Scoutmaster's Minute

 

Welcome to 2013!

Today marks the beginning of a new year for Troop 16.  We have lots to be appreciative for from the past years and we have a lot to look forward to for many years to come.  This past year we had our best Popcorn Fundraiser in our history and had 6 boys earn FREE Summer Camp and Winter Camp!  We also completed our first, of what we hope to be many, Eagle Scout Service Projects and now have our very first Eagle Scout from the new Troop 16!

So, how can we make this year even better?  Well, it is time to start working on that right now!  New campouts such as going to Shiloh Military Park are being added to the calendar for this year.  About 8 of our Scouts will be attending the 2013 National Jamboree this year!  We have a great core of adults who help keep this Troop running and excelling and I can't thank them enough. 

In the next few meetings, we will be going over what events we have coming up and what we need to do to prepare for them.  We will also be meeting with our Patrol Leaders Council to go over what our goals for the year should be and how we plan to accomplish those goals.

A few of my goals include:

  • Advance Webelos to 2nd Class Rank
  • Increase membership by 5 youth
  • Increase participation from parents
  • Complete all training for registered adult leaders

What are your goals for yourself?