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"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell

OA Dues

Posted on Nov 20 2017 - 9:38pm

OA members, it's that time of year again. Dues are due December 1st. Attached is the fill form from the council Web site. If you have trouble with the fill form attachment you can always visit the council site and click the Order of the Arrow tab on the left and then click the link for the 2018 dues form. 

Pickup your WREATH Orders SATURDAY 11/18

Posted on Nov 15 2017 - 2:22pm

Wreath orders delivery (11/18) Dave and Anton will pickup order in Rockford Saturday Morning scheduled at 10:30. 

BSA to welcome girls into Scouting programs

Posted on Nov 1 2017 - 1:52pm

New brief on future program released. Find below as a PDF attachment. Has FAQ section.

Having had females in Venturing (age 13 completed 8th grade or age 14) for the past 20 years, I tend to agree girls can easily fit in scouting with boys.  However it appears it will be 2019 before our BSA Troops will be able to accept girls into a troop.

David Flenner - SM Troop 85

NOVEMBER - Whats happening

Posted on Oct 30 2017 - 10:00pm

No Troop activities this month with fundraising and Thanksgiving taking all our time.

Nov - 6, 13 and 27 Troop Meetings

Nov - 13 - POPCORN will be distributed at Troop Meeting

Sad Story - A Leaders worst RISK fear when planning an activity

Posted on Oct 5 2017 - 12:35pm

I want to share this story I found on MSN.  While I surley DO NOT know the details and article is a little sketchy. i CEARTIONLY DO NOT CARE TO LAY BLAME ON ANYONE. It still is a lesson Unit Leaders should respect and Parents UNDERSTAND the need for planning. No Unit plans harm and must do their best to plan safety and prevention of harm.  That said when the day comes that any of our events need cancelled it is probably because all BOXES ARE NOT CHECKED. This may be because known leaders are not secured. ability of participants is in question, late registration causing poor planning or ability to adjust, and of course conditionS like weather beyond our control.


Posted on Sep 27 2017 - 5:30pm

See : CALENDAR for full event details and to pre-register so we can plan event.

September 8,9,10, 2017 weekend - VENTURING SUPER WEEKEND - Event

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