Troop News 10/27/20

by sharontaylor |October 27, 6:30 pm

10/28 Troop Meeting – Franklin Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30p – Pumpkin carving will be in the field behind the Church. There will be opportunity for rank advancement and games if time allows. Scouts should wear Class B Shirt or Troop 29 Sweatshirt.

11/4 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

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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Troop News 10/20/20

by sharontaylor |October 20, 9:30 pm

10/21 Troop Meeting – Franklin Methodist Church  7:00 – 8:30pm – Scouts will have an opportunity to work on rank advancement. In addition, meeting will be used for meal planning for the upcoming Camp Sayre trip.

10/28 Troop Meeting – Franklin Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30p – Pumpkin carving will be in the field behind the Church. There will be opportunity for rank advancement and games if time allows.


Upcoming Trips

10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp/ Camp Sayre in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.”

Meet at the VFW at 5:00 on Friday evening and arrive home Sunday approximately 5pm.

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

If you have not already completed updated BSA health forms for this year, they can be found at the sign up link above.

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

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Troop News 10/13/20

by sharontaylor |October 13, 12:30 pm

10/14 Troop Meeting – Franklin Rod and Gun Club   7:00 – 8:30pm– 53 Florence St, Franklin, MA 02038. Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp (New England Base Camp) Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor starting at 8:00pm.

10/21 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm – Scouts will have an opportunity to work on rank advancement. In addition, meeting will be used for meal planning for the upcoming Camp Sayre trip.

10/28 Troop Meeting – Franklin Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30p – Pumpkin carving will be in the field behind the Church. There will be opportunity for rank advancement and games if time allows.


Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp/ Camp Sayre in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.”

Meet at the VFW at 5:00 on Friday evening and arrive home Sunday approximately 5pm.

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

If you have not already completed updated BSA health forms for this year, they can be found at the sign up link above.

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

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Troop News 10/6/20

by sharontaylor |October 6, 1:45 pm

10/7 PLC And Committee Meeting Zoom information below:

  • PLC (6:30 – 7:30)

Jonathan Apicella is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 953 9348 9366

Passcode: 264861

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

Timothy O’Toole is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 954 3398 0701

Passcode: 012155

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10/14 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp (New England Base Camp) Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor starting at 8:00pm.

10/21 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

10/28 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30p


Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265.

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

If you have not already completed updated BSA health forms for this year, they can be found at the sign up link above.

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

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Troop News 9/29/20

by sharontaylor |September 29, 6:45 pm

9/30 Troop Meeting  – Cancelled due to rain

10/7 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

10/14 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp (New England Base Camp) Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor starting at 8:00pm.

10/21 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30pm

10/28 Troop Meeting – Location TBD   7:00 – 8:30p


Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

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

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Troop News 9/22/20

by sharontaylor |September 22, 8:45 pm

9/23 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be held in the backyard of the Church and will be used to practice setting up for camping trips along with information about the Patrol Boxes and Trailer contents. Please bring a headlamp to the meeting.

9/25-9/27 Mount Monadnock NH – Reintroduction to Scouts Trip

Stay overnight at Camp Wanocksett nearby . Hike Mount Monadnock on Saturday. Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday September 25th. Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure. Camp will be at Camp Wanocksett, Jaffery, NH and hiking will be at Mt Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH. Cost $20 to be paid prior to the trip. Deadline to sign up: September 16 and deadline for forms and payment is September 25.

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

Note: All participants in camping trips (both scouts and adults) must complete a new BSA health care form for this year. And scouts must have a BSA Activity Consent form.

A link to the forms is included in the sign up above.

9/30 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp Sayre Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor.

Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

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

Troop 29 Franklin 2020 Popcorn Kick Off

To sell popcorn this year it will all be done using the App.

This link will tell you how to do it all, and how to get help if you need it. 
http://image.trailsend.com/lib/fef81c73746300/m/1/f96aa171-ee86-4585-9125-824425238276.pdf

There is also a private Facebook Group “Trail’s End Scout Parents” which gives help, ideas and answers questions for those who want to sell.

If you want a card reader to use email Mrs Baird (juliebaird23@gmail.com)

We are fortunate and our council is subsidizing our area to have free shipping on orders over $30 at least till Sept 24th

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Troop News 9/13/20

by sharontaylor |September 13, 8:45 pm

  

9/16 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm – Meeting will be held in the backyard of the Church and includes information about upcoming Mount Monadnock Trip including meal plans and duty roster assignments. Each scout should bring a tent to the meeting as there will be time to practice putting up and taking down tents at the end of the meeting. Deadline for signup is at this meeting. Please bring a headlamp to the meeting.

Note Concerning New England Base Camp Merit Badges:

Selection forms are due back by the next Troop meeting on 9/16.

Scouts will do 4 “sessions” per day (2 morning and 2 afternoon) each of the 4 days they are at Camp.  There is a column that notes how many sessions each Merit Badge takes up as well.  Most of these are two session MBs, for example: backpacking is two sessions and will likely be an entire morning. 
Scouts will move as a troop/patrol and do these MBs together, so they are not choosing individual MB to work on like at Squanto. Each Scout can select 10 MBs.  The top 16 will be submitted and we will get 12 (4 extra in case others we select are full) in theory….it will probably be closer to 6-8 if we select mostly 2 session MB to work on.
It is recommended that they do not choose things like “Citizen in the Nation” or Rank Advancement.  The high ropes course will take the place of 2 morning or afternoon sessions. They will have an opportunity to take 4 Virtual Merit Badge Classes as well as part of this program (more information TBA).  If you haven’t sent in payment please do so asap.

9/23 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to practice setting up for camping trips along with information about the Patrol Boxes and Trailer contents.

9/25-9/27 Mount Monadnock NH – Reintroduction to Scouts Trip

Stay overnight at Camp Wanocksett nearby . Hike Mount Monadnock on Saturday. Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday September 25th. Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure. Camp will be at Camp Wanocksett, Jaffery, NH and hiking will be at Mt Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH. Cost $20 to be paid prior to the trip. Deadline to sign up: September 16 and deadline for forms and payment is September 25.

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

Note: All participants in camping trips (both scouts and adults) must complete a new BSA health care form for this year. And scouts must have a BSA Activity Consent form.

A link to the forms is included in the sign up above.

9/30 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp Sayre Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor.

Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

11/2010/ – 11/22 Nobscot – Camping- Sudbury MA

Troop 29 Franklin 2020 Popcorn Kick Off / Dues Information

Last year we did a great job raising funds through popcorn sales and between EEE and Covid-19 we did not spend as much as usual on campouts and activities.

This year BSA and council have raised the National Dues and Council Fees that have to be paid each year to keep us chartered. Funds needed to recharter = $150 per scout

This is the only cost we are looking to cover for this year.

We are giving families the option of either paying this directly $150 or selling popcorn to offset some or all of the cost.

The reduction in Dues will be as follows:

Sell $150 of popcorn = Get $50 off Dues

Sell $300 of popcorn = Get $100 off Dues

Sell $450 of popcorn = Get $150 off Dues

Because of the restrictions with Covid-19 we will be unable to have any Show and Sell locations this year, and the Troop does not intend to hold any inventory.  However, Trails End have added an Online Direct option to the App. This allows scouts to either sell online as before or take orders through the App and have them delivered directly to the customer.

There is a delivery charge but there are many free weekends advertised if you spend over a certain limit.

As with previous years there are also incentives for the Scouts in the form of Amazon gift cards. The structure is slightly different, using a point system rewarding card payments and online direct.

Any scout who sold over $1,000 last year will get a free card reader from Trails End (They just need to accept it on the App). The Troop has a number of readers available so if you want to use one just ask Julie Baird for one.

How can parents help?

  1. Register your scout on www.Trails-end.com (have to be registered to get credit and prizes). If you registered last year you can just log in.
  2. Help your scout set up an online profile through Trails End for online sales and tracking of goals. Online sales can be made throughout the year. This link will show you how to properly set up the account online. https://www.trails-end.com/how-it-works
  3. Assist / support your scout in neighborhood/family sales.

Depending on your comfort level, your scout may want to work on their own or with another scout to sell door to door and take orders for online delivery. Some scouts use door hangers, flyers or postcards to encourage orders. Some visit houses with posters that can be seen from a safe distance to show the product line.

  • Only payment by card will be accepted by the Troop so any cash that is taken for orders should be kept by parents and a card payment made for the total.
  • Help your scout find the training videos on the Trails End App to give ideas and coaching on how best to sell.

Key Info:

Julie Baird:          53 Winterberry Dr, Franklin            508-315-9717                 juliebaird23@gmail.com

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Troop News 9/7/20

by sharontaylor |September 7, 8:45 pm

  

9/9 Troop Meeting  @ Beaver Pond  7:00 – 8:30pm Note location change. Meeting will include welcome back, introductions, and general group instructions followed by Ultimate Frisbee and Football. Please wear a mask and bring hand sanitizer.

9/16 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm – Meeting will include information about upcoming Mount Monadnock Trip including meal plans and duty roster assignments. Each scout should bring a tent to the meeting as there will be time to practice putting up and taking down tents at the end of the meeting.

9/23 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to practice setting up for camping trips along with information about the Patrol Boxes and Trailer contents.

9/25-9/27 Mount Monadnock NH – Reintroduction to Scouts Trip

Stay overnight at Camp Wanocksett nearby . Hike Mount Monadnock on Saturday. Departure will be from the Franklin VFW Hall at 5:30pm Friday September 25th. Scouts should arrive at 5:00pm to the VFW hall to help prepare the Troop and their Patrols for departure. Camp will be at Camp Wanocksett, Jaffery, NH and hiking will be at Mt Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey, NH. Cost $20 to be paid prior to the trip. Deadline to sign up: September 16 and deadline for forms and payment is September 25.

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

Note: All participants in camping trips (both scouts and adults) must complete a new BSA health care form for this year. And scouts must have a BSA Activity Consent form.

A link to the forms is included in the sign up above.

9/30 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm– Meeting will be used to plan for October Camp Sayre Trip. In addition, there will be a Court of Honor.

Upcoming Trips

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

11/2010/ – 11/22 Nobscot – Camping- Sudbury MA

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Troop News 8/30/20

by sharontaylor |August 30, 2020 · 8:20 pm

  

Welcome Back!

2020-2021 Year Calendar is now available.

The calendar includes all meetings, trips and the Eagle COH dates for the year. Please take a look and save the dates which can be found here: https://troop29franklin.com/calendar/

9/2 PLC Meeting @ Mr. O’Toole’s House 6:30 – 7:30pm

Mr. O’Toole will be hosting the PLC meeting in his backyard at 391 Oakland Pkwy. Please be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  

9/2 Committee Meeting @ @ Mr. O’Toole’s House 7:30 – 8:30pm

Mr. O’Toole will be hosting the PLC meeting in his backyard at 391 Oakland Pkwy. Please be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  

9/9 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm

9/16 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm

9/23 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm

9/25-9/27 Mount Monadnock NH – Reintroduction to Scouts Trip

Stay overnight at Camp Wanocksett nearby . Hike Mount Monadnock on Saturday.

10/16-10/18 and 10/23-10/25 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

(Note date change from previously published Troop News), Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming, archery and more. Cost $265. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

JULY 20-JULY 31 2021
NATIONAL JAMBOREE

Join tens of thousands of Scouts from around to United States and beyond for a 12 day outdoor adventure. Mayflower Council is accepting registrations for our contingent to the 2021 National Scout Jamboree. We will be taking 5 Troops consisting of 36 Scouts each. Scouts looking for a great adventure should register today as space is limited. You must be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree and have not reached 18 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree. There will be so much to do and learn including: • Stadium Shows • Mountain Bikes • Skate Boarding • Zip Lines • Archery • Shooting Sports • Water Sports • Rock Climbing And so many memories that will last a lifetime.

http://www.mayflowerbsa.org/event/2021jamboree/

For More Information and to register. Mayflower Council, BSA – 2 Mt. Royal Avenue, Suite 100, Marlborough, MA 01752 – 508.872.6551

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Troop News 6/16/20

by sharontaylor |June 16, 2020 · 7:20 pm

  

Dates TBAPersonal Fitness Merit Badge

Mrs. Parrella will be coordinating the Personal Fitness Merit Badge for scouts who wish to work on this merit badge over the summer. Meetings will be held at the Franklin High School Track. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Parrella directly at Jennifer@parrella.us. Specific dates and times to be determined later.

2020-2021 Year Calendar is now available.

The calendar includes all meetings, trips and the Eagle COH dates for next year. Please take a look and save the dates which can be found here: https://troop29franklin.com/calendar/

Upcoming Highlights:

9/2 PLC Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church 6:30 – 7:30pm

9/2 Committee Meeting @ the Franklin United Methodist Church 7:30 – 8:30pm

9/7 Troop Meeting  @ the Franklin United Methodist Church   7:00 – 8:30pm

9/25-9/27 Mount Monadnock NH – Reintroduction to Scouts Trip

Stay overnight at Camp Wanocksett nearby . Hike Mount Monadnock on Saturday.

10/23-10/25 and 10/30-11/1 New England Base Camp – Milton, MA

Overnight camping for two weekends at New England Base Camp in Milton and get the experience of “summer camp.” Programming includes swimming , archery and more. Cost $300. See details at: https://scoutspirit.doubleknot.com/event/2-weekend-camp-program/2682611

JULY 20-JULY 31 2021
NATIONAL JAMBOREE

Join tens of thousands of Scouts from around to United States and beyond for a 12 day outdoor adventure. Mayflower Council is accepting registrations for our contingent to the 2021 National Scout Jamboree. We will be taking 5 Troops consisting of 36 Scouts each. Scouts looking for a great adventure should register today as space is limited. You must be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree and have not reached 18 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree. There will be so much to do and learn including: • Stadium Shows • Mountain Bikes • Skate Boarding • Zip Lines • Archery • Shooting Sports • Water Sports • Rock Climbing And so many memories that will last a lifetime.

http://www.mayflowerbsa.org/event/2021jamboree/

For More Information and to register. Mayflower Council, BSA – 2 Mt. Royal Avenue, Suite 100, Marlborough, MA 01752 – 508.872.6551

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