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Troop 42 Scouting At Home

Members may take the Troop 42 COVID-19 Six-Week Challenge! Each week during the pandemic, a new challenge will be offered to teach scouts new skills and keep their skill sharp with their families at home. Every Scout who completes all six challenges will earn a special recognition patch and have a change to win a special prize.

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Many other opportunities to complete merit badges and participate in virtual scouting events are available. Follow the Iron Horse District Scouting At Home Facebook group for local updates. The Mid-America Council updates are on the website at

Keep on Scouting!

July upcoming events

All hands are needed for the Metro Credit Union Celebrates America Concert and Fireworks Show service project. This project consists of delivering letters to residents on June 26, distributing empty trash bags the evening before the concert on June 29, and cleaning up the part the morning after the concert at Memorial Park on June 30. You may want to attend the concert and fireworks show, too! Troop 42 is fortunate to be able to assist with the traditional concert that both earns income for the unit and provides service project hours for scouts who participate. Bring friends a family to help with the park cleanup Saturday morning because it is a large area with lots of rubbish left by concert-goers in the darkness. The more help the faster it goes.

Last day to sign up for Great Sand Dunes High Adventure is Saturday, June 30th. So far there’s space available and the Great Sand Dunes National Park is a natural wonder to experience. All high adventurers are invited on July 1 to participate in planning the activities and meals for the adventure. They will have the opportunity to choose from among hiking trails, a micro backpacking event, trail cooking, hiking with elevation gain, astronomy and nature study, and more. Many activities are inspired by and satisfy merit badge requirements. The adventure starts on a Tuesday evening and returns the following Monday, July 17-23.

The next troop meeting is July 9th. The following Saturday is Trailer Equipment Maintenance Day, and it sorely needs some cleaning and repair. It’s been two years since we’ve performed an inventory of tents and tent parts, balanced patrol box contents, and packed equipment with a smart load plan. The troop has recently had the broken door repaired and the wheels and tires replaced out the outside, now the inside needs work.

Note the Summer Court of Honor date has been changed to August to maximize recognition for scouts going on high adventure and other trips this summer. Keep up to date on troop events by logging into Scoutbook and by subscribing to the troop calendar at in your favorite calendar app.

February troop events

Scout Sunday was a tremendous success for creating a presence visible to the entire church congregation who supports our troop, and providing them a delicious breakfast as a thank you. Several members of Dundee Pres. Church and staff remarked that is wonderful to see active boy scouts. Many have stories of their experiences as a boy scouts or leaders in Troop 42 and others units. Thank you to all who participated!

February cmpout is a cabin campuot out at Karp Pavilion at Camp Cedars. The Karp features bunks bed, a kitchen, and a large fireplace. Plan on outdoor events during the day but a warm dry place to sleep at night. The plan includes hiking and navigation by GPS and other first class advancement skills. If desired, bring a hand held GPS, smart phone with GPS app, and a snow sled if there’s still snow on the ground.

The February 12 troop meeting is an Open House for neighborhood cub scout pack Arrow of Light scouts as well as OA elections. Scouts are planning demonstration of campfire building, cooking, tenting, and high adventures. Members of the OA lodge are encouraged to wear their sashes.

Thursday evening is Joel’s Eagle Scout service project. Scouts are invited to Joel’s project, which is a charity for homeless people and veterans. Details will be distributed at the troop meeting on Monday.

The PLC met last Saturday for the semi-annual Annual Planning Conference and developed a troop program plan in support of their goals of creating interest in joining the troop among cub scouts, monthly outdoor events, and a variety of program features. Look for a troop program plan coming soon. The PLC will meet next on Monday, February 19, and a regular troop meeting is planned for the following Monday, February 26.

Troop 42 January upcoming events

Lots of events scheduled in the next month. Here’s a quick review:

December 30: Christmas Tree Collection Community Service Conservation Project. Please RSVP in Scoutbook.

December 31, 2017: last day to turn in the Permission slip for the Klondike Derby at the early bird discount

January 1, 2018: Permission slips and YMCA Non-member Liability Waiver forms for Lock-In event due. Two forms are required, one for the YMCA, the other for troop to know how many people are attending for event and food planning.

January 5: Movie “Follow Me Boys” Details to be announced

January 6, 2018: Christmas Tree Community Service Conservation Project second day. Please RSVP in Scoutbook.

January 8, 2018: Permission slips for Klondike Derby due at troop meeting

January 12-13: Lock-in

January 15: PLC

January 19-21: Council Klondike Derby

January 22: Troop Meeting

January 29: Winter Court of Honor





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