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Scoutmaster's Minute

by Scoutmaster Fran Gillis

End of year and we get to congratulate another Scout for obtaining his Eagle Scout. Louis Deavers is our newest Eagle passing his District Board of Review on Nov 30th. He will have his official ceremony later on, but let him know when you see him that we are proud he has joined Troop 629’s flock.

CHANGE, CHANGE, CHANGE… always check the web site!
The church has asked us to change the dates of our Lock-in, so we will be conducting it Dec. 15th-16th (moved from Dec. 8th-9th) with details the same BUT at North Campus in our normal meeting area. Scouts need the cables, connections, controllers and system box for any video games they want to play. If you still need to sign up, bring permission slip by Dec. 11th Troop Meeting. If you need to cancel because of the date change, just ask us for the funds to be returned. Remember that flyers for all events are posted on the Troop web site under the “Events” tab and copies are on the table in the back of the room at our weekly meetings.

Looks like we will be cancelling West Virginia ski trip, as we had only one paid Scout. The New Hampshire ski trip can still happen in January if we have some 14 year-old or over Scouts sign up (soon!).

Our annual Troop Tree Recycle Service Project is set for Jan. 1st and all Scouts are welcome to participate. We meet in the SOUTH CAMPUS parking lot at 8AM and dress in RED Troop t-shirt and other items based on weather… gloves are always helpful.

Holiday Party meeting is Dec 18th, our end-of-year meeting, which is a “White Elephant” gift exchange. Scouts participate when they bring a used item costing less than $20 to regift/exchange with other Scouts.

A caving trip is set up for the weekend of Jan. 6th-7th and permission is required by the Dec. 18th Troop Meeting, so do not miss out.
 
   
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
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