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Reminder, September 21, 2014

posted Sep 21, 2014, 6:31 PM by Scout Master

Back from a wonderful Camporee.  Everyone had a great time and the aspens were in their PRIME!  Thank you to our SPL, Senior Patrol Leader, for the weekend Collin O’Connor, well done!

At about 7:45 this Monday, Mr. Ballantyne will be doing a presentation on our upcoming canoe trip to the Boundary Waters in June.  All scouts and parents are encouraged to come and learn about this fantastic trip.

This Monday night is advancement night and the scouts need to do some homework.  We will be offering 5 merit badges: Entrepreneurship http://usscouts.org/mb/mb134.asp , Engineering http://usscouts.org/mb/mb046.asp , Chess http://usscouts.org/mb/mb147.asp, Citizenship in the Community http://usscouts.org/mb/mb002.asp and Citizenship in the Nation http://usscouts.org/mb/mb003.asp .  There will be 2 or 3 more Advancement nights this semester where scouts will be working on the same merit badges.  We are going to ask that the scouts be more involved in the Advancement night than in the past.  We are asking the scouts who would like to work on one of the above merit badges to:

1. To review the requirements of each merit badge offered to be certain of the one they choose. Don't choose one because that's the one their friend decided on.

2. Each scout must print their own worksheets. See links above. None will be available at advancement night. 

3. Each scout will need to prepare a blue card, which will be available at the meeting.   The counselor will not provide blue cards.

4. The troop will provide a folder if the scout chooses, to hold the work sheets and blue card.

5. Scouts should be prepared - bring a pen!

For those scouts who have not reached First Class we will have a special session in the kitchen where older scouts will be helping you with your Trail to First Class requirements.  We ask that all scouts who have not achieved their First Class that they not work on a merit badge until this rank is achieved or very, very close. 

Older scouts we could use some help with our Trail to First Class.  I suspect that some of you need to fulfill the requirement of teaching a younger scout a skill using the EDGE method.  This is your chance.

Warning, wondering around and doing nothing will not be acceptable during Advancement Night.

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