Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) Adrian Peterson and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) Reid Carlisle will meet with the patrols, and the new troop leadership (Jack O’Neill, Kai Tomalin), at 6:30 p.m. to plan the Court of Honor and next year’s schedule. The boys will use the time during the regular meeting to wrap up open merit badges and work on rank advancement.
We will NOT meet at the Parrish Hall. Troop 219 will be hosting its annual end-of-the-year picnic/barbecue at Fort DeSoto County Park. We will meet at Pavillion 11 (the old train station) which is located in the Gulf Pier Parking Lot (remember – there are two piers at Fort DeSoto) next to the old fort at 7 p.m. Mr. Tomalin will provide hot dogs, buns, ketchup and mustard. Can somebody else help organize drinks, plates etc.? We will also hold board of reviews is anybody needs one.
The Order of the Arrow is planning a clean-up day at Sand Hill from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring work gloves, tools and come prepared for some fun and fellowship as we get Sand Hill ready for summer camp. Adults and Scout age youth are welcome. We will be working on painting, platform building and general maintenance projects around camp that will help ensure that all the troops going to camp have a great experience. Sign up at http://www.wcfcbsa.org/event/1731435 or contact the camping committee staff advisor, Mark Sharman at (727) 342-0605.
This will be the final Court of Honor of the 2014-15 school year. Adrian, Reid, Jack and Kai will put together the program. If you would like to participate, please see one of these senior scouts. The ceremony should take about 45 minutes. Afterwards, Brian O’Neill, Troop 219’s Charter Organization Representative, and Marty Wingate, Committee Chair, will hold a brief parents’ meeting to answer any questions about summer camp and to go over the 2015-16 schedule.
This is exam week, and most of the senior scouts will not be in attendance, so we will only hold a meeting if Curtis Cruise, our camping coordinator and summer camp leader, wants to meet with the younger scouts to discuss Camp LeNoChe. Stay tuned for details.
Merit Badge Update
- Sports and/or Athletics – if you started either of these in September turn in your blue cards the May 13 meeting
- Personal Fitness – new scouts who started this April 1 should maintain their training logs during the summer and turn in completed blue cards next fall
June 5-7: Order of the Arrow Summer Conclave at Sand Hill
June 7-13: Summer Camp at LeNoche
Aug. 26: Patrol Leaders meet (6:30 p.m.,) followed by a parent’s meeting at 7 p.m.
Sept. 2: First regular meeting of the 2015-16 Scout Year.
Yours in Scouting,
– Terry Tomalin