Troop News 1/18/2022

1/19 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School Key meeting theme will be trail cooking ideas and demonstration.  We will be outdoors for part of  this meeting to use trail stoves.  We will also be discussing Troop positions of responsibility that are available for the Scouts to take on.

1/26 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School We will be meal planning and tuning up sleds for the February Freeze Out at Camp Resolute.  We will also have Scouts put in their requests and commit to the positions of responsibility that they are interested in.  The PLC is also planning a fun game using Morse code.


Upcoming Trips

Feb 5:  PLC Discussed having the Troop attend the Freeze Out at Camp Resolute in Bolton.   This will be similar to the camporee that we attended in October, but will have different events.  This is sometimes referred to as the Klondike Derby.   The plan at this point is just to attend for the day.  Depending on the weather forecast leading up to the event we could possibly do an optional Saturday night sleepout.  The PLC will go over the Trip and Competition Events at January 12 meeting.

March 5 – Pat’s Peak Ski Resort in Henniker NH is hosting a Scout Ski Weekend.  There is an option to stay over on Saturday night after skiing.  The website says space is limited, so I need to make some phone calls and find out details.   REQUEST –  I need to know how many of the Scouts ski or would be interested in taking a lesson.  How many people are interested and have that date available for a trip? There are several options that you can read about here, but if we can do the Sleepover we would ski 2pm – 10pm for $70 lift and rentals and snow tubing (5-10pm) & $29 for the sleepover accommodations.

April 8-10 Rocky Woods in Medfield (Tenderfoot Weekend)

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!

June 17-19: Deep Sea Fishing (details TBD)

July: Summer Camp at Camp Squanto Plymouth

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Troop News 1/11/2022

1/12 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School Key meeting theme will be working on the Citizen in the Nation Merit Badge.  The older Scouts who have this merit badge will help lead the discussion.

1/19 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School Key meeting theme will be trail cooking ideas and demonstration.  We will be outdoors for part of  this meeting to use trail stoves.  We will also be discussing Troop positions of responsibility that are available for the Scouts to take on.

1/26 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s School We will be meal planning and tuning up sleds for the February Freeze Out at Camp Resolute.  We will also have Scouts put in their requests and commit to the positions of responsibility that they are interested in.  The PLC is also planning a fun game using Morse code.


Upcoming Trips

Feb 5:  PLC Discussed having the Troop attend the Freeze Out at Camp Resolute in Bolton.   This will be similar to the camporee that we attended in October, but will have different events.  This is sometimes referred to as the Klondike Derby.   The plan at this point is just to attend for the day.  Depending on the weather forecast leading up to the event we could possibly do an optional Saturday night sleepout.  The PLC will go over the Trip and Competition Events at January 12 meeting.

March 5 – Pat’s Peak Ski Resort in Henniker NH is hosting a Scout Ski Weekend.  There is an option to stay over on Saturday night after skiing.  The website says space is limited, so I need to make some phone calls and find out details.   REQUEST –  I need to know how many of the Scouts ski or would be interested in taking a lesson.  How many people are interested and have that date available for a trip? There are several options that you can read about here, but if we can do the Sleepover we would ski 2pm – 10pm for $70 lift and rentals and snow tubing (5-10pm) & $29 for the sleepover accommodations.

April 8-10 Rocky Woods in Medfield (Tenderfoot Weekend)

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!

June 17-19: Deep Sea Fishing (details TBD)

July: Summer Camp at Camp Squanto Plymouth

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Troop News 12/21/2021

12/ 22 Troop MeetingPINZ 110 South Main Street Milford 6:45 – 8:30pm We have reserved 3 Lanes from 7 – 8:00 at PINZ in Milford for 16 “people” Arrive by 6:45PM to get shoes and form teams/lanes We will provide some appetizers and drinks for the Scouts The package includes a $5 game card that the Scouts can use to play video games afterwards Scouts should bring additional money if they want to play games beyond the $5 included

12/ 29 NO Troop Meeting

1/5 – PLC and Committee Meetings

1/12 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school

1/19 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school

1/26 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school


Upcoming Trips

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

Other Business

We need to complete updating our roster for the annual re-charter within the next two weeks.

1) If your Scout did not meet the minimum sales required for annual dues to be waived 100%, you will be getting an email from Julie Baird with the amount that is owed for 2022 (if you sold less than the minimum you will still have a prorated amount credited to your Scout).  Please send payment to the Troop ASAP for 2022 dues.

2) If your Scout is currently registered with the troop (they are on the 2021 Roster and were “active” at some point in 2021) and will NOT be continuing with Scouts in January, please communicate this to Tim O’Toole ASAP.

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Troop News 12/14/2021

12/ 15 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School 7:00 – 8:30pm Anyone who is seeking a leadership role as either Senior Patrol Leader or Patrol Leader should be prepared to deliver a quick speech to the troop and/or their patrol.   These positions are open for all Scouts to run for, however time in the position will only count towards advancement for Scouts who have attained 1st Class or Higher.

12/ 22 Troop MeetingPINZ 110 South Main Street Milford 6:45 – 8:30pm We have reserved 3 Lanes from 7 – 8:00 at PINZ in Milford for 16 “people” Arrive by 6:45PM to get shoes and form teams/lanes We will provide some appetizers and drinks for the Scouts The package includes a $5 game card that the Scouts can use to play video games afterwards Scouts should bring additional money if they want to play games beyond the $5 included

12/ 29 NO Troop Meeting

1/5 – PLC and Committee Meetings

1/12 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school

1/19 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school

1/26 – Troop Meeting St. Mary’s school


Upcoming Trips

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

Other Business

We need to complete updating our roster for the annual re-charter within the next two weeks.

1) If your Scout did not meet the minimum sales required for annual dues to be waived 100%, you will be getting an email from Julie Baird with the amount that is owed for 2022 (if you sold less than the minimum you will still have a prorated amount credited to your Scout).  Please send payment to the Troop ASAP for 2022 dues.

2) If your Scout is currently registered with the troop (they are on the 2021 Roster and were “active” at some point in 2021) and will NOT be continuing with Scouts in January, please communicate this to Tim O’Toole ASAP.

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Troop News 12/7/2021

12/ 8 Troop Meeting –Delcarte Conservation Area 459 Pleasant Street Franklin 7:00 – 7:45 pm Meet at 7pm in the main parking lot and plan to be finished at around 7:45pm. The forecast is snow; the hikers should dress appropriately for winter (coat, knit hat, gloves, boots) and have a head lamp for hiking in the dark. Mr. Apicella and I both have conflicts tomorrow evening and cannot attend the meeting.
Mr. Klawson will tentatively be there to lead the meeting, but if we could have a couple other parents available to assist that would be helpful. The PLC may also be discussing Troop Elections with the scouts….what are the different positions of responsibility. If you are attending the trip to Boston on Saturday, please bring required paperwork to the meeting for Mrs. Baird.

12/ 15 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School 7:00 – 8:30pm One of the main focuses of this meeting will the annual troop elections for Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders.

12/ 22 Troop MeetingPINZ 110 South Main Street Milford 7:00 – 8:30pm The Troop will be meeting at PINZ in Milford for some bowling, video games, snacks, and holiday cheer! Bowling for one hour, $5 PINZ video game card included. The Troop will pay for Scouts and Leaders.
More info to come on this annual tradition!

12/ 29 NO Troop Meeting


Upcoming Trips

December 11 (Saturday): Train to Boston (NOTE date correction)

We will be taking the train in from Dean College station (meet 8:00 to 8:10 am take 8:19 train to Boston), walking the Freedom Trail, having lunch, and maybe some other things depending on the weather. Return South Station to Dean College on the 4:45PM Train. Arrive in Franklin approx 5:40PM. $10 weekend pass on the T Commuter Rail (pay directly to the MBTA) or if anyone would rather drive in and meet us there please let me know. Please sign up as soon as possible in the next few days.   We are expecting a few of the Pack 92 Webelos to join us for the day.  It would be great to have a strong showing at this event from current Troop members to help the potential new Scouts feel welcomed and supported.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-dec2021

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

Other Business

We need to complete updating our roster for the annual re-charter within the next two weeks.

1) If your Scout did not meet the minimum sales required for annual dues to be waived 100%, you will be getting an email from Julie Baird with the amount that is owed for 2022 (if you sold less than the minimum you will still have a prorated amount credited to your Scout).  Please send payment to the Troop ASAP for 2022 dues.

2) If your Scout is currently registered with the troop (they are on the 2021 Roster and were “active” at some point in 2021) and will NOT be continuing with Scouts in January, please communicate this to Tim O’Toole ASAP.

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Troop News 11/30/21

12/1 PLC Meeting – (There will not be a committee meeting this month)

PLC (6:30 – 7:30) https://meet.google.com/xag-drxw-ndy?authuser=0

12/ 8 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School 7:00 – 8:30pm

12/ 15 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School 7:00 – 8:30pm

12/ 22 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School 7:00 – 8:30pm

12/ 29 NO Troop Meeting

Additional information about December meetings will be sent after the PLC meeting this week.


Upcoming Trips

December 11 (Saturday): Train to Boston (NOTE date correction)

We will be taking the train in from Dean College station (meet 8:00 to 8:10 am take 8:19 train to Boston), walking the Freedom Trail, having lunch, and maybe some other things depending on the weather. Return South Station to Dean College on the 4:45PM Train. Arrive in Franklin approx 5:40PM. $10 weekend pass on the T Commuter Rail (pay directly to the MBTA) or if anyone would rather drive in and meet us there please let me know. Please sign up as soon as possible in the next few days.   We are expecting a few of the Pack 92 Webelos to join us for the day.  It would be great to have a strong showing at this event from current Troop members to help the potential new Scouts feel welcomed and supported.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-dec2021

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

Other Business

We need to complete updating our roster for the annual re-charter within the next two weeks.

1) If your Scout did not meet the minimum sales required for annual dues to be waived 100%, you will be getting an email from Julie Baird with the amount that is owed for 2022 (if you sold less than the minimum you will still have a prorated amount credited to your Scout).  Please send payment to the Troop ASAP for 2022 dues.

2) If your Scout is currently registered with the troop (they are on the 2021 Roster and were “active” at some point in 2021) and will NOT be continuing with Scouts in January, please communicate this to Tim O’Toole ASAP.

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Troop News 11/16/21

11/17 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School.7:00 – 8:30pm This meeting will include a trip review for the Camp Resolute outing along with rank advancement and some games.

11/24 NO Troop Meeting

12/1 PLC & Committee Meeting – Meetings will be virtual; information forwarded at later time.


Upcoming 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

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Troop News 11/9/21

11/10 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School.7:00 – 8:30pm (Note: This is the new location for troop meetings)    This meeting will be used for planning for the upcoming trip, rank advancement and discussion of new charter and options for changes to Class B Uniforms.

11/17 Troop MeetingSaint Mary’s School.7:00 – 8:30pm This meeting will include a trip review for the Camp Resolute outing along with rank advancement and some games.

11/24 NO Troop Meeting

12/1 PLC & Committee Meeting – Meetings will be virtual; information forwarded at later time.


Upcoming Trips

11/13 Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA -Note: this is now a day trip.

We will meet at the VFW at 8:15 and leave by 8:30AM.We will return to Franklin approximately 3:30PM on Saturday. Scouts should have a day pack with water and snacks. We will work on a lunch plan at the 11/10 Troop Meeting. Sign ups due by November 5

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-nov2021

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

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Troop News 11/2/21

11/3 PLC & Committee Meeting

PLC (6:30 – 7:30) https://meet.google.com/xag-drxw-ndy?authuser=0

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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Upcoming Trips

11/13 Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA -Note: this is now a day trip.

We will meet at the VFW at 8:15 and leave by 8:30AM.We will return to Franklin approximately 3:30PM on Saturday. Scouts should have a day pack with water and snacks. We will work on a lunch plan at the 11/10 Troop Meeting. Sign ups due by November 5

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-nov2021

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

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Troop News 10/27/21

10/27 Troop Meeting Franklin Historical Museum.7:00 – 8:30pm (Note: Location Change)    Our Unit Commissioner Randy LaRosa will be leading us with some history of Franklin, as well as presenting some BSA related historical items for us. Meeting will be held inside; please wear a mask.

9/1 PLC & Committee Meeting

PLC (6:30 – 7:30) https://meet.google.com/xag-drxw-ndy?authuser=0

Committee Meeting (7:30 – 8:30)   Zoom Details to follow

Upcoming Trips

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 30th

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aabab2ca7ff2-nov2021

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 Update

Thank you to everyone who has been selling popcorn, particularly at the show and sells. Take orders, including payment, are due by Wednesday October 27th at the troop meeting. This can be done directly in your scout’s Trail’s End App. We still have some Caramel Corn and Unbelievable Butter (microwave) on hand, but any other items you may want or need will need to be ordered this week. You can continue selling online and points will continue to be added to your balance for Amazon gift cards until November 11th. Lots of scouts are close to the next level, and we already have some who qualify for council level incentives, so it would be great to add to that number! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Wrona at 508-244-7336 or jkwronausa@gmail.com.

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