Scouts were awarded merit badges earned at summer camp and during spring merit badge classes. Cooper was awarded Life rank and we have several new scouts with Scout rank. New scouts who attended our first training camp were awarded Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chit, so now they can carry pocket knives, use woods tools, and build fires. Alexandria and Zahra were awarded Recruiter strips for bringing friends into the troop. Arya and Aiden were awarded their 3rd and 2nd Mile Swim patches and Aiden was awarded BSA Lifeguard. Emma was named Grand Poobah for raising the most money for our troop in our fall plant sale. Participants were recognized for participating in the Montclair 4th of July parade, summer camp, the polar bear swim, the summer hike and picnic, our first training camp at Glen Gray, our fall plant sale, and the Six Flags camporee.
Our first Scouts and Assistant Scoutmaster, proudly sporting their blue neckerchiefs and custom slides, were inducted into Troop 12 during their first campfire at Camp Keowa.