Newsletter 2017-01-04

posted Mar 12, 2017, 11:29 AM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 11:31 AM ]
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
May it be a sane and safe one for you and may you keep all of your resolutions.
 
"The times, they are a changin' ",  and with the changes may come a lot of challenges and uncertainty.  Yet what will not change is the Scout Oath and Law, follow them honestly and diligently and they will be your best roadmap to becoming a worthy Citizen.
As a worthy Citizen, it will become your responsibility to assist in the care and maintenance of our Country,  Constitution and our way of life. 
 And yet, as Citizenship in the World Merit badge teaches us, there are no walls that will stop the wind and the rain, and All of our little globe needs to be protected and preserved.  The future is in all our hands.  Scouting provides with the tools to lead the way.  Be interested and informed and Use them.
 
The Troop is currently a "middle aged" troop when you consider the age distribution of the Scouts.  We have added a few new young scouts and need to add a lot more to be able to continue functioning as a strong development unit in the service of the Scouting philosophy.  The Troop needs everyone to actively pursue recruiting members of all ages.
 
What's Happening Now ??  
 
 Our first Troop Meeting of the new year will be Thursday January 5th from 7 to 9 PM in the Lyon Center.  A number of Scoutmaster conferences and  Boards of Review will be conducted in preparation for >>>
 
The Fall Court of Honor on Thursday January 12th at the Troop meeting.
Scouts- We need two MC's for the event.
 
Preparation work for the Klondike will continue at the Troop Meeting, Thursday  January 19th at the Lyon Center, 7 PM.  The troop will also hold its annual Order of the Arrow Election.   To be a Candidate a Scout must be at least First Class,  have 20 nights of camping and Scoutmaster Approval.     
  
The Klondike Derby is Scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 27,28, 29th at Little Bennett Regional Park, Northern Montgomery County.
  
We are planning on Celebrating at two Eagle Courts of Honor in January.  Dates and times to follow
 
Scout Sunday The troop will celebrate Scout Sunday on Saturday 2/4 and Sunday 2/5. Details to follow.
 
Ski Trip
The Ski trip is scheduled for Friday March 3rd through Sunday March 5th Registration form is attached.
 
37th Annual Broadcreek Father and Son Camp-in
We are awaiting confirmation of a date change for the event due to full bookings at Broad Creek.  Now looking at the weekend of March 10-12.
 
Rank Advancement Changes - the changes that were instituted in 2016 are now mandatory for all Scouts.  we will review them at the meeting.
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