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Scoutmaster Update: August 14, 2016

  1. Kid Cook at home week
  2. Adventure Day- August 20th
  3. First Troop Meeting-August 22nd 7:00 PM; FPC
  4. Camping Calendar – First campout – September 9-11
  5. National Youth Leadership Training – Registration is open

Did you know August 13-21 is Kid Cook at home week?

OK, I made this up however after a very detailed review of uncompleted rank requirements it is very clear our scouts will need to do a lot of cooking on upcoming camping trips in order to advance.  You can help them by having them pick a recipe, help shop for the ingredients, cook the food, and clean the kitchen.  And I am not talking about microwaving pizza pockets.  The “sniff test” is what would I want my son to be able to cook for his girlfriend’s parents the first time he invites them to dinner.

Food related: Please let me know if your scout is a vegetarian.  I know of three and for obvious reasons would like to group them in a single patrol.

Adventure Day- August 20th

Please register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/troop-11-aviation-day-registration-27061314119
The August Troop 11 outing will focus on an introduction for Aviation Merit Badge.  A group outing with a focus on airport operations and history —  a good start for those interested in working on the Aviation MB, and a fun and interesting day out for anyone who wants an unusual behind the fence tour.

8:15 meet at Church
8:30 depart for Ellington Field

9:00 to 11:00
Tour of various facilities at Ellington, includes a tour of the inside of the Air Traffic control tower, and a behind the scenes look at the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) functions going on there.  An FBO is a commercial business granted the right by an airport to operate on the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction and other services.

11:30 – 12:30 lunch at Whataburger or similar.

1:00
Guided tour of Hobby Airport Museum with access to on-site event “Wings and Wheels” after the tour.

2:30 depart for church.
3:00 arrival at church

First Troop Meeting-August 22nd 7:00 PM; FPC

We will hit the ground running by working on the Tenderfoot fitness requirement, which takes a month to complete and was not covered at summer camp.  We will also start planning for our next campout as there will be no troop meeting September 5th – Labor Day.

Camping Calendar – First campout – September 9-11

Once again Troop 11 will be tubing for our September campout.  This is one of our most popular trips and a great way to beat the heat.  We will also be working very hard to finish-up rank advancement and other partials leftover from summer camp.  Thank you to Bert Adkins for volunteering to be the Person-in-Charge (PIC) for this trip.

I am also attaching the Troop’s camping calendar.  I think we have a wide variety of interesting trips planned and I look forward to a lot of parental involvement.  Please let me know if there is a particular trip you would like to attend.

National Youth Leadership Training

December 18-23, 2016

Bovay Scout Ranch

This course is an exciting, 6-day action-packed program to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts.

NYLT centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. Through a wide range of activities, presentations, challenges, games, and adventures, participants will work, learn and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.
Prerequisites: Boy Scouts (first class and above), Varsity Scouts and Venturers may participate if they:
have completed Troop Leadership Training Troops or Crews in their unit;
are between 14-18 years old, (Venturers between 14-20) may participate in NYLT
have unit leader’s recommendation
attend the mandatory orientation class
For more information and to register, click here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,

Sean