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To all Scouts and adults in Troop 96: In order to comply with BSA’s Youth Protection standards, please copy at least one other adult whenever an email or text message is sent between a Scout and an adult.  This applies to communications sent by Scouts or adults.

Jamboree is over…Scouts return home

Late on Wednesday night (24 July), the 260 Scouts from the Northeast Illinois Council’s Jamboree Contingent (including 17 Scouts from Troop 96) returned home from ten fantastic days at the Summit in West Virginia.  This was the first ever Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve and what an event it was.  Almost 40,000 Scouts, leaders and staff enjoyed this new premiere Scouting base.  We couldn’t do all the activities, but we sampled a lot:  the archery course, the stand-up paddleboards, the waterfront obstacle course, rock climbing, scuba diving, pioneering, service project, ropes course, a rock concert, fireworks, patch trading, world record-breaking, meeting and patch trading with Scouts from all across the U.S. and foreign countries, mud slides…

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Did Scouts stand in long lines? Yes. Did they get dirty? Yes. Did some miss out on doing things they had hoped to do? Yes. Did they dislike some of the food? Yes. Are their hiking boots so mud saturated they are unusable now? Yes. Did they have the best time of their short lives, and accumulate a ton of memories and skills that will stay with them forever? YES.

Check out the pictures on the BSA’s Flickr site to get some idea of all that happened.

Programming and Sustainability Merit Badges

This week at the National Jamboree two new merit badges were released. 

Programming, will introduce scouts to the world of software coding, explore the many uses of computer code and explore various career opportunities in programming. 

Click here to view a pdf with the Programming Merit Badge Requirements

Sustainability, will become an Eagle required merit badge as an option to Environmental Science. Sustainability will involve conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Requirements address consumption, conservation, recycling and reuse of all the things that we use in daily life, both natural and man made.

Click here to view a pdf with the Sustainability Merit Badge Requirements

MaKaJaWan 2013 going great

Reports from the Great Northwoods describe a fast and fun start to camp.  Everyone is doing well and enjoying all that Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan has to offer. 

Wednesday AM Update: Nathan T, Anthony , David H, and Chris M presented the flags at this morning’s East Camp assembly.

Wednesday PM Update: The troop was out working the Baden-Powell Service Project today.

Thursday PM Update: Working on Merit Badges, Trailblazer – and eating!

Check out the photos HERE.

Weekender Packing List

IMPORTANT STUFF 
 
 NICE TO HAVE or SHARED ITEMS
     
 ___Sleeping Bag    ___Compass
 ___Foam    ___Soap
 ___Pink Pad    ___Flashlight / Extra Batteries
 ___Water Bottle or Canteen    ___Lip Balm
 ___Socks    ___Sunscreen
 ___Shoes ___Boots    ___Sunglasses
 ___Shirts    ___Plastic Bags
 ___Underwear    ___Day Pack
 ___Coat or Jacket    ___Rope
 ___Raingear    ___Ground cloth
 ___Hat    ___Tent (with Scoutmaster permission)
 ___Gloves    
 ___Pants    
 ___Mess kit / Silverwear / Cup    
 ___Scout Uniform (We Travel in uniform)    
 ___Scout Book    
 ___TP    
 ___Personal First Aid Kit    
 ___Toothpaste ___Toothbrush    
 ___Knife and Toten Chip Card    
 ___Towel    
 ___Notebook / Pen    
 ___Tent Stakes    

Click here for a PDF version of this list.

Camping Duty Roster

Troop 96 Duty Roster

Short-term Camp

 

Patrol Name: ________________________________

 

Name

 

 

Saturday

Breakfast

Saturday

Lunch

Saturday

Dinner

Sunday

Breakfast

 

 

Cook

Ass’t Cook

First Ass’t KP

KP

 

 

Ass’t Cook

Site Cleanup

Second Ass’t KP

First Ass’t KP

 

 

Site Cleanup

Second Ass’t KP

KP

Cook

 

 

Second Ass’t KP

KP

Ass’t KP

Ass’t Cook

 

 

KP

First Ass’t KP

Fire

Site Cleanup

 

 

First Ass’t KP

Fire

Cook

Camp Cleanup

 

 

Fire

Cook

Ass’t Cook

Second Ass’t KP

Cook                   Prepare meals

Assistant Cook      Assist cook as requested,  prepare water for dish washing, supervise meal cleanup

Fire                      Care for and prepare equipment used to cook on, re-fuel, when required, gather firewood, if necessary.  Handle propane.

Site Cleanup            Cleanup campsite, prepare eating area.  Cleanup eating area.     Assure site is clean before patrol leaves.                                              

KP                           Wash dishes, wash utensils used for meal preparation.                                                                        

First Assistant KP         Get drinking and washing water. Assist KP’er as requested.

 

Second Assistant KP       Clean Dutch Oven, stove and tables.                                                           

 

Camp Cleanup             Patrol Campsite; Load patrol gear (dining fly, cookbox, etc) on trailer.

Click here for a PDF version.

(Updated 18 Dec 09 to add new position of Second Assistant KP)

QM Checklist

The Quartermaster’s camping gear checklist is available on line as of 17 Dec 09.

Click here for a copy.

October 2013 Meeting Plans

October Theme: Geocaching and Orienteering

 

September 30th:

Skill Sessions: Cooking by Joey C. & Nick G., Cold Weather Sleep Systems by Zack L. & Rahil V.
Game: Scout Law by Ryan R. & Nathan T.

 

October 7th:

Skill Sessions: Compass & Map Orienteering by Joey C. & Nick G., GPS & Geocaching by Nick B. & David H.
Game: Questions by Kyle J. & Rahil V.

October 14th

Campout Prep
Skill Session: Continuation of GPS & Geocaching by Nick B. & David H.
Game: GPS & Geocaching by Nick B. & David H.

 

 

October 21 st:

Skill Sessions: Axeyard Safety by Fritz K. & Ryan R., Fire Safety by Nathan T. & Jim B.
Game: Umm Game by Ryan R.

October 28th:

Skill Session: Fire Department Guest Speaker
Game: Activity from FD Guest Speaker

 


 

 

 


 

 

 **If you have any ideas to concerns you would like to make known about the troop, then join us at the next PLC on October 29th.**

 

Where we meet

The Troop meets every Monday evening at 7PM except on some major holidays. Meetings are normally held at the St. Gilbert Chapel in the lower lever Chapel Hall. The entry is on the east side of the building. Meetings in July and early August are often held outdoors at the Jones Island Park on North Alleghany Road.  

The Chapel is at 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, Il 60030  Belvidere Rd. is Rt 120 the location is west of Rt 83.

 

 

 

 

 

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