Wow, where did the summer go? I hope you all had a great one! But now it’s time to start thinking about the best part of the year: Scouting!
We will have our annual Outing Planning Meeting next Thursday, August 22, from 6:00-8:00 at Manhattan Park (430 Manhattan Rd, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506). The troop will provide hot dogs; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
By now, you should have received a Doodle poll asking you to select dates for a few outings. We are attempting this method to help us organize outing dates around people’s schedules, so hopefully more boys can participate! At the meeting on Thursday, we’ll decide where we want to go on the dates we select, so come ready with fun ideas!
Our September outing is already set, of course: it’s a Mackinac Rendezvous year! Mac Rendezvous will be September 20-22. This is a really fun time and a great outing to join in on!
Also, there has been some talk about leaving a day early to spend Friday hiking up at Tahquamenon Falls. (Yes, you would have to take your son out of school for a day.) We’d like to start getting a head count, so please let Colleen Cleves (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are planning to go to Mac Rendezvous with the troop, and if you want to do the extra day at Tahquamenon.
In case you were wondering, the first official Troop 271 meeting will be September 5 at 7:00 at Mayflower Church. I look forward to seeing you there!
And while you’ve got your calendar out, please make note of the 9/11 Salute on September 11. We’ll set a loose time for the troop to participate, but you can go to the Ford Museum any time from sunup to sunset to join in this day of remembrance.