Just a few reminders:
Tomorrow, 2/28 7:00pm Troop Committee Meeting
Sunday, 3/5 Court of Honor 6:30 set up, 7:00 Court of Honor to begin
This is our annual recharter Court of Honor. We will be celebrating 104 years of being continuously chartered with the BSUMC with a cake after the Court of Honor. Please try to join us to celebrate this occasion and the achievements of your fellow scouts.
Monday 3/6 PLC 6:30
Troop Meeting 7:00 SUMMER CAMP DEPOSITS ARE DUE $100
Sunday 3/12 Daylight Savings Time begins spring ahead an hour!
NEW ADDITION...... Saturday, May 13 2:00 Stephen L. Eagle Court of Honor. Set up will begin at 1:00
We have a new Scout. When you see Louis T. be sure to give him a warm Troop 1 welcome!
At tonight's troop meeting we will hold elections for the Order of the Arrow. The Order of the Arrow (OA) is considered the National Honor Society of Scouting. According to the OA national website, the purpose of the OA is to
- Recognize those who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and through that recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition.
- Promote camping, responsible outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship as essential components of every Scout’s experience, in the unit, year-round, and in summer camp.
- Develop leaders with the willingness, character, spirit and ability to advance the activities of their units, our Brotherhood, Scouting, and ultimately our nation.
- Crystallize the Scout habit of helpfulness into a life purpose of leadership in cheerful service to others.
A Scout is eligible to become a member of the OA if
1. He is a registered member of the BSA
2. While registered, in the 2 years prior to the election, he has camped for a total of at least 15 nights with a troop, including 1, but no more than 1, long term (5 consecutive nights) trip.
3. He has achieved the rank of First Class, and must be elected by the youth members of the troop.
If elected, the candidate will be called out by the lodge at the spring camporee and will then have to attend a weekend "Ordeal" that stresses service and reflection. More information about Ordeal weekends will be available to candidates who have been voted into the OA. The Ordeal must be completed within 1 year of a candidate's election into the OA and only needs to be completed one time.
We have 3 Scouts who are eligible for the OA this year are, Andy H., Billy B., and Greg W. Careful consideration should be used when voting in OA members. It is not a question of popularity, but whether the eligible scouts best represent the Scout oath and law in their daily lives. We will have members from Kittan Lodge (our local OA lodge) with us tonight to run the elections with our Troop's OA representative, Andrew R. If you have any questions you can speak with the lodge representatives. Andrew, Mr Roby or any of the other OA members in our troop. You can recognize them by their white sash with the red arrow.
See you tonight!