- Next Troop Meeting is Monday, September 26 – Ahearn Center – 7:00 PM
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Fall Court of Honor a success, including the color guard and those who provided refreshments. At Monday’s meeting, we will re-cap the Court of Honor and try to get in some floor hockey.
Class B uniforms! Awesome!
- 24-Hour Backpacker – October 14-15 – Des Plaines River Trail and Camp Dan Beard
We have added a 24-Hour Backpacker to the October schedule. The purpose of the Backpacker is to give the Scouts a taste of full-on backpacking. On Friday night we will hike about 5 miles to camp, cook a trail dinner, sleep out overnight, eat a quick breakfast in the morning and then hike back. It is a quick and fun way to get a night out on the trail and still be home by noon on Saturday morning.
On Friday we will meet at 5:00 pm at the St. Juliana Parish Center to load up and go. Participants will carry personal and crew gear in a backpack. We will hike from Allison Woods to Camp Dan Beard (at Lake Cook Road) where we will set up camp for the night. Dinner will be a delicious backpacker’s meal!
Backpacking Personal Gear List:
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad
- Mess kit (Plate, fork, and spoon)
- Water bottle
- Clothes to sleep in
- Rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- Change of clothes
- Personal hand sanitizer
This is intended to be an introduction to backpacking, so if you don’t have all the equipment – don’t worry! Contact Mr. Pelrine for assistance. Some equipment may be available to borrow.
The cost of the outing is $15.00 for each participant. Make checks payable to Troop 965.
The permission slip can be found in the Resource Center. It must be returned with payment to the October 10 Troop meeting to confirm attendance. We need to make sure we have enough food and tents.
- Youth Protection Reminder
Scouts need to remember that your emails to leaders must be copied to a parent or another leader or both. It is very important to remember this for everyone’s protection. Please do not text leaders and leaders will not be texting you.
- Updated Fall Calendar
The updated Troop calendar is available on the Calendar page and in the Resource Center. It includes added outings, such as the Haunted Trail and the 24-Hour Backpacker.
- Haunted Hike – Friday, October 21 – Mark Your Calendar
We will be going on the Order of the Arrow Haunted Hike in October. Mark your calendar and watch for more details coming soon.
- Summer Camp 2023 Dates are Set
We are confirmed for a week of summer camp at Camp Blackhawk (Go!) at the Owasippe Scout reservation for Sunday, July 16 to Saturday, July 22, 2023.
See you soon!
Scoutmaster, Troop 965