December 6, 2015
Post date: Dec 7, 2015 12:42:01 AM
Thank you to Butch Lewis and Brian LaFleur heading up the Mystery campout this weekend. It sounds like everyone had a great time.
Monday night will be the PLC (Patrol Leaders Council). 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.
Recording service hours. For most rank advancements there some requirement of service hours. This is going to be especially true when the new BSA requirements are implemented next year. These service hours need to be recorded in the Advancement computer by the Advancement Chair, Mr. Landin, in order to meet this requirement. If a scout participates in a troop service project like an Eagle project there should be a sign in sheet and those hours will be recorded. But what about service opportunities that are not troop sponsored. These could be things like volunteering for a non-profit origination, church or school. If there is a question as to whether a project qualifies please ask the Scoutmaster. Scouts need to have some kind of written proof of service hours. There is a form on the troop website under forms that can be used
There is also a Service log page behind the rank requirement pages in the Scout hand book. Both of these forms need to be signed by an adult, preferable not by a parent if possible. It should be signed by the adult in charge. These then need to be taken to Mr. Landin to be recorded in the Advancement computer.
Upcoming signup deadlines
Now until it fills up for Okpik. You can register online for the January 8-10 session at http://www.denverboyscouts.org/event/okpik-session-1/1795130
January 18th for Ski Trip to Grand County January 22 - 24
Scoutmaster Minute Review
During this time of year it is easy to get caught up in the “I wants”. I want this; I want that; Johnny got one of those so I want one. You will never be truly happy this way. Someone will always have more than you and someone will have less. You need to learn to be grateful for what you have. Take time each day to be grateful. It can be simple things like: a beautiful sunrise, a warm bed to sleep in or parents that love you. Attached is a poster that helps put things in perspective. Here is what it says:
If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.
If you have money in the bank, your wallet and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness you are more blessed that the million people who will not survive this week.
If you never experience the danger of a battle, the agony of imprisonment or torture or the horrible pangs of starvation, you are luckier than 500 million people alive and suffering.
If you can read this message, you are more fortunate than 3 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
We have a lot to be grateful for so learn to be grateful each day and you will live a much more happy and satisfying life.
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
December 7 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.
December 10 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome. We will go over the upcoming activities. We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. All adults are welcome..
December 10 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.
January 8 -10 Okpik high adventure camp See Mr. Ponds previous emails and see sign up link above.
January 22 - 24 Ski trip to Grand County Details still being worked out.
Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A