Nuclear Science Merit Badge and Overnight on US Coast Guard Cutter McLane

An exciting and educational outing is planned for March 13 and 14, 2020.

Scouts will work on the Nuclear Science merit badge at the Cook Nuclear Power Plant. Afterwards the troop continues to Muskegon, Michigan for an overnight stay on the US Coast Guard Cutter McLane.

It is a lot to pack in the first day so we need to depart Elliott parking lot on Saturday morning 3-14 at 6:30 AM. Be sure you are ready for the merit badge clinic by having paper and pencil. You might want to look at the badge requirements, link below.

http://www.cookinfo.com/VisitorCenter.aspx


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Climb On – Permission and Waiver Forms

Dear Parents,

Please find attached the waiver and permission forms for our January 31st – February 1st outing at Climb On. This outing will be an overnight trip.  Your scout will come home on Saturday. The forms are due no later than 1/29.

Special equipment needed: Ground cover, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, water bottle. This is a short overnight trip. Please do not overpack. Troop 533 will supply the Friday evening meal.

Event: Climbing Merit Badge
Where: Climb On 18120 Harwood Ave, Homewood, IL 60430
When: Jan 31, 2020 8:30 pm to Feb 1, 2020 8 am Central Time

Thank you,

Ali Illyas


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2019-12-07 Kalamazoo Air Zoo

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JusQFymgRiMrCJhQ6

Click on the above link for a couple of photos and videos.


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Crime Prevention and Fingerprinting Merit Badge

What – TWO merit badges to earn in one day.
When – Saturday April 27th-10:30 am.
  • Where – Meet in front of Munster town hall.
  • Lunch – Pizza Hut immediately following. We can walk to lunch.
  • Parents can pick up Scouts at 1:30 pm from Pizza Hut (or meet for lunch and pay $5.00).
  • With a little bit of pre-work, both badges will be completed same day.
  • Complete one blue merit badge card for each badge before the meeting (get two at the next Troop meeting).Counselor info-Steven Hulsey 1445 Coventry Lane, Munster. Cell 219-484-9558.
Prerequisite to-do:
1)  Print workbook for both merit badges and bring with to town hall (meritbadge.org).  Fingerprinting- complete items 1, 2 and 3. Pre-work.
Crime Prevention-review merit badge book and be prepared to discuss neighborhood watch and drug awareness programs. Pre-work.
Bring a pen or pencil as well. Clip board to write on.

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Merit Badge Counselor List

The list previously located in the right had column of the troop website has been removed.

Scouts….

If you want to find out who is a counselor you will need to ask the Scoutmaster.

Adult scouters….

If you want to be a counselor you need to be a registered adult, have a current YPT completion certificate and have submitted a counselor information form. Your name will then be added to the master merit badge counselor list.

Updates….

The counsel will send a letter to you every 2 years to confirm that you are still willing to be a counselor.

 

This is the latest story told to me today by our district director.


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Latest Court of Honor Photos

Scouts honored at the September Court of Honor. Numerous merit badges have been earned at summer camp.

Quite a few green ribbons were presented to the new scout Moms. The first pin to adorn the ribbon is the symbol of SCOUT. As rank advancement continues more pins will be added to the ribbon. Congratulations to all who rose up in rank.

 

2018-09-19 Court of Honor

(click on the above link to take you to a couple of photos)

 

Mr. Sikora


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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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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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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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Merit Badge Counselor List – Update

The list of merit badge counselors who are also members of Troop 533 has been updated.

If you are a scout and want to know who to work with on a particular merit badge then look first at this list. The list link can be found on the troop web page in the right hand column, “MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS LIST”.

If you are an adult and have a particular skill or interest then I encourage you to register at the scout office, then let us know and I’ll add you to the list.

Mr. Sikora


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