Attached are the minutes of the 9/25/18 Troop 56 Committee Meeting.
Attached are the minutes of the 9/25/18 Troop 56 Committee Meeting.
After Edward B’s awesome “how to sell” tutorial at our weekly meeting, he has kindly provided a sales script to practice with.
Scouts can print this out and practice with family or a fellow Scout before heading out to their neighborhood. Thanks to Ed for providing the resource!
Download the script here: Christmas Sales Script v1
We also would like to link to the Salesmanship Merit Badge which Scouts might like to take advantage of:
The countdown is on for our Cape Cod Conservation Trip, starting this Friday 11/2.
We will meet at 3:30 in the parking lot behind the Henderson Carriage Bldg on Mass. Ave., and we’ll return there Sunday around noon.
It’s the big brick building at 2067 Mass. Ave., not far up from St. James – just past the fire station and gas station.
To get into the parking lot:
Turn right on Hadley St. just past the Speedway gas station or Russell St. just past the building and traffic light at Walden, go around to the back.
See you there at 3:30 – don’t be late!
And don’t forget your bag dinner and your raincoat!
7:00 | Start with Scout Oath and Law
7:10-7:30 | Scout Law Discussion
7:30-8:15 | Everyone going on the trip will be discussing over food lists and other preparations ; those not going to the trip will be finishing fitness activities (includes sit & reach, push-ups, and sit-ups)
8:15-8:30 | Announcements and Scoutmaster’s Minute with a SPECIAL TREAT that will be kept as a surprise towards the end
One last thing regarding the trip, the trip needs some volunteers to help Roberto go shopping on November 1st, a Thursday. Please look at your calendars and volunteer, if you can, at the upcoming meeting.
Now that we’ve got two trips under our belts, it’s time to get ready for our November trip to Dennis, MA for our conservation project! Sue and I are the adult leaders, while Roberto is our intrepid youth leader.
We’ll be going down to the Cape to help the Dennis Conservation Trust with invasive species removal. The work will take place on Saturday, but we’ll head down Fri and come back Sun as usual.
Who should go?
As always, the trip is open to anyone, but this trip is required for anyone interested in going to Philmont next summer. In addition, this trip can count towards your school community service requirements if you have those! It’s also often a good trip to check off some rank requirements.
How can I help and/or prepare?
We’re especially looking for adult drivers to join us on this trip! If you have garden gloves or lawn clippers/cutting tools, those would also be helpful.
If you’re thinking of going on the trip, make sure your gear is up to date and you have long sleeves, pants, and closed-toe shoes readily available! It’s also not a bad idea to start thinking of what some menu items could be! Remember: the food’s only as good as you make it. (Shout-outs to Tano Holmes and Andrew Hartness for their roles in teaching youth about cooking!)
Download the packing list for colder weather camping here: Nov trip packing list
Each Scout must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or guardian. Download the permission slip here <www.troopcrew56.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/TC56PermissionSlip.pdf>. It is also available on the Troop website. Scouts must also be in good standing (up to date on dues and signed up for service hours with Dr. Holmes).
We’ll be announcing additional details tonight and at upcoming meetings, but in the meantime, email me and Sue back if you’re interested in joining!
Dear Scouts and adults going to MassJam, and Scout parents/guardians,
The following people have signed up to go to MassJam next week, October 5 to 8. Please let us know NOW if you are not going.
We have a lot to do to get ready for this trip and a short time to do it. At next Tuesday’s meeting we will:
Each Scout must have a permission slip signed by his or her parent or guardian. If you do not have a signed permission slop, you will not go on the trip. Download the permission slip here. It is also available on the Troop website. If possible, please bring it to the meeting on Tuesday.
Each trip patrol leader should draw up a duty roster listing which Scouts will prepare each meal and clean up afterwards. I suggest that you assign two Scouts to each task, but that is up to you. Please do this BEFORE the trip and bring it with you.
This is just to remind everyone that all advancement materials (blue cards, rank advancement…etc.) must be turned in by end of mtg on October 2nd. anything not turned in at that time will have to wait until our next Court of Honor (most likely in February). I am willing to arrange material drop-offs on non-meeting nights, between now and OCT 2nd, for those of you that cannot attend the next couple of Tuesdays. Please contact me if that is the case
First, I want to quickly start off with important upcoming announcements. Mrs. Jeni Pereira will be the adult leader for the upcoming MASS JAM trip during Columbus Weekend. This trip will have multiple troops from all over the state. A Court of Honor (COH) is scheduled on October 9th. Those who do not know what a COH is, it is where scouts get all kinds of badges, certificates, and most importantly, ranks.
For the upcoming meeting plans, the troop will participate in advancements. To operate such activity, there will be scouts grouped according to rank as older scouts help sign off their requirements as they learn. This is the perfect opportunity to blast through a rank and finish some requirements for the planned COH so you can get your rank. You can either talk to me or Mr. Donaldson (Advancement Chair) if you have any questions.
The troop will then listen to Henry’s speech. This is for a requirement on his communication merit badge (Eagle required and every scout will have to do this for Eagle 1 day).
This will lead into a quick lecture about the “extra curricular” parts of Boy Scouts. It will mostly include merit badges and how they work. But it will also have a little about other certificates and badges like the 50 Miler Award.
If you have anything to share with me (questions,comments,concerns,etc.), I will to reply with an answer.
Yours in Scouting,
As you know we have a Cape Cod (North Falmouth) canoe trip coming up on June 22nd to the 24th. To go on the trip you must have completed a swim test and have your medical form turned in (this is true for both scouts and any parents/guardians). The swim test form can be found on the website’s “Forms and Policies” page; after downloading and printing, you can complete the test by calling the local Y and making arrangements.
I have linked a Cape Cod Canoe Pack List. We will have a pack check on Tuesday the 19th.
So far I have the following (updated) list of participants. Please let David and I know at your earliest convenience of any changes (additions, subtractions, etc.)