Week in Scouting
Wed., Jan 8: 1st Troop Meeting of new year
Thurs., Jan. 9: Troop Committee Meeting, Sanctuary Church at 7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 13: Patrol Leaders Council Meeting, Haley House at 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 15: Troop Meeting, Sanctuary Church
Wed., Jan. 22: Troop Meeting, Sanctuary Church
Fri., Jan. 24 – Sat., Jan. 25: SKI TRIP Annual favorite trip to Crotched Mountain!! More details to follow.
Fri., Jan. 24 – Sat., Jan. 25: 2020 Freeze Out (Winter Trek): For older boys not going on the ski trip, here is a high adventure opportunity. Build an igloo and sleep in it at Camp Resolute in Bolton, MA. See Adam Burch for details.
Wed., Jan. 29: Troop Meeting, Sanctuary Church
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Please plan to attend our first Troop meeting of 2020 on Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. Our meeting format for tomorrow evening will include:
7:10 PM – Opening Colors Ceremony / Announcements
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM – Rank Advancement
7:30 PM – 7:45 PM – Patrol Leader Elections
7:45 PM – 8:15 PM – Game
8:25 PM – Announce Patrol Leaders / Closing Ceremony
Crotched Mountain Midnight Madness – Ski Trip: Scouts need to sign-up and pay for the fee so that we can send our confirmation to Crotched Mountain. We will also need to know how many parents are attending so that rides to and from Crotched Mountain can be coordinated.
Patrol Leaders Council Meeting (Monday, 1/13/20 at 7:00 PM): The first Patrol Leader Council meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, 1/13/20 at the Marshfield Rod and Gun Club. Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders and anyone else interested in attending should plan to be there.
Our next Troop meeting will be held on Wednesday, 1/15/20 at 7:00 PM at the Sanctuary Church. Please email me with questions or concerns.
When requesting a Scoutmaster conference or Board of Review, be sure to have your handbook so I can finalize and approve your scout’s advancement. All requirements should be entered into Scoutbook by the scout, and I will simply compare and approve. Please see me if you have any questions about how advancement works!
As parents guide their scouts through the advancement process, we recommend that scouts first work on their Scout, Tenderfoot, Second and First class ranks prior to focusing on merit badges. That doesn’t mean merit badge work isn’t allowed, but do try to place a greater emphasis on rank advancement first. Did you know that prior to starting a merit badge, a scout is expected to get approval from the Scoutmaster? After receiving approval, the scout should meet with the merit badge counselor for that badge to get started. While parents are encouraged to support their scout’s progress, it is only the merit badge counselor who can give credit for completion of requirements. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks, Suzi Advancement Chair
The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communication)—as a merit badge counselor, you play a vital role in stirring a Scout’s curiosity about it. By serving as a counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so Scouts have the opportunity to broaden their horizons. And in doing so, your mission is to combine fun with learning. Click here to learn how to become a counselor.
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