April 25th

Troop 60 Scouts worked on trebuchets and designed the baskets/slings/method of holding the payload, making materials lists and plans to acquire the necessary parts to complete that aspect of their trebuchets.

They also discussed incomplete merit badges and missing advancement requirements, talked about the upcoming Pack 20 crossover ceremony, and made final registrations for summer camp for any scouts not yet signed up.

Please note upcoming events:

May 20 (Monday) 6:00 pm at the Provencal Community Center: Pack 20 Crossover Ceremony. This is the ceremony where Webelos transform into Scouts, and we need Scouts in full uniform to do opening flags, escort cubs through the scripted ceremony, and welcome Webelos across the bridge and into Troop 60.
May 31-June 1 (Friday-Saturday) Southern Stone climbing overnight adventure.
Please contact the Scoutmaster so she can get a headcount of attending Scouts for these two events. The Pack 20 Cubmaster needs to know how many Scouts will attend so she can complete the script for the crossover ceremony, and the SM also needs to know how many can attend Southern Stone to schedule transportation and pay the remaining registration fees (covered by the funds raised last year). Thanks!

April 11th regular meeting

Most Scouts are already doing requirements for merit badges and don’t even know it! Tonight Scouts reviewed their advancement reports and completed requirement 2 for the Scholarship merit badge, discussing the various merits of different types of planning and organization strategies and talking about their own school homework “agendas” (req 2.c).

Then, their Scoutmaster, who happens to be a university professor, demonstrated how different research methods resulted in different outcomes, showing how using more than one source in library databases, google, google scholar, and google books enable more in-depth and useful research results (and Scouts were excited to learn especially about google books and google scholar, which allow for in-text searching and access to a greater variety of materials than any one library can provide) (req 2.d).

When we next meet on April 25, Scouts who wish to complete the Scholarship merit badge should bring: evidence of Bs or higher on school grades or evidence of improvement (req 1); evidence of behavior, leadership, and service at school or homeschool have been satisfactory (req 3); and a 250-300 word report about how education is valuable to the Scout now and in the future OR a 250-300 word report about two careers that interest the Scout and how specific classes and good scholarly efforts will help him achieve his goals (req 5).

We will also discuss their participation in extracurricular activities or participation in a group project at the meeting to complete req 4.

During part of this meeting, Koda completed his Board of Review: please join me in congratulating our newest First Class Scout!

(Gentle reminder that we are not meeting April 18th. Our next meeting is April 25th. Have a lovely Easter weekend!)

April 4th meeting

Tonight Troop 60 Scouts continued working on incomplete merit badge and rank requirements while others made progress on their trebuchet.

Some added the finishing touches to their 3-D printed art projects:

The SPL and ASPL reviewed missing requirements together and made a plan to assist those Scouts who need help to finish their badges.

They helped one Scout with Citizenship in the Nation:

And assisted other Scouts with Trebuchet building!

Congratulations to Koda, who had his Scoutmaster Conference for First Class and is now ready for his Board of Review! And congrats to Stephen, who submitted his Eagle Scout Project paperwork to council for approval!

This weekend is the Order of the Arrow Spring Fellowship. We hope that all eligible Troop 60 Scouts will plan to attend Fall Fellowship the first weekend in October and complete their Ordeal or Brotherhood challenge. Please note there is a new page on our website with OA information: you can find it in the header below our site picture.