Scoutmaster Minute: Everybody’s Canoe
A young Indian brave was busy at work carving a canoe out of a log. As he worked, members of his tribe passed by. They all had a piece of advice to offer the young man. “I think you are making your canoe too wide,” one of them said. The young brave, wishing to show respect for the advice of an elder, narrowed the canoe.
A little later, another warrior stopped and said… continue reading at troop26.net
Summer Camp Payments & Merit Badges
For scouts who’ve signed up for summer camp the following must be done, within the next 1-2 weeks: (1) Pay the balance of fees (to total $350) to Susan Swider and (2) Pick merit badge subjects to undertake for up to 4 sessions, in order of preference. Each Session meets at the same time on Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday.
If you haven’t done so already, come to the next Troop meeting with your list of desired merit badge sessions and give them to Mr. Mintzer.
This month’s Parent Committee Meeting will be this Tuesday, May 6th. Please know that all parents are part of the Parent Committee and are encouraged to attend the meetings.
After the meeting on Tuesday there will be a meeting for parents of scouts participating on the San Francisco to Santa Barbara bike ride from 8:30 to 9:00pm.
We still need parents to step up and help with the driving. There are plenty of opportunities for parents who haven’t yet had a chance to help out. We may need drivers for summer camp as well.
I look forward to seeing everyone at Tuesday’s meeting on May 6th.
Voice of Experience – Body Tuneups
Orthopedic surgeons know all about “runners knee” and “bikers wrist,” but they have few, if any, labels for backpacking specific maladies. That’s because ours is a slower, safer way to enjoy the world.
As for why such injuries, minor though they are, occur in the first place, it is because people haven’t conditioned their bodies to fit their goals.
Please take a moment and read Mr. Soga’s May edition of the Voice of Experience to learn more about staying healthy for backpacking trips.
Recipe of the Month – Moroccan Sweet Potato Stew
What are you waiting for? Get the full recipe here.
Recent Hiking & Camping Summaries
If you haven’t been to the Troop 26 website recently, you’ve missed out on three great write ups from our scouts who attended our most recent camping and hiking outings.