December 10, 2012 – Weekly Update
Bonjour Troop 26! Do you know what happens in 15 days?!? CHRISTMAS!!! But do you know what happens in 7?! Our annual Christmas Party!!! I’ll get to that later. During meetings, we are still having many problems such as:
- Talking while others are talking
- Interrupting others while it is their turn to talk
- Being distracted and off topic
- Not obeying higher authority
- and finally…. TALKING!!! (That was for you Mrs. Smith – You are welcome)
Tyler had to put up his sign/tell people to get on topic or stop talking…… TWELVE TIMES!! That means we wasted close to 30 minutes by simply being told to stop screwing around! I admit, I am very guilty of this too, but as a troop we need to lower this number significantly.
First of all, as I mentioned earlier, this year’s Christmas Party is just a week away! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for it. It is a potluck dinner; meaning that you need (should) bring a main dish and dessert for it. There are always the famous Mrs. Lukas ham and various other dishes but you still have to bring food! Additionally, to make the night more fun, we as a troop hold a random gift give-away. This is where you bring a wrapped gift (no more than 15 dollars in price and not to elaborate) and you exchange it with another scout that brought one at random. This is a great opportunity to get rid of your old scout stuff or to spend money!! (<– it’s more fun that it looks) We, like always, will be holding our Auction as well. Every meeting, when you sign in, you put a 1, 2, 3, or even 4 “p” next to your name. This is based on :
- Whether or not you wear your whole uniform
- Whether or not you brought your parent
- If you have your book
- If you have a bag of aluminum cans
These points are all totaled at the end of the year and transferred into parent bucks. One point equals one parent buck. In the auction, only your parents can bid on items, and you cannot go over the money you have in your pocket. (parent buck money) Usually, there are items like: Sleeping bags, knives, blankets and various scouting things that are really cool. Lastly, during this time of celebration, we also hold a Court of Honor. This is where the Scouts are formally recognized for their rank advancements and their accomplishments over the last year. This is not something you want to miss out on!!
Secondly, we have our own little baby boy… Josh Smith… Becoming a man. Just kidding. He will always be a baby in my mind. Just kidding haha. Josh Smith has (finally) (<– Just kidding) earned the rank of Eagle Scout. In recognition of his accomplishment, he will be holding his Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday, December 15, at 3:00 p.m. It will be held at the Central Christian Church which is at 1025 Central Avenue. This will be a fun time to look back on all that Josh has accomplished over his many years of scouting. I am pretty sure you are supposed to RSVP with Mrs. and Mr. Smith if you are going? You might as well. As a tradition, at Eagle Ceremonies, one will buy a gift for the new Eagle Scout. It is not required but who doesn’t like giving gifts?! Typically knives/tools are given. (I like to kid.)
Lastly, is our Christmas Stroll totals. This year, we had a total profit of………….. 473.42 Dollars!!!! This year, we had a great turn out and a great profit. According to the profit, each boy made 10.52 dollars/every hour he worked. We had a bunch of fun and the “first-yearers” did good as well. We need to work on our attitudes – When you are told a job, do it whole-heartily and don’t give attitude to the person assigning you the job. According to Bryce Combs; It was cold. Next year we will work on putting more meat on the taco and having more cheese with us.
If you are interested in being the Den Chief for Pack 26, give Mr. Weissman a call!!
Have a tremendous week scouts and parents! Don’t forget to LIVE LIKE A SCOUT! Look for more updates this week.