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.
First I want to start off by thanking our Pack 134 families for being a part of our organization. We can’t have a Pack without YOU! Also a GIGANTIC thank you to the leaders that make our pack GO! We definitely couldn’t have a pack without you. Thanks to the parents and guardians that see the value in scouting and allow us to instill that in your children.
Earlier in November the Tigers practiced their buffet etiquette for Tiger Bites. They also learned about nutrition, healthy snacks, and had to eat a fruit and vegetable.
Cubs Build It
Some of our scouts took a trek down to Rainbow Scout Reservation in Morris to participate in Cubs Build It. The scouts had the opportunity to use real tools. They built a wooden Christmas tree, bird feeders, and also did some nail and string art. They had a great time having some hands on fun and learning.
Getting our friends to join us
On November 15th our pack invited the scouts to wear their Cub Scout shirts to school and talk to their friends about scouts. The principals at Jonas Salk and Pioneer Elementary Schools even announced who the scouts are over the loud speaker, inviting the other students to search them out and ask them about scouts. The kids were so excited to hear their names over the morning announcements!
November Pack Night
We had our November Pack Night at the Community Center. We generally meet the third Tuesday of every month there. (Reach out if you’d like to join us some time!) Our scout Law Point this month was: Thrifty. We talked about ways a scout can be thrifty to save money. Every year our pack adopts a family (or two) to give gifts to through Morningstar Mission. Our amazing Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmasters took pies in the face for donations made to the pack for the mission. We can’t wait to see what we can bless a family with this year.
At the pack night the kids practiced team work by working together to stack cups. It was fun to hear them working together and laughing!
Right before Thanksgiving our Webelos joined Troop 131 up in Blue River, WI to camp in Eagle Cave. This is always trip loved by the scouts. My boys looked forward to this trip every year. From the pictures it looks like it did not disappoint. Maybe some year I will brave the caves!
We try not to take up too much time for scouts in December, but we still have some fun up our sleeves for the month. Can’t wait to share what we did with you in the New Year. Better yet, come join us and give the kids the gift of Scouting for Christmas!
We kicked off the month with our yearly Raingutter Regatta. It is such a fun event where the scouts each make and decorate their own boat to race against other scouts their age. If you’ve never been to a Raingutter Regatta, we set up 3 raingutters that are capped at the end, fill them with water, and the scouts use a straw to blow their boat to the end of the gutter.
Arrow of Light Art Exhibit Visit
Our Arrow of Light scouts got to experience an art exhibit for one of their meetings. I heard it was a great time had by all!
Our Bear scouts learned the basics of knife safety and were able to whittle wands and carve a bar of soap. Bear Claws belt loop is one of the most looked forward to achievement in Cub Scouts. The scouts are finally old enough to handle a knife, safely!
Trunk or Treat
We had our annual Trunk or Treat. It was such a fun event with games, tricks, and of course a ton of treats! The scouts had a great time with the games and looking at each other’s costumes. The Boy Scouts of Troop 131, Troop 34, Troop 75, and Troop 32 were all there to help out and have trunks for the scouts to visit.
A few of our families had a fun Sunday afternoon out at Medieval Times. Sadly our Knight fell but the scouts had a great time feasting and cheering anyway!
More fun coming in November and December
We have our Pack Night coming up on November 15. Still to come before the end of the year: police station visit, planetarium visit, Scouting for Food, Feed My Starving Children and much more. Please refer to Start Here if you’re interested in scouting and be on the lookout for scouts in your neighborhood collecting food.