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October 2015

posted Sep 30, 2015, 7:40 PM by Troop 16
Boy Scout Troop 16
Oak Park, Illinois
September 30, 2015

Dear Scouting Family:

We’re off to a busy start. You should have received the full troop calendar with last month’s
newsletter. But always check the abbreviated calendar printed with each monthly newsletter as changes do
occur. Please share this information with your scout.

Wreath Sales Information

Our wreath sales kick-off is this Friday – ALL PARENTS SHOULD ATTEND FRIDAY’S TROOP MEETING
FOR A PARENT MEETING AT 7:30 P.M. The troop is counting on you. All scouts will be given their
wreath sales binder at Friday’s meeting. It includes all the information and forms scouts and parents will
need to successfully support this important fundraiser.

Key wreath dates to remember:

Friday, October 30 – Initial Sales Orders Due. Scouts should continue selling since we order extras
for sales after this date.

Saturday, November 21 – Wreath unloading, 440 N. Linden (Linden and Chicago) 8:30 A.M.
Scouts can pick up their wreath orders after the delivery and unloading are complete (until 3:30 PM).

October Campout
On Friday, October 23, we will depart promptly at 7:00 PM for the family farm of a former Troop 16
scout near Chatsworth, IL. Sign-up for this campout will be at our troop meeting Friday, October 16;
be certain your boy brings his $15 cash for his patrol leader for food and knows if a parent is able to drive.
Please be certain that your boy is properly dressed for the weather (and wearing his uniform) and has
packed rain gear. The scouts have planned this as a “wilderness survival” campout, so survival tools (rain
tarps, rope, flint and steel, etc.) are encouraged. LATE SIGNUPS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

September Campout
Our first campout of the year was a great success. 55 scouts and 15 adults enjoyed a weekend of
hiking and exploring at Camp Indian Trails, near Janesville, WI. Thank you to our volunteer drivers. If you
weren’t able to volunteer to drive for September, we hope you find another campout where you’re able to

Committee Meeting

Our monthly troop committee meeting occurs the first Tuesday of each month. This month we meet
on Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 PM, at First United Church. We do encourage any interested parents to attend
– hope to see some of you there to learn what your son’s troop is doing and get involved with our troop’s

Popcorn sales
While our troop is not selling popcorn as an official troop fundraiser, we do want to let you know that
your scout can sell or place an order for popcorn if you are interested. All you need to do is contact Dick
Tresselt or Neal Heriaud. An information and order sheet was distributed to all scouts at the September 11 th troop meeting. Checks should be payable to Troop 16. Order deadline is October 23rd and payment deadline is December 3rd. Pickup can be made in time for Thanksgiving delivery. This is a way to get some good popcorn and also support the scouts. Our Council provides sales prizes for the boys and the troop will provide same rebates as we do for wreath sales.

Troop Website

Visit for information, including this newsletter, photos and videos of our
camping trips, a current calendar, and more!

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Terry Dutton, Scoutmaster
Jim Bicak, Committee Chair