Scouts will collect merit badges and rank advancement patches at the Fall Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 15 at Gary United Methodist Church. The scouts will plan, set up, lead, speak at and clean up after the ceremony.
Many scouts worked on the canoeing merit badge at Troop 35’s July outing on the Fox River (see pictures below.)
Troop 35 is now selling wreaths door-to-door. 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. Click here to order your wreaths online or to make a donation. Troop 35 will accept online orders until Oct. 13. 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.)
Troop 35 led the Pledge of Allegiance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the inaugural Pull-Up Bars for Patriots memorial at Rathje Park in Wheaton. The permanent memorial honors LCpl. Nicholas Larson, a United States Marine who died for his country. Larson grew up in a house across the street from Rathje Park and loved to play there as a child. He also served as a Boy Scout before becoming a Marine.
Pull-Up Bars for Patriots is a non-profit organization that hopes to establish permanent memorials by raising sets of pull-up bars to honor fallen service members while encouraging physical fitness in communities across the United States. Troop 35 was honored to be part of the ceremony for the first Pull-Up Bars for Patriots memorial.
With only about a week of summer left before most students go back to school, we thought it might be fun to take a look at this photo from June. Troop 35 celebrated the start of summer with a bonfire, complete with the burning of homework! You can see stacks of papers ready to be burned.
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.