Troop 26

News, Announcements, and other tidbits regarding Santa Barbara based Troop 26

Tag: Boy Scouts of America

September Newsletter

 

The September 2012 Newsletter is now available for download here. This month’s highlight is on the Philmont trek, with photos included.

There will be a parents meeting tonight.

Final Philmont Reminders

This is it! Troop 26 leaves for Philmont tomorrow. We are meeting at the Santa Barbara Train station @ 12 noon on Saturday, July 28th. Months and months of preparation (not to mention loads and loads of money- in unrelated news, REI is doing very well…) and planning are coming to fruition. However, as you finally get away from your parents for the next two weeks, we ask one final thing…

 

When your parents drop you off at the train tomorrow, please have them park and come check in with either Mr. Shaw and/or Mr. Stewart. There is one final Philmont form that must be signed by a “responsible” adult. Not that you were necessarily planning on a long, tear-filled goodbye, but I know the temptation to just have your parents slow down a bit, open a door and “Tuck and roll” your way to freedom.

 

Thanks,

 

Asst. Scoutmaster Stewart

From the Scoutmasters: In Case You Didn’t Know….

Merit beyond the badge

…”Eagle Scouts are a different breed.”

And now science has finally proved this as fact.

At last, the results are in from the 2010 Baylor University study, Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge, conducted by the university’s Program for Pro-Social Behavior under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

The researchers found statistically significant differences between Eagle Scouts, former Scouts who didn’t make Eagle, and men who were never in Scouting. The differences were grouped into seven areas: Health and Recreation, Connection, Service and Leadership, Environmental Stewardship, Goal Orientation, Planning and Preparedness, and Character.

The timing’s perfect with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award this year. But what were the findings? How did Eagle Scouts rate? Read on for my complete analysis.

Find the article here, and get motivated (to be different….)!

Welcome Post

Hi all! Our troop historian will submit to me his trip logs so we can publish them to the world. We go on weekend day hikes, overnight backpacking, and long term (+7 days) trips in the Sierra Mountain range, various rivers, and scout camps across the western United States. Come back for our first (real) post soon.