Scribe Notes November 15, 2011

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Matt J. will be doing the JLT/ITLS on the first weekend in December.  The
cost is $5 per Scout.  Only 30 Scouts can sign up.  He wants Patrol
Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides and other leadership
positions to sign up first.  This will run from 6 pm Friday until about 11
am Saturday.  The training will be Friday night.  Saturday will be
breakfast, clean up and Troop planning for the next year.

Vince D talked about OA.  Keith I. will be the new Spirit Eagle Chapter
Chief.  He's also from Troop 88.  Dec 7 is the next OA meeting and
Christmas party.  Wear Red and White of some type.  Do NOT wear a bathing
suit!  ;-) 

NOAC is coming up in 243 days.  OA will leave from Union Station by train
for Chicago 3 days before NOAC.  You'll get to spend a day doing cool stuff
in Chicago before going to NOAC.  You'll take a bus to Michigan State for
NOAC.  The cost is $950 but it covers the train ticket, bus ticket,
training, etc.  Vince D. has more details for any OA members who want to go.

Josh is now the Service Chair for the OA Lodge.  If you want to help staff
the service projects for OA, talk to Josh.

Mrs. Moncier announced our family friendly football this weekend at
Cimarron Middle School.  It will start at 9 am.  She also asked that
someone bring a real football so we can play.  She also talked about the
Dec 10 carriage horse parade in Parker.  She will have more details on that
later.

Josh announced that he has applications for anyone interested in CIT (must
be 14 or 15) or Paid Staff at camp.  Paid Staff must be at least 16 years
old.

Mrs. Hendrick announced the Christmas Party will be on Dec 6th.  There will
be an e-vite sent out.  Please check your junk mail in case it goes there.
She will need 10 scouts to do setup and 10 different scouts to do cleanup.

Amy Whirley was our guest speaker.  She owns 4 Paws Mobile Vet.  She talked
to us about being a vet and the different types of vets there are.  She
talked about having to do surgery to get a steak knife out of a dogs
stomach and also to get golf balls out of another dogs stomach.  She also
gave a tour of her mobile vet trailer.

Mr. Yost asked everyone who still has a temporary neckerchief to please
bring them back to him.  He only has 15 left and we need more for the new
scouts who cross over next year.  You get a permanent neckerchief when you
reach Tenderfoot rank instead of Scout.  If you need to buy a new
neckerchief or a new slide, they are $5 each.  You can also learn how to
make your own slides is what Josh said.

Mr. Ski asked us how many times we get warnings at home when we are doing
things wrong.  He said no more warnings about our neckerchiefs.  He wrote
down names for everyone who wasn't wearing one tonight.  This is part of
our uniform and we need to wear it at the meetings unless we are coming
from a sporting event and we are still in our sports uniform.  That's ok.
Sports is a good thing.  Also, no more warnings about Bermuda shorts.  From
now on, if you don't wear the uniform correctly then there will be 30 days
until you can have a Scoutmaster's conference.

If you want to invite friends to play our friendly football, that's ok but
they have to understand that this is football.  We have fun but it's
football.

We need Buglers for the Troop.  It is a rank position for the Troop.  One
Bugler is an Eagle Scout now and one is about to be.  So, if you can play
the Bugle and want to do it for the Troop, please talk to Mr. Ski.

The Rattlesnake Patrol had a cool new flag.  Mr. Ski said we have 15
patrols but there were only 5 flags at the meeting.  Everyone needs to get
them done and at the meetings.  Several patrols said they are working on
their flags still.

We had a visitor tonight.  Nando's little brother Noah.  Josh and the
senior patrol and other boys all got up and sang "I''m a little tea pot"
instead of a bear hug.  It was funny to watch.  I hope we see this on
Facebook!

Zach S. invited some "scary people" up.  They were the people who own the
farm where we had the Haunted Maze.  Zach thanked everyone who worked on
the maze and the farm for clean up and stuff.  He thanked Mike for letting
us use his farm and John for being there every day to help us.  Mike
thanked all of the Scouts for being courteous to the people who came to the
maze and taking care of the land.  He gave the Troop a check for over $2200.

Colin will be doing a service project for Samaritan's Purse OCC on Dec 6
from 5 - 9.  They do shoeboxes filled with Christmas presents.  You need to
be at least 13 years old to help at the site.  You can pack a shoebox and
bring it to the drop off in Aurora.  Learn more at
http://www.samaritanspurse.org.  Thanks to my dad for finding the link.

Noah talked about Scouting for Food.  If you helped with that project,
please talk to him so he can update the information.

Mr. Ski had two more things to say.  There were 76 veterans at Cimarron for
Veteran's Day and there were a lot of Scouts in uniform to welcome them.
He was really proud of us for doing that.  He also said thanks to the
Scouts who helped at the craft fair to help carry stuff in for people there.

The last thing was from Josh.  There is a weather rock contest for the
Troop.  If you want to participate, design your weather rock project and
present it to him.  The winner will be the official weather rock for the
Troop.

One last thing from me for the other Patrol leaders.  We had patrol
meetings to talk about what we want to do for the next year.  Make sure to
tell Josh what your patrols want to do so we can help plan stuff for next
year.  I think Mr. Ski might want to see that too.

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe

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