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Weekly Post, October 5, 2014

posted Oct 5, 2014, 5:09 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

Fun had by all at a beautiful and patriotic day at the Air Force Academy and the Falcons beat Navy!!

This Monday night is the Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC).  If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

For my last ticket item on my Wood Badge course, I am going to build a walkway outside the Troop garage with the landscape brick that is stacked there.  I will be doing this next Saturday, October 11, starting at 9am and working until to about 4pm.  I would appreciate any time both adults and scouts can give to help out with this project.  There will be food, drinks and snacks for all participants.

 

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Scoutmaster Minute Review

At last week’s Court of Honor Mr. Westfall talked about what it meant to be an Eagle Scout.  

In a recent Forbes business magazine article by Ken Krogue comparing why companies should hire competitive athletes and Eagle Scouts, he goes on to explain:

“Eagle Scouts have to persevere to finish. They have a wide range of skill sets. They learn to do hard things. They are disciplined. They aren’t afraid of performance. They learn to lead in real world scenarios. They sacrifice their time to serve. They are also more mentally tough.”

 He goes on in the article to reinforce the values we all achieve with our living the Scout Law and the relevance to work life.

Another earlier blog, a number of parents were asking about the “value of an Eagle Scout”. Here’s one response

“Those who make Eagle Scout have an incredible amount of commitment for a teenage boy. It takes a lot of work to earn each merit badge (they take hours and hours) plus all the community service you mention as well as leadership in a troop. That attention to detail and perseverance make up some of the right ingredients for a fine executive.”

Please note she said ‘executive’ not middle management.

Mr. Westfall also stated that when he was doing a lot of hiring new employees, he would always put Eagle Scout resumes on top of the pile. 

It is very worthwhile to earn your Eagle rank, so preserver Scouts!

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

 

October 6  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC)) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

October 9 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.

October 9 Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

October 11  Mr. Catterson’s brick laying project   ELC 9am to 4pm Come help Mr. Catterson lay a landscape brick walkway outside the Troop garage.  See above.

November 7 - 9 Survival campout Leave 6pm Friday return Sunday 1pm.  Come learn survival skills and

earn your survival merit badge.

 

As Scoutmaster of a very active troop, I am constantly being approached about our troop helping out in the community.  The troop policy has been to give our Eagle projects the priority over any other service opportunities.  Instead of bombarding you all with these other opportunities I will keep a list and if a scout wants to participate in a service project or he needs service hours for rank advancement, he can email me for the list.

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