Our troop spent the day on the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College gaining a wide range of knowledge.
The Benefits of the Merit Badge program are described by BSA as:
There is more to merit badges than simply providing opportunities to learn skills. There is more to them than an introduction to lifetime hobbies, or the inspiration to pursue a career—though these invaluable results occur regularly. It all begins with a Scout’s initial interest and effort in a merit badge subject, followed by a discussion with the unit leader or designated assistant, continues through meetings with a counselor, and culminates in advancement and recognition. It is an uncomplicated process that gives a Scout the confidence achieved through overcoming obstacles. Social skills improve. Self-reliance develops. Examples are set and followed. And fields of study and interest are explored beyond the limits of the school classroom.
Troop 3 joined us to distribute gifts to veteran’s on Saturday. The boys hand delivered to each patient and left remaining gifts to be distributed to future patients. 296 Gift Bags were distributed!
Our veteran’s gift bag drive has made the news. You’ll want to see the links below for information about what our scouts are up to and how you can help.
If you wish to help, drop off any of these items to Frank’s Old Fashion Barbershop by December 10th, 2016. (1730 Edgemont Avenue, Bristol, TN)
Our scouts were well represented at Bristol’s 2016 Christmas Parade. Here are a few that hiked together. Many other scouts were scattered about in other parts of the parade.
Tuesday, November 8th
Congratulations to Bryce for earning the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout.