Back At It!

Good morning!

After our brief hiatus last week (it’s amazing how out of touch I feel after missing a week of scouts!) we are ready to jump back in with both feet.  Tomorrow night is chock full of activities.  PLC occurs at 6PM, along with the next rung of the Citizenship in the Community ladder with Mr. Butler, also at 6PM.  At 7PM we will have a parent information session on Summer Camp and our troop meeting.  This is a troop meeting you will not want to miss!  We all have a need to remain current in Drug and Alcohol Awareness, and we will be having an excellent session led by one of our senior leaders who has first hand knowledge of the negative effects that substance abuse can have on the body through his role in the medical profession.  There is also a Second Class requirement, which can be signed off after your participation in the program and then discussing it with your family – two benefits for the price of none!  Hope you can make it.

Next weekend, Scottsdale Schools start their spring break, but I hope that you can make the Eagle Court of Honor for young Mr. McFetters at 2PM at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th Street.  It will be fun to look back on his magnificent project transforming a hardscrabble backyard at a central Phoenix homeless church into a playground oasis for their kids and parents.  And I’m certain there will be the usual roasting and fellowship that goes along with the ceremony.  See you there!

Because of summer camp staffing interviews for a number of our scouts this past weekend, we moved the backpacking outing to 3/22-24.  That should allow for the Towel Creek area up by Camp Verde to be much warmer, as well.  If you would like to attend, but don’t have a backpack, please check with myself or Mr. Murphy, and we’ll see about getting you outfitted with a loaner backpack.

As you have noticed this year, there has not been an opportunity to provide service during the Blessed Sacrament fish fries, as the Knights have taken their own hiatus for this year as they prepare for facility remodeling, and provide instead social dinners on Saturday nights.  This coming Saturday they will be having a family night dinner from 5:30-8PM, and this is our one opportunity to help in serving and bussing tables.   It is Pizza and Bingo night!  We will have a signup tomorrow night to help with this event – all participants will receive service hours, and be provided with a meal.

Also – a quick reminder if you have not already done so to connect with Mr. Benyi for Camping and Mr. Conrad for Personal Fitness.  They are currently running a program for these merit badges, and as you know, they are both Eagle required.

See you tomorrow night at the troop meeting.

Mr. Cole