|Alan Spencer discusses the council's|
annual Friends of Scouting campaign.
|ASPL Vincent congratulates Mark on the|
merit badges he earned.
Following the awarding of merit badges and ranks, Scoutmaster Baird invited newly elected Senior Patrol Leader Will, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader John, Patrol Leaders Andrew and Vincent, and Assistant Patrol Leaders Andy and Louie, to receive the oath of office for their positions. They, along with recently appointed Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Jake, will form the troop's Patrol Leaders' Council for the first half of 2014.
|Scoutmaster Baird administers the oath of office to (left to right)|
Jake, Louie, Andrew, Vincent, Andy, John and Will.
Scoutmaster Baird also recognized the outgoing leadership efforts provided by SPL Andrew and ASPL Vincent. Each received a framed certificate, troop patch and the position patch for the positions in which they served throughout the fall.
|Andy and his coveted|
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Baird congratulated everyone on their achievements for the year. This included the troop achieving, in its first year of eligibility, the status of being a "Gold Unit" in the Boy Scouts' "Journey to Excellence" program. The JTE program is the measure of a unit's progress and success during the year in such areas as advancement, membership, training, camping, service, parental involvement and budgeting -- and the gold level is the highest level a unit can achieve. The troop concluded the evening by walking down to the fire station to deliver its donated toys.
Visit the troop's online photo album to view all the photos from the Christmas Court of Honor and Party.