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Out of that humble beginning the Scouting Movement was born. will you please light the candle that represents the Spirit of Scouting. tracking. and will receive recognition tonight. These Scouts are at the beginning of the Scouting Trail. Scouts. and have completed all of the requirements for Scout. Today. and outdoor survival. and Friendly? Can you . Tonight will be a special Court of Honor because we will induct over ___ new members into our Troop who are receiving their first achievement rank. When Lord Robert Baden-Powell established the Boy Scouts in England at the beginning of this century he stated that "Scouting is a game with a purpose". Do you intend to live by the 12 points of the Scout Law. As we approach the end of this century we recognize that the games of Scouting are alive and well all over the world. You have mastered the skills required to receive you Scout Rank. But have you thought about what the words of the Scout Oath and Scout Law really mean? As a member of the Scouting Movement. Induction of the New Scouts (Steven Finley and SPL) SPL . ___________. remember that you belong to a worldwide family."In 1907 Lord Baden-Powell took a group of boys to Brownsea Island for 10 days and taught them the skills of camping."Will the members of the _____________and ____________ Patrols please come forward. the highest rank in Scouting."Members of the _________ and __________ Patrols. if you look closely at this candle. Duty to Others. Other members of our Troop are further along the trail. the family of Scouting.I want to welcome you all to the Spring 2001 Court of Honor. as we celebrate our achievements here in Troop 135. over 90 years later.(_________________________) b. Loyal. These Scouts crossed over into Troop 135 last March. SM . Helpful. as Senior Patrol leader for Troop 135."As Advancement Chairman for Troop 135. Presentation of the Colors . but we will recognize their achievement tonight. Tonight. They represent the 3 parts of the Scout Oath: Duty to God and Country. that you will be Trustworthy. cooking. that of Scout. you have agreed to live by the principles of Scouting.Lord Baden Powell Court of Honor Opening a." SM . and Duty to Self. as well as 3 Adults who have completed Scouter Fundamentals Training. Will you please join me in the Pledge of Allegiance" (NO SCOUT OATH OR SCOUT LAW AND PROMISE!!) Advancement Chairman . You have agreed to show Duty to God and Country. Scout prospers in many countries around the world. and many are almost done with Tenderfoot. Duty to Others. He will receive his Eagle at special Courts of Honor at a later date. you will 3 reflections of the flame. We have scouts receiving higher ranks. Tonight you will be inducted into Troop 135. Tonight we celebrate the fellowship of Scouting. I hereby open the Spring 2001 Court of Honor for Troop 135. SPL . and Duty to Self. We also have 1 Scout who have recently completed his Eagle Rank.

and he has mastered the skills of knots and lashing. Can't you just hear Lord Baden-Powell urging on those early Scouts at Brown Sea Island. ___ Scouts will be receiving their Tenderfoot Rank."Will the Parents of each of these Scouts please come forward and join them. Lord Baden Powell taught the new Scouts the necessary skills needed to survive out in the wild. the First Class Scout has mastered all of the Scouting Skills and is able to survive in the woods of Colorado. Tonight. and identify 10 wild animals. Obedient. and Cheerful? Will you be Thrifty.be Courteous. A Scout is Trustworthy. he can cook for his Patrol." SM . . Kind. Please join me in the Scout Oath. a First Class Scout was one who had mastered all of the skills required to survive in back country of India and South Africa. He has demonstrated that he can work with a compass to find his way and hike for at least 5 miles. and Reverent? If so." (ASPL and SPL Hand them Out) First Class (ASPL) In Lord Baden-Powell's regiments. knife. He must know his Patrol name and yell. and recognize the tracks of the animals that surrounded them."Congratulations". I will do my best. and saw. On My Honor. . (SPL and ASPLs hand out the Scout Ranks and Mother's pins. as they learned the skills to survive in the outdoors? Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward to receive their Second Class Rank. safely use an ax. Brave. Clean. Friendly." SPL . . and can build useful structures using these Pioneering skills. Loyal. He taught them how to make camp.". . Lord Baden-Powell would be proud of them! . do service to the community. Second Class (ASPL) "The rank of Second Class signifies that a Scout has mastered even more of the basic Scouting Skills. a Tenderfoot Scout also learns the basic skill required to safely enjoy the outdoor environment. and he must sleep in tent he has help put up. and show that he understands Safe Hiking. He must also demonstrate some basic First Aid Skills. In Boy Scouts. SM . . . and repeat the Scout Oath. . Today. show more advanced first aid skills." Will you please join me in the Scout law. find edible plants. cook over an open fire. . To earn Tenderfoot he must also demonstrate that he understands and agrees to live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law and Promise. He knows how to find his way in the day and the night.) Congratulations."Scout Sign. and the Scout Law and Promise. to do my duty . please gather around the Troop flag. Will ________ and _________ and their parents please come forward. Helpful. start a fire. he can identify native plants." Tenderfoot (SPL) "At Brownsea Island. .

Although not originally in Lord Baden-Powell's vision of Boy Scouts. We will be having special Eagle Courts of Honor for each of these Scouts later this year. and will his parents join him. To earn the Rank of Star. a Scout must earn 5 more Merit Badges. and _________________ please come forward. Will the following Scouts please come up to get their Merit Badges: (Read List) Special Awards . a Scout must earn a total of 6 Merit Badges. Will ____________. Jack Smith and Matt Jones have been notified by the National Scout Office in Irving. ASPL. To earn the Rank of Life. When you earn your Life Rank. Merit Badges became the tool for Scouts to explore new ideas and skills that they could use for a life time. for a total of 11. or admire the view back down the trail. you are one rank away from the final goal. and a sense of duty. Never forget. a new set of challenges awaits him. and are waiting to hear from Texas. Now is not the time to sit back and rest. Life is only 2/3rds of the way there. Merit Badges (SPL. with 4 of the 6 from the list of 12 Eagle-required badges. Will _______________________ please come forward with your Parents. They demonstrate leadership by serving in a position of responsibility for the troop for 4 months. Please don't lose the drive and momentum that has gotten you to this point on the Scouting Trail. ______________ please come forward to receive your rank of Star. you can just get a glimpse off on the horizon that final goal. you have reached the second to last step in Boy Scouts. Ryan Davis and Trevor Johnson both passed their Gateway District Eagle Board of Reviews in the last month. (________________) Justin. Texas that their paperwork is complete and they are official. The goal of every boy in Scouting is to earn the rank of Eagle. ___________________. courage. that although you have one more step to Eagle. confidence in themselves. Finish the Job! Eagle (SM) We have had 4 members of Troop 135 complete their Eagle Rank since the beginning of the year." Star (_______________) Once a Scout earns First Class. and 3 of those must be from the list of Eagle-required. ASPL) Since last January the members of Troop 135 have earned ________ Merit badges. and will their Parents please join them. and they must serve their community with 6 hours of Community Service.Will _______________. Life (______________) "One of the goals that Lord Baden-Powell had for Scouting was that it teaches a boy responsibility.

Please joins us for dessert downstairs Closing . and Community Service. Please remember to pick up a calendar downstairs.(Troop Training Coordinator) Rick Ulyses. Philmont 3. Big Horn Leadership Training at Camp Tahosa () 4. Scouter Fundamentals . 7. This is very important training that insures that our Troop will continue to be successful. But Don't Take the Flags Yet!) . Summer Camp 2. To be elected you must be a first class Scout. This is adult leader training in the basic workings of a Boy Scout Troop which takes a full Saturday session.meetings will be on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month starting in June and running through August. and I want to congratulate and thank Rick and Mike for their efforts. Summer Uniforms 6. Summer Schedule . We now have about __________ OA members in our Troop. Adult Awards Announcements 1. 8.Order of the Arrow . and will have another election next January. and have camped for at least 20 nights in your Scouting career.(__________________) The Order of the Arrow is a special Service Organization in Scouting that promotes Camping. and Mike Green recently completed Scouter Fundamentals Training at Camp Magness. (Candidates) were elected to the Order of the Arrow by the members of the Troop last January. We will go back to meeting every Tuesday in September. Peacefull Valley Scout Ranch. and then a weekend campout trip. 9. can you please bring up the ______________ and ___________ Patrols to the base of the stairs to prepare to retire the colors? (Line Up.SM "(SPL). 5. another couple of weeknight meetings.

Troop attention. Color Guard." . both those in our Troop and those from troops from across the United States and around the world. I hope you recognize that you are making life long friends. Help the guys who come along after you.When Lord Baden Powell wrote the book "Scouting For Boys" in 1910. . . Scout Salute. and that you belong to the fellowship of Scouting. and respect the guys who have gone before you. I hope those of you in Troop 135 feel the friendship of your fellow scouts. audience please stand. Two. In the Columbine Tragedy several Scouts stepped forward to help the injured students and teachers. .. . . I'm sure he had no idea that the book he wrote based on the basic training methods he designed for the British Military and adapted to help young English boys grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow. In light of the recent events in our community it is more and more evident that the fellowship of Scouting is still needed. SPL ." "Would you please join us for refreshments down stairs. please retrieve the colors. Many of those Scouts will be receiving recognition of their good deeds with heroism medals from the Boy Scouts of America.Color guard attention."I officially declare this Spring 1998 Court of Honor officially closed. I'm sure he had no idea what he had started." Advancement Chairman . Now 90 years later Boy Scouts has grown to an organization recognized worldwide. . Support and encourage each other up the Scouting Trail.

the theme of our Court of Honor is the Spirit of Scouting. Duty to my Country. Part of the Spirit of Scouting is participation in Scouting. The Court of Honor is our opportunity to recognize the Scouts in our troop who have met the criteria for advancement. Rank advancement and earning merit badges shows Duty to Self.Spirit of Scouting COURT OF HONOR Advancement Chairmen “As the Advancement Chairman for Troop 135. and that’s Scout Spirit!! I feel a lot of Scout Spirit in the room tonight! Special Award Before we get started tonight. mentally awake. Every day a Scout should ask. loyal. Alex Mcintosh the Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 135. “What have I done today that shows Scout Spirit? Have I been trustworthy. One of the things that you learned as part of earning Scout was the Scout Oath. will you please light the candle representing the Spirit of Scouting” Flag Ceremony ASPL . of the Boy Scouts of America. Sandra Ulyses? Advancement in Rank Scout – SPL (Bring up the Scouts getting Scout) "Gentlemen. or friendly? Have I kept myself physically strong. Pledge. Going on campouts like our trip earlier this month to Tohasa shows Scout Spirit.Call the Troop to Order. Call in Color Guard. or Duty to others? Try to live your life with Scout Spirit everyday. and that’s Scout Spirit. I hereby open the Winter 2002 Court of Honor. Could you please join me in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law" "Scout Sign" . Working on service hours shows Duty to Others. Scout Oath (Kevin W Color Guard Officer) Opening – SPL "Tonight. and as a representative of the Gateway District in the Denver Area Council. and celebrate their achievements in Scouting. Scout Law. the Adults in the Troop would like to take a minute for a Special Presentation. Scout Spirit is living by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.” Scout Master Introduction “Do we have any visitors here tonight? Could you please introduce yourselves? “Welcome to our Winter Court of Honor. you have taken your first step down the Scouting Trail. and that’s Scout Spirit! Honoring the flag and the heroes who have defended it is Duty to our Country. or morally straight? Have I shown Duty to self.

Over the last couple of months. and morally straight. They have also learned to work together with their Patrol members. This is working on keeping ourselves Mentally Awake. This shows Duty to Others. (repeat) and to obey the Scout Law."On my Honor. Helpful. You also work on keeping physically strong by learning good eating habits as part of planning the menu’s and buying the food for the cooking we did on our campouts. Kind. more responsibility. “ Tenderfoot – ASPL "Scouts who achieve Tenderfoot have gotten their first taste of Scouting. and many of us helped. and more interesting and challenging activities. A Scout is Trustworthy. Brave. drugs.” “Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward:” “Congratulations. and Reverent”. and mentally awake. lets give them a hand” First Class . to God and my Country. being Helpful and Friendly. I will do my best. Obedient. and have begun living with Scout Spirit. Steven Left Eagle Project was to repaint the playground equipment at a local elementary school. "Could the parents of these guys please line up behind them. (repeat) mentally awake. and tobacco. Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. They also had to talk to a teacher or an elected . we have had several opportunities for Service Hours.Older Scout "The Scouts who tonight earn the Rank of First Class are now ready for harder camping. Loyal. Congratulations. (repeat) to do my duty. to do what I said I would do. things that need to know. and to stand by my friends even when they need it the most. (repeat) To keep my self physically strong. Thrifty. and many of us helped him with that project” “For Second Class you also have to discuss the dangers of alcohol. Courteous. Clean. Mark Right organized a food drive for needy families last Thanksgiving and we helped there too! David Ulyses rebuilt a Trail up in the Mountains. What does it really mean to be Trustworthy and Loyal? To me it means to be dependable. (repeat)" “Will you please join me in the Scout Law. Scouts who achieve Tenderfoot must go on at least one campout and use the skills like cooking and knot tying. Those are all examples of keeping physically strong. and things that show Duty to Self. Friendly. lets give them a hand”. Cheerful. (repeat) To help other people at all times. Second Class – ASPL “One of the requirements for Second Class is to perform at least one hour of Service.

and do what’s right. that’s keeping us Mentally Awake! Learn First Aid. It requires that a Scout earn 21 Merit Badges. not necessarily what’s popular. a Scout must earn 6 Merit Badges. and ____________ and their Parents please come forward: “Congratulations. he is probably one of the leaders in the Troop. Tonight we want to recognize 4 new Eagle Candidates who recently completed their Council Board of Review. Hiking Merit Badge could show Courteous. lets give them a hand” Eagle – SM The highest rank a boy can earn is Eagle. that’s Duty to Country. Loyal – hey your supposed to stay together and support each other right?! That’s Scout Spirit! Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. the ASPL’s. "Will ______________. I each of these Scouts and Scouters have shown the ultimate in Scout Spirit! Each of these new Eagles will have a Special Eagle Court of Honor in the next few months. lets give them a hand” Life – Eagle Scout if possible "By the time a Scout earns the rank of Life. show Leadership both by having a Leadership position in the Troop. Friendly. Could Justin Jones. Merit Badges – SPL. and are waiting to hear if their applications have been accepted by the BSA National Office in Texas. A leader must be Loyal to his Troop. and be Thrifty with the Troops’ resources. You heard about some of the Eagle Projects earlier.official about our Constitutional Rights and Obligations. lets give them a hand” Star – Older Scout "For Star. and that requires you to be Helpful. or the World. That shows Duty to Country. or the Nation. Finally. show Cheerful Service. Leadership brings its own challenges to living with Scout Spirit. a Leader must be Brave. that’s Duty to Others. and that’s Scout Spirit!” “Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward:” “Congratulations. planning. and Ben Baot please stand up? Could we also have all of the other Eagle Scouts among us please stand and be recognized. and 4 of the 6 must be from the list of Eagle required merit Badges. Earn Citizenship in the Community. There are all kinds of opportunity for Scout Spirit in earning Merit Badges. Learn a new skill. and carrying out an Eagle Project that benefits the Community. and SM . Friendly. Mark Rifht. and Kind. and by organizing. Working with younger Scouts takes patience. Helpful. Stephen Left. but we wanted to recognize them tonight for their accomplishment.

ASPLs READ MERIT BADGE CARDS) Service Stars (??) Special Awards (??) 1. Kind. we have a few announcements” 1. ____________________________________________________ 4. I think the easiest way to award these merit badges is to have each Scout come up as they are called to receive all of the Merit Badges they have earned. Be Trustworthy. ____________________________________________________ 3. We have been working on several new merit badges. ________________________________________________________ Friends of Scouting Presentation . ____________________________________________________ 2. Cheerful. (BLOW OUT CANDLE) . They come in a wide variety of flavors. Be Courteous. Remember that even as I blow out this candle. Be Helpful.SM . (SPL. and I would like to thank the adults in our troop who worked as Merit Badge Counselors. be Loyal. ________________________________________________________ 3._____________________________________________________ Closing – SPL The Spirit of Scouting is all around us. ________________________________________________________ 2. and cover many topics and skills. ____________________________________________________ 5. We are always looking for Merit Badge Counselors. Merit Badges are an opportunity to experience something new and different.“Before the closing. be Friendly.(Presenter ______________________________________) Announcements SPL . be Clean. Tonight. Be Brave. Its part of everything we do. we should all pledge to live our lives in a way that will best represent the Spirit of Scouting. Obedient."We have ___________ Merit Badges to award tonight. and Thrifty. the Spirit of Scouting is still here. and hope other adults will volunteer to help. and be Reverent. whether we think about it or not.

“Josh G. will you and your Color Guard please retire the colors. ."As Advancement Chairman for Troop 135. I officially close this Winter 2001 Court of Honor".” Advancement Chairmen .

Baden Powell said "Scouting is a Game with a Purpose". We went drove to Minnesota. troop. Colorguard Attention. In Minnesota when we canoed the Boundary Waters the boys decided where we would go. This summer the purpose was to have fun.What We Did This Summer!!! Court of Honor Opening: The summer of 1998 was very busy for Troop 135. This summer we had a boy-led troop. And they all did a great job. Tonight is a celebration of our summer!! L: Troop Attention. Colorguard. Guests please rise. Forward march.Ben. went Canoeing in Boundary Water. marched in Lakewood on Parade. At summer camp the Senior Patrol Leader and his assistants were in charge for the week. as compared to an adult led. Flags: Service Patrol: PANTHERS (Jim Cuzella) Scout Oath Scout Law ement Chairment "Andrew. As Advancement Chairman for Troop 135 I now declare this Fall 1998 Court of Honor officially open". me: For several years now we have been working towards a boy-led.Ryan. and hiked up Glenwood Canyon. and went shooting. we climbed 2 Colorado peaks. The adults sat back and watched. and where we stop and camp. Ryan Summer Camp SPLs . as ASPL can you please light the candle signifying Scout Spirit. Andrew and Jacob Boundary Waters SPL . and boy did we have fun. sts Introduction: Tonight we have several guests Den ______ from Pack ________ Den ______ from Pack ________ Den ______ from Pack ________ Ora Shefler .David and Dylan . We went to Summer Camp at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch for a week.Unit Commissioner Dave Lelonde (Denver Area Council Professional Scouter) dership Awards: Spring 1998 PLC .

They even got to dodge lightening bolts on an afternoon hike! To earn Second Class. you have shown that you can face a challenge and come out on top. throw tomahawks. the Tenderfoot Rank. these scouts learned many things including basic first aid. To help them along we had five Troop Guides who were older Scouts that helped them as they came into our Troop. L . "For those Scouts who are receiving their Tenderfoot Rank. and camping skills like putting up a tent". and shoot arrows on the archery range. Would the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: and ASPL hand out awards. like your Troop Guides. when you are the older Scout. go on a 5 mile hike. more First Aid. safe hiking. L. Always remember that you have the older Scouts in Troop 135 to help you. the highlight of their Scouting Summer was Summer camp at Camp Chris Dobbins on the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. But every now and then. To earn Tenderfoot. "Scouts. and identify 10 wild animals. Tonight most of those scouts are receiving their first advancement rank. For these Scouts Summer Camp wasn't all work. look back and give a hand to your friends behind you!" Class: . Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Ls and SPL Handout Awards "Scouts. physical fitness. you have now started up the Scouting Trail. play in the row boats and canoes on the lake. Keep striding up the Scouting Trail. these Scouts learned knife and ax safety. Lets give them a round of applause" Second Class: "The second rank along the Scouting Trail is Second Class. you will be expected to help the new Scouts up the Scouting Trail. had to swim 50 yards. I would like to acknowledge and thank Sloan Ryan Ben Dylan Nathan for their help". They got to swim. shoot rifles. The trail will get steeper and steeper and you advance through the ranks. knot tying.mer Camp Patches: Dylan and David read names and handout patches ancements: Tenderfoot: "Last March we had over 30 new Scouts join our Troop. Next year.

including 7 from the Eagle-required list. a Scout must earn 5 more merit badges for a total of 11. and Danny J. and cook and clean up 3 meals on a campout. there is a role of film with only pictures of frogs on it!" e Scout "Leadership doesn't always mean standing in front of the troop like the SPL and ASPL. These are also the Scouts in the Troop who lead by example. Star is also the first rank where a Scout must have a position of responsibility in the troop. The Scout who is receiving his Life rank tonight has been a Den Chief for several years for Pack 237. but the trail continues and gets steeper as it rises. and worst of all they carried the paddles which are long and bulky and won't balance in your arms. They were also in charge of making sure that we got everything at each portage. They had to carry the fishing poles. I never heard a complaint from Nick the whole trip. "Will Dustin. To earn Life. practice even more First Aid. with 4 of those 6 from the list of Eagle-required. You will face many more challenges. "Star is the first rank that requires a Scout to earn merit badges. "I had the pleasure of having Nick in my crew at Boundary Waters. He and his buddy Jim always got to carry the junky stuff. We also have Scouts whose leadership involves working with the Cub Scouts in the packs that feed into our Troop. and ASPLs present the award. a Scout must participate in 10 troop activities. swim 100 yards. To earn First Class. swim at the Golden Rec. I'm sure. He must also do 6 hours of community service. With all of the summer activities. learn lashings. Center.L "Summer is also the time to climb Fourteeners. Nick was also in charge of catching frogs. Remember that you are now the leaders that the younger Scouts look up to. and serve in a position of responsibility for 6 months. Would Chris and his Parents please come forward" and ASPLs present the award . To earn Star a Scout must earn 6 merit badges. and do 6 hours of community service. Jesse. and have picnics in the parks. Nick . the Scouts in Troop 135 had the opportunities to complete the requirements for First Class. Always try to make sure you don't disappoint them. and you will conquer them. I know that somewhere out there. As one of the smaller guys in our crew.please come forward with your parents" and ASPLs handout awards L "First Class is the top of the first major hurdle in Scouting. There were a couple of times when they had to go back to the other end and pick up something that one of the others had forgotten. Jim . canoe in the local lakes. The Scout that earns his Star tonight has already been a Patrol Leader in the Troop. and the Coleman stove. Will Nick Alter and his Parents please come forward. Nick didn't get the good jobs like carrying the canoe and the packs that held our gear and food.

Merit badges offer the opportunity to learn and experience many new things. particularly the Fall Court of Honor. and their haunting cry would carry across the lake. They will all have their own separate CoH later this Fall. One Scout will receive 12 merit badges tonight. Evidently Chris felt a special kinship with these birds because he was nicknamed "Loon". and Citizenship in the World Merit badges" "Will Dylan Engberg and Ryan McAteer please come forward. Jon t Badges: "A Court of Honor is always the best part of being a Scoutmaster. dinator and then earn their Tenderfoot rank within 6 months of joining Scouts. cial Awards: Akela Award elos "The Akela Award is the only award in Scouting that you start as a Cub Scout and finish as a sover Scout. Tonight we are going to hand out over 100 merit badges. To earn the Akela Award a Scout must have earned his Arrow of Light as a Webelos. I am going to talk a little bit more about that later" Will the following Scouts please come forward and receive the merit badges you have earned this summer: and ASPL will read them.e Scout "The crew that Chris was on in Minnesota all had nicknames. please think about volunteering to help teach a merit badge in the troop. the Loons would begin to call out." . and will hand them out. Tonight. e: "Eagle is the culmination of Scouting. the highest peak on the Scouting Trail. another will receive 8. either Soil and Water Conservation or Fish and Wildlife Management. Each night as the sun was setting. They also do a service project at home with their parents" Will the following Scouts please come forward to earn their Akela Award: Alex Finley Stephen Lepke Ben Sanner Scott Threlkeld Joe Eric Jack World Conservation Award "To earn the World Conservation Award a Scout must earn Environmental Science. On of my favorite birds that we saw on the lakes was the Loon. I want to take just a minute and recognize the 5 Scouts in our Troop who have officially finished their rank of Eagle. As you watch these badges being handed out.

The next level is Brotherhood. We have now climbed 4 or 5 14'rs as a Troop. Ryan. and Nathan. We had three members of our troop that took a week of their summer vacation and went to Big Horn: Ben. and Ben please stand. t Recognition mittee "We currently have 70 registered boys in Troop 135. and we have a reputation as a very good troop.Junior Leader Training "The best way to learn how to be an effective leader is to participate in Big Horn Training. Will the following Scouts please come forward: Order of the Arrow p Rep "The Order of the Arrow id a Camping Service Organization that is a part of Boy Scouts of America. In order to be elected to the Order of the arrow you must be First Class. and their selection is based on their camping experience. and have a debrief session with me in order to earn there Junior Leader training Shoulder Patch. you can advance in levels in the Order of the Arrow. Following the week at Big Horn these guys needed to fill out some paperwork. Big Horn is a week long class that is held at Camp Tahosa early in the summer. and gets a star for every 14'nr he climbs after that. When I took over as Scoutmaster over 2 years ago I did it knowing that I would have a great group of adult Scouters to work with. We elected 8 members last January. with about 60 that actively men participate on ekly basis. Just like in Boy Scouts. and tonight he receives his JLT patch. Mike E. That has happened because of the adult leadership that is here. Nathan has completed that part of the training. and Luke please stand up. Will Jacob. This summer we had 5 of our members become Brotherhood members of the order of the Arrow. Fourteener ping "Two summers ago we decided as a troop that we would like to take advantage of living dinator beneath the Colorado Rockies . and service and leadership in the troop. This Troop is successful. Ed . and 7 finished their Ordeal Ceremony this summer. The first level is Ordeal. he earns the Fourteener badge. Some day I'm going to sit down and add up all the miles that these adults have put on their vehicles for Scout activities . Its members are elected by the members of a Troop. and have 15 nights of camping.the mountains not the baseball team. We will have elections again this January. Ryan M. When a Scout climbs a Fourteener peak. which we just talked about. and also pass an oral test. which requires the candidate to serve his troop for 1 year. Will Sloan A. Sloan. We began to plan and lead the climbs on some of the Fourteener peaks here in Colorado. Chris. Andrew . Ben L.

We need a new Fundraising Chairman to look for an coordinate the fund raising activities so that we can continue to go on these great trips like we did this summer. Announcements: [Service Patrol (Panthers) goes to the back of the room during this time.ASM Jay C . and it would really help me out if you would volunteer to do a job in the troop. and please look for the Merit badge sign up list. There is training available. Ralph M gets his 10 year pin. and we have funds in the troop to help pay for that training. I will also have the book of requirements that lists what needs to be done to earn the merit badge. Luke P gets his 10 year pin. Recently we have been offering the same merit badges over and over and we really need new people.Advancement/Calendar Paul Mc-Eagle Coordinator Jean M-Fundraising Alex P-QM Jeri C -CM(Beads) Carol B -Permission Slips Rick E-CM Steven F-ASM Diane G-CM Bob M -ASM Diane M -CM Luke P -QM Deann W -CM Many of you have offered to help. We still need lots of help. You can see me about information about that. Every meeting during the year we offer 3 or 4 Merit badges.Jeane B and S Finley Air Force Academy Football (or not) October calendars available downstairs Permission Slips available downstairs Please join us for cookies downstairs. I will have a sign up sheet downstairs that lists several of the merit badges that we would like to see taught. and Paul Mc gets his 12 year pin.I would like to take a minute and recognize the adult leaders in this troop: Dave A . "We have some Service Pins for 3 of our Adult leaders. We especially need new merit badge Counselors who can challenge these Scouts with new experiences. Jim C gets his 11 year pin. This is a great opportunity for someone who has limited time and would like to spend 3 to 4 meetings working with the boys. I need an Eaglebound Coordinator who can help coordinate the activities that we do during the meetings with the younger Scouts. Ben H organizes this] Philmont . . Could you all please come up. "I'm not very good about asking for help. and we are going to be coming to you with a job. Many of you have offered me your help.CM Jerry C-Treasurer Virgie E-CM Kathleen F -Webelos Coord Pat Godwin-Chairman Bernie G-CM Rod H-ASM & High Adventure Coordinator Steve Ingebrigtsen.QM Jeanne B -Activities Jim C . Please consider taking the training next Spring.Rod H Camporee .

to hike. or paddle a canoe just for the thrill of doing it. and I see him develop a little bit more towards manhood. SM "Its amazing to me what a boy will do when he's challenged. but he'll always get back up. but its usually looking back over his shoulder at me as he keeps plodding along under the weight of his backpack. Its amazing what a boy will do when he's challenged. to swim. Guests please rise. He will keep on paddling for hours into the wind and threw the whitecaps even though his shoulders hurt. Colorguard please retire the colors" . He might complain and tell me he's quitting. the spirit of Scouting will burn brightly in our hearts" "Troop Attention. And every day I see his confidence grow a little bit more. and he's really not convinced there's really a campsite available ahead He will even get up early to fish. They wait at the Flags. Colorguard Attention. He might get knocked down with homesickness. nt "I now declare this Fall 1998 Court of Honor officially closed. Even though we blow out the candle. He will keep on climbing even when his lungs burn and his legs hurt just to reach the top of a peak.Closing: ASPL brings the Service Patrol to the front. and his self image improve.

This is the 90th Anniversary of Scouting in the United States. and see the history that it contains. Gentlemen. please light the candle representing the Spirit of Scout” Flag Ceremony SPL. One of the things that you learned as part of earning Scout was the Scout Oath. You can see that this ribbon has seen a lot. and the history of Troop 135 during the rest of this Court of Honor. of the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts working on Communication Merit Badge will be the presenters for this Court of Honor. On this anniversary we can look at our Troop Flag.SM “Welcome to our Winter Court of Honor. Call in Color Guard.Walter S "Tonight. Scout Law. and celebrate their achievements in Scouting. Steve has also published the monthly Troop Calendar. I turn it over to you”. Here is one from 1966 where our Troop was awarded Honor Unit at Fall Round Up."Scout Sign" .Color Guard Officer) (Patrol Leaders Council .Color Guard) Opening . and goes down to the Scout Shop to purchases the badges we award in events like tonight. Before we get started I would like to take a minute to thank Steve. David Ullrick. you have taken your first step down the Scouting Trail. which we call the "big book".Call the Troop to Order. I hereby open the Winter 2001 Court of Honor. which has kept us all on the same page over the last several years. and as a representative of the Gateway District of the Denver Area Council. The Court of Honor is our opportunity to recognize the Scouts in our troop who have met the criteria for advancement.David U (Bring up the Scouts getting Scout) "Gentlemen. and the History of our Troop. Steve has kept all the advancement records. Steve (applause). as the Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 135. There are many adventures represented in these ribbons and banners. Thank you. You will hear more about the history of Scouting. Tonight. who is stepping down after 4 years as Advancement Chairman for Troop 135." Scout Master Introduction . History of Troop 135 COURT OF HONOR Advancement Chairmen “As the Advancement Chairman for Troop 135. just like our Troop. the theme of our Court of Honor is the History of Scouting. could you please lead these Scouts in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law" Matt . Scout Oath (Nick A . Pledge. Advancement in Rank Scout . Matt and ASPL.History of Scouting.

which we all went to last Fall. One of those activities is the Camporee.“Will you please join me in the Scout Law. and Reverent”. Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. A Scout is Trustworthy. "Could the parents of these gentlemen please line up behind them. things that would make "Uncle Dan" proud. Keep up the good work. (repeat) To help other people at all times. and morally straight. (new Scouts repeat) to do my duty. (repeat) To keep my self physically strong. Kind. Here on our Troop flag is the ribbon from the Camp-O-Rally in 1969 in honor of these outdoor skills. In the 1960's the Camporee. lets give them a hand”. Cheerful. lets give them a hand” Star . All of this advice can be used to help earn the rank of Second Class. lets give them a hand” First Class .Danny J. and the Camporee. Second Class .Alex M . Throughout the years it has given Scouts advice on things from Camping to Service Projects. a camping event we participate in with other Troops in the Gateway Council. (repeat)" David U . Daniel Carter Beard was an early supporter of Scouting who taught Scouts outdoor skills. Obedient. "Scouts who achieve Tenderfoot have gotten their first taste of Scouting. Courteous. and I look forward as you begin your journey down the Scouting Trail.Martin G "The Scouts who tonight earn the Rank of First Class are now ready for harder camping."On my Honor. Congratulations. was called the Camp-O-Rally. (repeat) mentally awake. In 1912. We have several ribbons on our Troop Flag from both the Camp-O-Rally. Thrifty. Friendly. Brave. the first issue of Boys Life was published. Scouts who achieve Tenderfoot must go on at least one campout and use the skills like cooking and knot tying. to God and my Country. (repeat) and to obey the Scout Law. Loyal. Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. Helpful. I will do my best.Daniel P "Today. Boys Life is received by Scouts all over the United States. Clean. Tenderfoot . more responsibility. Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. and more interesting and challenging activities.

SPL and the ASPL’s SM . DeeAnn W. ________________________________________________________ . Merit Badges are an opportunity to experience something new and different. That movement has spread around the world. Fred R."Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded Scouting in 1907 and started the Boy Scout Movement in Great Britain. and cover many topics and skills. which we now call the Scout Show. "Will ______________. (SPL and ASPLs READ MERIT BADGE CARDS) Service Stars (??) Special Awards (??) 1. we must work as a group for 3 hours on projects that improve camp property. Bernie G. Jerry C. the Rank of Eagle. I think the easiest way to award these merit badges is to have each Scout come up as they are called to receive all of the Merit Badges they have earned. and I would like to thank several of the adults in our troop who have acted as Merit Badge Counselors including Lisa C. In order to earn the rank of Life. We have been working on several new merit badges that we haven’t done in this Troop before. and you can see that its also important in earning the rank of Life. lets give them a hand” Merit Badges . Rick U. Another example of Community service seen with several ribbons on our Troop Flag is the Ranch Award. including the United States where it started in 1910. lets give them a hand” Life . Our Troop started in the 1960's a Belmar Elementary School here in Lakewood. We have continued to have a booth in the Scout Show for over 40 years! The Star rank signifies a Scout moving toward the highest goal in Scouting. In order for a Troop to receive the Ranch Award while at Summer Camp. On our Troop Flag we have a ribbon from 1969 for the Scouting Expo. They come in a wide variety of flavors. and ____________ and their Parents please come forward: “Congratulations.David U "Community Service plays a major part in Scouting. and the others who I'm sure I've missed. Lord Baden-Powell thought Community Service was really important in the Scouting Program. ________________________________________________________ 2. Sandra U. One of the many things we have done is fill in old trails. and make new ones."We have ___________ Merit Badges to award tonight. you must have worked 6 hours on Community Service Projects. Will the following Scouts and their Parents please come forward: Congratulations. Please help me thank them by giving them a round of applause.

_____________________________________________________ Closing . and stories and wonderful memories.” "As Advancement Chairman for Troop 135.______________________________________ Announcements SPL . will you and your color guard please retire the colors.“Before the closing. and many wonderful memories. if you look up at that Troop Flag you can see the history of Troop 135.“David.Tanner H So. ________________________________________________________ Friends of Scouting Presentation . ____________________________________________________ 3. ____________________________________________________ 5. ____________________________________________________ 2. If the original Boy Scouts of Troop 135 were here to see what their Troop has become I think they would be impressed. As we look into the future we see many more campfires. ____________________________________________________ 4. Its full of campfires. (BLOW OUT CANDLE) Advancement Chairmen . There is over 30 years of history represented in that flag.3.“Please join us downstairs for punch and cookies . stories. SPL . I officially close this Winter 2001 Court of Honor". we have a few announcements” 1.

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