This week our senior scouts demonstrated what works well and not so well in planning for a backpacking trip. Learn from them. They have made mistakes and can speak from experience as to what works and what does not work for them. Sometimes we learn by our mistakes and sometimes we learn from others mistakes. Be wise. Listen, learn, and be prepared.
The Troop Committee met this past week to discuss many upcoming topics to help the troop move forward. We will have hats, our Class B, the Turkey Truck, a trip to Mt. Washington and an outing to Camp Acton, service projects and many more things planned. Thanks to all the adults who help provide all the opportunities we enjoy and benefit from.
Please note, we have our PLC meeting on Monday November 14, not this upcoming Monday (the second Monday in the month). This month it happens that Halloween (10/31) was a Monday so please prepare for the PLC at 6:30pm-8:00pm on Monday November 14 at Holy Family Parish.
Congratulations to Elan, who had his first board of review and passed for Tenderfoot. He has been working hard, diligently, and consistently, bringing his book to meetings and camping trips looking for those opportunities to earn rank. Congratulations and well done.
Let me say a thing or two about Merit Badges
If you are interested in earning a merit badge, step one is to see your Scoutmaster for a Blue card and the assignment of a councilor (or on-line) or direction to Mr. Green our Merit Badge Leader. It’s best to start with the blue card. Then, when finished fulfilling the requirements, get Counselor sign-off, return to me for signature, then send a copy to Mr. O’Neil, the Troop’s Advancement Chair. Here’s a link to a graphic that outlines the BLUE CARD Process that will help make a difference (note: documents like this can now be found on our website).
Do your good turn daily and in two weeks, we will have a Weekend of Service. Cameron has arranged service project for the Concord’s Council on Aging, a small river clean up that needs some attention (pulling a discarded chair out of Nashoba book); and on Sunday, the annual Turkey Drive. Also, please tell your parents that we have also setup a Go-Fund-Me campaign for the Turkey Drive, if you would like to help us purchase some turkeys.
Make plans to help others and help your fellow scouts.
Yours in Scouting,
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.