Scouts! Spring has sprung! The Spring Flower Sale is Troop 12’s major Fundraiser of the year, and the money we make from this goes to offsetting the cost of things like our Spring Bus Trip, and maintenance of our cabin at Glen Gray. It is also a means to provide camperhips to scouts who could otherwise not afford things like Summer Camp.
Attached is this year’s blank customer order form, and the deadline to return these with all funds is Tuesday, April 25th.
Patrol Leaders, you will either distribute the forms to your patrols by email, or have someone print them out for you. Please communicate with parents in a follow up, by phone and email, and don’t forget we’re looking for 100% patrol participation, including points towards the Patrol Cup!
Jake Skorzewski became Troop 12’s 357th Eagle Scout after passing his Board of Review on April 11.
Jake’s Eagle Project was with Toni’s Kitchen, a local Montclair non-profit that helps to distribute much-needed nourishment to the food insecure. Toni’s Kitchen has a meal service at their location at St Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Street Thursday through Sunday and wanted to beautify the location with “more green”.
With Jake’s help, he and several other Scouts spent a weekend painting and constructing hanging planters for the outside of the church, where Jake would later install them with help of his uncles.
Peter Brown passed his Eagle Board of Review April 3rd, to become Troop 12’s 356th Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Project, Peter collected unused glasses to be distributed to children in Afghanistan. This consisted of building a donation box for St James Church (which they get to keep!) for parishioner donations in addition to distributing flyers around town with other troop members and collecting otheir unused glasses. In total he collected 225 pairs of glasses, who knew there were so many spare glasses laying unused in our drawers?
With a lensometer, Peter measured the prescriptions of all 450 lenses of the donated glasses and carefully catalogued them all, so the children could match them with their prescriptions in Afghanistan. They were then packed to his project sponsor to be distributed to those needy kids half way across the world.