Upcoming Meetings Need and Announcements

Hello Troop 648

We had been doing a great job having fun and informative meetings, along with spreading out the responsibility of leading a meeting. However, we’ve had a few open meetings over the last couple months and need to get back to having a Scout leading each meeting.

If you/your Scout are new to the troop, we like to have each Scout lead at least two meetings a year. It’s not hard, but provides great experience and leadership for the Scout, plus it helps to share the workload. We have a monthly theme for each of our weekly meetings so the Scout has something to plan around.

What should your Scout prepare? The following is a general timeline for our meetings. Your Scout should focus on the ‘General Meeting’ portion of the meeting, about 50 mins.

  • 7:00 – 7:05pm Open Flag Ceremony
  • 7:05 – 7:15pm Uniform Inspection
  • 7:15 – 8:05pm General Meeting
  • 8:05 – 8:20pm Announcements
  • 8:20 – 8:30pm Closing Prayer and Flag Ceremony

Your Scout can lead any combination of activities, games, presentations, arrange a guest speaker, off-site trips, work on the theme’s specific merit badge, etc. The options are wide open, with limited restrictions. Look through the upcoming themes and decide if you, a family member, friend, neighbor, other have specific knowledge or experience within the theme. If you don’t have any, then pick a week within a theme your Scout wants to learn more about. If you need help getting started, please let me know. It is okay for the parent(s) to help mentor their Scout behind the scenes putting the meeting together.

A key to keeping our Scouts engaged and genuinely excited about Scouts are the weekly meetings. The better the weekly meetings, the more successful we are keeping our Scouts moving forward and away for other less desirable activities.

The current themes and open meeting dates are below. Please select one or two open dates and email me at [email protected]. Thanks for your help.

May – Forestry

  • May 2 – OPEN
  • May 9 – OPEN
  • May 16 – D. Achor
  • May 23 – OPEN
  • May 30 – OPEN

June – Camping

  • June 6 – OPEN
  • June 13 – E. Achor
  • June 20 – Court of Honor
  • June 27 – OPEN

July – Citizenship

  • July 4 – No meeting
  • July 11 – No meeting, Summer Camp
  • July 18 – B. Bollimpalli
  • July 25 – OPEN

August – Physical Fitness

  • August 1 – OPEN
  • August 8 – OPEN
  • August 15 – OPEN
  • August 22 – OPEN
  • August 29 – OPEN

September – First Aid

  • September 5 – N. Murphy
  • September 12 – I. Achor
  • September 19 – R. Bollimpalli
  • September 26 – M. DeBarros

We still need someone to lead the Tuesday, May 2 meeting. If no one can, we will have a Rank and Merit Badge focused meeting. If you can lead the meeting, please let me know right away and thanks! If your Scout is part of the PLC, we will have our regularly scheduled PLC meeting next week.

See you all soon,

Scoutmaster T648