Mr Goodwin Takes Pie for Popcorn Sales


Logan Gomez was the top popcorn seller last week and randomly selected Mr Goodwin as the recipient of the pie in the face.

Reminder – Updated 9-15-2014

TONIGHT 09/15/2014
Meeting: Patrol Leaders Council
Time: 18:00 to 19:00 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
Where: Munster Town Hall
Attendees: All Scouts with a position of responsibility required (or send a representative).  All scouts are encouraged to attend to assist with the monthly programming.  Parents and scouters can quietly observe if interested.Meeting: Adult Committee Meeting
Time: 19:00 to 20:30 (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Where: Munster Town Hall
Attendees: All Troop 533 Scouters and Parents.  You must be an Adult Committee Member to vote when applicable.

WEDNESDAY 09/17/2014Meeting: Troop 533 Court of Honor
Time: 19:00 to 20:30 (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Where: Elliot Elementary School (cafeteria)
Attendees: All Troop 533 Scouts, Scouters, Parents, Relatives and friends.  Please bring a dish to share.  The troop will supply water, juice and possibly coffee.

SUNDAY 10/05/2014

Event: Daniel Spencer Eagle Project
Time: 08:30 to ???
Where: Wicker Park (splash pad initial meeting location)
Attendees: All Troop 533 Scouts, Scouters, Parents, Relatives and friends.  Bring work gloves if you have them.  Ask Daniel what his project is all about this week if you don’t know.

Photos Photos and more Photos

Scouts and scouters of the troop have been hyper busy this summer. The activities have been captured with photos. I’m talking a lot of photos. Topics that have been added today to the troop photo site include…

  • More summer camp 2014.
  • More 4th of July parade.
  • Philmont 2014.
  • More Scout Airfest.
  • Mr. Goodwin recognition cookout.

Thanks go Mr. Ashcraft, Mr. McDunn, Mr. Shelton, Gabe and Manny D. and the Philmont crew for sharing all these special moments.


Mr. Sikora



Daniel Spencer’s Eagle Project – October 5th

Please reserve Sunday October 5th on your calendars for:
Event: Daniel Spencer’s Eagle project
Place: Wicker Park (splash pad)
Time: 8:30 am to ???


More Summer Activity Photos – Mr. McDunn

Check them out on the troop photo site. Summer Camp, 4th of July Parade and Electricity Merit Badge photos.

Thank you Mr. McDunn.

Camp Buffalo 2014 – Photos

I’ve uploaded my summer camp photos to:


The link is also available on the troop website. The lower right hand column, Scout Links, Troop Photos on Mr Sikora’s photo site.


I know there are a lot of others that can also be uploaded. I won’t be at the 7/16 troop meeting but I should be at the 7/23 meeting. Just bring along your camera’s memory card and I’ll transfer them to my PC and then up to the web for all to enjoy. My PC has standard size SD card reader capability, the micro card needs a carrier to convert it to standard size card.


Mr Sikora

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.

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.”

Flag Facts

  • Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff.
  • 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.

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

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