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Scouting Out Intolerance – A visit to the museum

The Northeast Illinois Council is offering a terrific outing for all Scouts.  On Sunday, Feb 26, you will have the opportunity to visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.

Learn about the Holocaust, Intolerance, discrimination and more…

  • Come join us at this special event, tour the museum with a special guide and meet other Scouts interested in the Holocaust.

  • See the main exhibits with a tour guide
  • See a special exhibit: Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann
  • Interactive survivor experience
  • Learn how Scouting builds character and brings people together.

Click here for the flyer with all the details.  Scouts are free.  Troop 96 will pay for adults to attend with the Scouts.

Troop 96 2017 Friends of Scouting

The Troop 96 FOS presentation and pledge drive will be Monday January 23rd at our Winter Court of Honor.  Our Troop goal this year is $12600.  We are well on our way with early pledges, but we will need everyone to return their pledge card on the 23rd to make our goal.  Alternately you can pledge on line HERE. Please bring a copy your receipt to the Court of Honor and attach it to your pledge card. You can also use the fillable PDF form

 

Thank you to all our families for all you do for local Scouting!

 

YIS,

Kevin Rupprecht

Troop 96 Chartered Organization Representative

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Klondike Derby

This month, in the depths of winter, we head to Camp Oakarro for the Gold Rush.  With our patrol sleds, we’ll take on the challenges of the Klondike Derby.

Scouts from all over northeast Illinois will try to outdo each other with their skills and showmanship.

We will camp at Camp Oakarro on Friday and Saturday nights and take part in the Klondike on Saturday.

Cost is $15 for food, plus $5 for the event.  (The troop will pay another $12 for each Scout). 

Grab the January Permission Slip HERE

High Adventure at Philmont in New Mexico!

PhilTents

Second chance!  Come hear about Philmont 2018, and your opportunity to experience Scouting Paradise! Exciting activities, wilderness camping, hiking, spectacular scenery in the southern Rocky Mountains.

Our troop has an opportunity to take a high adventure trek in July 2018 at the Philmont Scouting Ranch in New Mexico.

Come to the info session and learn about Philmont and what it’s all about.  Scouts and adults who wish to attend the expedition from July 4 to July 16, 2018 must pay a $100 deposit no later than Jan 23.  Scouts must be 14 and First Class by July 1, 2018 to participate.

When: 6:30 pm tonight before the Troop Meeting
Where: Chapel Hall, normal meeting place

Questions? contact John Boos, 847-219-1189

Check out some photos of the most recent expedition, below.  Click Read More…

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Winter Powderhorn – Act now!

Winter Powder Horn is designed for Venturer’s and Older Boy Scouts in the BSA along with their Adult Leaders and Advisers. Powder Horn provides a High Adventure filled extended weekend course to sample High Adventure Activities and the Resources available to pull off High Adventures with your Crew or Unit.

The course will run from February 18th – 20th of 2017. The Cost for the course is $225. Registration will include all adventures, meals, lodging, your Powder Horn Medallion which is the only award that adults may be wear on the left pocket of your Field Uniform. You will also receive your very own Powder Horn Stormy Kromer Hat and collectors patch as part of the course.

For more info, go to Powderhorn 2017 Flyer.

Nolan B, Webmaster

 

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