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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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S.M.S for 9 - 12

Posted by swolfgram on Sep 12 2021 - 9:29pm

Good evening everyone 

We will be having a meeting this week (tomorrow), right after our P.L.C  Everything will be at the church so you won't have to go very far to make the next appointment
Monday Meeting P.L.C
St. Mark's Church, 6p
For this month's patrol leader council we will be going over the details for the upcoming September and October events and meetings.  A major goal for us should be trying to get back to planning at least two or three months out in advance.  Before 2020 we were doing excellent job with our calendar planning and up until now the month by month plans have been ok.  We just need to bring it back to where we were prior to shutdown and we will be better off.  This added foresight gives us the tools necessary to make sure that whatever we plan we can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time, with a reasonable amount of effort and in the right direction.  Anyone and everyone is invited to the P.L.C
Special Monday meeting 
St. Mark's Church, 7p
This Monday we will be learning about cast iron.  What is cast iron? How do you care for it?? How was it made??? What can you use it for???? Why do we use it?????  Hopefully all of the questions will be answered and you will have a better understanding of what cast iron is and how to care for it.
Committee meeting 
St. Mark's Church, 7p
While the boys are learning about cast iron care the troop one committee will be having the monthly committee meeting at the church on the other side of the gym.  This is an open invitation to all parents and family members and leaders associated with our troop. With a number of things coming up here are some of the topics we will be talking about
Recharter - Due now in October
Future camp outs - Caves, Hunters moon, Veterans weekend in batavia
Fundraisers - Possible ideas
Adult leader roles - What is still open
Who, what, when - Where and why
Camp Kane Day - Repost

S.M.S for 9 - 5

Posted by swolfgram on Sep 5 2021 - 10:46pm

Good evening everyone 

With fall finally upon us oui have a lot of new and interesting things coming up.  Every Monday meeting from now until the end of the year, oui will be engaged in different activities. That is of course what oui will be doing in addition to our camp-outs or outings. 
Monday Sept. 6 - No Meeting 
OUI WILL NOT be holding a meeting this Monday.
Future forecast September 13th meeting - Cast Iron Care
Oui will be converting our plc next week into a special Monday meeting.
Oui will be going over how to properly care for and maintain cast iron.  
• What is cast iron and how can can you make it last for a lifetime?  
• How do you properly maintain it's condition
• What are the steps to make sure that you're pots, pans or ovens last.   
Camp Kane Day -
Langum park, Sep - 19th, 10 - 3p.
As a result of the fantastic job that the boys did this past May, Camp Kane has asked us to assist them in their flag ceremony at this year's September event. The members of the cavalry organization were extremely impressed by how well  the boys executed the flag ceremony this past Spring.  They have specifically requested for for us to present the colors at this years September 18th event.   If you are able to attend, these are considered service hours.  Oui probably can throw in some requirements during the day.  If I am not mistaken Oui have also been allowed by the city to fire off the cannons multiple times during the day.  Even a few more times than last Spring.
Maquoketa Caves Trip -
September 24th - 26th
September is upon us and with it comes our September camp out.  We'll be returning to Maquoketa Caves State Park in Iowa for this month's camp out.  Oui will be staying at the same campground that Oui did the last time. 
(Bellevue state park, Nelson unit)
21466 429th Ave, Bellevue, IA 52031
This is always an enjoyable camp-out especially in early fall when the weather is still favorable and not too cold and not too hot.  The details are on the website.  Please sign up and let's go have some fun spelunking this September.
Popcorn Sales

S.M.S for 8 - 29

Posted by swolfgram on Aug 29 2021 - 10:56pm

Good evening everyone 

New news for the week
Monday meeting 8 - 30

S.M.S for 8 - 22

Posted by swolfgram on Aug 22 2021 - 10:15pm

Good evening everyone 

Some new news to know
Summer court of honor 

S.M.S for 8 - 15

Posted by swolfgram on Aug 15 2021 - 9:53pm

Good evening everyone 

I would like to thank everyone that came out to this weekend's swimming and lifesaving merit badges.  The swimming and lifesaving merit badges are two of the more complex badges that a scout needs to get if he ever wants to reach eagle scout.  Everyone that was able to participate yesterday was able to walk away with an eagle required badge. 

Mid-week program update

Posted by swolfgram on Aug 10 2021 - 10:01pm

Good morning or evening whenever you are reading this

I hope that everyone is safe and sound from our excitement last night.  I, like everyone else, was hoping that the storm would just blow over and we would be ok.  As it turns out it was a little more tense than everyone was comfortable with.  Just in case we do have bad weather and the storm sirens happen to go off please consider the scout meeting automatically canceled.  When it comes to severe weather, if the siren blows everything is shut down.
Makeup meeting 
I am calling for a special meeting Wednesday evening to make up for the canceled plc. This will be just a regular meeting 7p - 815 over at Good Templar. (If it's raining we will be over at the church).  We will be primarily going over requirements for swimming and lifesaving merit badges.  I know it is the first day of school for a lot of you but I'm hoping that it will be a light day.
The Committee meeting will be postponed till September 13th
Merit badge weekend 
 As of right now we are all set for the swimming and lifesaving merit badge this weekend at the Norris center.  If you do not have either of the badges please sign up.  These badges are eagle required and you will definitely not regret doing it.
Thanks everyone


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