We had a great meeting at Downing Park to kick off the Scouting year. Congratulations to Nick who is our new Senior Patrol Leader. Congratulations also to Nikhil and James for securing their positions as Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders.
At the meeting we also formed the two patrols:
Patrol A: Erik, Tyler, Sal and Jesse
Patrol B: Tim, Alex, Doug and Larry
(patrol names will be decided upon at the next meeting)
The Senior Patrol will have an organizational meeting at 7:00pm on Tuesday prior to the meeting. Nick, Nikhil and James only.
REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday 9/25 at the Grange Hall, 7:30pm
Our first ‘regular’ meeting at the Grange Hall. We’ll work on planning for the upcoming camping trip and finalize the patrols.
CAMPOUT: Saturday 9/29 at Clear Lake/Durland
We have campsite 35 reserved for our Troop Saturday night. This is a simple one night campout. Details for the trip will be distributed at the meeting Tuesday. Parents and/or Leaders interested in going should contact the Scoutmaster as soon as possible.
We are updating the Troop database for the upcoming year. At the meeting we’ll have printouts so Scouts and Families add or update any information.
Adults: we need Youth Protection Training dates for verification. If it’s been more than two years since you’ve taken the training or if you’ve never taken it – DO IT ! It’s a simple 20 minute presentation online. If you don’t have this training you cannot participate in any Troop activities.
As we are all aware we have very few trained leaders on our Troop roster. We are required to have a trained leader on EVERY trip. The training is full of good information and it is not very difficult.
Council is providing leadership training this fall. Here is the schedule:
Classroom sessions: Sept 20, Sept 27, Oct 11
Outdoor session: Oct 28-28
The sessions do not have to be taken consecutively. If you’ve missed the Sept 20 session you can take sessions 2 and 3 along with the outdoor session and make up the session 1 material when it’s offered in the Spring.
Popcorn sales materials were distributed at the last meeting. Don’t forget to get out there and help your Troop !!