Our Tuesday night meetings usually follow a formula where we do some group instructions, patrol break outs, intra-patrol activities, and a game. The primary purpose of the Tuesday night meetings are to prepare, plan and improve our monthly camping and outdoor trips. We do this using the patrol method and by being boy led. Of course, some Tuesday are better than others.
This past week we broke our routine and we were treated with a really unique speaker, Mr. Randy Pierce. I think we would all agree, that this was a very special meeting where we got to listen and ask questions to a special man. Mr. Pierce has overcome the obstacles of becoming blind as an adult and achieving so many extraordinary things during his lifetime, like hiking all the 48 4000's mountains in New Hampshire in a single winter season.
I was personally inspired and got some feedback that you were too. There are many lessons learned that really fit our scout law, too many to include here. But feel free to post your comments on our Troop Facebook page. I hope that you took away a couple of major lessons. Of the many aspects of his talk that I enjoyed, I especially liked the one concerning how if one truly commits to your goals, this will actually help you make better decisions and therefore focus your energy to achieve almost anything.
I hope you were inspired to take on the challenges in scouting and be the best scout you can. Remember TEAM (like your patrol) means > Together Everyone Achieves More.
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