Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Parents, We Need You

We’re working hard in Troop 125 to make sure your boys are having fun and that they’re advancing in rank in the BSA.

You can help with both.

First, the fun:

We need dads who can come camping with us. First, for logistical reasons. We have 12 scouts in the troop now. We do not have enough seat belts to get them to camp. The BSA – and common safety practices – require each body in a vehicle used for scouting have a seat belt, and use it.

Our next campout is March 20-21, at Twin Bridges. Part of that activity will include a ten-mile bike ride Saturday morning. Why not join your son for a fun bike ride, after camping out the night before? If a fat old guy like me can handle it, so can you.

Second, the rank advancement:

This week your scouts will bring home a report on what they want to do and what they need to do to reach their next rank advancement. We can do quite a bit for that in our meetings and on our campouts, but there’s stuff you can do at home too. Good news is, it’s probably stuff you’re already doing. Please ask your scout about his individual report.

The biggest push is for them to complete Requirement No. 5 of the Cooking Merit Badge at home.

Additionally, if you have questions about what we’re doing in scouts and where your son stands, let me know.

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