The National Scout Jamboree is a celebration of Scouting, held every four years for Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from across the nation.
Since the first jamboree was held in 1937, it has become the BSA’s most iconic event, providing Scouts from all backgrounds, faiths, and cultures an opportunity to gather together and celebrate Scouting and the experiences they will remember throughout their lifetimes. This flagship event showcases the essence of Scouting and the rich tradition of the organization’s values.
On Monday, May 12, Mrs. Childs got her very own string of beads, an honorary neckerchief, and a wood badge token to give to one of the adults. She received her award from John Caputo, Wood Badge instructor and Scoutmaster of Troop 1 from Portland, Oregon. He traveled really far just to give Mrs. Childs an award; that sounds like a real scouter ready to help whenever needed.
On Saturday the Troop marched with Pack 421 in the Report to State parade.
On Sunday we had Scout Sunday services at the church. While the Scouts helped with collecting church donations and greeting parishioners, while Mr. Cannary and Mr. Parsons made cobbler. Everyone was very happy to see so many Scouts in church today. Especially the senior citizens. I had several people tell me how nice it was to see all the scouts being a part of the service.
Troop 421 is headed to Lake Somerville for a Halloween themed campout at the Birch Creek Unit (14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879). We will meet at Balcones District Park at 6:00PM on Friday, October 24 and depart from there at 6:30PM. We’ll be arriving at the campsite in the dark, so please eat a dinner before you head to Balcones. We plan to return by 12:00PM Sunday, October 26.