Here's a pretty good article from Wired this week about the continued relevancy of Scouting:
Don't forget to watch Jeopardy tonight!
A few troop notes:
1. We got our 68th Eagle Scout on Monday night.
2. Tonight we're having our 2010 OA elections, assuming we don't cancel because of the new snow storm.
3. I found out that I was approved by council for World Jamboree 2011. Next step is regional interviews.
Believe it or not, I am an Eagle Scout and not a member (I can't remember if I posted that in the thread). I was elected into it, tapped out, but for some reason never went through ordeal.
And when i got vigil, he was my guide. We still keep in regular touch.
And that was just one of the friends I made.
OA was as big a part of my scout experience as the troop, if not bigger.
Tomorrow night is my interview to see if I get a Scoutmaster position for the 2011 World Jamboree in Sweden. Yay.
But it's up in central Jersey, and I'll be there all day Saturday too. Boo.
Thanks, it went fairly well. Don't think I'll get a Scoutmaster spot only because I've never been to a World Jamboree before, but I expect to get an ASM spot.
Also found out tonight that I'm being awarded the Silver Beaver. Pretty cool.
What're you guys doing for summer camp this year?
For those who don't know, the Silver Beaver is Scouting's highest award to a volunteer.
Congratulations matt! And from all you've posted here, well deserved.The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.
We're supposed to have a Wilderness Survival themed campout this weekend where the scouts build and sleep in their own shelters. But it's freaking raining again.
Without exaggeration, it has rained every camping trip this year. It's been a bummer of a camping season.
We'll see how it goes.
We did Wilderness Survival a few weeks ago at Broad Creek. The kids shelter's were okay, but wouldn't have worked if it had rained. I think it's supposed to only rain into early Saturday. Maybe let them reinforce their structure with tarps so that they can still sleep in them?
We're hading up to Resica Falls this weekend. We had originally planned to canoe but none of the liveries are open. Which is fine because we only have like five guys camping, which is horrible considering the size of our troop. But it'll still end up being fun, if not more laid back than we're used to.