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

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Troop 33 sent two crews to Philmont in summer 2022

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    COMING SOON


    JANUARY 2023
    02 - Troop Meeting
    07-08 - Submarine Overnight
    09 - Troop Meeting
    13-14 - Super Ski Weekend
    15 - Adventure Meeting & Photo
    17 - Troop Meeting (Tuesday)
    21 - Sledding trip
    23 - Troop Meeting
    28 - Ice Fishing trip
    30 - Troop Meeting


    FEBRUARY 2023
    04-05 - Klondike Derby
    06 - Troop Meeting
    11-12 - Ice Fishing
    13 - Troop Meeting
    17 - Eagle Banquet
    17-19 - Snow Base
    19 - Cross Country Skiing
    20 - Troop Meeting
    25 - Merit Badge University
    27 - Troop Meeting




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    Charter Organization

    First Lutheran Church
    324 N Third Street
    DeKalb, Illinois 60115
    815-758-0643

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    WELCOME TO TROOP 33

    Serving area youth since 1925, our slogan is "Always an Adventure". A busy calendar takes our Scouts to new places and exciting events. Summer camp. High adventure trips. National disaster response. Lifetime memories. An incredible journey in Scouting awaits you.

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    PROGRAMS OUR SCOUTS HAVE ENJOYED
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  • Amusement Parks
  • Animal Rescue
  • Archeological Sites
  • Astronomy
  • Aviation
  • Backpacking
  • Beaches
  • Bicycling
  • Bouldering
  • Camping
  • Camporees
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Community Scouting
  • Cooking
  • Cowboy Events
  • Disaster Relief
  • Dog Sledding
  • Dunes Adventure
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  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Festivals
  • Fishing
  • Food Service
  • Fundraising
  • Geo-Caching
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Boating
  • Ice Caves
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Industrial Tours
  • International Travel
  • Jamborees
  • Kayaking
  • Klondike Derbies
  • Merit Badge Universities
  • Metropolitan Tours
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  • Military Bases
  • Motorboating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums
  • National Parks
  • Native American
  • Nature Study
  • Night Activities
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Orienteering
  • Patrol Contests
  • Pioneering
  • Pontoon Boating
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest Adventure
  • Rappeling
  • Religiuos Retreats
  • Sailing
  • Scuba
  • Service Projects
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  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Sledding
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow Camping
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Space Exploration
  • Sport Events
  • Summer Camp
  • Surfing
  • Tobogganing
  • Tribute to Heroes
  • Water Park
  • Water Skiing/Tubing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Wildlife
  • Winter Adventure
  • Zip Lines
  • Zoos
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    MISSION STATEMENT

    "It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law."


    The Scout Oath

    On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight


    The Scout Law

    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.






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    OUR 2020 RESPONSE TO THE
    CORONAVIRUS COVID19 PANDEMIC



    Responding to the pandemic
    Troop 33 worked with these projects

    - Made face masks - Placed signs in the community -
    - Sent notes to the elderly - Donated $415 to local food banks -















    TEN SUMMER CAMPS
    TO CONSIDER FOR
    SUMMER 2023

    LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


    BEAR PAW CAMP
    Mountain, Wisconsin

    COST = $390.00
    TRAVEL = 252 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes
    NOTES = 325 acres, Nicolet National Forest, hiking, biking, canoe, sail, swim.

    click to visit


    C S KLAUS SCOUT CAMP
    Greely, Iowa

    COST = $355.00
    TRAVEL = 180 miles, 3 hours 15 minutes
    NOTES = 200 acres in northeast Iowa. Lake, 40' climbing tower, COPE, platform tents, private showers.

    click to visit


    CAMP LOUD THUNDER
    Illinois City, Illinois

    COST = $350.00
    TRAVEL = 140 miles, 2 hours 10 minutes
    NOTES = Fully stocked Lake Lennan, COPE, zip line, climbing tower,

    click to visit


    COOL CAMP - Scouting Magazine
    Camp Loud Thunder

    read about it


    CANYON CAMP
    Stockton, Illinois

    COST = $365.00
    TRAVEL = 100 miles, 1 hour 40 minutes
    NOTES = 50+ merit badges, swimming pool, creek area boating, zip line, high ropes, mess hall dining.

    click to visit


    MA-KA-JA-WAN
    Pearson, Wisconsin

    COST = $365.00
    TRAVEL = 295 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes
    NOTES = 1500 acres, 90-year tradition, spring fed lakes, 12 program areas, high adventure, horse ranch.

    click to visit

    COOL CAMP - Scouting Magazine
    Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

    read about it


    OWASSIPPE SCOUT RESERVATION
    Twin Lake, Michigan

    COST = $360.00
    TRAVEL = 255 miles, 4 hours
    NOTES = Historic since 1911, 4,400 acres, four staffed camps, COPE, horseback, ATV, high adventure, outpost programs.

    click to visit

    COOL CAMP - Scouting Magazine
    Owassipe Scout Reservation

    read about it


    PFEFFER SCOUT RESERVATON
    Benton, Kentucky

    COST = $???????
    TRAVEL = 440 miles, 6 hours 30 minutes
    NOTES = 400 acres along Kentucky Lake, 45+ merit badges, water ski, aqua base, sailing program.

    click to visit


    RAINBOW SCOUT RESERVATION
    Morris, Illinois

    COST = $350.00
    TRAVEL = 55 miles, 1 hour 10 minutes
    NOTES = 595 acres of prairie remnants, lakes, and woods. COPE, climbing, trek program,

    click to visit


    TESOMAS SCOUT CAMP
    Rhinelander, Wisconsin

    COST = $370.00
    TRAVEL = 295 miles, 4 hours 30 minutes
    NOTES = 1,200 acres where camping is KING. 65 merit badges, 60' climbing wall, mountain biking, zip line, ATV.

    click to visit


    COOL CAMP - Scouting Magazine
    Tesomas Scout Camp

    read about it


    TOMAHAWK SCOUT RESERVATION
    Birchwood, Wisconsin

    COST = $350.00
    TRAVEL = 345 miles, 5 hours 15 minutes
    NOTES = 3,000 acres, 3 lakes, 50+ merit badges, high ropes, zip line, ATV, horseback, logging camp, high adventure bundles.

    click to visit


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    Cliff Golden
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    SOME SUMMER CAMP HISTORY
    TROOP 33 AT CAMP LOWDEN - 28 SUMMERS

    1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


     


        - Camp Lowden - HISTORY
        - Camp Lowden - MAP
        - Camp Lowden - PROGRAM
        - Camp Lowden - VIDEO
        - MEDICAL FORMS - (ABC needed)

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    E-Mail
    Cliff Golden
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