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Troop 41's Robotics Team Advances to State Championship

posted Dec 27, 2017, 12:33 PM by BSA Troop41sg

Congratulations to Team RogueBotics sponsored by Troop 41!  The Team competed in one of the Regional FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournaments in December and advanced to the Illinois State Championship Round!  Way to go!

Centerpieces for Holiday in the Grove

posted Nov 13, 2017, 7:39 AM by BSA Troop41sg

Troop 41 will be selling beautiful Holiday Centerpieces with fresh greenery hand-made by Scouts at the "Holiday in the Grove" event on December 2, 2017 for its Booth Sale.  Please stop by to visit us.  Thank your for your support!    

Troop 41 Scouts:  Please join us in making the Centerpieces with fresh greenery, candles, and Holiday flair on November 26, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm.  The Troop is fortunate to be assisted by a professional floral designer!  

"Off the Beaten Path" by Seth, Troop Scribe

posted Oct 28, 2017, 2:21 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Oct 28, 2017, 2:55 PM ]

Sometimes life takes us off the beaten path, and that’s exactly what we did on our hike at White Pines campground!

We blazed our own trail, and didn’t turn back when we ran into a few thorn bushes, albeit with a few grumbles and complaints.  Eventually, we found a shortcut near some railroad tracks, at which point it started to rain.  As you know, the scout motto is “be prepared”, which most of us were, with our rain jackets.

Once we arrived on the right path, we found a roofed lookout where we could see down the cliff and observe the little river at the bottom.  After we left the lookout, we were heading back to the campsite where we had to go down some very slick rock steps, which a few people slipped on.  We then crossed the river using a wooden bridge.  A little further down  we thought we had to cross a fjord, but luckily we found another wooden bridge.

Since it was still raining, we sat under a shelter, and dried our jackets and played a game.  After we finished our “which animal do you want to bring” game, we put our jackets back on, and walked back to our campsite, and started working on lunch.

Let this be a lesson to everyone, if life has yanked you off the beaten path, just keep going and persevering.

2017 Greenery Fundraiser

posted Oct 2, 2017, 12:38 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 7:25 PM ]

Troop 41's annual greenery fundraiser has commenced.  The proceeds from this fundraiser are used to pay for monthly camping fees, advancements, awards and honors, camping equipment and supplies, court of honor supplies, merit badge pamphlets and necessities, and physical activity equipment.

Please click here for the LOCAL DELIVERY catalog.

Please click here for the ONLINE ORDER FORM.

Your purchase provides resources for the many opportunities we offer to help Scouts to contribute to the community and to succeed in life.  Troop 41 thanks you for your support!

9-26-17 COH & Ice Cream Social

posted Sep 12, 2017, 10:49 AM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

All scouts and parents are encouraged to attend our regular Court of Honor.  For scouts advancing in rank, moms receive a pin, too.   

Following the COH, Troop 41 is hosting an Ice Cream Social.  Troop 41 will bring the ice cream, dairy-free treats, bowls and spoons.  Families are asked to bring their favorite topping to share.

Cemetery Walk 10-4-17, 7pm, Montgomery

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:35 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

Troop 41 Eagle Scout Alan managed a project at Riverside Cemetery in Montgomery. His crew cleaned, reset, and installed new gravestones of Civil War Veterans.  Here is an opportunity to see his efforts.      

Each year the Village of Montgomery's Historic Preservation Commission hosts a Cemetery Walk at Riverside Cemetery on the first Wednesday of October at 7:00 p.m.  Guests are led through the cemetery in small groups to meet the fascinating "ghosts" of early pioneers and other residents of the cemetery.  This is a very respectful event.  Tours begin near the corner of River and Taylor Street about every 10 minutes.  It is important for residents to bring a flashlight and sturdy shoes due to the uneven terrain.  There is no charge for this event. 

BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse Patch

posted Aug 1, 2017, 5:48 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 4:20 AM ]

The Solar Eclipse is just around the corner on August 21, 2017.  We'll be working on earning the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse Patch during our 8-8-17 meeting.  Then we'll be attending a special viewing event at the Sugar Grove Public Library on 8-21-17. Please talk to Mr. Liu if you would like him to register you for the event at the library.

Here’s how to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch

A total solar eclipse is a rare event. A total solar eclipse whose path crosses right over the heart of the United States? Even rarer.
On Aug. 21, 2017, the solar system serves up a special treat. Aug. 21 is a Monday, but those Scouts and Venturers who are still on summer break should plan a big celebration. Like all the best celebrations, this one comes with its own patch.
There won’t be another total solar eclipse over the United States until 2024. After that, you must wait until 2045. In other words, when Aug. 21 arrives, make sure you’re ready.

How to earn the BSA 2017 Solar Eclipse patch

  1. Locate a site suitable for viewing the eclipse. Search Google for “eclipse viewing” and the name of your city or town to find events near you.
    • See the exact path and precise timings at this NASA site.
  2. Describe how to safely view the eclipse.
    • Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look directly at these tips from NASA on how to view the eclipse safely.
  3. Discuss with your group what you saw and felt during the eclipse.
    • Post your comments and eclipse photos on social media using the hashtag #BSAEclipse2017.
  4. Do the following:
    • Cub Scouts: Discuss what a solar eclipse is with your leaders.
    • Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts: Draw a diagram of the positions of the moon, earth, and sun to show how the solar eclipse occurs.
    • Venturers: Research Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s 1919 experiment and discuss how it confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
  5. Ask your unit leader to buy the 2017 Solar Eclipse patch.
    • You’ll find it at your local council service center.

BSA Uniform Patch Placement Guide

posted Aug 1, 2017, 5:46 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 4:15 AM ]

Scouts earn many badges, patches and awards.  Where do you put them all?  For the latest information on uniform placement, please see the links to the BSA Guides below.  Thank you, Jay, for sharing this with all of us!

BSA Guides to Awards and Insignia:  Main Website

BSA Insignia Placement Guide

Training and Awards Placement Guide

Scouting Honors and Special Recognition

Universal and Nonunit Insignia

Religious Emblems

Summer Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie

posted Aug 1, 2017, 5:43 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 4:23 AM ]

The scouts had a very successful and fun summer camp at Camp Freeland Leslie in Wisconsin. This year, Troop 41 scouts earned a combined total of 52 merit badges!  

Awards Earned at Summer Camp Freeland Leslie

posted Aug 1, 2017, 5:38 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 4:22 AM ]

Congratulations to our award winning Scouts on their accomplishments at CFL!   

Standup Paddleboarding: Ben; 

Shotgun Shooting - 1st Place: Tyler;  

Snorkeling Award: Tyler, Nate, Morgan

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