The past Saturday outing was well planned, organized, and run by the senior scout leaders. I won’t name them all because it was a team effort. They all contributed to make it an interesting day full of learning, challenges, fun, and camaraderie. There were stations set up for knots, first aid, TotinChip, patrol breakouts, and a relay race full of challenges. Fire building and practice with an ax, saws, and knives were helpful to build skills. The foil meals were also well thought out. Patrols had a food budget and used that wisely and they even included vegetables. I’ll also comment that all the scouts behaved according to the scout law and were helpful and kind. It was an extraordinarily beautiful fall day and glad to have been at Camp Acton with the troop.
Parents for new scouts; there is a requirement: With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet "How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parents Guide" and earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade. If you can do this and sign off on your boys' scout book, we will plan on the cyber chip training.
This was also a full week of scouting. The PLC meeting Monday planned the day and meetings through mid-October. Plan to be outside for as long as we can working with daylight. Wednesday night was the Flintlock District Awards Night. Mr. Mark Rzepczynski and I attended. District advancement chair Mr. Quigley was recognized and earned a special award. All our Eagle scouts will know or get to know Mr. Quigley. All the rumors are true. We also were there to cheer on and offer congratulations to Charter Org Rep of the Year - David Owen. David is a hands-on guy who has created national trails and was recognized for his achievements. Well done and well earned.
Thursday thanks to Mr. Herrero, Mrs. Sprague, and Mr. McWilliams as they took on the challenge to get Scoutbook record-keeping up today. Scouts, Scouters (adult scout parents), and parents will benefit. Well done. The joy of this Troop is the scouts and also the parents who all chip in to do the work to keep the program going. Special thanks to Mr. Rzepczynski who put in 4 days/nights of scouting this week and maybe more with all the work he does for Life scouts working on their projects. We as a Troop earn praise from the council because of this good work. Well done and many thanks.
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