I hope you enjoyed the Court of Honor as much as I did - I am so glad we had an opportunity to tip our caps to Cameron, Freddy and Lucien, who have meant so much to our Troop these last 7 (!) years. We all enjoy recognizing your many accomplishments but most importantly, seeing the good scouts that you are all becoming. We have a fantastic group of scouts who have strong support from your families, which make a big difference to our program. That means we can have many opportunities for scouting, camping and service projects and I know you are all involved.
Next week I leave on an adventure for a couple weeks. I have the opportunity to sail onboard the SSV Cramer as part of the Sea Education Association (www.sea.edu) from St. Croix to Miami. Many of the scouts have been on board when the vessel has been in Woods Hole as we visited her while waiting for the ferry. This voyage is 0ver 1000 miles and a good eight (8) or so days at sea. I’ll be part of the crew and working with engineering and on deck. I’ll brush up on my celestial navigation and other dust off my sailing skills. This is the longest voyage for me in several years and really looking forward to it. These opportunities do not come up very often and I’m jumping at the chance! That means I’ll be leaving you in good hands with your Senior Patrol Leader(s) Lincoln and Grady, as they transition between them. I’ll also miss some events like the Scout House Clean-Up, the PLC meeting, and a couple meetings (one with Webelos). We will make sure you have all the help you need and also that we schedule some boards of review soon.
A reminder, we will have another Court of Honor in June before camp; this give you a chance now to complete those requirements and get sign-off, so take advantage of this opportunity!
Bring your books to all meetings and events and keep learning new scout skills (and write them down).
Do your good turn daily and I’ll be back on the weekend of the April 15!
Yours in Scouting,
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.