Troop 493 Tidbits March 3, 2020

Troop 493 Tidbits

March 3, 2020

Meeting at Collins – March 4th, 2020 7pm-8pm – Please wear your class A shirts and bring your books.  

Parent meeting – We’ll be discussing the state of our Troop, and some of the activities we have planned for next year. Agenda was sent via email to Troop

Eagle Cave Camping – Friday March 6th-March 8th, 2020 – We will meet at Collins at 530pm on Friday March 6th. We recommend everyone bring/use cots on this trip, also the kids or anyone planning on climbing around in the cave should wear clothes and shoes that they don’t care about being destroyed. Menards and Amazon have disposable coveralls that work well. Please have the kids bring a change of clothing and shoes to leave in the cars for the ride home. Also bring some large garbage bags to bring clothes/shoes home. It is about a 3-hour drive, so we will stop for dinner on the way up and a bite to eat on the way back, please send your child with some money to buy food/snacks. The kids should be in their class A uniform shirts for the drive. We have 14 kids and 4 adults for this. We do not recommend the kids to bring their phones or tablets into the cave, as we do not want them to get destroyed or stolen since we are not the only group in the cave. Also, they most likely will not be able to get a signal in the cave. We will be watching the weather closely to determine if the trailer will be going up. Any questions let Adam know. 847-254-6143 

Flower Fundraiser order forms and money need to be turned in Wednesday April 1st, 2020 – Questions, please contact Kevin and Kelly:

Camp Lakota-New Scout Camping – April 3- April 5 – Woodstock, IL (may be just Saturday to Sunday) More details to come… 

Lincoln Pilgrimage – Springfield, IL April 24- April 26 – More details to come… 

Spring flower and plant sale delivery – May 2, 2020 at the McGraw’s – More details to come… 

Camp Napowan – July 19-July 25 – Wild Rose, Wisconsin – More details to come…  

High Adventure (For boys 14+) – July 19-July 25th – We’ve booked the Wisconsin Headwaters trek for the week of July 19 (our summer camp week). The total cost is $475, but we’ll need to collect a $125 deposit from everyone by the middle of April. The balance will be collected in late May. Let Mr. Koski know if you have any questions.

 “Explore the historic Wisconsin River from the headwaters, traveling downstream 50 miles to the Rainbow Flowage. Some of the first voyageurs in the 15th century traversed south into the unexplored “Ouisconsin Territory” by this route. Paddle through country where wolf, black bear, and deer, as well as herons, hawks, eagles and more still roam freely. You may even spot a moose! Fishing is excellent, from native trout at the headwaters, to a full range of pan and game fish downstream. If a 50-mile trek seems a bit too challenging, we can modify it to suit your group’s needs.” 

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