The temps were up. The humidity was up. The attendance appeared to be down. The efforts by the scouts and scouters to make this a successful event was truly up.  Thanks to all who helped. You can find a couple of photos at the following address.

LIONS Steak Grill

A couple of scouts seemed to not fully grasp the good works performed by our troop sponsor, the Munster LIONS. Take a look at the attached pamphlet to get a better understanding of all they do for the troop and town.

Lions Pamphlet


Mr. Sikora

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Troop Family Camp – Coming Very Soon

Scouts & Scouters,

Mark your calendar for August 24th through 26th because that is the weekend for FAMILY CAMP!  This is where Dad & Scout are free to invite Mom, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, etc. for a fun weekend of casual camping.  Troop 533 has reservations at Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana.  Here is the website link…

DNR: Potato Creek State Park

Family Campout Permission Slip 2018

The permission slip is attached.  The cost is $15 per person, as the camp fees & food will be paid for by the troop.  RSVP by the August 22nd meeting.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me.

Chris Ashcraft


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Lions Steak Fry – Sunday, August 5

From: Mr. Shelton
Scouts, Scouters, Parents and Guardians,
In addition to the youth service support we will need adults to assist with supervising the event, cooking cobbler in our dutch ovens and assisting where the Lions need us.  No experience?  No problem!  Learn through doing.  Everyone is welcome.  Show up when you can and work as long as you have fun.
Adults working cobbler and youth planning to work the dish room are encouraged to bring a class B shirt to change into while working.
-Mr. Shelton

From: Sammy Fuller

This year’s annual Steak Fry is Sunday, August 5.

Please let me know what shift you will be working.  There are two shifts. The 1st one is from 12:00 to 3:30 pm and the second one is from 3:30 to 7:00 pm.  You can sign up at Wednesday’s next two meetings (talk to me) or email me at  saying your name and what shift you are working (1st shift, 2nd shift, or both of them). This is a mandatory event at the Centennial Park Clubhouse to support of our charter organization’s fundraiser.  Class A uniforms are required.

-Sammy Fuller

From: Erin Gomez

The Lions Club annual Steak and Chicken Fry is fast approaching, August 5th (12:00 pm – 6:30 pm).  This event gives us the opportunity to have a bake sale fundraiser, an easy money maker for the troop.  How this works is the parents donate baked (or store bought) items such as cheese cake, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, breads, pies, rice krispie treats, etc…  For items like brownies, rice krispies treats and cookies, if you could, please put about three or four each in a ziplock bag, any other items can be individually wrapped.  These items need to be labeled, such as nut free, with nuts etc…  Also needed are sugar free items. Please click on the link so we can have an idea of what we will need.

-Erin Gomez

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Excellent Adventure 2018 – Photos

Excellent Adventure 5-19-2018 Activities

Excellent Adventure 5-18-2018 OA Tapout

Those who attended the Excellent Adventure can attest to the great time had by all. I’ve posted a couple of photos. Just click on the above links.


Mr Sikora

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Flags Across Munster Campaign 2018

After enduring one of the coldest Aprils ever, the weather is starting to turn and it’s time to get out there and sell those subscriptions for Flags Across Munster.
The deadline to turn in your sales sheets and money will be at the scout meeting on May 16.  I will return your sales sheets on May 23 (but it would be a good idea to make a copy!) You can keep selling after that date (and many scouts last year picked up sales after Memorial Day.)
For Memorial Day, you will pick up your flags at Westminster Church on Sunday, May 27–the time is TBD, but it will likely be in the afternoon. You will return the flags to the same location on May 30 at the Wednesday scout meeting (we will be meeting at Westminster for the summer).
To recap how this works:
Scouts will sell $25 subscriptions in their neighborhood. In return, the scout will post in the early morning and retrieve in the evening a 3×5 U.S. made American flag on three holidays:  Memorial Day, July 4 and Veteran’s Day.  
Scouts will receive a $3 commission for each sale, and $2 for each flag he posts. The money will go into their scout accounts, and funds can be used to pay for scout events and activities.  Scouts should collect their money at the time of the sale, not at time of delivery.  Your initial sales are due no later than May 16. You can keep selling, but I need to know generally how many flags have been sold by that point. 
For example if a scout sells 10 subscriptions, they will earn $90 over the course of the year.  ($3 commission x 10 = $30: $2/flag post x 10 = $20 $20×3 days= $60. Total: $90.)
John Dodge

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Updated Merit Badge Counselor List

Updates have been made to the merit badge counselor list. You can find the link on the troop webpage,, under the DIRECTORY heading.

Contact Jesse Casiano for the following badges.

Environmental Science


Emergence Preparedness

Disabilities Awareness


Contact Heather Casiano for the following merit badges.



Indian Lore


Public Speaking



FYI – These are the parents of Robbie Casiano who has recently joined the troop.


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LIONS Steak Fry – Date Change

The Lions Steak fry has moved to Sunday, August 5.  Please mark, or change, your calendars.
Mr. Shelton

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Court of Honor – March 2018

The achievements earned by the scouts the past 3 months were awarded this evening. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all.

Court of Honor 3-14-2018

Click on the above link to take you to the photos posted on line.

Mr. Sikora

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Munster Lions 2018 Pancake Breakfast

Munster Lions 2018 Pancake Breakfast

Twenty six scouts and numerous scouters helped make this years Pancake Breakfast a fantastic success. WELL DONE!

Just click on the above link to see a couple of shots.

Sorry if I didn’t capture your scout. I guess I spent too much time enjoying the conversations.

The number of troop alumni in attendance was impressive.


Mr Sikora

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Troop Meeting 2-28-2018 – Activities

Troop Meeting Photos 2-28-2018

YouTube – Cutting Pop Bottle Strips 1

YouTube – Cutting Pop Bottle Strips 2

YouTube – Cutting Pop Bottle Strips 3

YouTube – Cutting Pop Bottle Strips 4

YouTube – Jump Rope 1

YouTube – Jump Rope 2

YouTube – Jump Rope 3


Just click on the above links to take you to a YouTube video or Photo Collection.

Mr Sikora

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