Friday, May 27, 2016
Boy Scouts of America Shoreline Troop 309 were named the Aurora District Camporee Champions Best Troop 2016 at the camp last weekend.
The youth of Troop 309 put in the effort and showed their stuff. Here are some of the awards earned last weekend:
- Best Troop - (Out of 17 troops in attendance)
- 2016 Honor Troop (One of 5 troops who earned it)
- Presidential Award: Hammerhead Patrol (top 5 Patrols out of 34)
- 1st Place Award: Phoenix Patrol (top 12 Patrols out of 34)
- 1st Place Troop Relay Race
- 1st Place Patrol Flag: Phoenix Patrol
- Big Bell Award: Phoenix Patrol (for top 3 patrols with most 80 pt scores at 11 stations)
The top patrol awards include judging Campsite, Meals, 11 Scoutcraft/ Skill Stations, Hike-in and Uniform Inspection.
The Best Troop includes averages of the patrol awards plus scores in Honor Troop, Canoe Race, Relay Race, SM/SPL Race, Campfire, Presidential Award Bonus, Big Bell Award Bonus and Troop Campsite.
It takes a village to be the best.
Big shout out to the Senior Patrol Leader Matt K., the two Patrol Leaders Taejin T and Isaac S, the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Jimmie O., Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Noah T, Troop Instructor Nathan A as well as all the members of the troop.
This is really a big accomplishment and it was done by the boys, all of them, all weekend and on their own--- with no adult assistance (or interference). They earned this award-100%!
‘We are very proud of what these young men accomplished this weekend. It is proof that a boy-led troop program develops leadership, teaches life skills, and promotes success while having fun. Being best troop speaks to the boys being all-around achievers. The effort and enthusiasm throughout the weekend was awesome!’ said Dwight Thompson, Scoutmaster Troop 309 about his troop winning the top award.
In addition to Camporee, Troop 309’s Boy-led program features annual canoe trips, Philmont Scout Ranch Treks in New Mexico, a week at a local Scout Camp, Pacific Coast Trail Adventures, community service projects, weekend outings, leadership training camps and courses, and gaming lock-ins to mention a few activity options.
We try to have fun events to interest many boys --- not just a few. The youth develop their own program and activities with the Troop Committee to support them to make it happen.
The troop meets at St. Mark Catholic Church’s Cafeteria on Monday Nights at 7pm. The troop has a multi-denominational membership.
For more information on BSA Troop 309 or scouting in general please contact Dwight Thompson, Scoutmaster at 206-399-9477 or Linden Anderson, Assistant Scoutmaster at 206-734-0748.