Just a reminder that this weeks meeting is tomorrow, Monday at 7pm at the church. The focus of this meeting is Troop elections, Order of the Arrow Selection and any Rank Advancements/Merit Badge Completion stuff. Next week is our Court of Honor.
Troop Elections: Its been 6 months since our last elections. This is an opportunity for someone to run for SPL, APL, Scribe, Chaplain, Quartermaster, Patrol Leaders, Etc. Must be at least First Class to run of SPL or APL but anyone can run for the rest . We are also going to create Patrols so we can have more leadership opportunities, increased organization, Patrol Flags, Calls, Etc.
Order of the Arrow Selections: The Order of the Arrow is the Honor Society of BSA. The scouts get to vote in who gets to go. We will have an OA representative there to help out. Here are the requirements:
- Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Hold the First Class rank of the Boy Scouts of America, as a minimum.
- After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.
Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Stuff: This is our last chance to complete any Scout Master Conferences, Sign off on achievements and any Merit Badge Requirements before the COH on the 21st. Please bring in all your Handbooks, Merit Badge Worksheets and White Binders.