Court of Honor celebrates achievement

Congratulations to the following scouts who advanced in rank since Troop 35’s last Court of Honor ceremony:

Scout: Eric S.; Tenderfoot: Logan A., Caleb B., Asher J.; Second Class: Noah B., Caleb B.; First Class: Ben A., Jack M.; Life: Ben B., Stephen W.; Eagle: Michael W.

Troop 35 also awarded many merit badges at the Court of Honor ceremony, including Canoeing, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Family Life, Nature, and Personal Management.

Scouts and parents heard a Friends of Scouting presentation, explaining the importance of fundraising for the Three Fires Council. Scouts also voted for the boys they thought worthy of the Order of the Arrow, BSA’s honor society. Congratulations to all scouts for your hard work!

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Troop 35 competes at Klondike Derby

Scouts from Troop 35 competed against other troops at the Klondike Derby at Camp Big Timber in Elgin. Activities included archery, BB shooting, tug of war, tomahawk throw, log sawing and more.

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Top wreath sellers celebrate

Scouts in Troop 35 who sold at least $1500 in wreaths earned a spot at a Dave & Buster’s party. The top sellers played games and had a blast together. Troop 35’s annual wreath fundraiser helps to pay the troop’s expenses, such as campsite fees, food, equipment, gas, and other activities.

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Troop 35 skis, snowboards and tubes

Scouts enjoyed the winter wonderland of Wisconsin with skiing, snowboarding and tubing. They stayed at Camp Oh-da-ko-ta near Burlington, Wisc. and had a blast at Sunburst Winter Sports Park. The pizza and music at the Organ Piper made for a great end to a day on the slopes.

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Congratulations, Jack Vail!

To start the new year, Troop 35 celebrated Jack Vail’s journey from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, held at Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton, recognized not only Jack, but also all of the people who helped him along the way, including his family, his mentors, his scoutmasters, and his fellow scouts. Only two percent of people who begin scouting become Eagle Scouts. Well done, Jack!

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