Adult Volunteers Needed for Eagle Board of Review 6/16/22

I am in need of 3-4 adults to sit on an Eagle Board of Review on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 PM at the Riverside Presbyterian Church. Current Eagle Scouts who are 18 are encouraged to volunteer.  Sitting on an Eagle Board is a very rewarding opportunity to be a part of a Scout’s final step to achieving the rank of Eagle. No experience is necessary.  If you have not sat on an Eagle Board previously I can provide you with resources to familiarize yourself with topics that are discussed at the Board.  Additionally, the Board is run by our Council Representative. The time commitment is approximately 1-1 1/2 hrs.  Wearing a mask is recommended.

If you are available to help please RSVP by email me at dmgmitro@aol.com.

Thank you,

Dawn Gmitro
Troop 24 Eagle Committee

Deadline Tomorrow, Tuesday 6/7 – Kankakee River State Park Biking, Canoeing & Kayaking Campout Signup Available – June 10-12, 2022

We apologize for the short turn around for this one; please sign up as soon as possible for this event (deadline Tuesday evening).

Please join Troop 24 on our last campout of the season at Kankakee River State Park, leaving Friday, June 10, and returning Sunday, June 12! 

Scouts should come prepared to camp in tents for two nights.   We have two activities planned (we will need several parent volunteers to sign up as leaders/chaperones in order to hold this outing):

  1. Canoeing/Kayaking:  The canoeing/kayaking will be a 12-mile, 3-5 hour trip on Saturday, outfitted by Reed’s.
  • Scouts MUST be 13, have achieved First Class rank & have Swimming Merit Badge in order to canoe or kayak.
  • Kayaking is recommended for scouts with kayaking experience. Scouts will be in single kayaks and will need to be fit/strong enough to paddle for the full 12 miles.

or

  1. Bicycling: The biking will be done on a 10.5 mile paved bike path through the park.
  • Biking is available for all Scouts.
  • Scouts must wear a helmet to bike.
  • Scout parents must make sure that the scout’s bicycle is in good working order prior to the outing.

 Volunteers

 In order to offer two activities we need parent volunteers to participate.  If you are able to attend this outing and help out by either chaperoning the biking or the canoe/kayaking we would really appreciate the help.  Or if you can drive scouts either to or from this outing; please consider helping our leaders in this way.    If you would like to attend, please fill out the Leader/Chaperone Registration form; if you are willing to help drive, please indicate on your Scout’s Registration form your willingness to drive.  The nice thing about Kankakee is that it is only about 1-hour drive, so you can join whenever it works in your schedule.

 Important Information

  • Please drop your Scout, their bike, bike helmet, and gear off at RPC at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. We will return about 10am on Sunday.
  • Scouts who are canoeing or kayaking must have a signed Reeds waiver in order to participate.
  • Scouts must have a bike helmet if they are biking.
  • Deadline for signing up for the outing is Tuesday, June 7.
  • The Scout cost for this outing is $85 per scout for canoeing (2 per canoe) or $95 per scout for a single kayak.
  • We will provide transportation for all bikes in one of the two Troop trailers.
  • All participating Scouts must return equipment and participate in clean up at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 16 at RPC.
  • FYI, Scouting Activity Forms A, B1 & B2 are required for troop campouts. Form C on the last page is not required for this activity, but is the Pre-Participation Physical Form required for Camp Tesomas.
  • Please fill out a form for each scout and each leader/chaperone. Scouts and Leaders must register and pay by Sunday, June 2.

To register: 

  • Register each participant separately if you have multiple family members interested in attending.

TIME SENSITIVE – Kankakee River State Park Biking, Canoeing & Kayaking Campout Signup Available – June 10-12, 2022

We apologize for the short turn around for this one; please sign up as soon as possible for this event (deadline Tuesday evening).

Please join Troop 24 on our last campout of the season at Kankakee River State Park, leaving Friday, June 10, and returning Sunday, June 12! 

Scouts should come prepared to camp in tents for two nights.   We have two activities planned (we will need several parent volunteers to sign up as leaders/chaperones in order to hold this outing):

  1. Canoeing/Kayaking:  The canoeing/kayaking will be a 12-mile, 3-5 hour trip on Saturday, outfitted by Reed’s.
  • Scouts MUST be 13, have achieved First Class rank & have Swimming Merit Badge in order to canoe or kayak.
  • Kayaking is recommended for scouts with kayaking experience. Scouts will be in single kayaks and will need to be fit/strong enough to paddle for the full 12 miles.

or

  1. Bicycling: The biking will be done on a 10.5 mile paved bike path through the park.
  • Biking is available for all Scouts.
  • Scouts must wear a helmet to bike.
  • Scout parents must make sure that the scout’s bicycle is in good working order prior to the outing.

 Volunteers

 In order to offer two activities we need parent volunteers to participate.  If you are able to attend this outing and help out by either chaperoning the biking or the canoe/kayaking we would really appreciate the help.  Or if you can drive scouts either to or from this outing; please consider helping our leaders in this way.    If you would like to attend, please fill out the Leader/Chaperone Registration form; if you are willing to help drive, please indicate on your Scout’s Registration form your willingness to drive.  The nice thing about Kankakee is that it is only about 1-hour drive, so you can join whenever it works in your schedule.

 Important Information

  • Please drop your Scout, their bike, bike helmet, and gear off at RPC at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. We will return about 10am on Sunday.
  • Scouts who are canoeing or kayaking must have a signed Reeds waiver in order to participate.
  • Scouts must have a bike helmet if they are biking.
  • Deadline for signing up for the outing is Tuesday, June 7.
  • The Scout cost for this outing is $85 per scout for canoeing (2 per canoe) or $95 per scout for a single kayak.
  • We will provide transportation for all bikes in one of the two Troop trailers.
  • All participating Scouts must return equipment and participate in clean up at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 16 at RPC.
  • FYI, Scouting Activity Forms A, B1 & B2 are required for troop campouts. Form C on the last page is not required for this activity, but is the Pre-Participation Physical Form required for Camp Tesomas.
  • Please fill out a form for each scout and each leader/chaperone. Scouts and Leaders must register and pay by Sunday, June 2.

To register: 

  • Register each participant separately if you have multiple family members interested in attending.

Adult Volunteers needed for an Eagle Board of Review

I am in need of 3-4 adults to sit on an Eagle Board of Review on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 PM at the Riverside Presbyterian Church. Current Eagle Scouts who are 18 are encouraged to volunteer.  Sitting on an Eagle Board is a very rewarding opportunity to be a part of a Scout’s final step to achieving the rank of Eagle. No experience is necessary.  If you have not sat on an Eagle Board previously I can provide you with resources to familiarize yourself with topics that are discussed at the Board.  Additionally, the Board is run by our Council Representative. The time commitment is approximately 1-1 1/2 hrs.  Wearing a mask is recommended.

If you are available to help please RSVP by email me at dmgmitro@aol.com.

Thank you,

Dawn Gmitro
Troop 24 Eagle Committee

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James Long Project

James Long

Eagle Scout Service Project

Food Drive

When:  August 8 from 11-2

Where:  Riverside Presbyterian Church Parking Lot off Scottswood Road

What:  We need non-perishable foods such as canned fruit, vegetables, meats, granola bars, oatmeal and soup.

Why:  These donations will help stock The Little Food Pantry to help those in need.

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