Troop 101 Scouts have a special opportunity over the next few months to participate in some great programs!
On Thursday, December 1, the Troop 101 Honor Guard will present the flag for the opening of the Cavaliers / Lakers game in Cleveland.
On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 12:15 PM, the Troop 101 Honor Guard will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC. Changing-of-the-Guard
How does a scout get to participate and join the Honor Guard? Between now and each activity, Scouts are being judged on three criteria. Those with the most points get to participate.
- Uniform / Impression - is it neat and pressed? Are all the patches on and in the right places? Do you wear it every week? Beyond just the uniform, do you make a favorable impression when people observe you?
- Attendance / Participation - Scouts who want this opportunity are the ones who are attending meetings and events regularly. And they are not just attending, they are participating and contributing to their patrol and the troop.
- Marching / Flag Handling - can you keep in step? Can you do a proper about face without landing on your face? Mr. Szewczyk and other ASM's will be at meetings 30 minutes early to help those interested in learning and drilling.
Additional details on the Washington DC trip: Feb 17 (Friday) leave Warren early am, 18th Saturday 1130 have to be at Arlington Tomb of Unknown Soldier. The actual presentation is at 12:15 (possible tour after) 4 Honor Guard Scouts will present, 4 Honor Guard will be on either side of stairs (2 on each side) other scouts will be behind them on the stairs all in uniform. Dads/Moms in uniform will be on the back row on top. Feb 19th tour Military Units and Museums around DC. Feb 20th drive home.