TROOP 9

Premier Newsletter *September 2015*

Welcome to our first EVER newsletter

Message from Fernando (SCOUT MASTER)!!!!

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Upcoming Calendar

September:

9/7-Labor Day NO MEETING

9/12-Court of Honor 5pm-7pm

9/14-Oceanography MB (Dr. Ski)

9/21-Fishing MB (Mr. Phifer)

9/28-Fishing MB (Mr. Phifer)


October:

10/3-Fishing MB (Mr. Phifer)

10/5-PLC

Court of Honor

Saturday, Sep. 12th, 5-7pm

13322 Cain Rd

Tampa, FL

A court of honor is a troop activity where scouts and their families come together to get their awards, and have a good time together. It is important for the scouts' family members to be there for their scouts receiving his rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards. The boys have all been working so hard and this will be such a great honor for them to get recognized for their hard work!! And, there will be a nice potluck after the awards, so plan to stay and enjoy the food afterwords! Looking forward to seeing everyone then!

To the Leaders & Parents

Thank you ALL for the hard work and time that each of you put in to this troop to make sure it is a success for the boys. Everyone is as important as the other!! As the troop continues to grow and we have more events, parent involvement will be important to make sure it contunues to run efficiently and we are maximizing the time we have together. Please let Mr. Fajardo or Mr. Phifer know if you have an interest in being more active in the troop.

When You Win, I Win by: Augusto Corniel


We must…all hang together or…we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

When you win I win.

Why Scouting?

Three years ago Scouting was not in my radar. I have many things requiring my attention; I do not need to add anything else to my agenda. Then Mr. Fajardo told me “I want to spend time with my nephews and invest in them, join Troop 9.” That’s all I needed to hear. I will go to war with those who want to help me succeed as a parent. The BSA Handbook reinforced my conclusion “The mission of the Boys Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.” (pg.15).

Troop Nine’s Culture

People have habits, organizations have systems thinking. Tampa has many troops offering the exact same program. What makes the difference between troops are the people. From the beginning I felt a welcoming and goal oriented culture. Let’s continue developing Troop 9’s DNA by intentionally making others feel valued and making about Scouting.

Not a Zero-Sum Game

Troop 9 desires for all scouts to become Eagle. One scout becoming Eagle does not keep another from achieving the same rank. As parents, leaders, and fellow scouts let’s continue to cheer for the progress other scouts are making, not just a particular scout. The troop understands that when a member fails the troop fails. Failure is not terminal and unavoidable, but causing someone to fail is not scout-like. When you win I win.

MISSION

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best to my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

SCOUT LAW

A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

How to reach us...

>Scoutmaster/Mr. Fernando Fajardo Jr./troop9tampabay@gmail.com/813.267.1399

>Asst. Scoutmaster/ Mr. Bob Phifer/bphifer@sangarcargosecurity.com/813.810.7907

>Charter Representative/Dr. Bill Ski/szeliswa@eckerd.edu/813.968.9222

>Advancement Coordinator/Mr. Mike Gruidl/grutech@tampabay.rr.com/813.265.0051