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

Upcoming troop meeting dates

PICTURES: 2019 CROSSOVER!

Click here to see pictures of the 2019 Troop 955 Crossover

HIKING MERIT BADGE

Scouts Working on the Hiking MB:

The 15-mile makeup hike will start at 7:30 am on Saturday, October 5, at Robinson Woods-South on Lawrence Ave. (West of East River Road and East of River Road). We’ll be hiking the Des Plaines River Trail. No weights are required for this hike and we’ll be eating lunch at Potbelly’s in Des Plaines so please make sure that you have money on the hike. If your Scout doesn’t plan to hike the full 15 miles, please let us know so we can advise as to the pick-up location (e.g. 10 miles) and send a text or phone call on the day of the hike regarding our ETA at the pick-up site. We anticipate this hike being finished by 1:30 pm.

The next hike after the makeup hike will be on Saturday, October 19 at Rock Cut State Park. Depending on the Scouts’ needs, they can either hike 15 or 20 miles. Additionally, Mr. Gawne has added a hike during Turkey in the Sand on Saturday, November 2. Again, depending on the Scouts’ needs they can hike 15 or 20 miles.

Each Scout should have 40 ounces or more of water and appropriate hiking shoes/boats for each and every hike.

Lastly, Mr. Gawne advised the Scouts that participated in the previous 15-mile hike that they need to complete the Hiking form for each day they hiked on the Mini-Summer Adventure in order to receive credit toward their Hiking Merit Badge. Therefore, please complete the form for each of the three days hiked and submit to me.

Additionally, Scouts working on the Tenderfoot rank requirement for a 5-mile hike can only participate in the Rock Cut or the Turkey in the Sand campouts by hiking 5 miles. The other hikes are restricted to Scouts already working on the Hiking MB.

BSA SWIM NIGHT

BSA Tuesday Night Swim’s 2019-2020 flier

For nearly 60 years, the Playdium at Our Lady of Perpetual Help at 1776 Glenview Road in Glenview, IL has hosted swim classes, BSA’s Swimming Merit Badge, and BSA’s Life Saving Merit Badge. This is a great opportunity to improve your swimming skills and/or work on advancement requirements (i.e. Tenderfoot, Second Class, etc.). Troop 955’s Scouts have used the Playdium for years and its very thrifty (only $40). Scouts can also bring their siblings so they can improve their swimming skills. All payments, registration, etc. are handled directly with the Playdium. For those Scouts that were unable to attend Owasippe or need to complete their Swim Merit Badge/rank requirements, we strongly encourage you to sign up.

CAMPING OPPORTUNITIES COMING UP
  • 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

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 = $800
  2. September 30, 2019 – payment of $200 per attendee due
  3. 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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