Preparing for Summer Camp
I hope you all are preparing for summer camp. There was a zoom meeting with Hidden Valley and I will say I was really impressed with their program and organization. One thing that jumped out is that if they say our check-in time is 2pm. It’s 2pm. Not 12 or 1. It’s 2. So please pay close attention to Mr. Carter’s emails and instructions to ensure smooth sailing for check-in.
As always, there is a Code of Conduct form. Please read and sign this and have your parents do the same. We will be collecting these and they must be signed before camp. No surprises here. Good conduct is outlined by the scout law and this year, new camp, we must be good followers because this will all be new.
Additionally, the buddy system will be also enforced and key. Once, I remember being part of a search for and and luckily finding, a stray scout after the alarms went out (he was not in our troop). Let’s not be like that scout!; that means following the lead from your patrol, SPL and SM. Rules exist for a reason and our job is to follow them and set a good example. Troop 132 will be an example for others.
Speaking of camp, we will have a duty roster, nightly PLC/cracker meetings to review the day and make adjustments. This is also a good time to work on advancements.
It will be good to get back to camp, even though many of us will miss TL Storer - that will always be a special place for the Troop. Stay flexible as we will also learn a lot from this camp experience, at a new camp and in a new district.
Remember, help Ben with his project this weekend, if you are able. Bring rain gear and be prepared.
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