Meeting September 8, 2002
focus of this meeting was the viewing of a scout movie on the organization
of a typical scout meeting. The movie described the seven basic parts
of a scout meeting. We will begin to restructure our meetings to follow
the basic plan, which includes 1- a planned activity before the meeting
to give the scouts something to do while they wait for the meeting
to begin, 2- an opening ceremony which honors God and country, 3-
Skills instruction for advancement and outings, 4- Patrol meetings
to delegate responsibility 5- Inter patrol Activity, such as a game
6- Closing- something to impart wisdom, and 7- planning, evaluation
and cleanup. The movie also featured steps for planning an outdoor
activity. Steps included 1- establishing a purpose, selecting a site,
program of activities, 2-deep leadership, physical arrangements including
permits, transportation, and the use of patrols to teach cooperation.
Mike Bearman, scoutmaster, 629-5051, John Geyer, committee chairman
629-3109 day, 629-5821 eve.
For new scouts:
Boy Scout dues are payable upon registration for the remainder of
2002. This amount will be $10. Make checks payable to Troop 172. Dues
for 2003 are due by January 15. $28 for the entire year os 2003. This
includes a subscription to Boys Life magazine.
February 6th, 2003, any scout without paid dues will not be officially
registered. This is necessary for any scouting activities such as
field trips due to insurance coverage.
November 1, 4 p.m. -- Camping weekend on Bearmans property.
Backpack into location, including tents. Last camp out of the year.
Get ahold of Mike Bearman ahead of time to line up tents. At a meeting
November 11, Veterans Day. Scouts will be asked to participate
in flag raising ceremony. Albion Volunteer Service Organization.
meet at the Anderlas (across and east from Jolly green Junction)
to make wreaths for mothers. (return frames)
Jan 16, 2003, MLK weekend. Annapolis Merit Badge day. Was mentioned in Boys Life. Need to earn the money for the trip. 12 hours each way. So far 9 boys and 2 adults plan to participate. Must be 13 and first class rank.