Nice job with the on-line meetings. We’ve had 4 online meetings so far, 2 Troop meetings and 2 PLC meetings. The senior scouts have really done a great job putting in extra time to prepare and run the meetings which can be effective for the Troop. Great job Simon, Christian, Lucas, Lucien, and Ben for organizing and running a meeting that has instruction and fun.
Alumni John Rzepczynski kicked off the meeting. John was our first alumni speaker and he was a former SPL. John joined us from Santa Clara and talked to the scouts about how scouting has helped him in school, his job (intern with the Water Department), and extracurricular activities (President of the sailing club).
Christian described the steps in advancement and then Lucien presented a short history of scouting. Ben put together a Kahoot game on name that scout, knots, and merit badges. Lucien won and it was a fun game for all. You have to be fast and accurate. I placed second because I paused on the answer! It was a fun way to learn together. We also learned that our Troop cannot recognize the taut-line hitch. We need to work on that.
The meeting ended and Mr. Rzepczynski kicked off the Public Health Merit Badge. I’m looking forward to the kick-off of the Family Life Merit Badge as this is a good time for you to do a family project coupled with 90 days of chores that need to be logged. You will benefit and your family will too.
I’ve put some guidelines in place for our Troop as we make some adjustments on our policies to accommodate the on-line format. Please see attached.
This is a great opportunity to work on your advancements and merit badged. Don't forget, you might have elderly neighbors or health care works who need babysitting assistance, their yards cleaned out, or etc. Please look for opportunities to help. If you have done a good turn, please send it to Simon and we can describe one each week.
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