Our scouts continue to have many great adventures. In mid-October, the scouts once again attended the Young Eagles aviation program with the local EAA Chapter. During this event, the girls took the time to talk with the pilots and learn information towards the Aviation merit badge. They learned about pre-flight operations, careers, parts of the airplane, navigation, how the airport works in Cannon Creek, and each rode in an airplane.
On October 21, the troops assisted in Pack 85 Sign-Up Night. They helped potential cub scouts build air-powered rockets. The new cub scouts had lots of fun blasting the rockets into the sky.
At the end of October, the scouts attended a First Aid/CPR class. Not only did they learn important lifesaving skills, but also, first aid is a major skill learned in the first four ranks of Scouts BSA. The scout motto is Be Prepared!
This year our troop, along with the Lake City Police Department and our brother troop, Troop 85, parked cars at the fair. It was a cold and rainy few days, but they persevered with the help of hot chocolate. The donations made during this time went straight to the scouts that helped for camping adventures and membership fees. Scouts earning their way!
On November 13th, the scouts set up a booth at Wuffstock – A Celebration of Dogs, a festival sponsored by the Covenant Pet Trust in Lake City. They raffled off two quilts donated by Scrappy Girl Quilts & Fabric and had handmade bird houses and camp tables for sale. The proceeds of the sales went towards the scouts’ camping adventures. We still have a few birdhouses remaining if anyone would like one. Email Dessa at email@example.com if you are interested. They are $15.
This past weekend, November 19-21, the scouts travelled to Suwannee River State Park for a weekend campout. They cooked on an open fire, hiked 4 miles, learned about starting campfires, and how to safely use a knife and axe.
All in all, it has been a great two months!!
The troop is in the middle of our annual Right Response First Aid Kit fundraiser through December. You can support them by visiting https://tinyurl.com/24d9wmt4 and purchasing a first aid kit. Add “Supporting” code 2002697 at checkout. The troop gets 50% of the profits. You can also see Mrs. Anne Carroll or Mr. Jim Parker for more information or to order a kit.
If you know any girls, ages 11-17, who love the outdoors and wish to learn valuable leadership skills, call Scoutmaster Stephanie Chambers-Wolff at 386-406-1736 or visit www.beascout.org. The troop meets Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. upstairs in the Education Building.
We are actively searching for additional committee members. The committee handles the “business end” of the troop – ensuring that these scouts have the supplies and equipment that they need to be successful. The committee meets once a month. Contact Anne Carroll at 386-365-2771 if you are interested.
By Lodisca Beichner