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2017 Recharter with Troop 96

UPDATE: 10 Sept 17: BSA National just announced that the national fee will increase $9 from $24 to $33.  Below are the updated fees. Registration will begin again on Sept 18.

During September and October, all Scouts and Adult Leaders will be able to enroll for another year of great Scouting with Troop 96. 

  • $60 per Scout ($33.00 for national fee, $12.00 for Boy’s Life and $15.00 dues)
  • $33 per Adult Leader
  • Families with two or more boys, pay $48 for each boy after the first if they want to share the Boy’s Life subscription.

Payment by check is preferred and checks can be made out to Troop 96 or payment may be taken from the boys’ Scout Accounts after confirmation of sufficient funds by Mr. Busch.  All money due ANY Monday from September 4 until October 30, 2017. Updated Health Forms A and B (link) must be turned in with payment for recharter. The Troop will use the recharter process to ensure that all registered adults are current with their Youth Protection Training and Troop Position Training.  Adult YPT due by end of September.  Questions???  Call Mrs. Rupprecht at 847.529.5897 or email at 

August 2017 Campout

This month, the troop returns to beautiful Rock Cut State Park near Rockford.  The youth campground sits right on the lake making it a perfect spot for an “Anything That Floats” weekend.

Grab your permission slip and bring it to the Aug 21 meeting with $15 cash for food.

Our Troop’s Next, Newest Eagle Scout

Eric O

Tonight (Aug 15), Eric Ostick met with the North Star District Eagle Board of Review.  As a result of the thorough review of his credentials and a comprehensive interview, the Board made a unanimous determination and approved Eric’s application for Eagle Scout.  You can see from the photo that Eric is proud of his accomplishment.  The troop is also proud of Eric!

Watch for the details regarding Eric’s Court of Honor.  We’ll celebrate him and help inspire his fellow Scouts to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Tonight (8/14) troop meeting at StGilbert

We have confirmation that tonight’s meeting will be held in the Multipurpose room at St Gilbert.  Enter the church parking lot (west side) closest to Slusser Street and head towards the back of the building.  There is a set of glass doors to enter in.   The Multi-Purpose Room is just past the Parish Center, (where the   Spaghetti Dinner was held).   See you tonight!

Fritz Klett – our newest Eagle Scout!



The news is in!  Fritz Klett was reviewed tonight (09 Aug) by the North Star District Advancement Committee.  After a thorough check of his credentials and detailed interviews, the Board unanimously approved his rank of Eagle Scout. 

Fritz joins a long line of Eagles in his family and becomes the 78th Eagle Scout in Troop 96.  Congratulations, Fritz!  We look forward to your Court of Honor.


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