Crossover will take place next Tuesday (Sept 15) at Emerson field. Scouts shall arrive at 5:45 for set up. Class A for all. Face coverings and social distancing are required and we are looking forward to a simple but welcoming event.
We also welcome parents to become engaged with the Troop and there are plenty of opportunities. To make all these great events happen, we always need help. Many hands make light work is the saying and we urge all new parents to participate in the Troop.
This will be our first Emerson field Crossover and regardless of the location, new scouts will be warmly welcomed to the Troop. The senior leaders will run the event and will have some short inspirational and motivational messages for our new scouts. We will have some short games afterward, but be mindful that we will be in Class A uniform.
For our troop, the boys decided on Class A uniforms. In short, this is the scout shirt, neckerchief optional, shorts, or pants with a belt. No athletic shorts is what the boys decided as the uniform of the Troop. All the new scouts should have been provided books to start their scouting journey.
The Troop is also planning a scout day on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Camp Acton. This is important for new scouts to start learning scout skills such as totin chip. Earning this chip or in our case a card, demonstrates that the scout understands and agrees to certain principles of using different tools with blades. So I would ask and the Troop requires that new scouts do not have knives, axes, or saws with them until they earn the Totin Chip. Earning this takes 5 days at camp and we will do our best to get this type of training in during September. There’s so much to learn and the older scouts will now have to step up and help train and teach the younger scouts since we didn’t have a summer camp experience. Nothing like teaching to learn the material yourself!
September 11 was yesterday. September 11, 2001, America’s single-worst day of terrorism, nearly 3,000 people were killed as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania. Please remember Troop 132 former Assistant Scoutmaster Alexander Filipov who was killed on this day and the many others who were killed.
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