Scouts and parents, please submit your deposits for summer camp. If the camp does not happen or you are not comfortable with your child attending, you will be able to get a refund. Summer camp is our best activity for the Troop and I look forward to seeing everyone at camp in July. Additional information can be found above.
We had our first-ever virtual Troop meeting last Tuesday night. Thank you for attending and trying this new format out. I was really pleased and proud of the Troop and the senior leadership for putting this together and the work that went into it. As it was the first, we learned a lot and your SPL Simon is working with Lucas and Christian to implement some changes that would be helpful. We do plan on using Zoom again and will purchase a zoom account in which there is some speculation this will improve the bandwidth and increase our time. Our meetings will be shorter, more focused on scout skills, and then we will have an opportunity for those interested to work on a merit badge right after the meeting. Mr. Rzepczynski will be hosting the Public Health merit badge and we will have additional information to share at the meeting.
We are planning on a 1-hour preparation meeting with the PLC on Monday at 6 pm with Zoom and your leaders may take on a more instructional approach to skills. Our troop will rise to the challenge and I’m really proud of the leaders and the Troop to respond and put this program together. Good work scouts!
Last weekend the scouts were climbing Mt. Washington. Our meeting Tuesday was focused on setting up tents and last night the Scouters held the monthly Troop Committee Meeting. Congratulations to Simon, our SPL, for his leadership in the meetings on Mt. Washington and in earning Life Scout. Well done!
A scout is clean. Remember to wash your hands and use the 20 seconds to lather and wash, then rinse. 20 seconds is a long time. Recite the scout law. Say a prayer (a Scout is reverent). Use this time while you wash your hands and take your time.
As good citizen’s we do our part by helping others. Part of that responsibility is not spreading germs. To help prevent that, wash your hands and use what they call social distancing. This is not easy. Do your good turn and think of others. Think of your part as being a good scout and citizen to our community by being clean, helping others stay well and of course, taking care of yourself and your family.
As described in the announcements, we will follow the school’s lead in when we have meetings and that would include our PLC meetings. I’ll be reaching out to some of our scout leaders and perhaps we could do a “virtual” scout meeting and learn some scout skills or merit badge requirements. Let us look at the opportunities and see what we can do.
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.