During this meeting, scouts will be going to various stations to learn about various aspects of communications. One of the more important stations for the new scouts is for the website. New scouts will be set up with accounts. They will also be taught how to use the website to find information about trips, rank requirements, and contact info. Other stations will have topics such as writing emails, public speaking, and internet safety. Those are all important methods of communication, so it’s a good idea to learn how to use them effectively.
This weekend is designed to be a fun introduction to backpacking before we go on the big more difficult Bruce backpacking trip later in the fall. This means that this is a pre-requisite to go on the Bruce trip. We will be meeting on Saturday morning at the troop room to drive down to Kelleys Island in Ohio and where we will take a ferry on to the island (swimming there with your full pack is not recommend) before doing some hiking. Then we will be setting up camp, eating some good food (or bad food depending on your cooking skills) and staying the night on the island.