Michael H was meeting leader. Troop Guides Gavin and Stephen taught Scout 6 Pocket Knife Safety to the new scouts. Adam followed up with 1st Class 7ab Making Slings & Stretches. ASM Mr. Hummel had a session of Personal Management. There will not be a merit badge session next week. The rock climbing camping trip with Iron Chef contest was planned. Yesterday concluded the two week review of scouts, reviewing their handbooks and talking about what they have left before the next rank. Handbooks were reviewed for new scouts who brought their handbooks (Max, Noah, Gabriel, Matt, Miles, and David). Handbook and advancement discussion were reviewed for Jake, Ethan, and Nick. Scouts are encouraged to ask the Advancement Committee for a review any time.
Tenderfoot 4ab training was conducted using EDGE by Adam for Will and Roland. Tenderfoot 6a was conducted by Evan, Tommy, Ben, Ryan, Ian, and Russell for the new scouts and Will, however double signoffs will need to be completed next week for all the scouts present for the training. A guest speaker presented to the troop. ASM Brandon Hummel covered Requirement 4 for Communications where Artur spoke about a job as a cantor and Charlie spoke about his dad's job. Photos of new members were taken by Ms. Fountain. Scoutmaster Scott Howie gave the scoutmaster minutes. Next week Personal Management will cover Requirement 10. 4/25 for Communications will cover Requirement 8, only for those attending the Rock Climbing Campout the weekend of April 21st.
Evan, Kyle, and Michael led the meeting. Gavin taught Scout 1e, 3ab. Adam started Tenderfoot 4ab. Mr. Noe demo'ed cooking. Mr. Hummel held a Personal Management session. A new parent orientation meeting was presented by Mr. Rittner, Mr. Howie, Mr. Wise, Ms. Howie, and Ms. Fountain. Scoutmaster Howie ended the night making an analogy to "breaking in his new boot" to the new and shiny scouts in shirts too big for them. The new scouts will go on a Boy Scout journey through merit badges, camping trip, troop meetings, community service, etc. like his boots have experienced in the years of Boys Scouts, soon to continue on a journey to Philmont for another 100 miles of adventure. The new boots are now dirty and worn, a relic of the Boy Scout journey, a journey the new scouts will experience too.