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Feed My Starving Children Service Project

We had fifteen participating from Troop 96 for the OA FMSC on Saturday, Dec 17th in Libertyville. The OA Lodge set a new third place record at FMSC in Libertyville!! 

During the two hours I got to hold a bag for the ingredients to go in and weigh the bag to make sure the bag doesn’t weigh too much. You can do many jobs to help your team by helping to pack the ingredients, weigh the ingredients, pour in the ingredients, and labeling the boxes for each team. The goal is to pack as many bags as you can within the two hours you have. You have to work as a team and have a team cheer each time you pack a full box. Before you even start the crew members pick people to help carry the heavy boxes of the ingredients. You always have to wear a hair net all the time to make sure you get none of your hair in the ingredients. I had a lot of fun during the two hours. You get a lot of experience working with other people and learning how to work as one team.

Nolan B, Troop Webmaster


Toys for Tots 2016!

We did it…Filled a giant box with toys for Lake County children.  Mr. Nitto organized the project again this year and coordinated with the Marine Corps to collect our contribution.  Thank you everyone for helping to make someone’s Christmas.

Toys for Tots 2016

Get Your Patrol Ready for Klondike Derby!

Nolan B, your Troop Webmaster, sends this reminder to all patrols:

A prepared Patrol would have in their possession:

• A sled with a harness or pulling position for each patrol member (except musher)

• A wagon may be substituted, if no snow

• A brake or brake rope for the musher

• Ropes, straps or bungee cords to secure sled load

• Patrol Flag

• Two ropes, 25’ or longer and two ropes, 6’ or longer

• Tarp to cover load and for lunch seating

• One or more compasses

• First aid kit, with additional triangular bandages, splints, etc for demonstrating first aid

• Two staves (like a closet pole, about 6″ long)

• Blanket (or something resembling a blanket, like a tarp)

• Garbage bag

• Tinder, Kindling and Fuel for building a cooking fire 

• Frying pan and pancake batter (premixed – amount adequate to make several pancakes)

• Hot pad or mitt

• Small shovel

• Lunch meal & beverage for each patrol member

o Should include one (or more) hot item which is not a beverage (hot water will be provided at the pavilion)

o Should be prepared and eaten as a patrol

• Propane or other approved backpacking stove on which to prepare meal (if required)

• Cooking pot or pan for lunch meal preparation (if required for meal prep)

• Suitable sealable container for retrieving and transporting hot water from staff as needed for meal prep

Click READ MORE (below) to learn see what else the Patrol should be ready to do..


Eagle Scout Bryan Wehde

Wehde Eagle


Bryan Wehde met with the North Star District’s Eagle Scout Board of Review on December 8, 2016.  After an extensive interview plus a detailed review of all of his Scouting credentials and rank requirements, the Board unanimously approved Bryan as our troop’s newest Eagle Scouts!  Well done!

Bryan becomes the eighth Scout from Troop 96 to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016.  He plans to hold his Court of Honor in early 2017. 

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