Could was a busy month for Watertown’s Boy Scout Troop 11 as in-person actions resumed. Following the brand new scout camp out on the Watertown Conservation Membership in April, the troop held a Court docket of Honor recognizing these scouts for his or her efforts throughout the pandemic. Particular recognition was given to Kirk Grill who shall be retiring as Troop 11 committee chair on the finish of the 12 months.
The Court docket of Honor was opened by Senior Patrol Chief Kenny Pettitt, who welcomed the scouts and households to the Court docket of Honor following the presentation of the colours and the lighting of the Scout candles by scouts Caden Tolliver and AJ Dishneau.
Scoutmaster John Schloemer acknowledged Grill for his 14 years of service to scouting. Grill started his service to scouting by serving as a Cub Scout chief together with Cubmaster in Pack 111 from 2008 to 2012. He joined Troop 11 along with his son and have become an assistant scoutmaster in 2012. In 2014, he assumed the duties of Troop 11’s committee chair. He has been energetic with the troop in all the pieces, together with tenting, service initiatives, advantage badges, troop conferences, rank developments, fund elevating chair, and summer season camps. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow and accomplished 31 coaching classes. His duties on the Pitterle-Beaudoin American Legion Submit 189 necessitates his resignation as troop committee chair of Troop 11. In appreciation for all his years of service, he was introduced with a photograph collage of assorted actions he was in with Troop 11.
The awards ceremony commenced with six advantage badge and 4 particular awards being introduced by Assistant Scoutmaster Pat McCarthy and Senior Patrol Chief Kenny Pettitt to the next Boy Scouts:
Aiden McCarthy, Household Life advantage badge; Kieran McCarthy, Pets advantage badge; Silas Furnish, Particular Awards Firem’n Chit and Totin Chip; Vincent Meyer, Pets advantage badge; Braeden Nemitz, Household Life advantage badge; Cole Nemitz Household Life advantage badge, Cole Pettitt, Particular Awards Firem’n Chit and Totin Chip; and Kenny Pettitt, Communication advantage badge.
Eleven Scouts achieved rank development. Assistant Scoutmaster Invoice Meyer and Assistant Senior Patrol Chief Vincent Meyer made the presentation of the rank badges to the next Scouts:
Silas Furnish and Cole Pettitt achieved the Scout Rank; AJ Dishneau and Kyle Wolf obtained their second-class badges; AJ Dishneau, Braeden Nemitz, and Cole Nemitz obtained their first-class badges; Star Rank was awarded to Kieran McCarthy; Kenny Pettitt was awarded the Life Rank badge; and Vincent Meyer was acknowledged for attaining the Eagle Scout rank and incomes a bronze palm.
Throughout Could the troop actions included tenting, canoeing, whitewater rafting, and neighborhood service initiatives.
The troop had a crew that canoed 12 miles on the Rock River from State Freeway 16 to the Watertown Conservation Membership. The journey is meant to introduce youthful scouts to learn to maneuver a canoe on a much less difficult water method. Through the journey the crew have been in a position to observe varied wild life and ate a shore lunch.
Older scouts have been in a position to expertise a tougher water expertise by doing whitewater kayaking on the Peshtigo River and tenting two nights. The water degree was down barely, however the rapids have been nonetheless very thrilling and the water was chilly, even with the moist fits on.
Lastly, the Boy Scouts did two neighborhood service initiatives. Trash was collected on State Freeway 16 as a part of the adopt-a-highway program. The second venture was placing greater than 100 American flags on the Water Avenue Plaza to commemorate Memorial Day.
Boy Scout Troop 11 presents younger males alternatives in tenting, thrilling adventures in mountaineering, again packing, canoeing, bicycling, and for older scouts excessive adventures canoeing within the boundary waters, backpacking in New Mexico on the Philmont Scout Ranch, or scuba diving and crusing at BSA’s Sea Base within the Florida Keys. Scouts will be taught abilities in first help, shelter constructing, survival methods, management, earn quite a lot of advantage badges, and luxuriate in every week at a Boy Scout Summer time Camp every year.
Troop 11 meets weekly, in particular person, on the First Congregational Church and is sponsored by the Watertown Rotary Membership who’re of their 94th 12 months of holding the Constitution for Troop 11. Grill serves because the troop’s committee chair, Tom Levi serves because the constitution consultant from the Watertown Rotary Membership and Schloemer is the scoutmaster.
Younger males who’re enthusiastic about Boy Scouts are welcomed to attend a troop assembly which is held on Mondays, from 6:30 to eight p.m. on the First Congregational Church or by contacting Schloemer at 920-988-2052. Any boy who has accomplished the fifth grade and is no less than 10 years outdated or is no less than 11 years outdated could be part of Boy Scouts. No earlier scouting expertise is critical. Boy Scout Troop 11 gives a steadiness between outside actions, neighborhood service initiatives, incomes advantage badges, and improvement of management abilities.