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Announcing Eagle Scout Rahil!

RahilOn 30 Oct 2017, the North Star District Advancement team met as a Board of Review during our regular Monday Troop Meeting.  The Board convened to review Rahil V’s credentials to be an Eagle Scout.  After an interview of his current and former Scoutmasters, a thorough evaluation of his documentation followed by a wide-ranging conversation with Rahil, the Board unanimously approved Rahil as our troop’s newest Eagle Scout!  Rahil is, of course, relieved and elated to be done, but has said he hopes to help other Scouts in the troop complete their journey to Eagle.

Watch this space or look for announcements at the troop meeting so you can attend Rahil’s Court of Honor.  Well done, Rahil!  We’re proud of you!

October Zip Line Campout Video

What a great weekend for a campout!  The troop had a great time  soaring through the trees on the Ziplining Campout

PADS Service Project on Oct 12

The Troop’s first time helping at PADS this year was on Thursday, Oct 12 at United Protestant Church in downtown Grayslake.  Thanks to the great work by the participants (see photo), the work went quick.

It’s important work, too.  We’ll help again in November and December as well. Come on out, make a difference and help your community.

PADS Oct17


Congratulations to Dalton – our newest Eagle!



Troop 96’s newest Eagle Scout, Dalton Nitto, completed his Board of Review on Oct 12, 2017.  The Board reviewed his credentials and conducted detailed interviews of Mr. Waldenstrom and Dalton.  Their unanimous decision: Dalton is an Eagle Scout!

Well done!  You are the 80th Eagle Scout from Troop 96.  We look forward to celebrating with you at your Court of Honor.

Swimming Merit Badge

Here’s a chance to work on Swimming Merit Badge…

Hasting Lake YMCA pool in Lindenhurst

Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th from 2p-5p – Must attend both sessions
$7 per Scout (total fee for both days)

Scouts are asked to be Swimmers and can complete the requirements with verbal guidance and direction. This is not a swim lesson opportunity.

Please email Mrs Blenniss to be added to the swim roster:

Become a Winter Camping Pro!

Plan to attend OKPIK training..  grab a buddy or your whole patrol!  Adults can attend too!  Read on….
OKPIK is a “High Adventure” training program that expands Scouts and Venturers plus adult Scouters & Advisors knowledge of how to prepare themselves, plan for the proper nutrition and equipment, when the high temperature of the day is 50 degrees or below with inclement weather. There are 13 remaining spots as of Oct 10.
Deadlines for registration:
Sat 11-04-2017 11:59 PM (registration closes)
Fri 10-20-2017 12:00 AM (Youth late fee begins) 
Fri 10-20-2017 12:00 AM (Adult late fee begins)
The link for a description of OKPIK Training:
Scouts are asked to be 14 years of age by the Outdoor Practical and have completed First Aid and Camping merit badges.

Classroom Session Dates: 

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Sunday, December 3, 2017

The outdoor session will be held at Camp Sol R Crown, 11651 304th Ave. (County Road B), Trevor, WI  53179

Outdoor Session Dates: 

  • Saturday and Sunday, January 6 & 7, 2018

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