Scouts from Troop 35 traveled to Platteville, Wisc. to tour the 1845 Bevans Lead-Zinc Mine. They visited a museum and watched the National Guard documentary, Dawn of the Red Arrow. Below is a photo of scouts at the mine’s elevator.
Troop 35 scouts working on the Communication merit badge attended the Wheaton City Council meeting Monday night, and Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess asked them to address the council. The boys shared their names, troop, and why they were there. You can view the meeting here. The photo below shows Troop 35 scouts with Suess before the Wheaton City Council meeting.
One of the requirements of the Communication merit badge is to attend a public meeting, practice active listening skills, take notes on each point of view, and prepare an objective report. Earning the Communication merit badge is a requirement for Eagle Scout rank.
Scouts from Troop 35 biked more than 10 miles each way to camp at Pratt’s Wayne Woods Forest Preserve in Wayne. The boys worked on several merit badges, including Cycling, Camping, and Cooking. The scouts also enjoyed some relaxation time.
Boys from Troop 35 took the time to learn leadership skills this weekend. They stayed at the youth cabin at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve and worked through the BSA’s “Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.”
You have until Sun., Oct. 13 to pre-order wreaths and support Boy Scout Troop 35. This is the troop’s only fundraiser of the year. The money raised helps to fund the troop’s expenses, such as campsite fees, food, equipment, gas, and other activities. To order, you can click here. Deadline for ordering is 9 p.m. on Sunday. Scouts will deliver the wreaths after Nov. 23.
The boys will also sell wreaths at two locations on the two weekends
after Thanksgiving. You can see them at the Prairie Trail Shopping
Center parking lot at the intersection of Geneva Road and County Farm
Road, and at a location in South Wheaton (check back for updates.)
If you are interested in coming to a troop meeting - we meet Tuesday evenings from 7:00 until 8:30 at Gary United Methodist Church in downtown Wheaton, IL. There are always plenty of leaders to meet, answer questions, and gather information. Please contact ourWebeloes Recruiting Chair by clicking the link to obtain more information.