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.
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!!!