Last weekend’s Bedford Flag Hike was a great success. Scouts learned about the history of the Bedford Flag and walked the same trail as the Bedford Minutemen to the North Bridge. Being good scouts, they also picked up trash along the way and also supported each out with good company. Well done scouts.
Tuesday night, the scouts elected new senior leaders. Congratulations to Matt as the new SPL and Jonah and Nathanial being elected as ASPL’s. I believe we are increasing the term length to four months and this term will go from October through the end of January. These are exciting roles for scouts and having terms from 3-4 months provide opportunities for those with outside commitments. It takes planning but this model works really well for our troop.
My thanks to Jonah as SPL, Freddy and Tommy as ASPL’s. These scouts work really hard behind the scenes to make sure our troop has well planned camping trips and service projects. The next few months will be very busy and I hope you all can attend as many events as possible because scouting happens out in the field. We use the Scout House to plan, organize, debrief and work on some general skills but our scouting program is outdoors and learning by doing.
Coming up in October will be the Council Camporee at TL Storer, and then the Drop Off/Swap Off is coming back in a new form the weekend after. We were unsure of whether DO / SO service project would happen this year, and we try not to schedule back-to-back events, so our schedule is more full than expected - please mark your calendars.
Let me share this. Today is my mother’s birthday and she has been gone from me for over 30 years. She lost a battle to fast, rare cancer at a relatively early age. So here is my request. Give your mothers a hug and if you follow the scout law and are brave, tell her you love her. Mothers love, care and concern for you are priceless and cannot be put into words. I was really lucky to have a great one. She grew up and lived right here in Concord. I know you all have great parents because I see it in action. Take a minute to appreciate them, they are priceless.
Do your good turn, each day!
Yours in Scouting,
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