Court Of Honor
On April 25th Troop 323 and 3323 held a court of honor at All Saints Lutheran Church. During the Court of Honor, scouts get to recognize for their accomplishments over the past few months, including ranks and merit badges earned. Most of the new Scouts earned their Scout rank, and several older scouts earned various ranks. This is the last COH for this scouting year, at the next one we will be welcoming two new SPLs and two new scoutmasters!
April 22-23 was the annual R-C outing with the Pack. Troop 323 and 3323 joined Pack 323 at Camp R-C for their last outing of the year. They took hikes, the older scouts taught skills to younger scouts, and Mr. McCauley cooked a delicious meal. Also, there were scouts skits, and corny jokes in the amphitheater. The pack had a fun time hanging out with the troop, and they can’t wait to crossover.
On April 15-16 Troop 323, and Troop 3323 had their beginners backpacking trip for the scouts who just crossed at the last outing. Prior to the trip, the troops prepared the new by showing how backpacking was different from car camping, and how to pack a backpack. However, there is no better way to learn than just going out and experiencing it for yourself. The new scouts along with the troop hiked 1.5 miles to the camping spot, learned how to set up their tents, and cooked a yummy meal of tortellini. It was a hot weekend, but that didn’t discourage anyone, it was a successful outing and no new scouts were scared from the experience, so I call that a win.
Gage Kloft Eagle Project
On Saturday March 25 Gage Kloft completed his Eagle Project, getting him one step closer to earning his eagle scout rank. Gage worked with the Save Our Mountains Foundation and the North Mountain visitor Center. He put up QR codes that linked to a website with pictures and explanations of the plants and animals in the areas surrounding the trails.
Annual Crossover Outing at Bumble Bee Ranch
On March 18-19 troop 323 and 3323 held their Annual Crossover Outing at Bumble Bee Ranch. This outing was well attended by scouts from both troops. The new scout patrol, the eagles, has seven new scouts five of which are in troop 323, and the other two in 3323. These new scouts learned a bunch of new skills from personal fitness to tying knots to building fire! The evening persisted of the crossover ceremony, the flag retirement ceremony, dad jokes and delicious cobbler. Overall it was another successful crossover outing.