2011 ACTIVITIES
Troop 33 - First Lutheran: DeKalb, Illinois



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MAY - JUNE - JULY - AUGUST - SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER - DECEMBER -

2011 Calendar   -   Troop 33 Homepage


JULY 2011
ADVENTURES

Archery, Canoe Training, Historic Event, Food Booths, National Canoe Race, Native American Culture, Nature Study, Rifle Shooting, Summer Camp, Swimming.

45. Ellwood House Art Fair - July 3 - click here
46. Hopkins Park Fireworks - July 4 - click here
47.Shabbona Canoe Trip - July 8 - click here
48. Russell Woods - July 9-10 - click here
49. Rock Cut Canoe Trip - July 15 - click here
50. Oregon Trail Days - July 16 - click here
51. Camp Lowden - July 17-23 - click here
52. Patrol Leaders Conference - July 25 - click here


#45
ELLWOOD HOUSE ART FAIR - FREE
July 3, 2011.

This event involves a Food Booth at the Ellwood House Art Fair, which will include Cooking some excellent food. Our menu will include Chicken and veggie wraps, sweetcorn, funnel cakes, lemon shake ups, soda, water.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Meet at Ellwood House
Start - 9:00 a.m. noon Sunday July 3
Finish - 4:00 p.m. Sunday July 3
Bring - Troop t-shirt or red t-shirt


#46
HOPKINS PARK FIREWORKS - $ FREE
July 4, 2011.

This event involves a Food Booth at Hopkins Park which will include some excellent food, followed by Fireworks. Our menu includes hot dogs, polish sausage, chips, soda. Earn Scout Account money by earning it at this event.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Meet at Hopkins Park
Start - 11:00 a.m. noon Monday July 4
Finish - 9:00 p.m. Monday July 4
Bring - troop t-shirt or red t-shirt



#47
CHIEF SHABBONA CANOE TRIP - FREE
July 8, 2011.

Scouts gather to do some Canoeing on Lake Shabbona. We will paddle back to Indian Creek to see some wildlife and great water.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Church Garage
Start - 8:00 a.m.
Finish - 2:00 p.m.
Bring - water shoes, water bottle, sack lunch, enthusiasm


#48
Russell Woods Campout - $15 - OVERNIGHT
July 09-10, 2011.

This weekend event involves Camping at Russell Woods and Cooking some excellent meals, plus a day of Advancement work towards the First Class award.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $15.00
Meet - Meet at church garage
Start - 8:00 a.m. noon Saturday July 9
Finish - 11:00 a.m. Sunday July 10
Bring - Extra clothes, sleeping bag, etc.



#49
ROCK CUT CANOE TRIP - FREE
July 15, 2011.

Scouts gather to do some Canoeing at Pierce Lake located at Rock Cut State Park. We will paddle into a remote area that feeds the lake. Great paddling adventure.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Church Garage
Start - 8:00 a.m.
Finish - 3:00 p.m.
Bring - water shoes, energy, enthusiasm


#50
OREGON TRAIL DAYS - $ FREE
July 16, 2011.

This weekend event involves Native American Culture at Lowden State Park which will include demonstrations throughout the day: Flute Playing, Arrowhead Creation, Drumming, Dancing and much more. Displays of Tipis of the Plains Indians - Sioux, Cheyenne, Crow & Blackfeet and also a Birchbark Lodge of the northern mid-west Indians. See the Blackhawk statue up close.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Meet at church
Start - 9:00 a.m. noon Sunday July 16
Finish - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 16
Bring - Bring spending money if you want.



#51
CAMP LOWDEN - $265 - OVERNIGHT
JuLy 17-23, 2011.

A fun filled week is spent with Archery, Great Campfire Programs, Camping, Canoeing, Cooking, Games, Hiking, Nature Study, Riflery, Swimming, plus Merit Badge classes at Camp Lowden in Oregon, Illinois. It's a week that'll be remembered as a highlight of the summer.

IMPORTANT LINKS

  • Camp Tour
  • Directions - How to get there.
  • Family Night
  • Medical Form
  • Merit Badges
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Schedule - Camp Lowden Schedules

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $265.00 or $240 discount
    Meet - Meet at church
    Start - 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning July 17
    Finish - 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning July 23
    Bring - Scout uniform, troop t-shirt, extra clothes, sleeping bag, swim gear, extra spending money, eat lunch before arriving.



    #52
    PATROL LEADERS RETREAT
    July 25, 2011.

    Scouts work on Planning Activities for Summer and Fall 2011. You make the plan. If you can dream it, we can do it.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet -
    Start - 7:30 p.m.
    Finish - 8:30 p.m.
    Bring - Paper, pencil, ideas, enthusiasm Return to Top


    AUGUST 2011
    ADVENTURES

    Advancement, Beaches, Camping, Dune Climbing, Food Booths, Ice Skating, Water Park.

    53. Glidden Homestead Project - August 2 - click here
    54. Pathways to Eagle - August 5-7 - click here
    55. Michigan Dunes Adventure - August 11-14 - click here
    56. AYSO Booth - August 20 - click here
    57. Court of Honor - August 22 - click here
    58. DeKalb Cornfest - August 26-28 - click here



    #54

    GLIDDEN HOMESTEAD PROJECT - FREE
    August 2, 2011.

    We will be working on the gardens on the front lawn of the Glidden Homestead Musuem located on West Lincoln Hwy. This is a great Servie Project for the community at a place of history. We meet at Glidden House at 6:00 p.m. and work until 8:00 - 8:30 p.m. to avoid the heat of the day. They really appreciated the work we did in May and want us back. Please come and help a good cause.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Meet at Glidden Homestead (W Lincoln Hwy)
    Start - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday August 2
    Finish - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday August 2
    Bring - troop t-shirt, leather gloves, water bottle.



    #54
    PATHWAYS TO EAGLE - $30
    August 5-7, 2011.

    Troops gather in Bolingbrook to earn merit badges. About 800 Scouts attend this event, some camping, some for the day. Starting Friday evening they have a climbing wall and ice skating at an indoor ice arena. In the morning Scouts can attend four different merit badge classes chosen in advance. Prerequisites must be completed in advance. Meals are provided. Saturday evening is spent at a water park with giant slides, tube river, and pool. It's a great event for Camping, Merit Badges, Ice Skating, Climbing, and Water Park. It provides a challenge for advancement and a lot of fun.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $30.00
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday August 5
    Finish - 11:00 a.m. Sunday August 7
    Bring - Scout uniform, sleeping bag, etc.



    #55
    MICHIGAN DUNES ADVENTURE - $ 160
    August 11-14, 2011.

    One of our great summer adventures takes place in Michigan. We enjoy Camping along Lake Michigan, Climbing Sand Dunes to see fantastic views, Swimming at Beaches at various locations, and exploring the area on hot sunny days of August.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $ 160.00
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Thursday August 11
    Finish - 7:00 p.m. Sunday February 14
    Bring - Sack lunch, sleeping bag, swim gear,
    extra clothes.



    #56
    AYSO Weekend #1 - FREE
    August 20, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday August 20
    Finish - 12:30 p.m. Saturday August 20
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #57
    COURT OF HONOR - FREE
    August 22, 2011.

    The Court of Honor will include awards presentations to Scouts, sign ups for upcoming activities, especially our upcoming DeKalb Cornfest Food Booth. Some audio/visual presentations will include Summer activities.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Social Hall, First Lutheran
    Start - 7:00 p.m. Monday August 22
    Finish - 8:30 p.m. Monday August 22
    Bring - Scout Uniform, Parents.



    #58
    CORNFEST - FREE
    August 26-28, 2011.

    Our DeKalb Cornfest participation includes a large food booth selling funnel cakes, sweetcorn, hot doges, polish sausage, chips, lemon shake ups, soda, water. We also provide ice to all the other vendors at the festival. It's an opportunity for Scouts to earn money for their Scout Accounts.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport
    Please - Attend shifts you signed up for
    Start - 12:00 p.m. Friday August 26
    Finish - 9:30 p.m. Sunday August 28
    Bring - Troop t-shirts.

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    SEPTEMBER 2011
    ADVENTURES

    Camping, Corn Maze, Food Booths, Recycling, Remembrance, Service Projects

    59. Popcorn Sale - September 01 - click here
    60. Aluminum Recycling - September 03 - click here
    61. AYSO Booth #3 - September 10 - click here
    62. First Lutheran Tailgate - September 10 - click here
    63. Jonamac Overnight - September 10-11 - click here
    64. Remembrance 9-11 Project - September 11 - click here
    65. DeKalb Kite Festival - September 11 - click here
    66. AYSO Booth #4 - September 17 - click here
    67. Glidden Homestead Project - September 18 - click here
    68. Septemberfest - September 23-25 - click here
    69. AYSO Both #5 - September 24 - click here

    NOTE
    All September activities are FREE.


    #59
    POPCORN SALE - FREE
    September 01, 2011 - Sale Begins.

    Earn money for your Scout Account by selling Scout Popcorn. The official start date for selling popcorn is Thursday September 1, 2011. Bill Todtz is Troop 33's Popcorn Kernel. That means that he's the one with the answers to your questions. you should deliver your order to him. He's handling the popcorn sales campaign.

    You should have received an order form in the mail to start selling on September 1. If you did not receive a form and want to sell popcorn, please contact Bill Todtz.

    You can contact:

    Mr Bill Todtz
        Phone - 815-758-5784
        e-mail - William.Todtz@nl.edu

    All checks for popcorn should be made out to: "Troop 33". All payments are due to Bill Todtz by October 31. That includes order forms, prize request and cash/checks. Ask him about pre-order popcorn, which you can sell on site, if you're interested.

    Popcorn is a great opportunity for earning your way to Scouting activities. You can pay for summer camp and much more.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - Popcorn products has different prices.
    Start - Thursday September 01 start selling
    Finish - Orders and money due Monday October 31
    Bring - Wear Scout uniforms while selling.
    Final Delivery - November 18 is the Final Distribution

    Contact - Bill Todtz, Troop 33 Popcorn Kernel
            Phone - 815-758-5784
            e-mail - William.Todtz@nl.edu



    #60
    ALUMINUM RECYCLING - FREE
    September 03, 2011.

    At Cornfest we collected aluminum cans which filled more than 50 garbage bags. We are recycling these cans to earn money while also saving space in our landfills. We are providing income and service through our actions. This one of Troop 33's fundraising opportunities designed to help the environment.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Church Garage
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday September 03
    Finish - 9:30 a.m. Saturday September 03
    Bring - Old clothes and gloves



    #61
    AYSO Weekend #3 - FREE
    September 10, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday September 10
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 10
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #62
    FIRST LUTHERAN TAILGATE PROJECT - FREE
    September 10, 2011.

    First Lutheran Church is having a kick-off for their youth program with a cook out event in the parking lot. Troop 33 will be working to cook hot dogs and brats for the event. We need a few Scouts working and some adults.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Church Garage (next to Gurler House)
    Start - 4:00 p.m. Saturday September 10
    Finish - 7:30 p.m. Saturday September 10
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #63
    JONAMAC OVERNIGHT - FREE
    September 10-11, 2011.

    Jonamac's annual Scout overnight will attract boy Scout Troops and Cub Packs from around the area. We will meet at the church garage in the afternoon and camp overnight at Jonamac. There are many fun things to do in the barnyard as well as the corn maze, which celebrates the new DeKalb High School. Early Sunday morning Troop 33 will cook a pancake breakfast for the 100-200 Scouts camping overnight. Enjoy fun activities, camp overnight, and cook for a huge crowd of Scouts in the morning.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Church Garage
    Start - 3:00 p.m. Saturday September 10
    Finish - 11:30 p.m. Sunday September 11
    Bring - Sleeping Bag, Glow Stick, Troop t-shirt.



    #64
    REMEMBRANCE 9-11 PROJECT - FREE
    September 11, 2011.

    This September 11th is the 10-year anniversary remembrance service of the 9-11 attack. Scouts will be present in uniform at the Kishwaukee Hospital Healing Garden (north end of hospital outdoors) at 12:30 p.m. in preparation of the event. The ceremony starts at 1:00 p.m. Various Scout Troops and Cub Packs from the surrounding area will be there along with others from emergency services and community to offer remembrance to a sad day in U.S. history. The ceremony takes place outdoors in the beautiful Healing Garden of the hospital. There will be a short service project held immediately afterward.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kishwaukee Hospital Healing Garden
          (north end of hospital, outdoors)
    Start - 12:30 p.m. Sunday September 11
    Finish - 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 11
    Wear - Scout uniform.



    #65
    DeKalb Kite Festival - FREE
    September 11, 2011.

    The Kite Festival began years ago when a boy asked his parents why DeKalb didn't have a kite festival. Now it does. A Scout in Troop 33, Nathan Overmann, is the kiteboy. His parents chair the event. This year's amazing sky above the north 40 will have things like a 90-foot octopus kite plus fighting kites, stunt and dancing kites, ladybug, teddy bear, owl, manta ray and cat kites. A special memorial kite fly will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. There is kite-making, candy drop, games, hover craft demonstration and other activities. You can get a ride with Cliff from the 9-11 ceremony at Kishwaukee Hospital to the North 40 for the Kite Festival.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - DeKalb Kite Festival
          (north 40 at NIU, corner Lucinda & Kishwaukee)
    Start - 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 11
    Finish - 5:00 p.m. Sunday September 11



    #66
    AYSO Weekend #4 - FREE
    September 17, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday September 17
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 17
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #67

    GLIDDEN HOMESTEAD PROJECT - FREE
    September 18, 2011.

    We will be working on the gardens on the front lawn of the Glidden Homestead Musuem located on West Lincoln Hwy. This is a great Service Project for the community at a place of history. We meet at Glidden House at 2:00 p.m. and work until 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. They have really appreciated the work we did back in May and August and are looking forward to our continued work in September. Please come and help a good cause.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Meet at Glidden Homestead (W Lincoln Hwy)
    Start - 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 18
    Finish - 5:30 p.m. Sunday September 18
    Bring - troop t-shirt, leather gloves, water bottle.



    #68
    SEPTEMBERFEST - FREE
    September 23-25, 2011.

    Troop 33 is providing two things at this year's Septemberfest.

    1. Overnight Security on the evening September 23-24 and September 24-25.
    2. Food Booth serving funnel cakes and lemon shake ups.


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    1. OVERNIGHT SECURITY

    Troop 33 has been providing overnight security for Septemberfest at St Mary's School for several years. On the evening September 23 and September 24 Scouts will be sleeping on picnic tables under the big top circus tent during the night. It's the biggest tent we sleep in all year. We meet at St Mary's church at 9:30 p.m. We're given food. Spend the night. Scouts need to be picked up early morning 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning requires early movement to Kiwanis Park to set up AYSO food booths.

    QUICK FACTS FOR OVERNIGHT

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - St Mary's School (Gurler Rd)
    Bring - Sleeping bag, flashlight, warm clothes.
    1st Night - Friday
          + Start - 9:30 p.m. Friday September 23
          + Finish - 7:00 a.m. Saturday September 24
    2nd Night - Saturday
          + Start - 9:30 p.m. Saturday September 24
          + Finish - 7:00 a.m. Sunday September 25

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    2. FOOD BOOTH

    Troop 33 has been approved to provide funnel cakes for Septemberfest. We will also be serving our delicious Lemon Shake Ups. Those will be the only items we will offer on our menu. We are limited to that menu, which should make it an easier booth to operate.

    Our booth will be operating:

    Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    We will have a set up crew before we open and take down/clean up with overnight crew afterwards. A schedule sign up will take place at this Monday's troop meeting. Shifts will last 3-4 hours.

    QUICK FACTS FOR FOOD BOOTH

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - St Mary's School (Gurler Rd)
    Bring - troop t-shirt, warm clothes.
    COME ONLY DURING SHIFT ASSIGNED

    Day 1 - Friday Shifts
    + 1st Shift: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    + 2nd Shift: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Day 2 - Saturday Shifts
    + 1st Shift: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    + 2nd Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    + 3rd Shift: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Day 3 - Sunday Shifts
    + 1st Shift: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    + 2nd Shift: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    + 3rd Shift: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    This year's involvement in Septemberfest is part service project and part fundraiser. Either way it will be fun and we can use your help on this weekend activity. Sign up at the Monday September 19th troop meeting.



    #69
    AYSO Weekend #5 - FREE
    September 24, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy. Early shift 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Late shift 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday September 24
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 24
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.

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    OCTOBER 2011
    ADVENTURES

    Backpacking, Camporall, Climbing, Cooking, Fundraising, Hiking, Service Projects, Recycling.

    Popcorn Sale - various dates - click here
    Fire Safety Flyers & Food Drive - date tbd - click here
    AYSO Booth #6 - October 1 - click here
    Electronics Recycling - October 1 - click here
    Tribute to Heroes Event - October 6 - click here
    Backpack Weekend - October 7-9 - click here
    AYSO Booth #7 - October 8 - click here
    AYSO Booth #8 - October 15 - click here
    Three Fires Camporall - October 14-16 - click here
    AYSO Booth #9 - October 22 - click here
    Rock Climbing - October 23 - click here
    AYSO Booth #10 - October 29 - click here
    Food Drive - October 29 - click here




    #71
    AYSO Weekend #6 - FREE
    October 1, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday October 1
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 1
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #72
    ELECTRONICS RECYCLING - FREE
    October 1, 2011.

    Our help in Electronics Recycling serves the environment by recycling things that don't belong in a landfill. Located at the DeKalb County Health Center on N Annie Glidden Road (next to the Nursing Home). We unload vehicles as they arrive with, computers, printers, fax, scanners, cell phones, stereos, tv, monitors, compact fluorescent bulbs, and household batteries.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - DeKalb county Health Department (by Nursing Home)
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Saturday October 1
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 1
    Bring - Troop t-shirt, work gloves, muscle, determination.



    #73
    TRIBUTE TO HEROES -
    October 6, 2011.

    A few Scouts will be selected to help with Tribute to Heroes, an event that recognizes four individuals from the DeKalb County area for their heroic work to help others. The 2011 Tribute to Heroes honorees are Bruce Griffith of Sycamore, Barbara "Boots" Hoffman of Sandwich, Elmer Hughes of Genoa and Jesus Romero of Sycamore.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kishwaukee College Conference Center
    Start - 5:00 p.m. Thursday October 6
    Finish - 8:30 p.m. Thursday October 6
    Bring - Complete Scout uniform.



    #74

    BACKPACK WEEKEND - $15.00
    October 7,8,9, 2011.

    We will be Backpacking at Mississippi Palisades State Park a great park known for their limestone palisades towering over the river. In addition there will be time to enjoy Hiking and build and sleep in Survival Shelters. We meet at the troop garage Friday at 10:00 a.m. Camping in early October can really be appreciated by the fall colors. Come and help a great weekend adventure.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $15.00
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 10:00 a.m. Friday October 7
    Finish - 12:00 p.m. Sunday September 9
    Bring - sleeping bag, rain gear, troop t-shirt, water bottle,
          hiking boots, flashlight, pocket knife, compass, 50-ft rope,
          plate, cup, spoon, extra clothes, troop can provide backpack.



    #75
    AYSO Weekend #7 - FREE
    October 8, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday October 8
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 8
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #76
    AYSO Weekend #8 - FREE
    October 15, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday October 15
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 15
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #77
    Three Fires Camporall - $25.00
    October 14,15,16, 2011.

    Be Prepared. The Boy Scouts of America have put this motto into practice for over a century. This October 14-16, the BSA is set to host several thousand Scouts at the 2011 Camporall where its theme "Prepared. For Life." will continue that tradition. Located at Sandwich Fairgrounds, on October 14-16, the council-wide event will feature ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity that provides shelter and equipment to disaster survivors around the world.

    Over 50 additional Outdoor Activities such as Archery, Climbing Wall, BMX Bike-A-Thon, Native American village, Arena Show, and Fireworks Show (weather permitting) will take place on the grounds through-out the weekend.

    Over 5,000 Scouts are expected to be there for the 2011 Camporall. Don't miss out. It will be a great weekend of Scouting adventure.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $25.00
    Meet - Church Garage
    Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday October 14
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Sunday October 16
    Bring - Sleeping bag, Scout uniform, extra clothes.



    #78
    AYSO Weekend #9 - FREE
    October 22, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday October 22
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 22
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.


    #79
    ROCK CLIMBING TRIP - FREE
    October 23, 2011.

    Our Rock Climbing will take place on the rock palisades of Mississippi Palisades State Park in Savannah, Illinois. These famous rock formations rising above the Mississippi River will provide one of the best rock climbing areas in the midwest.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - 8:00 a.m. at the church garage
    Finish - 5:00 p.m. Sunday October 23
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.



    #80
    AYSO Weekend #10 - FREE
    October 29, 2011.

    Our Food Booth serves particpants at the AYSO soccer games at Kiwanis Park. We serve hot coffee, cold drinks, donuts, hot dogs, chips, candy.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Kiwanis Park (Rt 23 & Fairview)
    Start - 7:30 a.m. Saturday October 29
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 29
    Bring - Sack lunch, gloves, water bottle.



    #81
    FOOD DRIVE - FREE
    October 29, 2011.

    Our Food Drive will help serve the needs of people in central DeKalb County through the food pantry at Salvation Army. Scouts will be collecting food items at homes in two areas of Cortland on Saturday morning. We are working in cooperation with Cub Pack 134 to help in collecting food which is in great need during these hard economic times.

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Keith Home; 300 N Cardinal St, Cortland, IL
    Start - 9:00 a.m. Saturday October 29
    Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 29
    Bring - Troop t-shirt.
    Contact - Tara Keith for more info - (815)748-5010

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    NOVEMBER 2011
    ADVENTURES

    Court of Honor, Fundraising, Planning, Service Project, Training

    04-06 - DYFL Tourney - Food Booth - click here
    11 - Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony - FREE - click here
    12 - Den Chief Training Academy - $25 - click here
    13 - PLC Planning Conference - FREE click here
    20 - Church Thanksgiving Banquet - FREE click here
    28 - Court of Honor - FREE click here

     

     



    #82
    DYFL FOOD BOOTH - FREE
    November 4-6, 2011.

    The Food Booth will help serve the Charity Tourament for the DeKalb Youth Football League (Bengals). We will sell food and drink to people attending football games on Saturday and Sunday. A portion of the profits from the tournament will go to support Juvenile Diabetes. We will have 3-hour shifts starting Friday night for set up, followed by 4 shifts on Saturday and 4 shifts on Sunday.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Clinton Rosette Middle School
    Bring - Troop t-shirt
    Times & Days:
              - Fri Nov 4th 7:00am-10:00pm
              - Sat Nov 5th 7:00am-7:00pm
              - Sun Nov 6th 7:00am-7:00pm

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    #83
    VETERAN'S DAY FLAG CEREMONY - FREE
    November 11, 2011.

    Troop 33 has been asked to present an outdoor flag ceremony for Veteran's Day Friday November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Crest Retirement Center. There are several WWII Vets living at Oak Crest who greatly appreciate an event on Veteran's Day. Schools are on vacation that day. Oak Crest inviting those from Troop 33 who participate to join them for a FREE buffett style lunch. Scouts must be in uniform and arrive at 10:30 a.m. to have some time for preparation.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Oak Crest Retirement Center
          2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb
    Time - Friday Nov 11th - 10:30am
    Wear - Scout Uniform



    #84
    Den Chief Training - $25.00
    November 12, 2011.

    Den Chief Training is for Scouts who want to help Cub Scout Den Leaders with their dens. This is a Leadership position for Scouts. It is a lot of FUN! This course provides important skills to be effective Den Chiefs helping younger Cub Scouts. Learn songs, games, and crafts to share with dens, as well as resource materials & information.

    Den Chief Training On-Line Registration (with on-line or off-line pay options) - Saturday, Nov 12th 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

    Registration fee includes lunch, snacks, Den Chief Handbook, program supplies, TFC Training Academy patch & trained strip. Please bring pencil, paper, an enthusiastic attitude, and wear your FULL SCOUT uniform. Attendance for the entire session is required to be considered trained and to earn the TRAINED patch. Scouts should complete the Den Chief online Fast Start Training Course, and print the certificate and bring to class. http://olc.scouting.org/courses/dc/base.html

    John Picchietti - Den Chief Instructor
    Location : Aurora East High School - Aurora

    QUICK FACTS

    Cost - $25.00
    Meet - East Aurora High School
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Saturday November 12
    Finish - 5:00 p.m. Saturday November 12
    Bring - Scout Uniform, pen & paper.
    Contact - You must register through the Three Fires Council.



    #85
    PATROL LEADERS PLANNING CONFERENCE - FREE
    November 13, 2011.

    The Planning Conference will help prepare Troop 33's 2012 activity calendar. Senior Scouts and Patrol representatives will be making some decisions of what we want to do for next year. Patrols should bring their draft calendar plan of activities they're interested in. Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and all the ideas and imagination you've got.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Scout Room - First Lutheran Church
    Bring - Notebook, pen or pencil.
    Time - Sunday Nov 13th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



    #86
    CHURCH THANKSGIVING BANQUET - FREE
    November 20, 2011.

    The First Lutheran Thanksgiving Banquet is something we help with with every year. It's the most delicious service project we're involved with. This is a service project. Service hours. Come prepared to work hard. Our job will be to serve beverages and do clean up work for the dinner. Hundreds of dishes and silverware will be washed and dried. We'll have an opportunity to sample some really great food! We work hard! We eat hard! (or something like that). Bring energy, a positive attitude for serving others, and a manageable apetite.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Social Hall/Kitchen - First Lutheran Church
    Bring - Scout uniform.
    Time - Sunday Nov 20th 5:00pm (done around 8pm)



    #87
    COURT OF HONOR - FREE
    November 28, 2011.

    Our November 28 COURT OF HONOR will include awards presentations to Scouts, sign ups for upcoming activities. Some audio/visual presentations will include September, October and November activities plus a special presentation of Eagle Scout Max McArtor's adventures in Scouting. The highlight of the Court of Honor will be the EAGLE SCOUT AWARD presentation to MAX MCARTOR. We will be serving cake and beverage afterwards. Some Webelos will be visiting us that evening.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Social Hall - First Lutheran Church
    Bring - Scout uniform.
    Times - Monday Nov 28th 7:00pm (done at 8:30pm)

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    DECEMBER 2011
    ADVENTURES

    Horseback Riding, Pancake Breakfast, Skiing, Snowboarding

    03 - Pancake Breakfast click here
    04 - Horseback Trip click here
    10-11 - Chief Shabbona click here
    19 - Holiday Party - FREE click here
    28 - Ski Trip click here
    29 - Merit Badge Day click here

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    #88
    PANCAKE BREAKFAST - FREE
    December 3, 2011.

    The Pancake Breakfast features a menu including all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, lemonade. Also we will be collecting food for the Salvation Army food pantry. We will have a drop box for food at the breakfast. Let people know about the food collections as you sell tickets to them. Tickets are $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 12. Preschool children are free. Scouts will receive a 50% commission for sales plus an additional amount for working at the event.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Addition - We're also doing a food collection.
    Meet - Social Hall/Kitchen - First Lutheran Church
    Start - 6:00 a.m. Saturday Dec 03 Finish - 11:30 a.m. Saturday Dec 03 Bring - Scout uniform and a can of food.
    Time - Sunday Dec 3rd 6:00am (done around 11am)



    #89
    HORSEBACK TRIP - $25.00
    December 4, 2011.

    We will be enjoying a Sunday afternoon Horseback Ride at White Pines Ranch west of Oregon, Illinois. White Pines Ranch covers 200 acres of beautiful woods, pastures and horse trails. It will include a horseback trail ride led by their wranglers. Scouts will wear helmets and be suited to a gentle horse appropriate for first time riders. The horses will be walking, no running is allowed. All riders must complete a Waiver Form which will be available at the Troop Meeting or you can download one at: http://www.whitepinesranch.com/pages/generalforms/ridingrelease.pdf

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $ 25.00
    Meet - Church garage 12 noon Sunday Dec 4th (back around 5:00 p.m.)
    Addition - Scouts must have a Waiver Form signed by a parent.
    Bring - Warm clothing and signed Waiver Form.



    #89
    CHIEF SHABBONA WEEKEND - $20.00
    December 10-11, 2011.

    We will be enjoying a weekend at Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve for some HIKING and FISHING at nearby Lake Shabbona State Park. On Sunday we will be involved as volunteer victims for an excersize in K9 RESCUE DOG TRAINING.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $ 20.00
    Meet - Church garage 9:00 a.m. Saturday Dec 10th
    Return - Church garage 2:00 p.m. Sunday Dec 11th
    Addition - Scouts can bring fishing gear.
    Bring - Warm clothing and sack lunch.



    #91
    HOLIDAY PARTY - FREE
    December 19, 2011.

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    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Social Hall - First Lutheran Church
    Bring - Scout uniform.
    Time - Monday Dec xxth 6:00pm (done around 8:30pm)



    #92
    SKI / SNOWBOARD TRIP - $100.00
    December 28, 2011.

    The Cascade Mountain provides an opportunity for excellent Skiing / Snowboarding. It is one of the best ski resorts in the area. They have a great learning area, along with beginner, Intermediate, and Expert downhill runs. There are two ski lodge buildings at the base and one on top of the mountain. A day of great fun and adventure awaits you on the snow covered slopes of Cascade Mountain near Portage, Wisconsin.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Scout room - First Lutheran Church
    Time - Wednesday Dec 28th 8:00 a.m. (done around Xpm)
    Return - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday Dec 28th
    Bring - extra money for lunch, warm clothes, extra gloves



    #93
    MERIT BADGE DAY - FREE
    December xx, 2011.

    The Merit Badge Holiday is a day of working on select merit badges. Details will be available soon.

    QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Scout room - First Lutheran Church
    Bring - Paper, pen, worksheets.
    Time - Thursday Dec 29th 9:00am (done around 5pm)

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