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June 2016

posted Jun 14, 2016, 8:10 AM by Troop 16   [ updated Jun 14, 2016, 8:11 AM ]
Boy Scout Troop 16 
Oak Park, Illinois
June 13, 2016

Summer Camp
We will have a pre-camp meeting on June 16 at 7:30 PM. This meeting is required for both the scout 
and a parent.
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. 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 16.

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 26, at Taylor
Park at 6:00pm. All summer camp awards will be presented at this picnic.
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 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

2016-2017 Weekend Campout Dates (tentative)

September 23-25, 2016
October 21-23 2016
November 11-13, 2016
January 27-29, 2017
February 24-26, 2017
March 17-19, 2017
April 28-30, 2017
May 19-21, 2017