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August Newsletter

posted Aug 9, 2017, 7:06 PM by Troop 16
Dear Scouting Family:

We hope you’re having a restful summer. It’s been a busy summer for Troop 16! This is an abbreviated
newsletter to get you some early information on the busy 102nd year of scouting for Troop 16, which is about to kick off! To see all of the amazing pictures from summer camp, visit our troop website ( or our facebook page (Troop 16 Oak Park).

Troop Annual Awards Picnic
Our annual summer awards picnic will be on Friday, August 25 at Taylor Park’s picnic area at 6:00 PM.
Families bring their own meals...we’ll have the charcoal grills hot for grilling. Uniforms are not required. All summer awards will be presented at the picnic. We hope your family can join us – even if your scout wasn’t at summer camp. This is a great way to reconnect and start the scouting year!

First Troop Meeting
Our first troop meeting of the school year will be Friday, September 8. At this meeting, scouts will select their
patrol leader for the first half of the school year. It is very important that scouts attend the first meeting to be a part of the patrol formation and election processes. Remember, meetings always start at 7:30 P.M. and end at 9:00 P.M. Scouts must wear their uniforms. Parents are always welcome to attend, but are especially encouraged to come in for the last 15 minutes of the meeting to hear all of our announcements.

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

Summer Camp 2018: July 8-21, 2018

Other Information
Our Senior Patrol Leader is Hugh. He is the scout in charge of the troop. Scouts should refer their
questions to their patrol leader or Hugh. Our website has lots of information, including a calendar of events: And follow us on Facebook: Troop 16 Oak Park. We have a troop text message system, where you can receive reminder texts from the troop. 

Our Troop Committee typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday,
September 5, at First United, from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. We welcome all parents at our monthly committee meetings, which are designed to support the troop’s logistics, programs, and finances.

Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster
Jim Bicak, Committee Chair