Start of a Busy Season
Scouts Jonah, Lucien, Lucas and Lincoln volunteered for the November 11 Flag Retirement Ceremony and led the Pledge of Allegiance. That is not only doing a “good deed” but being a good citizen. Well done and thanks for representing the troop.
Congratulations to Henry for getting his project proposal approved. Please stand by to hear more from Henry and what help he needs. Be flexible with your time as this project has to be built soon. Stay tuned for more info.
The PLC met last Monday and planned the remainder of the meetings to mid-December. This time of year will be busy, with two trips or events, Turkey Drive, Shooting Sports Camp-out, Scout Holiday Party, Sea Base, and of course, the Christmas Tree Pick-up.
For those scouts going to Mt. Washington, be aware that there is a cold front then a small low-pressure system passing through. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. So, bring your cold weather gear and prepare for snow. It should be an exciting trip.
For those going to Camp Acton, we plan on meeting at 9am at the Camp. If you can come and need to leave early, just sign out with Lucien. If you need to arrive late, just sign in when you arrive. This event is focused on scout skills for the Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chip, as well as the Paul Bunyan Award, if we complete all the requirements. See below for the detailed agenda under New Scout Corner.
New Scout Corner
Plan to come to the Scout Paul Bunyan Day, Saturday November 13, 2021 at Camp Acton. Come for all or part of the day. Of course, the more you are there, the more you will learn and earn toward advancements, but we do understand that you may have other commitments. Just check in with the crew chief (Lucian) when arriving or departing.
Here's the day at a glance; it centers on the Totin’ Chip leading to Paul Bunyan award,
9:00 Assemble and Opening
9:30 Totin’ Chip – Safety lesson, ax, pocket knife
11:00 Campfire Building
12:00 Lunch and Cooking foil packs
1:00 Clean up and washing
1:00-3:00 Trail Work
What to bring: Class B and clothing appropriate for the weather (hat, gloves, jackets) - those not prepared will be turned away. If it’s warm, put your gear in your pack but the point is to “be prepared.”
Heavy duty aluminum foil is recommended.
3. Bring water for you to drink.
The Troop will supply stoves, propane, ax, hatchet and saws, sharpening stones. Flags, pickaxe, prybar, and shovel.
Sea Base Update
An Introduction to Sea Base meeting will be held Monday November 15,2021 at 7:00pm-8:30 pm at Monument Hall. Please note the update; I made a mistake and said Monday the 17 of November but it’s the 15th. If you are attending Sea Base but cannot attend this meeting, please let me and Mr. McWilliams know.
Do your good turn daily!
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
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