Troop 35 tours lead-zinc mine

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.

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Scouts speak at Wheaton City Council meeting

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.

Troop 35 scouts stand with Wheaton Mayor Phil 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.

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Troop 35 bikes to campout

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.

Boy Scout teaching other scouts bicycling skills using the EDGE method (Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable.)
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Future leaders learn valuable skills

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.”

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Last days to pre-order wreaths

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.)

Thank you for supporting Troop 35!

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