I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Our Troop was busy. We helped gather 253 frozen turkey’s for Cross Roads Shelter, we painted patrol equipment 3 different colors so there is no mistaking which patrol has what, we helped Miles with his Eagle project, and the Troop hosted an Eagle Court of Honor for Justin and Aiden. There is so many to thank and so much good work done. Thank you, Troop and parents, for supporting all these great things that happen in scouting.
At the Troop meeting this past week I read a message I received from our scouting community, Quincy Troop 42. Luc Theberge (boy scout) passed away last weekend in a tragic accident. His passenger, also a scout, is in critical condition. The two young men were on their way to meet up with Ray Theberge and a small group for camping. Please see the news article for more information.
Wake: Friday, November 30, 4:00-8:00 Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
Funeral Services: Saturday, December 1, 10:00 AM St John the Baptist, 44 School Street, Quincy, MA 02169
To support the Theberge family, Mr. Rzepczynski, a few scouts, and I will be going to the funeral on Saturday. If any other scouts/parents would like to join us, we plan on leaving from the Scouthouse at 8:15 Saturday morning and the dress attire is full Class A, as requested by the family. A signup has been set-up to be logistics easier.
Four parts of the scout law come to mind; Loyal supporting all our scouts, Kind; showing kindness to the family, friends and other scouts; Brave; it takes courage to face a tragic event; Reverant; deeply respectful toward God and faithful in his religious duties, respecting the beliefs of others.
This Sunday the scouts have an opportunity to assist the town at the Christmas Tree lighting. Please see details and signup above. Do you good turn daily.
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