Citizenship in the community

A guide for Boy Scouts to earn the community citizenship merit badge that explains what the qualities of good citizenship are, and discusses public meetings, local issues, and other related topics.

Natchitoches Parish Court House
  1. On a map of your community or using an electronic device, locate and point out the following:
    1. Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/services facility
    2. Fire station, police station, and hospital nearest your home
    3. Parks, playgrounds, recreation areas, and trails
    4. Historical or other interesting points of interest
Troop 60 had a walking tour of Natchitoches Parish historic district to identify important Government entities to meet requirements for citizenship in the community merit badge.
Natchitoches Parish Fire Department

Happy Halloween from BSA

Troop 60 assisted Nicole Connell, District Executive for the Netami District of the Norwela Council at the Natchitoches Witch Way to Main Street this weekend.

Witch way to Main Street is a trick or treat event in the downtown area where organizations and businesses can give away candy and offer fun activities for local youth.

Trick or treaters got candy and were able to play a game that was made by a local boy-scout troop
Scouts entertained the trick or treaters while also being able to share with them the fun of scouting

September 2, 2021- Troop 60 Service Project Hurricane Ida Relief

Troop 60 donated almost $600 worth of food and supplies for victims of Hurricane Ida. The Dawson family transported the items to those in need.

While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community. — BSA

Scouts worked together to determine how best to maximize the use of the donation made for hurricane Ida relief . They opted for nonperishable food, paper products, personal items and pet food.
They worked together to stay within budget.
They developed a plan before shopping .

BSA Troop 60 sells Popcorn at the Natchitoches Car Show – October 2, 2021

Every year, Scouts from all over the country sell popcorn as an annual fundraiser to help them raise money for activities.

When selling popcorn Scouts Learn…
• How to help others around them
• Points of the Scout Law
• How to earn their own way in Scouting • How to be part of something bigger
• The value of hardwork
• To develop lifelong skills

Thank you to everyone who stopped to help the Scouts today! We are amazed by the community support.

Campmasters Popcorn Sales

Scouts received popcorn sales flyers at the last meeting. They can start sales now and work toward prizes. Collect money as you sell please- checks can be made out to Norwela.

Instructions for using online popcorn sales is available at the link below. I’ve added everyone based on the email on your application- you can place orders and can post on Facebook- access the link below for details.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1HPXuf2ZQQclpdUCp_3lBO7aKgxo8cqKjgMBh7l5CHys/edit

We will be selling popcorn Saturday October 2nd from 7am to 4pm at the Natchitoches car show- please wear your class A uniform.

Geocaching May 24, 2021

Koda Deblieux, Troop 60 senior patrol leader and instructor, used the EDGE method to teach scouts how to use a GPS unit.
Scouts teamed up and designed their own Geohunts. They chose themes and set up a course with four waypoints. Noah, patrol leader, and Koda are setting waypoints on the GPS.
Scouts played the game and used GPS to locate caches. Grace locates one on an old tractor.
Grace, Griffen and Jacob carefully choose a location for placing their cache themed “survivor”.

Troop 60 service project

Troop 60 spent Saturday working at the local Food Pantry to refurbish three of their deep freezers.

The freezers were rusting on the inside threatening to shorten their use life.
Scouts sanded, cleaned and painted the freezers on the inside and outside
Scouts wore safety gear while working
Scouts assist with food distribution as an ongoing service project – this project is an extension of their support of this very important service to our community.

April 9, 2021 Virtual Meeting. —Geocaching—

Troop 60 met this week for their second week of working on the merit badge for Geocaching.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
Nick Maxey taught the scouts via a Zoom meeting
Scouts discussed how the Scout Law aligns with the rules of Geocaching.