Troop 772, Marietta, GA

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Monday, February 13, 2006

February Update

Wow, it's been a busy couple of weeks. Since we got back from Blood Mountain, we've had an Scoutmaster/PLC meeting, a Family Court of Honor, the District Banquet, and Miles' Eagle Court of Honor. I thought I'd share some highlights with you...

Scoutmaster/PLC Meeting: The scoutmaster corps meets with the PLC on the last Monday of each month to plan the next month's meetings and review upcoming events. We met on January 30th and discussed the upcoming Courts of Honor, the Troop election, and the February campout. The Troop election will be held on February 14, with the SPL and Patrol Leaders to be elected; the SPL appoints the other troop officers with advice from the Scoutmaster. We're also going to hold our OA election that night - we need at least half of our scouts to be there to vote for the OA candidates. The February campout will be at Lake Allatoona on 2/24-2/26 - we'll be working on canoe skills for the Ely crew, and scout skills for the rest of the troop. We decided to have a swim day at the YWCA on 2/21, so we can run swim checks for the canoeists in a heated pool rather than the rather chilly lake.

Troop Court of Honor: I moved this to a separate post to properly recognize all of our scouts!
Foothills District Banquet: Troop 772 was represented at the 2006 Foothills District banquet by Eric and Jill Flamm. The annual banquet recognizes Scouters and Units for their contributions to the Foothill District during the previous year. Troop 772 was recognized for its Katrina Relief efforts and received District Honor Roll recognition for the 3rd year in a row. We also collected the Good Egg award for Lisa Graessle for her work on our Greenery Sales Fundraiser, which will be presented at an upcoming troop meeting.

The banquet also recognizes District scouters who earned the Silver Beaver award during the year as well as the District Award of Merit recipients.
Miles Gantt's Eagle Court of Honor: I'll leave it to Miles and his family to contribute a blog entry on this great event. The ceremony in the sanctuary was really well put together, and there was a good crowd on hand to recognize Miles for his achievement. A highlight was the poster size photo of Miles on the trail which everyone was asked to sign. Congratulations, Miles!

Submitted by Eric Flamm, Troop Committee Chairman