Last week we elected new patrol leaders and several appointed or elected positions of responsibility. I’m glad so many stepped up and take on these positions to help the troop run. We do have a gap between our senior scouts and middle school. We are not evenly distributed. Usually, we have patrol leaders that are first class and 13 or older, which is a guideline. I’m asking the senior leaders to really help out and pair up with the patrol leaders to assist; it’s a great opportunity for the older scouts to use the Edge technique, help and it’s a good way for the newly elected leaders to learn from the veterans.
Next weekend we have the TL Storer Camporee. We will be leaving early Saturday morning and returning late Sunday. Tentatively we plan to leave at 7am on Saturday and leave from TL Storer at 4pm Sunday. This is because not all have Monday off as a holiday and leaving Friday night, getting to our site and setting up camp in the dark off trail is not optimal. This way we get an early start and have two days with other troops with many activities around camp. It’s sure to be fun and learning opportunity.
The weekend after, Saturday October 15, the Town of Concord’s Drop Off / Swap Off is back. This is a mandatory one-day service project where we (scouts) help unload cars, help tidy areas as people take stuff, and then help with the cleanup. We will need some more adult volunteers for this day to help as it goes from morning to afternoon. Sign-ups will be available as there are plenty of sports and other activities going on and this provides an opportunity to help for some or all. Cameron is our crew chief for this day and will do a great job with the town volunteers and scouts as a seasoned Senior Patrol Leader.
There are a couple other opportunities later in the month. Don’t forget the PLC on Monday October 17, 6:30-8:15 (I think we can cut it back to just 8:00) but will discuss this with the senior leaders.
Let your parents know: We have a Troop Court of Honor late in the month and please tell your parents they should come.
This week, we have a Troop Committee meeting on Wednesday Oct 5, at 7 pm at the Stow Rec Center. All adults are welcome. And we are planning a Troop Parents’ Meeting is planned during a Tuesday Troop meeting, while our scouts meet; the date is set for October 18, so tell your parents about all these events.
A couple scouts told me they followed up from last week’s homework to honor their parents. I could not be happier about that!
Do your good turn, each day!
Yours in Scouting,
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