ANNUAL TROOP PICNIC AND AWARDS CEREMONY – NOTE NEW START TIME!
The lollapalooza annual troop picnic and summer awards gathering is, as previously announced: Sunday, September 14th. We will be starting the festivities at 3:00 p.m. with a few games and activities. Water balloons, spoons, holes, eggs, bags and neckties are involved in these games.
The troop will, as is our custom, supply the gourmet burgers (that is not an exaggeration!), the hot dogs, the buns, bug juice type beverages, coffee in limited quantities, the condiments, the charcoal, the fire, a bunch of tables, water, additional shelter, plates, cups, plastic utensils and a bunch of other do-dads.
All current and former troop members and their families are invited to attend. Please RSVP to the E-vite. If you did not get the E-vite, call Mr. Gawne
Your end is easy! You must RSVP to the E-vite before COB September 11 (a date that you, of course, remember!), and bring a homemade dish as assigned that will serve at least a dozen hearty appetites. If your last name starts with the letters A through M, you are assigned to bring homemade side dishes or salads. If your last name starts with the letters N through Z you are assigned to bring homemade desserts. Remember that your dish must serve at least 1 DOZEN hearty appetites. Please put your name on your plate or serving dish.
A – M Sides or salads
N – Z Desserts
Also, please take special note that we have NO facility to keep your dish warm or cold. If you need to maintain a certain temperature please bring the dish in an appropriate receptacle that will do the job with ice or hot packs, as appropriate. There will be NO ROOM in our coolers for your dishes. There is no electricity at the picnic site either so you will not be able to plug in hot plates, etc. Lastly, we will be unable to put your dish in our coolers to keep it warm or cold. Thank you.
A camp chair is a good idea, but not essential. Show you are tough and spend the afternoon standing or sitting on a hard picnic bench seat! Yeah!
The location is Schiller Woods, Grove Number 10. Enter from Irving Park Road (west of Cumberland about 7/10s of a mile) at the western most entry of the three entry roads on the north side of Irving. Once on the Forest Preserve road bear to the right until you come to the first shelter on the right. You should see a good-sized black trailer with red lettering that says, among other things, “We Do Stuff.”
Remember that entering the forest preserve from the west is ill advised. Entering from the east in order to make a right turn is a much safer operation. Upon departing, be advised that exit from all of the Forest Preserve roads at Schiller Woods is right turn only. You will head west to River Road upon exiting and then north on River Road to get back to Edison Park. Be advised that the stretch of River Road between Irving and Lawrence receives significant police attention during weekends as the police combat drunk driving by attendees at other picnics.
If you can bring a weber kettle type BBQ grill please call Mr. Gawne. We need one more. Thanks!
CAMP BUFFALO – SEPT 26, 27, 28 – MONTICELLO, IN
Registration deadline is Sunday, September 14. Wolf Park, camping and more! The cost is $16 per scout.
OWASIPPE SHOOTING SPORTS OPEN – OCT 10, 11, 12 – WHITEHALL, MI
Registration deadline is Sunday, September 14. Space is limited! Please see the registration form below for the costs.
TURKEY IN THE SAND – OCT 31, NOV 1, 2 – INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK
The cost per scout is $17 if registered by Monday, October 20 or $25 if registered after this deadline. All guests must RSVP and pay $2 each by Monday, October 27.
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.
Did you miss the summer tweets? Here’s the directions on how to follow the troop on twitter. Click here
UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION FORM
A new universal registration form will be used for most events. This form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.