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On the far right is Karl Asplund, Founder of Troop 1

On the far right is Karl Asplund, Founder of Troop 1


Troop 1 at the Karl Asplund Memorial

Troop 1 at the Karl Asplund Memorial


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March Troop Scoop

Posted by swolfgram on Mar 1 2021 - 11:18pm

Mar Troop Scoop

S.M.S for 2 - 28

Posted by swolfgram on Feb 28 2021 - 10:58pm
Good evening everyone
If you've stepped outside over the past week you've probably noticed that the winters back may have been broken. At least we hope so! All of the sunshine and higher temperatures seem to be a hopeful sign that spring really has sprung.  Now that I have said that, we will probably get another 16" of snow and the return of colder temperatures within the next week (positive thoughts for sun & warmth are appreciated).  I just hope the groundhog knows what he's talking about this year and we are heading for a much balmier temperature.

S.M.S for 2 - 22

Posted by swolfgram on Feb 22 2021 - 2:38am

Good evening everyone 

I would like to thank everyone that came out to our February day hike and compass course yesterday.  We really did luck out on the weather.  It was probably one of the only bright and sunny cloudless days we have seen for some time.  I hope that as springtime gets closer we are able to do more like this around our area.
Monday meeting 2 - 22
For the first time in almost a year we are being allowed to use Saint Marks church as our meeting location.  (101 S 6th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174)  We will be crafting care packages for Lazarus house.  The troop will have cleaning supplies and food prep gloves on hand.  If you could bring any plastic sandwich bags, brown paper bags, bottled water or apples it would be appreciated.
If you missed registering for the event this month never fear there is one in May.
It's possible to pick up two or three merit badges in a day and add to your sash bling (not to mention some great adds to your knowledge base)!
If you're interested,  below are the links to M.B.U and the T.F.C info
The next session is on May 8th at Camp Big Timber it is an in person event.
March campout alternative - repost
As everyone is probably aware our usual March two-night, (Friday & Saturday) camp out is at the lodge at camp Tomo Chi Chi Knolls in Gilbert's.  Usually we are able to use the lodge for our spring camp-out to get back into the swing of things after a long winter.  This year being different we may not be able to use the lodge because of Illinois' strict rules.  There is however an alternative as of right now. BSA camp Indian Trails in Janesville WI is open and has the ability to host us.  They have cabins and campsites available for our usage.  If the lodge in Gilbert's is not accessible I would like to propose going to camp Indian Trails for our March camp-out. 
Here is a link to their website.
Many of the other troops in our area have done the exact same thing and I would not be setting a precedent in suggesting we go north to camp out.

S.M.S for 2 - 14

Posted by swolfgram on Feb 14 2021 - 7:53pm
Good evening everyone 
This letter will be a bit of a longer one then usual.  We have a lot to go over and a lot to think about.  At the bottom of the letter I go over the March camp-out.  I need feedback on this topic so please let me know what you think.
Monday meeting 2 - 15
Get ready for something different.  Last year on President's Day we went to the field museum and had a special field meeting.  This year with keeping up the tradition of doing something different we are going to hold a sports night.  For a while the boys have been wanting to blow off some steam and play some games so this meeting we will be over at the Pottawatomie Community Center Gym. The address is:  8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
This will be an extended meeting from 6p to 8p.  This is a class B event so please make sure to wear any gym clothes or exercise clothes you want to. 
Bring any basketballs or tennis balls you have.  If I am not mistaken Dennis and Nick from pack 260 will be coming over for a visit.
Future forecast events -
Geneva Day Hike Saturday  2 - 20, 10a - 2p
We will be taking a hike downtown Geneva while practicing map and compass skills.  A few weeks ago we did a tutorial of how the compass works in downtown Saint Charles. Let's put the practice to use and navigate an orientation course for 1st class.  The compass course will cover about one mile in walking distance and will take you to some of the better known places around town.  


Plc, Cm update / zoom link, one link for the two

Posted by swolfgram on Feb 8 2021 - 5:04pm
Good evening everyone 
Because of the crummy weather we will be meeting just via the zoom tonight.  I was hoping that the snow would not persist into the evening but it looks pretty junky out there.  Stay home and tune in at 6.

Stevan Wolfgram is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Troop One P.L.C. and C.M.
Time: Feb 8, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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S.M.S for 2 - 7

Posted by swolfgram on Feb 7 2021 - 7:25pm

Good evening everyone 

 I hope that everyone is staying dry and warm with this week's past snow.    Normally this time of year is only suitable for people wearing a lot of layers or a person related to the Yeti.  
Monday meeting 2 - 8 P.L.C & C.M
Now that restrictions have eased up a bit we will be going back to live in person meetings hopefully on a regular basis. This week of course being the 2nd Monday of the month we will be having our Patrol Leaders Council and Committee Meeting over at The Station. (Campton Hills Community Center)  If you have forgotten where it's located the address is.
5N082 Old Lafox Rd, St. Charles, IL 60175
Looking forward to seeing you.
For those of you who can't attend in person we will have the live stream running on our zoom channel. The PLC will begin at 6 o'clock or shortly thereafter. The committee meeting will begin at 7 o'clock or shortly thereafter.
Topics for each meeting may include but are not limited to
New positions in the troop
New fundraising possibilities 
New meeting events and locations
Spring camping, when, where, how.
Do you feel like climbing the walls? Are you frostier than a snowman on his best days? Do you think watching 70's reruns is entertaining like I do?  You need something to do on the last saturday of the month.
Well, have no fear!  Merit Badge University is here and it is online.
It's possible to pick up two or three merit badges in a day and add to your sash bling (not to mention some great adds to your knowledge base)!
If you're interested,  below are the links to M.B.U and the T.F.C info
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Tune in with your preferred mode of communication via our zoom channel. 

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