The red trailers rolled into Memorial Park at the crack of dawn to load up gear for a week long adventure to Camp Tesomas.After a few final hugs and kisses the boys of Troop 35 jumped in the cars and settled in for naps, books, sign alphabet game, and radio sing alongs. We arrived at Blue Gill Bay for lunch just in time for the drivers to maintain their sanity.
Once we arrived to the place where “Camping is King”, Mark H. divided the troop into three patrols and proceeded to set up base camp.After rousing dinner, a song or two, a tour and acampfire complete with live entertainment by camp staff; we’re off to bed to pursue scouting advancement and high adventure tomorrow.The pictures below tell the rest of the story…. Continue reading
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Saturday, June 29th – Adam K’s Eagle Project needs everyone’s help – scouts and adults! Meet in the main parking lot of the Arboretum between 8:30-8:50. We will drive together to the work area. Lunch will be provided. Please bring any loping shears and bow saws you may have. Signed permission slips are needed as well. (Adam needs help removing invasive species of plants from the Arboretum; mainly buckthorn, wild garlic mustard, multiflora rose, and honeysuckle. The jobs needed to be done are pullers, cutters, haulers and sawyers. All ages can help, however in order to be a cutter or sawyer you must have your Totin Chit and must be at least 12 years of age. Please bring a water bottle, and wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants, closed toed shoes, a wide brimmed hat and rain gear (if needed). Due to the possibility of poison ivy, gloves and safety glasses are needed so please let Adam know if you will need these so he can acquire them for you.)
Sunday, June 30th - 6:00am! Summer Camp is here! We will meet at the Band Shell in Memorial Park (across the street from Gary Church – Hale and Seminary – just look for all the people). Don’t forget to pack a sack lunch for the trip to camp and bring an additional $10 for Culvers on the way home. There will be an assembly line to turn in your medications (in a ziplock baggie with the medication form), spending money, and any last minute forms. Be prompt so we can leave as early as possible – no later than 7am. Continue reading
Adam K’s Eagle Project Workday is this Saturday!! Adam has chosen to aid the Morton Arboretum remove invasive plant species. Each year the Arboretum struggles to control the invasive plants on the grounds. Your help is needed!!
We will meet at the Arboretum main parking lot at 8:30-8:50 am. When you pull up to the gate, tell the person that you are with the Boy Scouts and are here to work on the Eagle Project. Once we all have shown up and gathered in the main parking lot, we will drive to parking lot #25. From there, we walk a few blocks to the work site. If your parents have loping sheers, or a bow saw, please label and bring them along.
Drinks and food will be provided. Please bring/wear:
A water bottle, a long-sleeved shirt, pants, closed toed shoes (hiking boots are best), hat/work gloves and rain gear.
Adults and Scouts are needed. Please email or call to let Adam know that you are coming! firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: see ScoutTrack. See you Saturday!!
New photos have been added – check them out!
Being a scout is AWESOME!
River Rafting – June 2013
Lake Geneva – May 2013
Camp Lowden – April 2013
The Boy Scouts are about developing tomorrow’s leaders. Just ask the first seven astronauts, or check out this list- Famous Boy Scouts, or, ask a community leader or business owner, chances are they were a Boy Scout, at one time, some even made it to Eagle.
Every summer, Troop 35 sends developing leaders to National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) at Thunderbird near Rochelle, Illinois. It is a seven-day week filled with intense training and learning where scouts experience the patrol method firsthand. This year’s scouts are Chris and Will. The training provides scouts the experience of learning while doing and then bringing back the learning to the troop. Previous NYLT attendees have gone on to be Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, and Patrol leaders as well as attain the Eagle Scout rank. Wish them well.
Check out last year’s group – Jesse, Noah, William, Joey, Sebastian, and Jonah click here!
Will and Chris – NYLT 2013, all ready to go!
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