Rain, Mud, Bugs & Smiles. We scouts can have a good time in most any situation. The mud at camp was pretty bad this year. The power washer and I had a field day cleaning the trailer, equipment, shoes, backpacks, not to mention the washing machine to ensure no bugs came into the house. There is a bunch of lost and found and will be at the scout house at the next meetings.
On a “cool” note
During flags, I was able to talk to a female Scout troop that just formed and participated in summer camp. As I listened to their stories and reasons for joining the Boy Scouts of America as a Scouts BSA troop, I was able to understand their desire to have a stronger outdoor program. Most of them were former Girl Scouts and really seemed excited to camp, climb rock walls, and do what their brothers were doing. I will admit that as a Scoutmaster and traditional mindset, I had hoped the Girl Scouts would have seen the need and maybe emulated our program to suit the need for girls.
But, I do understand that our program is amazing and attracts youth from all over who want the adventure we are able to provide. For me. It took talking to a girl troop to see that side of things. Now for the traditionalist in me. Troop 315 will continue to be a Boy Scout troop and if enough female youth show interest in N.B. My hope is a group of adults form a girl troop to fill the need in our town if the interest is there. Hint Hint Tammy Trout
June 30 and July 7, we will hold our elections for offices within the troop. Boy led leans the scouts vote in who will be Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant, Patrol leaders and their assistants as well as jobs like quartermaster, chaplin’s aid, historian, Troop guide. Currently, Alex Trout and Jordan Kimmel are SPL & ASPL however, I heard through the grapevine that Aaron Boes wants to run for SPL.
Family Picnic July 14
Sunday at shelter house 2, Our troop will receive all ranks, merit badges, offices and patches during our annual potluck family picnic. Please bring a hot or cold dish and table service for your family. All are invited. Scouts please wear you class A shirt for the ceremony.
Good Ole Summertime July 27
Saturday, July 27 is the North Baltimore GOST. We are committed to doing trash detail again and selling sandwiches throughout the day. Our troop and their parents will need to sign up for a 2 hr shift through the day and a set up on Friday evening. Below are the shifts and please email me back as to which shift you would like. We will need 4 scouts and 2 parents per shift. Last year we made over $2000.00 so it is important to have family participation in this event. Note: of the 4 scouts 1 will be on trash detail each shift
Friday 6:00pm – 8:00pm setup 4 scouts
Saturday 10:00am – 12:00om 4 scouts + parents
12:00pm – 2:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 10:00pm
10:00pm teardown and dumpster cleanup
The parents will be responsible for running the booth. grilling, helping scouts with money and making the sandwiches. Scouts will be selling, preparing, and also doing trash. Class B t-shirts for the event. We want the scouts doing as much the work as possible, with help. The public likes to see that.
Pemberville Free Fair fundraiser
August 14 – 17 We have been asked to run trash detail for the festival. Similar to Luckey fest, we will have tractors and trailers riding around dumping cans. I will put up a sign up in the August newsletter but this detail pays $500.00 to the troop and scout accounts
Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“Happiness is open to all, since, when you boil it down, it merely consists of contentment with what you have got and doing what you can for other people. “