A word from the acting Scout Master, dated 24 March (sorry so slow to post this):
Troop 2322 Family,
It has been another good week. The scout got some time to enjoy the evening outside. This is the first time in several months of being in doors. A lot of new things are happening and I want to let you all know. In the last month our Scout Master (SM) is taking some time off to deal with personal issues. I was asked to help and stand in as SM. Also I have another ASM dealing with family health issues. That being said we trying to do the best we can with 3 current ASMs. I like to inform all of you the James Langston has made the commitment to help the ASMs out and is an official ASM for Troop 2322. Congratulations.
My one goal to the Troop is to try to keep good communication with the parents and the Scouts. So saying this, there are several items I need to inform all of you.
Monday March 26th, at 7 PM, there will be elections for SPL, ASPL, and Patrol Leaders. If you sons wants to run for one of the three positions he must go to http://www.bsatroop2322.com/ and find the forms for Leadership and fill them out. I will have them attached to this email for your convenience. However, there is a policy that we did not follow well for the last year that I will be reimplementing. The positions that the Scouts are running for, they must be at events and show that they are active in doing that position for at least 50% of the time. We also like the parents to join us Monday night so that I and Bill Meyer can discuss with your son and you what is expected. The positions are taken seriously and if done well they get full credit towards their rank. When you go to the website and open the one document it will show all the leadership positions that I am looking to fill. We will have elections on those other positions during the meeting on the following week. Any scout can run for a position. It’s highly encourage for Star Scouts and above to run for a position. One of the requirements for each rank from Star up must hold a position for 6 months.
The troop has two major events in April that has been planned. April 14th and 15th we planned for a camping trip. On April 21st we are assisting with the Cub-O-Ree in doing the catapult. I will be discussing with the troop if they prefer to do camping at Huntsville State Park and stay for the day at Camp K or Camp at both locations or cancel Huntsville and camp at Camp K for the weekend. That will be a decision the boys will make.
As all might have seen, Summer Camp is coming up at the end of June. I checked today and found that the camp if filled up for that week. For the boys there was emails sent out for merit badges. I also had generated a form that needs to be filled out so that you can choose your classes. ALSO….We need to check our physical forms. If you are due for a physical than you need to get one before we go.
I know that in the last 6 months has been difficult with Harvey, Snow, and Ice. School had to adjust to those changes. The result is that there are NOT many Scouts showing up at the PLC meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. PLC stands for (Patrol Leaders Council) where the leaders of the Troop along with any Scout from the troop can come and participate in the meeting, to decide what the troop will be doing in the coming month. Normally we meet at Double Daves off of FM 2094 across from Clear Creek High School. The troop needs “synergy.” I will be talking to the ASMs and the Troop about doing PLC meetings once a month on a Monday. This way everyone can partake in the meeting.
Finally, the communications between the Troop and the Scouts/Parents. It is not clear if all the parents are getting the emails. A few weeks ago, we had a Chord of Honor (COH), award ceremony, where I counted approx.. 18 Scouts. But I could not account for a parent to each scout. So I am not sure if you (the parents) are getting the emails. The boys decided to start communicating via the Remind app. I don’t know how you (the parents) feel about looking at your email and seeing many messages. I have been finding I miss one or two when I am looking in my inbox. So the question is do you (the parents) like to be put on the Remind app?
I have summarize the list of items that you can put on the refrigerator. The last item is that I would like to have an adult meeting during a Scout meeting with in the next month or two. I would like to talk to each one of you so that I can get a feeling as to what you expect and see. Having been an ASM for the last 4 years I have had a chance work with the Scouts. I find the ones that go far in Scouting is when the Scout gets support from the Parents as well as the ASM.
I thank you for your support,
- SPL and ASPL & Patrol Leaders elections: http://www.bsatroop2322.com/
- Other position Elections: http://www.bsatroop2322.com/
- Camping Trip April 14th and 15th Huntsville
- Cub-O-Ree April 21st Catapolt only. Do we want to Camp or go for the day?
- Summer Camp: Form and Merit Badge choices on line.
- PLC Meeting: Hardly anyone shows up to PLC Meetings. Planning on doing 1 per month on a Monday.
- Parent Meeting: Needing help in transportation to different locations, and adult mentors.