Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Canada Trip

Greetings from Troop 66,

This long weekend the Troop took 18 Boy Scouts and 7 Scout Leaders and went to Camp Attawandaron in Canada.

We left on Friday, took the train to Detroit, rented vans and drove to camp.
We worked on the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge on the train going up. On Saturday, we spent the day sledding and working on various Scout requirements. On Sunday we participated in a Scout Sunday Service at St. Bart's in Sarnia, Ontario.

On Monday morning we drove back to Detroit and caught the Amtrack train back to Chicago. After we rushed to catch the 5:19 Metra train, we promptly broke down just past the Kedzie stop. After un-boarding and re-boarding trains we arrived safely in River Forest just about 7:15 p.m.

Pictures can be found here and Dave Zyer's photos can be found here.

All in all it was a WONDERFUL event. Special thanks to ALL who helped make this event a success. THANK YOU to Mary Morgan Ryan who organized the event. Thanks also to all of our gracious Canadian hosts, especially Chuck Grimme our camp ranger. THANK YOU also to all of the adult leaders without whom this event could not have happened.

Mr. C

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Busy Scouting Weekend

Greetings from Troop 66:
This was a VERY busy Scouting weekend! We had a meeting on Friday. We had Senior Patrol Leader (SPL), Assistant SPL (ASPL), and Patrol Leader (PL) elections on Friday!

I'm happy to announce AJ B. is now our Senior Patrol Leader! He will be assisted by Lue and Adam W. Congratulations to these new leaders! Special Thanks to James F. and Mark C. as our out-going SPL and ASPL. You guys did an outstanding job! PL results will be posted shortly!

On Saturday we had our Winter Blast! Let's just say it was "Wet and Wild"!!!
On Saturday night we had a Chicago Wolves Hockey outing!
Sunday is Scout Sunday and the Troop helped out at the Pancake Breakfast!


Thanks to all Scouts and Scouters for demonstrating Scout Spirit and having FUN in the process!

Mr. C

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Updated Scout Calendar Available

Greetings from Troop 66,

We now have the updated Troop calendar on our web page. It can be found at this link.

Please check it periodically because the dates do change from time to time.

Looking forward to yet another GREAT year in Scouting!
Mr. C