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

Upcoming troop meeting dates

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – February 10th

Mark your calendars! The 2019 Troop Pancake Breakfast Fundraising Extravaganza is coming Feb 10th. Click on the link below for more details.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST INFORMATION

GRANITE PEAK – February 15th

Every scout who likes to ski will want to come out to Granite Peak (2/15/19) with us for our second great ski event of the season. Best skiing in the Midwest and the skiing that is most like real mountain skiing.

In order to be eligible for the Switzerland trip you must have demonstrated and displayed all the knowledge and skills required of the Snow Sports Merit Badge.

We leave Friday night. stay overnight in a Church, ski all day Saturday, leave Saturday evening and have a nice dinner on the way back. Plenty of time Sunday and Monday to get ahead on the homework.

See form below for the costs for this event. Forms and money due to Mr Wolfe at Feb 4th Troop meeting.

CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP FORM

Hike, Service Project and Rank requirements, February 24th

On February 24, there will be a 5 mile hike, service project and opportunities to pass rank requirements at the River Trail Nature Preserve. The drop off and pick up location will be approximately 2.5 miles from the Nature Preserve with the exact location to be determined.
Please click on the calendar entry or here
for more information.

To sign up for this outing, please submit a Troop activity form to Heath Wolfe by Friday, February 15, 2019. There is NO cost for this outing. All Scouts participating in this outing will be required to complete the County’s Volunteer Agreement and Waiver – click for waiver and submit this form, along with the Troop activity form, to Mr. Wolfe.

PICTURES: 2018 OWASIPPE

It may be cold outside but lets flash back to some warm summer fun. Please click on the link below to see a few snapshots taken at this years summer camp.

2018 OWASIPPE

PICTURES: EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

Congratulations to Colin and Grayson for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Click here to see a few pictures of the ceremony.

Thank you to all the volunteers and the troop for making the ceremony a very special occasion.

PICTURES: December 17th Awards Meeting with a special visit

Click here to see a few pictures.

Who was the vistor from the North?

ADVENTURE PORTAL NIGHT – January 21st

Dinner and presentations start at 6:30.

Baked Mostaccioli, Bread & Salad Bar Dinner, $4.00 per person.

Come out on MLK Day (School Holiday) and hear about: (1) the Mini-Summer Adventure and the (2) trip to Kanderstag International Scout Centre in Switzerland; with stops in Paris and London.

If you are interested in either outing you will want to come out for this event. The nature of these events and what we want to do to make them a spectacular experience will require early decision making for attendees. You will want to get the details on these outings so you can make an informed decision.

To save you time and allow more time to show you what we are looking at, we want you to eat dinner with us while we explain. Ergo, a simple dinner that you can enjoy while we show you these tremendous life opportunities.

If you think that you might want to attend or are even remotely considering attending either of these great events, then both scout and at least one parent (preferably both) should attend this session. If you need to bring siblings, then so be it. (We are cheaper than a restaurant.) Parents NEED to attend with their scout.

Payment for dinner is due in our hands by departure for Eagle Cave time, Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. (This is the day we leave for Eagle Cave. We have to know how many people we will be feeding. Since I will be at Eagle Cave during the weekend, I need time to shop and prepare immediately upon my return. The deadline for payment, therefore, has to be Friday.)

Use the standard activity form and indicate in the bottom margin how many scouts and adults will be attending along with siblings, then attach the $4.00 per person meal cost.

2019 OWASIPPE AND MINI SUMMER ADVENTURE

The Troop will be heading back to Owasippe Scout Reservation in 2019 departing Saturday, June 29, 2019, and returning Sunday, July 7, 2019. Scouts can reserve their spot by completing the Troop’s 2019 Owasippe Reservation Formed (see link) and submitting form along with a $50 deposit. Nearly 40 Scouts attended Owasippe in 2018 and lets see if we can surpass that number. This is truly one of life’s greatest adventures!

Additionally, the Troop has decided to embark on a min-summer adventure in 2019 departing on Friday, July 26, 2019, and traveling to the following destinations:

- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
- Great Smokey Mountain National Park (camping, hiking the Appalachian Trial, etc.)
- Go karts in Pigeon Forge, TN
- New River Gorge in Glen Jean, WV (whitewater rafting, zip lines, and more)
- Go karts in Crown Point, IN

Scouts attending the mini-summer adventure will have an opportunity to earn the BSA Hiking Merit Badge. Scouts can reserve their spot by completing the Troop’s 2019 Min-Summer Adventure Sign Up Form (see link) and submitting this form along with a $100 deposit. Nearly 20 Scouts attended the 2018 Summer Adventure. Let’s see if we can surpass that number as well. This is a trip that the Scouts will remember for a long time!

2019 Mini Summer Adventure Form

2019 Owassipe Sign up Form

BSA TUESDAY NIGHT SWIM – program started January 8.

The Playdium at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1776 Glenview Road, Glenview, Illinois
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Please see the flyer for more info.

The current swim session started on January 8, 2019. If you have not started and are interested please contact Mr. Corter or Mr. Wolfe to determine if you can catch up.

Heath Wolfe, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 955, Cell #773-849-3900

PICTURES: EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

Congratulations to Sean and Michael for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Click here to see a few pictures of the ceremony

Thank you to all the volunteers and the troop for making the ceremony a very special occasion.

PICTURES: SUMMER ADVENTURE 2018

The Troop traveled 2979 miles across this great country of ours and did some amazing things.

CHECK OUT THE AMAZING PICTURES HERE!!!

Check out the video of white water rafting on the New River!!!

Thanks to all who made this years Summer Adventure a big success.

NEW MEDICAL CONDITION UPDATE FORM

A new Medical Condition Update Form for Outings will now be required for each scout to 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. 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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