Cub Scout Crossover – Photos

Crossover Photos – By Mr McDunn

 

Just click on the above link to see the crossover ceremonial team.


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Spring Camporee – Photos

Photos from Mr Ashcraft

 

Just click on the above link to see the latest photos.


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Illini SP and Starved Rock SP – Photo Recap

https://goo.gl/photos/vW8uowq1ehqLEjHA8

 

The above link will take you to a bunch of photos taken during the recent campout.

 

Mr Sikora


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Eagle Workbook

Need a PC version of the Eagle Workbook? Just click on the link below.

If you have problems opening the file then check to see if you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Eagle Workbook (512-927_fillable)

 

Mr. Sikora


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Father and Son – Photo Recap

Scouts and Scouters,

 

The annual trek to Camp Betz was most unusual. What is normally a snowy dead of winter activity turned out to be a glorious 60+ DEGF day in February.

 

I’ve taken a couple of photos during the weekend which can be accessed from the following links…

 

Father and Son Photos 2-17-17

 

Father and Son Photos 2-18-17

 

F&S 2017 – The Movie

When the “movie” appears on your screen be sure to click on the small icon in the upper right hand corner to get sound.

 

Father & Son Photos – 2015

The above link will take you to what a more typical winter weather F&S. I didn’t make it to the 2016 F&S. If anyone has photos they would like to share for 2016 then I’ll add those to the photo collection. Just bring them to the pancake breakfast or the next troop meeting. I’ll have my laptop handy.

 

I hope I was able to catch you in the fun activities.

 

Mr. Sikora


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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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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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