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04/15/24 Court of Honor

Today we had our Court of Honor where we celebrated the achievements of our fellow Scouts including what Merit Badges and Ranks they earned since the last Court of Honor.

04/12/24 – 04/14/24 Council Spring Camporee

This weekend we attended the Palmetto Council Spring Camporee, this year we created the games using a zombie theme to teach Scout skills such as, shelter building, first aid, orienteering, and more.

03/15/24 – 03/17/24 & 03/22/24 – 03/24/24 NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a six-day course designed to teach Scouts proper leadership skills in a fun way through games and other activities. Several of our Scouts attended this course over two weekends.

03/01/24 – 03/03/24 Crossover Weekend

This weekend, the Arrow of Light Scouts from Pack 275 Crossed over to our troop, becoming Boy Scouts. We camped behind our Scout Hut on Saturday and Sunday. The new Boy Scouts learned skills from the older Scouts including requirements for the Scout Rank.

02/04/24 Scout Sunday

Part of the Scout Law is a Scout is Reverent. Duty to God is also part of the Scout Oath. Each year Troop 275 honors this by participating in Scout Sunday. Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 as Scout Sunday. We showed our resect by attending services at Belair United Methodist Church. Scouts led the flag ceremony, led readings during the service. Scoutmaster Otto Mercado also addresed the Church and honored our partnership to show thanks.

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01/27/24 & 02/03/24 Scouting for Food

Part of the Scout Oath is to “help other people at all times.” Troop 275 does regular community service events, including being a part of Scouting For Food. On January 27, we hung door tags in nearly 3,800 homes in 9 communities letting people know about Scouting for Food and then we picked up their donations! We collected a total of 6,000 pounds. These donations will be distributed through the Belair United Methodist Church food pantry to those in need.

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01/13/24 – 01/14/24 Polar Bear

Troop 275 went on their annual Polar Bear camping trip (Jan 13 – 14). The Polar Bear camping trip is a Palmetto District event. The theme was Winter Wild West. Activities included competeing against other troops in a horse themed relay race. We also had thow rubber snakes into a bucket. This year nature threw a curve ball at us as it cut us short by 1 camping night due to heavy rain. Still, the we had a lot of fun as we took the opportunity to address various cooking requirements for ranking purposes while playing some western games. The weather was cold but we had a good time!

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01/07/24 Celebration of Life

In December, Mr. James Burt passed way. Mr Burt was fully dedicated to Troop 275 as a long time leader. As Scoutmaster Otto Mercado put it, “To say that he was head of the table for our Troop and Pack is an understatement as Mr. Burt represented so much more than that to our organization and our community. He was a member of Belair United Methodist Church, a member of the Charlotte Rifle & Pistol Club, and a member of the VFW Post 12136 (to name a few). Never in my lifetime have I come across such a respectable individual who was so highly invested in our youth.” In January many Scouts attended his memorial to honor him.

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