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Weekly Post, September 28, 2014

posted Sep 28, 2014, 6:23 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

This Monday night is our first Court of Honor of the year.  Scouts will be recognized for all the work they accomplished over the summer, which is A LOT!.  We will also be doing campout prep for the Air Force Football game campout.  This is a family campout and we will be camping at the Rampart Reservoir which is just east of Woodland Park.  If there are some families who do not have football tickets but would like to come and camp at the reservoir, you would be welcome.  From what I can gather from the Forest Ranger, the reservoir is lots of fun.

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I have something in this cup that is very powerful and almost indestructible.  It can grow so big you don’t know how to get rid of it. In the cup there are pieces of paper with messages on them: hate, dishonesty, stealing, bad language, spreading rumors, lying.  Are these things dangerous?  Can they grow?  Can they do harm?  Sometimes they grow like weeds and choke out good things. We have all done at least one of these things.  If you take care of these things when they’re small, it is much easier to stop than when they grow out of control.  Watch out for these bad things.  Stop them before they grow out of control and remember the Scout Oath and Law.

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

 

September 29  Court of Honor  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Titans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  All scouts who have achieved a new rank or merit badges since our last Court of Honor will be recognized.  All parents are encouraged to come, especially Mothers

 

October 4 & 5 Air Force Football game campout  Scout Day at Air Force.  Come see Air Force play Navy. The plan is to camp at Rampart Reservoir which is just east of Woodland Park on Friday and Saturday for those who would like to camp.   Some people are just coming to the game.

 

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. 

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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