Updated Merit Badge Counselors List

Updates have been made to the merit badge counselor list. You can find the link on the troop webpage, troop533.org, under the DIRECTORY heading.

 

Adults,

Please take the time to look at the list. Yes there are a lot of empty slots needing a counselor. Some of these may be your areas of interest or expertise. Sign up at the Scout Office and let me know.

Thanks

John Sikora

jwsikora@yahoo.com

 


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Upcoming Activities – September and October

Scouts and Scouters,
 
These were the meetings planned at the September PLC meeting:
SEPTEMBER
26th – Patrol/Cabinet/Administration, Cooking Merit Badge part 1 (Note cooking is an Eagle required badge)
OCTOBER
  3rd – Pack 936 Webelos II Den visits, do stations
10th – Golf Merit Badge paperwork
14th – Golf game at Wicker Park 1 pm (first 9 holes required of badge)
17th – Meal planning for camp out, Cooking Merit Badge part 2
19th/21st – Fall Camporee, theme Cooking Merit Badge
28th – Golf game at Wicker Park 1 pm (second 9 holes required of badge)
Thomas Ashcraft – Scribe
Golfing Merit Badge Permission Slip
Click on this link to get a copy of the permission slip

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2018 Father and Son Campout

Here are a couple of photos from the latest Father and Son campout at Camp Betz.

2018 Father and Son Campout – Photos

(click on the above link to take you there)

Mr Sikora


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Camp directions


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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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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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