First, I would like to thank everyone that braved the cold and participated in Flags yesterday. This troop demonstrated true grit and determination to complete the mission. I feel I can speak for my fellow veterans in the Troop that we really appreciate all your efforts to honor Veteran’s Day, parents and scouts alike. I’m sure half of Mountain Shadows were surprised to see us putting up Flags in that weather! I’m very proud to be a part of this troop!
We have two more meetings in the Month of November….the 13th and the 27th. Both of these meetings are going to be focus on Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Completion. Our Court of Honor will ben December 11th. The goal over these next two meetings in November is to finish up what you need in preparation of the Court of Honor. If you went to this past summer camp, you should be really close to getting 2nd class. Let’s have as many Scoutmaster’s there as possible to help our scouts tie up some loose ends and advance! We will be available for scoutmaster conferences tomorrow and the 27th. There is no meeting on the 20th dude to Thanksgiving Week!
Community Service Opportunity:
On 29 Nov, from 1800-2000 (or so), the Mountain Shadows Community Association (MSCA) is hosting a Tree Lighting Ceremony at Mountain Shadows Park. This is the same location as last year, next to the playground and pavilion (near Chipeta). This celebration will mark the “beginning” of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood Holiday Season. During the ceremony, there will be hot cocoa offered, the Community Choir will perform a few songs, and the Community Tree will be lit.
The MSCA is requesting about four “servers” for the hot cocoa. I offered up our Troop for this volunteer opportunity. The servers will basically stand behind a table and fill cups for hot cocoa and maybe coffee if supplied. Last year, there were reportedly about 100-150 neighbors in attendance from around the area. The turn out is expected to be about the same as last year.
This counts as community service for those that attend.
Community Night at the Space Foundation for a night of STEM fun! It’s Free!
Mr McGuire found this is a fun local event that is coming up. Its not a scout thing but its a fun and interesting community thing. It’s free and all family members can attend.
- Construct a lander to survive a Martian landing
- Drive a rover around a simulated Mars landscape
- Virtual reality displays – explore the planet Mars and repair historical landers
- Science On a Sphere® – enjoy a presentation about the planets of the solar system, emphasizing the red planet, Mars
- Audience with an Astronaut™ – Former Astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey will share tales of his time as a Space Shuttle pilot on Columbia mission STS-109 scaled models of the planets in our solar system
- Explore the gallery – see awesome artifacts demonstrating the various technologies and accomplishments of space exploration
- Learn how Harris is involved in the Colorado Springs community