We will be working on individual rank advancement. Don’t forget your Handbook. Hike and Bowl permission slips and payment will be collected.
Class A uniforms for everyone – please!
- Upcoming Activities – Fasten Your Seatbelt - There is a Lot Coming Up!
Hike and Bowl – Saturday, December 10
Hike and Bowl is this coming Saturday, December 10. The cost is $20.00 per person which will cover bowling and shoe rental. Bring extra money if you plan to buy snacks at the bowling alley. We will meet at the Parish Center at 9:00 on Saturday morning and then hike via the North Branch Trail to Classic Bowl on Waukegan Road in Morton Grove. Dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes or boots, and bring water. We have 12 slots reserved at the bowling alley, so Scouts will get priority on bowling. Permission slip and payment are due at the December 5 Troop meeting.
Troop Christmas Party – Monday, December 12 – 7:00-9:00 PM – Ahearn Center (Gym)
We will have open gym, pizza, and a surprise for everyone.
Hiker Direct Outdoor Gear
Hiker Direct is a camping and backpacking gear supplier that offers big discounts to Scout groups. If you are looking for gear to put on your Christmas wish list, this is the place to go. Here is a link to their website: hikerdirect.com
Railroading Merit Badge
A local Lionel train club is offering a Railroading merit badge day in June. Scouts who are interested should let me or Mr. Reese know right away if they are interested. The workshop will fill up quickly, so we want to get guys signed up as soon as possible. Mr. Reese is a counselor for Railroading MB, so he will be available to help everyone complete the prep work for the badge.
Engineering Merit Badge
The Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is offering an opportunity to earn Engineering Merit Badge virtually. If you are interested in this talk to me for the details.
Living Nativity – Thursday, December 22 – 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Fr. John Siemianowski has asked the Troop to set up the creche for the Living Nativity. The is a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus in which St. Juliana students perform. There will be live animals as part of the presentation.
New Year's Eve Canoe Outing – Saturday, December 31 – 8:00 AM
We’re changing up the New Year’s Day Float a bit this year. We will be paddling on Busse Lake instead of the tree-choked North Branch and we’re going on New Year’s Eve to avoid a conflict with Sunday morning churchgoing. More information on this outing will be coming soon. It is always a fun way to greet the New Year.
Playdium Swimming Winter Session Starts January 3
See the Resource Center for a flyer from the Playdium.
2023 Sock Drive Coming in January
The dates for the Sock Drive collections are the weekends of January 21-22 and 28-29.
Flag Retirement Ceremony – Monday, January 23
The Troop will conduct a flag retirement ceremony as part of the January 23 Troop meeting. Parents and siblings are invited to attend the ceremony. More details to come.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Service Opportunity – Saturday, January 28
We have reserved 16 spots to volunteer at the Food Depository. The Depository is the main food bank for Cook County and serves over 700 food assistance programs throughout the county. It processes a staggering amount (450,000 pounds) of food everyday and relies heavily on help from volunteers. Volunteering to help in the massive warehouse is fun and interesting.
Eagle Court of Honor – Sunday, February 5
Colin Albanito and Aiden Rice will be formally recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. More information to come.
And there is more coming in February!
Scoutmaster, Troop 965