July Meeting Theme: Lashings

A Lashing is an arrangement of rope used to secure two or more items together in a somewhat rigid manner. Almost every lashing begins and/or ends with a clove hitch or a timber hitch.

The Timber Hitch is a Half Hitch with an added twist.  The Half Hitch is made by looping a rope around a post or other object, bringing the end around the standing part to take a partial turn, and pulling them in the opposite directions, so that the rope tightens.  To make the Half Hitch hold, the end then must be brought up and around the standing part, then tucked down between the rope and the post.  See figure below.  To make the Timber Hitch bring the rope over and under the side of the loop again, further turns can be taken to triple or quadruple it if needed.
The Clove Hitch is perhaps the simplest of hitches to tie, but sometimes the most confusing to remember how.  By studying what the finished hitch looks like, almost everyone can figure it out.  Begin by wrapping rope around object, crossing over the wrap to make a second pass around the object.  After completing the second wrap, pass the end back under the wrap and pull tight.  See figure below:


Two lashings were covered at the last meeting:

Square Lashing

Diagonal Lashing

Troop Meeting – 7/2/2012

Hey, Troop 142….
Troop Meeting Today
Monday -July 2nd

WHEN: Monday, July 2nd… PLC Meeting 6:00 PM; Troop Meeting 7:00 PM.

WEAR: Class ‘A’ shirts.

Monday Night, WE WILL:

  • Work on remaining requirements for Merit Badges that have follow up after camp.
  • Requirements completed and/or partials received from Camp Orr, & have been posted to TroopMaster.
  • Any new Scouts who have not yet completed the Joining Requirement #10… Initial Scoutmaster Conference, please be there and plan on finishing that requirement.
  • Continue Discussion / Work on various First Aid requirements as planned at the last PLC meeting if not yet completed.
  • Advancement work. If you have something to turn in or review with a leader, or will be ready to do a Scoutmaster Conference when you have completed remaining requirements…. get it and yourself prepared to do so. No Boards of Review scheduled for Monday night.

COMING EVENTS:

  • We are trying to plan a Troop camp-out or outing event for 1st or 2nd weekend in July.
  • Court of Honor Monday, July 23.
  • Venture Crew White River Canoe Race, July 25-28. Not in the Venture Crew???? You can be if you are at least 14 years old. Get more information from one of the Troop adults.

NOTES:

  1. If you/your son has recently joined Troop 142 and has not completed and turned in a BSA Health & Medical Form &/or a Troop 142 Code of Conduct Form (Part 1) and (Part2).. Please download, print and bring to the next meeting. If you have a problem opening, downloading or printing any of these forms, please let us know. A limited number of these forms will be available at meetings. Health & Medical Form: Parts ‘A’ & ‘B’ can be completed by a parent. Part ‘C’ requires a Health Care Provider to complete. If you have an exam scheduled for a team or school sports activity, be sure to combine Part ‘C’ with that. ALL MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE UPDATED ANNUALLY. IF YOURS IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE FROM LAST YEAR….UPDATE NOW.Code of Conduct: Parent & Scout should read & discuss, then complete and return Part 2 for Troop Records. Parent & Scout signatures required.
  2. Boards of Review: Will be conducted by schedule only. All requirements and Scoutmaster Conference must have been completed at least 1 week prior to a Board of Review. Boards of Review will be scheduled and Scouts will be notified individually when eligible.

Check the calendar on our Troop website for other events coming up & updates: Click here.

Troop Meeting – 6/25/2012

Hey, Troop 142….
Troop Meeting Today
Monday -June 25th

WHEN: Monday, June 25th…..Troop Meeting 7:00 PM; brief White River Canoe Race Crew meeting follows at 8:30.

WEAR: Class ‘B’ shirts.

Tonight, WE WILL:

  • Discussion / Review of Camp Orr
  • Work on post-requisite requirements for Merit Badges that have follow up after camp.
  • Requirements completed or partials from Camp will be received from Camp, but will not be available yet in Troop master to view.
  • Any new Scouts who have not yet completed the Joining Requirement #10… Initial Scoutmaster Conference, please be there and plan on finishing that requirement.
  • Continue Discussion / Work on various First Aid requirements as planned at the last PLC meeting.
  • Advancement work. If you have something to turn in or review with a leader, or will be ready to do a Scoutmaster Conference when you have completed remaining requirements…. get it and yourself prepared to do so. NO Board of Review Scheduled for tonight. See also NOTE below about Boards of Review.
  • There will be a brief meeting for the White River Canoe Race crew following the regular Scout meeting tonight at 8:30. Watch for a separate email and attachments about this.

COMING EVENTS:

  • We are trying to plan a Troop camp-out or outing event for 1st or 2nd weekend in July.
  • Venture Crew White River Canoe Race, July 25-28. Not in the Venture Crew???? You can be if you are at least 14 years old. Get more information from one of the Troop adults.

NOTES:

  1. If you/your son has recently joined Troop 142 and has not completed and turned in a BSA Health & Medical Form &/or a Troop 142 Code of Conduct Form (Part 1) and (Part2).. Please download, print and bring to the next meeting. If you have a problem opening, downloading or printing any of these forms, please let us know. A limited number of these forms will be available at meetings. Health & Medical Form: Parts ‘A’ & ‘B’ can be completed by a parent. Part ‘C’ requires a Health Care Provider to complete. If you have an exam scheduled for a team or school sports activity, be sure to combine Part ‘C’ with that. ALL MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE UPDATED ANNUALLY. IF YOURS IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE FROM LAST YEAR….UPDATE NOW.Code of Conduct: Parent & Scout should read & discuss, then complete and return Part 2 for Troop Records. Parent & Scout signatures required.
  2. Boards of Review: Will be conducted by schedule only. All requirements and Scoutmaster Conference must have been completed at least 1 week prior to a Board of Review. Boards of Review will be scheduled and Scouts will be notified individually when eligible.

Check the calendar on our Troop website for other events coming up & updates: Click here.