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.

Nelson Hemingway – Eagle Court of Honor

Nelson Hemingway Eagle COH

LIONS Steak and Chicken Grill – Bake Sale

Hello Scout families!

Its that time of year for the annual Steak and Chicken Grill!! Centennial Park . Saturday August 2nd  4~8 pm.

During that time Troop 533 host a bake sale in the club house.  We ask families to donate baked goods for free will donations. They can be either homemade or store bought.  Please have them individually wrapped.  For instance cookies 3 per baggie, pies one slice per desert plate.  We always have a request for pies, we had request last year for fudge and cheese cake.  Also, sugar free items are appreciated.  If you can let me know what your sending so I can make sure we have a good variety.  Also, as usual I could use some help at the bake sale.  No time slots necessary just come when your available.

Thank you,

Erin Gomez

Upcoming Events – Revised 7-15-2014

After a week off and a summer camp we will hold your regular meetings on Wednesday evenings.

July 16- Troop meeting at WPC 7:00 pm.  First Aid Merit Badge will begin for those who need it.  The troop will supply merit badge worksheets.  This badge will take place over the next 4-5 weeks.  Please make arrangements to attend your Wednesday meetings so you do not fall behind.  Those of you who have already earned the first aid merit badge should bring an orienteering compass and a map of Munster if you have access to one.  Specifically the community park, school and hospital area.
July 21- PLC Canceled due to Philmont Participation and previous planning in June.

July 21- Adult Committee Meeting at Munster Town Hall 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

July 23- Troop Meeting at WPC 7:00 pm.

July 30- Troop Meeting at WPC 7:00 pm.

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.


Pocket Guide – Avoid these plants


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