Patrols continued working on pine poles, using draw knives to strip their bark in turns while maintaining knife safety and using the EDGE method to be sure each Scout had opportunity to learn and guide others.
And advanced photo avoidance methods were employed!
The October 11th meeting of Troop 60 was a busy one! Scouts opened the meeting and then proceeded outside to discuss draw knife safety before taking turns in teams to strip the bark off pine staves in preparation for building a trebuchet.
Meanwhile, the new leadership elected last week broke out and organized the Troop into two patrols. Then, all the youth cleaned up and headed inside to break into their new patrols and decide on patrol names and yells. They are as follows:
The “Snowballs Patrol” includes PL Austin, APL Noah, Alex, Koda, and Cody. The “Bread Patrol” includes PL Stephen, APL Trey, Jack, Gabe, Sawyer, and Seth. Jacob is Instructor, Caleb ASPL, and Griffin SPL.
Next week Winter Camp Registration and payment are DUE to Danielle. The link to the registration form is available through the Norwela Council website or in parent email from the Scoutmaster.
Troop 60 Scouts were happy to welcome Ken from Alliance Compressors and Sedrick Robinson from the Norwela Council to the meeting October 5th, where Alliance gave a generous donation to the Council in support of BSA Scouts. Thank you for your support of Scouting!
Then, Scouts held Troop leadership elections. Please join us in congratulating our new Troop leaders: Senior Patrol Leader: Griffin; Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Caleb; Patrol Leaders: Austin and Stephen; Assistant Patrol Leaders: Noah and John; Instructor: Jacob.
Next week the new leadership will meet to finalize the patrol organizations and the Troop will work on more lashings and woodworking to begin building a trebuchet!
Good luck to the Order of the Arrow ordeal members this weekend, and please remember fundraising at Super 1 on the bypass Saturday morning. Hope to see you there!