Friday, November 25, 2011

November 12, 2011 - Three Fires Training Academy

NOVEMBER 12, 2011

Troop 33 had some representatives at the training academy this year. Adult training classes and youth Den Chief Training. The one day event is attended by 800+ people and features well taught classes that are both fund and educational.

November 11, 2011 - Veterans Day

11-11-11 11:11 a.m.

A group of Troop 33 Scouts visited Oakcrest Retirement Center in DeKalb.

A few flag activities were performed.

First, Scouts retired an American flag which flew in front of the building and replaced it with a new one.

The Veterans Day Ceremony conducted at Oakcrest first involved the retired American flag being presented to a WWII veteran.

Scouts presented an American flag at the ceremony and retired the flag at the end. The ceremony began at 11:00 a.m. with a prayer, poem, and presentation. The American flag was presented and posted at 11:11 a.m. on 11-11-11. It was a honorable moment in time.

The ceremony was very dignified and well done. The names of all the veterans residing at Oakcrest were called, identifying the branch in which they served. Oakcrest takes pride in the 57 veterans who reside there. Two thirds of the veterans served in World War II, others served in Korea.

After the ceremony was concluded Scouts assisted wheelchair bound residents return to their room. The were honored to provide assistance to the heroes of the 2oth century. It was precious time well spent.

Scouts were treated to a luncheon buffet at the center, which featured excellent food. Veterans Day at Oakcrest was an important event to experience.

November 5-6, 2011 - DYFL Food Booth

November 5-6, 2011

Troop 33 operated a food booth at the 2nd annual DeKalb Youth Football League charity tournament. Our food booth was located at Clinton Rosette Middle School, where 8 games took place on Saturday and 5 games on Sunday. We provided hot chocolate, coffee, cold drinks, donuts, nachos, hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pizza, and candy to those who attended. We also sold souvenir t-shirts for the tournament. The weather was fairly warm for November with some strong winds in the afternoon. The charity designated was juvenile diabetes.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

October 29, 2011 - Food Drive

OCT 29, 2011

Boy Scout Troop 33 worked with Cortland Cub Pack 134 to accomplish a food drive in portions of Cortland. Some Scouts helped distribute fliers to homes days prior to the food drive. Two crews of Scouts collected food from homes on Saturday October 29th. The food was donated to the food pantry at St Mary's Church.