Giving boys opportunities to explore and learn more about the world that surrounds them, paving the road to become an Eagle Scout. 


Giving boys opportunities to explore and learn more about the world that surrounds them, paving the road to become an Eagle Scout. 

Hiking Camp 

Dates:   May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018 

Drop off:   Friday, May 18, 2018, 5:30 pm at Crystal Lake Nature Center

Pick up: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1:00 pm (est.) at Crystal Lake Nature Center

Location: Devil's Lake WI

Cost:  $30.00

Contact:  Mr. Kominiski

Permission Form 


Summer Camp 2018- Tesomas 

Dates:   July 1, 2018 - July 7, 2018 

Drop off:   Sunday, July 1, 2018, 6:30 am at Crystal Lake Nature Center

Pick up: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 3:00 pm (est.) at Crystal Lake Nature Center

Location: Main Street, Galena, IL,

Camping at: Apple River Canyon State Park – Group Camp
Apple River, IL

Deposit:  $75.00, exact cost will be determined after fundraiser

Contact:  Mr. Waters

Permission Form 

Micro Trek Info and Enrollment 

Advancement Requirements 

Advancement Schedule 

Eagle Quest Schedule



Parents, if your scout plans to attend, I will need the permission slip and $75 deposit by the April 10 troop meeting.  The final costs will not be available until the mulch proceeds are tabulated and spread to the participating scouts.
First year scouts that have just crossed over to the troop will be taken through a pre-determined program designed to learn early rank requirements and one or two age-appropriate merit badges.  The rest of the information in this email will not apply.
I know it seems awfully early to already be talking about summer camp, but Merit badges sessions are already open for registration.  Some merit badges offered have limited space available.  So, if you're interested in any shooting sports, boating or cooking merit badges, please send me your elections as soon as possible.
Make sure you also look at the prerequisites that exist for some of the merit badges.  Some may be completed afterwards, but you will receive a partial until they are completed.  You will also have to find a local Merit Badge Counselor to assist.  Circle your preferred selections on the schedule, write your name in the box in the top left hand corner and turn it into me or Mr. Tucker.  We will review your selections with you.

I highly recommend that scouts that are NOT yet First Class Rank, should review the Eagle Quest schedule.  There are multiple opportunities to get rank requirements completed over the course of the week.  You might want to consider leaving a merit badge session or two open to attend these classes.  There will also be chances to skip to attend one or two sessions.  Some merit badge counselors offer chances to make up missed sessions during the afternoon free time.

There is also an opportunity for some scouts to participate in the Micro-Trek activities, if they are at least first class rank and 13 years old.  Micro-Treks are half-day adventures with activities both on and off camp property.  Scouts that choose to participate in these courses will have to select the morning or afternoon session.  This will take the place of at least two merit badge sessions and include an additional cost.  Please give this serious consideration if you need merit badges completed for your next rank advancement.  More details are provided on the Announcement & Enrollment Form (attached).  Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis.  In the past, these treks have filled up quickly!  You can hand in the enrollment form with your merit badge selections.