March 28 was Great!

Tonight Troop 60 Scouts broke into patrols and instructor groups to make progress on the Trebuchets and on rank advancement requirements. The Bread and Snowball Patrols worked on their lashings and knots to attach arms to their structures.

Meanwhile, the SPL pulled Scouts aside to work on missing rank advancement requirements.

One Scout acquired signatures on his Eagle Project Proposal (Yay Stephen!), another Scout is now ready for a Scoutmaster Conference for First Class (Yay Koda!), and a third is ready to request a Board of Review for Tenderfoot (Yay Alex!). Congrats to everyone for their hard work tonight.

Two Life Scouts completed their Eagle Projects this weekend!

Troop 60 Scouts have spent the last two weekends assisting with the completion of Eagle projects benefiting Marthaville School. Eagle Projects provide service to the community while enabling Life Scouts to demonstrate their leadership.

John Martinez created, planned, organized, and led the installation of a beautiful garden in front of the school Health Center.

Caleb Martinez created, planned, organized, and led his project to fix and improve the flagpole in front of the school, which was previously unusable, and install a new, durable rope, flag, and lighting.

Congratulations to Caleb and John for providing such valuable service to the community and for taking another step on their trails to Eagle Scout!

March 21st meeting

What a busy meeting! Troop 60 Scouts broke into patrols tonight and worked on painting their 3-D printed logo art projects.

Others caught up on missed requirements with one of the ASMs, so all participating Scouts have completed their Art merit badge!

Scouts then spent some time discussing plans for attending Summer Camp in June (Week 1). Scouts talked about their camp experiences and they all made a list of the merit badges they would like to take and filled out the registration forms.

Finally, the Scoutmaster proudly distributed recently-earned merit badges: lots of awards have been earned in the last few weeks!

Eagle Court of Honor

Last night Troop 60 members and guests celebrated Griffin’s achievement of Eagle Scout rank at his Eagle Court of Honor!

Griffin was recognized for his many accomplishments in Scouting, and he recognized the many people who have helped him on his trail to Eagle, including his parents and mentors in Scouting. He gave an inspiring speech about the ways he has grown since he joined as a Cub Scout and encouraged his fellow Scouts to persist on their paths toward Eagle rank.

Then we all enjoyed a lovely reception.

Congratulations to Griffin! Eagle is a life-long honor.

Please note that this weekend is busy with service opportunities! On Saturday morning, we are meeting at Marthaville School for Eagle Service Projects, which require Life Scouts to lead others: please attend! On Saturday at 2 we have the chance to help the Friends of the Library with their book sale clean-up, and they need help loading up boxes of books that don’t sell. On Sunday at 7:30am is the Methodist Men’s Breakfast featuring Troop 60, so please come in Class A to talk about what Scouting means to you. MM is very supportive of our Troop, so let’s make the effort to talk about Troop 60. After the breakfast we will all meet back out at Marthaville School for more Eagle Project work.

2019 American Legion Oratorical State Finals

Today members of Troop 60 presented the colors to open the 2019 State Finals of the American Legion Oratorical competition. The oratorical contest participants are faced with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of US law, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.

This is the second year that Troop 60 Scouts have presented the flag and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the State Finals.

February 28

Tonight Troop 60 Scouts saw the outcomes of their 3-D designing last week when Professor Hyams gave them their printed figures.

They look amazing! Then Scouts learned how to use the jewelry lab to remove the raft from the bottom of their figures and trim, file, and otherwise prepare their figures for painting.

Scouts then began painting with enamel paint, which we will finish up back at the Wesley Center.

Thank you Professor Hyams for leading Troop 60 through the Art merit badge!

Gentle reminder: we are NOT meeting next week while the Parish schools are out for Spring Break.