Lions inspired by Eagle Scout, will collect plastic bags to create bench | Natchitoches Parish Journal

Natchitoches Lions Club Vice President Nicole Connell was invited to participate in Koda Deblieux’s Eagle Scout Presentation. Koda reached out to the Natchitoches Lions Club several months ago and asked them to participate in his Eagle Project. Lions were so impressed and inspired with his collaboration with NexTrex that they decided to start a project…
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Troop 60 Campout June 17th, 2022

Scouts set up their own tents.
They practiced wood tool safety and gathered wood for a fire.
They worked as a team to build a fire.
And learned about fire safety.
Ended the evening with s’mores , star gazing and visiting.
Scouts rose early the next morning to prepare breakfast.
Scouts learned about cooking safety.
Bacon and eggs on the menu.
After breakfast Troop 60 studied basic map-and-compass skills and practiced taking a bearing.
Troop 60 members discussed patrol spirit and chose the Natchitoches Ninjas as a patrol name, designed an emblem and flag, chose a patrol call and started leaning a patrol song that they learned from a Troop 60 member of the 1960s.

Troop 60 Attends 92nd anniversary celebration dinner

Check out the link below to see the article in the Natchitoches Parish Journal. This was an amazing evening of past and present Scouts celebrating the profound impact Troop60 has had on their lives. Thanks to Nicole Connell and Mimi Stoker for organizing this special event.

Troop 60 completes the Art merit badge.

As part of the Art series Troop 60 learned
a. What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
b. The importance of art to humankind
c. What art means and how art can make one feel

They learned the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture.

They learned the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.

Louis Hyams, who instructed the scouts, is a professor in the Communication department at Northwestern State University

To complete their badge they rendered the subject of their choice in FOUR of these ways:
a. Pen and ink
b. Watercolors
c. Pencil
d. Pastels
e. Oil paints
f. Tempera
g. Acrylics
h. Charcoal
i. Computer drawing or painting

Professor Hyams taught computer aided design, 3-D printing , glass engraving, drawing and painting.
Scouts created an image and then printed on a 3-D printer.
Glass engravings
Troop 60 attended Art exhibits to study the work of artists in our community

Troop 60 volunteers at NRMC Steel Magnolia Run

Pierce Hyams lead participants in the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center annually sponsors the Steel Magnolia Run. Over the years, participants, sponsors, and volunteers have played an instrumental role in improving the health of the women of our community. NRMC Foundation is dedicated to funding advanced technologies, comfort improvements, and transportation . This year’s Steel Magnolia Run continues efforts to provide optimal care for Cancer patients in the Community.

Boyscout Troop 60 – 10 Mile Hike

Hiking is a challenging but fun-filled activity that’s very near to the heart of Scouting. If you’re hoping to become an expert hiker, earning your Hiking Marit badge will teach you everything needed to hike safely and physically prepare for any trek.

Troop 60 has completed their first of three 10- mile hikes.
  1. One 5-mile hike
  2. Three 10-mile hikes
  3. One 15-mile hike
  4. Take a hike of 20 continuous miles in one day following a hike plan you have prepared.

Troop 60 participates in flag retirement ceremony

Troop 60 with their memorial stars.

Special thanks to Kevin Shannahan for capturing these great images of the Inaugural John Masson Flag Retirement Ceremony. This collaborative effort was made possible by the Natchitoches VFW, American Legion, BSA Netami District, Troop 60 and the Natchitoches Lions Club.

Nicole Connell, District Executive for the Netami District of the Norwela Council

The event was attended by Mayor Ronnie Williams, Natchitoches Council Member and Mayor Pro Temp Betty Smith, Senator Louie Bernard and Sheriff Stuart Wright who presented Scouts with their memorial star.

The ceremony was also attended by scouts parents and families.

Hiking toward the hiking merit badge

Troop 60 taking a short break during their 5 mile hike as they walk toward completing the Hiking Merit Badge .

The Hiking merit badge is not for the faint of heart but, if a scout can commit to it, they truly have the determination needed to become an Eagle Scout. To earn the Hiking merit badge, a scout needs to complete the dreaded 20-miler, plus 5 other difficult hikes.

Sunday afternoon was a beautiful day for hiking.

Citizenship in the community

A guide for Boy Scouts to earn the community citizenship merit badge that explains what the qualities of good citizenship are, and discusses public meetings, local issues, and other related topics.

Natchitoches Parish Court House
  1. On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
    1. Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facility
    2. Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
    3. Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails
    4. Historical or other interesting points of interest
Troop 60 had a walking tour of Natchitoches Parish historic district to identify important Government entities to meet requirements for citizenship in the community merit badge.
Natchitoches Parish Fire Department