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March Newsletter

posted Mar 4, 2017, 2:51 PM by Troop 16   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 2:54 PM ]
Dear Scouting Family:
Our annual dinner is coming up this weekend: Saturday, March 4, 6:30 PM at St. Giles Parish.

Please bring your checkbook to the dinner to pay deposits for summer camp and other activities.

New Scout Joining Night – Spread the Word!

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 March 10 at 7:30 pm. This is an informational meeting for prospective New Scouts and their parents. Boys do NOT have to be a Cub Scout to join Boy Scouts. Even if Webelos have not yet "crossed-over," we'd like them to come to this meeting on March 10.

March Campout

The troop will be camping March 17-19 at White Pines State Park in Oregon, IL. Signup is at the troop meeting on March 10. Scouts need to know if a parent can drive and bring $15 in cash for the patrol leader.

Family Campout – June 9-11

Save the date for our Family Campout to Pokagon State Park in Indiana June 9-11! More information will be available at the Troop 16 dinner, but save this June 9-11 date now for summer camping fun with your family. We’ll cook all meals as a group and the troop will facilitate many fun activities, including boating, hiking, swimming, fishing and more!

Summer Camp

Our summer camp dates are set for July 9-22 at Camp Makajawan. Scouts can attend for oneweek or both. It is strongly encouraged that scouts attend summer camp for at least a week. This is the best opportunity for merit badge and rank advancement requirement work. Deposits are due at the troop dinner (March 4) in order to get the lowest camper fee. Attached with this newsletter is a listing of wreath rebates for summer camp. Congratulations to our biggest wreath sellers, who will receive over $300 per week in summer camp rebates!

February Campout

Our trip to Warren Dunes State Park last weekend was very successful. The ‘mild’ temperature made the weekend very enjoyable. The scouts spent the day sledding and exploring the dunes. Thanks to our volunteers who drove and/or stayed the weekend with us.

Summer High Adventure

Scouts Star Rank and above may be eligible for a summer high adventure canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota. Information is available at troop meetings from Terry Dutton or Jim Bicak. A $100 deposit is due at the troop dinner for this trip.

Other News

Our Troop Committee meeting this month will be Tuesday, 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.

Do you subscribe to our troop text messaging system? The troop sends out reminders and other information through text messages, as needed. You can subscribe by sending a text to 41411 with the message Troop16. You’ll get a confirmation message in reply. To unsubscribe, text STOP to 41411.


Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster

Jim Bicak, Committee Chair

Current Calendar

March 3 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM

Order of the Arrow Elections

Annual Dinner Preparation – Skits and Songs

March 4 Troop dinner 6:30 PM Troop Dinner – St. Giles, McDonough Hall

March 8 Adult Comm. Mtg. 7:30 PM Parents invited

March 10 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Joining Night/ Campout Signup,

Bottle Lamps as well

March 17-19 Campout 7:00 PM White Pines State Park, Oregon, IL

March 24 PLC 6:30 PM For scouts with leadership positions

March 24 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Fencing

March 31 No Meeting Spring Break

April 4 Adult Comm. Mtg. 7:30 PM Parents invited

April 7 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Backpacking Meals

April 14 No Meeting Happy Easter

April 21 Troop Meeting 7:30 PM Backpacking Gear, Campout Signup

April 28-30 Campout 7:00 PM Kettle Moraine State Forest, Kewaskum, WI