Some of our very senior scouts like Alex, Bobby, Will, Erik, and Michael have now aged out of scouting. Alex, Bobby, and Michael will be heading off to college, while others finish high school. We wish them all the best as they start their new trails and navigating through college life and senior year. We welcome them back as often as they can visit and as often as their schedule allows. These scouts were your ASPL's, SPL's, JASM's and were active members of the PLC who have been a big part of our troop and contributed greatly to our troop culture. Congratulations to Alex for reaching new heights by obtaining the National Outdoor award, which is a very rare award to earn. They will be very much missed, especially by your Scoutmaster. Will is a rising high school senior and will be staying on this year as ASM. He attended summer camp as an adult (he aged out a week before camp) and helped the troop and will continue doing so as some of the positions transition to new leaders. He is still our quartermaster until elections in September. Thank You Will!
We also welcomed back John Rzepczynsi, who is a rising college sophomore who is now an ASM and environmental science merit badge counselor for our troop. John has been working with the scouts this summer and will be available through early September. Thank you John!
We have a number of scouts who are currently working on Eagle projects and they will need assistance. This is a great opportunity for younger scouts to learn how projects are done and to witness the work that each scout goes through to plan, prepare, execute, and report out their project. Logan, Luke, and Jacob have projects in various stages and please stay tuned as they will need scout and scouter (adults) assistance. These projects by design help the community and not scouting directly. It is a great way to give back and instill the notion of being a good citizen.
The High Adventure trek in Maine continues as several of the boys are canoeing and camping. Thank you, Mr. Clarke and Mr. Inman for putting this great opportunity together for the boys.
Elections will be starting in September. For SPL/ASPL, you need to be 14 or older, Star or higher rank and committed to attending all of the camping trips in September, October, November and every Troop and monthly PLC meeting. For PL's, you need 1st class rank or higher, 13 or older and committed to attending the camping trips and Troop and PLC meetings. If you are interested in any of these positions and you meet the criteria, please send an email to JJ (our current SPL) and me. If your interested in other positions, the same holds true. Be prepared to attend meetings, PLC meetings and go camping.
Special thanks to Mr. Cancio and Mr. Rzepczynki for running the summer programs. This helped the troop a lot and its much appreciated.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and be prepared to answer the call to help others. After all, we “help other people at all times”.
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