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June 2015

posted Jul 27, 2015, 11:52 AM by Terry Dutton

June 10, 2015

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

            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.  We will have a pre-camp meeting on June 17 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 the pre-camp meeting on June 17.


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 (209 N. Cuyler) 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 28, at Taylor Park at 6:00pm.  All summer camp awards will be presented at this picnic.


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!  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


2015-2016 Weekend Campout Dates (tentative)


September 25-27, 2015

October 23-25, 2015

November 13-15, 2015

January 29-31, 2016

February 19-21, 2016

March 18-20, 2016

April 22-24, 2016

May 20-22, 2016


TROOP 16’s 100th Anniversary Celebration – June 11, 2016