On the weekend of Oct. 14-16, the Boy Scouts of Sugar Grove Troop 41 and other Scouts from Three Fires Council all came together for the 2011 Boy Scout Camperall at the Sandwich fairgrounds. There is only a camperall every three years.
On Friday, Oct. 14, the Boy Scouts gathered at the Sandwich fairgrounds. On Saturday, the Scouts woke up and made breakfast. At 9 a.m., all the Scouts gathered at the grandstands for the opening ceremony. There were many activities for the Boy Scouts to have fun at, like several bounce houses, a radio demonstration, an Order of the Arrow village, a disability awareness center and many other events. Then at sundown, the Scouts again gathered at the grandstands for the closing ceremony and a really cool fireworks show. Then in the morning, the Boy Scouts packed up and left.
For information on joining Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin at (630) 466-4913.
On the weekend of Friday , Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 11, Boy Scout Troop 41 went to Champaign, Ill. That weekend the Scouts camped on The University of Illinois campus. The scouts left Sugar Grove on Friday at 1 p.m. and hit the road. At about 4 p.m., the scouts reached Champaign. On Saturday, the Scouts walked a mile to get to Memorial Field. At 11 a.m. the Scouts watched the opening kickoff of Illinois vs. South Dakota State University.
After the fighting Illini beat the Jack Rabbits 56-3, the Scouts returned to camp to have fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses. Also, they could buy lots of good food at several food stands. On Sunday morning, the Scouts packed up and went home. For information on joining Boy Scouts, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin at (630) 466-4913.
Besides taking Merit badges at Camp Freeland Leslie in Oxford, Wis., the Boy Scouts of Troop 41 did a variety of other things for the week they were at summer camp.
Every night—Monday through Thursday—there was an open swim from 7 to 8 p.m. down at the lakefront. Every day, the boys that were 13 years or older had a chance to do High Adventure. For example, Thursday, the boys had an opportunity to go spelunking. Also, the camp had a climbing wall the Scouts could use. On this wall, there was a contest to see who could climb it the fastest; the prize was a “golden” carabineer.
The boys also had a chance to do a couple of nature walks on paths throughout the camp.
Wednesday night, instead of an evening program, there was an O.A. callout, (O.A. stands for Order of the Arrow). To get in this group, the Scouts needed to have been elected by their fellow Scouts.
On Thursday morning, a couple of boys and leaders went to the lakefront at 6 a.m. to swim a mile. Mile swimmers from Troop 41 were leaders Mr. Hal Wright and Mr. Dave Seraphin; the Scouts were David Barnhart and Mark Wojak.
During Thursday’s evening program there was CPR training for the boys who needed to learn CPR for their Merit Badges. The boys also had the chance to do human foosball.
These are the extra activities the boys did at C.F.L. For information on joining Troop 41, contact Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin at (630) 466-4913.
On Sunday, July 3, Troop 41 left Sugar Grove for Camp Freeland and stopped just outside Madison, Wis., to eat lunch. When they arrived at C.F.L., they were given a tour of the camp and shown their campsites. Those that hadn’t completed their swim check before camp went to the lake. Then everyone had a wonderful dinner.
On Monday, July 4, the Scouts woke up to a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, they went to different parts of the camp to work on Merit badges they had previously signed up for. After a long hot day, the Scouts cooked up a wonderful dinner. Then if they wanted, the Scouts went to the “trading post” to buy food and merchandise.
Mark Wojak, Scribe, Troop 41
Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin
On the weekend of June 17, local Boy ScoutTroop 41 went on a camping trip to Sugar Grove United Methodist church property. This camp out was their summer camp shakedown. That means they did things the way they’d do things at summer camp.
The weather was scorching hot. Despite the weather, the scouts went geocaching and Eagle caching. Also, the Scouts made excellent food; the food was homemade and cooked in the heat. After a long hot day, the Scouts respectfully retired some old and torn American flags. All in all, the Boy Scouts of Troop 41 had a great time. For information on joining Troop 41, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin at (630) 466-4913.
On the weekend of April 15-17, Boy Scout Troop 41 from Sugar Grove and other local troops participated in a camp out known as the Spring Camporee at Lyons Farm in Yorkville. Despite bad weather, rain, sleet, snow and windy conditions, the boys still had a wonderful time. There were good meals, team building games, skits and a church service.
For information on joining Boy Scout Troop 41, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Seraphin at (630) 466-4913.