A good meeting tonight. Most of the scouts were present. Conducted a Scoutmaster conference for a scout going for Second Class. Things went well with him and I anticipate his doing well at the Board of Review. Also discussed an Eagle project with another scout. Looking very promising. The patrols are really starting to get the hang of things.
Troop 931 was very productive tonight. Members from both patrols washed and organized patrol gear into separate patrol bins tonight. We were able to establish two complete cook kits with enough gear left over for probably one, maybe two more kits. Plans were made to finish building some additional shelf units for storage and the remainder of troop gear from Mr. Kindrons house were delivered to the church. In addition, the patrol leaders and ASPL met to discuss the June activities including a 5 mile hike in the Niagara Gorge as well as a service project for the KOC. Patrol leaders are to talk with their patrols and find out what they would like to do for the 2014-15 scouting year as we will have a yearly planning meeting on June 19th.
The scouts survived the Zombie invasion at the Polaris District Camp out this weekend. We had nine scouts from the troop attend. The weather was fair with chilly nights and some slightly wet condition's that made things a bit muddy. Both Patrols participated in the events and the Lightning Patrol took second place in the "Dead Head" game. Not bad!
We determined that we need to do an equipment sorting and cleaning and that will be a major focus of this weeks meeting.
Both patrols worked on preparing for the weekend camp out. Several lists were being gone over by the scouts. A few additional pack inspections being done and we loaded up Mr. Rotolo's truck to save time on Friday.
The title of this weeks post might be a bit misleading if one where to assume that I meant something negative. Just the opposite actually. Tonight we had our regular troop and patrol meetings. However, 4 scouts were not in attendance due to a school function. We carried on any way with 7 scouts. In the past we would have had to cancel the meeting for the week because there would not have been anyone there to have a meeting with. Its a nice feeling to know that the troop is making strides in the right directions. The scouts in the troop continue to impress me with their zeal for scouting and willingness to accept direction.
Tonight the scouts worked on things for next weeks camp out. Pack inspections were done for those that brought packs and the patrol lists were made for the camp out.