Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Announcements:

Tuesday, January 15th, Breakfast Meeting, 7:00 am, SDYC.
Monday, January 21st, Board of Directors meeting, 5:00 pm, Lafayette Hotel.
Monday, January 21st, Evening Event, Red Fox Steakhouse, 6:00 pm, Lafayette Hotel.
Tuesday, January 29th, Breakfast Meeting, 7:00 am, SDYC.
Friday, February 15th, Annual Optimist Winetasting Charity Event at Jensens Market

Program:

Troop 500 Scoutmaster Ben Howard

Happy New Year Optimists! We were delighted to hear from Ben Howard, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 500 in Point Loma. He gave a very positive, enthusiastic presentation that took us through the history of scouting. He started with describing how it was started by its British founder in the early 1900s, the famed Lord Baden-Powell. Ben brought us through the years to the present, and with a look to the future. It was encouraging to hear how scouting is currently on the rebound, and is poised to do very well as participation by girls is being incorporated … continuing to use the organization’s long time developmental philosophy that the kids learn to lead, and run the show with the adults supervising. Ben closed the meeting as he does with troop meetings, with one of his “Scoutmaster Minutes” in which he told a touching story about the massive and spontaneous displays of the American flag on 9/11 throughout the German village where he was stationed … likening the experience to what he sees the Point Loma Optimists do along Rosecrans every Sunday and holiday. Well done, Ben! And well done to all you Optimists!

Scoutmaster Ben Howard thanked by 1st VP Jeff Fischbeck

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