Order of the Arrow Elections

At Thursday night’s meeting, representatives from Caddo Lodge 149 came to oversee elections to Order of the Arrow, BSA’s honor society. Those elected by their peers into Order of the Arrow reflect the best of Scouting and cheerful service to others.

Caddo Lodge Chief Joseph Ligon explained to the Troop what OA is and what OA members do, and then passed out ballots with the names of Troop 60 Scouts who qualify for OA.

There will be a ceremonial call-out at a future meeting for those Scouts who were elected.

Then, in preparation for our next adventure, the backpacking trip, Mark displayed several different types of hiking backpacks and what needs to be packed and how for a successful overnight backpacking trip. The Scouts were amazed at how quickly their packs would weigh 25 pounds…

Scouts received a generic packing list with instructions about how best to adapt that to Louisiana hiking, discussed gear, and talked about the primitive aspects of next weekend’s adventure. Please help your Scout be prepared for the trip! They know what they need, so have a conversation with your child about backpacking efficiently and smartly.

A few reminders: Troop 60 has a service opportunity this Saturday at Cane River Food Pantry from about 8:30-10ish. Please be sure there is an adult leader present before leaving your Scout at the site, and stay close for a prompt pick-up.

Also, Troop 60 has been invited to the annual Methodist Men’s Scout Sunday breakfast on February 18th at 7:30 am. The MM organization is a big supporter of BSA and Troop 60, so please plan to bring your Scout in Class A uniform and have a wonderful breakfast that morning, in our regular meeting room.

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