Spring will be here soon. There is still time to enjoy winter and get out to enjoy our upcoming trip to ski, board and enjoy Berkshire East.
That was a great Troop Court of Honor. Congratulations to all for being good scouts, earning your ranks, and merit badges. Remember the four parts to advancements and it holds true in any life situation. You learn, you are tested, you are reviewed, and you are recognized. Your advancement is up to you but remember, there are other scouts, scout leaders, and adults to help you along the trail. The best way, and in my humble opinion, the only way to advance is by doing. Go camping, go on any and all of our trips to learn scout skills, test the skills, try new things, and this will get you to where you want to be. You will always learn something and have fun with your other scouts along the way.
To this, scouting is different. In sports and other school activities, you might be a leader for an hour (sports event) or even longer if you get involved with student government. In scouting, you are actually accountable and responsible for your patrol and Troop all of the time as an elected leader. Yes, leadership is hard. Leadership means that you need to be the first to arrive and the last person to leave. But that’s what you learn through scouting. Putting others first makes a difference.
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.