June 27th Court of Honor

Troop 60 Scouts and their supporters celebrated a very special Court of Honor June 27th: 12 youth received recognition in the Troop, having earned 7 rank advancements, 61 merit badges, and 10 Eagle Palms since the December CoH. 4 Life Scouts advanced in the process of earning Eagle and 3 attained their Eagle Scout rank and celebrated their Eagle advancement last night!

Stephen Wheat, Caleb Martinez, and John Martinez received their Eagle Rank medallions and awards and thanked their parents and other supporters for all their help on their Eagle trails, inspiring other Scouts to follow their lead and renew their Scout spirit.

Statistics show that only 4% of BSA Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout: these three young men have joined the small, worthy number of BSA youth who have achieved the highest rank of Eagle, and Troop 60 is so proud of their many accomplishments! In order to earn Eagle, each of these young men has completed more than 300 different requirements and truly embody the Scout Oath, Law, and Motto. They have shown they can rise to the great responsibilities of Eagle with dedication, honor, and genuine leadership. CONGRATULATIONS STEPHEN, CALEB, and JOHN!

Troop 60 will be on break until school returns in August. Have a lovely summer!

Summer Camp was a success!

Troop 60 Scouts returned from a long hot week at camp yesterday, but what a week it was!

Among so many other things, Scouts did metalworking

And leatherworking

And made impressions of animal tracks in Nature

They learned Lifesaving

And welding

And built wooden towers

And took naps wherever they could.

They celebrated birthdays

And Eagle Boards of Review!

Hopefully all the Scouts are now well-rested and recovered from their busy week at camp! The Troop 60 Court of Honor is this Thursday, June 27th, when we will recognize the achievements of our Scouts since January, including the celebration of our three newest Eagle Scouts! Please arrive at 6:45 so we can begin the ceremonies promptly at 7 pm, with a reception following.

Summer Camp

Troop 60 Scouts attending summer camp at Kinsey this week are having loads of fun despite the variable weather (Rain! Heat! More rain!).

Scout artists designed and drew their camp “Hairy Nosed Wombats Wearing Pants Patrol” flag–lots of talent in our troop!

They’ve also been doing shooting sports, nature, basketry, metal work, motor boats, personal fitness, reptiles and amphibians, welding, fishing, aviation, and lifesaving classes, and three scouts completed Red River Rifles.

Their SM is thrilled with the level of enthusiasm they are showing, especially our Troop “Scout Spirit” leader who cheerfully sings along with the camp songs.

We’re also proud of Austin, who is staffing camp this summer!

Last night, Scouts started a fire and made s’mores with pre-melted chocolate (it’s been HOT!).

This morning started with thunder and rain, but seems to be clearing up for another pretty day.


Tonight the trebuchets were put into action! Patrols had a friendly range competition to see which trebuchet could launch tennis balls and water balloons the greatest distance, testing different pull strategies and having a LOT of fun! What a great conclusion to their months of teamwork turning pine staves from raw wood into functioning siege weapons.

Meanwhile, Stephen successfully completed his Scoutmaster Conference for his Eagle Scout Rank: Congratulations, Stephen!

Gentle reminder that there is no meeting next week while we are at summer camp. We return June 27 to celebrate our Court of Honor: hope to see everyone there!


Tonight Scouts broke into patrols and installed the sling/bucket/launching containers on their trebuchets. After a few false starts, both groups ended up using plastic bowls.

Meanwhile, the SPL worked with Grace as she demonstrated her outstanding knot work skills!

Next week: TREBUCHET LAUNCH COMPETITION! And preparation for summer camp.

Please make sure your schedules also note the Court of Honor scheduled for June 27th. You should hear from our CoH Planner with details and requests for party contributions soon.

Our remaining schedule:

We will then take a break until August when school is back in session.

Southern Stone Climbing Gym

Scouts from Troop 60 spent Friday night climbing the walls at Southern Stone in Lafayette. After learning about safety, belaying and climbing rules, and practicing the audible commands, Scouts had free reign of the rock walls for hours of fun during the lock-in overnight camp-in 🙂

Two Scouts also requested Scoutmaster Conferences: congratulations to Noah for successfully completing his SM Conference for First Class Rank and Caleb for successfully completing his SM Conference for Eagle Scout Rank!