April/May 2011

Hi Everyone! 
here's our PLC notes:,
 
Meetings:
May 3rd: PLC. the status of PLCs has changed and is no longer completely optional, it is now semi-optional. What this means is that the newly elected Patrol Leaders and the Scribe (me) must come and everyone else should come. How is this different? you might ask. Well before no one had to come, it was optional for everyone except the SPL. Of course if you have higher commitments you don't have to go, but if you have no good excuse you should come.
May 10th: Back to Basics Training. This is where we are literally going to go back to the basics and learn how to cook without stoves, build shelters without tents, and make terrible cherry cobbler (just kidding (about the cobbler being terrible, I mean)).

May 17th: this will be our cleanup day for the Geo-caching merit badge (if there is any, I wasn't there so I don't know) and, for the majority of the time, Patrol time.

May 24th: Jackson will be running us through a orienteering course for his badge requirements (and for fun), also we will be doing patrol time if there is anything left over.

May 31st: We will be measuring things without rulers and perhaps a topographical map presentation if we can get that arranged.

Service Project:
May 28th: We will be performing an Exotic plant removal at Lake Argyle from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. This most likely means garlic mustard so I suggest bringing gloves (at least). We still have to check with the park if its okay for us to bring the troop. Remember for ranks after 1st class you need service hours and what could be more fun than ripping up and hacking at plants that smell weird?

Camp-out:
May 14th to either the 15th or 16th. this will be at Camp Pearl, which we partially renovated in Alex Knicl's Eagle Scout project. This is where we will be applying the Back to the Basics Training we learned on the 10th, and performing more restoration on the camp and doing all that fun B2B stuff. Don't bring tents if you normally do as we will be building our own shelters.

Reminders:
April 23rd: we will be helping the VFW auxiliary set up the easter egg hunt, and boy do we need people, they said that they have over one thousand five hundred eggs to hide! As a bonus the usually provide donuts and cocoa to the kids and coffee for the adults.

I hate to end it so stereotypically but, That's All Folks!