The San Gabriel Valley Council held their annual Scout Expo, but with a new name (“Youth Expo”) and a new location (the Rose Bowl). Troop 147 usually volunteers to run an activity booth, and this year, scouts and leaders put together an Art booth. Scouts from all over could earn their Art merit badge under the tutelage of Assistant Scoutmaster Todd Dirks. Mr. Dirks is an accomplished artist and art teacher at Pasadena High and the boys had a great time in his class. At a separate table, the younger Cub Scouts and Webelos had lots of fun earning their Art belt loop. Several Troop 147 scouts and parents helped out for hours in the hot sun and deserve a lot of credit for giving up a Saturday to help out. Our scouts also earned a few merit badges of their own – not only Art, but some earned Electricity, Chess, and Fingerprinting. Check out a few pictures…
Our dedicated Scoutmaster Peter Anderson received the Baden-Powell award (Scoutmaster of the Year for Lucky Baldwin District) for 2010 at the recent District awards dinner. Congratulation from all of us at Troop 147!
And special thanks to the scouts of Troop 147 who volunteered and helped to make the evening special for Mr. Anderson. As our Senior District Executive Jack Pan wrote afterwards, “Thanks to the Troop 147 Scouts for the color guard, and their cheerful service at ANY help needed (serving stew and cake) during dinner. Truly wonderful Scouts who exemplify the helpful qualities we admire in young men. Good job, adult leaders of Troop 147.”
To all of the great Webelos and families we met tonight at the Lucky Baldwin Round Table, hello! Please look around our Web site to learn more about us and our activities as you make your decision on which troop is right for you.
You’re invited to join us on our next outing, which will be held Nov. 6-8, 2009. Please contact Scoutmaster Peter Anderson, (626) 357-4415, for all the details.
A reminder: elections are Tues., Sept. 29, 2009. If you are interested in either of the Senior Patrol Leader or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader positions, you need to declare your interest to Mr. Anderson before 6 p.m. the night of the elections. We’ll also be planning for the weekend’s rock climbing camp out.
Board of review is on the Oct. 13, 2009. If you are ready to advance and you have not already had a Scoutmaster conference, please schedule one with Mr. Anderson as soon possible.