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June Newsletter

posted Aug 9, 2017, 7:00 PM by Troop 16   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 7:10 PM ]
Dear Scouting Family:

The school year comes to a close, but Troop 16 is busy in the summer! Please review this newsletter
for the details regarding all out summer activities.

Summer Camp
PRE-CAMP PARENT AND SCOUT MEETING - Thursday, June 15th at 7:30 PM, at First United Church

Attendance at this meeting is required for all first year campers. Attendance is OPTIONAL for scouts
who have attended summer camp with the troop

FEES AND PAPERWORK TURN-IN - Thursday, June 15th 6:30-7:30 PM at First United Church
All fees and paperwork must be submitted on or prior to June 15
All scouts signed up for summer camp received a mailing from the troop at the beginning of June. Please read that letter carefully. It contains information about medical forms, fees due, merit badge signup, and confirmation of the week(s) your scout is attending.

Missing Tents and Backpacks
There are several troop tents and troop backpacks that haven’t been returned to the troop. Please check your basements and garages. Troop equipment can be dropped off at Mr. Bicak’s house at any time. Just leave the items on the front porch.

Troop August Picnic
Save the date! Our annual end-of-summer awards picnic will be held on Friday, August 25, at Taylor Park at 6:00pm. All summer camp awards will be presented at this picnic.

2017-2018 Weekend Campout Dates

September 22-24, 2017

October 20-22, 2017

November 10-12, 2017

January 26-28, 2018

February 23-25, 2018

March 16-18, 2018

April 27-29, 2018

May 18-20, 2018

Tech Tools
Have you and your scout subscribed to our troop text message system? We send regular messages
like, “campout signup tonight” and “don’t forget to turn in your wreath money Friday.” There is no ability to
reply to the alerts – this is a one-way communication tool. To subscribe, text ‘troop16’ (no spaces) to 41411.
You will receive a confirmation message indicating you are added to the list. Please note that some providers
do not allow this service.

Follow Troop 16 on Facebook by searching for Troop 16 Oak Park. This is a great way to see pictures from events, announcements about upcoming activities, and other useful information.

Visit our website - - to see an up-to-date calendar, copies of our monthly
newsletters, and lots of pictures from troop camping trips.


Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster
Jim Bicak, Committee Chair