Last night, our ASPL, Kurtis W. led the troop in preparations for our first Pinewood Derby. Kits were handed out, rules covered and car designs discussed. Both scouts and dads are welcome to race and cars will be judged on speed and design.
We’re aiming to run our race on April 9th during our normally scheduled troop meeting.
We also broke into teams to further prepare for next week’s cooking competition and at least one team feels supremely ready to take on all comers.
Finally, we started working on Communications Merit Badge as a group (many of the requirements call for group discussions or presentations in front of a group). We completed requirement #1-d and #4. Those scouts who participated now have a partial complete on the badge (with seven requirements left to go).
Scouts should be working on their five minute speech (requirement #3). We’ve suggested that if they focus their speech on their home town, it could count towards Citizenship in the Community requirement #8:
- Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school.
Next meeting will be on March 26 @ 7 PM.