- Next Meeting – Monday, May 9 - 7:00-9:00 – Ahearn Center (Gym)
We will be preparing for the camp-out at White Pines Forest – including prepping gear, making menus, and setting duty rosters. Class B uniforms this week.
We had a great Troop meeting this week with some delicious camp cooking and taste-testing. Thanks to all the cooks:
- Matteo – walking tacos
- Nathaniel – bacon-wrapped chicken nuggets
- Matthew – chili mac
- Jimmy, Tom, Roman, and Joe – grilled bacon-cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
- Aiden and Javi – no-bake Oreo cheesecake
- Mr. Ramirez and Jonah – one-pot lasagna
- Mr. Reese – chicken lettuce wraps
We also picked out the new Troop t-shirt and will be ordering it this week. Send me your shirt size if you haven’t already. We hope to have the new shirts in time for the Car Wash on June 4. The Troop is covering the cost of the shirt this year. Here’s a picture of the shirt you selected.
Hi everyone. This Saturday May 7, 2022, I will be working on my Eagle Scout project at the Wildwood Nature Center (529 Forestview Ave Park Ridge, IL 60068) from 10am to 1pm. We will be building 12 (4x4x16") composite wood planter boxes. I need volunteer helpers to please bring drills and screw guns. I also need some volunteers to please meet me at my house at 9:30am to help transport the composite wood boards to the nature center. My address is (8537 W. Carol St. Niles, IL 60714). Lunch will be provided. Hope to see all of you Saturday!
- May 13-15 Camping Weekend at White Pines Forest
We are set for a camping weekend at White Pines Forest State Park in Oregon, Illinois. White Pines is a pretty park with a large stand of native white pine trees. There is interesting hiking in the woods and along the bluffs over Spring and Pine Creeks. The cost of the weekend is $40.00 per camper. The permission slip and payment are due at the May 9 Troop meeting.
- Car Wash – Saturday, June 4 – St. Juliana Parking Lot
Please mark your calendar to join us for our only fundraiser for the Troop. We need all Scouts, leaders, and parents to come out and help us host a successful Car Wash. The money we raise from this half-day event supplements the Troop budget for an entire year. More details about the time of the event will be announced next week.
- Health Forms Reminder – Forms are Due by June 6
Just a reminder that 2022 health forms are due to the Troop by June 6, 2022. Everything you need to know can be found on the homepage of the Troop website – troop965.org. Just click the red Health Form button and it’s all there.
- Summer Camp at Owasippe – Time to Commit!
It’s time to decide if you are going to summer camp! Registration opens this coming weekend, and we want to get everyone signed up for badges and activities. Camp fees go up on May 15, so it’s time to commit. Check out the Summer Camp page for all the information you need.
Please reach out to me or Wayne Gulliford with your questions. We are happy to help you sort through all the information.
See you Saturday at Colin’s Eagle project!
Scoutmaster, Troop 965