|Posted by Shawn Donahue on February 28, 2015 at 7:40 AM|
Super Bowl weekend was extra super for Troop 6; it was our annual ski trip to Gunstock Ski Area in Guilford, NH! Nearly two dozen of us spent the weekend in the home of our good friends, Carol and Larry, and despite the very frigid conditions, we had a great time skiing and snowboarding. Most of the boys took lessons, and by the end of the day it was great to see the progress they were making. As an added bonus, we were home plenty early for that little football game on Sunday night! Go PATS!!!
February has gone by in a blur with us missing several meetings and a bottle drive due to snow, but we are right back at it trying to finish off Communications Merit Badge, attending a City Council Meeting, working on First Aid Merit badge, planning upcoming trips, and getting ready to build snow shelters towards the end of March.
The scouts are also competing in the Chili Cook Off at the Houghs Neck Congregational Church, and we will post the winner next month!
Advancement has slowed down a bit because of all of the storms, but we have 2 scouts that are right on the cusp of reaching eagle, and Jake Walsh has earned his Life Scout rank.
Please mark your calendars – April 11th is going to be the 5th Annual Friends of Troop 6 Adult Pinewood Derby! This is a major fundraiser for the Troop, and is a lot of fun. Dust off your old car from your childhood, or make the car you always wanted to, but couldn’t as a kid. Or, just come down and have some food and drink and enjoy the fun!
Our next bottle drive is March 14th from 9-12 in Labrecque
Field parking lot, and will continue to be the second Saturday of every month. Please remember that the bottle drives are our main means of fundraising for the Troop, and we really appreciate your contributions. Please feel free to call if you need a pick up!
Yours in Scouting,
Rob Gordon, Troop 6 Scoutmaster