Showing posts with label Boy Scouts of America. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boy Scouts of America. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

BSA Troop 126: Luminary orders due Dec 17, 2021

On Friday, December 31st let’s transform our town into a beautiful winter community ! Come together and join us in celebrating this (and hopefully every) New Year’s Eve by lining our neighborhoods with candle luminaries!

Each $12 Kit contains supplies for 10 luminaries:
10 white bags, 10 votive candles, sand, and instructions

3 Ways to Participate & Order Your Luminary Kits:

1) Use QR code -> 
Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126
Luminary Kits for Sale By BSA Troop 126


2) Order online using this FORM  (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGsgcpEZsUaEh-8g8XMkqkHpZSFQy2NJmhNMyDcfo4xulyEQ/viewform)

3) Fill out the attached form and mail or drop off to:
 
BSA Troop 126 c/o Iris Park, 100 Beech St, Franklin, MA 02038 

Checks payable to: BSA Troop 126
or 
Pay by Venmo: @Iris-Park-6 (add “Light Up Franklin” and number of  kits ordered) 

Funds will support Franklin Food Pantry and BSA Troop 126, Franklin

Download the flyer -> 

Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126
Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126

 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Light Up Franklin 2021! Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126

On Friday, December 31st let’s transform our town into a beautiful winter community ! Come together and join us in celebrating this (and hopefully every) New Year’s Eve by lining our neighborhoods with candle luminaries!

Each $12 Kit contains supplies for 10 luminaries:
10 white bags, 10 votive candles, sand, and instructions

3 Ways to Participate & Order Your Luminary Kits:

1) Use QR code -> 
Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126
Luminary Kits for Sale By BSA Troop 126


2) Order online using this FORM  (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfGsgcpEZsUaEh-8g8XMkqkHpZSFQy2NJmhNMyDcfo4xulyEQ/viewform)

3) Fill out the attached form and mail or drop off to:
 
BSA Troop 126 c/o Iris Park, 100 Beech St, Franklin, MA 02038 

Checks payable to: BSA Troop 126
or 
Pay by Venmo: @Iris-Park-6 (add “Light Up Franklin” and number of  kits ordered) 

Funds will support Franklin Food Pantry and BSA Troop 126, Franklin

Download the flyer -> 

Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126
Luminary Kits for Sale By Troop 126

Friday, April 23, 2021

Abhiram Yadlapalli Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Abhiram Yadlapalli, Senior Patrol Leader of Scouts BSA Troop 126 and fellow Franklin resident, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting, through the completion of a 10-month-long project spanning 520 hours of dedication and hard work benefitting the Norfolk Mass Audubon community.

Fascinated by STEM from an early age, Abhiram decided to channel his interest into creating a rain garden for the Mass Audubon Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary for his Eagle Scout service project. A rain garden contains carefully selected plants that help collect water runoff from the surrounding environment which can contain excess nutrients and degrade the water quality of other natural sources of water that it encounters. 

Abhiram Yadlapalli
Abhiram Yadlapalli 

The environmental benefits that come with preventing the spread of runoff pollution, reducing local flooding, and minimizing the waste of this water make the rain garden an efficient and sustainable solution that is considerate of the pre-existing ecosystem. The rain garden also features a paved area that serves as a space for outside classrooms and educational field trips, which is especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges brought by the pandemic, Abhiram persevered in carrying out his Eagle Scout project in collaboration with Mass Audubon, Hillside Nurseries, and the members of Scouts BSA Troop 126.

Abhiram's journey in Scouting began over a decade ago as a Cub Scout in first grade. As he moved up the ranks in Scouting, Abhiram earned multiple honors including the bronze and gold Eagle Palms, the World Conservation Award, and the Brotherhood honor level in the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's National Honor Society. He has also been a staff member of the National Youth Leadership Training program of Scouts BSA and an instructor for Troop 126's Introduction to Leadership Skills program. 

In the past year, Abhiram was elected to serve as Troop 126's Senior Patrol Leader and leads over 30 scouts in a variety of endeavors. Notably, Abhiram has earned 33 merit badges, twelve more than the required twenty-one merit badges for Eagle Scout qualification, and he is on track to earn more. Achieving these badges has helped Abhiram develop invaluable skills such as wilderness survival, first-aid, sailing, kayaking, cooking, leadership skills, and many more.

Abhiram's dedication to serving his community extends beyond Scouting. As the Vice President of Franklin High School's Junior class, Abhiram leads fundraising initiatives for the student body and strives to represent their voices at student government meetings. Outside of his academic commitments as a straight-A student, he plays the saxophone in the FHS Concert & Jazz band and helps patients as a regular summer volunteer at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Abhiram is grateful for the endless support and encouragement from his mom and dad, Siri and Venkat Yadlapalli, and his sister, Vineetha, who is a recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the equivalent of the Eagle Scout.

About Troop 126

Troop 126 Franklin has been chartered by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #2136 since 1964. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth 11–17 years old that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. Find a troop near you and join today at scoutsbsa.org.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Dhashadyu Papineni Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Dhashadyu Papineni, a member of Scouts BSA Troop 126 and a resident of Franklin, has earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting. Since the inception of the Eagle Scout award in 1912, only two percent of eligible Scouts have earned Scouting’s highest honor. 

The son of Arun and Sangeetha Papineni, Dhashadyu has been involved with Scouting from the age of 10 and is still going strong at age 16. For his Eagle Scout service project, he led the construction of an outdoor classroom for Horace Mann Middle School, involving a blackboard, a teacher’s table, and 18 individual benches for students, which he made possible even in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The project was well thought out and designed with social distancing requirements in mind. 

Dhashadyu Papineni
Dhashadyu Papineni 

Dhashadyu has always loved Scouts and the outings made possible through Scouting. Through Scouting, he has learned about his role and responsibilities as a citizen in the community, nation, and the world at large. He has developed his communication and leadership skills, both among his peers and adult leaders, and learned to be a responsible team member when called upon. 

This young man has led his patrol and troop in significant ways for extended periods, in the roles of patrol leader and troop guide. He has developed his physical and mental fitness in this preparation for his future life. He is now able to handle a canoe, a sailboat, and learned to survive in the wilderness by himself—a skill only few outside of Scouting may know about. 

Through Scouting, he has learned about firearms safety and has also grown as a responsible member of his own family. He has learned how to protect himself and other youth, if necessary, from bullying and other forms of abuse. He also learned to manage money and budget. Outside of Scouting, he is an A+ student in academics in his junior year at Franklin High School, and is also a great saxophone player who loves music. 

He is destined to continue to contribute to the program as an adult by volunteering to help younger Scouts achieve the heights that he has achieved. 

Troop 126 Franklin has been chartered by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #2136 since 1964. Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth 11–17 years old that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. Find a troop near you and join today at scoutsbsa.org.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Scout Troop 126 - bottle/can drive - Feb 13 and Feb 20

Troop 126 has another bottle and can drive coming up. 
"On Saturday, February 13, and Saturday, February 20, 2021, Scouts BSA Troop 126 will be having a bottle and can drive, to raise money for new dining shelters and exciting trips like skiing. Our troop is in Franklin, which means your contributions will directly benefit the youth of your community.

If you wish to donate bottles or cans, please drop them off at the Elks parking lot, 1077 Pond Street, on February 13 or 20, between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M."

Shared from the Troop 126 page

Scout Troop 126 - bottle/can drive - Feb 13 and Feb 20
Scout Troop 126 - bottle/can drive - Feb 13 and Feb 20


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Scouts BSA Troop 126 to collect your bottles/cans Oct 10

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Scouts BSA Troop 126 will be having a bottle and can drive, to raise money for camping equipment and exciting trips like whitewater rafting. Our troop is in Franklin, which means your contributions will directly benefit the youth of your community.

If you wish to donate bottles or cans, please drop them off at the Elks parking lot, 1077 Pond Street, on October 10, 2020, between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M.

If you are a Town of Franklin resident and are unable to come, but you would still like to contribute, please fill out our Google Form to have your donation collected at your curbside. Please complete the form by Friday at 5 P.M., and please have curbside bottles and cans out by 7 A.M. We thank you in advance for your contribution and your support for local Scouting!


Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 3 and Oct 10
Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 10

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 3 and Oct 10

On Saturday, October 3, and Saturday, October 10, 2020, Scouts BSA Troop 126 will be having a bottle and can drive, to raise money for camping equipment and exciting trips like whitewater rafting. Our troop is in Franklin, which means your contributions will directly benefit the youth of your community.

If you wish to donate bottles or cans, please drop them off at the Elks parking lot, 1077 Pond Street, on October 3 or 10, 2020, between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M.

If you are a Town of Franklin resident and are unable to come, but you would still like to contribute, please fill out our Google Form to have your donation collected at your curbside. Please complete the form by Friday at 5 P.M., and please have curbside bottles and cans out by 7 A.M. We thank you in advance for your contribution and your support for local Scouting!


Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 3 and Oct 10
Bottle/Can drive to benefit Scouts BSA Troop 126 held on Oct 3 and Oct 10


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In the News: Milford girls join boy scouts; early voting busy in area

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Starting in February, girls between the ages of 11 and 17 can be Boy Scouts – sort of. 
“We see it as an opportunity to include the entire family, not just a few of them,” said Rob Hillman, district executive for the Boy Scouts of America region that includes Milford. “Scouting as a whole is a great program for all youth, and we want to make that available to everyone, not just boys.” 
The terms will change, said Hillman. The girls won’t be called “Boy Scouts,” but neither will the boys. Instead, both genders will be “Scouts.” The national organization will also drop gender from its title, cutting it to “Scouts BSA,” though the “B” still stands for “boy.” 
Milford will be home to one of the organization’s newest all-female troops."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181029/boys-scouts-to-accept-girls-in-milford


"Franklin Town Clerk Teresa Burr also said she’s noticed an increase in the amount of young voters at the early polls. She said that the governor’s race is a driving factor, but the ballot questions are what are really bringing people to the ballot box. 
“A lot of the younger crowds are coming out to vote,” she said, with a hint of pride behind her voice. “It’s really just great to see that they’re very interested in our democracy.” 
Burr noticed voters are very interested in the three ballot questions. 
“Some people really are confused on the questions,” she said. “They’re going back and forth ... 1,767,  7.6 percent voter turnout as of Saturday due to early voting."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181029/milford-area-clerks-impressed-by-early-voting-turnout


Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In the News: Pack 126 Eagle Scouts; Empty Bowls dinner tickets on sale; RMV shuts down this weekend

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Salvator Balkus, Daniel Hickey, Samuel Molloy, Seamus Reardon and Daniel Schratz, members of the Boy Scout Troop #126 and residents of Franklin, earned the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank that the Boy Scouts offers. Only 3-4 percent of Boy Scout members attain this honor. 
Salvator Balkus is a senior at Franklin High School. In the troop, he has previously served as patrol leader and webmaster. In addition to scouting, Balkus is very involved in the FHS Mock Trial team, where he argues cases and gives expert testimony in court. He is also a National Honor Society member, competes in sprinting and high jump for the high school spring track team, and works at the Panther Help Desk helping students and solving technological issues with school computers. 
Last year he completed his Eagle project, in which he helped the Franklin Historical Commission digitally compile data and redesign the website for their museum. The project involved eight dedicated volunteers and over 80 hours of work. These volunteers created data spreadsheets to record military veteran information from World War I, World War II, the Spanish-American War and the Revolutionary War. They also scanned portraits, recorded data on historic properties and digitalized a timeline of Franklin history."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180319/strongboy-scout-troop-126-members-earn-eagle-scout-distinctionstrong



"Pick up your spoons. 
Franklin High School’s annual community Empty Bowls Dinner will be held May 1, and tickets can be bought online. 
To help the nearly 1,000 individuals seeking food assistance from the Franklin Food Pantry, the pantry is again partnering with the Franklin High School Empty Bowls Club. In the last two years, the club has raised about $11,000. 
There were 250 tickets sold for last year’s event. The club is hoping to sell an additional 100 this year. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children. Soup and bread will be served by the club’s students, and everyone will take home a hand-crafted bowl made by the students and community members."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180319/franklins-empty-bowls-club-to-host-dinner



"Need to get your car inspected? 
Don’t plan on heading to the shop this weekend. 
The state Registry of Motor Vehicles will close 7 p.m. Thursday, and won’t reopen until 8 a.m. Monday, March 26. Anything associated with the Registry – like your car’s new inspection sticker – will be inaccessible during that time. 
“We’ve tried to do everything we can to make our customers aware,” Lauren Dias, of Hopkinton’s Lumber Street Auto Repair said. “It shuts us down for that period of time.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180319/registry-of-motor-vehicles-to-shut-down-friday

Registry of Motor Vehicles will close 7 p.m. Thursday, and won’t reopen until 8 a.m. Monday, March 26
Registry of Motor Vehicles will close 7 p.m. Thursday, and won’t reopen until 8 a.m. Monday, March 26

Monday, October 16, 2017

“Families these days want families activities"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Mendon Scoutmaster Alan Koufos has heard from girls over the years who have wanted to join the ranks of Boy Scout Troop 44. 
In fact, two of their mothers were the ones who broke the news to him this week that the Boy Scouts of America will soon allow girls into its programs. 
“I remember both of their daughters saying, ’Boy I wish I could be with my brothers,” Koufos recalled Friday. 
Now with that opportunity on the horizon, local scout leaders have mixed views on whether the change was necessary."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20171015/scouting-leaders-mixed-on-boy-scout-decision

https://beascout.scouting.org/
https://beascout.scouting.org/

Saturday, December 17, 2016

"earned another called the 'Awesome Autonomous'" (video)

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Boy Scout Troop 99 has competed in a robotics tournament at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in recent years, called "Savage Soccer." This year's entries into the tournament were quite successful. 
In the qualifying stages of the tournament, the two teams finished 10th and 11th, respectively, out of 30 teams overall. The scouts are routinely competing with and against high schools with robotics classes and clubs. 
The team that finished 10th overall, made up of Andrew Giacalone, Sam Fiorillo, Nitin Tiruveedi, Vignesh Jangareddi and Abhiram Kollipara, were invited to join a coalition that competed in the elimination portion of the tournament. As part of that coalition, the boys won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches, and competed twice in the finals, falling just short in the end."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20161216/boy-scout-troop-99-ranks-at-robotics-tournament

http://users.wpi.edu/~savage/
http://users.wpi.edu/~savage/

More on the Savage Soccer Competition   http://users.wpi.edu/~savage/




Friday, October 21, 2016

Franklin Cub Scout Recruitment Day! This SUNDAY - Oct 23

Franklin Cub Scout Recruitment Day! This SUNDAY!

  • When: Sunday, October 23rd 12 Noon to 2:00 PM
  • Where: Beaver Pond - Beaver Street
  • Who: All Boys in Kindergarten - Fifth Grade

Are you interested in Cub Scouts for your son? It's never too late to sign up! Join us at Beaver Pond on Sunday October 23rd from 12pm-2pm to learn more about scouting. There will be fun scouting activities (pinewood derby test track, rubber band target practice) and local pack leaders will be available to answer questions.

Hope to see you there!

Franklin Cub Scout Recruitment Day! This SUNDAY - Oct 23
Franklin Cub Scout Recruitment Day! This SUNDAY - Oct 23

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In the News: Troop 126 pioneers, water ban imposed, 2-way traffic arrives today

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Scouts from Troop 126 in Franklin recently participated in a Pioneering Weekend, where they put their camping and lashing skills to work. 
The Scouts constructed two towers using nothing but rope and wooden poles and used the towers for a game of capture the flag. In addition, several members of the Troop constructed a 25-foot flagpole on which they raised an American flag."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160725/troop-126-visits-rocky-woods


"DPW Director Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi said this is the latest step in an effort to conserve water. The town had been on a water restriction - in which residents were allowed to water their laws one day a week - and DPW employees had been patrolling for violations after seeing spikes in usage. 
"Since we started enforcement a couple of weeks ago, peak demand has gone down," he said. "This drought, though, has caused our aquifer to go down to the point that - even if it started raining every day - it would take a while for it to recover." 
The town is limited, Cantoreggi said, because it must draw water from the ground - it does not have a reservoir at hand."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160725/franklin-officials-impose-water-ban-due-to-drought

water ban imposed effective July 25, 2016 until further notice
water ban imposed effective July 25, 2016 until further notice


"After a week-long delay, the downtown is changing to two-way traffic Tuesday morning. 
The change - one of the final steps in a two-year streetscape project - is set to take place at 5 a.m., said Deputy Town Administrator Jamie Hellen. 
"We should be having additional officers there to make sure everyone's going the right way down the roads," he said. "Traffic will probably be a little slower than usual as people are getting acclimated."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160725/two-way-travel-begins-tuesday-in-downtown-franklin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In the News: Scouts planting for seniors, Franklin man shaves head for cancer

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Boy Scout Troop 126, in Franklin, has started its summer with service. 
A dozen Scouts from the troop spent their afternoon on May 14 planting vegetables in the garden for the residents at Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
The boys have built a relationship with the center and the residents in recent years, dropping in for a game of bingo and visiting on Veterans' Day. The gardening project included tomatoes, peppers, squash, kale and cantaloupe, which will be harvested for and eaten by the residents."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160614/boy-scout-troop-126-plants-vegetables-for-seniors



"Franklin resident Dan Chase shaved his head on June 5 at One Mission’s Buzz Off for kids with cancer. 
Chase shaved his head for the first time at the Sunday event. “I did it in honor of my mom, who had leukemia,” he said."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20160614/franklin-resident-shaves-head-at-one-missions-buzz-off





Monday, September 14, 2015

Check out the cub scouts Sep 19th 2-4 PM at King St Field

The Cub Scouts of Franklin, MA would like to invite any boys in 1st - 5th grades to come to our fall recruiting event.

When: Sept 19th 2pm-4pm
Where: King Street Park, Franklin (on/near the baseball field).

Check out the cub scouts Sep 19th 2-4 PM at King St Field
Check out the cub scouts Sep 19th 2-4 PM at King St Field

This is the fall outing for one of the packs so you will have an opportunity to see and participate in some of the fun activities with a live scouting themed entertainment.

Scouting is a fun activity based program which focuses on character building, citizenship training and physical fitness.

For more information, e-mail chair@franklinpack126.org


Monday, September 7, 2015

Franklin Rod and Gun Club: Friday Fish Fry - Sep 11


FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY 

SEPTEMBER 11th!! 

Public Welcome!


Franklin Rod and Gun Club
Franklin Rod and Gun Club

Please join us for our Friday night Fish Fry September 11th. Dinner starts at 6pm and the cash bar opens at 5pm. Dinner includes fish & chips, coleslaw and a cup of chowder.

Donation: $10 per person



Visit the Franklin Rod and Gun Club webpage for additional info
http://www.franklinrodandgun.org/

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Troop 99 - 4th Annual BBQ - Sat - Jun 20

From Jim Schultz:

Troop 99 will be hosting it's 4th Annual BBQ Fundraiser this Saturday, June 20th at 2:00pm at the Franklin Rod and Gun Club. 
Tickets are $15 per person at the door. Menu will include Burgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Homemade Baked Beans (cooked right onsite in dutch ovens!), cornbread, a variety of salads, and desert! 
If you're not doing anything on Saturday, or looking for a quick bite to eat, consider heading over to the Franklin Rod and Gun Club at 2:00pm (Florence St. in Franklin)
Even if you come and just take a plate to go, we'd appreciate the support! http://www.troop99franklin.org
Troop 99 - 4th Annual BBQ
Troop 99 - 4th Annual BBQ

Sunday, January 18, 2015

In the News: Franklin's birthday party, Scouts help seniors


The memorable man on the town's seal turns 309 today (Saturday - 1/17/15). 
And as it has for the last few years, the Historical Commission will celebrate Benjamin Franklin's birthday on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 80 West Central St. museum.
Franklin Historical Museum
Franklin Historical Museum

Continue reading the article here: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150117/NEWS/150116998/1995/NEWS#sthash.ppNuNwV1.dpuf



With his troop by his side, Boy Scout Mike Hurley read a short story to senior citizens at the Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
For the seniors, it was all about spending quality time with Troop 126, who devoted their afternoon to the seniors Saturday. 
At the community service event, the Scouts and seniors took part in knot tying, played bingo and made origami cranes. 
“It’s wonderful. We look forward to it,” said Donald Adiletto, adding the seniors have days the Boy Scouts visit marked on a calendar in the main office.
Continue reading the article here: http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20150117/NEWS/150116848/1994/NEWS#sthash.rpy2BDup.dpuf



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Reminder: Cub Scout registration - May 31

Friendly reminder!

Franklin Cub Scouts are holding a registration drive on Saturday, May 31st from 2-4pm on the Franklin Town Common, Main Street. 

Cub Scouts
Cub Scouts
Scouting is a fun way to foster friendships, life skills and build character. For more information, contact Chris at scoutbotchis@verizon.net






For additional information on Pack 17, you can visit their webpage
http://pack17franklinma.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=24129