Monday, April 22, Troop 422 will participate in a flag ceremony with the Cub Scouts at the VFW.
Troop 422 will be having a campout at Bledsoe Creek April 12-14.
Healthy Greetings, Scouts and Parents!
Two forms needing your immediate attention, please…
1. Your Scout needs to have an Annual BSA Health & Medical Form on file with the Scout troop. This is for your son’s safety & to help leaders assist him as needed. It’s also to be in compliance with Boy Scout regulations.
The Annual BSA Health & Medical Form – Part A, B, and C is due by May 15th. This is for all active Scouts. If your son is going to Summer Camp, June 9 – 15. He MUST be current in order to attend camp.
1. Form Part A, B, and C. Found under “documents” at the top of the web page. “BSA Medical Form”
2. Copy of current vaccination record
3. Copy of current insurance card
Parts A & B are to be filled out by a parent/caregiver. Part C is the physical exam by the physician.
**If your son’s yearly physical is due after the May 15th date and is regulated by your insurance coverage, PLEASE let me know.**
**If your son had a physical that is current in the last 12 months, please send it to the physician to complete.**
2. Permanent Camp, Tour, Trip or Activity Permit needs to be filled out by all parents immediately. Found at the top of the web page. Documents. “Troop 422 Permission slip”
Please print out and send with your Scout to a meeting.
If any information, health or parent contact information changes between our yearly requirements, please notify myself or Scott Nodine, so we can have the most current and helpful information for your Scout.
June 10-15: The troop went to summer camp at Boxwell Reservation. At camp we get to work on various merit badges and do lots of activities such as swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, archery, rifle shooting, and so many other things. It’s a lot of fun and we have a great time going. We look forward to it every year. (Pics to come Monday on a disc for this)
July 13-15: The troop went whitewater rafting on the Ocoee. They had a great time on this trip and everyone learned a lot about whitewater rafting.
July 21: The Scout leadership staff of the troop met at Bryce’s house to work on leadership skills and just have a great time together.
August 17-19: The troop went to the Smyrna Airbase to camp for the weekend. During this campout we worked on fishing and camping MB’s. We had a great time hanging out with each other on this trip.
September 8-22: The troop set up popcorn table sales at various locations and we all did very well.
September 29: The troop went to Cogioba MBU at Austin Peay University to work on various merit badges.
October 26-28: The troop went camping at Mack Morris.
November 10-: The troop participated in the annual Poppy Sales for the veterans.
November 16-18: The troop went camping at Skymont. We went hiking, and had a great time hanging out together.
December 27-30: The troop went to Winter Camp at Boxwell
January 17-19: The troop went camping at South Cumberland Park. They went hiking.
On 2/02/2013 our troop joined troop 197 on their yearly mbu.The day started off snowy so a few of us weren’t there for the morning session.It was a long day but we learned a lot and I can’t wait to go next year
A Scout is Brave.
BSA definition - A Scout can face danger although he is afraid. He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at him or threaten him.
Selling popcorn can seem to be a mundane thing we do in scouting, however it is often one of the building blocks of being brave. Asking a family member, neighbor or church member to buy popcorn is relatively easy because we know the people we are talking to and are comfortable with them. To ask a total stranger the question “would you like to buy popcorn?”, can for some be nerve racking. This is where bravery steps in, taking the deep breathe and going for it. Next thing you know, talking to strangers isn’t that bad and may even be a little fun. Just like planning a trip 100 miles away from home, to a place you have never been before requires a bit of bravery. We strive to equip our scouts with the skills to handle situations that may arise and hope they meet each one with self-confidence and the bravery to succeed.
I am often reminded of the parable of Peter in Matthew 14:22-33. We see Peter having the bravery to get out of the boat, although he did need some help getting back. I hope as adults we show our scouts the bravery to lead, the courage to admit our mistakes, and the wisdom to know the difference. As always, I look forward to where our journey will take us, and hope we all remember to have fun along the way.
Yours in Scouting,