Are you ready for some SCOUTING?

Good evening,

We have had a relatively quiet and rainy week on the troop front – perfect preparation for a full slate of football on both the collegiate and professional levels this weekend (in preparation for the weekend is it possible that both Baltimore and Denver still thought it was preseason?   No way did the defending champs just give up 7 touchdown passes to the elder Manning brother, did they?).  In any case, even with football wall to wall, are you still ready for some scouting?????

This week we have the adult leader meeting tomorrow night at 7PM at Scottsdale Worship Center, followed by the troop meeting on Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament.  My understanding is that there has been some preparation for ‘fire by friction’ going on, so if you’d like to take a spin at this very unique scout skill, we’ll see you at 7PM.  Also later this week we have the troop kickoff party at the Turner’s.  Stay tuned for detailed directions to the location, but the time is scheduled to be 7-10PM on Friday night the 13th.  Please bring your favorite dessert to share.

Later this month is our family camp at Fort Tuthill.  Many of us will be heading up Friday night the 20th to camp both nights, but if you can only come up for the day on Saturday the 21st, or plan to stay only Saturday night, please let us know that, as well.  If you have questions on the logistics of a family camp, please let Mr. Turner or Mr. Cole know, and we can fill you in.  However, the basics are – bring your own camping materials and food for breakfasts and lunches, and plan to bring something to community grill (or bring your own entrée), but also a side dish or dessert to share in a pot luck to be held before the campfire on Saturday night.  It’s an awesome way to get back to nature without being too rustic (we’re in a campground with running water, after all), while also getting better acquainted with our scouts and families as a T648 family.

We also have a terrific service project coming up for you to support.  Young Mr. Dahlmann has finalized his Eagle Project, and we will be building an irrigated garden to help feed the homeless and needy supported by St. Vincent de Paul.  Please mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, October 5th to assist in this fine endeavor.  Additional information on the advancement front includes our next Court of Honor, which will be held at Scottsdale Worship Center (65th Street and Cactus) on October 8th.  We will likely need to start a bit before 7PM, as it is our most award-heavy court of the year, due to its proximity to summer camp.  For those of you working on merit badges and rank advancement, you still have four weeks to complete anything remaining that is close.

We’ll see you Tuesday night at the troop meeting!

Mr. Cole