LIONS Pancake Breakfast – Sunday March 5th


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Flags Across Munster

Troop 533 took delivery today of 300 American flags (made in America!). By selling $25 annual “subscriptions” to residents, our scouts will be posting these flags across town on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day. We will start officially selling in April but there is no harm in lining up customers informally now! More details to come soon. #FlagsAcrossMunster

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Red River Gorge – High Adventure

Greetings–
I am pleased to announce that Troop 533 will be traveling to Red River Gorge June 17-24 for an action-packed high adventure trip.
We plan on canoeing, rock climbing, zip lining, backpacking and maybe more.
I am still working on final cost, but I am estimating around $500/person. I NEED A PERMISSION SLIP AND $150 DEPOSIT BY APRIL 1 so that I can make reservations for all of the activities.
To be eligible, a scout needs to be 14 years old and First Class rank. We are looking for a couple of adults to join Mr. Shelton and me on the adventure.
Yours in scouting
John Dodge
Adult Committee Chair

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Philmont 2018

Hello all!
Troop 533 will be traveling to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2018!
We will arrive in Cimarron, N.M., on June 10, 2018 and leave on June 22, 2018.
Philmont requires a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $100, which I need by March 8, 2017. (Yes, just a few weeks from now!)
The cost for the 12-day trek is $940. That DOES NOT include the cost of the train ticket, which we estimate will be an additional $600, round trip.
For your planning purposes, here is the payment schedule:
March 8, 2017: $100 deposit
Oct. 1, 2017: $420
March 1, 2018: $420
Train ticket money due date is TBA.
Space is limited to 10 scouts for this trip.  A scout must be 14 years old,  first class rank. Priority will be given to scouts based on rank and age.
Email me or Mr. Shelton if you have any questions.
Yours in scouting
John Dodge
P.S.  Look for a separate email soon regarding our High Adventure trip for 2017. We plan on a week of canoeing, backpacking, rock climbing and zip lining in Red River Gorge in Kentucky. 

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LIONS Pancake Breakfast – Troop Bake Sale


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Permission Slip – 2017 Summer Camp

Permission Slip 2017 Summer Camp

(click on the above to download a pdf of the permission slip)

http://www.miamivalleybsa.org/Camping/SummerCamp

(click on the above to take you to the camp website)

Please read the permission slip carefully. There is a lot of info as to camp cost, due dates, required medical forms and desired merit badges. By all indications this is going to be an awesome summer camp.

Please return the signed permission slip to the troop meeting with your check payable to TROOP 533.

 

Mr. Sikora


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Opportunities for Service Hours – Webelos Crossover Ceremony

PACK 936

Cross-Over Ceremony – – Pack 936 (Frank Hammond Pack)
Casa Maria Banquet Hall
500 Northgate Dr, Dryer, IN 46311
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

 

PACK 236

Cross-Over Ceremony – – Pack 236 (Elliott Pack)
Westminster Presbyterian Church
8955 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

 

The troop will guide Webelos 2 scouts from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. They need your help with this important ceremony. You need service hours for rank advancement. I call that a win win opportunity. Oh, by the way, dinner will be served.

Please advise Mr. McDunn that you want to be part of the ceremony.

 

Mr. Sikora


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Webelo Scout Welcome – Power Point Presentation

The troop meeting on January 18th featured a power point presentation of typical scouting events to show the Webelo scouts and their family some of the activities they can expect if they join the troop.

Webelos presentation

To see that presentation once again just click on the above link to download a pdf version of the presentation. The file will be sent to your download folder from which you can launch your pdf viewer to enjoy and share.

Good job Scouts.

Mr. Sikora

 


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New Scout Welcome

A sincere welcome is extended to Cub Scouts to join Boy Scouts. The meeting tonight gave a quick introduction to the activities the troop has done and plans to do this coming year. The Cub Scouts were shown the new cook stoves and patrol boxes. They also assembled six of the troops two man tents.

 

Parents were encouraged to give the troop a try. One of the very best ways to start off is to attend the Father and Son Campout coming up during the weekend of February 18th. The location will be at Camp Betz. You don’t want to miss this. The sleeping arrangements are all indoors. Meals are prepared by the adults. The scouts have the maximum opportunity to get to know each other and have lots of fun. Bring a sled to enjoy the snow.

 

https://goo.gl/photos/7Sba4eQcyiZm3V7Z9

Click on the above link to view the photos taken during the meeting.

 

Mr. Sikora


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Climb On – Rock Wall Climbing Photos

The new year has started out with a great indoor adventure at CLIMB ON in Homewood, IL. Scouts worked on their skills to earn the Climbing Merit Badge.

https://goo.gl/photos/D12DRLwNSBXwzFDt6

Just click on the above link to see photos of this outing.

Mr. Sikora


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