Please Sign Up for Troop Events

The deadline for signing up for several troop events is approaching. Please sign up ASAP if you plan to attend Summer Camp at Camp Tesomas or the Millbrook Horse Ranch Campout. For more information and the sign up form, please click the links below:

Summer Camp Sign Up deadline May 15

Millbrook Horse Ranch Campout deadline noon May 15

Swimming Merit Badge Class – scouts will return from the campout in time for this merit badge class!

Please remember to contact our Camp Coordinator Rachel Schrier to pay for summer camp and select merit badges for camp!

Parent Meeting this Thursday at 7pm

A Parent Information Meeting will be held this Thursday, March 24th at 7pm in the Social Hall of Riverside Presbyterian Church. Each crossover scout should have at least one parent attend this meeting, and all other interested parents/guardians are welcome to attend. This meeting will include an overview of our program, including rank advancement, merit badges, camping, etc. We will also provide information on upcoming events and our planned week of summer camp at Camp Tesomas. To prepare you can look over our Troop Website and Latest Troop News.

TROOP 24 CHRISTMAS CAROL VIDEO

As in 2020, we can’t safely provide in-person holiday merriment to the residents of Cantata this year, but we can give them another virtual musical gift.
So, dust off your instruments, tune up your voices, find your carol books, and consider contributing a song to our Troop Anthology.
You can use your preferred device to create your video; feel free to introduce yourself and family members joining you and your song selection. Be festive!
Finally, ensure that a parent is in the video with you, in accordance with Youth Protection guidelines.
Your completed song can be sent to ASM Tim Lauger [tim@lauger.com]. Click HERE to sign up to provide a song!

Troop 24 Reminders

Troop Meeting Tonight – Thursday, October 28 at 6pm by Zoom. See Scoutmaster Flassing’s email for Zoom log in information.

Tomorrow is the last chance to sign up for the November 5-7 Indiana Dunes Campout – click HERE for more info and the sign up.

Tree Trim at the Brookfield Zoom will be Sunday, November 14th at 1:00 – sign up HERE.

Court of Honor will take place Thursday evening, November 4th. Family members are encouraged to attend with their scout.

Troop 24 Outdoor Service Projects will take place on Saturday mornings November 13 and November 20. More info will be announced soon.

Parent Meeting – Thursday, September 30th

Troop 24 leaders will be holding a parent meeting on Thursday, September 30th during the troop meeting. There will be a presentation about rank advancement, merit badges and ways that parents can help their families get the most out of the scouting experience. We will try to answer all your questions about our troop and the scouting program. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Year-end Greetings from Troop 24

As we reflect on 2020 and all the unprecedented challenges we faced, let’s celebrate a Scout Year adjusted for the ever-changing limitations.

We enjoyed a successful Pancake Breakfast and completed one camp-out in March just as the pandemic loomed, then zoomed through the Spring to find ourselves at Camp Tesomas in July.

We enjoyed an outdoor Court of Honor, a Scout Cabin camp-out, river-paddling on the Kankakee, hiking and orienteering at Waterfall Glen, and seed-planting in the woods along the Scout Cabin grounds.

With several outdoor weekly meetings scattered throughout the Fall, and three Scouts achieving the Eagle rank.

With the promise of vaccine distribution, let’s look forward to larger outdoor gatherings again, and increasingly traditional Scout outings in 2021.

Happy 2021 to All!

Troop 24 Meeting this Thursday!

Troop 24 Scouts:

Please join us this Thursday 9/10 at 6:00 pm for our first outdoor Troop meeting.

The meeting will take place on the Church lawn & driveway, and include temperature checks at the start. Masks are required. And remember your Class A uniforms!

We will talk about the upcoming year and forming new Fall 2020 Patrols, and enjoy a camp-craft activity and a game of socially-distanced volleyball.

Finally, bathrooms will not be available, so be sure to do that “road-trip” visit to the loo before leaving home.

We look forward to seeing all intrepid Scouts in search of a little fresh air!

Troop 24 News

Greetings, Troop 24 Families:

We have established a way forward for Troop activities through year’s end.
• We will not be making use of the Church for indoor activities, so we have developed a hybrid outdoor-meeting/Zoom meeting approach.
• When the weather is agreeable, we will meet either on the Church lawn or at a forest preserve pavilion [with masks and social-distancing protocols]. When inclement weather is likely, we’ll hold a Zoom meeting.
• We will keep our Thursday evenings, since many routines are built around that evening [though our “routines” are no doubt clipped by the pandemic at the moment!].
• But we’ll likely meet earlier to take advantage of daylight as it shortens in our progress toward the Winter solstice.
• Finally, we hope to have a few weekend overnights, so stay tuned for more information.
So … plan on Thursday, September 10th @ 6:00 for our first meeting – we’ll announce the location later.

We look forward to a fruitful Scouting year with small triumphs and adventures, as we stay safe during these challenging times!

More soon.

Family survey – Troop programming in Fall 2020

Greetings, Troop 24 families –

As the Troop leadership develops a plan for Fall programming, we’d like to hear from you.

Please complete our Fall 2020 Troop Survey – feel free to submit your responses as anonymous, if you are so inclined. Please reply by Wednesday, August 19th, if possible.

Link to Fall 2020 Troop Survey

Troop 24 News

Late summer greetings to all from Troop 24.

As decisions are being made by our local school districts regarding schooling strategies this fall, organizations like Troop 24 are faced with the same demand for safety and caution in providing Scouting programming.

And just as in-person learning in school provides advantages not afforded by remote learning & Zoom sessions, the same can be said for much of the Scouting program.

The Troop leaders and committee members will be meeting later this month to discuss options and develop a way forward – soon after, we’ll give you an update.

Finally, later this week, a parent survey will be published regarding your feelings about how your son engages in the Troop’s Scouting program.

So, until then, stay safe, and enjoy the remaining days of summer before the “new” routine begins again!

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