March is a tough month to plan. In the past we have cross country skied at Windblown. A couple years ago it was 60 and no snow. With Maine High Adventure, we thought an early spring canoe trip would work, but we cancelled due to the weather. A good scout plans, but also a good scout avoids emergencies and respects the outdoors. We avoid them by three simple rules; Stop, Reaccess, and potentially Change Plans. That’s what we did for this weekend.
We used the time in our last meeting for Patrol Corners. This is where Patrol leaders and patrols meet and review advancement and share what skills the scouts need. It’s also an opportunity to sign off on requirements. We plan to do this about once a month and this should help us prepare for the next outing in order for the patrols to be able to help the scouts earn their advancements.
Next week we have an exciting guest speaker and our meeting time will move up to 7PM. Patrols will help set up and break down. Families and friends are invited.
This past week some scouters met to review the most recent Christmas Tree pickup and review what worked and look for opportunities for improvement. That’s how good teams continue to improve. Thank you to Elizabeth and Mike Sprague, John Pautler, Sarah Mcloud, David Carter, Christian Perrotta, Debbie Duggan and all the scout parents who drove, helped, counted, cleaned, feed and supported this very valuable and important day for our scouts, Holy Family Parish and the Concord Community. Well done!
Our next outing in April is the Isaac Davis Camporee and March and will be a lot of fun with local history.
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