Troop News 1/19/21

by sharontaylor |January 19, 7:30 pm

1/20 NO Troop Meeting 

1/27 Troop Meeting – Virtual Meeting   7:00 – 8:00pm

Meeting details to be sent later. Meeting will be used to finalize patrol details discussed previously as well as rank advancement and followed by a Scout Jeopardy game.

2/3 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow.


Upcoming Trips/Activities

1/30 – Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing or Day Hike.

Save the date. More information to follow.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: January 2021 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (1/24-1/26) (signupgenius.com)

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


2021 Virtual Merit Badge University

The Virtual Merit Badge University offers Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges, both eagle and non-eagle required with the help of our merit badge counselors.  The VMBU will run the entire month of March 2021 so there will be a variety of times to choose from.

More information can be found at: 2021 Virtual Merit Badge University – Mayflower Council | BSA (mayflowerbsa.org)

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Troop News 1/12/21

by sharontaylor |January 12, 8:30 pm

1/13 Troop Meeting – Virtual Meeting  7:00 – 8:00pm

Scout Meeting Jan. 13, 2021

WhenWed Jan 13, 2021 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time – New York
Joining infoJoin with Google Meet
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The meeting will include icebreakers, catchup and Patrol breakouts for naming and patch design followed by a Scout Cahoot.

1/20 NO Troop Meeting 

1/27 Troop Meeting – Virtual Meeting   7:00 – 8:00pm

Meeting details to be sent later. Meeting will be used to finalize Patrol details discussed previously as well as rank advancement and followed by a Scout Jeopardy game.

2/3 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow.


Upcoming Trips/Activities

1/22- 1/24 – Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing or a Day Hike. Save the date; may be a day trip depending on restrictions in place. More details to follow.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: January 2021 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (1/24-1/26) (signupgenius.com)

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Troop News 1/5/21

by sharontaylor |January 5, 6:30 pm

1/9 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information below:

PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

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

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1/13 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

1/20 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

1/27 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

2/3 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow.


Upcoming Trips/Activities

1/22- 1/24 – Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing. Save the date; may be a day trip depending on restrictions in place. More details to follow.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: January 2021 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (1/24-1/26) (signupgenius.com)

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Troop News 12/15/20

by sharontaylor |December 15, 7:30 pm

12/16 Troop Meeting – Franklin VFW 1034 Pond Street 7:00 – 8:00pm – Meeting will entail speeches and voting for the new PLC along with a ‘mini’ Court of Honor.

12/23 NO Troop Meeting

12/30 NO Troop Meeting 

1/9 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow.


Upcoming Trips/Activities

12/19 – Wreaths Across America

The troop will be laying wreaths at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Meet at VFW 10 am for 10:15 am departure with a return about 3:00pm. Scouts and their families are encouraged to attend and can meet at the Cemetery in Bourne. Details are in the sign up genius linked below. Sign up deadline has been extended.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: December 2020 Wreaths Across America (signupgenius.com)

1/22- 1/24 – Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing. Save the date; may be a day trip depending on restrictions in place. More details to follow.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: January 2021 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (1/24-1/26) (signupgenius.com)

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


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Troop News 12/8/20

by sharontaylor |December 8, 6:30 pm

12/9 Troop Meeting – Franklin VFW 1034 Pond Street 7:00 – 8:00pm – Meeting topics include discussion of leadership positions and responsibilities with in the troop. Voting will take place at the next meeting.

12/16 Troop Meeting – Franklin VFW 1034 Pond Street 7:00 – 8:00pm – Meeting will entail speeches and voting for the new PLC along with a ‘mini’ court of honor.

12/23 NO Troop Meeting

12/30 NO Troop Meeting 

1/9 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow.


Upcoming Trips/Activities

12/19 – Wreaths Across America

The troop will be laying wreaths at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Meet at VFW 10 am for 10:15 am departure with a return about 3:00pm. Scouts and their families are encouraged to attend and can meet at the Cemetery in Bourne. Details are in the sign up genius linked below. Sign up deadline is December 12.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: December 2020 Wreaths Across America (signupgenius.com)

1/22- 1/24 – Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing. Save the date; may be a day trip depending on restrictions in place. More details to follow.

BSA Troop 29 Franklin MA: January 2021 Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing (1/24-1/26) (signupgenius.com)

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


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Troop News 12/1/20

by sharontaylor |December 1, 8:30 am

12/2 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information below.

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

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

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12/9 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

12/16 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

12/23 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

12/30 NO Troop Meeting 

1/9 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to follow


Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


Rechartering is starting up NOW.  Please pay your dues of $150 unless you have been notified of a discount due to popcorn sales. If you know now that you/your scout will not be continuing in the Troop after December, please let Tim O’Toole know ASAP. Part of the recharter is to update all of our leadership and youth membership rosters, so this information is needed.  If you do not contact Tim he will assume you are continuing, but you will be responsible for paying dues.   Please speak to Tim or Jon Apicella if you have any questions on membership fees.

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Troop News 11/16/20

by sharontaylor |November 16, 4:30 pm

11/18 Troop Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pmMeeting will be held in the backyard of the Church. This meeting is an introduction to Boy Scouts for current Webelos. This is ‘all hands on deck” and all Scouts are needed to attend this meeting. There are approximately 20 AOL’s that are expected to attend and we need all Troop 29 Members to attend as this is a huge chance to increase the size of our troop. If you were not at the meeting last week, reach out to your Patrol Leader to get up to speed on the activities/games that will be played this week. Please do your best to dress in layers so you can still wear your Class A shirt on the outside.  Light gloves and a knit cap may be a good idea as well as it expected to be cold.

11/25 NO Troop Meeting 

12/2 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to be sent later.

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

Upcoming Trips

11/21 Nobscot – Camping- Sudbury MA

Saturday is our Day Trip to Nobscot Scouting Reservation in Sudbury. We will meet at the VFW at 9AM on Saturday (11/21). Please sign up by Tuesday night (11/17) so that we can finalize meal plans on Wednesday night after the Webelos leave. We will be doing some hiking and potentially orienteering. We will trail cook for lunch and dutch oven cook in pairs for dinner. ETA back to the VFW is 8PM.

Also:
1. If you have an orienteering compass, sometimes called a base plate compass please bring Saturday

2. Please bring a bike helmet Saturday (for rope work/climbing, not biking)

Fee for the trip is $15

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-november5

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


Rechartering is starting up NOW.  Please pay your dues of $150 unless you have been notified of a discount due to popcorn sales. If you know now that you/your scout will not be continuing in the Troop after December, please let Tim O’Toole know ASAP. Part of the recharter is to update all of our leadership and youth membership rosters, so this information is needed.  If you do not contact Tim he will assume you are continuing, but you will be responsible for paying dues.   Please speak to Tim or Jon Apicella if you have any questions on membership fees.

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Troop News 11/10/20

by sharontaylor |November 10, 3:30 pm

11/11 Troop Meeting @ Town Common   7:00 – 8:30pm Veteran’s Day Celebration and Preparation for Webelos Recruiting next week. Meal Plan for Nobscot Day Trip.

11/18 Troop Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pmMeeting will be held in the backyard of the Church. This meeting is an introduction to Boy Scouts for current Webelos.

11/25 NO Troop Meeting 

12/2 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to be sent later.

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

Upcoming Trips

11/21 Nobscot – Camping- Sudbury MA – REVISED

Note this is now a day trip due to recent revisions to Covid regulations. The troop leaves the VFW at 9:00 am Saturday and returns that evening time to be determined. The trip will include some cooking activities and hiking.

Fee for the trip is $15

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-november5

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Dues Notice 11/8/20

by sharontaylor |November 8, 6:30 pm

Troop 29 Dues Payments by End November
It is time for us to recharter the organization and pay our Dues to the BSA. The troops cost this year will be $150 per scout. 


As communicated earlier, rather than relying on fund raising in these uncertain times, we are asking each family to pay this fee. If individual scouts would like to reduce their dues payment they have the option of selling popcorn either online or through the App and having the popcorn delivered directly to their customers. The reduction in dues is as follows:
$450 sales = all dues covered$300 sales = $100 off $150 dales = $50 off


So far Jackson and Landon have made enough sales to cover their dues completely. Well done to both of them. 
Tyler and Fraser are progressing towards the first level.


If you know your scout is not intending to sell popcorn, please pay your $150 per scout either through our PayPal or by check to Julie Baird by end November 


For those intending to sell popcorn, the sales need to be made by the end of December to count for both Dues reduction and Trails End awards.

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Troop News 11/3/20

by sharontaylor |November 3, 7:30 pm

11/4 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information below

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

Zoom Meeting

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

Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 935 3622 6909

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11/11 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm Veteran’s Day Celebration

11/18 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm Webelos Recruiting

11/25 NO Troop Meeting 

12/2 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information to be sent later.

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

Upcoming Trips

11/20 – 11/22 Nobscot – Camping- Sudbury MA

The troop leaves the VFW at 5:30 Friday night. Return to Franklin on Sunday, time to be determined.

Fee for the trip is $20

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-november5

Access all Troop 29 Current Sign Ups list and Information:  All Troop Sign Ups


ScoutBook Update

Scoutbook is now leveraging Single-Sign on. Your account credentials used for Scoutbook.com are now the same as for my.scouting.org.  More information is available here:  https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/sso-self-helps/For those scouts who want to access Scoutbook:  Only parents can give their own Scout’s access to their own account..


Parent role – Parents have full unrevokable parent rights to their children in Scoutbook. They are able to mark his advancement as “Completed” which is represented by a green checkbox. They cannot mark advancements as approved unless they are also in Scoutbook as a leader or on the unit committee. Parents can give their Scout’s access to their own account. Parents can send a message to any leader in the unit or if they are connected to a Scout they can send a message to the Scout and his parents.

Scout role – Able to mark his or her advancement as “Completed” which is represented by a green checkbox. They cannot mark as advancements as approved. They can edit his or her profile. He or she can also remove themselves from having access to their account.

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