Monthly Archives: January 2012

Troop Meeting Recap (1/30/2012)

Last night’s meeting was a lot of fun.  First we celebrated the advancement of several scouts:  Thomas C. was awarded Communications MB and Star Rank.  Thomas completed the requirements prior to his 18th birthday and has now left our troop … Continue reading

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Why is it important to remember the past?

In a prior post I asked why is it important to study history?  Some of the possible answers included things like: to help us better understand people and societies; to help us understand change; and to help us better define … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (1/23/2012)

Last night we split our troop into small groups and worked on Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.  Using materials gathered from web-based sources, we held discussions about the requirements and how to fulfill them. By the end of the … Continue reading

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2012 Inter-Troop Klondike – CANCELLED!

With much regret, but a desire to keep our families safe in what has turned out to be very heavy weather conditions at the event location, the scoutmasters have decided to CANCEL the event today. We have not discussed a … Continue reading

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2012 Inter-Troop Klondike UPDATE

As of Friday, 1/20/2012, the Inter-Troop Klondike is ON.  Each scoutmaster agreed to PUSH BACK the START time to 10 AM.  This will give families time to clean the snow off of their vehicles, get a hearty breakfast and not … Continue reading

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2012 Valley Forge Pilgrimage

Why participate in a day of history lessons – especially in the cold weather?  What’s the value of studying history? Peter N. Stearns authored an interesting article that appears at the American History Association’s web site (http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/WhyStudyHistory.htm).  His article begins; … Continue reading

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Troop Meeting Recap (1/16/2012)

I’ve long observed from prior experience that the troop meeting that immediately precedes a Klondike Derby tends to be the single most chaotic (and fun) troop meeting of the year.  Everyone is anticipating the competition and anxious to make certain that their … Continue reading

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