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December trip notes

posted Dec 8, 2014, 8:28 AM by Fred Gamache   [ updated May 28, 2015, 8:50 AM ]
Trip photos from Mr. Schaefer are posted.  Click the Photos link on the website menu to see all our troop pictures.

We had a fantastic weekend at Ockanickon.  The weather didn't cooperate as we would have liked, but if you have to have a cold rainy trip, having it when you're staying in a nice cabin is the way to go.  
A couple of items...  We had left in the cabin, without owners, a green coat, a pair of thermal under wear bottoms, and a pair of thermal underwear tops, if they are yours, let me know, I will bring them to the next meeting.  Also, one of our boys was unable to find his scout pants this morning.  If they got mixed in with someones gear and you find them, please email me so I can pass on the news and please bring them to the meeting.

All in all it was a great weekend, I am VERY proud of our boys.  We hosted two Webelos dens, and while the weather necessitated a change in plans, the visiting Webelos had a good time and I received numerous compliments from their leaders on the behavior, guidance, kindness and leadership of our boys.  I cannot agree with them more, we have a wonderful group of scouts.  I wanted to especially mention the incredible job that Brian and Sean did as SPL and ASPL...managing over 30 scouts of such a large age range, indoors, and in one room is a difficult task to say the least, but they did an amazing job.  We even got everyone packed up, the cabin cleaned, and gear loaded, and left on time!!  AMAZING!!  I want to also thank our Patrol Leaders, Kyle, Andrew, and Jesse, for managing their patrols and assisting Brian and Sean, they did a great job, we are very proud of them.  Over the weekend we conducted several Scoutmaster conferences and Boards of Review resulting in 6 rank advancements ranging from Scout Rank to Eagle Palms...way to go guys!!  

I want to also thank our adult leaders for their assistance, professionalism and comradeship.  Thanks to Messrs Dessino, Goldberg, Rubas, Schaefer, Caimi, and Sholly.

We were unable to do the planned road cleanup due to the large amount of rain and subsequent road conditions, but we will reschedule it for the near future.