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June 2012 Newsletter

posted Jun 1, 2012, 11:01 AM by Troop 16   [ updated Jun 1, 2012, 11:01 AM ]
Boy Scout Troop 16
Oak Park, Illinois
June 1, 2012

Dear Scouting Family:
The school year is winding down, but Troop 16 is busy in the summer! Please review this newsletter
for the details regarding all out summer activities.

Final Troop Meeting and Court of Honor
Friday, June 1, is our year-end meeting and Court of Honor, including an Eagle Court of Honor for
Joseph Sauer. Boys will be electing next year‟s Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) at that meeting. Please see the
attached invitation for the Court of Honor.
The regular troop meeting begins at 7:30, and the Court of Honor in the church sanctuary begins at
8:00. All parents are invited to join us for this ceremony recognizing all scouts who have advanced a rank
since December. Refreshments will be served afterwards. This will be a nice way to wrap up our year and we
hope to see you there.

Summer Camp
All scouts signed up for camp received a mailing about summer camp from Jim Bicak. Please read
that letter carefully. It contains information about camp medical forms, fees due, merit badge schedule, and
confirmation of week(s) your scout is attending. We will have a pre-camp meeting on June 26 at 7:30 PM.
This meeting is required for both the scout and a parent. All scouts who have attended camp with the
troop before must complete merit badge signup (by going online to All fees
and paperwork must be completed by our pre-camp meeting on June 26.

Family Campout
Our family campout June 8-10 is at Pokagon State Park in Indiana. It will be a weekend of boating,
swimming, fishing, hiking, and more! An email will go directly to participants with additional information
on this trip, including directions. The first meal served will be lunch on Friday and the final meal will be
lunch on Sunday. We will not meet in Oak Park or travel as a group for this campout.

Canoe Day Trip
Our canoe trip is this Saturday, June 2. We‟ll leave from the First United Church parking lot promptly at
7:30 AM. The trip starts in Cherry Valley, IL and will last about six hours. Lunch will be included and the group
will return to Oak Park around 3 PM. Participants should were clothes suitable for the weather – and don‟t
forget sunscreen and a water bottle. Be prepared to get your shoes wet, too. Uniforms are not required for
this activity. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bicak).

May Campout
Our campout to Rock Cut State Park was a successful weekend for the troop. Over 40 boys and 10
adults enjoyed a weekend on the lake. Several scouts advanced in rank, fishing and canoeing were popular
activities, and the weather was beautiful. Thank you to our drivers/adult leaders: Brad Beile, Josh Chrisman,
Laura Corbett, Rhonda Ditzel (Huber), Terry Dutton, Art Eismueller, Paula Eugenides, Peter Harlan, Chris
Heffernan, Mike Hoag, Jerry Hutchinson, Kandiah Kanagandram, Steve Miller, Kurt Roskopf, Mark Sage,
Bruce Ulrich, Tom Wetzel, Tom Weise, and Bernie Woytek.

Check out our website as we make improvements: .

Have you and your scout subscribed to our troop text message system? We send weekly 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.

Jim Bicak, Scoutmaster
Don Lennie, Committee