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Eagle Scout Joe Gilliam

Posted on Aug 12 2022 - 11:02pm

Congratulations to Troop 3's newest Eagle Scout, Joe Gilliam of the Lion patrol. Joe successfully completed his Eagle Board of Review on August 12, 2022. Joe's project was the gaga pit at Doss Elementary School.  Congratulations, Joe!

Duty to God Requirements in Upper Ranks

Posted on Aug 7 2022 - 12:20pm

The Star, Life, and Eagle ranks each have a requirement, something to the effect of, "Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life."  In fact every rank back to Tiger Cubs has something like that.  Historically I have not done enough of a job treating this requirement.  It's intentionally vague enough that it isn't specific to any religious group, and so writing down a set of detailed requirements for it is difficult.  

I want to start ticking up the significance of this requirement.  I'm going to do this in the upper ranks for now.  (Star, Life, and Eagle)  Please also remember you do NOT have to wait until you are ready for your scoutmaster conference to do this requirement.  Really it's better if you get it done sooner.  

So for now, the guidance is this - you must do this requirement as a separate conversation with me or an ASM.  In fact, I'd really prefer for now if you did it with me specifically, as I'm trying to learn better how to think about requirements and the level of understanding that's appropriate for your age group.  We're not going to do this requirement as a part of the scoutmaster conference any more.  

You must have prepared for the discussion before you have it, with something in writing, whether they're just notes or a complete essay.  

The central question:

List out things that you see being important to living the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.  Try to think through how you understand your duty to being a morally upright person, and how you determine that duty in different situations. In a world full of people who will tell you what they think your moral duty should be, who do you listen to? Who and what do you believe?

Eagle Scout Joaquin Bartelli

Posted on May 1 2022 - 6:04pm
  • Congratulations to Troop 3's newest Eagle Scout, Joaquin Bartelli of the Lion patrol. Joaquin successfully completed his Eagle Board of Review on February 24, 2022. Joaquin's project was benches and a kiosk for the community gardens at Murchison Middle School.  Congratulations, Joaquin!

Youth Leadership Applications

Posted on Feb 17 2022 - 7:06pm
Advancement to Star, Life, and Eagle ranks require a scout to actively provide leadership in the troop.  
Attached please find the description of the leadership roles in the troop, and the application for leadership roles.  Please review these and turn them in no later than Friday, February 25.  We will have elections of the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leaders for each patrol on February 28, and fill out the remainder of the positions soon after that.  

Eagle Scout Aiden Gilley

Posted on Feb 15 2022 - 10:09pm

Congratulations to Troop 3's newest Eagle Scout, Aiden Gilley of the Panther patrol. Aiden successfully completed his Eagle Board of Review on February 15, 2022. Aiden's project was a sprinkler system for the community gardens at Murchison Middle School.  Congratulations, Aiden!

Camp Orr Summer Camp

Posted on Jan 27 2022 - 10:13am

 Sun June 19 - Sat June 25

Mark your calendars!  The Troop will be attending summer camp at Camp Orr, a Scouts BSA High Adventure Base located along the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas. Camp Orr offers 40 merit badge opportunities as well as the Buffalo Trails program which is specifically geared toward the younger Scout working on the early rank advancement requirements. Should be a fun week!