It’s been a busy Scout week.
Fantastic job last weekend collecting trees. Well over 750 trees were collected, and I’m very proud of the feedback that I often receive. You were friendly, helpful, kind to each other and the many members of our community. Well done to you and your parents who helped in so many ways.
Please thank Mrs. Sprague and Mr. Sprague for their leadership on the tree collection.
Each year they and many others, too long to mention, do an outstanding job many months in advance to organize, arrange Trucks (thanks Mr. Coffey), train the troop, collect names, get and post signs (thanks Ms. Flinn); unloading trees (thanks Mrs. McLeod), account for the funds (thanks Mrs. Duggan) and route us to the right location (thanks Mr. Bjerke) ensure we did what we said we would and picking up stray trees; and for helping manage it all while learning the ropes (thanks Ms. Streeter-Tarlow)…again too many to thank.
I also know the scouts jumped into action always eager to get trees, stack them and get more. You guys never tire and always willing to do more! This fundraiser enables us to raise money for gear, camp and senior scholarships, and helps our troop move ahead with the resources it needs to keep our programs running!
Lucien led the PLC meeting last Monday night and planning for meetings and adjustments that are needed. Some informative meetings were planned for preparation for the Klondike Derby in February.
Congratulations to Henry who passed his Eagle Board of Review on Tuesday night with the Flintlock District. The board asked very challenging and introspective questions. These are not easy questions. An eagle candidate has to be prepared to review all their scouting history, merit badges, positions of responsibility, camping trips, advancements and eagle project. Being Prepared is key. Henry did a great job and this requires preparation. I’m sure he will tell us more and be sure to congratulate him next time you see him.
Preparing for Seabase – open to all Troop and Parents
Monday night, there is a Zoom meeting for Seabase participants, but all scouts and parents are welcome to attend. From 6:30-8:00pm, we will be meeting via Zoom, Captain Chris Nolan, Academic Dean of the Sea Education Association (SEA). Captain Nolan is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy, master mariner. www.sea.edu. SEA is a global teaching, learning and research community dedicated to the exploration, understanding and stewardship of marine and maritime environments. SEA empowers students with life-changing sea voyages of scientific and cultural discovery, academic rigor and personal growth.
Captain Nolan has offered to provide some instruction for safety such as operating a VHF radio and other safety measures, dos / don’ts while sailing.
Since this is Zoom the entire troop and parents are more than welcome to attend. Here are the details:
Topic: Scouts Troop 132 - Sea Education Association
Time: Jan 17, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
A copy of the Zoom meeting can now be found on the Troop Google Drive.
Remember to do your good turn daily!
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
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