A Few Words from the Scoutmaster
I hope you are enjoying our return to warm weather for at least a few days!
I think we have had some great meetings for the past few weeks while we have been working on the chess merit badge. I hope that you are enjoying the program. Many thanks to Mr. Adams for agreeing to serve as the merit badge counselor.
I wanted to write you all a short note to make sure that you were all informed regarding a few decisions that were made at last night’s PLC and to give you a proposal for our November/December theme:
* From now on, we will have a short meeting on the Monday following a campout. Class B t-shirts are fine for that meeting. The meeting will start at 6 and hopefully conclude by 6:45. The purpose of the meeting will be to award best camper from that previous campout and conduct Start-Stop-Continue while the event is fresh in everyone’s mind. The first such meeting like this will be on October 21.
* Patrol elections will be held this coming Monday, October 14. James Reyes is running for Panther patrol leader and Daniel Stone is running for APL. Jordan Christian and Jack Dresel are running for Troll Patrol leader. My thanks and congratulations to Max and Jake for their year of leadership in each patrol. Moving forward, we are going to try and move all positions except SPL to a 6-month term.
* We will be holding a unit of service for Trinity Lutheran Church this coming Saturday, October 12. We will be setting up, cooking and serving for the Wee Disciples Spaghetti Dinner. Please make a point to be at the church at 2pm on Saturday to help. We will need help throughout the evening, the event itself will be at the Civic Center. This is a great opportunity to help show Trinity Lutheran Church that we appreciate their hospitality and all the help they give our Troop!
* I would like to make a proposal for our theme for November/December. I think that our theme should be First Aid/CPR. If you agree, we can work to get some certified instructors to our meetings with the goals of a) first aid merit badge for anyone that has not already earned it, b) CPR certification for all attendees and c) Red Cross First Aid certification for all attendees. CPR/First Aid certifications do come at a small cost, whatever is charged by the Red Cross. Ideally, we could finalize the theme with a “First Aid O’Ree” at a meeting in December. This would also be a good opportunity to replace some of the 40 and 50 year old supplies in our trailer first aid kit.
Yours in Scouting,