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March 2011

posted Mar 9, 2011, 8:07 AM by Troop 16   [ updated Mar 9, 2011, 10:22 AM ]
Boy Scout Troop 16
Oak Park, Illinois
March 9, 2011

Dear Scouting Family: 

Our annual dinner is this Saturday, March 12, 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 contact Dick Tresselt to see if there is any 
space available. 
February Campout 
Our annual trip to Warren Dunes State Park in Michigan was very successful.  The weather stayed under freezing 
for most the weekend, which meant that the ground was frozen instead of muddy and the precipitation was snow instead of 
rain.  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: Jim Bicak, Terry Dutton, Chris Heffernan, Dan Dittmer, Brett Williams, Phil Maish, Sheri Sauer, 
Chris Clardy, Tony Herner, and James Conner. 
March Campout 
This month the troop will be camping March 18-20 at Blackwell Forest Preserve in DuPage County.  Signup is at 
this Friday’s troop meeting, March 11.  Scouts need to know if a parent can drive and bring $15 in cash for the patrol leader. 
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 8 at 7:30.  This is an 
informational meeting for prospective New Scouts and their parents.  Boys do not have to be in Webelos to join Boy Scouts.  
Even if Webelos have not yet "crossed-over," we'd like them to come to this meeting on April 8.  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, 708-308-9312, or email him at

Other News 
Our Troop Committee meeting this month will be Thursday, March 10, at First United Church, from 7:30 to 9:00 
PM.   We welcome all parents. 


Jim Bicak, Scoutmaster
Don W. Lennie, Committee Chair 

Troop 16,
Mar 9, 2011, 9:44 AM