Scoutmaster Challenge

I issued a challenge to all of the Scouts at the Court of Honor, and would like to pass that along to everyone who couldn’t make it last night. Please share this with your Scout.

Take One Step Forward Now

The Chinese have a saying, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” There’s a lesson for us in that.

I’m thinking in particular about advancement tonight. If you come to troop meetings without ever looking in your Official Boy Scout Handbook all week long, and if you never ask who you can talk to about a merit badge or to complete a rank requirement, you’ll never advance very far in Scouting. In Scouting, just like in life, the rewards don’t come to those who sit back and wait for something to be handed to them.

I would like to see every one of you set the Eagle Scout rank as your goal in Scouting. As a step toward that goal, I challenge each and every one of you to pick out some award you would like to earn before our next Court of Honor. Whether it is your next rank, an Eagle required merit badge, a National Outdoor Award segment or whatever else. I want all of our Scouts to have the chance to be on stage for something at the next Court of Honor.

Whatever the goal you set for yourself, remember that ONLY YOU can take that first step toward it. No one can do it for you. Once you’ve taken that first step, the next step becomes easier. And the ones after that will be easier still, because you’re on the way along the Scouting trail.

Good luck, and get out there to take that first step on your journey.

Paul Dietsch


Monday’s Meeting

Monday April 25th will be the Court of Honor at 7:00 at the church. All scouts and all parents are invited to attend and celebrate the scout’s accomplishments Please bring a dessert to share with everyone.

Service Hours

Scouts need to meet at the church on Saturday, April 30th at 4:00 to help reset the sanctuary at the Church following their Spring Sales Event. It will take about an hour.

Personal Fitness Merit Badge

Scouts working on the Personal Fitness Merit Badge are reminded to be tracking their physical activity and requirements. Please contact Mr. Gibson if you have any questions.

Parent Meeting

There is a parent meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 for a parents meeting during the regular scheduled meeting. It is important to have all parents attend this meeting regarding the troop activities.

Camp Cards

The last day to sell camp cards is April 30th. All money and unsold cards must be returned to Kristin Daubendiek by May 9th.


Important Information

On Monday April 11th everyone needs to meet at Russell Middle School for the troop meeting. Please dress in athletic clothing, shorts and a t-shirt. We will be working on the personal fitness merit badge. You can get the packet here. Please have requirement 1 done.

Camp Tomahawk

Monday, April 4th is the last day to sign up for summer camp at Camp Tomahawk .The deadline to submit your merit badge requests is April 11th. We are also looking for another adult or two to join us on this summer camp, if you are interested please contact Mr. Dietsch.

Scouting for Food

Scouting for food is Saturday, April 9th. The troop will be meeting at the Stony Brook Hy-Vee We are in need of volunteers to sign up for one or both of the three hour shifts. The shifts are from 8am-11am or from 11am-2pm.

April Campout

The Campout is April 15th-17th at Ponca State Park (Get Directions).There will be a capture the flag battle. We will also be doing menu planning on Monday April 4th.

Merit Badge Clinic

On May 7th at LDS church there is a merit badge clinic. Go to to register.

Popcorn Kernel

The troop is in need of a Popcorn Kernel. If you are interested please contact Mr. Dietsch.

Mid-America Council | Soaring Eagle District