Kalamazoo Air Zoo – Photos

Kalamazoo Air Zoo Photos

(click on the above to see photos)

The perfect weekend to test out the newly refurbished Pine Tree cabin, complete a merit badge and fly with the Young Eagles program volunteers.

Mr. Sikora


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Eagle Scout – Stevie McDunn

On October 10th Stevie McDunn attained the rank of Eagle. Congratulations to Stevie and his parents.


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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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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Upcoming Events & Activities

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Troop 533 – Eagle Honor Roll

Mr. Goodwin has kindly provide a long list of Troop 533 Eagle Scouts. If you know of anyone that is missing or the date is wrong then please let us know.  You can find the list in the directory at the right.

Mr. Sikora

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TroopMaster Web

The troop has been using a PC based program to track the rank progress and advancement needs of your sons. This significant data collection effort has been on the shoulders of Mr Goodwin for many years and more recently jointly with Mr Boyd.  The software program, TroopMaster, is the tool that the troop has been using. It is rich in features and easy to manipulate. We now have a way to make all of this information available to you, TroopMaster Web.

When you look at the troop website you will find on the right hand column the area with the heading “Scout Links”. The last item is your direct link to the TroopMaster Website. The first thing you will need to do is setup your access. I’ve placed a copy of Mr. Goodwin’s setup directions on the troop website. See the page listed under “DIRECTORY”, “TroopMaster web setup for Troop 533 Parents”. Click on these and follow the directions.

Why is this effort important?

1 – It is difficult to keep track of all the details for all the scouts who come in and out of the troop. These records help the adult scouters help you sons progress in rank.

2 – We tell the scouts to guard your scout handbook and merit badge blue cards as they are the official verification of all his efforts. You loose them and the effort is also lost. If you have have all of your progress recorded in TroopMaster then you have another method of proving completion of requirements.

3 – The database also has spots to enter your emergency contact information. It is information like this that helps the adult scouters keep the youth protected.

I encourage all parents to take the time to fill in the information blanks and get comfortable with the features of TroopMaster. You will then be able to see how your son is doing and maybe give him that last little nudge to complete the requirements of a rank or merit badge.

Mr.  Sikora

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