Roaring Run Backpacking Trip – September 14/15
This will be the first true backpacking trip for many of the Nukes. A true test of skill and a Troop favorite! I’ve sent a recommended gear email to all the Nuke parents, if you have any questions please ask me or an Assistant Scoutmaster! For the September 9 troop meeting, all Nukes are to bring their packed backpack for inspection. Parents, you can supervise, but be sure they pack their packs! Remember, you won’t be there to help them pack out (but the older scouts will be!)
Camporee, October 18, 19, 20 Gunston Hall
We will be helping teach Skill Stations at the Camporee this year – more to come on this as details become available. This is close to home at Gunston Hall, and promises to be fun as always!
Merit Badge Counselors needed!
Adults! Do you have a skill you would like to share? Want to help out the Troop? Then become a Merit Badge counselor! https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/ All you need to do is fill out the Adult Application and Merit Badge counselor form (attached to this email). Don’t be afraid to choose numerous badges, you don’t have to teach a class, just help the Scout learn! Note that before interacting with the Scouts you must take Youth Protection training https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/
We have a new Facebook Group that we are using for photo updates and positive anecdotes – it is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/315489231900796/
It’s a closed group for privacy concerns, so send a request via the link and we’ll accept you.
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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.
– Its Summertime, and the SPL has decided that neckerchiefs are not required, so leave them at home and stay cool!
– BRING YOUR SCOUTBOOKS TO THE MEETINGS! Opportunities for Advancement are being wasted just because Scouts don’t remember their books.
Other Items of Interest
Contact Mr. Steenstra at the troop meeting if you would like to be on it! There are lots of great opportunities around the area.