I am proud to announce that Troop 73 will again be honored at the 2018 Watchung Mountain Annual Awards and Recognition dinner on February 8th. First, one of our adult leaders will be receiving the Watchung Mountaineer Award - I will let the troop know once the winner is announced at the dinner, until then, it's a surprise 🤐. Also, we will be receiving an award for being the troop with the most service hours logged in 2017 in Watchung Mountain District with a total of 2498 hours. Congratulations!
Once again, we have proven that Troop 73 has an outstanding Scouting program. The troop's core values and programs have led 129 of our scouts to earn their Eagle Scout Award (with several more who will imminently earn theirs). Patriots Path Council has recognized us as one of their top Gold Award troops. Not to mention that our scouts, adult leaders and the troop itself have all earned countless awards through the years. .
One of the reasons I love Troop 73 is not only our outstanding Scouting program (which is proven), but also our desire to continuously improve. It is because of our parents and adult leaders that our program is always challenged to improve. We appreciate everyone's feedback. The troop has recently implemented some great ideas and we will continue to use them going forward.
But, we cannot forget the core values that have gotten us this success - our scout-led program, scout leadership, scout accountability for their own advancement and success, and many more. These are some of the major differences between the boy scouting and cub scouting programs. I encourage everyone, especially new families that recently transitioned, to read the following article and remind themselves of the differences.between boy scouting and cub scouting
As we all look for ways to continually improve our program, please remember these fundamental (and proven) core values that have been instrumental to our success. And as we are getting more areas for improvement, I am looking forward to those families getting directly involved in our program.
Scoutmaster, Troop 73