There is a lot to cover this week so please take some time to read through.
Scout House Clean up
Last year the Troop (not Eagle projects) built two benches and refurbished another for the Great Meadows. The benches look great and were funded by donors as memorial benches to loved ones. A small group of scouts, Nick, Will, Ben, and Luke helped with effort and the familes were very appreciative. Jared Green, Superintendant, is also very pleased with our support of the Great Meadows. Check them out next time you are hiking or XC skiing in Great Meadows. We have been asked to build another bench and we are coordnitated with the family. We will need help and we will keep you posted. Scouting can make a difference.
Two scouts, Ben and Freddy, along with the Concord Girls Scouts led the flag ceremony for the Town Meeting. Troop 132 has been doing this for years. Well done.
Eagle Tips and Our Troop’s Mission
Attached you will find the Ten Tips for Scouts thinking about Eagle and an Eagle Project Checklist. You can find more BSA material online. Here’s your Scoutmaster and Mr. Rzepczynski’s tried and true tips. The biggest theme – Be Prepared, Do your job (no excuses) and seek help (there is plenty available).
Eagle is not the end game and our mission. In fact, most if not all of our Eagles stay on to help the younger scouts because they are good scouts. Being a good scout is the aim.
Here’s the BSA Scouts mission: “The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” Please read the tips. They might help or at least, they can’t hurt. I’ve underlined oath and law. These are the keys and marks of a good scout. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes, but this is our mission and focus as a Troop. To achieve the mission we use the patrol method in an outdoor environment. That’s what we do.
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.