Boundless Adventures lived up to its name and all of the scouts and some adults, including me, were challenged to take on new heights and tests of balance and bravery. Happy to say, only a couple of bruises while trying to follow Charlie and Lincoln who made the advance course look easy. Who knew they would put rolling logs steps on the course. That seems wrong. Thanks again to Mrs. McLeod for honchoing this event and we all had a nice time and great fall weather in New England.
The next stop was Camp Acton where we set up in two campsites, made meals, and enjoyed campfires and the company of scouts and Scouters (adults). New scouts learned ax and knife safety and the older scouts had to teach using the EDGE method.
Congratulations to Ben, Freddy, and Jonah for their ordeal and entry in the Order of the Arrow (OA). It’s good to have Arrow men back in our Troop after a hiatus. The OA is all about cheerful service and open to first-class scouts or higher. It’s the national honor society and an opportunity to meet scouts from other troops.
Since this was our first overnight, some of our skills are rusty. Lighting stoves and lashings seem to be at the top of the list of skills to work on. I would also say recognizing poisonous plants is another needed skill, even though we didn’t have any issues.
Tuesday's meeting was more on the fun side and a chance to regroup. Lucas Anthony’s Eagle project was signed off and Simon Cadavid’s project was approved. Stay tuned to the announcements for the need for help for an exciting project for Simon and the Kestral boxes.
Do your good turn daily. There are always opportunities you just have to look for them and think of others.
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.