Scoutmaster Message 06-11-21
We have an Eagle Court of Honor this weekend for three graduating high school seniors, JJ, Simon and Lucas. Please come to the Scout House Sunday (June 13) from 3:30-5:00 pm, to take part of our troop’s celebration of this accomplishment. These scouts have been a big part of our troop and what makes Troop 132 special. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.
Our bike trip is planned for the weekend of June 18 to 20; and while we hope many of you will attend, we understand that some had other plans for this rescheduled date. Still, this is a family trip and we welcome all family members; we are hoping for good weather but are prepared for anything that comes up. At Tuesday meeting, we will be to do some updated planning and ensure the patrols are ready, especially with their new gear.
Planning for the year has started and we are making progress and will have a schedule out for the remainder of the year soon. This calendar will include meetings, Courts of Honor, service projects and our camping/outdoor events to the best of our ability to plan 12 months out. We will align on the dates and leave some flexibility in case the event itself changes so you can at least plan on that. Of course, we will be looking for adult “Honchos” for many of these events.
Keep in mind Honcho’ing is the activity by which adults plan the logistics, arrange the fees, and work with the SM (Scoutmaster-me) and Outdoor Activity Chair (Melissa Liazos) for camping/outdoor events. Sometimes we ask the Honcho to attend a Patrol Leader Council meeting (PLC) to describe the prospective event, and get feedback and decisions from the scouts. Ultimately, the scouts are the ones that initiate the ideas, and the adult leaders and Honchos help make it happen. Honcho’ing is a great opportunity to get engaged with the troop. In fact, you don’t actually have to attend the event, it’s planning and logistics to make it happen. What is really good from my perspective is that having many hands makes light the work. We have a great group of adult volunteers that make all these events possible, so I encourage scouts to ask your parents if they want to help. The best way is to contact Melissa Liazos to see where we might need help at firstname.lastname@example.org
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