Troop 493 Tidbits 10-14-19

Troop 493 Tidbits October 14, 2019 

Meeting at Collins – 7pm-8pm – Please wear your class A tan shirts and remember to bring your books.  
Northwoods Wreaths and Decorations fundraiser – Orders and money due Wednesday November 6th, 2019 – Checks only made out to Boy Scout Troop 493 – Delivery/sorting Saturday November 23rd, 2019  

Cody Porter Eagle Service Project – I’ve extended the collection end date for my Eagle Scout Service Project through the end of October, hoping to collect more donations. As you may already know, I am collecting move in essential items for our Veterans who are transitioning from being homeless to homes. If you have items to donate please let me know and I can arrange pick up or you can drop off any time after 4pm during the week. You can also bring items to our meetings. I’m collecting items such as body wash, cleaning products and other kitchen and bathroom items. I have attached a link to the flyer below. 

https://troop493.nwsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cody-Move-in-Essential-update.pdf

On Saturday November 2nd from 12pm-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm if needed, I will have the Scouts come to my house to sort the items that I have collected. I will have a sign-up sheet at the meetings. Shortly after that I will be delivering the collected items to my chosen Veterans Administration location. Please no food, appliances or furniture. Please feel free to pass this information to family and friends.  

Richardson’s Corn Maze – Saturday October 19th 5:30pm – 10:30pm Cost is $27 per person We’ll establish our base camp in their picnic area and grill burgers and hot dogs over our own bonfire. From there, the boys can explore the farm. They can experience a live pig races show or get lost in the world’s largest corn maze (with their buddy of course). The 11-mile maze will feature images of two astronauts, the Columbia, the Eagle, an American flag, Earth, stars, and the words “Apollo 50”; “Richardson Farm”; and “Next Giant Leap” https://richardsonadventurefarm.com/AdventureFarm/Home

Halloween Party/New Scout visitation – Collins Gym – Wednesday October 30th 7pm-8pm – Come in costume and celebrate with fun and games. This is a recruiting event so feel free to invite your friends.  

Bonfire and Flag Retirement Ceremony – November 1st 6:00pm to 8pm- Spring Valley Center at the CabinPlease invite all the Webelos you know. The ceremony is incredible. See flyer: https://troop493.nwsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Troop-493-2019-bonfire.Invites-all-Webelos-1-1.docx

Please RSVP with the number of people that will be attending by October 25th. We want to make sure we have enough food. Spring Valley Nature Center at the Cabin 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Hotdogs, chips, donuts and hot chocolate will be served Kindly park in the main lot, bring a flashlight to get to the fire bowl/cabin (Please dress appropriately for the weather)  Khywd5@comcast.net 

If you have an announcement or updates for Troop Tidbits, please send it before 5pm on Sundays to Cody Porter – cwp2k2@gmail.com and Dave Porter – dwporter55@gmail.com