A big thank you to all those who helped last weekend with the Scout House cleanup. There were over 80 leaf bags removed, which filled a truck, trailer and mini van for two trips to the landfill. The raking went well and you made a big impact. All that remains now is compost. It was also fun to have pancakes for all in the morning and many thanks to Mrs. McLeod’s efforts on the grill and her recipe. Thanks to Mrs. Liazos for her mini van and thanks to all for the manpower, raking and contribution to the cleanup. It was also nice to meet many of the parents and Webelos to our troop. Good cheerful service is a mark of our troop and you all showed that.
Last Saturday also continued with a rainy bike ride; thanks to Mr. Green for his scouters help. One memory I’ll have is driving down the road on Saturday morning and seeing Lucien and Jonah on their bikes with Rakes. Lucien’s rake was vertical and making a big arc in the sky. Cars had a hard time passing and it just shows scouts in action.
Speaking of scouts in action, with help from Mr. Rzepczynski and Marcus and Alexander, they were able to recycle over 1200 plastic bottles which were donated to our troop by a local landscaper and friend to our Troop, Mr. Neal Hathaway, Hathaway Tree and Landscaping. These 20 large bags of bottles will yield over $125 to our troop and Matt and Charlie were working together to complete this. Only 5 more bags to go. Marcus and Alexander worked hard along with your Scoutmaster, son Mr. Will and my daughter to recycle 5 bags. We are cleaning up and raising money at the same time.
A shout out to Marcus last weekend for his kindness to others. While at the landfill, Marcus went out of his way to help a concord resident unload their car. He did this on his own, saw what was needed, was friendly kind and helpful. He also stayed and helped with the bottle recycling and put in a long day of service. Also, while recycling bottles, he stopped his efforts, and recycled someone else’s bottles who was waiting since we were tying up the machines. He then gave back the receipt to the person who then asked if we wanted it for our troop. Both these acts of thinking of others, being aware of the needs for others and putting the scout law into action deserve to be called out. I know many of you do similar acts of kindness too, and for that I’m grateful and proud.
This week we had a PLC meeting led by Cameron to plan out the next few meetings. We need to do more long-term planning and have rotations for our favorite trips in time so that we explore new opportunities. We will work on that over the next couple months.
One more about ‘scouting in action.’ Many of the PLC wrote thank you notes to 30+ residents who donated more than $50 to our Christmas tree pickup. This is the first time we did this and thank you for the hand written notes.
On to Sea Base. The last preparation meeting was last night. Be good shipmates. Think of Ship, Shipmate and Self!
We will take the week off next week and maybe get an update from the Sea Base.
Do your good turn daily!
YiS, Scoutmaster Duggan
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.