Happy New Year!

This week is the start of a brand new year, a brand new decade, and the first Troop meeting of 2010!

I hope everyone had fun during the winter break and enjoyed the holidays with your families. I know we’re all a bit sad to return to work and school, but there are some fun things to look forward to on the Scouting calendar.

Our annual ski trip is coming up this month (Jan 22-24) and we’ll be returning to Waterville Valley where we had a fantastic trip last year.  We’re finalizing a couple of details and will have the permission slip out later this week.  I do want to get a head count at tonight’s meeting, so please come prepared to indicate whether or not you will be coming on the trip.  If you can’t make tonight’s meeting, please send me a quick email to let me know if you’re coming on the trip.

Our Winter Court of Honor has been scheduled for Jan 27, 2010.  Please mark your calendars as this will be a very special event.  We have lots of Scouts who have been working hard on advancement and expect a large number of rank awards.  We also have two Scouts who were recently awarded the rank of Eagle.  This is the highest honor in Scouting and we will be introducing our two new Eagle Scouts at the Court of Honor.

Finally, I am postponing the 1st Annual Snowball that was scheduled for this Saturday (Jan 9).  This event was intended as an opportunity to demonstrate pioneering and winter skills, have some fun and introduce ourselves to some of the local Webelo Scouts.  Unfortunately, it’s taken a lot longer than expected to get some of the materiel for the pioneering projects and sort out dates with the local Packs.  Rather than trying to rush through this event, we’ll postpone it until Feb 6 to give us time to better prepare.

Please check the Calendar page for recent updates to the schedule.