Pancake Breakfast – TOMORROW!

We hope you’re as excited about our annual pancake breakfast as our Scoutmaster! Please see below for a few tips to help make the day run smoothly.

  1. Please Arrive 15 minutes Early
    1. When you arrive check in, grab an apron, and go talk to your job supervisor for instructions.
  2. Dress Code – Please dress appropriately
    1. YES – Class A Uniform shirt, Neckerchief, and green or tan khaki pants.
      1. If you are working in the kitchen, no neckerchief needed.
      2. If you don’t have tan or green khaki pants, wear your best pair of blue jeans.
    2. NO – shorts, sweatpants, open toed shoes.
  3. Double check your time & assignment.
    1. Please log in to Every Year to check your assignment and make sure you know what time you need to be there.
  4. Bring Your Ticket Money!
    1. If you still haven’t turned in your pancake breakfast money, please bring it Saturday. You may leave it with the people at the ticket table.

IF YOU STILL HAVEN’T SIGNED UP FOR A JOB – THERE’S STILL TIME! We still need volunteers to help with the afternoon shifts and could really use your help. Follow the instructions below to register.

  1. Scout Registration is HERE
    1. Enter your BSA #, click LOGIN, and choose a job and shift.
      1. BSA #’s were sent home with the tickets.
      2. If you no longer have your BSA#, please email pancakes@troop24Riverside.com
    2. If you are an older Scout and would like to work the grill, please email pancakes@troop24Riverside.com for approval.

MARCH 5TH TROOP MEETING – Pancake Breakfast Set-Up ONLY

Tomorrow is Pancake Breakfast Set-up night!

Anyone unable to work the breakfast on Saturday is REQUIRED to attend Thursday night set-up.

Additionally, if anyone can spare some time tomorrow night, in addition to their Saturday duties, we would appreciate the extra help as “many hands make light work.”  Class B attire please.

Click here to sign in with your BSA number to review your Saturday shift.

 

ITEMS OF NOTE

TROOP JOBS: We will assign Troop jobs if no one volunteers, so consider filling the role of Quartermaster, Instructor, Den Chief, Outdoor Ethics Guide, Librarian, Historian,
Chartered Organization Aide, Scribe, or Bugler.

MANDATORY MARCH 12TH MEETING: Order of the Arrow [OA] elections.

LET’S ASSIST FUTURE TROOP 24 EAGLE SCOUT STEVEN SANDUSKI!  Saturday, March 7, 1-5 pm and Saturday March 14th (if needed) from 10-3 pm.
Click here for details, and to sign up!

CAMP SULLIVAN CROSSOVER CAMP-OUT coming up [MAR 13-14-15].  It’s a great chance to do some rock climbing, finish rank advancements, and hang out with your fellow Scouts.  Click here for details, and to register.

SCOUTS NEEDED!  The annual Hauser Food Drive is in its 50th year! The “Feed Our Community Day” (meal packing event) takes places on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria.  Details forthcoming.

Summer camp at Tesomas [July 12-18] is around the corner!  Click here for information.

Pancake Breakfast – Saturday March 7th

The Troop 24 annual Pancake breakfast is our Troop’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year! This is why participation is mandatory and not optional. We really need every Scout to sell their tickets and sign up for a shift to be successful. Please see below for more details and contact pancakes@troop24Riverside.com with any questions.

  1. All Scouts must sign up for a shift during the pancake breakfast.
    1. Scout Registration is HERE
      1. Enter your BSA #, click LOGIN, and choose a job and shift.
        1. BSA #’s were sent home with the tickets.
        2. If you no longer have your BSA#, please email pancakes@troop24Riverside.com
      2. If you are an older Scout and would like to work the grill, please email pancakes@troop24Riverside.com for approval.
    2. Any Scout that absolutely can not work any of the Saturday shifts must register to work set-up on Thursday March 5th. 
      1. Send an email to pancakes@troop24Riverside.com for access to Thursday night registration.
  2. All Scouts are responsible for selling all 15 tickets @ $5 each.
    1. Unlike Cub Scouts this is not optional.
    2. All Scout families should turn in the $75.00 in ticket sales no later than March 7th.
  3. You can submit your $75.00 in one of the following ways
    1. Bring $75.00 to the next Troop meeting
    2. Mail to or drop money off at 216 Olmsted
    3. Bring money to the Pancake Breakfast
  4. Parent Volunteers
    1. We are always in need of parent volunteers. Please consider helping our Troop during the Pancake Breakfast
      1. You too can register for a job/shift by Selecting Login under Troop Members at http://everyyear.org,
      2. Click the Adult Login button
      3. Click the Register as a new user link.
      4. Once you’re registered, you’ll see a link on your homepage to the Adult Work schedule.
    2. If you cannot work an entire shift, please send an email to pancakes@troop24Riverside.com and we will see about splitting shifts to accommodate your schedule.
  5. Promotion – We need everyone’s help to spread the word. Please consider helping in one of the following ways! Just send an email to pancakes@troop24Riverside.com and we’ll get you yard signs, fliers, or posters.
    1. If you live in a high traffic area please consider putting a Yard Sign on your property.
    2. Please consider handing out fliers to friends and neighbors.
    3. Please consider asking a local business that you frequent to hang a poster.
    4. Please consider posting about the Pancake Breakfast on your social media feeds.

We appreciate all of your support as we approach the Troops annual fundraiser. We can’t do it without you!

Tomorrow is Troop Election Thursday!

GATHER IN THE SANCTUARY – DO NOT GO TO THE GYM!  An event will be finishing up in the gym so go directly to the sanctuary.

ELECTION:   Thursday night we will elect a new Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) after hearing all SPL “stump speeches” from your fellow Scouts.

ADJOURN TO THE SOCIAL HALL:   After the election ballots are collected, we’ll adjourn to the Social Hall. Once in the social hall we will

  • Announce the new Troop Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) who will appoint a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL).
  • Elect new Patrol Leaders, who will appoint new Assistant Patrol Leaders
  • Assign Troop Jobs – Including Quartermasters, Instructors, Den Chiefs, Outdoor Ethics Guide, Librarian, Historian, Chartered Organization Aide, Scribe, and a Bugler.
  • Eat Pizza!

ENJOY SOME PIZZA!  Once Troop24 business has been completed everyone can enjoy some pizza and camaraderie with your fellow Scouts and Patrol members.

ITEMS OF NOTE

-PANCAKE BREAKFAST –

  • ALL Scouts are required to sell tickets and sign up for a job at the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday March 7th, 2020.
  • If you have not signed up for a job or turned in your money, please do so IMMEDIATELY.
  • Bring your $75.00 in ticket sales to the Troop Meeting this week.
  • NO REGULAR MEETING ON MARCH 5TH.  Scouts who can’t work a Saturday shift MUST attend this set-up meeting.
  • This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we can not do it without our Scout families.

MANDATORY MARCH 12TH MEETING: Order of the Arrow [OA] elections.

CAMP SULLIVAN CROSSOVER CAMP-OUT coming up [MAR 13-14-15].  Registration available soon.  All newly-appointed Instructors stay through Sunday to work with the Crossovers.

SCOUTS NEEDED!  The annual Hauser Food Drive is in its 50th year! The “Feed Our Community Day” (meal packing event) takes places on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria.  Details forthcoming.

SUMMER CAMP AT TESOMAS [July 12-18] is around the corner!  Information forthcoming.

Webelos Crossover Ceremony & Pizza – Sunday, February 23

Remember when you earned your Arrow of Light?

It is important to have a good contingent of Scouts to welcome our Webelos II into the Troop!

If you’re available on Sunday, please join us for the annual Crossover Ceremony at Pack 24’s Blue and Gold Banquet on Sunday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. at the Riverside Golf Club, 2520 Des Plaines, in North Riverside. 

Pizza dinner will be provided after the crossover, and you should be home by 7:00 p.m. Scouts are needed to participate and welcome the new Scouts into the Pack. Please register here to participate:

 

Troop Meeting – February 20 – Camp-craft [III]

This week, we’ll enjoy a Camping merit badge overview from Mr. Hartwig, and continue our exploration of camp-craft as it relates to rank advancement requirements.

The Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks all have “Camping and Outdoor Ethics”, “Cooking”, and “Tools” sections, which range from knot- and rope-work to “Leave no Trace” principles.

We’ll also set a plan for those requirements that need an outdoor setting, more advanced preparation, or completion at home.

So, BRING YOUR HANDBOOKS!

SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES and BOARDS of REVIEW will be available.

 

ITEMS OF NOTE

-Sign up for a pancake breakfast shift here!

-Scouts who have a standing conflict on March 7th can work on set-up on Thursday, March 5th.

-SEEKING A PACK 24 CROSSOVER TEAM [SUN FEB 23rd]!   Click here for details.

If you’re interested in acting as Emcee [you’ll have a friendly audience!], let Mr. Lauger or Mrs. Staubus know right away.  This can satisfy Req. 8 of the Eagle-required Communications merit badge.

-FEB 27TH – MANDATORY TROOP MEETING – Troop Election Night

-THE ANNUAL HAUSER FOOD DRIVE is in its 50th year!  SCOUTS NEEDED to assist with the “Feed Our Community Day” (meal packing event) on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria.  Details forthcoming.

-SUMMER CAMP at Tesomas [July 12-18] is around the corner!  Information forthcoming.

 

UPDATE – Pancake Breakfast Sign Up

Scout Families,

We’ve received multiple reports of issues with the original Pancake Breakfast sign-up. We appreciate the feedback and are happy to report that we believe the issues have been resolved.

If you have already signed up for a shift, please log in and make sure that your job assignment and time are still the same.

If you were not able to sign-up due to issues, please try again.  

Please also check your homepage to see if we have received your ticket money. It may take a day or two for this to be updated as we receive the money, but if you’re sure you’ve turned in your money and it shows that you haven’t, please let us know.

The original Pancake Breakfast Sign-Up my be found HERE.

 

Troop Meeting – February 13 – Camp-craft [III]

This week, we’ll continue our exploration of camp-craft as it relates to rank advancement requirements.

The Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks all have “Camping and Outdoor Ethics”, “Cooking”, and “Tools” sections, which range from knot- and rope-work to “Leave no Trace” principles.

We’ll also set a plan for those requirements that need an outdoor setting, more advanced preparation, or completion at home.
So, BRING YOUR HANDBOOKS!ITEMS OF NOTE

Sell those pancake breakfast tickets!
Scouts who have a standing conflict on March 7th can work on set-up on Thursday, March 5th.

MANDATORY TROOP MEETING on Feb 27th – Troop Election Night

SCOUTS NEEDED!  The annual Hauser Food Drive is in its 50th year! The “Feed Our Community Day” (meal packing event) takes places on Saturday, April 4th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Hauser cafeteria.  Details forthcoming.

SUMMER CAMP at Tesomas [July 12-18] is around the corner!  Information forthcoming.

Troop Meeting – January 16, 2020

This week, we’ll continue our Sports & Athletics theme.

Since we’re missing snow cover for outdoor Broomball, and it may be a messy evening, we’ll enjoy indoor activities.

We’ll first have a discussion of athletics and teamwork, and how they make a positive impact on your lives.  We invite all Scouts who play a sport either in school or in a league to participate.

We’ll conclude with a skills/dexterity workshop with friendly competition in basketball, soccer, and dodge ball skills.

Finally, we’ll take some time to set/review our next-rank goals so we continue to make progress for the Spring Court of Honor.

So, BRING YOUR HANDBOOKS!

ITEMS OF NOTE

To join the Klondike Derby team for the 2020 “Pathway to Adventure” Derby, and attempt to re-claim the trophy, sign up here.

To volunteer to assist the running of the 2020 Pack 24 Pinewood Derby on January 25th, sign up here.

To register for the annual [February] Winter Tesomas outing, click here.

Still spots available for the July Isle Royale high adventure back-packing trek [14 and older/First Class and above].  Click here for information.

Welcome to 2020!

This week, we will begin our Sports theme.

In the hopes that we have a snow cover for the January 16th meeting, we’ll wait a week to play outdoor Broomball.

So, this week, we’ll try out “Collective Blanketball” in an exploration of teamwork.

We’ll also briefly review the Eagle-optional “Sports” merit badge so we can decide whether to organize a merit badge workshop later this year.

And … we’ll begin forming this year’s Klondike Derby crew.

Finally, we’ll take some time to set/review our next-rank goals so we continue to make progress for the Spring Court of Honor.

So, BRING YOUR HANDBOOKS!

ITEMS OF NOTE

PAV YMCA swimming/aquatics day at the January 23rd Troop meeting.

To volunteer to assist the running of the 2020 Pack 24 Pinewood Derby on January 25th, sign up HERE.

To join the Klondike Derby team for the 2020 “Pathway to Adventure” Derby, and attempt to re-claim the trophy, also on January 25th, sign up HERE.

 

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