A new year is a time to start fresh and get excited about a “clean slate.” Our scouts always look forward to our annual Lock-in that happens in January. This year we didn’t have the very late night option, we just had a BRAC Takeover which the scouts had a great time at. Swimming, Pizza, dodgeball and fun!
Each one of the ranks has the option to earn a yo-yo elective. Our Webelos earned this elective in January.
Swimming on land
The Bears met and learned some swimming and boating safety in their Salmon Run elective. In the pictures they are practicing the the reach and throw rescues and then playing charades with some swimming and boating words.
Last Minute Sledding
One of the parents threw up in our group that they were going sledding and a few of the scouts were able to get together and sled last minute.
New Eagle Scout
January 31 one of our Pack 134 alumni, Trevor Fisher, had his Eagle Board of Review and was awarded Eagle. Not only did he earn Eagle but he also earned 3 Eagle Palms. Congrats Trevor! We are all very proud of you.
What’s to come in February
February is a busy month in scouting. It’s the birthday of BSA and we celebrate our Blue and Gold and we also have Pinewood Derby. Be on the lookout for the February post to see how much fun we had.
December was full of activities whether Scout or personal and we had a great time!
Our Bears started off the month practicing skits for Pack Night and played a game where they tried to make others laugh without laughing themselves.
Cernan Space Center
On December 10 some members of our Pack visited the Cernan Planetarium. They had an “out of this world” experience!
Our Webelos 2 (Arrow of Light Scouts) worked on the Earth Rocks Adventure. Webelos learn all about geology and the earth while doing the Earth Rocks! adventure. They will find out more about rocks and minerals. And they will learn how to identify geological features on a map. They also had a flash Scout Law Quiz.
At Pack Night we awarded all of the winners from our Raingutter Regatta Races, handed out a small Christmas present to each scout, had a lot of fun skits put on by the Bear rank, and took a small hike around the Village Square to see the town decorations.
Pack 134 Wishes you a Happy New Year! Please come and visit us at our next Pack Night on January 17. We have so many fun adventures coming this year starting with our BRAC Takeover, Pinewood Derby Races, and Blue and Gold Ceremony. We hope you join us!
Becoming an Eagle Scout takes perseverance and hard work. Scouts have to earn all the ranks in order starting with Scout. The following is a list of the activities the Scout will complete on their journey to Eagle Scout:
Be active in the troop for at least six months as a Life Scout
Show dedication to Scout Oath and Scout Law3
Provide references from family, work, church, and other community groups
Earn 21 merit badges
Serve a minimum of six months in a leadership position1
Propose, plan, and carry out an Eagle service project
Attend a Scoutmaster conference
Pass a board of review
We are so very proud of Patrick. It takes hard work and dedication to become an Eagle Scout and we know he’s worked very hard! His Eagle Project was the transformation of an outdoor classroom at Crone Middle School (District 204) to include a lending library, a new path from the parking lot to the classroom area, mulching of path as well as remulching of the existing space, planters/flowers, and an 800 rock garden that was spread out over the entire area, which were painted by students, Scouts and community members. The Scouts were also able to remulch the entire front of the school, as they had leftover materials. Nearly 700 volunteers were involved with the project, providing almost 800 hours of service.
Patrick is a Scout at Troop 889 in Naperville, IL. The Troop meets at Wheatland Salem Church at the corner of 95th Street and Book Road.
Congrats Patrick! May you continue to live the Scout life and inspire more scouts to follow in your footsteps.