Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Leadership ... What does it mean?

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to help young people make ethical and moral choices in their lives by installing in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouting is about creating new leaders, leaders of tomorrow. Troop 1305 provides scouts the opportunity to be leaders. This week we provided new opportunities for leadership with new assignments in scout positions. As the new Deacon's Quorum President, Kaden has been made the new Senior Patrol Leader. He is excited to take on this new role and will have new responsibilities ahead of him. As scout leaders, we hope each scout takes his responsibilities serious and with great respect. 

Below is a list of each new position assign this week. Each scout will be give his specific responsibilities for the troop.  Each has his important role that if followed through with makes the troop run smooth. 

Kaden - Senior Patrol Leader
Conner - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Zane - Chaplain Aide
Luc - Scribe
Aaron - Historian
Hunter - Librarian
Jackson - Leave No Trace Instructor
Jacob - Webmaster
Gavin - Quartermaster
Justin - Firemarshall
Braden - E.D.G.E. Instructor
Max - E.D.G.E. Instructor

Lord Baden-Powell the founder of scouting once said “Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.” Scouting will allow all our young men to become leaders if we let them.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It Seems That All They Do Is Sports

For many in Troop 1305 the fall time brings a lot of sports. Sports range from football and baseball to soccer and cross country. Either way this often makes holding a scout meeting with everyone in attendance near impossible. With this in mind, the last few weeks of scouts we have focused on sports and our own personal fitness.

Last week our focus was on the sports merit badge where we completed the workbook requirements for this merit badge. If you or your scout were not there you can find the merit badge worksheet at

A few weeks ago we started the personal fitness merit badge by running the mile run. For the following 90 days you or your scout will need to track your exercising. Exercsing can include an active physical exercise lasting at least 15 minutes should be recorded. This could include walking to school. A chart is provided in the worksheet found at Please come prepared at scouts to record your exercising.

Scouts will continue on Wednesdays at 7pm and we will meet at the church.