Agenda for Tuesday, May 13

Hello everyone,

The Mount Cardigan trip is this weekend so make sure your packs are ready to go.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:35  |  Trips for next year
7:35-7:55  |  Advancements
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

We will be preparing for next year for the next 2 weeks. The scouts will be voting for trips next year. While we have this discussion, please pay attention because this will affect you tomorrow.

Also, bring your books for advancements.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, May 7

Hello everyone,

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:15  |  Speech about trips, in general
7:15-7:35  |  Pack Check
7:35-7:55  |  Food List

The Mount Cardigan trip is coming up and preparations need to be set up. Attached to this email will be the packing list for it.

The Court of Honor is coming up. It will be on June 4th. There will be a couple of meetings after it but they will be fun meetings. Advancements will definitely be included this month and make sure you are prepared with your books every meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, April 30

Hello everyone,

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:20  |  Trip Reflection
7:20-7:55  |  PLC Meeting (whole troop)
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

Scouts have just come back from Mount Greylock. While it felt like spring is here, it felt like winter was not over 3500 feet high. It hailed/snowed, was around freezing, and there was very poor visibility at the top of the mountain. Every scout still came back with limbs attached and water flowing in their veins. Everyone had a great workout and some great views to remember (those doing Personal Fitness should put it in their logs).

The PLC meeting will include the whole troop. The year is coming to a close and I think it would be great to just have everyone relax and come up with some finishing and fun plans for the scouting year. Court of Honor is coming up in the first week of June and some advancements are planned for May. So bring in ideas for the PLC meeting!

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, April 2

Hello everyone,

The April trip is coming up so please check your calendars to see if you can come. I am leading the trip and I would like full confirmation if you can go by the next meeting.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:45  |  Practice tent set-ups
7:45-7:55  |  Report for March trip
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

The report for the March trip is going to be a paragraph of events that happened during the March trip. It will be a great thing to have as a tradition after each trip if this goes well. It will be just one paragraph long with 5-6 sentences and the whole troop will work together on it.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, March 26

Hello everyone,

Scouts have just come back a wilderness survival trip and they have a lot of knowledge to share! Did you know that you can make tea with the pine needles of a white pine tree? During the trip review, the scouts who went will be sharing cool experiences and teach some quick and meaningful skills of wilderness survival.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:10  |  Trip Review
7:10-7:55  |  Scout Games
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

This week’s meeting will be focused on some scout games. It has been a while since scouts have played around with each other so this will be the meeting to let loose a bit. I do want each scout to concentrate on the scout games and not other distracting events.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, March 19

Hello everyone,

Last week, scouts not going on the trip have learned some material about wilderness survival. They will be teaching a couple of skills to those who are going on the trip so they are prepared.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:20  |  Pack checks
7:20-7:40  |  Presentations by scouts
7:40-7:55  |  Food in cold weather
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

Do not forget that the weekend is the wilderness survival trip. The pack check will be re-done and will determine if you can go or not. So make sure you come prepared. Some scouts have passed the pack check and they know if they did. We are not punishing you but will rather have you be safe than sorry.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, March 12

Hello everyone,

The March trip is coming very close and we will start preparing for it. As Mr. English has stated before, the most dangerous thing we do in this troop are our winter trips. The cold is a very serious and dangerous threat but can be mitigated and prevented to a very minimal threat. It can be easily protected against as long as we keep up with our Scout motto, “Be Prepared”.

7:00-7:05  |  Opening

7:05-7:55  |  Pack Check & Food List
*7:05-7:55 |  Learn new skills
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

*=scouts not going on the trip will learn about wilderness survival skills, especially for the winter

Scouts that are not going on this trip will also be needed for next week. The skills they learn will be taught to the whole troop in some presentations and demonstrations.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, March 5

Hello everyone,

7:00-7:05  |  Opening
7:05-7:55  |  Advancements
7:55-8:00  |  Closing

For advancements, I would like to request for as many leaders to help with scouts. There are so many scouts and so many circumstances to fulfill. Some scouts could work with others for certain ranks but others may have to focus on 1 difficult requirement for the whole meeting. The more the merrier and I ask for each leaders’ assistance.

The March trip is coming very soon and it will focus on wilderness survival. Some great plans to prepare scouts for the trip are already scheduled but we need to make sure that scouts are committed to going and be attending the next 3 weeks meetings.

Yours in Scouting,
Jeffrey Gomez

Agenda for Tuesday, January 29

Hello everyone,

February 5th is the COH! To make sure we prepare for it, MCs (Master of Ceremonies) will help prepare the scripts while scouts will do other activities. Each scout will be asked to be a part of a skit in their patrols, so please bring ideas for skits this meeting. Also, any questions of advancements can be consulted with Mr. Donaldson.

The February camping trip is also coming up. Make sure you are packed and ready to go.

Agenda:

7:00-7:05 | Opening
7:05-7:15 | Scout Presentation
7:15-7:55 | COH Preparation
7:55-8:00 | Closing

Yours in Scouting,

Jeffrey Gomez