Last week, I made a mistake in my welcome to the new Webelos scouts, so I want to again welcome Ryan, Ben, Owen and Pablo. Pablo is the younger brother of Eagle Scout Simon Cadavid, and we are really glad to have him. Welcome to the troop Pablo !
A shout out Happy Birthday to a terrific scout, a role model in every way, Jonah Carter. He will be celebrating his 18th Birthday and check out the Troop 132 Facebook page for a picture of Jonah with the troop. I think we all know and can say he’s an outstanding scout in a class of outstanding seniors.
I cannot say enough good things about these scouts. They earned many skills, overcame many obstacles, and always put the troop first. We are really blessed to have these young men part of our troop and I’m very grateful. Happy Birthday Jonah and remember (this applies to everyone), that you are always part of this troop and always welcome to any meeting or event.
We sure would love to have you guys as ASM’s as time permits in your busy life ahead so please keep that in mind and we expect you back !
We wanted to again thank the Board and Liaisons of the Scout House, who recognized the hard work you all did at the Scout House cleanup day. We are happy and grateful that the entire Board was so keen to let you know how much they appreciated your efforts.
And for our next service project, scouts are trained and ready for the Town’s Drop Off / Swap Off (DOSO). This year, because of the many events in one month it is optional but will be highly attended. Of course, be friendly, courteous and kind as you greet citizens, but when in doubt about any thing that can be dropped, ask an adult volunteer - that’s their job, not yours.
Many scouts have been working hard on advancement. So as a reminder: Don’t forget your book. Fill it out. Record dates in the back; Get sign off; and after any Board of Review (or blue card sign-off), see Mr. O’Neil, our Advancement Chair. (If you leave it to me then there’s a good chance it might not get done). Learn, review and be tested and recognized for learning these skills. Each meeting, each event we are on, there are opportunities just waiting for you.
Congratulations to Sebastian, Luke, and Jonah Y for making Scout; and Evan for making Tenderfoot. I see many of you making excellent advancement progress (and some of you confirming past advancement to make sure your records are up to date). Great job - it should a good Court of Honor in June – and again in September!
I’m off this weekend to a small family gathering on the Cape and won’t be able to make the DOSO. I really like the DOSO and meet and see many old friends but I’m leaving it in good hands of Lucien. Lucien as our ASM is running this event and very proud that he stepped up! He has been at every Drop off and knows the drill. Listen to him and follow his lead; don’t forget, a scout is ‘obedient.’
Coming soon is the Annual Bike Trip, more service opportunities (Lincoln’s Eagle project, the Concord Library Book Sale), Automotive Maintenance MB training; Surf Outing, our final Court of Honor of the year, the Iceland Adventure, summer meetings and Summer Camp!
Keep up the good scouting and do your good turn daily!
Mr. Duggan, Scoutmaster
This blog is a weekly message from the Scoutmaster.