We had a good meeting last Tuesday where we watched “Alone In The Wilderness”. This is a great documentary of a man going into the Alaskan wilderness and building a cabin and living with the land. What he can do with an ax, hand saw, and some very basic tools is just amazing. He makes wooden hinges, a dutch door, and a wooden lock. He also lives in a very scout-like fashion, leaving little or no trace and using the resources that he has. Good choice leaders. We should all be inspired to learn and perfect our outdoor skills as he has done and rely on nothing more than your skills and what you have. All good lessons.
We have an upcoming PLC meeting Monday, February 8, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm
Meeting ID: 860 6475 5321 Passcode: PLC
I would like to ask the PLC to come prepared with goals they aspire to achieve during their term.
Troop 132, Concord, MA established a Scholarship Fund on June 5, 2019 to recognize the contribution of senior scouts who have contributed to the culture of the Troop. When fiscally able, the Troop will award up to $1,000 annually from its Christmas Tree drive in the form of a scholarship. No single applicant will be given an award larger than $500.
1. Graduating seniors from a high school or home school who have been Active members of the Troop for at least the two years prior to the anticipated graduation date. Preference for the scholarship is given to scouts with high Active Troop engagement.
2. The scout has demonstrated living by the Scout Oath and Law in and outside of Scouts. The senior scout has contributed towards the culture of the Troop.
3. Must be a full-time student.
The application is here in the announcements and I would encourage all our senior scouts to apply.
Sledding Next Meeting;
We plan on doing our own sledding this year and will meet at the high school hill at 6 pm on Tuesday night. Bring your sled. For those interested, there is a Snow Sports Merit Badge that is worth earning. Please bring this up to one of your senior leaders if you are interested.
Snow; There are 18” of opportunities to help neighbors and I’ve asked each scout to go down their street and find a hydrant to shovel out. Put your thoughts into actions and do your good turn daily.
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