Hello, we wanted to touch base regarding some important troop updates. This is a lengthy email but we thank you for your attention to all…
If you were not aware, the Reeves family is moving out of state, and Daniel Fisher has been appointed by the troop committee to take over the duties of Scoutmaster. Jason and Dawn Reeves have given many, many hours of their time not only at the troop level but the pack as well. A simply thank you is not enough for the efforts you have put forth for the troop, and you will be missed. We wish you the best life has to offer in your new home, and wish Jackson, Gray and Walker much success as they start their college years at the University of Tennessee in August. Go Vols!
At the present time, summer camp is still in session. We are in contact with Camp Powhatan and will pass along any information we receive from the camp. On a related note, all scouts going to camp must have parts A.B, and C completed on their form (dr visit required) and supply their insurance card information. We do realize most physicians are not seeing patients at this time, however please keep this in mind as a task to be completed before July.
Troop leadership has decided that for the health and safety of all troop members, all Monday night meetings will be cancelled for the duration of this scout year. We will return to regular troop meetings in late August/early Sept (date to be decided). Again, we felt that this was the most responsible path to take given current conditions.
Our crossover trip, originally scheduled for March, will most likely occur in September. More details to come.
Rank Advancement and Merit Badges
Although we are not meeting in person, we encourage all scouts to continue with sign off’s and other items related to rank advancement. If you are interested in continuing your advancement while we are on hiatus, you must contact two leaders (please copy your parent as well) and ask permission to do a sign off while at home. A simple “I did it” will not suffice for sign off credit, you must work in conjunction with leaders to get an approval on the task.
Leader and Committee Members
The troop is actively looking for volunteers to join us in any capacity come the new scout year in August. Leaders are needed for Monday night meetings/and or camp outs, and committee members are needed for Boards of Review, merit badge counselors, etc. A succession plan for troop leadership is extremely important to continue the troop legacy. If you need more information or can help in ANY capacity, please email Daniel Fisher at email@example.com for leaders or Bala Rayapalli at firstname.lastname@example.org for committee information.