Scoutmaster-Update

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  This is a long email, however, there is quite a bit here, so please take the time to read thru everything!

TROOP MEETING & ELECTIONS:

We will have a Troop meeting Monday at 7:30 at Immanuel Church on the Hill. 

This week we will have Troop Elections! Thank you, Sean Mulvaney, for the good work over the past six months!  We have one confirmed scout who is running for Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and one who is seriously considering running.  Both are great scouts, so either way the troop is in great shape.

Following the election of the SPL, we will break into patrols so that each patrol can decide as a group who will be the Patrol Leader (PL).

The elected SPL appoints the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader(s)(ASPL) and the elected PL appoints the Assistant Patrol Leader (APL).

There are plenty of other leadership positions as well.  See below for the most common ones:

·        Troop Guide

·        Quartermaster

·        Scribe

·        Den Chief

·        Chaplains Aid

·        Historian

·        Librarian

·        Bugler

·        Webmaster

If you are not the SPL, ASPL, PL, or APL, then I expect you to step up and take on one of these leadership positions.  Leadership is one of the most important parts of scouting!

 

RAFTING TRIP

We have a good crew for rafting. The last list I saw, had 15 scouts and 7 adults coming! This is the last meeting before the rafting trip, so it is imperative that you do meal planning at the meeting.  To aid in the planning and to encourage some mixing, I have combined several of the patrols, see below:

·        Radioactive Scorpions: Theo asked to spearhead the meal planning to fulfill a few requirements for First Class so he will take care of the planning for this patrol and the four boys who are coming.

o   Theo (Scorpions)

o   Jack N (Scorpions)

o   Delcan H (Scorpions)

o   Tadhg D (Scorpions)

·        Combined Moose and the Snapping Turtles- This is the turtles first camping trip, they will benefit from the sage experience of the Moose patrol!

o   Jack J (Moose)

o   Noah U (Moose)

o   Liam VG(Moose)

o   Sean M (Moose)

o   Andrew D (Turtles)

o   Luke I (Turtles)

o   Mathew B (Turtles)

·        Combined Nylons & Minutemen

o   Ryan M (Nylons)

o   Jay S (Nylons)

o   Miles J (Minutemen)

o   Josiah B (Minutemen)

 

I would like one member from each of these patrols to send me an email after the meeting with the menu and who in the patrol is responsible for purchasing and bringing the food!

ADULT COOKING

I will send a separate email concerning this, however, with so many adults coming- I am going to suggest that two adults each take a meal so that we only must cook once.  I think we need to show the scouts what good campfire cooking looks like. The scoutmaster is good for dinner on Friday Night!

 

TENT PITCHING

For the new scouts and if we have time, we will have a few of the troop tents available at the meeting.  I would like you to practice pitching them!

GEAR

If you need gear from the shed, please let me know.  Mr. Jahns is going to bring four stoves to the meeting, however, if you have need anything else, send me an email, talk to me at the meeting, send me a smoke signal!

 

GOSHEN

We have 16 scouts registered for Summer Camp so far.  It is not too late to register.

Please click on the link below to start the process.

Goshen Registration Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeN0BxTqht5J_BEW_qQkpWsQ8sAfATaO0N6N6ySAEQ_4xtb3Q/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

 

SCHEDULE: One Month(ish) Look Ahead

Monday, June 6th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM (Troop Elections) – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Friday, June 10th – 12th Camping – White-Water Rafting (Class I & II- All) (Class III & IV -14 & over)

Monday, June 13h – Troop Meeting (PLC)- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

Monday, June 20th – No Troop Meeting – Federal Holiday

Sunday, June 26th – Start of Summer Camp- Goshen

Monday, June 27th – Troop Meeting  7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill (for those that are not at Goshen)

Saturday, July 2nd – End of Summer Camp- Goshen

Monday, July 4th – No Troop Meeting – Federal Holiday

Monday, July 11th – Troop Meeting- 7:30 PM – Immanuel Church on the Hill

 

SUMMER ACTIVITY PLANNING

I included the four outdoor activities for this summer and post Goshen. Note that Mr. Mulvaney was able to lock in the Horseback Riding on the weekend of August 12th!  Thank you, Mr. Mulvaney!

 

Saturday July 16th – Architectural Walking Tour DC (Architectural Merit Badge)

Saturday July 30th –Tour (Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge)

Friday August 12th 14th – Horseback Riding- Red Gate Farm

Monday August 29th – Court of Honor- Family Picnic

 

GENERAL TROOP MEETING INFO:

https://t131.org/

Bring your Mask and uniform!  Bring your Book, Bring a headlamp!  Leave your phone in your pocket! and have a good time!

Blue Cards!  Did you know that your Scoutmaster can email you a blue card?  Just send me Mr. Ramirez an email (scoutmaster@t131.org)!  Note that the SCOUT must request the blue card, not the parent!

See you all at the troop meeting.

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