Where are the SCHEDULES?
Hover on the Schedule/Events tab, above and several options will drop down. Select your child's section and click on it. You will see upcoming events; if you see none, they have not yet been received. Only upcoming events are displayed. Click the event and you will see a description of the event and often, a Google map.
You will also see
"Attachment: Download" Click "Download to get a PDF copy of that month's schedule.
ANNOUNCING THE SCOUT ZONE!
At the end of the Scouting year, around the start of June we will put up all the reviews to be voted on. The Scout author of the most voted for article, at the end of the Scouting year, will receive a Swiss Army Knife worth approximately $45.00! *
So the more articles you send in, the more chances you will have to get voted on.
Knife usage information
Parents of 1st Lexington Scouts,
In January, both at the camp and at a later meeting, we will be looking to work on knife permits with the Scouts, or a refresher for those that already have a permit. If you have concerns about your child having a knife, it is not a requirement.
We take this skill seriously and will work with the Scouts to teach them safe and proper handling of knives and how to maintain and care for their knives. Each Scout will receive a Knife Permit once they can demonstrate these skills. If unsafe or poor judgement is shown by a Scout, then they will lose their permit and the knife will be taken away for the event to be returned to their parent, along with an explanation. (We rarely have to do this). A permit can be re-earned after a period of time, if it is lost.
Understanding that there are many options and functions for knives, we would request please that you follow the guidelines below:
- A locking blade is a must for any knife that will be used by a Scout. Please note that as many multi-function knives (Swiss army knives) do not have locking blades, we would discourage the use of these.
- When purchasing a locking blade knife, it is preferred if the release is on the side or back of the knife. For safety reasons, we would strongly discourage a lock release under the blade, where the knife folds down into the body of the knife.
- Spring loaded blades (fast release or push button release) are not considered an acceptable option and we would not issue a permit to a Scout to carry one of these.
- If selecting a fixed blade knife, it must have a sheath with either a strap, clip, buckle or snap, that locks it in the sheath.
- The blade of the knife should ideally be no longer than the width of the palm of the youth that will be using it. A smooth or straight blade is recommended over a knife with a serrated blade. If you are unsure of the suitability of a knife, feel free to show it to any of the Leaders.
- Please note that following the school board regulations, knives are not permitted at meetings at the school. Once a Scout has earned their knife permit, they may bring their knife to camp or outings (we will let you know which outings they may be useful at). If we are working on permits, any Scout can bring their knife who wants to work on the permit.