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The next two meetings for the Troop will be held in the First Presbyterian Church on the northwest corner of Main Street and 111 in Smithtown, across the street from the Smithtown Library main building. The Troop meetings will start at the usual time, 7:30pm.
The meeting on the 5th will be in a classroom; the meeting on the 12th will be in the hall with the stage.
See you there.
There will be a Patrol Leaders’ Council (PLC) meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church.
If a scout wants to be considered for ANY leadership position, INCLUDING SPL and Den Chief, he must fill out the LEADERSHIP POSITION APPLICATION and turn it into the incoming SCOUTMASTER (Mr. Herrmann) by the NOVEMBER 14th meeting.
SPL elections will be held at the DECEMBER 5th Troop Meeting.
New PATROL LEADER elections will be held at the DECEMBER 12th troop meeting.
Every position will require WEEKLY duties that are measureable and almost always include time spent outside the troop meetings. Boys requesting consideration for positions are expected to “Do their Best” to accomplish100% of the responsibilities of each job. If they cannot commit to 100% of the job, they should not apply. We expect the scouts to do their best and to put in 100% effort. We do not expect PERFECTION. Scouts learn by listening and by trial and error. Mistakes are accepted and often expected.
What is not accepted is a lack of effort or follow through.
As a scout advances through the ranks, he does NOT earn the right to relax. What he does earn is the right to be given a role of greater responsibility. The expectations are greater for a STAR, LIFE or EAGLE scout than for a TENDERFOOT, 2nd Class of 1st Class scout. Each successive rank requires more effort and is judged to a higher standard.
For information on the Turkey Cookout click HERE
We will be having out Thanksgiving campout and Turkey Cookout the weekend of 11/15 thru 11/17.
We will be camping Saturday night on the grounds of the Smithtown Historic Society and we will be staying in the encampment area behind and to the right of the Blacksmith shop. (Click on the picture below)
The official address is 239 East Main Street in the Village of the Branch. (Directly across from the Smithtown United Methodist Church)
When you enter the driveway, you will be facing the BLACKSMITH SHOP (now painted a different color)
General parking for all (non-handicapped) is in the field to the left of the front of the Blacksmith Shop.
Plan to arrive at the park at between 3:00 Friday (EAT SOMETHING BEFORE YOU COME OR AFTER WE LEAVE AS WE WILL NOT BE COOKING OR CAMPING FRIDAY). We will need to do the unpacking and carport setup Friday night. We will NOT have time to build everything Saturday before we cook and visit with the Webelos so we need everyone's help Friday 11/15.
See the SPL for where to setup your tents Saturday morning.
The Scoutmaster & SPL have picked 7:30 am as the time to meet at the Historic Grounds Saturday morning and we will NOT be cooking breakfast that morning so eat before you arrive.
Family members coming to join the scouts for our turkey dinner should come at 2:00 pm Saturday. Please bring a dessert to share.
If you want to see the birds as they come out of the cans, 1:00 pm is likely when you want to arrive.
Unless the SPL directs otherwise, cooking duties will be as follows:
The MOOSE patrol will be cooking STRING BEANS.
The PANTHERS patrol will be cooking the BAKED POTATOES (washing, wrapping) and (cooking) CORN.
The COBRA patrol will be cooking the STUFFING.
The BLACK RAVEN patrol will be heating the GRAVY & CRANBERRY SAUCE.
The MOOSE will also be doing the FLAG RETIREMENT Saturday evening.
The OLD GOAT PATROL (uniform leaders) will be cooking the CORN BREAD.
The COMMITTEE will be cooking the NINE turkeys.
NOTE: ANYONE WHO HAS GIVEN A HOME TO A TURKEY NEEDS TO BRING IT TO THE SITE WASHED AND READY TO COOK BY 11:00 AM SATURDAY!
There will NOT be a hike Saturday morning but instead the scouts will be showcasing their PIONEERING skills and will need to bring a bag lunch and water for that time.
Pioneering will be setup behind the yellow house to the right of the Blacksmith Shop.
Dinner is planned for 2:00 pm.
All patrols need to provide their own breakfast for Sunday morning. THE BREAKFASTS NEED TO BE "REAL MEALS"! (No Shake & Pour or instant Oatmeal).
We expect Cub Scouts and their families from local packs to be joining us. Make them feel welcome.
If you have special needs of equipment outside what is in your patrol boxes, contact the troop quartermaster ASAP! (Ross P. or Mr. Bauer [cell = 988-5322])
We will NOT be meeting at the church before heading to the site.
Happy Thanksgiving SCOUT STYLE!
The troop was extensively trained in the safe handling of shotguns for the previous evening and the entire morning. The scouts then shot ~75 rounds each (50 of which counted toward earning the badge). Everyone went home happy and most with sore shoulders and a real respect for the power of these weapons.