Thursday, June 18, 2020

Apology and Summer Scouting Plans

Hello Parents, Scouts and Scouters.

It is with mixed emotions I am writing to our troop.
After reviewing our parent survey and watching the Tomahawk videos for their plan for this year, Troop 9626 has decided not to attend Tomahawk this year. This decision was not made lightly. We know how much growth our Scouts and Scouter get out of attending and celebrating our traditions at Tomahawk!
BUT…… we think we have come up with a way to meet most scouts/parents comfort levels (see attached doc)
By listening to your concerns and suggestions through the survey!
We also saw that our troop was still interested in participating in scouting during the week we were supposed to be at Tomahawk. We are exploring our options for the troop still engage in fun activities during the week we were scheduled for Tomahawk. The price for this week will NOT exceed the cost of Tomahawk. We are looking at Day activities within driving distance so if we are not able to camp we can return home same day.
We also will be moving to a Bimonthly meeting schedule for the summer. (Scout book and Google have been updated to reflect the changes) Scouts in leadership positions may be asked to attend meetings a little more frequently to ensure the success of our troop.
If you have an interest in overseeing day trips/possible overnight camping in groups of 10 or less please reach out to Mr. Blincow so we can connect you with an age-based patrol. In order for this new way to work we will need at least 2 YPT trained adults for each age group.
If you have not completed it you can do it here. https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/ (cut and paste link). We look forward to hearing from you and for you to share your enthusiasm with the scouts!
My sincerest apologies as I had thought I sent this last week! Thank you for your patiences.

Anne Moe
Committee Chair

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