Smiley the Tent” Camp Tesomas
It was a great night talking to the Flaming Arrow’s parents about summer camp. For many of the scouts, it will be there first time away from mom and dad, and mom’s first time away from her scout. It’s a big deal. But, rest assured, the scout that leaves home and heads off to camp will be a different scout than the one which comes home. Guaranteed.
That is the beauty of scouting. Young men in scouting will have opportunities and advantages their non-scouting peers won’t have. They’ll learn to pack their bags and come home with ALL of their gear, or at least most of it. Well, maybe some of it. They’ll experience sleeping outside in a tent and being responsible for their schedule (with help). They’ll get to know kids they otherwise would never met and make friendships that last a lifetime. They’ll learn what it’s like to be away from home and appreciate mom and dad, maybe a little more than before. They’ll have opportunities to plan their activities and learn from their mistakes. Because, failure is the greatest teacher. They’ll learn to cook, clean, and get along with others. They’ll learn the true value of service, because in order to lead, you must first learn to follow and serve others. Continue reading
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It is Mid-February and spring is on the way, at least that is what the calendar tells us. In the world of Troop 35, we’ve been busy. It is the time of the year when cub Scouts begin crossing over to become Boy Scouts. This year Troop 35 is welcoming 12 new scouts to the troop – they are coming to us because when they visited our troop they made a connection, they have an older brother who’s in the troop, or they simply like what they saw. Regardless the reason, they made the choice to continuing their scouting career and begin the long path to Eagle. Welcome to Troop 35.
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Tagged camping, campouts, Eagle Scouts Troop35, Gary United Methodist Church, merit badges, scout recuiting, scout skills, senior patrol leader, the Scout Law, Troop 35, Wheaton Troop 35
Troop 35, we’ve won the lottery!
Boy Scouts of America
Philmont Scout Ranch Expeditions
would like to congratulate
Troop 35 of the Three Fires Council
(Sponsor: Gary Memorial United Methodist Church – Wheaton, IL 60187)
Your unit has been picked as a winner for a reservation in 2015
at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Your arrival date is July 2015.
(Departure: August 2015)
We have your unit confirmed for 2 crews
As with all things in life and scouts – YOU GOTTA WANNA, you gotta wanna go, you gotta wanna pay your way, ’cause a Scout is Thrifty and pays his way. Wreath Sales 2014, look out! Watch this space!
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This weekend you should see Troop 35 scouts scurrying around your neighborhood delivering wreaths and holiday cheer. They worked hard to sell their wreaths and now they will be delivering them. That’s a lot of fun and a lot of work!
If you didn’t order a wreath or greenery to decorate your home – don’t despair, Troop 35 will be selling at our traditional holiday retail locations beginning Friday November 29th at 9AM.
- Dominick’s @ Danada East parking lot between KFC and IHOP
- Gary United Methodist @ 224 N. Main St, Wheaton, IL 60187
From the Scout Handbook – “A SCOUT IS THRIFTY. A Scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for the future. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property.”
Each scout earned money they can use to ‘pay their own way’ whether it’s troop dues, summer camp, or high adventure like Sea Base, Philmont Scout Ranch, or next summer’s trip to the Boundary Waters and a week’s worth of back country camping and canoeing.
Take a look at the fun on these faces – you gotta wanna!
making a list and checking it twice
Bears fans are wreath fans!
this wreath is BIGGER than the scout!
greens, greens, and more greens!
boxes of! fun
organizing all of the scout’s orders takes time!
and a Saturday morning
scout not included
pine cones and greens
our makeshift storage facility
there is a scout in there – somewhere!
donuts help the wreath distribution hum right along