Troop News!

Scout Elections are upon us! 

This year there are several changes to the elected and appointed Scout Leadership positions.   One Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) will be elected by the Troop and one Assistant Senior Patrol Leader will then be appointed by the elected SPL.   One Patrol Leader (PL) in each Patrol will be elected by the members of that Patrol.  An Assistant Patrol Leader, along with the other Patrol positions, will be then appointed  by each elected PL among the other members of that Patrol. The final Scout Leadership positions to be elected by the Troop will be for two Quartermasters (QMs), so only three Troop positions (1 SPL & 2 QMs) and one Patrol position for each Patrol  (PL) will be elected, with the remainder of the positions being appointed (all such elections and appointments made with the approval of the Scout Master and Assistant Scout Masters).

To get more information about all of our Troop Scout positions (including who makes the respective appointments),  please use the following link - Leadership Positions

To sign up for an elected position, please use the following Link.  - Leadership Election

We will hold the Elections at the September 11th Troop Meeting.  If you are running for a elected position, please be prepared to speak for a few minutes in front of the room at that meeting before the voting.  

For those interested in an appointed position, we will open up self-nominations for such respective positions on September 14th  (more information to follow on the appointments).

Service Opportunity – Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ – Saturday September 9th

The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ event is in critical need of volunteers throughout the day on Saturday, September 9th.  They are in special need of “Green Team” volunteers which generally consists of keeping garbage cans emptied, picking up litter, etc. however other types of volunteer spots are needed too.  Scouts and family members can volunteer at the glen ellyn backyard bbq website.

In addition to the volunteer spots you can see at that web page, we are also in need of Scouts over the age of 13 to help with folding and moving tables and chairs at the end of the festival.  This would be from about 9:30PM to about 10:45PM.  If you are able to volunteer for that job, please contact Mr. Bob Solak.

Hours served can be used to fulfill community service hours for rank advancement”.

Fall Fundraiser – Sep. 11 – Oct. 23

The troop’s annual Fall fundraiser is approaching. As in past years, the scouts will be selling greens and popcorn to raise funds for troop activities. Order form packets will be distributed to the scouts at the Sep. 11th troop meeting. Completed order forms should be returned to the troop no later than the Oct. 23th troop meeting. If you will not be at the Sep. 11th meeting, please make arrangements to have a friend pick up your packet. If you have any questions concerning greens sales, please contact Mr. Bryan Sup. Questions concerning popcorn sales should be directed to Mr. Tim Meinhart. Also, Mr. Meinhart is looking for someone to shadow him on popcorn sales this year. If you are interested in learning the position of popcorn coordinator and succeeding Mr. Meinhart, please contact him directly. 

More Service Opportunities – DuPagePads Run 4 Home - September 15th

DupagePADS is seeking over 225 volunteers to assist on race day with set-up, registration, water station attendants, course cheerleaders and traffic monitors.  Volunteers are needed from 7:00am-11:00am.   Please complete this form to register as a volunteer.

Registered volunteers will receive a continental breakfast, shirt and service hour letter!

For more information contact: Josie Mattern, Volunteer Coordinator.

Warren Dunes Campout – Registration Cutoff:  9/7/2018 11:59 PM

OFF TO THE BEACH! The perfect end of summer camping experience is on the beach in Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer, MI, along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in S.W. Michigan. The rugged dune formation rises 260 feet above the lake and offers spectacular views, three miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails. The dunes also make a great place for an awesome game of “Capture the Flag”. Activities will include swimming, hiking up the shore, and playing on giant sand dunes. Eat dinner before you go; we will have a snack later in the evening. Join us for a great time. Bring your swimsuit.

  • Scout Campout Cost: $30
  • Registration Cutoff:  9/7/2018 11:59 PM
  • Online Signup Link: Warren Dunes Registration Form
  • Departure Location: 800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick's Parking Lot)
  • Departure Date and Time: Friday, September 14th, 2018, 6:00 PM
  • Return Location: 800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 (Old Dominick's Parking Lot)
  • Return Date and Time: Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 12:00 PM
  • Contact: Mr. Basso
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