Troop 493 Tidbits


Troop 493 Tidbits

February 2, 2016

Meeting: Wednesday February 3, 2016 – COLLINS

Summer Camp

Save the week July 24 to 30 for summer camp, MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation. Check out the website below:

Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation

W6500 Spring Lake Road

Pearson, WI 54462-8133

Service Projects

February 10th, (no Collins), Volunteering:

Phil’s Friends, 6:30 to 8pm

  • Volunteer forms and List of Items for donation are attached.
  • Please ask family and friends for donations for Phil’s Friends
  • Bring donations and forms to scout meeting on Feb 10th.
  • Phil’s Friends is located in Roselle on Lake Street. Phil’s is located in the strip mall side of the Roselle Bank Building next to Thornton’s gas station. The cross street is Bryn Mawr.

1350 Lake Street, Suite I

Roselle, IL 60172

This is for the Whole Family or anyone that wants to help. This also fills the new BSA requirement for volunteering that started January 1, 2016.

We will be helping with packing care packages, color cards and decorating boxes for cancer patients.

*Please fill out the forms for adult and youth and bring them with you.

*Also, check the list of items they need if you would like to donate to their cause.

Please sign up with Lisa Garig by February 1st.


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Merit Badge Opportunities

March 28th, Monday– Nuclear Science MB Clinic: 10 am to 12pm-

Tour of Fermilab 1 to 3pm.

Nuclear Science Merit Badge Clinic and Tour for Troop 493 @ Fermilab in Batavia, IL.

$120 for the Merit Badge Clinic and Tour for the group. It will be divided between the numbers of Scouts that attend.

This is a day off of school for District 54 and District 211.

*We will need adults to help drive.

Each Scout should complete and bring the following prerequisites to the workshop:

Research three different career opportunities in Nuclear Science. Pick one and answer these questions: a. How do you prepare for this career? b. What is the education required for this career? c. What is the training required for this career?

Please sign up with Lisa Garig,

Animation, May 4th, Wednesday, (no Collins), 5:30 to 8:30pm

Sign up and pay by April 19th

Here’s the link:

*Please confirm you signed up with Lisa Garig,

Upcoming Outings

Starved Rock

February 20, 2016 one night of winter camping.

Look for more Information to come soon!

Help Wanted

Advancement Chair

Frances Lehning is the current Advancement Chair and will be moving on once her son Sean ages out in May. She is in charge of keeping track of all merit badges, rank advancements and assists with putting together the twice-a-year Court of Honor for the troop. It is mostly computer work with trips to the Scout Store (corner of Golf & Goebbert in Arlington Hts) to purchase badges, etc. as needed. Sean ages out in May and she would like to start training someone as soon as possible – definitely before the next COH in April. Please contact her at 847-409-5823 cell/text or email her at


If you have an announcement for Troop Tidbits, please send it before 5pm on Sundays to Cody Porter – Thank you.