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Welcome new parents

8 May , 2017  

Dear prospective Troop 80 parents,

Troop 80 Boy Scouts don’t just read about exciting adventures or watch them on TV. They actually do them—and along the way they learn self reliance, accountability, teamwork and leadership. If these activities appeal to your son, and developing leadership skills appear to you, we would like you to consider joining Troop 80.

Troop 80 is an action-oriented troop with a monthly high-adventure activity such as backpacking, camping, canoeing, rock climbing or snow camping. You can see our coming events on the calendar here at the Troop 80 website. These fun activities provide the structure for boy leaders to plan and run the activities of the troop. Under the guidance of the adult leaders, experienced scouts teach younger scouts practical, citizenship and leadership skills such as how to make camp, cook their own meals, wear the scout uniform properly, respect the United States flag, and plan then lead troop and patrol activities. Troop 80 scouts develop self reliance, mental acuity, strong character, respect for others, and physical fitness.

In recent years, 5 percent of all US Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout. In Troop 80, close to 30 percent achieve Eagle rank. But our focus is not on advancement for the sake of advancement. Scout advancement comes naturally from learning the skills needed to participate in Troop activities and scouts typically advance at least one rank each year.

As one of our recent Eagle Scouts proclaimed: “Troop 80 is a special community that can do amazing things!” We are a small troop, and since most members attend most activities, you will know everybody, and I will get to know your boy personally.

We invite you and your son to visit any meeting that’s convenient for a firsthand look at some of our troop activities. Your son can visit with our scouts and participate in the meetings and game of the evening, and you can talk to parents to find out more about the troop. Our meetings are held most Monday evenings from 7:30-9p.m. at:

First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View
    aka, Menlo Church, Mountain View campus
1667 Miramonte Avenue
(corner of Miramonte and Cuesta)
Mountain View, CA  94040

If you decide to visit, please e-mail ASM John Fitch, Recruitment Chair, John Fitch, ASM, at troop-eighty@gmal.com or me at Troop80Historian@gmail.com so we can make sure someone is on hand to answer your questions while your son gets to know our scouts.

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,

Emiliana Martín
Troop 80 Committee Chair
80, 80, Go 80!

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