May 21, 2021
Trail to Eagle, Part 1
Congratulations again to Kevin O’Neil and Nolan Roberts, who received their Eagle badges last Saturday at the Court of Honor. It’s estimated that only 5% of scouts reach Eagle and this is quite an accomplishment. Kevin and Nolan were active scouts all through high school. They contributed back to the Troop through their leadership with younger scouts and through their Eagle projects, where so many got to learn new skills including carpentry, drilling, sawing, working with plexiglass, digging holes and mixing concrete. Again, congratulations to you both and look forward to have you come to any meetings that you can as adults or Assistant Scoutmasters.
Thanks to the many scouts who attended and led the trail to Eagle; it was great to have Nathaniel back to bugle during the opening and closing. If you have not attended an Eagle Court of Honor, you have another opportunity Sunday June 13 from 3:30-5:00pm. You will get to see photos of the scouts’ journey through scouting and it’s a good reminder that they started like all scouts - as Webelos who crossed over, earned scout ranks, attended summer camps, outings, meetings, and service projects. By the time they reach eagle rank, most of our scouts have over 60 camping nights and well over 100 service hours helping the community, but they all started at Scout.
This was our first outdoor Court of Honor and under the leadership of SPL Henry worked very well.
Many scouts brought their bike to the Tuesday night meeting. Marcus inspected bikes and helmets and we proceeded on a short trip to get ready for next week’s bike trip.
A special thanks to Tommy Dehoney. Tommy brought his bike and was prepared to go for a ride but some of the new scouts did not. So instead of biking with the troop, Tommy worked with the new scouts on rank requirements, learning about the scout oath, law, badges, patrol method. Tommy led by example putting his patrol first. This is what is being a good scout is all about ! Well done.
Tuesday night we will break into patrols to plan meals, gear (tents, stoves, propane, pots, pans), cleaning items, for Camp Greenough on Cape Cod.
Camp Greenough is easy to get to and this year we will be doing a ropes course on Saturday.
This trip will be a lot of fun. Sign up.
Do your good turn daily. This can be as simple as holding the door for someone, picking up trash, helping your parents with groceries. See opportunities and just do a good deed. I’ll be asking you about what you did at the meetings !
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