I hope you have enjoyed this hot summer and are well rested and prepared for the school year ahead. The scouts have planned a very active and exciting year ahead. Please review the 'Troop Activity Schedule' below so the activities get on your family calendar.
The next meetings will be back to the Scouthouse on Tuesday nights with a time of 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm. The scouts will do their best to start and end on time. The dress code is Class A uniform and please make Tuesdays a part of your weekly schedule to the best of your ability. If you need to come late since you are coming from sports (or another activity), that is okay. These meetings are meant to be fun, provide time for planning and preparing for trips, and to also learn new skills. Each meeting has some overall instruction and breakouts by patrol. We use the patrol method and this is where the detailed planning and engagement happens.
At our September 4 meeting, we will hear from our Maine High Adventure scouts and we will announce and describe the election process for the new Troop leaders. The actual elections are scheduled for September 11. If you are a senior scout looking to run for Senior or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, please contact JJ and me. You need to be 14 or older and Star rank or higher. The requirements for Patrol Leaders are First Class rank and at least age 13. All of these positions are 'positions of responsibility' (POR). These POR's (vs. “Leadership”) focus on the responsibilities of the positions which includes a commitment to attending all the meetings, a once a month Patrol Leaders' Council (all positions) meeting, and going on the activities. This is what scouts do, and this is what the Troop needs to successfully operate. The scout leaders of the Troop take the responsibility to help the Troop plan and conduct its mission. Please see JJ, Logan, Xander or me for information on the positions and we will have more information at the September 4 meeting. For all of these positions, JJ and I need to hear from you (if you are interested) by 5 PM on September 8. JJ's email - firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr. Duggan's email - email@example.com.
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.