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

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TYPES OF SERVICE

Our service projects are a key part of our program. While giving service, Scouts learn to work together to do something that's good the community.

Our service includes a wide variety of activities which include:

       
Disaster Response
                flood - hurricane - tornado
        Eagle Projects
                school - church - community
        Historic Sites
                homestead - museum - event
        Homelessness
                bicycles - food
        Hunger
                Freezin' for Food - Scouting for Food - Stamp Out Hunter
        Our Sponsor
                picnic - Easter breakfast - dinner
        Patriotism
                Memorial Day - Flag Day - Veteran's Day
        Scouting Support Projects
                Cuboree - Crossover - Classes
        Senior Citizens
                Senior Car Wash - Electronics Support - others needs
        Other Community Projects
                National Night Out - Cortland Fun Fair - others needs

Do a good turn daily - help other people at all times.


DISASTER RESPONSE

Over the years Troop 33 Scouts have worked at Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Sandy, tornadoes in Oklahoma and Harrisburg, Illinois. plus floods on the Mississippi and Kishwaukee rivers.

Most recently, Troop 33 Scouts have traveled 4 times to Washington, Illinois following their F-4 tornado in November 2013.

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EAGLE PROJECTS

There were 9 Eagle Projects completed by Eagle Scouts in Troop 33 during 2013 and 2014.

Three projects were completed at Oaken Acres Wildlife Rehab Center, two at St Mary's School, one each at First Lutheran Church, Midwest Museum of Natural History, Malta Township Library, and Cortland Skating Park.

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HISTORIC SITES

We help support Glidden Homestead & Historical Center each year with a clean up project in early spring, weeding and mulching in early summer, and help park cars at the DeKalb County Barn Show in late summer.

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HOMELESSNESS

We donate food to Hope Haven homeless shelter in May, June, and August. Bicycles are refurbished by our Scouts for donation in early July.

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HUNGER

We participate in three major food drives each year that benefit the Salvation Army food pantry.
                March - "Scouting for Food"
                May - "Stamp Out Hunger"
                December - "Freezin' for Food."

Each year Troop 33 Scouts help collect thousands of food items to address hunger in our community.

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CHARTER SPONSOR

Troop 33 has been chartered by First Lutheran Church in DeKalb since 1925. Each year we work at three church events doing such things as cooking, serving food/beverages, and clean up. Our projects occur in the spring, summer, and fall working at their Easter Breakfast, Church Picnic, and Thanksgiving Dinner Hymn Fest.

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PATRIOTISM

Our patriotism projects have involved flags and ceremonies. We raise and lower the "Avenue of Flags" at Fairview Cemetery on Memorial Day, Downtown DeKalb on Flag Day, plus ceremonies at Oak Crest Retirement Center on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.

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SCOUTING SUPPORT PROJECTS

Troop 33 provides food service at the Kishwaukee District Cuboree each spring, which serves hot meals to about 400 people. We also help with Blue & Gold Banquets and have taught advancement awards for Cub dens.

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SENIOR CITIZENS

We support the senior vehicle safety check every spring by providing free car washes. In a new project at Oak Crest Retirement Center our Scouts will assist seniors with electronic devices. We have a project helping an elderly couple with a home improvement.

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OTHER COMMUNITY PROJECTS

We serve as a vendor providing food for the annual "National Night Out" held at the Target parking lot. We help with the Cortland School Fun Fair. We work to clean up the VIP area at DeKalb Corn Fest each year. We help with other projects as needed. We recycle aluminum.

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