Posted on Sep 15, 2021
This morning's guest speaker was Clint Buxton, who described his adventures hiking The Long Trail.

Clint Buxton is our speaker to discuss his experience on The Long Trail and his life time work with in scouting.  


Susan Grimes called the meeting to order at 7:30.


Nancy Danforth shared opening words.


Susan welcomed Clint Buxton to our meeting. 


The Club recited Four Way test.


Michael Carrier, District Governor,  is our guest next week.


Carrie Fenn indicated she is still is looking for help in the two cafeteria`s in Shelburne and Charlotte.


Linda Gilert provided update on the Charlotte Tractor parade on October 10.  Our club will be responsible for holding back crowd as tractors go bye, need eight people. 12:00 to 2:00 pm.


Chris Davis updated the club on the bike stations.  The second Shelburne plaque ordered. In Charlotte, the Library board met last night, they will be approaching the Select Board next to pave the way to havethe bike rack at the library  One thousand crocus bulbs will be planted there and one bike rack will go there.   Hinesburg is still in the works.


Susan reported that the Golf Ball drop sales are at 53% with sales at Lantmans and Aubuchon Hardware today and tomorrow.  Bakery items will be sold at the event and a “golf ball jug guess the number” raffle will also be held. 


Denis Barton collected happy fines.


Susan introduced Clint Buxton who grew up in Richmond, VT.  Clint is here to speak about his experience of fulfilling his life time dream of hiking The Long Trail.  As a long term scout, Clint will also discuss his  involvement for fifty five years as a master and Eagle scout. 

Clint spoke about the future of scouting and believes scouting will be around for a long time. The scout law is still taught today.  They work diligently at providing safe environments which starts with training and education.  

He provided an update on the Shelburne Boy Scout Troop 602 and all the work they have done.  Our club provides support to the Shelburne Cub scouts.

Clint discussed his experience on The Long Trail. He started in September 2020 at the beginning in North Adams, MA. He hiked about ten miles per day.  He completed it in twenty six days.  

Clint completed his talk by discussing the network on the trail. He worked at using the event for scouting, fundraising and education.  Forty six thousand dollars was raised as people supported him along the way. 


The Long Trail Guide Book will be donated to The Charlotte Library in Clint’s name.  


The meeting was adjourned at 8:36.