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BSA Troop 408 February, 2017 Troop Scoop

Patrol Leader’s Meeting

February 6, 2017


Swim Test for Rank Advancement & Swimming for All scouts

February 13, 2017

Hilton Indian Lakes

All scouts and adult leaders are welcome to go swimming at the Hilton Indian Lakes swimming pool on Schick Road, Bloomingdale, IL. Drop off at 6:45 and pick up at 8:30. Scouts will complete the swim requirements for rank advancement.


Camp Cards

The goal of the Camp Card Program is to ensure that every Scout has the opportunity to experience the ‘outing’ in scouting and unlock the door to adventure. This council-wide fundraiser provides scouts a simple and easy financial resource to earn money needed to attend camp, High Adventure, outings, scout equipment, etc. The Three Fires Council will again offer cards based on coupon offers to local and area Vendors. Included is a $5.00 off coupon to Jewel. The cards are only $5.00 each and scouts earn 50% commission on every camp card sold. Camp Cards will be available

 January 14-May 1, 2017. Please let Mrs. Grygiel know if you are interested in participating in this program.

February 20, 2017

No Meeting in Observance of Washington’s Birthday


Scout Sunday

February 26, 2017

11:00am Church Service

All Scouts and adults are asked to attend the 11:00am Trinity Lutheran Church Service. Class A uniform is required as well as the white dress neckerchief. We will meet outside the gym at 10:15am. Our Scouts will usher at the Service and parents are welcome to attend. A great way to show our support to Trinity Lutheran Church, Troop 408’s sponsoring organization.

Air Zoo

February 17-19, 2017

The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you’ve ever seen. Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full Motion Flight simulators, Read 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and activities. Permission Notes are due February 6, 2017.

Feed My Starving Children

February 27, 2017

5:45 drop off – 7:30pm pick-up

1072 National Parkway, Schaumburg off of Golf Road

Scouts and adults will be packing food as part of Community Service. Scouts will hand-pack rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags which are then sealed, boxed, placed on pallets and shipped to reach the neediest children around the world. You will experience what it’s like to make a difference today.


Law Merit Badge

March 18, 2017


Kane County Court House

Reservation forms are available for the Law Merit Badge. Scouts will meet with a judge, lawyers, Court Clerk, participate in a mock trial in the courtroom and complete the Law Merit Badge. Must be First Class or higher and the fee is $8.00 for lunch. Limited to 30 Scouts in Three Fires Council so get your reservations in early.


March 10-12, 2017

Indiana Dunes

Scouts will be taking the Metra Train to Chicago, walking over to catch the South Shore Train to Dunes State Park. Train tickets will need to be purchased in advanced to get group rates. A sign-up sheet will be posted with a deadline of February 27, 2017.


Owasippi Summer Camp

July 15-22, 2017

Scouts will soon be preparing for Owasippi Summer Camp and selecting Merit Badges to work on at camp. Summer Camp is a great opportunity for a summer adventure. Scouts can learn new skills, try new challenges and come home with a smile on their face, memories in their heart and a few more Merit Badges on their sash. All Scouts and adult medicals need to be up-to-date. The cost for one week at Owasippi is $325.00 and due April 24, 2017. See attached.


Upcoming Events

Court of Honor/Friends of Scouting – March 13, 2017 (See attached)


Homeland Security Tour – March 20, 2017


April 2, 2017

Troop 408’s Annul Pancake Breakfast