Jan-Feb 2008 Stuff
Merit Badge University went well. It was a cold day, and since the DP Culp center was being remodeled, we met in Brooks Gym. It was a bit chaotic, but everyone found where they needed to go.
We still have apple butter to sell! $5 a pint or $4.50 for two pints or more.
Feb 8-10 is the council-wide Klondike Derby. The location is the Roan Mtn State Park. This will involve camping 2 nights, a sled-race competition, and other races like tying knots, building the fastest fire, etc. Should be a lot of fun!
We will probably start meeting again on Mondays rather than Tuesdays, to be announced.
This summer, a Survivorman Day is in the works. Scouts will be given minimal supplies and use their own ideas for shelter and prepare food. This will be done closely supervised, but to allow the boys to think creatively and enhance survival skills, and have fun, too!
Coming up, probably the first or second week in February, will be Scout Week. It is the Scouting anniversary. We will give a Wednesday night presentation at the church, thanking the church for their support and helping to send scouts to camp.
Camp will be coming before we know it. (June) It's a good opportunity to get some requirements checked off for rank advancements as well as earning merit badges. And it's a lot of fun, too.
A committee member has stated that when a scout works hard to get his First Class rank, he will take those scouts camping at the Gatlinburg/Cades Cove area as a reward. That's another incentive to work hard in getting the ranks complete!
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