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Webelos Welcome: Hike at Red Oak Nature Center

posted Jan 10, 2021, 8:22 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Jan 20, 2021, 3:22 AM by Cindy Loo ]

Troop 41 is planning a Hike at Red Oak Nature Center on Saturday January 23, 2021. 


All Webelos and Scouts are welcome!  We will work on rank requirements for:

*  Second Class

*  First Class
*  Life

We will run through:

*  Orienteering Course and

*  GPS Navigation

Interested scouts and leaders are welcome to sign up under the Signup Genius link.  Email the Webmaster for the link.

RSVP by January 18. 2021.


There are openings for two separate groups of 10 (8 Scouts plus 2 Leaders):

*  10:00am – 12:00pm

*  10:05am – 12:05pm


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Visitors Center is closed, so no restrooms will be available.  Trails and grounds are open.




3a.       Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols.

3c.       Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to help prevent them.




4a.       Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/ or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).


4b.       Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone, or other electronic navigation system. Use GPS to find your current location, a destination of your choice, and the route you will take to get there. Follow that route to arrive at your destination.




While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE [Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable] method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from one of the following choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his Scoutmaster’s satisfaction.

e.  First Class 4a and 4b (Navigation)

Virtual Merit Badge Sessions

posted Nov 21, 2020, 7:57 PM by Cindy Loo   [ updated Nov 21, 2020, 8:04 PM ]

Three Fires Council:  New badges will be added each week. 

Read this FIRST! 

WEEK 1: November 23 - 29

Digital Technology | Monday, November 23 | 10:00 AM
Programming | Tuesday, November 24 | 10:00 AM
Digital Technology | Wednesday, November 25 | 10:00 AM
Programming | Friday, November 27 | 10:00 AM
Sustainability (2 Sessions) | Friday, November 27 | 10:00 AM
Citizenship in The Nation | Saturday, November 28 | 5:00 PM
Family Life | Sunday, November 29, 2020 | 1:30 PM
Family Life | Sunday, November 29, 2020 | 4:00 PM


WEEK 2: November 30 - December 6


WEEK 3: December 7 - 13

COVID Checkup Online Form

posted Nov 6, 2020, 10:08 AM by Cindy Loo   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 10:19 AM ]

Before 6:00PM on meeting nights, this is a friendly reminder that before being allowed to take part during indoor Troop 41 gatherings, adults or parents of participants must complete the “COVID Checkup” form on the day of the event. 

Thank you!

(This link can also be found as the last menu item in the left side bar.)

Bike Ride, Bliss Woods 11-14-2020

posted Oct 30, 2020, 8:42 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Join us for a Bike Ride:  15 – 25 Miles.  Scouts can choose the shorter or longer trip.  Miles biked will count towards the Cycling Merit Badge.  Bring a backpack lunch.  Please meet at Bliss Woods.

Pumpkin Carving 10-27-2020

posted Oct 30, 2020, 8:40 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Join us for some fall Jack-o-Lantern fun!


Bring your own pumpkin as well as carving and/or decorating tools.  Only scouts that have their totin' chip will be allowed to use a knife per BSA.

Camp Capades 10-24-2020

posted Oct 30, 2020, 8:32 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Oct 30, 2020, 8:36 AM ]

You are flying on a small prop plane with a group of your fellow Scouts headed for an adventure in the Canadian Rockies.


All of a sudden, you hear one of the engines sputter, feel the plane tip, and watch your can of Sprite spill in your buddy’s lap.  Jolted to your senses, the booming sound of the Captain’s voice calmly announces throughout the cabin, “Crash Positions, please.” 


With eagle-like reflexes and surgical dexterity, the Captain lands the wounded plane in a mountain valley miles from anywhere.  With a leaking fuel line, the cabin begins to fill with fumes.  In the organized chaos to exit the plane, three of your fellow passengers trip over their own luggage and twist both ankles.


Lost in the mountains.  The injured can’t walk.  It’s raining.  It’s cold.  And there is no shelter.  Now what?


Does your Patrol have what it takes to bandage and splint an injury, make a stretcher, craft a shelter with a tarp and poles, tie the proper knots, build a campfire, and cook a tasty Dutch Oven dish and dessert?


Patrols will go head to head in Camp Capades.  Who will complete the challenges first?  Who will make the tastiest Dutch Oven dessert?

Please meet at Harter Road Farm, Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Property.

Crossover Ceremony and Court of Honor

posted Sep 8, 2020, 5:40 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 9, 2020, 9:20 AM ]

September 15th we are having our Crossover Ceremony and Court of Honor. During our Crossover Ceremony, we will be acknowledging and welcoming Pack 347’s Webelos. We will then have our Court of Honor where Troop 41 scouts will receive merit badges, rank advancements and even a Scouter of the Year award. Make sure to be here on the 15th for our first COVID Court of Honor and Crossover. 

Boundary Waters Canoe Trip - July 2020

posted Sep 8, 2020, 11:26 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Sep 9, 2020, 9:22 AM ]

Troop 41 Scouts went on their high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area from July 11 - 19, 2020.  Setting off from Ely, Minnesota, they canoed and portaged nearly 50 miles, including 17-miles in one day!

Seth C. prepared a handy guide to "Plants to eat in the Boundary Waters".  (See the linked file below.)  The Scouts sampled blueberry, raspberry, and thimbleberry.  They even caught some fish and served a shoreline meal.  

Billy E. commented, "My highlight of our Northern Tier Trip was reaching our campsite on Wednesday after having our leaders capsize and having our other two canoes wash up on shore.  It was quite a relief to make it to our campsite after the terrible storms we had that day.  It was funny how the most experienced canoe was the one that capsized."

Fox River Canoe Trip

posted Jul 6, 2020, 7:01 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 7:02 AM ]

On June 27th, 2020, ten Boy Scouts with their families went canoeing down the Fox River for 7 miles. We met up at C&M canoe rental where we went on a bus to go to the start of the trip. When we were canoeing, we saw cattle eating by the river, an eagle, and an eagle’s nest, along with some cool rock formations which you wouldn’t even guess were along the Fox River. Surprisingly, we only had one canoe capsize because a tree branch took them down. Overall, it was a good trip to get us prepared for our Northern Tier and Boundary Waters high adventure, which is only a few days away.  

~ Scout Webmaster Elliott L.

May 2020 Virtual Camp-O-Ree

posted May 18, 2020, 6:59 AM by Cindy Loo

Troop 41 Scouts participated in the Great 2020 Virtual Camporee hosted by Three Fires Council. There were over 1500 Scouts from more tha 25 different states and 3 countries. The Camporee started Friday Night with an opening campfire live from Camp Big Timber and a virtual Astronomy Hike. Scouts pitched their tents at home inside and in their backyards. They even cooked meals for their families. Saturday's activities included: Virtual Nature Hike through Camp Big Timber Home Scavenger Hunt Challenge Game Camp Sight Setup Challenge Online Merit Badge and STEM NOVA Classes Demonstrations on Dutch Oven Cooking, Fire Building and more. Kahoot Challenge Games Mystery Ingredient Dinner Challenge

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