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12-1-18 Hand-Made Holiday Centerpieces at Booth Sale

posted Nov 14, 2018, 10:41 AM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 3:14 AM ]

Troop 41 will be selling beautiful Holiday Centerpieces with fresh greenery hand-made by Scouts at the "Holiday in the Grove" event on December 1, 2018 for its Booth Sale.  Please stop by to visit us.  Thank your for your support!    

9am-3pm John Shields Elementary School

9am-1pm Sugar Grove United Methodist Church

Photo:  This is just one example of the Scouts' handiwork!

Thank you to Town & Country Gardens in Geneva for donating the greenery and all florist supplies to Troop 41!

Kane County Chronicle Features Troop 41 Scouts for Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge

posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:35 AM by Cindy Loo

Troop 41 Scouts had a great experience during the Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge workshop at Waubonsee Community College. Reporter Chris Walker with Shaw Media captured sound bites from Seth C., Nicholas C., Dominic F., and Leader Joe C. And Hayden S. captured the Front Page!  The Kane County Chronicle article is excerpted below.


"Flat tire? These local boys can help!"

Oct. 31, 2018

Scouts from Boy Scout Troops 41 and 53 pair with college mechanics to learn and earn Automotive Merit Badge.

Recent surveys suggest that more than half the population doesn’t know how to change a tire. But quite a few teens in the Sugar Grove area now have that knowledge, thanks to a Scout program and the help of some local college students.

About 20 enthusiastic Boy Scouts earned their automotive maintenance merit badges Oct. 24 at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove.

There they were afforded the opportunity to accompany college students enrolled in the Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) in checking under the hood, checking tire pressure, making sure fluids were properly filled, and seeing for themselves firsthand how technologically advanced today’s motor vehicles have become.

For 14-year-old Scout Seth C., the evening included his first tire change.

“That was the first time I learned how to do that and it was easier than I thought it would be,” he said.

Seth is less than two years away from potentially getting his driver’s license, and while he acknowledged he’s not really into cars, he knows he’ll be driving soon, so it’s good to learn as much as he can about cars and maintenance and safety.

“I really did enjoy this,” he said. “I learned a lot.”

Joe C.said his 13-year-old son, Nick, enjoyed the experience, as well.

“He got to use the air tools, which is always a motivator, and the impact gun, which makes a noise,” Joe C. said. “They lifted the whole car so they were able to walk underneath it. They learned about the colors as far as fluids go, and what they are, where they go and what they’re for, and learned everything about having a flat tire and knowing how to fix it so they don’t have to worry about calling a friend or a tow.”

While the Scouts gained a better understanding of automobiles, including general maintenance, safety and registration, they also were required to find out about career opportunities in the automotive industry in order to earn their merit badges.

Dominic F., a 14-year-old Scout from Sugar Grove, really liked the event. Dominic, who intends to pursue engineering, recognized a lot of similarities with his interests and the automotive industry.

“I’m not sure what was most interesting, but it was probably figuring out how to change the oil and transmission fluid and stuff like that,” Dominic said. “I’ve actually thought about becoming an engineer or something like that, so the first college I’d be going to would be Waubonsee. I’m definitely thinking of taking that type of class.”

Attendees were able to learn a lot in a short amount of time by spending time with some of the 120 students in the CAP program at Waubonsee, which began a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last year.

“I got a chance to talk to some of the college kids in the program, which was cool,” Dominic said. “I found out you don’t really need a partner when you lift a car to do work or someone to supervise you.”

FCA estimates about 5,500 auto technicians will be needed in the next two years to fill open positions and the number will increase to 780,000 by 2024.

Cycling Merit Badge - 150 Miles Completed!

posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:27 AM by Cindy Loo

Troop 41 Cycling Scouts completed 150 miles of rides this October 21, 2018!  All in all, Troop 41 hosted 190 miles of rides!  Many thanks to Mr. Carlson and Mr. Liu, plus the leaders and parents who rode with you, drove the SAG wagon, and fixed your flats!

CYCLING MERIT BADGE 9/10/16, 15 miles Starved Rock 7/22/17, 10 miles Bliss Woods 8/19/17, 15 miles Virgil Gilman Trail 9/17/17, 10 miles Fox River Trail 10/21/17, 25 miles Fox River Trail 5/19/18, 10-15 miles Virgil Gilman Trail 9/8/18, 15 miles Fox River Trail 9/23/18, 25 miles Virgil Gilman Trail 10/21/18, 50 miles Virgil Gilman Trail, Fox River Trail, Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western Trail

2018 Annual Greenery Fundraiser

posted Sep 28, 2018, 12:17 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Oct 6, 2018, 8:36 AM ]

Troop 41's annual greenery fundraiser has commenced.  The proceeds from this fundraiser are used to pay for monthly camping fees, new and replacement camping equipment, consumable camping supplies, incentives, and physical activity equipment.

Please click here for the LOCAL DELIVERY catalog.

Your purchase provides resources for the many opportunities we offer to help Scouts contribute to the community and to succeed in life.

Troop 41 thanks you for your support!

9-22-18 Coin & Currency Show (Coin Collecting Merit Badge)

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:02 PM by BSA Troop41sg



Pheasant Run Resort - Mega Center, 4501 E. Main St., Saint Charles, IL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2018, 9am - 3pm

9:00 AM - Kids Treasure Hunt 

10:00 AM - Youth Collecting (Kids of all ages) Questions & Presentations 

1:00 PM - Youth Auction 

Free Admission & Parking

Attending this will complete requirement 10b of the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. If you are interested in completing the rest of the requirements, talk to Mr. Odean, Merit Badge Counselor.  A blue card signed by Mr Fox gets you started.

Youth can go to different dealers and answer questions. For each correct answer they earn ILNA cash to be used at the auction at 1PM. The dealers donate books, coins, and guides to this auction. No one would leave empty handed.

10/06/2018 - Webelos Activity Day, "Fall into Fun with Troop 41!"

posted Sep 4, 2018, 5:37 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

Troop 41 will be hosting a Webelos Activity Day:  "Fall into Fun with Troop 41" on Saturday 10/6/18 from 1:00-4:00pm at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve.

This will be an opportunity for the Boy Scouts to help lead Cub Scouts in various activities from knot tying to compass skills to leather working!

If you know a Webelo who might be interested in visiting Troop 41, please invite them to join us.  Thank you for helping the Webelos to feel welcome.

The plan for the day is to have an activity, a craft, and then snack. Our Scouts participating and who need the first class requirement 4a (complete an orienteering course that is at least a mile long) will be demonstrating to the Webeloes how to use a compass, map, and GPS to navigate. There also will be other small activities along the course that will complete the first class requirement.

9/25/2018 - Court of Honor and Ice Cream Social

posted Sep 4, 2018, 5:30 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 9:07 AM ]


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.

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

8-18-18 Gardening Volunteers: Sugar Grove Public Library

posted Jul 21, 2018, 7:28 AM by BSA Troop41sg

Troop 41 have been asked by the Sugar Grove Library to help them with their outdoor gardening.  They need people to mainly pull weeds in the mulched beds.  

Water and snacks will be provided by the Gardening Club.  

Please bring work gloves and a small hand shovel, and wear sunscreen and bug spray.  

Please sign up on SignupGenius.  

Scouts can earn Service Hours or Conservation Hours toward Rank Advancement.

Sugar Grove Corn Boil 2018

posted Jul 21, 2018, 7:24 AM by BSA Troop41sg

Troop 41 is actively involved in the community's Sugar Grove Corn Boil.  We will provide volunteer service to make and sell popcorn and cotton candy on Movie Night 7-26-18.  We will be helping to clean all that delicious corn for the Corn Boil.  We'll be marching in the parade during the event dedicated to First Responders.  We will also be hosting a booth to offer our signature service for Flags Over Kaneland.  Troop 41 is proud to serve the community.

7-3-18 No Meeting, 7-4-18 March in Parade

posted Jul 2, 2018, 3:09 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Jul 2, 2018, 3:10 PM ]

Since we just returned from Summer Camp, there is no meeting for 7-3-18.  

For 7-4-18, we will be marching in the Sugar Grove 4th of July Parade.  Please meet in the John Shields parking lot at 12:30pm. Parade starts at 1:00pm.  Please wear your Class A uniforms and a smile.

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