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December Newsletter

posted Jan 27, 2018, 5:38 PM by Troop 16   [ updated Jan 27, 2018, 5:52 PM ]
Dear Scouting Family:
The calendar year is coming to a close! We hope the holiday season is a time of joy and
celebration for your family. Some important dates for 2018 are listed below. As always, please refer
to the calendar at the bottom of each monthly newsletter for the most up-to-date schedule. 

Winter/Spring​ ​2018​ ​Campout​ ​Dates
January 26-28
February 23-25
March 16-18
April 27-29
May 18-20

Winter/Spring/Summer​ ​2018
Other​ ​Important​ ​Dates
Ski Trip - February 10
Annual Dinner - March 3 (tentative)
New Scout Joining Night – March 9
Family Campout – June 8-10
Summer Camp – July 8-2

Wreath​ ​Sales​ ​–​ ​Keep​ ​Selling!
Keep selling until it's all gone! We currently have lots of wreaths still available for sale:
26”,​ ​36”,​ ​48”,​ ​and​ ​1-60”​ ​all​ ​available!​ ​ ​KEEP​ ​SELLING
Scouts should bring all cash and checks collected to Friday's troop meeting. If your scout is
finished selling, delivering, and collecting, he can turn in his wreath sales binder, too.
Scouts will not receive any rebates until their sales monies, lists, and items signed out from the
wreath yard are all verified and matched.

If you have questions about your scout's information, please contact Mr. Tresselt.

Committee​ ​Meeting
Our Troop Committee meeting this month will be held on Tuesday,​ ​December​ ​5,​ ​at​ ​First
United​ ​Church​ ​from​ ​7:30​ ​to​ ​9:00​ ​PM​. Parents are encouraged to attend – this is a great way to get
involved with the troop!

BSA​ ​Youth​ ​Protection​ ​for​ ​Scouts​ ​–​ ​December​ ​8​ ​–​ ​Parents​ ​Invited
Every two years our troop presents the Boy Scouts of America’s Youth Protection Training
program for our Scouts, which focuses on youth protecting themselves from abuse through the
“Three Rs: Recognize, Resist, Report”. This is a BSA-produced video with discussion throughout.
Parents are invited to join us at our December 8th Troop meeting for this presentation, which will begin
at 8pm.

January​ ​Campout
Our January 26-28 winter campout will be at BSA Camp Lowden, Oregon, IL. This is a special
winter campout where, in addition to enjoying the winter activities, the troop will head into town
Saturday night for pizza and bowling to celebrate our great wreath sales! As with all weekend
campouts, the sign-up is at the meeting prior to the campout on January 19. Late sign-ups are not
accepted. To​ ​be​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​this​ ​campout,​ ​your​ ​scout​ ​must​ ​have​ ​sold​ ​at​ ​least​ ​15​ ​items​ ​in
our​ ​wreath​ ​sale.

Troop​ ​Website
Our calendar, newsletters, and other useful information are always posted on our website.
Visit and add it as a bookmark in your web browser!

Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster
Jim Bicak, Committee Chair

Current​ ​Calendar

1 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Egg Drop 
5 Adult Comm. Mtg. 7:30 PM Parents invited to participate
8 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Youth Protection Training
15 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Trivia Night 
22 PLC 6:30 PM for Patrol Leaders
22 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM High Adventure Trip Slide Shows
22 Court of Honor 8:00 PM For all Rank Advancement August-December

9 Adult Comm. Mtg. 7:30 PM Parents invited to participate
12 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Patrol Gear 
19 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Campout Signup/ Winter Camping Gear
26-28 Campout 7:00​ ​PM Camp​ ​Lowden,​ ​Oregon,​ ​IL