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July upcoming events

All hands are needed for the Metro Credit Union Celebrates America Concert and Fireworks Show service project. This project consists of delivering letters to residents on June 26, distributing empty trash bags the evening before the concert on June 29, and cleaning up the part the morning after the concert at Memorial Park on June 30. You may want to attend the concert and fireworks show, too! Troop 42 is fortunate to be able to assist with the traditional concert that both earns income for the unit and provides service project hours for scouts who participate. Bring friends a family to help with the park cleanup Saturday morning because it is a large area with lots of rubbish left by concert-goers in the darkness. The more help the faster it goes.

Last day to sign up for Great Sand Dunes High Adventure is Saturday, June 30th. So far there’s space available and the Great Sand Dunes National Park is a natural wonder to experience. All high adventurers are invited on July 1 to participate in planning the activities and meals for the adventure. They will have the opportunity to choose from among hiking trails, a micro backpacking event, trail cooking, hiking with elevation gain, astronomy and nature study, and more. Many activities are inspired by and satisfy merit badge requirements. The adventure starts on a Tuesday evening and returns the following Monday, July 17-23.

The next troop meeting is July 9th. The following Saturday is Trailer Equipment Maintenance Day, and it sorely needs some cleaning and repair. It’s been two years since we’ve performed an inventory of tents and tent parts, balanced patrol box contents, and packed equipment with a smart load plan. The troop has recently had the broken door repaired and the wheels and tires replaced out the outside, now the inside needs work.

Note the Summer Court of Honor date has been changed to August to maximize recognition for scouts going on high adventure and other trips this summer. Keep up to date on troop events by logging into Scoutbook and by subscribing to the troop calendar at in your favorite calendar app.

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