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The Concert Color Guard

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The Concert Color Guard


This Saturday, the Cincinnati Pops orchestra had their first concert. As they have in the past, the Pops asked Troop 281 to provide the Color Guard for the opening flag ceremony. So a few hours before the start of the concert, three Scouts, two leaders, and one mom met at the church to practice the ceremony. They were Alexander S. (me), John M., Seamus G., Mr. Todd, Dr. Reynolds, and Alexander’s mom. For a while we practiced the ceremony and worked through the steps and details. Then it was time to leave the church.

Since the concert would be at Riverbend, that was our destination. When we got there, we grabbed our things and headed to the backstage area. First thing, we were given instructions and were taken to the stage to practice. After we ran through it a few more times, we found ourselves with some spare time before the concert started. So, for about an hour, we sat at the air-conditioned patio, walked around, saw the dressing rooms where many famous peopl…

Spring Court of Honor

Spring Court of Honor

This Sunday, we held our annual Spring Court of Honor. We met at Moundview Park, in one of the shelters. After it was set up, we started the event by -you guessed it- eating. Parents, siblings, leaders, and then Scouts all lined up and feasted on a very large selection of food brought by the families. After (almost) everyone had finished eating, the rest of the COH started. First, we had a flag ceremony. Then there were a few special presentations. The three most recent Eagle Scouts (Ben M., Alex S., and Justin D.) were each given a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol the day of their Eagle Court of Honor. They were also awarded several other things for their accomplishments. After that, Mr. Marquez recognized the Committee members, and Mr. Todd recognized the ASMs. He awarded the newest one, Mr. Sievers, an official Moosehead hat. (It’s an inside thing.)

Then it was time to swear in Seamus G. as the new Senior Patrol Leader. After he was sworn in, he called …