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Shooting trip recap and other information

posted Mar 21, 2016, 5:38 PM by Riley l.
Well, another camping trip in the books.  It seems crazy that we left early, given that so far I haven't seen a drop of rain or a snowflake, but based on the best information at the time we made the decision to leave early, it seemed the prudent and safest thing to do.  Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't, but we will always err on the side of safety.  

The boys all did a fantastic job shooting, we have quite a few sharpshooters in the making.  Everyone seemed to have a good time and learn something, so a double bonus.  We also had quite a few first timers on this trip, and they really did an amazing job.  They fit in immediately and helped out  and learned lots of new skills, and how we do things.

To show what a busy troop we are, on top of camping and shooting this weekend, we also had a group of boys duck out before shooting and set up the Easter Egg hunt for the kids at Upper Nike park yesterday morning.  This was our 3rd or 4th year doing this.  As one of the two Warrington troops, our duty to the local community, and our responsibility to help out is a very integral part of our troop.

I'd like to also take a moment to thank our excellent team of adult leaders, without whom none of this would be possible.  So, a very special thank you to AJ Dessino, Mark Goldberg, Vince Caimi, Jim Sholly, and Jim Austin.    We are truly very lucky and very blessed to have these men and all of our other adult leaders.  You would be hard pressed to find better people, better leaders, or better friends anywhere.

A quick reminder, there is no meeting this Thursday.  Our next meeting is 3/31/2016and it will be a troop Court of Honor.  We'll be meeting in the church basement, not the rectory basement.  If we could get a few boys to come a little early to help set up it would be greatly appreciated.  For our new families, this is where we recognize all of the hard work and achievements of our boys.  We strongly invite all family, and friends to show up and see all the hard work these guys do.  We'll also formally welcome all of our newest scouts.

I;d like to ask everyone to start thinking about next month's trip to the Coast Guard station in Cape May.  We need to get numbers in early.  I'll get out the cost very soon.  There is no charge to stay, but we'll be eating at the mess hall on base, so that will free up the time normally spent cooking and cleaning up to do other fun things.  We are working on getting tours of ships and helicopters and the base itself.  As we have plans finalized, I'll be sharing the here.

Enjoy your Easter holiday and I'll see you all at our Court of Honor!!

Dave Kelch