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2021 Tree Lot Is Coming!

Troop 889 is gearing up for another amazing season of selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths to our community.

First day of sales will be November 21, 2021 and we will sell until the last tree is gone or December 18th (whichever happens first). Last year we sold out in 3 weeks!

Looking for tall trees? We will have a very limited supply of 10′ ,12′ and 14′ trees this year. Come early for the best selection.

Masks will be required.

We accept cash, check and credit cards.

Philmont 2023

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Troop 889 has a bid in to send a contingent to Philmont in 2023.

Scouts at least 14 years old or older by the summer of attendance are allowed to participate. Keep your ears open for more details at our meetings!

USS Cobia Overnight – November 2015

Explore a World War II submarine – an icon of Wisconsin’s shipbuilding heritage!

This trip runs Nov 7-8, 2015.  We will meet at WSC at 2pm on the Saturday, and travel to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

We will have dinner at the Pizza Ranch, experience an educational tour, and sleep overnight on the submarine.  In the morning, we will visit the maritime museum and head home.

Read about the submarine here.

The cost per person (scouts and adults) is $55, which covers dinner, the sub experience, and museum admission.

Class A shirts will be worn on the drive to & from the sub.  On the sub, there are close quarters and grease stains are a possibility so you may want to bring a change of clothes.

Sunday morning breakfast and souvenir shopping are ‘on your own’ so you may need appropriate pocket money.

Space is limited: sign-up is due by September 20.

Refer to email communication for sign-up form, or contact Todd Pistolis or Bill Glase for more details.

 

Mother-Son Campout

Hey Mom!  This is a great opportunity to see what your scout(s) have learned and experience what they do during a campout.

Please note: this is not a ‘drop-off’ campout – Scouts will ride with their parent to and from the campsite in Naperville.

Moms should plan to sleep in their own tent, but expect their Scout to set it up.  The boys will prepare dinner Saturday night, and a quick breakfast will be provided Sunday morning following pack-up.

Registration

Permission forms are online only.  Refer to the invitation sent via troop email.  Final submission date will be Monday August 31st .
Payment is due prior to departure. No shows will be charged accordingly…we will be buying food based on sign-ups.

Where

Von Oven Scout Camp
701 West Road, Naperville, Illinois

When

Meet at Von Oven at 1:00 pm Saturday September 12.  Lunch will NOT be provided so please plan accordingly.

Equipment

Each person should bring the following:

  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit (for this campout we will have paper/plastic available for those without mess kits)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Flashlight
  • Basic Toiletries (no shower facilities are provided)

Adults should have their own tent/personal gear.  The troop provides tents for the boys as well as all necessary cooking gear.

Optional gear:

  • Insect Repellant
  • Lawn Chair
  • Pocket Knife (with Totin’ Chip)
  • Water bottle/mug
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
Important

Each adult who participates in a BSA event must have current Youth Protection Training and Part A/B Medical Forms.  If you have not taken the online Youth Protection Course in the past two years, please refer to myscouting.org and complete the (~30 min) training course, and print your certificate.

Questions?

Contact the Camping Coordinator or Scoutmaster

Summer Camp!

The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to think… Summer Camp!

The 2015 Summer Camp Information Packet has all you need to know to get started on registering and choosing merit badges.

Registration is ONLINE this year! There is a separate form for Scouts, Adults and Merit Badges. See the information packet for registration links.

Note that we currently have only 75 spots for boys, with no guarantees we can get more at this point. If you are certain you want to go to summer camp, please register ASAP. But only register if you are going to pay!  Mr. Nicolellis will collect fees, at upcoming Troop meetings.

Scouts need Medical form “C” for camp, so start setting doctors/doc-in-a-box appointments.
Adults also need Medical form “C” and DHS clearance (if not already obtained last year).

Eagle Class of 2014 Honored

The annual Gathering of Eagles was held on Friday, 2/20/2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Lisle.  This annual event honors all Scouts from Three Fires Council  who earned their Eagle rank in 2014.  In 2014, there wereIMG_2507 350 Eagle Scouts.  Troop 889 had 7:  Luke Schander, Josh Cinnamon, Michael Crawley, Alex Smerz, Alex Kierstead, Marc Berkowicz and Sam Walker.  Luke and Marc, along with their families, attended the event.

All Eagles in attendance were recognized at this event.  There were 2 Eagles at the banquet who earned their Eagle rank prior to 1935 – with the oldest having earned his Eagle rank in 1931!  Once an Eagle, ALWAYS an Eagle!

Marc was selected from an number of audtioned Scouts to deliver the invocation.

All Eagles in attendance crossed the stage to introduce themselve and their units.

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Denny Wowra, former Scoutmaster from Troop 889 and dedicated Scouter for over 37 years was honored to have the 2014 Eagle Class named in his honor.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014 Eagles and to Denny Wowra!

 

Josh Cinnamon – Eagle Court of Honor

Josh Cinnamon, Troop 889’s 96th Eagle Scout was honored at his Eagle Court of Honor, which took place on Sunday, January 4.  Josh’s parents, Shelly and Tom were also honored.

Josh passed his Eagle Board of Review on July 23, 2014, just before his 18th birthday.

Former Scoutmaster Vince Massey was the keynote speaker.  Gary Wilberg, Eagle Scout and counselor forIMG_2469 the troop, administered the Eagle charge for a large number of current and former Eagle Scouts in attendance.

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Josh was also presented with a flag that was flown over the US Capitol.

Fellow Scouts from Troop 889, as well as friends and family of Josh also attended the event.

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Camp Card Fundraiser Starts Now!

The Camp Card Fundraiser has started! Participating scouts can sell coupon cards for only $5 each which offers your customer over $75 in savings at local area businesses and restaurants.
The scouts will earn 50% of the collections for their scout account.

The cards were distributed at the Monday, February 16th troop meeting. They are distributed in groups of ten cards. Scouts are asked to sign out the packaged cards and return any unsold cards.
First-come, first-served! Hurry and start selling, the cards will SELL FAST!

All proceeds and unsold cards MUST be turned in by Monday, May 11, 2015 at the troop meeting to us.

Camp Card coupons include:

1 Time Use:
Save $5 Off Your Purchase of $25 or more at all Colonial Cafes.
Save $5 Off Your Purchase of $50 or more at Bass Pro Shops – Bolingbrook location.
Buy One Get One Original Chicken Sandwich at Burger King.
Buy One Get One reserved seat ticket at 2015 regular season Kane County Cougars game.

Multiple Use coupons (back of the card) ALL expirations 12/31/15:
Buona Beef: Save $3 Off Your Purchase of $25 or more
SportClips: Enjoy $11.95 Varsity Haircut for Men or $8.85 Varsity Haircut for Boys
Jiffy Lube: $5 OFF a Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change
Arby’s: Enjoy one complimentary Beef n’ Cheddar or Roast Beef Classic when a second Beef n Cheddar or Roast Beef Classic of equal or greater value is purchased with a small or large beverage.
Microsoft Store: Enjoy 10% OFF Software and 5% OFF just about everything else in the store. (see card for product restrictions)
Culver’s: 10% OFF your Purchase. Valid at Sycamore location only at 1200 DeKalb Ave.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center: $10 Admission to Legoland Discovery Center Chicago located in Schaumburg, IL (valid up to 6 admissions. Not valid on birthday parties or group visits.
Jersey Mike’s: Buy any regular sub & (2) 22oz. fountain drinks, get the 2nd regular sub FREE!

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Your Camp Card Chairs,
Karan Afseth and Michelle Mohr

Order of the Arrow Nominations

Troop 889 announced the results of the 2015 election for Order of the Arrow Candidates.  These Scouts have been recognized by their Troop as Scouts that live by the Scout Law and serve as examples of excellence in Scouting.

From the National Order of the Arrow Website:

FOR MORE THAN 90 YEARS, THE ORDER OF THE ARROW (OA) HAS RECOGNIZED SCOUTS AND SCOUTERS WHO BEST EXEMPLIFY THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW IN THEIR DAILY LIVES.  THIS RECOGNITION PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT FOR OTHERS TO LIVE THESE IDEALS AS WELL.  ARROWMEN ARE KNOWN FOR MAINTAINING CAMPING TRADITIONS AND SPIRIT, PROMOTING YEAR-ROUND AND LONG TERM RESIDENT CAMPING, AND PROVIDING CHEERFUL SERVICE TO OTHERS.  OA SERVICE, ACTIVITIES, ADVENTURES, AND TRAINING FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS ARE MODELS OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING THAT ENRICH AND HELP TO EXTEND SCOUTING TO AMERICA’S YOUTH.”

The following Scouts and adult leaders have been chosen as Ordeal Candidates

Scouts:     

Ian A.
Enzo A.
Kusai C.
Taha C.
Joel F.
Samyag M.
Jacob R.
Henry S.
Carson W.

Adults:       

Karan Afseth
Jim Nevling
Eva Tuczai

Congratulations, and good luck on your Ordeals!

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