Sunday, December 2, we were asked to help with the Christmas Tree Lighting by the Concord Rec Department. This was our first year being asked and glad we were able to help. Under crew chief Luke Pautler, the Troop 132 team did some set up with speakers and tents and then they had some free time. The scouts then took it upon themselves to go to the Scout House and get the Troop flag and scouts marched in the parade. Good job scouts. Next year we will include this in our program planning and it was a nice community event to help and participate in. Good citizenship.
At our Tuesday Troop meeting, we welcomed two Lion Cub Scouts (kindergarten) and one Wolf Scout (2nd grade). The Troop did a wonderful job at welcoming and introducing themselves. In the future, it would be great if Den Chiefs could invite their Dens to a meeting in the future. Remember, most of you were Cub scouts at one time. The Troop also focused on knots. I would challenge our troop to really get to know our knots and lashings. These scouts skills will help you in the long run and we have more work to do. Two more meetings left in 2018. Next meeting is planning for the December camping trip. The patrol leaders should all have their 3 ring patrol leader guides, which includes the planning sheets. Please bring this to the next meeting.
Congratulations to Charlie Stone for earning Tenderfoot and Eliott Tyne for earning Scout. Good work scouts. Bring your books to each meeting and on camping trips. You would be surprised to know how many requirements you can earn at meetings and camping trips. Knots are part of that too!
Thanks to Lucian Aibel who earned some money selling brownies and they were good. Lucian is donating the extra proceeds back to the Troop. Well Done!
I posted this on the facebook page but in case you didn’t see it: Thank you Mr. Rzepczynski, Mrs. Stefanov, Mrs. Aibel, Mr. Brooks, and scouts Ryan, Colin, Cameron, Lucian, Miles, Will, Logan, and Nick for coming to the wake/funeral on Saturday. Luc’s father was very appreciative and in the words of Logan “ …we are all connected together in the brotherhood of scouting”. Luc was involved with his father in the Order of the Arrow (OA) and was a very accomplished scout and young man. Luc was one of the few scouts to earn the National Outdoor Award (along with Alex C) and Ranger award. I was very proud of our scouts who participated in the color guard and stood and recited the Scout Oath and Law during the homily and represented the Troop. Thank you parents, and to the entire troop for thoughts and prayers for this young man and his family. As his father said in his reflection, be grateful for every day and the opportunity to help others.
Yankee Swap is planned for December 18. The guidelines are $15-20 (from the PLC) and I am just relaying the message. Please remember that we are a boy led troop.
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