Our first meeting of the new scout year will be held on September 11 on the Washington School playground. The Elks will is closed that evening for parking lot repaving.
September 18th is our first Court of Honor. Your scouts will be recognized for the summer achievements which include ranking and merit badges. You are welcome to invite your family. It is an exciting time where the boys are recognized for their hard work and effort.
Coming up in October is the Jersey Jam, Boy Scout Jamboree. Most of our troop has not experienced a ‘Jambo’ (the last one at Liberty State Park was canceled due to threateningly high winds) because they only happen every few years. Jamborees are huge events organized and supported by council.
Also in October is the Elks Custom Car and Motorcycle show, where we help out performing community service.
In November, we will hold our annual Scouting For Food community service where we collect food and donate to area food banks. Approaching the holidays and moving quickly into the winter season, community food banks often see their resources dwindle fast. This is our opportunity to really make an impact and live up to our oath and law by being Helpful to our community members who need some assistance.
November is also our opportunity to shore up the troop finances by holding our wreath fundraisers. Once again, we will hold an event at the Elks and several at Holy Spirit Church.
We are counting on your help and support!