Honor September 28, 2002
were handed out next by the Scout master Mike Bearman. Most of these
were earned in Boy Scout Camp Tamarack, in July. These included: Alex,
woodcarving, motorboats, canoeing, fingerprinting, pioneering, art,
1st Aid, and communications. Brad- art, athletic, pioneering, sports,
fingerprinting, family life, and he also earned his Life Scout award.
Mikey, wilderness survival, mammal study, motor boating, environmental
science, canoeing, fish and wildlife management. Nick, passed to Tenderfoot,
and 2nd Class simultaneously, canoeing, 1st aid, pioneering, mammal
study, sailing, motorboat (and more. Jon, drafting, athletic, wilderness
survival, art and sports.
Two new scouts
joined up tonight officially. Joe, earned the scout rank. and Dan,
also earned the scout rank.
1st aid, communications. Will earned 2nd class, athletics, canoeing,
fingerprinting, sports, small boat sailing, art, motor boating. (also
recognized later for Festival canoe race.)
49 badges earned at Camp Tamarack this summer by our troop. We also
earned some banners that can be displayed with our troop flag for
camp participation, best inspection and wood lake scout reservation.
Also 2 others from Campsite Lacota. We also won a Dutch Oven bake
off contest for a Cobbler dessert.
committee chairman, John Geyer, was next introduced by Nick. John
described how scouting trains boys to learn life skills from experts,
and to get encouragement. He mentioned the minutes are on the scout
web site, as well as photo tours of our own scout adventures.
described how the scouts are now being more accountable for planning
and running troop meetings, Tuesday meetings, as well as camp outs.
A special thanks was given to Bob Sprouse for his help with many different
events, his cooking skills, and his dedication in spite of the shift
work he has been doing lately. Next the necessity for all scouts to
start a notebook was mentioned. To earn merit badges, must keep track
of scouting related activities, camping, volunteer work etc. Dates
and times must be recorded. Get more info on merit badge requirements
from meritbadge.com or get a book from Toy House about merit badges.
Many activities count towards merit badges. Scouts that are at Life
Rank or above can help lower scouts by signing their requirement cards
as earned. Be sure to know your knots for all ranks. More reviews
for advancement are coming up. More counselors are needed.
Annapolis, January 16th-19th. Need to fill out form now. Must be 13 years old, and at least 1st class to attend. Need more adults to attend. Kids are responsible for getting assignments for school on Friday (1/2 day.) Leaving Thursday, Jan. 16th when school gets out at noon.
Scouts will need to sell a lot of candy and popcorn to earn money for this trip. Another court of honor coming up in December.
At the Festival Canoe race, Mikey and Nick came in 2nd place in a heat to the team that won everything. Will and a boy from 158 won 1st place in the 11/12 year old race. the award, a painted paddle was displayed.
Matt and Alex also won 1st place for a heat, 2nd overall of the 13/14 year old class.