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 were 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.
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.
Congratulations to the Class of 2014 Eagles and to Denny Wowra!
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 for the troop, administered the Eagle charge for a large number of current and former Eagle Scouts in attendance.
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.
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
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
Congratulations, and good luck on your Ordeals!
Have your requirements signed off for your next rank advancement?
Troop 889’s next Board of Review for Rank Advancement will be held on Monday February 23rd, 2015
To sign up for this BOR please email Marian Flattum no later than WEDNESDAY February 18th with the FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1. Scout’s name
2. rank you are presenting for, and
3. date of your Scout Master / Assistant Scout Master conference.
1. ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
If you are available, please let Marian know.
BSA Rules state that for each Board there must be a minimum of 3 registered BSA Adult Members that are not already a Scout Master or Assistant Scout Master. Please consider volunteering for upcoming BORs. It is fun and easy to do, and if we have enough people, it is only 2 hours of your time to get know the great scouts we have in our troop.
2. SCOUTS – COMPLETED HANDBOOKS:
All Rank requirements must be completed before signing up for a BOR. If a Scout Master conference is still required, you must send me an email with the date you have scheduled with a SM or ASM for your conference, confirmed by the SM/ASM.
3. SCOUTS – UNIFORMS:
Scouts, if you are sitting for First Class or above, you must be in full uniform of shirt, neckerchief, and appropriate badges & emblems, including pants, socks, belt, and sash with merit badges attached. Please be sure that you have the proper rank badge attached to your uniform. If you are sitting for Tenderfoot, and Second Class, your uniform consists of BSA regulation shirt, neckerchief and slide, and appropriate badges and emblems. If you have questions, please contact Marian Flattum or Sue DalMoro
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.