Scoutmaster-Update

Gear Roundup! 

If you have any troop gear, please bring it back tomorrow night!  we are assessing our needs for the coming year.  Alternatively, you can also drop the gear off at my house.  

Calling All Adults !

As Mr. Leary said, we’ll have a Troop Committee meeting on October 22 at the FBC.  This is open to all adults in the troop, and a great way to understand how our troop is run and get involved if you would like.  We would love to have you attend, even to just observe!

Camporee, October  18, 19, 20 Gunston Hall

Remember that this is the only District event we normally participate in.  Be sure to get in on your calendar and attend, as we are running  activities.  We’ll keep working on fine tuning these for the next couple of meetings.

The activities are Initiative games:

First  Aid Skills/Stretcher Relay Challenge

Plank Walk

Hazardous Waste handling challenge

Mission Impossible

Spy game challenge

Minefield

We’ll be leading other scouts, so all scouts need to be familiar with the games.     All scouts helping run the stations will get some special bling from the Camporee!

Troop Elections – October 21

Help your Troop, Gain Requirements, Run for a Troop Position!  Coming soon on October 21.  Please remember, if you are going to run for Senior Patrol Leader, you MUST come speak with your Scoutmaster before the elections to understand the requirements and expectations!

Wreath Sale Volunteer needed- 

This is the primary fundraising activity for the troop, and the person who has run it for years is ready to hand it off to another willing adult.  It’s a small amount of work that makes a huge difference to the troop.  Please contact me if are interested!

Adult Training – 

In the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to clear our training records up with BSA.  All adults (except ASM’s):  If you have obtained or attended any training (including online training) and I haven’t contacted you within the last 3 weeks, then please email me with what BSA training you did, and the date.  Especially committee related training.

 Service Opportunities

Notes from the Senior Patrol Leader:

– PATROL LEADERS – It is your responsibility to touch base with your Patrols and be sure that they are paying attention to the Skills Training and working on their Advancement

– CELL PHONE USAGE – Not in the troop meetings, except with very few exceptions when they are being used for advancement or merit badges.

  

– It is no longer Summertime – wear your neckerchiefs!

– BRING YOUR SCOUTBOOKS TO THE MEETINGS!  Opportunities for Advancement are being wasted just because Scouts don’t remember their books.  

Other Items of Interest

Stem Committee:

Contact Mr. Steenstra at the troop meeting if you would like to be on it!  There are lots of great opportunities around the area.

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