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November 2015

posted Nov 3, 2015, 7:18 AM by Troop 16
Boy Scout Troop 16
Oak Park, Illinois
November 3, 2015

Dear Scouting Family:
We trust that November is a time of thankfulness for all of you. We are thankful for having a great troop of boys to work with. We are also thankful for all the adult help and support given throughout the year.

Wreath Business
From our wreath sales committee: HELP NEEDED! Over 40 scouts have not turned in any wreath sales
numbers! If you haven’t reported any wreath sales yet, please reply to this email with your sales numbers.

All scouts should keep selling wreaths! Please remember that our target is 30 wreaths sold by each scout.
Money collected can be turned in at troop meetings or dropped off at Mr Tresselt’s house (333 N. Harvey).
Since we order more than are currently sold, boys should continue to sell. Anyone selling a 72” or 84”
wreath needs to call Mr. Tresselt to confirm availability.

Wreath Unloading – ALL SCOUTS: Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 AM
Wreath Pick-up Times: Saturday, Nov. 21 after wreath unloading or throughout the following week
Storage Location: Biek’s home. Thank you, John and Tina Biek!

Reminder: Please continue to encourage your scout to sell wreaths until they’re all gone!

November Campout
Note that signup is this Friday, November 6, for our trip to Canyon Camp, BSA in Stockton, Illinois, November 13-15. If your scout won't be at Friday's troop meeting, but still plans to go on the trip, he must call his patrol leader to inform him (before Friday). Late signups will NOT be accepted. We are also in need of drivers to stay the weekend with us – due to the distance, driving one way is not the best option.

Registration
It’s time for re-registration! Each calendar year, the troop must register with the national and local Boy Scout council. Registration is $35 ($47 with Boys’ Life magazine). Please pay your dues promptly. Order of the Arrow members should also pay the OA dues of $15. A re-registration form is attached to this email.

Eagle Court of Honor
Please join us on Sunday, November 8 at 5pm for Michael Biek’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor in the main
sanctuary of the church.  

October Campout
Our campout to the Kurtenbach’s Family Farm could not have been better! Friday night set-up went very well, with all scouts pitching in to complete the work. Scouts spent the day hiking and exploring the farm and ended the day with a LARGE campfire. Thanks to our drivers for making the trip to and/or from the farm.

Other Information
Summer Camp 2016 – Believe it or not, we’re already thinking summer camp at Camp Makajawan! Save the dates for camp: July 10-23, 2016. Scouts can attend for one week or both weeks.

Assistance for scouts - Troop 16’s adult committee believes that no scout should opt out of troop activities or events due to a financial hardship. Through our fundraising and donations, funds are available to assist in paying fees for troop activities and events. If your scout is in need of this type of support, contact Jim Bicak to confidentially discuss ways in which the troop can help assist in supporting your son's involvement in scouting.

Troop Committee - Our Troop Committee meeting this month will be tonight-Tuesday, November 3, at First United Church from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. We encourage and welcome all parents to attend. Please note that committee meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month.

Sincerely,
Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster, 630-347-7633 or terry.j.dutton@gmail.com
Jim Bicak, Committee Chair, 445-8156 or jsbicak@aol.com
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