Sunday, December 9, 2018

9 December 2018

9 December 2018

Troop Meeting - Monday, 12/10 6:30-8:00

Board Game Camp - Kiwanis Scout Camp
Dec 14-16 is this weekend!!!
We currently have many Scouts registered - view who's going.
Don't miss out on this favorite camp, Monday is the last day to register. Sign-up here

If you look closely, you'll notice we're short a few seatbelts. Please consider if you'd be willing to drive to or from camp.

Snow Base - Tomahawk Scout Reservation
Jan 11-13
Sign-Up here for Snow Base by 12/18. We only have a couple scouts signed up.
Check their website

Enjoy an outfitted weekend of winter fun with our trained Snow Base Staff in January. Staying warm is easy when they provide cold weather training, winter clothing, camping equipment, excellent meals, and outdoor activities. The tiered programs and commitment to innovation ensure fun for all experience levels a new challenge each winter.

Upcoming Schedule
Dec 10 - Troop Meeting Board Game Registration cut-off / Menu Planning
Dec 17 - Court of Honor / Desert potluck
Dec 29 - ILST Primer / Model PLC 9-12
Longer List of Troop Activites

Scoutmaster's Minute
Inspired by the movie "Lincoln," and my time in the backcountry...without a map.

Part of the reason Baden-Powell chose the Fluer-de-lis as a symbol for Scouting was its reference to the compass. A compass, it'll point you North from where you're standing (provided you’re using it correctly), but it's got no advice about the terrain. Are there swamps? Water to cross? Access to water in the dessert? How about a canyon? Or anything else you might encounter along the way. It can still be a VERY useful tool in helping you get to your destination.
If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, without paying attention to your environment and potential obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp or are swept away in too deep water with too strong a current ... Then what's the use of knowing North?