I hope you all enjoyed a good winter break. I spent some time up north, near and actually on the Canadian border on snowmobiles. There was well over 2 feet in the mountains, which was terrific.
We have a busy few months ahead of us the Klondike, ski trip, Scout House cleanup and many other events are planned. It will be a busy and fun spring and early summer, including Iceland, surfing and the bike trip to Nantucket. There are more details to come but we are a busy and active troop.
The Troop Committee met last week and we have an upcoming PLC. Due to work travel schedules I will be away for two weeks in a row starting this Sunday. One trip to sunny and warm Phoenix and then back to the Klondike and a Sunday afternoon, early evening trip to our cobot factory in Denmark. So please be patient with some scheduling and communications, as I’ll be in a couple different time zones and delays getting back to everyone.
Next week we need to focus on Klondike planning and tuning up our skills to compete and test our skills against other troops. This year, we will have two sleds with either ski or tire setup if we want to run two sleds we can. I also had some time to clean up the two-person saws. They are now waxed and ready to cut wood like new and put on an old fire hose as a sheath. That should make it easier to transport.
Let’s focus on knots (bowline and timber-hitch), first aid (hypothermia), and fire building. These are all good basic scout skills.
Remember with this snow coming this weekend, there are opportunities to do good deeds so get out and shovel your house, your neighbor’s house, and fire hydrants. Put scouting to good practice.
Do your good turn daily!
Yours in Scouting,
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.