Two weeks from now many of us will be in Iceland. The past few weeks have been really busy with Scout activities; even though the pace will start to slow after camp (somewhat) but there will be plenty of scouting opportunities.
Coming up next is the Concord Free Public Library Book Sale service project (Saturday 6/10 morning and afternoon), Tommy’s Eagle Project (6/10 afternoon), scout Positions of Responsibility (POR) elections (Tuesday meeting), Surfing Outing (6/19), the Court of Honor (6/20) then to Iceland. After the Court of Honor, we will switch to summer meetings and I suggest those scouts not on the trip to come to the 6/27 for reminders of what to bring to summer camp (7/10-7/15).
If you are running for a position, please submit the form to me and Grady as soon as possible. First class or higher required and we will elect one SPL and one ASPL. Patrol leader elections will be held at a later date, as we adjust the troop.
Many thanks to many of the volunteers who participated this past weekend in Lincoln’s Eagle Project. Pickaxe, shovels, drills and lifting rocks and beams were done by many to make these improvements possible. It takes many of us working together under the leadership of the Life scout to make this work. Well done Lincoln. Don’t forget the details on the project write up and take lots of pictures.
Sunday afternoon was followed up by several scouts checking oil, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid and reading the owner’s manual for maintenance schedule as just part of the hands-on learning done by ASM Will Duggan. Will allowed many scouts to actually hold his Snap-on Tools which was a treat. There are tools only he knows what they are. There will be a second class schedule to change oil, air filters and such and complete so stay tuned.
Many thanks to the scouters (adults) specifically Laura Ely, Christian Ely and Casey Carlson for putting the Iceland trip together. This is exciting for sure. Just a reminder, the sunset is 12:03 and rises at 2:55. It sets at 340 degrees and rises at 20 degrees meaning the sun just dips under the horizon. Interesting, we will be there 1 day after the solstice and will start to lose 9 seconds the first day and by June 27 losing almost 2 minutes until the day reaches 12 hours at the equinox in September. Very cool.
Congratulations to Breck for earning the ranks of Scout and Tenderfoot (with a Board of Review) in one night! I know many of you are working on ranks. Keep up the good work and check out the list of awards on the next page and let me know if see any discrepancies. I’ll do my best until Mr. O’Neil returns from South America!
See you this weekend and do your good turn daily!
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
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