Volume 3, Number 3, February 11th/16th, 2002
"All things are ready, if our minds be so. " Shakespeare
Title courtesy of John Lukacs
The meeting began at 7:30, not 7:00, but most people arrived at 7:30.
We got a guided tour of the firehouse, from the bunkrooms to the fire
engines. We were permitted to climb all over the truck. There was a rec
room with a big TV and a pool table, and in the study area for students,
there were some game machines hidden away in back. We were not permitted
to play with those.
The meeting was short, and ended with a few announcements. One was for the
Merit Badge Day on the 16th, and another for the campout a week after.
There is no meeting on Presidents Day.
Merit Badge Day
The day began with registration from 8 to 9 o'clock. It was crowded with
Scouts. Several people from our own troop attended, including Keane,
Thomas Warner, William and James Acevedo, Jimmy Ritzman, Alex Kovacic,
and Russell Scrivens. The day was split into two sections, morning and
afternoon, with a lunch between. At the beginning of the lunch period,
hot dogs were $2, and sodas and chips each $0.50, along with some
desserts. By the end, they were giving away everything, including hot dogs.
The day ended at 4:00, at which time parents began leaving with their
- Remember, all Scouts are ordered to wear deodorant.
- The Deep Freeze is coming up, but only if it snows.
We may do an day trip if it doesn't, probably Gettysburg. There will be
a phone tree to check to see who can come; be ready to give an absolute
- The bulletin still needs a title! Send suggestions to
- If you have something you would like in the bulletin, please send
it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, so I can put it in. Please
send descriptions of pack meetings, den meetings, service projects,
campouts, or anything Scout related.
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
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