April 9, 2021 Virtual Meeting. —Geocaching—

Troop 60 met this week for their second week of working on the merit badge for Geocaching.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
Nick Maxey taught the scouts via a Zoom meeting
Scouts discussed how the Scout Law aligns with the rules of Geocaching.

Emergency Preparedness and community service

Troop 60 helped serve the community today while getting to experience first hand the work involved in meeting community health needs during a pandemic as they volunteered to assist with COVID-19 vaccination distribution.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center will administer over 3,000 vaccines to the public this week. Scouts participated in this distribution service.

Scouts are often asked to help with directing crowds during community emergency events
Scouts learn leadership skills when participating in community events
Community Emergency Service-lending a helping hand with communication
Scouts know about emergency sanitation

Chess Merit Badge, physical fitness and Service Hours—November 12, 2020

This week, Troop 60 began learning about the game of chess. Koda, as instructor, taught the scouts the history, benefits and strategy of the game. He reviewed the chess pieces, their moves, scoring and stages of the game.

As Patrol Leader, Noah discussed the importance of physical fitness and the various forms exercise can take and encouraged scouts to continue their work toward their physical challenge of logging 30 minutes of activity per day 5 days a week for 4 weeks. This is part of the requirement for rank advancement to second class.

…to keep myself physically strong…

Cane River Food Pantry

On Saturday scouts served the community by volunteering at the Cane River Food Pantry, assisting families in need during difficult times and in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

….to help other people at all times…