Our troop under Grady’s leadership welcomed new Webelos scouts, Ryan, Ben and Owen and parents to our troop. They all crossed over a very solid rope bridge, which actually supported me! We warmly extend our greetings and hope to see you on many trips including the family bike trip to Nantucket where you can get to know the troop better.
A special shout out to the scouters (adults) who made the cross over really special and there are many but Mr. McWilliams did a fabulous job with the “adult” meal; Mr. Galluccio for membership work, Mr. Muno for helping the scouts with their meal (the brisket was great); and many of others who all contribute to the running of the troop.
Several photos have been posted to the troop FB page and if you are not in the group just request access.
All Scouts! This weekend is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all those on earth and those in Heaven. Be sure to thank her and show her your appreciation for the many unrecognized things they do for you. You cannot measure how much your moms do for each you. Sometimes it might not feel like they are helping but they always have your best interest in their heart. My mother who passed away many years ago, much before her time, said to me “mothers are your best friend.” They are. They always look out for you, even when you think you might know more then them or feel independent and don’t always take their advice. They have your best interest in mind and no one knows you like a mother. Show or better tell them how much you appreciate them this Mother’s Day.
Many scouts are working on advancements and ready for Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards. Grady set up time before the meeting if you are getting stuck or need anything to help you along the journey. We are all here to help. For the next Troop Court of Honor in June we will need everything completed by May 23,2023 as Mr. O’Neil will be traveling. If you have questions or don’t have badges that you thought, come to the meeting and talk to him about what you need. Let’s work together and get these requirements complete so you can be recognized for what you earned.
Next weekend is the Town of Concord Drop Off / Swap Off (DOSO). This year it’s not a mandatory event since this was split off from the Cross-Over (when they were together it was easier to manage), but since the date shifted, it’s optional but highly encouraged. Don’t forget this is an opportunity to earn service hours, help the community, work with your fellow scouts and get first “dibs” on any item you want. Everyone benefits.
Lucien is our honcho. Yup. He’s 18 and now in charge of the event. Pay attention to his direction and give him the support he needs. He will need crew chiefs and follow his overall lead. Thank you Lucien for stepping up!
Don’t forget to signup for the Annual Family Bike Trip over Memorial Day Weekend (this year to Nantucket); the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Training (June 4, 2023); and the Service Project supporting the Concord Free Public Library Book Sale (June 10).
The troop received a big THANK YOU from the Scout House Board this week. The thank you was for the clean up event in April and was signed by several board members in appreciation for our work. Well done Scouts! Keep the Scout House “Clean”!
The klondike derby sleds are now taking a break over the summer at Grady’s and the two-man saw was super sharp and we will need some practice. I expect to bring this to camp where we will all get trained on how to do this. Never too early to practice for 2024 Klondike wood cutting competition !
Enjoy the weekend and many thanks to all scouts and parents for a great Cross-Over!
Do your good turn daily.
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.