Pelham - Windham News
December 18, 2009 - 7
Tiger Cub Badge Requirements
3. Keeping Myself Healthy and Safe OutdoorsOutdoors
o 3Fa - With your family, plan a fire drill
and then practice it in your home.
o 3Fb - With your adult partner, plan
what to do if you become lost or
separated from your family in a strange
o 3D - Make a food guide pyramid.
o 3G - Learn the rules of a game or
sport. Then go watch an amateur or Thanks
professional game or sporting event.
4. How I Tell It
o 4F - At a family meal, have each family Something from Xerox gives each of us the ability to send a
member take turns telling the others holiday greeting card to military personnel stationed overseas.
one thing that happened to him or her The designs are kids’ drawings, and the cost is absolutely zero
that day. Remember to practice being to you. It’s called LetssayTHANKS.com
and it’s a Website
a good listener while you wait for your where you can pick from a host of thank-you themed cards,
turn to talk.
add a personal message, and have it sent to someone serving
o 4D - Play ‘Tell It Like It Isn’t.’
overseas. Xerox is running the program at absolutely no cost,
and it’s certainly worth doing. If you think it’s not really all that
o 4G - Visit a television station, radio
station, or newspaper office. Find out
important, here’s a response from one of our troops overseas:
how people there communicate to
“Thank you for sending the postcards to our unit! While
soldiers routinely grab all the snacks, toiletries, magazines, and
books out of care packages, it is the letters, cards, and postcards
Windham Pack 263 Tiger Cubs complete a “Go See It” requirement of Where I Live by 5. Let’s Go Outdoors
with heartfelt messages that mean the most and truly remind
visiting the Windham Police Station and asking Officer Landry how he and his fellow
o 5F - Go outside and watch the weather.
us that the folks back home care and appreciate what we do.
police officers help people in the community of Windham
o 5D - With a crayon or colored pencil Thank you for showing that support. Have a great week and
and a piece of paper, make a leaf keep up the good work.” – A member of the Military Police.
submitted by Jim Curtin, with your adult partner.
Windham Pack 263 Tiger Cubs o 2D - Practice the Pledge of Allegiance
o 5G - Take a hike with your Den.
Tiger Cubs is an exciting introduction to
with your Den, and participate in a
Charlie Chalk can be reached at email@example.com
the scouting program for first-grade boys.
Den or Pack flag ceremony.
The Tiger Cub Scouts want to thank
Officer Landry and the Windham Police
The Tiger Cub badge is presented to boys o 2G - Visit a police station or fire station.
Department for the opportunity to tour the
who have completed all 15 parts of the Ask someone who works there how he
It's all there...
department and helping us with our Tiger
five separate achievements—five Family or she helps people in your community.
Cub badge requirements. Your Hometown Internet Address
activities, five Den activities, and five Go
See It outings. The Den activities and Go
See It events should be completed with the
entire Den. Attendance and participation at
Den events are important for both the Scout
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and adult partner.
• F = A ‘Family’-oriented requirement
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• D = A ‘Den’-oriented requirement
• G = A ‘Go See It’-oriented requirement
1. Making My Family Special
o 1F - Think of one chore you can do
with your adult partner. Complete it
o 1D - Make a family scrapbook
o 1G - Go to a library, historical society,
museum, old farm, or historical
building, or visit an older person in
your community. Discover how family
life was the same and how it was
different many years ago.
2. Where I Live
o 2F - Look at a map of your community
Town to Stay with Original Decision on Auditing Firm
• Before, • Before,
by Barbara O’Brien town’s financial records and procedures. “I don’t see any tangible
and After and After
Three weeks after selectmen decided to remain with the same benefits,” Hohenberger said.
auditing firm that Windham has utilized for the past 25 years, one of Chairman Galen Stearns pointed out that the contract had already
a Loss a Loss
the board members wanted that decision to be rethought. been awarded for the ensuing year and that, at any rate, this is not
Selectman Bruce Breton raised the issue again, stating that he the year to be spending the additional money.
• Advanced • Advanced
wanted another firm, Melanson Heath Company, which had been Town Administrator David Sullivan suggested that a
interviewed previously, to be reconsidered. Melanson Heath comprehensive audit of individual town departments might be done
Directive Planning Directive Planning
maintains offices in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. using a different firm than Vachon and Clukay with excess money Albert A. Abdallah Albert A. Abdallah
In early November, selectmen had decided to sign a new contract left in the 2009 operating budget at year’s end. This would be in
Richard C. Dewhirst, CPC, CFSP Richard C. Dewhirst, CPC, CFSP
with the auditing firm of Vachon and Clukay, of Manchester, for an addition to the regular audit to be done during 2010 by Vachon and
Sarah A. Stopyra
additional year. Although town officials said they had no issues Clukay, Sullivan explained. Selectmen said they would be willing to
Sarah A. Stopyra
with the job Vachon and Clukay has done for approximately a listen to such a proposal for informational purposes, should Sullivan
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• 42 Main St., Salem, NH
quarter of a century, the main reason they chose to stay with the arrange such a meeting.
same firm was that the cost was significantly less. It was clarified,
however, that one of the reasons the cost was less is that the process
proposed by Melanson Heath Company was more comprehensive
and included audits of individual departments.
We share a common thread
In raising the issue again, however, Breton said he feels auditors
should be switched every five years. He claimed that many
municipalities follow this procedure, although there are no state
regulations mandating the change. “We’ve done the bare minimum
for 25 years,” Breton said. “It’s time to do more.”
The difference in the cost between Vachon and Clukay and
Melanson Heath is about $12,000.
Vachon and Clukay has been contracted at a fee of $10,000,
while the other firm submitted a quote of $22,000; an amount
that included approximately 110 additional hours to do a
comprehensive audit of individual town departments. Vachon and
Clukay’s proposal included a total of 112 hours, while Melanson
Heath submitted a quote for 220 hours.
Breton said it is his belief that the town might be able to make
up the $12,000 cost difference by learning more efficient methods
for handling business. Other board members said there’s no way of
knowing that in advance, and considering the continuing recession,
it is probably not the best time to expend the extra money.
M o s t U s e D C A r .
Selectman Charles McMahon did say, however, that he would be
willing to listen to the other firm’s presentation before making a final
Selectman Ross McLeod said he doesn’t feel he can justify
L e A s t n e W M o n e y.
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