We had a good night hike in fairyland last week. One thing we have to work on is spacing and keeping pace as a group. This is a lot easier said than done. Every scout has to look ahead and look behind and if the gap widens, shout out to the ones in front to slow or stop. It’s easy to get separated and these are situational awareness activities that we need to be mindful of for the Troop or patrol.
Next week we are looking for a place to practice fire-building. So stay tuned and we will get an email out on the exact location.
The annual collection of frozen turkey’s on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the event will take place this year. We will need to make some adjustments with more planning and opportunities for donations before hand. We are making modifications to how we collect and limiting the volunteers, but the need for turkeys is greater than ever. So please ask your parents and friends to help support families that might go without a turkey this year. We will have a Gofundme to donate so we can buy turkeys or if you prefer, you can buy one and drop it off on Sunday (11/22) in front of the Holy Family Parish. This is being helpful, kind, and much is needed.
We are back to BSA Gear 3 which means that overnight camping is not allowed. We will make some adjustments and see what possibilities might exist. Regardless, we will be scouting on some upcoming weekends with some bike riding and shooting sports.
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