Troop 35 hunts for geodes

Troop 35 discovered beautiful geodes on their latest camping trip. The scouts traveled to the St. Francisville Geode Mine in St. Francisville, Mo. Take a look at some of their treasures:

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Congratulations, Eagle Scouts!

This month, Troop 35 honored two of its newest Eagle Scouts, Eric Brunner and Danny Hjellming. Troop 35 celebrated each of the boys’ achievements at their own Eagle Court of Honor ceremony at Gary United Methodist Church. Congratulations to Eric and Danny on years of hard work! You are now part of an elite group—in recent history, only six percent of eligible scouts in the Boy Scouts of America have earned the Eagle Scout award.

Eagle Scout Danny Hjellming (center) at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony.
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Troop 35’s latest adventure: scouts sleep underwater

Scouts from Troop 35 went on a different kind of campout—they traded their tents for the bunks on a submarine. The boys learned about the USS Silversides, a World War II submarine docked at the Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum in Muskegon, Mich. Scouts toured the sub and museum, they took down the flags, and some scouts even slept in the torpedo room, underwater. Scouts not only learned lessons of history, but they now have a new appreciation for the people who serve our country.

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Troop 35 serves up sweet treats for Scout Sunday

In celebration of Scout Sunday, boys from Troop 35 cooked up cobbler for the churchgoers at Gary United Methodist Church. They made many varieties, including cherry, peach and blueberry. The scouts served up cobbler from more than a dozen Dutch ovens. They displayed flags and photos and answered questions.

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Troop 35 heads for the snow hills; Newest Eagle Scout honored

Scouts from Troop 35 skied, snowboarded and tubed for a fun cabin camping trip in January. They traveled to Sunburst Winter Sports Park in Wisconsin where some of them tried a winter sport for the first time.

Newest Eagle Scout honored

Congratulations to Trevor Bottom, Troop 35 Eagle Scout. Trevor chose to hold his Eagle Scout ceremony at the Court of Honor ceremony at Gary United Methodist Church in January 2019.

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