Father De Celles and Troop,
A short post to tell everyone how much fun the 8 older trailmen had at the Saturday rifle trailbadge shoot.
The trailbadge started last Wednesday with rifle familiarization and safety training from a Veteran US Marine NRA instructor where the boys learned the Gold Standard in Gun Safety of Trail Life USA.
The events of the week were highlighted by the boys (and dads in attendance) firing over 1000 rounds of ammunition.
Some pics posted to the photo section in a password protected folder.
On February 23rd several Trailmen and dads went on a rainy tour of the USS Washington, a Virginia Class Attack Submarine at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk VA.
While no electronic devices were permitted on or near I found some representative pictures of the same type of submarine. The dads and trailmen all reported having a great time – in spite of the rain.
NORFOLK (Oct. 4, 2017) The Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Washington (SSN 787) is moored pier side in preparation for commissioning ceremony, Oct. 7. Washington is the U.S. Navy’s 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third commissioned Navy ship named for the State of Washington. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert/Released)
Thank You for all of Your blessings.
Thank you for this Lenten Season where we can, through the Grace of Your Holy Spirit, grow in Virtue and strength in preparation for Your Son’s sacrifice for us.
Thank you for the Grace to be able to grow closer to You through the Sacraments and prayer.
Thank you for the opportunity to pray for all sinners, and in reparation for offenses against Your Son and our Mother.
All for the Sacred and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus,
all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
all in union with Saint Joseph.
Saint Raymond of Penafort, pray for us!+
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The Commanding Officer of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Vice Admiral Moore, relayed a personal letter that a peer of his received when he asked former president George H.W. Bush for some life lessons. That letter is copied below as I found it very inspiring. For those youth in leadership positions and for everyone as you grow these lessons are valuable to learn now and put into practice early! One key item I wanted to pass on – when challenges come your way take these as opportunities to succeed!