|Master of Ceremonies Liam (podium) and|
SPL Creighton (left) open the court of honor.
|Beck, one of the troop's newest Scouts, receives his Scout rank.|
Scoutmaster Baird noted the troop conducted its semiannual troop elections the previous Monday, and as a result, introduced and installed the troop's newly elected and selected senior leadership. The senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, lead troop guide, and instructors form the troop's Leadership Corps. The Leadership Corps, along with the troop's two patrol leaders, form the Patrol Leaders Council, or PLC. Those youth leaders include:
- Senior Patrol Leader: Josh
- Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Everett
- Lead Troop Guide: Louie
- Instructors: Nicky, Lead Instructor; Creighton, Instructor
- Armored Armadillos: Jacob, Patrol Leader; Michael, Assistant Patrol Leader
- Patriots: Rusty, Patrol Leader; Liam, Assistant Patrol Leader
|Outgoing SPL Creighton with his recognition neckerchief slide|
Scoutmaster Baird then honored Creighton for his term of service as senior patrol leader with a custom-made neckerchief slide and display case.
|Michael checks out his Dirty Santa gift|
|Luke (center) attempts to shield from other Scouts the coveted|
camp stool, which was stolen from him soon after.
The troop ended the evening by gathering gifts donated by Scouts' families for the City of Auburn's Public Safety Department's annual toy drive. This annual troop tradition is part of its yearlong community service efforts. Scouts and leaders walked dozens of items including sports equipment, bicycles, electronics, and other toys to the city's downtown fire station, where firefighters accepted the toys and posed with the troop in front of one of its fire trucks.
Since this was the troop's final event of the 2016 calendar year, the troop will resume its weekly meeting schedule on Jan. 9, 2017.
For more photos from the court of honor, please visit the troop's online photo album.