All in-person troop meetings and activities are currently on hold. The next Troop Meeting will be held online on Sunday, July 19th. The next online advancement meeting slots are scheduled for July 23rd. You can sign up for a slot on our Sign-Up Genius form.
- August 9th is the last day to turn in Patrol Award sheets prior to the Summer Court of Honor
- November 22nd is the last day to turn in Patrol Award sheets prior to the Winter Court of Honor
You can contact Mr. Wood or Mr. Goetz to get an address to mail payments to.
Congressional Award for Youth
This award is not directly scout related but definitely fits in with the goals of scouting. This program is for youth who are 13 and a half years old up to 24. It focuses on self-improvement, public service, physical fitness, and exploration (sound familiar?). You can read more about it in the Scouting Magazine Blog, or on the main award website.
The award has several levels, including certificates and medals for specific amounts of work a candidate puts into it. They are all cumulative, so they can earn the different levels along the way! The trick here is that the candidate needs to register before they start any work on the program. If your scout is thinking about working towards this award, it would be good to go ahead and get them registered so that all work going forward can count.
Council National Jamboree Informational – July 7th
Sorry for the late notice on this, but the Dan Beard Council is having an informational online Zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 7th. They will be talking about requirements, planning, and costs for scouts that wish to be apart of the Council contingent to the National Scout Jamboree next summer in 2021. If your scout has an interest this would be a great meeting to hear information regarding the event. You can register for the informational at http://www.danbeard.org/2021-national-jamboree/.
For scouts looking for service hours for rank advancement (or perhaps the congressional award above), you can still find good projects even if we can’t do them together as a troop. If you need some ideas, try reaching out to your school, church, or another charity and ask what opportunities they have for you to help. Even with COVID-19 there are many services that can still be rendered to our community. Sewing masks, picking up trash, gathering food donations, and more. You’ll need to think about any precautions that need to be used while doing the service so that you can maintain social distancing and obey any of the local and CDC guidelines. Before you start on any of them, send Mr. Wood an email to get the okay on the project.