Our troop continues to grow and recieve additional visitors! Tonight we received three new youth applications for submission to the council, and we had a family visit with us to “check it out”.
This evening we talked about: setting up patrols; picking patrol names to start the process of establishing an “identity” for the patrol; continuing to sell popcorn both face-t0-face and through the internet; and we covered the key “stations” that our patrols will need to be prepared to handle during the upcoming Klondike Derby.
The main training topic for the evening was and introduction to basic First Aid as covered in the Boy Scout Handbook. SPL Stephen took charge of the instructional time and worked with the troop, broken into three small groups. Everyone needs to get a copy of the Boy Scout Handbook (it can be ordered online from scoutstuff.org or picked up at an area scout store). Scouts should spend time working on their first aid skills and knowledge since first aid will be one of the challenges at Klondike Derby.
The devotional was provided by Pastor Ward. His topic was “The Family of God”. How do you know that you’re part of a family? There are several ways that start with the letter “B”…..we are family by:
- “Blood” While biological families share “DNA”, families can be made from adoption. We believe that we’ve been adopted into God’s family through Christ‘s shed blood on the cross. (Rom 3:21-28; Rom 5:9; Eph 1:7; Col 1:14; 1 Pet. 1:18-19)
- “Brotherhood” Families have brothers (and/or sisters) and siblings exhibit certain characteristics like sticking up for family and getting along (Pr 18:24; Heb 13:1; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 Pet 3:8; 1 Jo 2:9-10; 1 Jo 3:14)
- “Behavior” Families have rules, traditions and customs about behavior that typify the family. As members of God’s Family we should behave consistently and in line with God’s instruction to us. (Gal 5:22-23; Php 1:7; 1 Th 4:12; 1 Tim 3:7; James 3:13; 2 Pet 3:11)
- “Babies” Families produce children to continue their legacy. As members of the Family of God, we should have biological children, but also we should offer our testimony/witness and welcome new believers into the family (Matt 28: 19-20)
We ended the evening with some Physical Training led by CAP member, Ryan C. Scouts, remember to work on your Tenderfoot requirements — specifically the physical fitness baseline measurements.