April 2023 Tent Repair
Earning Big G Gold.
On April 9th, troops 323 and 3323 went up to Heard Scout Pueblo for a service project. Scouts were repairing the tents that are used at Geronimo during the summer. This service project is one of the requirements to earn Big G Gold this year at summer Camp.
On Friday March 11 through Saturday March 12 Troops 3/323 came together with other scouts to help Connor Perdue completed his eagle project, bringing him one step closer to earning the Eagle Rank. Several volunteers gathered at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church to assist Conner with his project. Conner’s project was to create a concrete trash pad for the Church. Scouts dug out an area for the pad to go and scattered all of the excess dirt. They assisted in creating the forms for the slab. Finally Around 9:30 AM on Saturday a small concrete truck came and poured the concrete. Now it just needs to cure and the Church will have a trash pad that it will be able to use for years!
A major element of the Scouts BSA is volunteer work, and on February 4 troop 323 and 3323 had another great year of scouting for food. Troop 323 has hosted an annual food drive for Mom’s Pantry (13440 N Cave Creek Rd). Scouts passed out flyers promoting this event the week prior to the food drive. Then on the day of the drive scouts collected bags of food from people’s houses in total they collected 1,911 pounds of food.
Wow, that’s a lot of food!!!
On the morning of Mar. 26th our troop held this year’s Spring Church Cleanup at All Saints Lutheran Church. We had 17 people who came to help. We did many small housekeeping jobs, alongside some other larger jobs, like power washing the church courtyard. We cleaned the concrete floor, the path to the reflection point, cleaned the playground and windows, and moved all the tables to the correct rooms
The Troop would like to thank CJ Corso for organizing and running the event. Also, all the adults who helped, including Ms. Newell, Ms. Corso, and Mr. Geer. Our final thanks are to all the scouts who showed up to help clean the church.
This year’s Scouting For Food was a major success
with Troop 3/323 and pack 323 gathering over 2,200 pounds of food!!!
Throughout Saturday, morning Feb 5th, patrols went around the community picking up bags of food. We donated all of the collected food to Mom’s Pantry. They are very appreciative of the food.
Thanks to all the scouts, and adults who participated. Also, give thanks to all the people who donated to Scouting For Food