Monthly Archives: November 2011

Devotional – “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

A question that resonates in most people is “what do you want to be when you grow up?”  This typically refers to an occupation or career choice and inspires us to “dream big”. How did you first answer that question?  … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (11/21/2011)

Two scouts led a discussion about the hazards, consequences and reasons to avoid controlled substances such as illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco.  This was done to help other scouts complete “Second Class” requirement 9a: Participate in a school, community, or … Continue reading

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“…and to keep myself Physically Strong, Mentally Awake and Morally Straight”

The Scout Oath consists of three parts – Duty to God, Duty to Others and Duty to Self. This last third of the oath is further split between our duties to “maintain” our bodies, minds and spirit. Without fulfilling our … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (11/14/2011)

We had a very busy meeting night (again)!  Some of the meeting highlights: There were three Boards of Review for Tenderfoot, First Class and Life! Each patrol had a one-hour meeting to discuss upcoming events, and to inventory their patrol … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (11/7/2011)

Last night was an unusual meeting in that we did a service project, conducted a flag ceremony for another group’s meeting, did a post-trip debrief, held multiple scoutmaster conferences, shuffled our patrol membership and held troop elections.  The North Jersey Home Schoolers … Continue reading

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Over the top Eagle COH Cakes

The National Eagle Scout Association recently posted (to facebook) photos of some highly elaborate cakes that were made to celebrate the Eagle Court of Honor. These cakes can be made by local bakeries by showing them photos and asking whether they … Continue reading

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National Constitution Center (11/05/2011)

Our scout troop participated in the National Constitution Center‘s (NCC’s) Scout Day program.  This program is designed to help scouts better understand the roles and responsibilities of citizenship, the design of our government and especially how the constitution acts as … Continue reading

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