High Adventure Florida Sea Base
High Adventure National Jamboree
Troop 35 has a busy summer planned!
A crew of 8 heads to The High Adventure Florida Sea Base Sunday, June 9th. The Scouts will spend a glorious week in the Florida Keys on a scuba adventure. The Scouts are all scuba certified and will spend the week scuba diving in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys.
Next up will be the Troop’s week of summer camp at Tesomas Scout Camp in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. A week of learning Scouting skills, advancements and merit badges will go along with camping in the northwoods and a week of fun, sun, water, shooting and friendship. Oh, yea, don’t forget slushies! We all can’t wait to hear the stories upon their return! Stay tuned for Blog updates.
In July, another Troop 35 contingent will spend 10 days at the National Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation in West Virginia. The Summit is the newest High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts. The days at Summit will be spent biking, hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, enjoying the great outdoors and meeting Scouts from all over the country. Jamboree is the Premier Scouting gathering in the U.S. held every four years.
Remember, a Scout is Thrifty! The fine young Scouts attending the High Adventure Trips this summer have sold lots and lots of wreaths to pay their own way. When you listen to their stories upon their return, make sure you ask about how Wreath Sales funded their adventures! It all started with a knock on a door! Opportunity truly does knock (or rings the doorbell)!
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Summer Camp final payments were due Tuesday, May 28th. If you have not paid them yet, please contact Phil K to make arrangements now.
Sunday, June 2nd – Cobbler fundraiser at Taste of Wheaton: we need your help! Any scout wanting to participate is welcome 10:30am – 4:30pm! We are especially looking for more help with the second shift and clean-up from 2-4:30pm. Contact Teresa E. if you are able to help.
June 6th and 14th-16th – Jacob P’s Eagle Project needs everyone’s help. Jacob is building stairs and shelves for the prop room at Waubonsie Valley High School. June 6th is the pre-cut day (see flyers for location). June 14th is the build day, 15-16 are back-up days to finish anything not done on 6/14. All build days will be at Waubonsie Valley High School, Door 35 – 2590 Ogden Ave, Aurora, IL 60504 (corner of Ogden Ave and Eola Rd).
Saturday, June 29th – Adam K’s Eagle Project needs everyone’s help – scouts and adults! Adam needs help removing invasive species of plants from the Arboretum; mainly buckthorn, wild garlic mustard, multiflora rose, and honeysuckle. The jobs to be done are pullers, cutters, haulers and sawers. All ages can help, however in order to be a cutter or sawer 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.
- June 7th-9th – Camping at Lake Shabanaw – with whitewater rafting
- June 8th and 14th – Jacob Plant’s Eagle Project
- June 13th-15th – Feed My Starving Children at the DuPage County Fair Grounds
- June 29th – Adam K’s Eagle Project at the Arboretum
- June 30th-July 6th – Tesomas Summer Camp
Upcoming Troop Meetings
- June 4th – PLC meeting, all scouts welcome to come plan our calendar
- June 11th – Softball at Franklin Middle School – meet at Gary and all walk over together
- June 18th – Bonfire at Winfield Church
- June 25th – “Shakedown” for Summer Camp – pack your bag and bring it for inspection
- Committee Meeting – June 6th, 7-8:30pm (all parents are welcome to attend)
Congratulations to Colin O for catching the most fish at our May Lake Geneva campout!
After Memorial Day, we will wear class B uniforms at troop meetings until the Fall. For those that ordered T-shirts, they will be in next week.
Adam K’s Eagle Project will be June 22-23. He will need volunteers to assist. Stay tuned for more communication on this.
Tour de Cure – we have decided to postpone participation until next year
June 7-9th Camping at Shabbona Lake with Rafting on the Vermillion River
June 9-16th Seabase High Adventure Trip
June 14-15 Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event at Dupage County Fair Grounds
June 30 – July 6 Tesomas Summer Camp
July 14-24 National Jamboree – Summit Bechtel Reserve, WV
July 27th BMX Bike Show – Scouts needed to sell raffle tickets at the event
Upcoming Troop Meetings
June 4th PLC Meeting
June 11th Softball Game, Franklin MS
June 18th Bonfire, Winfield Church
June 6th Troop Committee Meeting – all parents welcome to attend.
Permission slips for the June rafting trip and campout are due next week.
Troop 35′s newest scouts receive their troop neckerchief and Scout rank. The first step of many. We’re glad you are in our troop.
Attention all Life Scouts – Eagle Scout Advancement Presentation is coming May 7th! Catherine Toth the Chanonee District Advancement Chairperson is coming to talk to you about Eagle Projects. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to find out what kinds of projects are out there and what steps you will need to take to complete a project. This event is open to our district and happening at our very own Gary Church in Gamon Hall. DON’T MISS OUT!
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