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BOY SCOUT TROOP 33
First Lutheran Church - DeKalb, Illinois
"Always an Adventure"
HURRICANE IKE

SERVING THE DEKALB AREA SINCE 1925





Troop 33 works to provide quality affordable program which will challenge, inspire, and educate.

Boys learn about things around them and discover things within them. Troop 33 Scouts have explored new horizons in 49 states and 20 foreign nations.

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SCOUTING TODAY
You Tube video includes our relief efforts. (starts at 4:20)



HURRICANE IKE



OUR HURRICANE IKE TIMELINE
  • September 13, 2008 - HURRICANE IKE MADE LANDFALL
  • September 29, 2008 - Held meeting to consider relief efforts
    HOLIDAY MISSION
  • December 26, 2008 - traveled - DeKalb, IL to Tulsa, OK
  • December 27, 2008 - traveled - Tulsa, OK to Galveston, TX
  • December 28, 2008 - worked - meals prep
  • December 29, 2008 - worked - meals prep & house on P St
  • December 30, 2008 - worked - meals prep & house on 71st St
  • December 31, 2008 - worked - house on 71st St
  • January 01, 2009 - worked - house on 71st St
  • January 02, 2009 - traveled - Galveston, TX to Tulsa, OK
  • January 03, 2009 - traveled - Tulsa, OK to DeKalb, IL
    SPRING BREAK MISSION
  • March 20, 2009 - loaded tools and gear
  • March 21, 2009 - traveled - DeKalb, IL to Tulsa, OK
  • March 22, 2009 - traveled - Tulsa, OK to DeKalb, IL
  • March 23, 2009 - worked - downtown, house on __ St
  • March 24, 2009 - worked - downtown, house Ave Q,
  • March 25, 2009 - worked - house 71st St, house Ave Q
  • March 26, 2009 - worked - house 71st St, Jones Park
    - - VEHICLE GROUP 1
  • March 27, 2009 - traveled - Galveston, TX to Little Rock AR
  • March 28, 2009 - traveled - drove Little Rock, AR to DeKalb, IL
    - - VEHICLE GROUP 2
  • March 27, 2009 - mechanical breakdown in Conroe, TX, rented a car,
            returned to overnight in Galveston, TX
  • March 28, 2009 - worked - staff, house 71st St, pick up van,
            traveled - Galveston, TX to Jackson, MS
  • March 29, 2009 - traveled - Jackson, MS to DeKalb, IL




    PROJECTS COMPLETED

    HOLIDAY MISSION
    December 26, 2008 - January 3, 2009

    Troop 33 sent 7 Scouts and leaders to Galveston, TX for hurricane relief projects.

    Meal Preparation - Kitchen Duty
    Our crew assisted with meal prep and kitchen duties. Each day hundreds of meals were distributed to victims and volunteers through carry-out meals.

    House on P Street
    Home owned by an elderly couple flooded with 3 feet of water in the second story due to the storm surge. Troop 33 assisted with some of the re-wiring of the home. We had an adult electrician in our group.

    House on 71st Street
    This home was completely submerged, as the water level lowered 6 feet of water remained in the home for a full week. Our crew worked to strip the floors and walls in the final gutting process.


    SPRING MISSION
    March 20-29, 2009

    Troop 33 sent 12 Scouts and leaders to Galveston, TX for hurricane relief projects.

    C4C Kitchen Duty
    Our crew assisted with kitchen duties. Each day meals were prepared for volunteers. We assisted with washing dishes and clean-up procedures.

    House on __ Street
    Troop 33 assisted with some gutting on the second floor of the home. The flooring was removed and bathroom fixtures were torn out.

    House on 71st Street
    Our crew worked to drywall the home and do some of the initial taping and mudding. Earlier in December our crew had worked to strip the floors and walls in the final gutting process. Since that time the home had received new windows, siding, and had been rewired. We were excited to have the opportunity to drywall. We replaced the walls we had gutted in December.

    Downtown Building Rehab
    A building in downtown Galveston built in 1917 had been flooded with 14 feet of water as well as a wind damaged roof flooding from above. We removed debris from the interior second floor through a chute, and removed debris from the sidewalk area.

    Jones Park
    This park had been flooded and benches were water damaged with much damage to trees and equipment. We replaced two benches and sanded all equipment in preparation for painting.

    House on Avenue Q
    We removed large amounts of debris from a home lot that had been flooded with 21 feet of water. The amount of debris had been sitting wet/damp for over six months. It was carfully loaded into wheelbarrows for transport to a debris pile along the street.

    Air Conditioning Unit for Church
    The air conditioning was failing in the church. Two of our adults cleaned an older unit and removed and replaced a faulty electric motor drive for an air conditioning unit. The motor was purchased and donated with troop funds. This was done in evening hours after regular projects.



    OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION

    We would like to thank the following for supporting our Hurricane Ike projects:

    BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS
    - DeKalb Noon Lions, DeKalb, Illinois
    - First Lutheran Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    - Calvary for Christ Relief Agency, Galveston, Texas
    - Church of the Living God, Galveston, Texas
    - Milstead Auto Service Center, Conroe, Texas

    STUDENT GROUPS WE WORKED WITH
    HOLIDAY MISSION
            YWAM - Youth With a Mission: Tyler, Texas
    SPRING MISSION
            Campus Crusade for Christ: Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado

     


    TROOP 33 VOLUNTEERS

    HOLIDAY MISSION
    December 26, 2008 - January 3, 2009

    Mitchell Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Cliff Golden
    John Grant
    Jordan Steffa
    Nathaniel Svihus
    A.J. Rouse

    SPRING MISSION
    March 20-29, 2009

    Mitchell Aase
    Nick Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Cliff Golden
    John Grant
    David Marx
    Jacob Marx
    Jacob McArtor
    Kevin McArtor
    Max McArtor
    A.J. Rouse
    Jordan Steffa


    NEWS STORIES

    "Scouts head south to help"
    Elgin Courier - Friday April 24, 2009 - Page 15

    "Scouts make a difference over their spring break"
    Triblocal (Chicago Tribune online) - April 09, 2009

    "Scouts do hurricane relief work over spring break"
    Daily Chronicle - April 07, 2009

    "DeKalb Boy Scouts do hurricane relief work in Texas"
    Daily Chronicle - January 14, 2009



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