Troop 81 E-mail News

Troop 81 E-mail News
January 29, 2015
NEXT Troop
Meeting will be
January 29 2015
Wear your Field
Uniform (class A)
Ski and
snowboard demo,
getting ready
for Sundown!
Please see pg 3 for
Winter COH details
In this newsletter...
ee page 3 for
Winter Court of
Honor information
ee pages 2 & 4
for merit badge
ayside Cross
Collection box at
River Glen!
Details on page 5.
River Glen Church
1140 Raymond Rd.
Naperville, IL
JAN 23-25, 2015
Sunshine, snow and plenty of hot chocolate made for a smooshingly successful T-81 Klondike campout at Camp Lowden. Falcon
patrol edged out Phoenix for the overall win, with Bull pushing them
both hard (helped by a couple Cobras). The challenging course put
together by snow sports specialist Mr. Loback included smoosh-board
and snowshoe races, fire building, pole-raising, knot tying, the tugof-war-turned-tractor-pull and of course the all-terrain Iditarod. We
ate like kings thanks to Mrs. Clair and her band of merry parents on
the cook crew. At the end of the day the scouts piled into a heated
cabin for a night of chillin’ by the fireplace. Thanks again to everyone
who came out to help the troop!
Meetings begin
promptly at 7 p.m.
Wear your Field
Uniform (class A)
January 29
Ski and snowboard
demo, getting ready
for Sundown!
February 5
Merit badge night
(details TBA).
February 12
Lumberjack campout
demo (details TBA)
and ski/snowboard
Aurora Skate Center –
34W113 Montgomery
Rd., Aurora, IL 60504
Saturday, January
31, 2015 9:00am1:00pm
$7 per Scout
For more information
visit: Link: http://
Activity/Camp Out Date
February Sundown Mountain Skiing
2/13-15 Camp Little Cloud
Permission Slips were due Jan. 8th
Epworth, IA
Lumberjack Campout
3/20-22 Camp Lakota
Woodstock, IL
Gen. Outdoor Skill & Rockets4/17-19 T.B.A.
Racing T.B.A. T.B.A.
81 years of 81 Extravaganza T.B.A. T.B.A. (Day Event)
Beach Trip
T.B.A. T.B.A.
Please monitor the troop website and calendar for updates.
Webelos are coming!
It’s the time of year when second-year Webelos are visiting
Troop 81 with their parents and leaders as they decide where
they want to go for Boy Scouts. Please let ‘em know what we’re
all about. Mr. Pronger and the T-81 Committee members such
as Mrs. Alfaia, Mrs. Piske, Mrs. A and I will answer the adults’
questions. If you know of any Webelos in your neighborhood who
might want to check out 81, please send them our way.
Jim Webb, committee chair
ATTENTION: Eagle Scouts
2014 Eagle Dinner Banquet
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Each year our council honors all the Eagle Scouts
that earned the Rank of Eagle Scout during the
preceding year. All scouts that earned the Eagle
Scout Rank in 2014 are eligible to attend.
Troop 81 accounted for 9 of the 34 Indian Prairie
District Eagles in 2014, the most of any troop in the district. Those 9
projects accumulated over 1600 service hours.
The dinner will be held at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel (formerly the
Wyndham.) 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, 60532. The 2014 Eagles
should have received their invitations. See the Three Fires Council
Web site (Activities tab) for more
Congratulations to our very own
Mr. Bill Marineau!
Mr. Marineau was awarded the Order of the Arrow’s Founders
Award. The Founder’s Award recognizes Arrowmen who
have given outstanding service to their lodge. The award
is reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he or she
personifies the spirit of selfless service, as advocated by founder E.
Urner Goodman and cofounder Carroll A. Edson. Congratulations, Mr.
Marineau; this recognition is most well-deserved.
You are cordially invited to:
Boy Scout Troop 81
2015 Winter Court of Honor
Come support our boys as they receive their
advancements and awards!
Meet someone new in the Troop!
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 5:30pm Potluck Dinner
6:30pm Ceremony
Please RSVP! Via Sign-Up Genius
Provided: A variety of diner casseroles and rolls will be served.
Bring: a dish to share
Place: Eola Community Center
555 S. Eola Rd., Aurora, IL 60504
(North of Waubonsie HS on west side of Eola Rd.)
Who: All Troop 81 scouts, scout families and scoutmasters
Scouts wear: full dress uniform including sash
(Mom’s, don’t forget to wear your ribbon!)
Back by Popular Demand
Boy Scout Fingerprinting
Merit Badge Workshop
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Naperville Police Department
The Naperville Police Department would like to offer the Boy Scouts an opportunity
to earn their Fingerprinting Merit Badge. This workshop will be conducted by
Mary Browning, Crime Prevention/Community Education Specialist. Registration
is required by emailing Mary Browning at [email protected] with your
name, address, phone number, and Troop #. You may also call Mary at 630-4206731.
All requirements for the badge will be completed on March 11th. There are no prerequisites. Space is limited so please reserve a spot early.
Blue cards will be provided.
River Glen Church has recently added a donation box
in the parking lot for Wayside Cross Ministries.
Troop 81 is welcome to drop clothing and shoes
into the bin anytime!
Clothing & Shoes Drop-off Bin
For the convenience of Troop 81 Wayside Cross Ministries has a drop-­‐off bin Location: Parking lot of River Glen Presbyterian Church 1140 Raymond Drive Naperville, IL 60563 Time: 24/7 Items: Clothing and Shoes only in any condition Or Home Pick Up If you have items that need to be picked up at your residence call 888-­‐723-­‐5730 for scheduling a convenient time or visit for a request form to simplify your donation process to fit your schedule Wayside Cross Ministries • 215 E. New York Street • Aurora, IL 60505-­‐3491 630-­‐892-­‐4239 • Fax 630-­‐892-­‐4259 Wayside Cross Ministries is a 501 3C so all donations are tax deductible