For those who needed some practice time in a canoe or needed to demonstrate the ability to return to shore, The Troop held a paddle craft workshop on Sunday, September 12th at Lake Pleasant.
The plan was to start at 9:00 am and go until noon (or earlier if everyone is able to meet the requirement). It was an “open house” type format, so come as you are able.
We met at Lake Pleasant near the Two Cows Cove. We where down by the shoreline north of Desert Tortoise Rd. We had have 5 canoes and life jackets for those that need them.
August 14 and 15, the PLC is gathered at Bumble Bee ranch to plan out the calendar of events for 2022.
This is the yearly planning meeting where the PLC and other key scouts are invited to participate in selecting the events for the upcoming year. It’s a busy working weekend. The scouts spend most of Saturday reviewing the idea submitted by the troop at the August troop meeting. They spend time discussing the proposed outing’s travel time, cost, difficulty, and type of event. They then vote on the outing before placing it in an appropriate month based on their discussions and the outings attributes. Once the outings are defined they spend time planning meetings that help the troop prepare for the upcoming outings. They also look for opportunities to schedule other activities like the yearly December Fun troop outing.
Along with all the planning, the scouts also share the responsibility of cooking and cleanup for themselves and the Adult leadership. They enjoy some free time swimming listening to music hanging out and in the evening they gather for movies and popcorn.
Sunday after breakfast the PLC takes advantage of being together and holds the PLC meeting for August and finalizes details for the upcoming month. After that is finished they clean up and head home knowing that next year is now planned for the troop.
Rules for the Egg Drop Contest:
The device must be able to protect an egg from breaking after falling at least one story. If your egg survives, you will move on to the next round which is one story higher
The device must not exceed 8” cubic area (8” x 8” x 8”).
The following requirements are given for the loading of the device:
- The devices should not be loaded with an egg before the competition.
- All devices should be designed to be easily loaded by a third party at the
- competition, i.e. within l minute or less. (This factor may be used to determine a
- If there are special instructions for loading the device, these instructions should be provided on a regular 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper
The following materials are not allowed in the design:
- Any type of parachute contraption (designs must be able to free fall)
- Packing peanuts
- Metals (except for conjunction items such as screws, staples, paperclips, etc.),
- glass, chemical containers,
- Styrofoam (with the exception of whole Styrofoam cups), and thick wood (such as 2×4) and any food products.
Congratulations to the winners
On April 27th, at All Saints Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Troops 323 and 3323 held the first in-person Court of Honor in over a year. The event started with a flag ceremony led by the color guard Colby Schwartz and was followed by the Scout Oath and Law. During this event the scouts received many different awards, for example, Owen Wallace was the only scout to receive his Life Rank. The new scouts got to experience their first official Court of Honor, and all of them received their first rank of Scout. Some of them even received a couple of merit badges. All in all, this was a great experience since we have not been able to do this since Covid struck. It was amazing for the young scouts to be able to participate in their first Court of Honor.
The PLC selected the Eludesions Escape Rooms for this year’s December Troop meeting. December troop meetings are all about having a good time and the Escape Rooms provided plenty for all. We had enough scouts participate to take on 3 of the challenging puzzles. If you have never done this before you have to give it a try. Good Job to all that made it out to try again another day.