Our scouts and leadership had much to cheer about at the Flintlock District Annual Recognition Dinner this week. Troop 132 was awarded a Journey to Excellence Gold ranking for the year. This ribbon will be a nice addition to our Troop flag. Thanks to Nick, Will, Ben, Reid, and Lucien for helping with the opening and closing of the dinner.
More importantly, Mr. Gekle was awarded the Flintlock District BSA Leader of the Year for all of his efforts ensuring our scouting success in Concord. Many may not fully appreciate all of the behind the scenes work he has done as the Troop Committee Chair. He really is the “glue” that keeps us together and moving forward with our active troop program. Curtis’s good judgment and calm manner have made all our scout work easier.
Mr. McWillams also received a District Service Award in recognition for all of his work with the Cub Scouts in Concord and his extra help with our Troop. Troop 132 appreciates his ongoing support and helpful advice.
If you see either of them at the next Troop meeting or event, make sure you give each a hardy handshake and thank you. Or, even better, give a helping hand at our next Troop event. A little help from every adult makes the load on everyone a little easier.
Last week we attempted a quick evening surprise hike. It was a good idea, but walking through a flood plain during spring can be a wet experience. We do need to learn how to assemble quickly so we can move from following safety protocols to having fun. Be prepared. We also learned the lesson of good cheer when things don’t always go as planned. Don't forget, Xander needs help with his Eagle project.
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