- Next Meeting – Tonight, March 7 - NILES VILLAGE HALL – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles - 7:00 – 8:00 PM
We are gathering at the Niles Village Hall tonight for a one-hour Troop meeting with Niles Mayor George D. Alpogianis. The mayor has graciously offered to meet with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to help them complete rank requirements. The meeting will conclude by 8:00. Parents of Scouts are welcome to stay for the meeting.
- Scouts should review First Class requirement 9a prior to the meeting. “9a – Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.
- Scouts should be ready to ask the mayor questions about governing the village of Niles.
- Everyone must wear their Class A uniforms and school pants – no sweats, shorts, etc! Let’s look good for this meeting!
- Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so we can respect the mayor’s time and start promptly at 7:00.
- Scout Mass/Orienteering Meet - Sunday, March 13 – 9:30 AM – Church – SIGN UP TONIGHT!
Join your fellow Scouts and leaders for the monthly Scout Mass. If you are going on the Orienteering outing, you don’t need to wear your Scout uniform. Dress as you would for a hike at this time of the year because immediately following Mass, we will be heading out to an Orienteering Meet at The Forge: Lemont Quarries.
At the Orienteering Meet groups of Scouts will use their navigation skills to locate control points placed around the adventure park property. The Forge: Lemont Quarries is a state-of-the-art adventure park designed to deliver unique year-round outdoor activities for adventurers of all ages and abilities. We plan to return to St. Juliana around 2:30 PM.
We need to know tonight if you are planning to go on the Orienteering outing, so we can pre-register and get our course maps.
- Sock Drop-Off at Cornerstone Community Outreach
A group of about 10 Scouts and Leaders delivered the socks and a cash donation to Cornerstone Community Outreach this past Saturday. The staff was very grateful for the donation. They also outlined the services that Cornerstone provides to people who are homeless or are trying to get back on their feet. Their work is very inspiring, and we are grateful that we could help in a small way.
- Ice Age Trail Backpacking Weekend – March 25-27 – Kettle Moraine North, Wisconsin
We have a great weekend planned on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest. We will hike a total of about 9 miles on the Ice Age Trail over Saturday and Sunday. We will carry all our gear with us – food, cooking equipment, water, sleeping bags, and clothes - and camp in backpacking shelters along the trail on Friday and Saturday nights.
This will be a great opportunity to experience a couple days of backpacking and sleeping out in a trail shelter. The shelters are three-sided wood structures that offer some protection from the wind and precipitation. The trip also offers an opportunity to complete some of the requirements for Camping and Hiking merit badges.
The cost of the trip is $45.00 per person and the permission slip can be found on the Troop web site (troop965.org). Payment and the permission slip are due at the March 14 Troop meeting.
See you tonight at Niles Village Hall!
Scoutmaster, Troop 965