May 27th Troop Meeting

Wednesday’s meeting is at Bieker woods.  The scouts who can make it (finals week) will be playing capture the flag.

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USS Silversides – Photos now on line

2015 Photos of USS Silversides by Mr Sikora


Just click on the above link to take you to the events photos.


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LIONS Pancake Breakfast – Latest Photos

2015 Photos of Munster LIONS Pancake Breakfast by Mr Sikora


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Father and Son Photos

2015 Photos of the Father and Son Campout at Camp Betz by Mr Sikora

If you like to peak at some photos of the activities at the Father and Son campout then click on the above.

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You’ve been busy – 2014 Recap in photos from Mr Shelton

Mr Shelton and I finally got together and uploaded his photos of many 2014 troop activities.

It is certain that our scouts can’t honestly say “I’m bored” or There is nothing to do”. The evidence is shown in all the fun things Mr Shelton captured in photos.

When you go to the photo website look for the following albums:

2014-11-09 I&M Canal – by Mr Shelton

2014-10-19 Fall Camporee – by Mr Shelton

2014-07-10 Camp Buffalo – by Mr Shelton

2014-06-14 Indiana Dunes Campout – by Mr. Shelton

2014-05-17 Spring Camporee – by Mr Shelton

2014-04-11 Cub Scout Crossover – by Mr Shelton

2014-04-05 Starved Rock Campout – by Mr Shelton

2014-02-08 Father and Son Campout – by Mr Shelton


Yes there are a lot of photos to enjoy. I suggest that when you go the the photo site you put it in “slide show” mode and let er rip.

Hint – Once you select an album there is a little “v” symbol in the upper right hand corner of the  which drops down the selection to either play a slide show or download you favorite photo to your computer. Hope this helps.


2014 Photos from Mr Shelton

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Ten Commandments of Leadership

Excerpts from a speech given by Eddie Snow, Oakland #3, at the District Assembly May 18th, “If You Were Arrested For Being A Rotarian, Would There Be Enough Evidence To Convict You?” These are St. Edward Wrestling Coach Howard Ferguson’s “Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership.”

1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered.
Love them anyway

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable .
Be honest and frank anyway.

6. The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest man with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

7. People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

9. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them.
Help them anyway.

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best your have anyway.

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A Leader

A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists,
Not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
Worst when they despise him.
“Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you,”
But of a good leader, who talks little,
When work is done, his aim fulfilled.
They will all say, “We did this ourselves.”

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Flag Facts

  • Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff.
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  • When a flag is no longer serviceable or repairable, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, such as burning.
  • It is acceptable to wash or dry clean an American flag when it is soiled or otherwise dirty.
  • You do not have to destroy a flag that has touched the ground. If it becomes dirty, the flag should be cleaned.
  • The Flag Code does not prohibit any individual from having the flag draped across a coffin. The deceased does not have to be a veteran to have the flag draped on their coffin.

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Tips for Knife Safety

6 Tips for Knife Safety

#1- Cut Away, Not Toward
Always cut away from yourself whether using, sharpening, or cleaning your knife.

#2 – Right Tool for the Job
Don’t use a knife for unintended purposes (it’s not a screwdriver, hammer, ice pick or pry bar!).

#3 – Right Knife for the Job
Learn how to use all types of knives safely and choose the correct one for the job at hand. Whenever possible, use a retractable knife. Always check to make sure you have the appropriate tool available.

#4 – Give Your Full Attention
When working with a knife, give the job and knife 100% of your attention. Don’t allow distractions!

#5 – Sharp Knives are Safe Knives
Always keep your knife sharp — dull knives require more force to cut and are more likely to slip.

#6 – Let it Fall

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Never try to catch a falling knife, no matter how instinctive it is. Just move out of the way.


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Pocket Guide – Avoid these plants


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