – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to Sign up for the Feb Troop Ski Outing
  • Presentation of First Aid tips when skiing
  • Rank Advancement

 

2/19No Troop Meeting – February Vacation Week

 

2/26  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to sign up for Shot Gun Merit Badge
  • All Forms and Payment due for Ski Trip
  • Ski and Snow Boarding Presentation
  • Key safety and packing recommendations for the ski trip
  • Rank Advancement
  • Game

 

2/28 – 3/1 – February Troop Outing  – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Crotched Mountain, NH.

  • Depart from the VFW at 5pm.  Scouts can ski when the arrive!  After sleeping overnight at the base lodge and a hot breakfast, scouts can ski all day Saturday.
  • Return Saturday evening to VFW.
  • We need a minimum of 15 people.
  • Cost is $79 (this includes 2 sessions of skiing, lodging and hot breakfast).  If renting: $15 for helmet and $20 for equipment.  Rental price is total for both ski sessions.
  • Non-skiing chaperones is $15 for lodging and breakfast.
  • When completing the forms please note level of ability and sport:
    • Never Ever Skier or Snowboarder – 1st time skiing
    • Beginner Skier or Snowboarder- has been a few times
    • Intermediate Skier or Snowboarder – rides / lift/links turns
  • Sign up deadline is Feb 12th
  • All forms and payment due Feb 26th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up  now

 

Save the Dates now for the Troop’s Spring Outings. Details are still being discussed and finalized, but please mark your calendars  and sign up now!

4/3 – 4/5 – April Troop Out  – Backpacking

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5/15 – 5/17 – May Troop Outing  – Biking

Sign Up Now

6/12 – 6/14 – June Troop Outing – Canoeing/Kayaking

Sign Up Now

 

Shot Gun Merit Badge:   Saturday March 14th and 28th – Times will be announced later

  • Instructor – Randy LaRosa, our troop District Council Rep
  • Location – Wrentham Sportsman’s Club 7 Madison St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • No age restriction, Randy will have smaller guns available for our younger scouts.
  • Read more details and sign up.  Also review pre-work.

 

Merit Badge University:  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

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Troop News 2/3/20

2/5 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.
  • Sign Up Now for the up coming Troop Outings

 

2/9 Celebrating Scout Sunday at Franklin Methodist Church – this is our Chartering Organization so we need to have  a good turnout.

When: 10:00am Service – scouts should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to service in Class A uniforms.

Where: Franklin Methodist Church, 82 West Central Street

What to wear: Class A uniform, no hat.

 

2/12 – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to Sign up for the Feb Troop Ski Outing

 

2/19No Troop Meeting – February Vacation Week

 

2/26  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to sign up for Shot Gun Merit Badge

 

2/28 – 3/1 – February Troop Outing  – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Crotched Mountain, NH.

  • Depart from the VFW at 5pm.  Scouts can ski when the arrive!  After sleeping overnight at the base lodge and a hot breakfast, scouts can ski all day Saturday.
  • Return Saturday evening to VFW.
  • We need a minimum of 15 people.
  • Cost is $79 (this includes 2 sessions of skiing, lodging and hot breakfast).  If renting: $15 for helmet and $20 for equipment.  Rental price is total for both ski sessions.
  • Non-skiing chaperones is $15 for lodging and breakfast.
  • When completing the forms please note level of ability and sport:
    • Never Ever Skier or Snowboarder – 1st time skiing
    • Beginner Skier or Snowboarder- has been a few times
    • Intermediate Skier or Snowboarder – rides / lift/links turns
  • Sign up deadline is Feb 12th
  • All forms and payment due Feb 26th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up  now

 

Save the Dates now for the Troop’s Spring Outings. Details are still being discussed and finalized, but please mark your calendars  and sign up now!

4/3 – 4/5 – April Troop Out  – Backpacking

Sign Up Now

5/15 – 5/17 – May Troop Outing  – Biking

Sign Up Now

6/12 – 6/14 – June Troop Outing – Canoeing/Kayaking

Sign Up Now

 

Shot Gun Merit Badge:   Saturday March 14th and 28th – Times will be announced later

  • Instructor – Randy LaRosa, our troop District Council Rep
  • Location – Wrentham Sportsman’s Club 7 Madison St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • No age restriction, Randy will have smaller guns available for our younger scouts.
  • Read more details and sign up.  Also review pre-work.

 

Merit Badge University:  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

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Troop News 1/27/20

1/29  – Troop Meeting and COH and Adult Open House @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • COH
  • Adult Open House – Families are requested to stay during the troop meeting to connect with members of the committee who will be stepping down this year after many years of service.  We will be providing refreshments and desserts.The troop is looking to create manageable roles for parents to step into.  For example, Anna dos Santos manages multiple different components of the troops activities.  We can easily break down her various roles so that 2-3 parents are stepping up versus all the responsibility onto 1 parent.   These committee members will have a detailed list of the various responsibilities for the roles they fill.  Our guess is that these positions may seem more “scary” when we don’t understand the true scope of what is done.  Very manageable but want for parents to have a full understanding of what would be expected.Troop 29 is a boy led troop but their success is dependent upon the adult leadership.  It is imperative that for the continued success of the troop we have parents look for opportunities which they are able to accept.  We will be working to allow for training and coaching over the next 5 months to ensure a comfortable and smooth transition.
  • Sign up now for the Feb Ski TripCrotched Mountain Overnight Adventure and more details below.

 

2/2 Celebrating Scout Sunday at St. Mary’s Church in Franklin

Who:  All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Adult Leaders

Where:  Meet in the lower church of St. Mary’s

When:  Sunday, Feb 2nd at 8:30 a.m. (for the 9:00 mass)

What to wear: Class A uniform, no hat.

We will have adult supervision so even if no leaders are attending from a troop/pack, scouts are encourage to participate.

We are also looking for Readers, Ushers and Altar Servers  if any scouts are interested in participating.  If you have any questions, contact Bob Collins at boherboy@yagoo.com or call/text  508-594-0736

 

2/5 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

 

2/9 Celebrating Scout Sunday at Franklin Methodist Church – this is our Chartering Organization so we need to have  a good turnout.

When: 10:00am Service – scouts should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to service in Class A uniforms.

Where: Franklin Methodist Church, 82 West Central Street

What to wear: Class A uniform, no hat.

 

2/12 – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Deadline to Sign up for the Feb Troop Ski Outing

 

2/19No Troop Meeting – February Vacation Week

 

2/26  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

2/28 – 3/1 – February Troop Outing  – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Crotched Mountain, NH.

  • Depart from the VFW at 5pm.  Scouts can ski when the arrive!  After sleeping overnight at the base lodge and a hot breakfast, scouts can ski all day Saturday.
  • Return Saturday evening to VFW.
  • We need a minimum of 15 people.
  • Cost is $79 (this includes 2 sessions of skiing, lodging and hot breakfast).  If renting: $15 for helmet and $20 for equipment.  Rental price is total for both ski sessions.
  • Non-skiing chaperones is $15 for lodging and breakfast.
  • When completing the forms please note level of ability and sport:
    • Never Ever Skier or Snowboarder – 1st time skiing
    • Beginner Skier or Snowboarder- has been a few times
    • Intermediate Skier or Snowboarder – rides / lift/links turns
  • Sign up deadline is Feb 12th
  • All forms and payment due Feb 26th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up  now

 

Save the Dates now for the Troop’s Spring Outings. Details are still being discussed and finalized, but please mark your calendars now!

4/3 – 4/5 – April Troop Out  – Backpacking

5/15 – 5/17 – May Troop Outing  – Biking

6/12 – 6/14 – June Troop Outing – Canoeing/Kayaking

 

Shot Gun Merit Badge:   Saturday March 14th and 28th – Times will be announced later

  • Instructor – Randy LaRosa, our troop District Council Rep
  • Location – Wrentham Sportsman’s Club 7 Madison St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • No age restriction, Randy will have smaller guns available for our younger scouts.
  • Read more details and sign up.  Also review pre-work.

 

Merit Badge University:  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

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Troop News 1/18/20

1/22  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Citizenship in the World MB class meets at 6pm.
  • Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Review
  • Finalize meal planning for campout
  • Patrol Time – Names, Flags, Cheers, Patches, etc
  • Final day to turn in complete blue cards or have rank advance signed off before our COH.

 

Shot Gun Merit Badge:   Saturday March 14th and 28th – Times will be announced later

  • Instructor – Randy LaRosa, our troop District Council Rep
  • Location – Wrentham Sportsman’s Club 7 Madison St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • No age restriction, Randy will have smaller guns available for our younger scouts.
  • Read more details and sign up.  Also review pre-work.

 

Merit Badge University  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

 

1/24 – 26 – January Troop Outing – Cross country skiing, snow shoeing  and maybe ice fishing in  Maple Corner Farm, Granville MA

  • We will be camping in a cabin at Moses Scout Reservation  310 Birch Hill Road Russell MA.  We’ve camped here before and boys had a positive experience.  The cabin has a wood burning stove and electricity and there are outhouses for facilities.
  • If the conditions allow the scouts may choose to try sleeping in a snow fort/cave that they have built.
  • If there isn’t snow for these activities, there will be alternate plans for some hiking on the trails near the camp.
  • Fee for the trip is $20 which will cover the cost of the camp, food, Trail Ticket and cost for equipment rental.
  • Sign up deadline is Jan 8th
  • All forms and payment due Jan 22nd 
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up now

 

1/29  – Troop Meeting and COH  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • COH
  • Adult Open House – We have several leaders stepping down and new adult leaders are needed.  Come and learn how you can help the Troop

 

2/2 Celebrating Scout Sunday at St. Mary’s Church in Franklin

Who:  All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Adult Leaders

Where:  Meet in the lower church of St. Mary’s

When:  Sunday, Feb 2nd at 8:30 a.m. (for the 9:00 mass)

What to wear: Class A uniform, no hat.

We will have adult supervision so even if no leaders are attending from a troop/pack, scouts are encourage to participate.

We are also looking for Readers, Ushers and Altar Servers  if any scouts are interested in participating.  If you have any questions, contact Bob Collins at boherboy@yagoo.com or call/text  508-594-0736

 

2/5 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

 

2/12 – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

2/19No Troop Meeting – February Vacation Week

 

2/26  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

2/28 – 3/1 – February Troop Outing  – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Ragged Mountain, NH.

  • Sign up deadline is Feb 12th
  • All forms and payment due Feb 26th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up  now

 

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Troop News 1/6/20

1/8 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

1/15  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

  • Citizenship in the World begins at 6pm.  If you haven’t signed up, please contact anna.dossantos@comcast.net.
  • Sign up now for the Jan Troop Outing!  We will be Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing and cabin camping.
  • Have you signed up for Merit Badge University (MBU) yet?  See more details below.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.

 

Citizenship in the World merit badge classes will be held on January 15, 22, & 29 at 6:00pm, just before the troop meetings. Any scout who needs the badge is welcomed to sign up.  Materials will be distributed at the first class.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

 

Merit Badge University  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

 

1/22  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

1/24 – 26 – January Troop Outing – Cross country skiing, snow shoeing  and maybe ice fishing in  Maple Corner Farm, Granville MA

  • We will be camping in a cabin at Moses Scout Reservation  310 Birch Hill Road Russell MA.  We’ve camped here before and boys had a positive experience.  The cabin has a wood burning stove and electricity and there are outhouses for facilities.
  • If the conditions allow the scouts may choose to try sleeping in a snow fort/cave that they have built.
  • If there isn’t snow for these activities, there will be alternate plans for some hiking on the trails near the camp.
  • Fee for the trip is $20 which will cover the cost of the camp, food, Trail Ticket and cost for equipment rental.
  • Sign up deadline is Jan 8th
  • All forms and payment due Jan 22nd 
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up now

 

1/29  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

2/28 – 3/1 – February Troop Outing  – Alpine Skiing and Riding at Ragged Mountain, NH.

  • Sign up deadline is Feb 12th
  • All forms and payment due Feb 26th
  • Pay via PayPal:    PayPal.Me/troop29franklin    Please note the event/trip is that you are paying for in the memo field.
  • If you want to send directly through your PayPal account/app you can send to franklintroop29@gmail.com.  Please select the “send money to family/friend” option.
  • Sign up  now

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Troop News 12/9/19

12/11  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

12/13 – 15 – December Troop Outing – Cabin Camping at Nobscot

  • Unfortunately, due to low participation this trip has been canceled.

 

12/18  – Troop Meeting @ Pinz in Milford 7 – 8:30pm  **** Note: Location Change!****

  • To wrap up the year, the Troop will meet at Pinz for some bowling and laser tag  fun.  The Troop will cover the cost of shoe rentals, bowling and laser tag for the scouts.   Parents should bring scouts to Pinz at 7pm and pick up at 8:30pm.  Parents are welcome to stay.  No transportation will be provided.
  • There is a 15 person minimum and the troop will be paying in advance.  So it is critical that you sign up as early as possible, or let us know if you cannot make it. 
  • Address:   110 South Main Street  Milford, MA

 

Citizenship in the World merit badge classes will be held on January 15, 22, & 29 at 6:00pm, just before the troop meetings. Any scout who needs the badge is welcomed to sign up.  Materials will be distributed at the first class.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

 

Merit Badge University  The Mayflower Council will be holding the next Merit Badge University (MBU) on Saturday, March 7 and March 21, 2020 (snow makeup day is March 14, 2020).  This yearly event brings together scouts from the entire council to the Southeastern Technical Vocational High School in Easton, MA, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, to work on up to 3 merit badges.  The troop needs to know which scouts plan on attending, so please sign up via Sign Up Genius as soon as possible.  Merit badge selection forms will be distributed to scouts that are signed up as soon as they are received from Council.  If you have any questions, please email Anna dos Santos, the Troop’s MBU Coordinator, at anna.dossantos@comcast.net.

 

No Troop Meetings 12/23 – 1/1  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

 

1/8 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting.

 

1/15  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

1/22  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

1/24 – 26 – January Troop Outing – Cross country skiing, snow shoeing  and maybe ice fishing in New Hampshire

  • More details soon.
  • Sign up now

1/29  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

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Troop News 12/2/19

12/4 – PLC & Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church.  82 West Central St   

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)
  • Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)    All adults are encouraged to attend the committee meeting
  • Sign up for the December Troop Outing!

 

12/11  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

12/13 – 15 – December Troop Outing – Cabin Camping at Nobscot

  • We are excited to have Bob Latshaw join us.  He will be helping us to coordinate a few exciting Merit Badge activities, which may include Orienteering, and Astronomy and a cooking contest.  There are only a few scouts signed up, so PLEASE SIGN UP!  The scouts will be spending the night in a cabin.
  • Sign up here

12/18  – Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7 – 8:30pm

 

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