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Notes from the SPL- April 2014

posted Apr 2, 2014, 5:55 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 5, 2014, 7:39 PM by Scout Masters ]

From what I have seen at the meetings, many of our newer scouts are very anxious to advance in rank. Once you get past First Class, there is something you need to do that is both important for your rank and for the community. This would be volunteering(community) and  receiving service hours(for you). For ranks Star and up, you need at least 6 hours of service. Volunteering is a good way to show what BSA does for our community, but it is also terrific advertisement for our troop. While doing the greater good for our area, you will sometimes have potential scouts ask us. All in all, service is needed for ranking up, it is wonderful support for our community, and is great way for our troop to shine.  There are many opportunities coming up including Geocaching with Cub Scouts, Highway NN Trash Pick Up and Maxwell Street Days.  So join us and volunteer! ~ Victor

Notes from the SPL - March 2014

posted Mar 4, 2014, 6:52 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 6:52 PM by Scout Masters ]

Merit badges are great, right? So isn't it just great to now have a new and refurbished Troop Library where all of the troop's merit badge books are stored? There are, give or take, 25 new additions to the Library, including:

Archery, Astronomy, Climbing, Geocaching, Robotics, Search and Rescue, Shotgun Shooting, and Sustainability.

With all these books, there should be at least one book for every merit badge offered at Summer Camp this year.

In this new Library, we have the new Sustainability merit badge book that is an Eagle required alternative to Environmental Science.

Cooking merit badge is now Eagle required and the library has the new Eagle required version of the book.

The contents of the library are online and the link to see this is as follows:

I hope this gets you guys more excited for going out and trying new and entertaining merit badges, 


Notes from the SPL - February, 2014

posted Feb 4, 2014, 4:22 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 4:22 PM by Scout Masters ]

This upcoming month is going to be a great time for our troop, jam packed full of activities. First we have Leave No Trace training coming up on the 8th, a great course  to learn about the wilderness and how to keep it wild, so I would recommend anyone who can go to attend it. Next up is a time where we can show Wisconsin how great our troop is by doing color guard at a Marquette Basketball Game on the 18th. If you should go and help out with this, you can get free admission to the game and, as mentioned earlier, it is a great way to show off our troop and support scouting. Finally, to end the moth off we are having an extremely fun outdoors activity at Wilmot Mountain where we all can have an awesome time with snow tubing, snowboarding, and skiing. The activity will be on the 21st. I hope that you all will consider going to these great scout activities this month. ~Victor

Notes from the SPL - January, 2014

posted Jan 11, 2014, 10:39 AM by Scout Masters   [ updated Jan 11, 2014, 10:39 AM ]

Electronics weekend is coming up, and I’m guessing not all of you know what it is. It’s not just an outing were we can bring our electronics to use the whole weekend, but it’s where the troop decides what we will be doing the whole year for outings and activities. Be sure to do research and then bring your ideas for outings and activities you would like to see happen.  At the Electronics weekend we discuss and vote on everyone’s choices.  At the 1/23 meeting, you will meet with your patrols to discuss where to find information on outings. You can also use that meeting to share ideas you've found so far. Please don’t wait until the last minute, start looking for ideas now. ~ Victor

Notes from the SPL - December 2013

posted Dec 10, 2013, 6:01 PM by Scout Masters   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 6:01 PM ]

Here are some of the things I hope to accomplish as the new SPL. I hope to make meetings more entertaining and fun for those who are getting bored of the same thing over and over. I want to add a inter-patrol activity at almost all meetings so each patrol will have a time to work with each other in a fun, educating way. I am also going to try to make the meetings more productive by having a new seating chart where no one is sitting behind another person so there is less talking and disruption through the meeting. - Victor

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