Road to Scouting Report
The annual Patriot District Road to Scouting (AoL/Webelos transition open house) was held on Saturday, September 7, at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
We had 10 Troops represented: 1865, 1533, 697, 1100, 1965, 1966, 1131, 1000, 1346, and 1347. All had well-done displays, flyers, and groups of Scouts to talk to theguests. Each Troop had a Scout address the audience on an aspect of theBoy Scouting experiencem, and all the boys did VERY well.
We estimate we had wellover 50 AoL/Webelos Scouts attend, most with parents, some as a den withtheir leader.
The formal program consisted of an opening flag ceremony, a brief presentation by Ken Gaul on the Boy Scout program and how to choose a good Troop, followed by presentations by Boy Scouts on different aspects of the Boy Scout program. Then the AoL/Webelos and adult leaders visited the Troops’ booths, met Scouts and leaders, and got a much better idea of the various Scouting opportunities available to them in our area.
Special thanks to Ken Gaul for hosting the event and acting as MC, and to John Merchant, who not only got us the space a tGood Shepherd, but was the senior District Representative at the program.