Winter is here and time to get your winter clothes and camping gear in order for this weekend shooting sports & camping trip. This is one of my favorite trips but unfortunately, I’m away on business travel and won’t be able to attend. You are in good hands and we have a great troop of adult volunteers that make our scouting program strong. Many thanks to both the scouts and adults for helping in all the ways you help our scouts plan and provide opportunities unique to scouting.
Next week are the elections and assignments of positions of responsibility. Please contact Ben and me if you are running for an elected position and please be prepared for a 2-minute speech about your commitment to make scouting a priority for the next term (January-March). These short cycles allow our scouts to participate in sports and other activities, while also providing opportunities for our scouts to take on the responsibilities of running the troop from Den Chiefs, Patrol Leaders, scribe and Senior Patrol Leader positions. These roles might seem like difficult roles, but just like in scouting, you will have a lot of help.
The holiday party and Christmas Tree Pick-up are also coming up and thanks again to those scouts who sold popcorn this fall. This benefits the troop and helps support our programs. Look around for opportunities to do your good turn. Shovel a hydrant, a neighbor’s driveway or walkway, and/or clean off cars. Winter affords plenty of opportunities to put the Scout Law to work. Then you can tell me about those during scoutmaster conferences and anytime between. Do your good turn daily!
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