Meetings take place
most Mondays
between 7:00pm-8:30pm
at Edison Park Lutheran Church

Upcoming troop meeting dates

TROOP PICNIC

All of our Scouts have been working very hard on advancement and completing merit badges over the past few months since our last awards ceremony. Its now time to celebrate those accomplishments! Whether or not your Scout will be receiving an award, all Scouts should be in attendance and all parents should be there supporting and encouraging their sons.

We have the awards, games, and our planned menu (grilled steak and grilled chicken), Pico de Gallo, corn on-the-cob, rice, and bug juice). How awesome is that!!!

Sunday September 15th from 3:30-6:30

Schiller Woods Cook County Forest Preserve grove #2

CAMPING OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP
  • 27 Sep – 29 Sep Camp Sol R. Crown

Climb mountains, rappel back down, take part in some great fishing opportunity in the Fox River, send coded messages from mountain top to mountain top, follow your compass to buried treasure, win prizes starting fires and more.

Camp Crown is one of those great places for fun.

Patrols will cook 3 meals on Saturday. Troop breakfast on Sunday
Sign up by Sept 9 – $8.00 After Sept 9 – $11.00
Plus patrol cooking expense.

  • 18 Oct – 20 Oct Rock Cut State Park

Visiting a historic Illinois location, the troop will engage in a variety of activities. The Illinois River at this location has some great fishing opportunity for bass and bluegill and also, the – YUK FISH eco disaster – Asian carp. (BTW, Is there an environmental issue in your community?).

Exploring the canyons and waterfalls is really cool, and is a great geological setting. Lots of places to check out, climb rocks and more.

For those working on Hiking MB and/or the National 100 miler award who have finished their other hikes, a 20 mile hike through the park will be Saturday’s highlight. 20 milers will plan their route 2 weeks in advance. If you are not doing the hiking MB there are lots of other things to do.

Patrols will cook 3 meals on Saturday. Troop breakfast on Sunday
Sign up by Sep 30 – $12.00 After Sep 30 – $15.00

  • 1 Nov -3 NovTurkey in the Sand

Indiana Dunes State Park by Rail and Foot

By an overwhelming tidal wave of support, the PLC has decided that Troop 955 should return to the Indiana Dunes State Park and cook scrumptious (not kidding-they come out fantastic) turkeys in garbage cans. Our usual extensive feast menu of mashed potatoes, gravy, cooked (from scratch) cranberries, 955 special green bean casserole, our own – unique – broccoli cheese casserole, turkey dressing (from scratch), salad, peach cobbler dessert (Mr Rios’ favorite), appetizers and a couple more do-dads. Every scout makes a part of the offerings thereby making light work of the meal.

All meals are troop cooking meals, however, they will be developed by scouts who need cooking for advancement.

As usual, the troop will travel by train (Blue Line and South Shore) to the Dunes and return Sunday morning the same way. Scouts will send their sleeping systems in the trailer and cary the rest of their gear in their backpack on the train.

The Dunes themselves are a great time and there is a nature center that is very helpful with nature related rank advancement.

Sign Up by Oct 21 – $22.00
After Oct 21, before Oct 30 – $27.00…..Oct 30 and after- – $30.00

HIKING SCHEDULE
  • September 14th 0730 Des Plaines River Trail 15 miles
  • October TBD 0700 Starved Rock State Park 20 miles

Meet at EPLC at 0700. Drive to Starved Rock State Park (1hr, 50 min). Hike 20 miles in the park. Backpacking lunch prepared in advance by hikers. Eat a high protein breakfast before leaving home. (We will ask, you will log it)). Golden Corral Celebration Feast, Joliet, Ill after hike. Bring $12.00 usc. 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker. 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker. 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker

For both hikes, 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker. 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker. 40 ounce minimum water supply per hiker!!! No weights required.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Please review the payment schedule for the World Adventure. Contact Mr. Wolfe if you have any questions.

  • World Adventure
  1. payments so far = $600
  2. August 30, 2019 – payment of $200 per attendee due
  3. September 30, 2019 – payment of $200 per attendee due
  4. October 15, 2019 – any remaining balance due
MEDICAL CONDITION UPDATE FORM

A Medical Condition Update Form for Outings for each scout, must be completed and turned in at departure time of each event. Please click here for the form.

TWITTER

Did you miss the summer tweets? Here’s the directions on how to follow the troop on twitter. If following the tweets on the website please remember to refresh the page frequently. Click here

UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION FORMUPDATED OCT 2015

The universal registration form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.

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