Most of the meeting tonight was dedicated to working on some Tenderfoot requirements. The Patrol has been so focused on other events such as the canoe trip and the campout that the scouts wanted to get back to work on some rank advancement. We postponed the Court of Honor till November. So tonight we worked on some knot work such as Taunt Line Hitch, Two half Hitches, whipping rope as well as some citizenship. A very productive evening for everyone.
The weekend was a HUGE success despite the rain and cold. Overall, for a group of brand new Boy Scouts, they did very well. They should be proud. By comparrison, about 50% of the rest of camp buged out Saturday night after flags. Troop 931 should be proud of the job they did this weekend. It would not seem like much fun to out in the weather like this but they did just that. Thorw a bunch of boys in a ring of mud with a ball and I will prove any nay sayers wrong. The patrol made it through all but four events and through the mud on the faces you could see the smiles. Did we get wet, Yes! Did everything go perfect? Not even close. BUT... we all learned from our mistakes. Each of the scouts had plenty to say about the successes and the mistakes, but thats what scouts do, we have fun while learning. Nice job Scouts! I can't wait for the next one!
The Lightning Patrol prepared for the weekend camp out this evening by going through their packs that they brought to the meeting. We inspected the packs to see that each scout had certain items. We also went over some details for the event such as drop off/pick up times and locations. Final patrol gear check list and duty roster were discussed. We also worked a littl
The meeting tongnight focused again on camping and we continued to talk about camping merit badge. The boys discussed the types of hazzards that one could expect to find while out camping and finished talking about types injuries/illness and how to treat and avoid them.
After the skills instruction the scouts looked to see what dry food stuff they have for the camp out and what they may possibly need for the camp out. They reviewed the menu and grocery list and some suggestions were made concerning the types of food. The new Patrol Leader, Gregory reported that he has asked some of the scouts to take on certain jobs. The scouts were also directed to bring their back packs to next weeks meeting fully packed for the camp out. We will be able to use this for camping merit badge and Tenderfoot
With a new month upoon us we move along with a new theme and very appropriately enough the scouts selected Camping. This was an excellent choice as the troop and Lightning Patrol will attend their very first District Camp-o-ree, the Roughrider! I hope they are as excited as I am. It will serve as a great source of fun and good learning experience for them.
Tonight the Patrol started with skills instruction on Camping and we discussed first aid for some very serious conditions that can occur while in the out doors. We will conincide this with Camping Merit Badge for the month. For newer and younger scouts they showed a good amount of knowledge of the topic.
Later, the patrol elected a new Patrol leader for the next six months. Four candidates ran including the incumbant PL Justin. Others included, Gregory, AJ and Michael. The scouts had determined that they could not vote for themselves in the elections. After the initial vote it came to a two way tie with AJ and Gregory in the running. A second vote determined that Gregory will serve as the Patrol Leader of the Lightning Patrol for the next six months. My congratulations to Gregory. I would alos extend a very big "Job well done" to Justin for the honor of being the very first Patrol Leader in the troops history.
Gregory will be considering positions for appointment such as APL, QM, Scribe, Librarian, Historian, Bugler, and possibly others. If you have any interest in any of these positions please express your