Hello Troop 4!

I hope this message finds you all healthy and everyone’s school year has started off well. In the last few of weeks, your troop leadership has been gearing up to launch our scouting year. The Troop's Patrol Leaders, Patrol Mentors, and Executive Committee have all been meeting along with many of our dedicated parent volunteers (virtually, of course) to create opportunities for you to reengage in scouting and socialize within the current ever-evolving BSA, Council and County guidance. I want to share these important dates/events so you can update your calendars immediately. 

This weekend (9/18-20)

- Virtual Camping (check email for further details & greensheet from Irene McCann)

- Hike up Cowles Mountain (check email for information sent by Mike Kincaid)

We are going to kick things off with a virtual camping adventure. So dust off your tent, pitch it outside and then sleep in it Friday and/or Saturday nights and you too can get one or two nights of camping credit. In conjunction with this camping weekend we are also having a hike up Cowles Mountain. The weather is looking super nice with a high of 80°F on Saturday and plenty of sunshine.  So it promises be a great weekend for everyone to ease back into scouting!

For those of you working on Tenderfoot, you can even accomplish some of the modified cooking requirements by helping fix meals at home this weekend and talking with your patrol about why it was important for each person to share in meal preparation and cleanup. BSA has made some major modifications (which you can read about here https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/) to the advancement requirements which are designed to enable scouts to advance and thrive even during this pandemic. We should definitely be taking advantage of those changes to help keep Scouting alive and well here in America’s Finest City.

This coming Tuesday (9/22): Troop Meeting @ 6:45pm via Zoom

We are going to begin reviving our Troop meetings. Things may look a little different so please be flexible. Due to the size of our troop we are going to start by experimenting with a shortened troop meeting format to make sure important information is passed to everyone. Then we will turn things over to the Patrols. You will be hearing from your Patrol Leaders in the next few days with more specifics about your patrol meetings. In the meantime, please save Tuesday evening and plan on Zooming at 6:45PM for 15 minutes or so before we break into Patrols. Here is the Zoom meeting information:

    Topic: Troop 4 Zoom Meeting September 22 @ 6:45PM

    Time: Sep 22, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 [webmaster edit:  see the email blast for login information]

Tuesday (9/29): Green Bar and Parent Meeting via Zoom

Tuesday (10/6): Court of Honor via Zoom

Thank you everyone for your patience and support as we begin an unprecedented scouting year. You will be getting a more complete calendar very soon. I hope everyone has a great weekend and I look forward to Zooming with you on Tuesday!

Do A Good Turn Daily,

-Pete Park