The “Scout”-ish Highland Games

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

In October of 2014, Troop 273 organized and hosted The “Scout”-ish Highland Games. The theme for this weekend event was intended to celebrate the Scottish Highland Games. Several other Scout Troops from the area attended and played many Scottish style games. All our Scouts wore traditional Scottish kilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great time was had by all!

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Weekly Meeting 12-12-2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

We started our meeting in the usual way. We recite the Pledge of Allegiance, The Scout Oath, and The Scout Law. Then, our Senior Patrol Leader tells everyone the plan for the meeting.

We went over the plan for the upcoming Klondike Derby at Camp Manatoc. The theme this year is “Mad Max, Flurry Road”. We will build a sled for different competitions at camp.

We also reviewed our skills for winter camping. We reviewed first aid for frostbite and hypothermia. We went over proper prior planning to ensure we have all the equipment and gear to make sure we are warm and safe.

Finally, we played a game that helped us practice our knot tying. Each patrol tied short pieces of rope together and used them to “rescue” other members of our troop. The knots we used were mostly square knots and the bowline.

 

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Weekly Meeting 12-5-2016

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

This week, we started our meeting in the usual way. First, we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, The Scout Oath, and The Scout Law. Then, our Senior Patrol Leader tells everyone the plan for the meeting.

This week, we were happy to have Sara Kline, the Mayor of Stow, join us. Mayor Kline spoke with the entire troop. She taught us a little bit about how our city government works and the responsibilities of the Mayor. In Stow, the Mayor is also the City Safety Director. That means Mayor Kline is also responsible for our Police and Fire Departments.

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Mayor Kline taught us a few fun facts about the city of Stow. With 35,000 residents, Stow is the 3rd largest city in Summit County. Stow also has the 2nd largest school district in the county, behind only Akron.

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Finally, Mayor Kline talked with our Scouts about what it means to be a responsible citizen and how we can all help to better our community. She answered our questions and generously gave us all pins for our uniforms, featuring the official seal of the City of Stow.

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We finished off our meeting by playing a quick game and having some Christmas cookies that were donated by our hosts at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

We had a fun and educational night! We would especially like to thank Mayor Kline for her time and the pins.

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What information will I find in the “Summer Camps” category?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The “Summer Camps” category will contain our posts about our week-long summer camps. Our troop usually participates in 2 summer camps each year. In June, we attend summer camp at Camp Manatoc, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In July, we attend another week-long camp at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation, in Kensington Ohio. We will post a description of our activities, along with pictures and other fun stuff!

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What information will be in the “Weekly Meetings” category?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

The “Weekly Meetings” category will have posts showing what we have done during our weekly meetings at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, in Stow. We will post a brief description of our activities and, when possible, we will include pictures!

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