On March 25th, 2017, the Troop had a Skills Day at Lion’s Club in Grafton. Lots of the scouts got requirements signed off and many learned new skills!
The day started at 9 AM, when Scouts arrived at St. Mary’s Church in Grafton in order to load the trailer for the day. This took approximately 45 minutes. Once we finished this, Scouts got into their cars and were driven to Lion’s Club.
There were 4 time slots where Scouts could get scheduled times for each requirement. These included from 10 AM – 11 AM, 11 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 2 PM, 2 PM – 3 PM. From 12 PM – 1 PM, Scouts cooked lunch and ate it. There was a 1 hour time slot for Patrols to cook, eat, AND clean. All of the patrols were able to accomplish this.
During the times that Scouts were free from doing requirements, they were able to work on other requirements and if they wanted, learn again from requirements they’ve already done.
After Lunch from 12 – 1, there was one more time slot that Scouts took seriously! From 2 – 3, there was a major snowball fight that lasted an hour! It was lots of fun watching Scouts throw snowballs at each other!
Once everything was calmed down around 3, Scouts helped load the trailer again, and went back to St. Mary’s to be picked up by their parents. We got back at St. Mary’s around 3:30 – 3:45.
Overall, the event went really well! And it will be great to do it again in a couple of months!