Scouts, Scouters, Parents and Guardians,
Feb 26 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm Weekly Troop Meeting. Elliott Elementary gym. Knots and Lashings.
Feb 28 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm Frank Hammond Fun Fair night. Service opportunity with 1 hour shifts 5-6; 6-7; 7-8. Work one, two or all three. Class A attire desired, class B minimum. Contact James Ashcraft.
Mar 01 – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Scouting University at Munster high School. If you are not signed up now it is too late.
Mar 02 - 7:30 am – 1:30 pm ***LIONS PANCAKE BREAKFAST*** Mandatory Troop service event. Munster High School cafeteria. Stevie McDunn is the ASPL for this event. See Stevie to sign up for the 1st, , 2nd or both shifts. If you are a parent working the bake sale Ms. Gomez would like you to wear a Troop 533 T-shirt if you own it.
Mar 05 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm Weekly Troop Meeting at Elliott Elementary gym. Menu planning for rank requirements.
Mar 09 – 3:00 pm John Hulsey Eagle reception dinner. Lansing Country Club.
Mar 12 – 7:00 -8:00 pm Weekly Troop Meeting at Elliott Elementary gym. Troop and Order of the Arrow Elections. Get your homework done and make this meeting please.
Mar 7-9 –
Indiana Dunes Campout ***CANCELED***.
Mar 15 – TENTATIVE – Crime Prevention and Fingerprinting merit badge workshop. Munster Police Department and Mr. Hulsey. Cost TBD.
April 4-6 – Starved Rock Campout. 533 camping boot camp instruction.
May 16-18 Calumet Council Spring Camporee. Camp Betz .
June 6-8 OA Spring Fellowship. Camp Betz . OA members only.
June 21-27 NYLT Participant week. Camp Betz . You must be first class and 13 years old to attend.
Mar 22 – Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster indoor training. St. Christopher School . 4130 W. 147th st. Midlothian , IL 60445 . Open to all. Pre-registration is required.
May 2-4 – Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Introduction to Outdoors Skills. Camp Betz . Open to all. Pre-registration is required.
On March 2, 2014 the Lions Club has their annual Pancake breakfast. The Troop sponsors a bake sale in which all the proceeds go directly back to the Troop. We are looking for donations of baked goods, either store bought or homemade, and individually wrapped. We are in need of parent volunteers at the bake sale from 7:00am-1:00pm at MHS in the cafeteria. Parents who are able to attend, please come and help at the Bake Sale anytime during the event.
Any questions, please contact me, Erin Gomez
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.
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.
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 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.”
- 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.
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.
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