Troop News

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Scouts from Troop 19 receiving their Eagle Scout rank

Congratulations to Our Newest Eagle Scouts

On October 21, 2018, we held an Eagle Court of Honor to celebrate Troop 19’s four newest Eagle Scouts: Colin, Reeves, Emerson, and Camron. Only around 2-4% of Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank, and we are very proud of them for this great accomplishment. Congratulations!

Crossroads District Fall Camporee

October 19-20, we attended the Crossroads District Fall Camporee at Comlara Park. The theme of the event was was “Everyday Heroes”. Scouts were able to work on earning a merit badge (First Aid; Search and Rescue; Emergency Preparedness; or Fire Safety). As a highlight of the day, the OSF LifeFlight helicopter landed nearby and Scouts (and Scouters) got to walk through and take a closer look!

Photo credit: Crossroads District Facebook Page

Of course the Scouts ate well. We even took home 3rd place in the ScoutMaster Chef Dessert Showdown.

A great time was had by all!

Photo credits: Doug Ferrier (unless noted otherwise)

Welcome to Troop 19/Crew 19

It’s time to think “outside” – no box required – with our upcoming hike to the Indiana Dunes and 2018 activities. Whether you are new to our troop/crew or a veteran, we welcome you to our extended scouting family. By the end of March, we will have 11 new scouts in our Troop and a growing group of enthusiastic teens in our Venturing Program.

Since 1980, we’ve been putting the “outing” in scouting: You may find yourself enjoying a weekend adventure to Lake Bloomington, the Farm near Heyworth or Moraine View State Park in Ellsworth. Most will have a calling to backpack along the shores of Lake Superior and then attend our week-long summer experience at Canyon Camp near Galena, Illinois. Or, perhaps you have another calling to build your scout skills over the next few years and then sail/SCUBA dive the Bahamas at Sea Base, hike the glistening peaks of Philmont, New Mexico, canoe the wild rivers of Maine, kayak the fiords of Alaska, or backpack the North Country Trail.

Bottom line, if you enjoy the outdoors . . . we’re for you. Welcome aboard and let’s get “outside.” On and EVER upward!