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

Upcoming troop meeting dates

955 FAMILY NIGHT

On Monday, May 22 Troop 955 will hold its spring family night celebration. At this event we will give recognition to those scouts who have advanced in rank, earned merit badges, accepted leadership roles and similar achievement. We will talk about upcoming events including Owasippe, summer meeting schedule, jamboree, fall schedule items and more. Bring your BSA Medical Form with you, turn it in upon arrival, and get FREE drinks!!!

For Family Night we are offering a group purchase of medium, Papa John’s Pizza for $7.00 each. We are only offering medium, original crust pizzas. There are multiple topping choices, and you can choose 2 at this price. You can order as many as you need, and you can always take the leftovers home.. The order form is attached. Orders are due in Mr. Gawne’s hands by 8:29 p.m., on Wednesday, 17 May 17. Payment must be attached. Cash or check only. Yes, he said 8:29 p.m., 17 May 17.

Please click here for pizza order form
ANNUAL PHYSICAL

Each member of the BSA is required to have, on file with the unit, a BSA official physical form completed as a result of an examination by a licensed medical practitioner. Those going to Jambo can give us a copy of their Jumbo physical. All others must use the BSA Medical form (available through our website). Medical forms must be completely filled out. No omissions are allowed. Every inquiry on the form must receive a response. These must be in our hands by June 5. “Camp Physicals” performed at various clinics by nurse practitioners ARE acceptable as long as the nurse practitioner is licensed to perform these physicals by the State of Illinois.

OWASIPPE UPDATES

There is a MANDATORY meeting on June 5th 7:10 PM at EPLC for all parents with scouts going to Owasippe.

The Owasippe payment deadline is fast approaching. For all non-first year scouts an automatic increase of $40.00 hits next Monday night. Contact our treasurer, Mr. Tony Broomhead, to make arrangements to pay in full by Monday, May 15 or you will get socked with the extra fee.

New scouts who have registered as Boy Scouts after January 1 are exempt from the extra fee for this year.

Everything is now done electronically for camp including payment. You must pay in full no later than our meeting on May 15. That night, after the troop meeting, I will enter the final payments for those who have submitted it. I must have everything in the PTAC system by midnight. (I also want to get some sleep.) We must have full payment by the end of the troop meeting. As the last bell sounds the bewitching hour on May 15, the computer system will hit you for $40.00 more money in fees if you have not yet submitted all of your money. Said differently, on May 16 the price goes up $40.00 and there is nothing that we can do to help you avoid that increase. If you have questions about credits for popcorn sales, etc. please contact our treasurer, Mr. Broomhead. Waiting till the last minute can be costly. Please submit your fees ASAP.

We also still need adult leadership for our Owasippe adventure and we need to know quickly. Even if you can do half of the week, you will be helping us a great deal. The adult fee is $30.00 per day.

Dads, trust me when I tell you that you will never forget this shared memory of summer camp with your son! You won’t be going as a parent, but rather as an adult leader. There is a world of difference!

May 8, scouts who are signed up for camp will get their program selection materials and plan their stay at camp.

Adult leaders who are going to OSR for the full week, half a week or most of a week will get together for breakfast on Saturday morning, May 20 at Kappy’s restaurant. This is a free training breakfast! We will go over camp procedures, talk about things to expect, etc. Kappy’s is a long time contributor to our pancake breakfast and a scouter himself. Kappy’s is located at Dempster and Harlem, right by Produce World, another contributor.

MEMORIAL DAY WORK WEEKEND

Scouting’s national honor society sponsors an annual work weekend over the course of the memorial day weekend. This is a really cool event. Scouts, parents and siblings can get an opportunity to experience “all the wealth of earth and heaven” cast Owasippe. Saturday is a work day and Sunday and Monday are fun days. Meals are included in the fee and the food is pretty good.
We do all kinds of service to help get camp ready for the summer. Your feen not only includes food, but also a great spot to put your tent and the use of our flush toilet, warm water KYBOs. Your neighbors and relatives can’t get this benefit unless they come too!
Work weekend is a work event, a social event, a fun event and just really cool. If you wonder what it is like at that place that you send your son to in summer, come on out and experience work weekend. Registration can be done on-line via the PTAC website at www.pathwaytoadventure.com.
If you need a tent, we will be happy to loan you one, just let us know. For scouts, this is a great experience, it counts as tent camping because it is a scout camping event, it is service to the camp some of which may involve conservation. (Italicized words all pertain to rank advancement.)

EAGLE CEREMONY

Mark your calendar. The next eagle Scout ceremony is Friday, June 9.

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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