Last weekend’s Bike Trip to Nantucket was fantastic. Best weather we ever had on any trip and all worked to plan (mostly). Some scouts forgot some important cooking items and that’s a good opportunity to learn.
Many thanks to Juli Davenport (Elan’s mom) and the other adult scouters who put the trip together such as the Ferry tickets, adult meal planning, camp reservations, signups and coordination and the many, many details that go into planning. Thank You.
Ms. Jones has volunteered to lead a Cycling Merit Badge and for those scouts interested. Cycling is one of three (3) merit badges that can count for Eagle; Hiking, Swimming or Cycling. You must pick one of these three (or do all if you desire). The pinnacle of the Cycling Merit Badge is the 50 miler for the road bikes and 22 for Mountain Bike (over terrain). This is very achievable.
Scouts this weekend biked over 40 miles under Nathaniel’s leadership as ASPL and Nantucket Crew Chief. He did a great job coordinating the many details such as packing, biking, trip planning, meal planning, preparation, and cleanup, not including all the fire building and leaving Camp Richard in better condition than we found it. Two adult scouts, Cameron and Lucas helped and focused on the fire building and brush removal (burning) that helped clean up the camp and produced a very robust and enjoyable fire.
Nantucket is my favorite bike trip and we shared the ferry with troop 79 Marblehead as we have done in the past. The ferry ride gives us an opportunity to leave the mainland and connect as a group and just catch up. Of course, camping, biking, great food and ice cream. You can’t beat that combo.
Our senior scouts will graduate high school soon (many tomorrow!) and congratulations. You are fantastic scouts. We all share pride in all your accomplishments but also who you have
become. You follow the scout law and oath and act as role models ! We are very proud. Congratulations.
Life Scouts Lincoln and Tommy will need your help for their Eagle Projects so please sign up. The Concord Library Book Sale is coming up too, so there is lots of opportunities for service ahead.
Our Court of Honor is moving to June 20, 2023 and hopefully that’s not a problem. I’ve had some last minute business travel come up. There are many scouts who have earned ranks and please check out the list and let me and Mr. O’Neil know if you are expecting something that is not officially signed off. ScoutBook is our system of record and the dates are important. Mr. O’Neil does a fabulous job putting this all together and wish him luck on his South American journey to Machu Picchu in Peru.
See you this weekend!
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
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