It was nice to see Cameron M back from hiking over 500 miles on El Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), which is a pilgrim route in northern Spain leading to the shrine of the apostle James in the town of Galicia. There are many routes and Cameron chose to do the “northern” route and logged about 15 miles daily for about forty (40) days. What a fantastic way to spend time before college. Well done and congratulations Cameron on completing this challenging hike.
Sending good luck to both Tommy and Lucien, who were also at the Tuesday meeting. They are both off to college and we wish them well and insist they come back often and in perhaps a new capacity as a venture crew if we have enough scouts! Tommy will be having his Eagle Board of Review Monday September 11, 2023 and he is well prepared.
Congratulations to Marcus for passing a five (5) member Board or Review on Tuesday. These board members really challenged Marcus and it was the unanimous decision to approve his rank of Star scout. Well done Marcus.
Hopefully rain won’t be in the forecast for next meeting.
I will be kicking off a Family Life Merit Badge in September but for anyone interested, please see me at the next meeting. Even better, bring the merit badge worksheets (Family Life MB Worksheet is here), and we can start planning together. This is a great merit badge and a parent favorite. It also takes 90 days to complete. So if you are interested, let’s get the blue card signed and started next week (no rain).
Remember to do your good turn daily.
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
Welcome to the new summer schedule.
I’m returning this weekend from Chicago. While I was there, I had the chance to see the Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Association Air Show. They run a program called young Eagles, which takes youth under 18 years up for discovery flights. They used to run this from the Stow airport and I’ll check to see if they still do this post-COVID and get back with some information for any scouts interested in learning to fly. The airshow was spectacular. Scouts would love it. Lots of small to very large planes including the C-17 and F-22 and F-35 fighters and a chance to get down on the runway. I’ll tell you more about it at upcoming meetings.
See you Tuesday at Emerson - hopefully we won’t have any inclement weather!
Hope your summer is going well. Remember to do your good turn daily.
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
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