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Our troop has a very active outdoor activities program. We have at least one activity every month. We do lots of camping, backpacking & hiking. We also go climbing, swimming, driving, horse riding, whitewater rafting, skiing etc. Boy Scouts is much more about challenging adventure and self-sufficiency than Cub Scouts was. We do however focus on safe & age appropriate activities. Older Scouts can participate in high adventure activities out of state while all Scouts can attend a week of summer camp at Camp Geronimo.

 

 



Scoutmaster News – June 2017

June is here and school is out ! We’ll soon be wishing our Philmont Crew bon voyage as they embark on their trek the 13th to the 25th. We hope that this will be the highlight (so far!) of their Scouting careers. For those not familiar with Philmont, it’s the BSA’s premier High Adventure base, challenging Scouts with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. It’s an amazing place, and it will be great to hear their stories when they return.

There’s still time to sign up and go to Geronimo in July (July 8 through 15). It’s a great camp (just outside Payson) and Scouts can focus on not only some of the more challenging Eagle-required badges (Environmental Science, Swimming) but also some fun and educational badges (rifle shooting, horsemanship, geocaching, canoeing, etc.). Contact Mr Hartzell or myself to sign up.

This month, we will be working on the earning the Cyber Chip. While earning the Cyber Chip is a specific requirement for the earning Scout and Star ranks, the Cyber Chip expires annually so ALL SCOUTS will need to refresh. The requirements vary by the Scout’s grade in school but they include:

Reading and Signing the Internet Safety Pledge

Making a contract with your parent or guardian about how you will use computers and mobile devices

Watching videos about staying safe online

Teaching others about internet safety

Discussing with your Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster the proper use of electronic devices during troop meetings and outings.

For Boy Scouts, the requirements are slightly different depending on whether the Scout has completed 8th grade. We will sort that out at Monday’s meeting.

The Cyber Chip requirements are in Scoutbook. Scouts can record what they’ve completed in Scoutbook and the adult leaders will approve and record.

Our objective is to award all Scouts their Cyber Chip at our next Court of Honor!

Mr Derr

 

 

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