We are off to Newport, Rhode Island for some camping at Fort Getty and sailing J/22s at the Sail Newport facilities. We will have an opportunity to explore Fort Adams in the morning before sailing in the afternoon. For all of our trips, this is where scouts prepare, learn and practice cooking, camping and scout skills. It’s a great time to pick one or two items needed for advancement and work with the patrol leaders and senior scouts. Parents are always welcome to join us on our trips. Remember, we are boy-led Troop and the boys should work within the patrols and senior scout leaders. When I am asked a question, I usually say “ask your PL or SPL”.
Thank you to JJ, Logan, and Xander for your service as SPL and ASPL’s. They did a great job over the summer as they all attended summer camp and they participated in the summer Emerson Troop meetings. New leaders were elected on 9/11: Congratulations to Nick as SPL and Kevin and Ben as the ASPL’s. The patrols also elected their leaders and congratulations to Nolan, Freddy, and Lucas as the new Patrol leaders. Over the next couple of weeks, will be transition to our newly elected and appointed positions which are typically held for three months which should allow for scouts to juggle school, work, and extracurricular activities.
Our last meeting went much later in the evening, as we had a lot of work to do which included electing leadership, launching popcorn sales, and preparing for our first outing. The SPL and ASPL’s will do better at ending on time and we will plan on troop a dismissal at 8:45. At the PLC meetings, the PLC will map out the meetings for the month and get some advanced planning on the monthly camping trip.
Congratulations to Nolan Robert who earned Life rank, Johah Carter for earning 2nd class and Lucian Aibel who earned Tenderfoot. I would like to encourage all of the scouts to bring their scout books to Troop meetings and outings and identify what they need for the next rank. PARENTS: there is one requirement for the Scout rank that the boys need your help: #6 - With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide. The Troop will help with the cyber chip portion of the rank.
The next PLC meeting is on Monday (9/17/18).
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