Hello Scouts,

We had some great work on First Aid rank requirements today. Thank you to Andre, Russel, and Jackson for helping to teach these skills. We will be working on rank advancement for the rest of this month, so this is a good chance for scouts who are not yet first class. 

That said, there will be no meeting next week due to Thanksgiving. We will meet again on November 30.

On to the update:

1) November 30 – PLC after the meeting. All scouts with leadership positions should plan to attend.

2) December 8 – 10 – Ski Weekend at Copper Mountain – We will have a ski in / ski out condo where everyone can stay. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP on the Sign-up Genius so we can ensure we have enough scouts to make it happen. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4AAAAD22AA8-44769369-skiweekend#/

3) December 21 – Troop Holiday Party, Gift Exchange, and Cookie Contest at the regular meeting. Scouts should bring a wrapped gift worth less than $20 to exchange. We will also have a cookie contest so bring your best holiday cookie or treat to share.

4) Northern Tier – We have open spaces in our Northern Tier crews for trips starting on July 10 or July 13, 2024. This is a BSA high adventure base in Northern Minnesota where you will canoe through the Boundry Waters. It is a great chance to be in nature, catch a lot of fish, and bond with your fellow scouts. Scouts must be 14 and First Class to attend. Please let me know if you are interested or would like more information.

5) Philmont 2025 registration is now open. Philmont offers backpacking trips through the mountains of northern New Mexico. In my opinion, this is the pinnacle of scouting, and something that every scout should do as part of their journey. I would like to get spaces reserved soon, so please let me know ASAP if you are interested — no commitment required at this point, just determining how many crews we think we’ll have.

6) Leadership position terms have ended. If you are not an SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leader, or have not talked to Mr. Wilcox about another leadership position, then you do not have a leadership position. Please, talk to Mr. Wilcox if you would like a leadership position.

7) Speaking of which, we need scouts to be Den Chiefs for the Cub Scout dens. This is a good leadership position for scouts who need leadership for rank advancement. The requirement is to attend typically one den meeting and one pack meeting each month. Please, talk to Mr. Wilcox if you are interested.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving everyone. See you in two weeks.

Mr. Wilcox

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