Vol. 8 Issue 6
T he May Campout was the annual family campout at the James Island County Park. Troop 44 camped with Pack 44 and participated in the Bridging up Ceremony Saturday night. The Troop also be set up the Rope Bridge on Saturday morning, and presented a very meaningful flag retirement ceremony at the campfire on Saturday night. Eleven Webelos and three of their leaders bridged up to Troop 44.
The Cougar Patrol joined the ranks of Boy Scouting as they passed over the Bridge on Saturday night, May 17th.
The Cougar Patrol include Taylor Blease, Travis Hamilton, Mark Hood, Stephen Hunt, James Infinger, Ryan Jones, Ian Kordonis, Chris Maher, Steven Mao, Max Wilson, and Charlie Wooten. Please welcome these Scouts into the Troop.
On Saturday May 24th Troop 44 recognised NAYLOR BROWNELL and presented him with his Eagle Award at the James Island Presbyterian Church at 1632 Fort Johnson Road. The Panther Patrol conducted a special ceremony, which Naylor had written and directed. The ceremony not only recognized Naylor's achievement but also recognized the community of leaders and teachers that had guided Naylor to his Eagle award. A reception at the Brownell home followed the ceremony.
On May 23rd, Troop 44 had three of its members graduated from James Island High School. Naylor Brownell, Robert Fairey and Danny Plitnik, all Eagle Scouts and members of the Panther Patrol walked the stage to receive their diplomas. Naylor will be attending Clemson this fall, Robert will be headed to Winthrop and Danny will travel to the Virginia Military Institute. Please wish these Scouts all the best as they head out to college.
The program Theme for June will be Emergency Preparedness. The Osprey Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The Tiger Patrol is the service patrol of the month.
June 9th Board of Reviews
Please remember that Board of Reviews will be held during the Troop meeting on June 9th. Please let Mr. Rice know if you need to schedule a BOR.
June 16th: Court of Honor
Troop 44 will hold a Court of Honor on Monday June 16th. Please check with the SPL regarding food and drink assignments for the reception.
The June Campout will be held at the Boy Scout Camp on Lake Moultrie, June 20-22. The Campout Activities will be patterned after Survivor Island with special challenges and team competition. Early sign up for this campout is important so all of the activities can be properly planned and arranged. Due to the extra activities, Cost for this campout will be $20. The Troop will meet at the Church at 5:30PM on Friday, June 20 to depart for the Campout and will return to the church by 3:00 PM on Sunday June 22.
All Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, along with the Troop Junior Leaders will hold a Patrol Leaders Council on the Monday following the campout. The Troop committee will convene at 7: 30 PM, the same evening. All Committee members are reminded to attend.
Troop 44 will be attending Summer Camp July 6th through the 12th. The Troop will be staying in Creek Campsite. Currently, there are 2 open slots available if you wish to attend Summer Camp. Please see either Mr. Whitley or Mr. Rice is you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.
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