This bike trip was a sight to see. Unlike other bike trips we just rode our bikes down a huge trail. This trip was different from all the rest. We stayed in a campsite about 20 minutes from Cannon Mtn. We took a tram up to the top of Cannon Mtn which is about 4000 feet in elevation. We saw great sights from a observation platform. Next we biked a 5 mile trail all the way to flume gorge.
Today I heard from a local resident, that a scout representing Troop 37 came to their door soliciting for money. We’re not sure if this “scout” was really from Troop 37, but the official position of the Boy Scouts of America is,
“At no time are units permitted to solicit contributions for the unit or their programs.”
The Boy Scouts of America has provided long-standing guidelines on permissible fundraising activities for its units. These guidelines are intended to clearly define to the Scouting community and the community at large the role in fundraising of the National Organization, Local Councils and Units. These guidelines are based on the Charter and Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America and in compliance with IRS regulations related to nonprofit organizations. They are reviewed on a regular basis by committees of the National Executive Board as the fundraising environment is constantly changing.
David Larkin – Scoutmaster
The ten scouts that went on the Cape Cod Bike trip had a awesome time. We stopped at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore. While we were there we saw whales, and seals breaching the surface. While at the lodge, we had our first Scout Master Challenge in which we had to tie a piece of spaghetti into a square knot. After many attempts trying tie the piece of spaghetti, we managed to complete it.
Thank you to Troop 77 of Middletown, RI for inviting us to camp with you at Yawgoog Scout Reservation. The camp was awesome, and we had a great time. We hope to have you camp with us at Treasure Valley very soon.
Last Sunday, a number of scouts sacrificed their mornings to volunteer with helping the crew teams from across New England set up. Instead of being in bed, they braved 4 hours out in the rain and wind.
Instructional: Importance of exercise, physical fitness (Ryan, Spencer)
Patrol Time: Create fake exercise routines
Game: Fitness relay
Announcements: Popcorn quota: at last $100 of popcorn sold by each scout by October 31st
Instructional: Bring in bike to show proper bike handling, care, safety, etc. (Reid, Joseph)
There will also be bike inspections at this meeting
Patrol Time: Meal planning for the bike trip
Game: Human ladder game
Announcements: Fundraising event at Regatta point to help Crew unload gear
Instructional: Nutrition and maintaining a proper diet (Robby, Jackson)
Patrol Time: Classify foods in their food groups
Game: Wax Museum
Instructional: Cub scouts come to the meeting. Talk about the turkey dinner.
Patrol Time: Meal planning 2 breakfast 1 lunch
Game: Human Knots
Instructional: First Aid: treatment for hypothermia, heart attacks signs
Patrol Time: Make a list of what to pack in a first aid kit
Game: Mystery Affliction
Instructional: Totin Chip review
Patrol Time: Axe and saw quiz
Game: Axes, Saws, and Knives
Scribe- Tim Vo
The Troop will hold a Bottle & Can drive on Oct 31st, 9a-12.
Tatnuck Post – Mill Street
Responsible patrol TBD tomorrow night and Patrol Leader will be reaching out to Patrol members and their parents.
Scout Parents – we need your support for this important portion of our program to work. Please consider attending, the work is easy for parents, bring your coffee and watch the boys work!
Please spread the word to friends and family
We are also offering pick-up service for extra large amounts – three large bags minimum
Questions? – firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Yodice, a Troop 37 alumni, lost his life this week and his family is asking that donations be made in his name to our troop. If you would like to contribute please bring in a check made out to Troop 37 or you can donate online here.