Scouts and Parents of Troop 283,
As I am sitting here reflecting on how it is already July 1, I wonder where part of the summer has already gone? After some reflection, I find that I know where, we have already had several Eagle projects finish, several more get started and some of our best and brightest attend Grey Wolf Training. Now, we are preparing for our own Mini-Point where our pre-1st Class Scouts can pick-up a few more skills and enjoy some Scouting fellowship before heading off to 1 of our 2 weeks at Many Point.
So what makes the summer so special for Scouting? I think it is because summer allows our boys to slow down, pause, and have time to really immerse themselves in something. Sure, there are all of the sports, family vacations and the like, but where is time truly left to our sons to be themselves? It is hanging out with their peers in an environment where they are challenged by older Scouts to truly push themselves.
Therefore, I would encourage you to get your Scout out camping, join him for at least part of his time outside and be prepared to be amazed! I am always impressed while we are at camp and afterwards to see how each Scout grows and matures. Time invested today in being in the outdoors learning to thrive there pays huge dividends tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at camp soon!
Yours in Scouting,