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Big News!

Troop 166 has a new EAGLE SCOUT!!!!!

On April 3, Life Scout (now Eagle Scout) Miles Krell of Troop 166 was reviewed by an Advancement Board of Review consisting of leaders from Troop 166 and the District at Large. Miles passed with flying colors, and I cannot express how proud we all are in Miles and his accomplishments.


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Happy... Spring?, Everyone.

Well, the results are in on the Chili Cook-off. Congratulations to our Grand Champion, Mrs. Dana Callgreen. That was some durn good chili! Thank you to all of the lesser chefs who participated, and made a competition of it.

As far as the First Aid meet, well, our Scouts have amazingly busy lives.

  • Miles is competing with his Lane Tech Robotics team, and is about to compete for the World Championship, yes, you read that right, World Championship against teams from Russia, India, Japan, Pakistan and the whole of Europe. Good Luck, Miles, and stay safe in Detroit.
  • Zak is in training for a public demonstration of Tae Kwon Do,
  • Patrick had religious obligations,

and well, the First Aid Meet simply didn’t fit into everyone’s schedule. Sometimes Scouting just has to make way for other things, and we applaud the varied pursuits our Scouts tackle. Don’t worry, though. Our resident First Aid Merit Badge Counselor, Asst. Scoutmaster Ms. Ashley Callgreen made sure that the Scouts went through their First Aid paces anyway.

On the weekend of April 7-8 (yes, THAT weekend), three of our Assistant Scoutmasters, Mr. Gary Callgreen, Ms. Ashley Callgreen and Mr. Quinn Friedl overnighted at Camp Lakota to attend the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training course. This is a part of the formal Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Training that allows leaders in those positions to wear the “Trained” patch. Congratulations to the Callgreens, for whom this was the final requirement, and who are now authorized to wear the patch. This was the first requirement for Mr. Friedl, and we expect him to be completing the requirements in due time.

Coming up this weekend, April 21, Life Scout Matt Callgreen is scheduled to begin his Eagle Service Project, in which he will re-landscape the front of United in Faith. Many of us will be helping him, so if you see digging as you pass by, give us a wave or a toot.

Our next outing will be to White Pines Forest State Park on the weekend of May 4 - 6. The Scouts have chosen to make this a White-Line outing. This means that the Scouts camp in their own site, isolated by rules from the adult leaders. We will be in proximity for safety, but unless there is an emergency, or permission given by each camp, the campers are barred from each others’ camps. Scouts will be setting up camp, cooking, cleaning, running program and striking camp entirely on their own. Unless they ask for help, of course. The challenge is that they don’t ask. I’ll let you know how they do next month

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