Welcome new Scouts. We are so pleased you crossed over and joining our Troop. This will be a different experience from Cub Scouts. Give yourself time to adjust and get to know your patrol. Christian Perrotta is our Troop Guide who will help you at meetings and during the summer camp. In addition to Christian, all of our scouts are “Friendly and Kind” (otherwise they would not be scouts) and will help to answer any and all your questions. We are all here for you.
During the cross over our scouts misplaced a camp stove which delayed one patrol from cooking. Sorry about that. This delay for preparing and cooking the meal set us back into the early evening for one patrol and some may have left the island a bit hungry. When you join a patrol you will have some say in the meal planning and preparation so this case is a bit unusual. One thing (of many) that our Troop can do better will be to have the Den Chiefs plan, prepare and host our Webelos next year. This will not help you now, but next years Webelos will have meals planned and prepared so that you will be well fed. We would also encourage the Den Chiefs to arrange the tenting. We double or triple up scouts usually and have tents that accommodate 3-4. Scouts learn from each other and this would be one more thing we can do (plan the tents and camping gear) a bit more effective. The scouts also discussed ways to make the rope bridge better (short, higher and tie off between trees). Every camping event is an opportunity to learn, grown and try things. I know several scouts who helped keep the bridge going. Well done.
Thank you to Mr. McWilliams and the Spragues for such a good job with the adult cooking. You may have noticed some adult scouts, Will, Nick, and Logan were present. Our troop is fortunate that these scouts, who have a lot on their calendar, are still so engaged with our Troop. Two scouts I know took the patrol gear and put it back to the Scout House. Thank you. I hope all your gear is dried out and put back.
Special thanks to Mr. Thyne for his efforts and results with the DropOff & SwapOff. Scouts unloaded over 965 cars and got some neat things – best things were praise like “Good scouts…and we could not have done this without them”. Yes, they managed to get some cool things like iMACs, laptop, speakers and I got some new rope for the Troop.
Please sign up for the Memorial Day Family Bike Trip. All family/friends are invited and summer camp is coming.
Here are some suggestions for the new families:
Please ask any question at any time. I (Scoutmaster) am available before/after meetings and anytime with a little planning and of course, on any trip. These are good times for Scoutmaster Conferences and signing off on requirements for advancements.
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