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SM Blog 6.22.14 on a Scout is Clean…

“A Scout is Clean…”

Today follows one of great adventure. An adventure that carried families to a far south location on the edge of land. The transport was filled with not one seat available and the weather was flawless. Our day started with a reminder that courtesy will always shine over the actions of those that wish darkness upon your day. The Scout Master of us all took action and provided a day of glory and rejoice. We traveled with thirty members and spent our day in the Sun, Sand and Waters of the Pacific.

Scouts were exposed to so many elements of society that we were all exhausted on the way home. Ultimately every person who joined us safely made their way home. What a way to spend the first day of summer…

Well, some things came to the surface that will be on our list to work on. Let me share this observation… As ASM Bore and I walked along the Santa Monica Pier we had multiple opportunities to do a good turn. One of those was to take a picture for a couple that was very honest and asked if we were going to run off with their camera. Mr. Bore pointed to my shirt and said “no we are Scout Leaders”, not something we could ever consider to do. After clicking a few pictures off the gentleman let us know that he is an Eagle Scout from 1960 at which he was 14 years old. Who would of thought? As we continued to walk we noticed some of the most well- dressed people you would ever meet. I had a reservation with most of them…

As we move through this adventure of life we are witness to many things we must discern. A Scout Law that came to mind is the one of a Scout is Clean. During our walk Mr. Bore and I passed many street performers. They were musical, magical and full of hope. Amazingly these individuals did not peak my concerns of a Scout is clean considering many had tattered clothes, sun damaged skin and were in desperate need of bathing. It was the people we passed along the pier that were dressed so fancy and seemed so civilized.

Many could have served well to be involved in Scouting and to live the law of “a Scout is clean.”

Lord Robert Baden Powell gave light to the concept of core values reminding us the content not the cover that defines our character. No matter how you dress or decorate a person, the spoken word will always paint a clear picture.

A picture is worth a thousand words and one foul word or phrase will destroy the perception of any sense of cleanliness. Simply put… We are as we speak in the eyes of others… so ask yourself this question. If someone is around your discussion with their eyes closed… what would you look like in their minds eye? A Scout is Clean… are you?

limited seating for Beach Bus this Saturday!

Hello everyone,

A Bus has been reserved for Troop 111 for this Saturday.  We have a maximum of 47 seats. I will be making calls to everyone who signed up for this event to see which Scouts families would like to join us. The departureis at 8:30 am son be at City Park by the batting cages by 8am for our check in and head count. Remember the plan is to have the Scouts have a day at the beach, this means they will be doing what they do while the families get enjoy some time at the beach as well. If you are interested in joining us, Call me ASAP! ! !

Thanks for all you do,

SM Brien.  6614336957

Jethawks sleep over July 19th

We are preparing for the annual Jethawks sleep over on July 19th. This event will have scouts enjoy a night at the hanger with a sleepover on the field and a movie on the big screen monitor. The cost is $13 per individual and this is open to all scouts and family.

For more information follow this link:

Sign-ups and Money is due no later than July 17th Troop meeting. We will purchase the tickets on Friday the 18th and distribute at the Jet before the game. So come on out and Play ball… Scouting style!

Beach Bus 6/21/14

Welcome to the outing for this month. Troop 111 will take advantage of the Beach bus and enjoy a day at Santa Monica beach. The cost per individual is $6. Pack a sack lunch and drinks or bring money with you. the suggested amount is $15 to $20.

All scouts should bring the essentials needed for this outing. Sun screen, towel, etc. Pack a day pack to hold all items and remember you must were your class A down and back on the bus.

We must have a final count for this event by Thursday Troop Meeting.

PS – If family wishes to take advantage of this opportunity and join us we must have that information as well by Thursday to reserve a bus. This will be a Scout event so families please remember to be responsible for all siblings and items.

Please follow this link for more details:      Lancaster_2014 beach bus

What are you doing tomorrow?

Well, if you haven’t already heard, Troop 111 has been invited to provide food and fun at this year’s Open House event at the Antelope Valley Resource Conservation District Nursery ( from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will be serving eggs, sausage, and coffee cake for breakfast, as well as Hot Dogs, Nachos, Iced Coffee and Ice Cold Flavored Lemonade for lunch! You can take a ride on the Orbitron, and pick up a couple of paracord bracelets or keychains for life’s little emergencies! Come out and see us! See you there!!!

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A couple dates to remember!!!

Are you working your way to Camp this summer?

Well here are a couple dates to remember.

First on Friday and Saturday March 21-22nd 2014 we are going to have  an opportunity to take the Obritron out to the LA County air show from 9am to 5pm. We will need all hands on deck for this function to be financially beneficial to all. More information to come.

Second we have tentative confirmation to take the Orbitron to the AV Children’s Center on Saturday April 5th to work from 10 am to 1pm. We will be compensated for bringing out the ride and also have an opportunity to sell items for fundraising as well.

Next we are checking into a couple dates to have Breakfast served by AV Troop 111 at Applebees. This is a 2 hr Breakfast that will have huge returns for our efforts.  Angie is working diligently to schedule some dates in May close to Mother’s day for this event.

So hang on tight and get ready to earn your way to Camp Whittset this summer!

After Christmas Events…

Greetings Scouters! A couple of things for the coming weeks that you need to be aware of:

12/26/2031 – No Scout Meeting!

1/2/2014 – Scout meeting! Need to get the rest of the planning together for the weekend sleepover. If you have not already signed up, make sure you get your parents permission to go with the troop.

1/3/2014 – Get your camp gear together get ready to hang out Friday night, all of Saturday, and returning Sunday. We need parent volunteers to at least provide transportation, if not stay over with the scouts. The scouts will all be going over the Youth Leadership Training, and getting the calendar for the year squared away.

Adults – Please let April or Brien know if you have any questions or if you are available to provide transportation.
Scouts – Please contact your SPL/ASPL or Patrol Leader if you have questions or need to arrange transportation.



Scout Meeting on Halloween?

… Not this year! The PLC has advised that this year, as Halloween falls on a Thursday, we will not be having our regular scout meeting on October 31st. This change has been updated on our calendar. Please update your schedules accordingly.  Have fun, stay safe. And no… this is not a trick. More of a treat! :)

Our First Court of Honor

Wow! Wow. WOW! Our first Court of Honor on October 11th was arranged by our SPL Ian, who was also the Master of Ceremonies for the event.  The invocation was given by ASPL Zac, and the flag ceremony was conducted by our troop Scribe, Christian. We had a terrific pot luck dinner, followed by presentation of rank advancements, merit badges, and awards.

Rank Advancements:
– SPL Ian B to Life Scout. Next stop… Eagle Scout!
– ASPL Zachary C to First Class Scout. Well on his way to Star Scout!

I have to tell you I was very impressed by the boys leading the troop, they did such an amazing job! Boys, keep up the good work!