Upcoming Events – Revised 8-13-2014

Summer Camp – Completed Requirements

2014 Summer Camp – Completed Requirements

Scouts and Scouters,

Several have asked me about what each scout actually completed in summer camp. Camp Buffalo provided me with a record of the requirements that each scout completed during summer camp. To view that file just click on the link noted above. I’ve created several columns with the important information.

A couple of things to know.

1 -The SURVEYING merit badge was not available due to a counselor having a medical issue. So if you signed up for that one then it didn’t happen.

2 – Robotics was administered by the Lafayette High School robotics club. They did not turn in their results in time to get added to the list. We will get that information from the camp. I also have photograph records of who attended the robotics session. If the scout attended then he will get credit for the work. So don’t panic.

3 – This file has been forwarded to Mr Goodwin. He is the keeper of TROOP MASTER. Results will be posted there. Be patient as he is returning from leading yet another Philmont trek and he does have other things to do like take care of family and work and have a bit of non scouting down time.

4 – Prerequisites are not listed under the completed requirements column as they were not witnessed by the camp staff.

If you have other questions just drop me a note and I’ll try to help out.


Mr Sikora


More Summer Activity Photos – Mr. McDunn

Check them out on the troop photo site. Summer Camp, 4th of July Parade and Electricity Merit Badge photos.

Thank you Mr. McDunn.

Camp Buffalo 2014 – Photos

I’ve uploaded my summer camp photos to:




The link is also available on the troop website. The lower right hand column, Scout Links, Troop Photos on Mr Sikora’s photo site.


I know there are a lot of others that can also be uploaded. I won’t be at the 7/16 troop meeting but I should be at the 7/23 meeting. Just bring along your camera’s memory card and I’ll transfer them to my PC and then up to the web for all to enjoy. My PC has standard size SD card reader capability, the micro card needs a carrier to convert it to standard size card.


Mr Sikora

Ten Commandments of Leadership

Excerpts from a speech given by Eddie Snow, Oakland #3, at the District Assembly May 18th, “If You Were Arrested For Being A Rotarian, Would There Be Enough Evidence To Convict You?” These are St. Edward Wrestling Coach Howard Ferguson’s “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership.”

1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered.
Love them anyway

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable .
Be honest and frank anyway.

6. The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest man with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

7. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.
Help them anyway.

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best your have anyway.

A Leader

A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists,
Not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
Worst when they despise him.
“Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you,”
But of a good leader, who talks little,
When work is done, his aim fulfilled.
They will all say, “We did this ourselves.”

Flag Facts

  • Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff.
  • When a flag is no longer serviceable or repairable, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, such as burning.
  • It is acceptable to wash or dry clean an American flag when it is soiled or otherwise dirty.
  • You do not have to destroy a flag that has touched the ground. If it becomes dirty, the flag should be cleaned.
  • The Flag Code does not prohibit any individual from having the flag draped across a coffin. The deceased does not have to be a veteran to have the flag draped on their coffin.

Tips for Knife Safety

6 Tips for Knife Safety

#1- Cut Away, Not Toward
Always cut away from yourself whether using, sharpening, or cleaning your knife.

#2 – Right Tool for the Job
Don’t use a knife for unintended purposes (it’s not a screwdriver, hammer, ice pick or pry bar!).

#3 – Right Knife for the Job
Learn how to use all types of knives safely and choose the correct one for the job at hand. Whenever possible, use a retractable knife. Always check to make sure you have the appropriate tool available.

#4 – Give Your Full Attention
When working with a knife, give the job and knife 100% of your attention. Don’t allow distractions!

#5 – Sharp Knives are Safe Knives
Always keep your knife sharp — dull knives require more force to cut and are more likely to slip.

#6 – Let it Fall

Never try to catch a falling knife, no matter how instinctive it is. Just move out of the way.


Pocket Guide – Avoid these plants


Pocket Guide FrontPocket Guide Back

Automatic Notifications

Whenever a posting, like this, is added to the troop website all registered users are automatically sent an e-mail detailing the latest item. The key is registered users. Currently there are 58 e-mail addresses on the list. Sometimes I can tell who that person is by reading the address. Other times the address cannot be easily deciphered as to who it is. So if you change your e-mail address you will need to register that new address by following the link Sign up for the newsletter.

If you have never received the automated notifications then you need to sign up.

If you are signed up and want to be taken off the list then just send me a note and I’ll take care of it.

I can only delete addresses from the list. Only you can add yourself. Once you put in your address a confirming notice will be sent to that address. If still want to be added then reply as instructed.

Mr. Sikora