Jamboree-On-The-Air – This Saturday Oct 21

 

This Saturday October 21, 2017 I will be participating in the 60th annual JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR. This is an international Scouting and Amateur Radio (aka Ham Radio) event. Scouts are invited to participating amateur stations to demonstrate amateur radio and provide the opportunity to have scouts chat with other scouts. The other end of the conversation may be with someone across town, across the state, in another state or overseas. You just never know. Scouts should wear class A shirt as photos will be taken and sent to the International JOTA reporting group. Adults, scouts, siblings and friends are all welcome.

Past years I’ve been able to do JOTA at a Fall Camporee. This year the dates were off by a week so I’m doing this at my home station. It is a lot dryer here too.

Date – Saturday October 21, 2017

Location – Mr Sikora’s home. 8747 Northcote, Munster

Time – 1 to 5 PM

Directions – From Lansing Cleaners on Ridge Road….

Ridge Road south on Oakwood Ave to Anne Street

Anne Street east to Northcote Avenue

The home on the east side is the spot. If you look straight up and see an antenna then you are in the right spot. Enter via the back door just opposite the garage.


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Munster Town Council Recognizes our 90th anniversary

Thank you to the members of the Munster Town Council, which recognized Boy Scout Troop 533 at last night’s council meeting. Troop 533 is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year! Founded in 1927, the troop was around to help President Coolidge dedicate Wicker Park. More than 100 boys have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. (More on their way too!) A special thanks to Chris Ritchey Ashcraft for making this happen.

Town Council Recognition of Troop 533 at 90 years

 

This can also be viewed on Facebook – Scout 533 Parents.


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Court of Honor – Photos

I’ve posted a number of photos of the mid year Court of Honor. Just follow the link below to take a look.

Court of Honor – June 28, 2017

 

Awards were issued for completing the Polar Bear endurance test. Many merit badges and a good number of rank advancement badges were issued that night. This years high adventure crew were recognized for their accomplishments.

Congratulations to all.

 

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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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.

 

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

 

Mr. Sikora


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Merit Badge Counselor – Latest Addition

Scouts and Scouters,

Just to let you know, I signed up to be a Merit Badge Counselor for 6 Eagle-required badges… all 3 Citizenships, Communications, Cooking & Family Life.

Mrs. Ashcraft

 

Also to let you know I’ve signed up for the Digital Technology merit badge. The computer merit badge has been revised and renamed to mimic the rapid changes in technology.

Mr. Sikora

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The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.


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