In the last 2 weeks 2 scouts have participated in an ordeal to enter to scouts honor society (or the order of the arrow). Both scouts had to do service projects while not speaking and eating very little. In the end both scouts completed the ordeal and are now members of the order.
Our latest camping trip started with a hike on a Saturday morning after eating a breakfast cooked by the scouts to feed their patrol. We cooked lunch after and did some rank advancements. This was beneficial for the younger scouts. After that we had some free time. The scouts made their dinner and practiced songs for the campfire that was happening later. We finished the trip with a game of Mafia.
We had a great court of honor at the end of May 2018. 31 Merit badges were awarded and 13 rank advancements. We also had an Eagle court of honor where we celebrated Tommy and John’s advancement to Eagle scout, the highest rank in scouting. We also bid farewell to our great advancement co-ordinator Mrs. Schupp.
Eagles Around Us
On May 26th Aidan completed his Eagle project and this past weekend, George also earned his Eagle project. These scouts are soon to earn their Eagles and will join Tommy, John and Shareef. There have been an unprecedented amount of Eagle scouts this year.
Nathan Michels (Historian)
We arrived on Friday night.
We set up our tents then we talked and went to sleep.
On Saturday morning
we ate breakfast burritos, split into groups and repainted signs for service hours.
We ate our packed lunch that we made before we went and then went to go and have free time. For dinner, we ate pasta, then we had more free time and afterward, in the evening we had a campfire where we showed skits and ate smores.
On Sunday we had breakfast then packed up our tents and went off to do minigames. After all of it, we made lunch and went home.
September 27 the scouts went to the Kunsthaus Art Museum in Zürich. They are working on their Art Merit Badge.
The scouts went to the Thalwil hutte 15-17 of September.
19 boys were at the camp and 5 adults were there as well.
The scouts built campfires, went on an orienteering hike, cooked meals, carried water and slept in tents.
Our Boy Scout Troop 684 was one of the many Troops in Normandy, France from April 21 to April 23. We were there because of an International Camporee organized by the BSA association every 3 years. About 4000 scouts attend and camp in campgrounds next the beaches of D-Day. The purpose of the event is to inform scouts about the Second World War and particularly D-Day. Our Troop visited many different museums and learned a lot about the war and America’s contribution.
There are a few community service opportunities available to our Scouts between now and the end of the year. A large part of Scouting is committing to helping others, to think beyond yourself and have the opportunity to feel good by choosing to spend time unselfishly.
On Saturday, March 18th, there is an orange sale at the Thalwil Coop. (Flyer attached) Scouts will help assist with the orange sale. This sale benefits the Terres des Hommes in Switzerland. This is an annual sale that is supported by the public. The sale will run from 10:00 – 16:00. Please let me know if your Scout is available to assist during any hours during this timeframe.
As of now, I have Aidan and Callan from 10:00- 12:00
Nathan Michels from 11:00 – 13:00
Vallabh Nair from 14:00 – 16:00
We could use a few more Scouts to help out from 12:00 onwards. Please let me know if you are available. I will send an email confirmation to everyone volunteering and include the contact information for the person organizing this event. I will be in L.A from March 10 – 20 and will be available to answer questions through email.
Another date for your calendar is Saturday May 13th. Also attached is information about this fun walk to raise funds for Rainbows 4 Children. Please see attached document for more details.
The World Wildlife Fund also has a fun run in the spring that a few of us participated in last year. We will probably do so again. More details when I get them.
C.o.H Court of Honor Winter 2017 At this year’s first C.o.H we had a lot of newer scouts earn a lot of Merit badges and also some earned Rank Advancements. We had a total of 9 scouts out of 20 at the C.o.H and that’s amazing. Our troop hopes to see some new faces at this summer’s C.o.H. Scouts Sunday Bake sale. This last weekend our troop just had a bake sale to raise some money for the troop and this bake sale took place at the church where we hold our weekly meetings. There were a lot of people there that found it really nice to have something small like this. Also a lot of people where really happy to help earn money for their troop.