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March 2012

posted Mar 1, 2012, 6:47 AM by Troop 16   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 8:20 AM ]
Boy Scout Troop 16 
Oak Park, Illinois 
February 29, 2012 

Dear Scouting Family: 

Our annual dinner is coming up soon: Saturday, March 10, 6:30 PM at Oak Park and River Forest High School. 
We hope you are planning to join us and have already RSVP’d. If you haven’t RSVP’d, please reply to the troop email with an RSVP or contact Dick Tresselt by March 1st. Don’t forget to bring your checkbook to the dinner 
to pay deposits for summer camp. 

 February Campout 
Our annual trip to Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan was very successful. The snow was a special last-minute 
gift for us and made the weekend very enjoyable. The scouts spent the day sledding and exploring the dunes. The scouts were well prepared for the cold weather, too. Thanks to our adults/drivers: Brad Beile, Dan Dittmer, Terry Dutton, Rick Easty, David Freeman, Peter Harlan, Mike Hoag, Kandiah Kanagandram, Mike Kowal, Todd Kuiken, Bernie O’Connell, Bill Richardson, Liz Summy, Brett Williams, and Bill Conner. 

 March Campout 
This month the troop will be camping March 16-18 at Kankakee River State Park. Signup is at the troop meeting on March 9. Scouts need to know if a parent can drive and bring $15 in cash for the patrol leader. This is another nearby location, so if you haven’t volunteered to drive and/or camp with us this year, please consider it for this trip. 

 New Scout Joining Night 
We need your help! Word of mouth from our current scout families is our only recruitment tool. If you know or have any fifth graders interested in scouting, please be sure they know about our Joining Night on April 13 at 7:30. This is an informational meeting for prospective New Scouts and their parents. Boys do not have to be Webelos to join Boy Scouts. Even if Webelos have not yet "crossed-over," we'd like them to come to this meeting on April 13. Attached is a joining night flyer to forward or print and give to families of prospective scouts. If you have any questions, please call Terry Dutton, 

 Other News 
Our Troop Committee meeting this month will be Thursday, March 8, at First United Church, from 7:30 to 9:00 
PM. We welcome all parents. This is a great way to get involved with the operations of the troop, so we hope to see you there! 


 Jim Bicak, Scoutmaster
 Don W. Lennie, Committee Chair