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Date the page was last updated: 12/16/2007

2007

January

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
January 1
Monday
Happy New Years    
January 4
Thursday
Troop Uniform Inspection and Meeting 
-
All Scouts need to be in Class A uniform - 7P
Troop Annual Dues are due. The cost is $25.00 per scout without Boys Life Magazine. If the magazine is wanted add $10.00 extra ($35.00)
January 6
Saturday
Eagle Court of Honor - 1P
OLH Parish Center
 
January 8
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
January 11
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
First Aid MB
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
January 14
Sunday
  SM/ASM Specific Training
January 18
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
 
January 20
Saturday
Troop Leadership Training
OLH West House 9A - 2P Bring a Lunch
Donut Sunday Set-up in Parish Center (TBD / Take down Sunday 12:30P)
 
January 21
Sunday
P68 Pinewood Derby
Church Hall, Noon - 4P
Need Boy Scout Assistants
 
January 25
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
First Aid MB
 
January 27
Saturday
Law Merit Badge Day
Lake Co Courthouse in Waukegan 
8:15A-3:45P, 1st Class in Class A's 
Don't forget your Blue Card
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
January 28
Sunday
Scout Sunday @ Holy Name Cathedral - Ad Altare Dei awarded by the Bishop. Recommend being there between 1:30 to 2PM
February

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
February 1
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

 
 
February 3
Saturday
Boy Scout's Klondike Derby
Van Patten Woods 
  $9 per Scout includes lunch & patch
  Registration: 8:30A - 9A
  Sled Inspection: 8:45 -9:15A
  Race and Events: 9A - 12:30P
 
February 4
Sunday
Scout Sunday
 
February 8
Thursday
BSA 97th Anniversary Day
Troop Meeting - 7P

 Scout Sunday/Court of Honor Planning
 
February 11
Sunday
TENTATIVE  CNX
Troop Bowling Challenge

Rynish on NTC GLakes, 
LV 2:30PM from OLH Parking Lot
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
February 12
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
February 15
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Scout Sunday/Court of Honor Practice
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
February 17
Saturday
North Star Merit Badge Skills Day
St Patrick's Gym, Wadsworth, IL
 
February 18
Sunday
Scout Sunday (Observed)
Cub and Boy Scouts attend 11A Mass and participate in Uniform. 
Need Scouts as Flag Bearers, Servers, Lectors, Ushers, etc.
P68 Blue and Gold Banquet/Pack 68/618 Webelos Crossover/T66 Court of Honor
 - Noon in Church Hall

Donut Sunday Set-up in Parish Center (TBD / Take down Sunday 12:30P)
 
February 21
Wednesday
Ash Wednesday  
February 22
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Planning and Executing a Service Project
 
February 24
Saturday
Council First Class to Eagle Training  
March

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
March 1
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P
 First Aid Practice
 
March 2
Friday
  NEIC Recognition Dinner
Location: TBD (Call Scout Office)
March 3
Saturday
"Scouting for Food" Bag/Door Hanger Drop Off  
March 8
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 First Aid Practice
 
March 10
Saturday
- "Scouting for Food" Bag Collection and drop off at Lake Co Food Pantry
- OA Service Project helping to receive and sort food donations.
Troop Committee Challenge Training
Scout Office, Highland Park
SM/ASM Specific Training
March 12
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
New Leaders Essentials- 7P at Roundtable
March 15
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 First Aid Practice 
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
March 16-18
Karl Johnson Cabin Camping - 
Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta, WI
 
          Got your Permission Slip?

Donut Sunday Set-up in Parish Center (TBD / Take down Sunday 12:30P)
Lord Baden Powell University
Location: TBD (Call Scout Office)
March 22 Troop Meeting - 7P
OA Elections, First Aid Practice 
 
March 29
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 First Aid Practice
 
April

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
April 1
Sunday
Palm Sunday  
April 5
Thursday
No Meeting - Holy Thursday  
April 6 Good Friday  
April 8 EASTER  
April 9
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Youth Protection Training 7P at Roundtable
April 12
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

 First Aid Practice 
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
April 14
Saturday
North Star District First Aid Meet
Location: Gurnee Community Church
4555 Old Gurnee Road, Gurnee
Meet at OLH by 7A, Starts at 8A.

          Got your Permission Slip?
  
Donut Sunday Set-up in Parish Center (TBD / Take down Sunday 12:30P)
Scoutmaster Specific Training
Location: TBD (Call Scout Office)
April 19
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
MAKAJAWAN Camperships Request due to Scoutmaster
 Dutch Oven Cooking
 
April 21
Saturday
Spring Clean Church Service Project
8A-Noon, Lunch provided, Bring Gloves, boots and water bottle.
 
April 22
Sunday
TENTATIVE Canoe Practice on Des Plaines @ Russell Road, Sunday 1P
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
April 26
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Maps, GPS and Compass
 
April 27-29
Fri/Sat/Sun
U.S. Grant Pilgrimage Campout - Galena, IL
          Got your Permission Slip?
Outdoor Leader Skills
May

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
May 3
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

  Sleeping Bags/Mats

Balance of MAKAJAWAN Summer Camp Fee Due.
 
May 5
Saturday
Car Wash @ Ace Hardware
7:30A-5P
 
May 6
Sunday
Canoe Practice on Des Plaines @ Russell Road, Sunday 12:30P
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
May 11
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Backpacking Stoves
 
May 13
Sunday
Mother's Day  
May 14
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable -7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
New Leaders Essentials- 7P at Roundtable
May 15
Tuesday
Final Payment for MaKaJaWan due to Scoutmaster by Noon  
May 16
Wednesday
  MaKaJaWan Leaders Meeting
Baxter, Deerfield
May 17
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Backpacking Foods-Cook & Sample Dehydrated foods
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
May 18-20
Fri/Sat/Sun
NS Webelos Woods at Camp Crown, WI
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
May 19
Saturday

Scout Day at Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL - Boy and Girl Scout troops participate in a day-long event; including a flag ceremony, awarding of badges and touring the Museum.
Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P

 
May 19
Saturday
Scout Shop last open Saturday before Summer Hours
 
May 20
Sunday
TENTATIVE  2006 Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon
          Got your Permission Slip?
May 24
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
  Hiking Boots
 
May 25-28
Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon
OA Worker Weekend @ MaKaJaWan.
May 28
Monday
Memorial Day  
May 31
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
  
 
June

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
June 1-3
Fri/Sat/Sun
OLH Scout-A-Rama 2007  
June 7
Thursday
Road Clean Up@ 33rd & McAree - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

  Backpacks
Day Camp Leader Training
Location: TBD (Call Scout Office)
June 9
Saturday
Scout "Quest" Retreat 
Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein
10A-3P  $5.00 each

          Got your Permission Slip?
 
June 11
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 
1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable -7:00P St Marks Lutheran Church, 1822 E. Grand Ave, Lindenhurst-Last Mtg for Summer
Youth Protection Trng 7P at Roundtable
June 14
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
June 16
Saturday
- Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P (Take down Sunday 12:30P)  
June 17
Sunday
Father's Day
- Boy Scout Table at Donut Sunday
June 17-23
Sun-Sat
Brownsea Scout Leadership Training, Camp Wabaningo, Pearson, WI CS Day Camp Staff Week
June 21
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Aviation MB
Set up Tables for St Vincent DePaul Bazaar
 
June 22
Thursday
Troop Meeting 
  
 
June 25-June 29 Cub Scout Day Camp - Week #1 - Camp Oakarro
June 27-Jul12
Wed - Thursday
Philmont 2007 Crew departs, Returns July 12th  
June 28
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
 
July

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
July 4
Wednesday
Independence Day
July 5
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

 
 
July 3-6 Cub Scout Day Camp - Week #2 - Camp Oakarro
July 10-12
Tue/Wed/Thu
Brownsea - Part 1 @ local location  
July 12
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
Pack Troop Trailer for MaKaJaWan
-
Philmont 2007 Crew returns 
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
July 14
Saturday
- Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P (Take down Sunday 12:30P)  
July 15- 21
Sunday-Saturday
Summer Camp at MaKaJaWan, Pierson, WI - Week 4
   Leaving from Kenneth Murphy School Parking Lot at 9AM

          Got your Permission Slip?
July 16-20 Cub Scout Day Camp - Week #3 - Camp Oakarro
July 17 -19
Tue/Wed/Thu
Brownsea - Part 2 @ local location  
July 19
Thursday
No Troop Meeting 
 
Troop at Summer Camp
 
July 23-27 Cub Scout Day Camp - Week #4 - Camp Oakarro
July 26
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 Cooking - Cook a Cobbler in Dutch Oven
  (Need Charcoal and Grill for coals)
 
 ?
Sunday
TENTATIVE Breakdown & load trailer after St. Vincent DePaul Rummage Sale  
August

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
July 30-Aug 3 Cub Scout Day Camp - Week #5 - Camp Oakarro
August 2
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

Useful Camp Tools
 
August 2-5
Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
Kenosha Days of Discovery Maritime Festival - Sat 9A-5P       
Aug 4-5
Sat-Sunday
Pike River Rendezvous at Simons Lake 
45th-50th of Kenosha Lakefront, Free Entry. 
August 9
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Troop Leadership Positions
 
August 10-12
Fri/Sat/Sun
TENTATIVE Chain-O-Lakes Campout - Canoeing and Hiking
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
August 15
Wednesday
TENTATIVE Troop Pool Party - 6P to 8P, Shiloh Pool
          Got your Permission Slip?
August 16
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
August 18
Saturday
- Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P (Take down Sunday 12:30P)  
August 13
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7P
- Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
Fall Rally Kickoff/Planning w/District
 - 7P - Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
August 23
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales Start
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
August 30
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Ad Altare Dei Training - 6P 
Troop Meeting - 7P

Troop Elections
 
September

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
September 1-2
Saturday-Sunday
After Mass Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A  
September 3
Monday
Labor Day
Zion Jubilee Days Parade 
Full Class A's Line Up @12:30P
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
Sept 4-7   Popcorn Orientation Week
September 6
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Start Rappel Training
 
September 8-9
Saturday-Sunday
After Mass Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A  
Sept 7-9
Fri/Sat/Sun
Illini Camporee @ Rantoul, IL - CNX
 
Illini versus Western Illinois
 
Prairieland Council, $30 + food
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
September 10
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7P
- Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:30P - Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
September 13
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Troop Recruiting/Fundraising
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
September 15
Saturday
Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center (5P / Take down Sunday 12:30P) Show N' Sell Popcorn Order Deadline 
September 15-16
Saturday-Sunday
After Mass Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A  
September 20
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Rappel Training
Popcorn Distribution  begins Sept 25-27
September 21-23
Fri/Sat/Sun
- Kumbaya Catholic Retreat Weekend
Camp Oakarro, Wadsworth, $10.00 + food

          Got your Permission Slip?

- After Mass Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A
 
September 27
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Rappel Training
 
September 28
Friday
- Scout's Spaghetti Dinner Show up ASAP after School. Serving fm 4:30P-7P. Plan to clean up afterwards until approx. 10P
- Popcorn Sale Kick-Off
 
September 29
Saturday
Zion Library Palooza
9A -1P, (Sell hotdogs, chips, popcorn, etc.)

          Got your Permission Slip?
 
Sep 28 - 29
Fri/Sat
OA Fall Conclave and Ordeal Ceremony for those elected to OA in the Spring @ Camp Crown  
TBD
Saturday
TENTATIVE Troop Leaders Training - 
Location: TBD - Check with the SPL
Time: 7A-5P or weekend campout?
 
October

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
October 4
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P
Rappel Training
 
October 5-7
Fri/Sat/Sun
NEIC Back to Basics Camporee -
Van Patten Woods & Sterling Lake

Cost per person plus food: $25.00
          Got your Permission Slip?
Outdoor Leader Skills Course
October 8
Monday
Columbus Day
OA Chapter Meeting
7P
- Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:30P - Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
October 11
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
Rappel Training
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
October 12-14
Fri/Sat/Sun
Devils Lake Campout - New Date
Rappelling, Hiking and Cycling.
Cost per person plus food: $25.00
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
October 18
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P  
October 20
Saturday
Road Clean Up@ 33rd & McAree - 3P
- Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P (
Take down Sunday 12:30P)
Catholic Religious Emblems Training
 
October 20-21
Saturday-Sunday
Wreath/Popcorn Sales after each Mass-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A  
October 25
Thursday
Halloween Troop Meeting -7P  
October 27 -28
Sat/Sun
Boo Camp, Camp Oakarro
Need Boy Scout volunteers
          Got your Permission Slip?
 
October 27-28
Saturday-Sunday
Wreath/Popcorn Sales after each Mass-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A  
October 31
Wednesday
Halloween   
November

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
November 1
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

 
 
November 3
Saturday
Merit Badge Skill Day 
NTC Great Lakes, Ross Auditorium 8:30A - Leaving OLH Parking Lot NLT 8:00A, 
Have to Pre-register, First Come-First Served,
$7 per Scout includes lunch
Additional $10 f/Circuit Brd if taking Elec MB
Additional $15 fee if taking Climbing MB

          Got your Permission Slip?
Troop Committee Challenge Trng, 
November 4
Sunday
Council Popcorn Super Sunday
Popcorn Sales after each Mass-Sat-5:45P, Sun-7:45A, 9:45A, 11:45A
OKPIK Classroom #1
Grace Methodist Lake Forest, 1-5PM
Final Popcorn Orders Due
Last day for Returns
Prize Forms Due
Show N' Sell Payment Due
November 6
Tuesday
Election Day   
November 8
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
 
November 10
Saturday
  Council Training Day - 7:30A-4:30P Location: Vernon Hills High School
November 11
Sunday
Veterans Day OKPIK Classroom #2
Grace Methodist Lake Forest, 1-5P
November 12
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7P
- Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:30P - Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
November 15
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
November 17
Saturday
- Donut Sunday Set-up in Parish Center - 5P (Take down Sunday 12:30P)
- C. Sell Retirement Dinner - 6P
Final Popcorn Distribution
November 22
Thursday
Thanksgiving -  No Troop Meeting
November 29
Thursday
Troop Meeting - 7P
 
Final Popcorn Payment Due to Council
December

Date(s)

 Scout Event Leader's Event
December 1
Saturday
Den Chief & CS Den Leader Training
 - 8:30A -12:30P $5 materials fee
Location: Milburn Church
 
December 2
Sunday
North Star Recognition Dinner Parent's Night Out @ Salutos on Grand Ave. - 7P
December 6
Thursday
Patrol Leaders Council - 6P
Troop Meeting - 7P

 
 
December 8
Saturday
OA Toys for Tots Service Day
 
 
December 10
Monday
OA Chapter Meeting
7P
- Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
Cub/Boy Scout Leader Roundtable 7:30P - Milburn School, 18550 Milburn Road, Wadsworth
December 13
Thursday
Troop Holiday Party - Pizza/Pop/Music - cost $5.00 per person. Please bring some non-perishable food items for the food pantry. Troop Committee Meeting - 7P
December 15
Saturday
- OA Toys for Tots Service Day
- Donut Sunday Set-up in  Parish Center - 5P (Take down Sunday 12:30P)
 
December 20 No Troop Meeting - Happy Holidays
December 25 Christmas - Happy Holidays
December 27 No Troop Meeting - Happy Holidays
December 29
Saturday
Troop Sledding @ Petrified Springs
Met at OLH, Bring your Sled and a lunch.
 

2008


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