Author Archives: Janet Mathis

Troop 35 hosts Easter egg hunt like no other

Instead of candy inside Easter eggs, scouts hunted for plastic eggs with a scouting skill inside. The patrol that demonstrated the most skills was declared the winner. The Flaming Arrows, the youngest patrol, earned bragging rights and a chocolate prize.

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Troop 35 sleds “for real”

Twice in one week, Troop 35 took advantage of our February snowfall and enjoyed sledding. First, on cardboard sleds they made themselves. This time, on real sleds down a hill at Blackwell Forest Preserve. Take a look at the fun … Continue reading

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Troop 35 sleds on cardboard

Scouts in Troop 35 love sledding, but sledding on cardboard? Well, take a look for yourself. The photos tell the story of a great time at the Northside Park sledding hill. Patrols created their own sleds out of a huge … Continue reading

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Scouts learn fire-making skills

Troop 35 turned a lesson of fire safety into something like an episode of CBS-TV’s “Survivor.” A friendly competition of which patrol could create a fire big enough to burn through a string made learning hands-on and fun. Who do … Continue reading

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Troop 35 congratulates latest Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Robert West, Troop 35’s newest Eagle Scout. Robert joins an elite group of scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle. Troop 35 means so much to me, I’ve made so many friends in this troop and so … Continue reading

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