The Scouts elected JJ as Senior Patrol Leader and Xander and Logan as the assistant Senior Patrol Leaders. Thanks to outgoing SPL, Logan, Aiden and JJ for their service and congratulations to the new team. Thanks to JASM Alex Cancio for coordinating the elections and doing a great job keeping me up to date. Thanks to Mr. Cancio for his assistance with running the next couple meetings while I am away traveling. The patrols elected the following Patrol Leaders: Reid, Nolan, and Nick. Thanks to the outgoing PLs, Lucas, Nick, and Simon.
As part of the requirements for all of these positions of responsibility, these boys have made a commitment to attend meetings, PLC meetings (once per month), camping trips, and service projects for their terms (May-July). This helps us build a strong patrol base and achieves the aims of scouting out in the field. Congratulations Scouts.
Last weekend, 20 new scouts joined to form a total of 46 scouts who attended the Crossover on Scout Island. Welcome new Scouts to Troop 132! The new scouts were awarded new books and they had support from their Cub leaders, Troop leaders, senior scouts, and families. Crossover was a great event. Many shout outs to the many scouts and adults who made the weekend a success, but a special THANKs to Honcho Mr. McWilliams who made the entire weekend possible from his tireless efforts.
Mr. Hill, working with Scout leaders Miles and JJ, helped the Concord Citizens with DropOff & SwapOff (DOSO). My numbers might be wrong, but I think we had over 27 scouts attend DOSO from the start to the finish. I received some positive feedback from many of the volunteers and citizens. Well done Scouts.
Luke Pautler, Ben and with help from the Den Chiefs (Ben and Kevin) will help lead/guide the new scouts in one massive patrol. This is not our long term approach, but it is intended to get the new scouts the help they will need to make progress to Scout Rank and prepare for camp. The goal is for all of the Troop 132 scouts to be Helpful and Kind to the new scout patrol. We will form new patrols with are more integrated into the Troop in September. I will be sailing with my son (Will) next week as crew aboard the SSV Seamans sailing in the South Pacific for a few days. This is part of the Sea Education Association and we are looking forward to the adventure.
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