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Troop 315 Newsletter October

Troop 315 Newsletter October

We’re gonna be busy this month. Between camps, parades, meetings and new scouts who need to get going on Tenderfoot. Our patrols and Youth will need to teach. I’m counting on all my scouts to work together as we prepare for the upcoming month. Scout craft is required for our camp so polish up on knots, first aid, fire building, cooking. Your gonna be tested and challenged.

Guess What ?

I found us a van. It’s a 1998 Ford 12 Passenger with trailer hitch. . Things as far as transportation should get back to normal. I’ll still need help but small numbers can easily be handled again. Thank you everyone for understanding when we had to sell the 15 passenger. Except for a little body rust, it’s in good shape and very scout friendly inside. seatbelts. Patina, and bruises from others who used it

Trailer

Also, the trailer is almost done and will be used for the parades and camps that are coming up. We’ll need to send thank you cards to all who helped purchase and letter it.

Homecoming Parade

October 9 is the NBHS Homecoming parade. We have been invited to march and if any scouts who are not marching with band / Sports group are available. Show in full uniform at Powell Elementary at 5:00pm. Step off is at 5:30pm We will have our new trailer in the parade so look sharp.

Roman Camporee

October 16 – 18 is the Roman Camporee in Luckey. All scouts interested in going, Cost is $10.00. Meals are provided since we have leftovers from Luckey Fest. We just have to cook them. We will leave scout house at 5:30pm and I will be there with permission slips at 4:45pm. Tents. Mess kits, and sleeping bags, toiletries, etc. NOTE, Scouts have been forgetting their mess kits. Please remember , very limited number of extra plates/ cups/silverware

Scouting for Food

October 24, We will meet at the scout house at 10:00 to collect local food donation for our food bank. We will need 3 drivers to collect and deliver to the food bank at the old Salvation Army church. I will be coming home from camp that morning to help all scouts not camping . We need your help. I expect older scouts to step in since most of the younger ones will be at the Spooktacular at Berry

Spooktacular

October 23 – 25 .We are camping at Camp Berry and setting up a spook station. 1st prize is $500, 2nd 250 and 3rd 150. Cost of camp is $10.00 and food is provided by Camp Berry. Same camp equipment at Roman applies. Again , We will leave the scout house at 5:30 on October 23

Halloween Parade

Saturday October 31 is North Baltimore’s Halloween Parade. Scouts may march in costume or uniform and line up is at 6:30 at Powell. The fire dept will have cider and doughnuts afterwards and there will be a dance party on the street. We usually go and scare the cub scouts at the cemetery after the parade. TBA

Merit Badges offered in November

Larry Bateson will be teaching Citizenship in the community and Nation in November. They are Eagle required so if you don’t have them. Don’t miss any meetings in November

Baden Powell

Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM GCMG GCVO KCB (/ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/ Baden as in maiden; Powell as in Noel) (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder of the Scout Movement and first Chief Scout of The Boy Scouts Association.

After having been educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. Based on those earlier books, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for youth readership. In 1907, he held the first Brownsea Island Scout camp, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting.

The first Scout Rally was held at The Crystal Palace in 1909, at which appeared a number of girls dressed in Scout uniform, who told B-P that they were the “Girl Scouts”, whereupon B-P and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell formed the Girl Guides Movement. After his marriage on 30 October 1912 to Olave St Clair Soames, Baden-Powell and his wife actively gave guidance to the Scouting and Girl Guiding Movements. Baden-Powell lived his last years in Nyeri, Kenya, where he died and was buried in 1941

Shawn Benjamin
nbtroop315@aol.com

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