Fright Night – Photo recap

Scouts and Scouters,

Just click on the link below.

Fright Night 2014 Photos


Mr Sikora

Popcorn Sales – Pie in Face Photos

The Popcorn sales culminated with a dual Pie in Face spectacular.

A couple of photos have been posted to the troop photo site.

Mr. Sikora

I&M Canal Campout

Permission forms should be submitted to the scribe with payment no later than our October 29th meeting when menu planning will take place.  The form is correct in that we will be camping at Gebhard woods.  Our “new” location has closed the restroom facilities for the season.

This campout is unique.  Scouts often go into the town of Morris on Saturday.  Bring a bicycle if you would like and take advantage of the I&M canal trails.  They can also walk into town (it is a short hike).  BSA requires the use of bicycle helmets when riding.  If a scout does not have a helmet they will not be able to ride their bike.  No exceptions.

This campout is also a fantastic time for scouts to work on early rank requirements.  5 mile hikes or 10 mile bike rides are a big opportunity.  All registered adults are encouraged to attend.  We will need assistance with activity supervision and the litany of tenderfoot to first class requirements that can be completed.

Thank you.

Mr. Shelton

Be Prepared for Fright Night

The town of Munster Bieker Woods night walk is this weekend.  We know it as “Fright Night”.  The ASPL – Fright Night knows that several scouts have conflicting commitments.  This is a large community service project for the troop.  All hours worked will be credited.  If you can support the event during any of the following times ALL adult and youth help is needed:

Friday 10/24 – Preliminary set-up.  Immediately after school until finished.  Dress accordingly and bring a water bottle.

Saturday 10/25 – 8:00 am until finished.  Final set-up and preparation until finished.

Saturday 10/25 – 6:00 pm until 10:30 PM.  Event participation and execution.

Saturday 10/25 – 10:30 pm until finished.  Remove valuable assets from the woods.

Sunday 10/26 – 9:00 am until finished.  Remove all items from the woods, inventory, load trailer.

If you have any questions please contact the ASPL for this event or our SPL.

Thank you.

Mr. Shelton

Fall Camporee – Photos Available on Line

Camp Betz lived up to a long standing tradition. It rained!. That didn’t stop our dauntless knights to complete their quest. Mother nature even zapped our campers with a brisk 28 DEGF on Sunday morning.

A secondary activity to the Fall Camporee Monty Python and the Holy Grail stations was the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air. The scouts talked to scouts in other states via amateur radio.

Photos are available on the troop photos site.

Mr. Sikora

Daniel Spencer Eagle Project Photos

Mr. Wagner has provided photos of Daniel’s Eagle project activities at Wicker Park. Check them out at the troop photo site.


Mr. Sikora

Registration – Due date 11-19-2014

Calvin Christiansen – Eagle Project


Calvin Christiansen will be conducting an indoor painting project for his Eagle Scout Project on Monday, November 3rd, from 3:30-6:30 at Maywood Elementary School in Hammond, IN.  It is during Munster’s Fall Break.  The address is 1001 165th.  It is near the Menard’s in Hammond.  He is asking for any first class scouts, scouts 14 or older, and adults who are interested in helping out to sign up.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  If you need a ride, it can be arranged.  Thank you to the dozen scouts and adults who have already signed up.  More details will follow via e-mail.  If you have not already signed up and want to help please contact Calvin via the following e-mail address:
If you are not able to attend or want to help in another way, Calvin is collecting NEW basketballs, hoola hoops, 4-square rubber balls, and jump ropes with the beads.  The jump ropes are hard to find so Calvin is also accepting donations of $3 for an individual rope or $5 for a longer group rope that he can purchase at Sharp School Services in Hobart.  If you wish to donate for the jump ropes please put your donation in an envelope marked with your name.  Donations would be greatly appreciated.  The donations can be brought to troop meetings through the rest of October.
Thank you in advance for your help.  If you have any questions, please e-mail me.
Calvin Christiansen

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.

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