A Few Troop Reminders

Hello Troop 648

I hope your week is off to a great start. A few reminders:

  1. PLC (Scouts in leadership positions) is tomorrow night, Feb 2nd, 6:00pm. For the PLC Scouts, please be prepared to discuss your February meeting.
  2. Please join us this Thursday, Feb 4th at 7:00pm for the Annual Four Peaks District Awards. Among others, the District will be honoring Mr. Benyi with the Silver Beaver Award! The Award recognizes registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council and is well deserved! Previous Troop 648 Silver Beaver recipients include Dean Butler, Rick Parizek, Elvin Clapp and Jack Patton. The ceremony will take place at 4242 East Waltann Lane in Phoenix, Arizona. The building is on the northwest corner of 43rd Street and Waltann Lane.
  3. Drew Achor is planning an Equipment Organization event for Sunday, Feb 7th. We will need some help if you are available, though it won’t take long and it won’t interfere with the Super Bowl.
  4. Court of Honor – COH is a week from Tuesday on Feb 9th. If you have completed a rank advancement or Merit Badge, please email this info to Mrs. Yu at [email protected] and be sure to put COH in the Subject line.
  5. We will be participating in ‘Scout Sunday,’ a nationally recognized event that is typically held in February. We will hold our Scout Sunday on Sunday, Feb 14th.

    The Scout Sunday tradition was started to make people in houses of worship aware of Scouting, and to allow Scouts to live out their ‘Duty to God,’ pledged each week.

    The Scout Law says that a ‘Scout is Reverent’ and that Scouts of all ages promise to do their Duty to God. These values strengthen youth character in their family, community and faith.

    The troop, in conjunction with Chaparral Christian Church, will participate in Scout Sunday. As it is also Valentine’s Day, the church will hold one service at 10:00am and follow that with a brunch. There will be a variety of ways for the Scouts to do their duty during both the church service and the brunch. We will start sign-ups this week. Stay tuned for more details.

  6. We will be visiting the Cross Fit gym across the courtyard during our regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb 16th. Please print and complete this Form – CFC Release Short. You can turn it in any time up to and including at this meeting. Should be an awesome experience!
  7. Our annual Ski Trip is coming up, Feb 19-21st. We will be heading up north to Snow Bowl this year. They have had excellent snow coverage, so it should be a fantastic trip! Scouters are welcome too!
  8. We are looking to visit Cactus Pool during our Feb 23rd meeting in order to teach/learn some swimming and lifesaving rank requirements. More info to follow.

Wow, it’s shaping up to be a busy and fun month! I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

Scoutmaster T648