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"God & Life" Religious Emblem

posted Mar 31, 2021, 3:23 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Looking for God in all the right places!


Troop 41 Chaplain Dave Seraphin will be leading the God & Life Religious Emblem Program for the Protestant Faith.  We’ll be learning about God, relating the Bible to our life today, and hearing Mr. Seraphin’s awesome stories.  Earning the Religious Emblem Medallion is an honor that is bestowed upon Scouts by the church.


Scouts will meet in our Troop 41 Zoom Room weekly in April and May.  A special presentation to bestow medallions will follow on a Sunday in June at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. 

4-27-2021 Court of Honor

posted Mar 21, 2021, 4:05 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

It’s time for our Spring Court of Honor.  Scouts have earned many merit badges and rank advancement.  For scouts advancing in rank, moms receive a pin, too.


Depending on weather, the COH will be held either indoors or outdoors at the Crossroads Christian Youth Center.


All Patrols and families 7:00 – 8:30 PM

7:00 – 7:30 PM Ant Patrol

7:30 – 8:00 PM Crafters Patrol

8:00 – 8:30 PM Knights of the Burnt Table Patrol

4-24-2021 Earth Day Conservation Workday

posted Mar 21, 2021, 4:00 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Saturday April 24, 2021

Session 1:  1:00 – 2:30PM

Session 2:  2:30PM – 4:00PM


Scouts have been invited to participate in a special Conservation Work Day at Bliss Woods organized for the Troop.  Conservation Steward Mary O. would like Scouts to do some planting.  We will be planting native shrubs in the area where Scouts cleared the invasive species earlier this winter. 


Scouts can work on:
*  Credit for Conservation Service Hours,
*  Camping Merit Badge Requirement 9(c): Do a Conservation Project, -or-
*  Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Requirement 8.c or 8.f. 


Park by the old Camp KaDeKa, which is now Templo Belen: 42W635 Kedeka Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554


Bring your own shovel, garden gloves, and a gallon of water to water the new plants.


Sign up for one or both sessions on Signup Genius.  There is no limit to the number of people.  Masks and socially distancing are required.  

4-20-2021 RC-Car Recycled Race Track

posted Mar 21, 2021, 3:59 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Let’s race!  Bring your RC Car, a couple cardboard boxes, and masking tape. 


Scouts will be building a racetrack obstacle course for their RC cars to race in the gym at the Crossroads Christian Youth Center.  In honor of Earth Day, we’ll be using recycled materials.


What can you build with your cardboard box?  How about a tunnel, culvert, ramp, bridge?

3-7-2021 Knot Tying & Lashing Workshop

posted Feb 27, 2021, 2:01 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Feb 28, 2021, 5:03 AM ]

Sunday March 7, 2021, 

1:30 – 3:30 PM, 

Bus Barn at Sugar Grove Community Building.  

Do you know how to tie your shoes?  Easy one. 

How about a Double Fisherman’s knot?  A little harder.  

How about a Tripod Lashing?  Hmm.  


Scouts of all ranks can benefit from learning and teaching knots and lashings.

Scouts at the workshop will work on Rank Requirements listed below.


·       Register on Signup Genius by 3-5-2021. 

·       Fill out the COVID Checkup Form before you arrive.

·       Dress for the weather.  We may be inside or outside as the social distancing requirements will allow.

·       Bring your Knot Tying Kit from your Scout Bag.


4a.       Show how to tie a square knot, two half-hitches, and a taut-line hitch. Explain how each knot is used.

4b.       Show the proper care of a rope by learning how to whip and fuse the ends of different kinds of rope.




3a.       Demonstrate a practical use of the square knot.

3b.       Demonstrate a practical use of two half-hitches.

3c.       Demonstrate a practical use of the taut-line hitch.




2f.        Demonstrate tying the sheet bend knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.

2g.       Demonstrate tying the bowline knot. Describe a situation in which you would use this knot.




3a.       Discuss when you should and should not use lashings.

3b.       Demonstrate tying the timber hitch and clove hitch.

3c.       Demonstrate tying the square, shear, and diagonal lashings by joining two or more poles or staves together.

3d.       Use lashings to make a useful camp gadget or structure.




6.         While a Star Scout, use the Teaching EDGE method to teach another Scout (preferably younger than you) the skills from ONE of the following choices, so that the Scout is prepared to pass those requirements to their Scoutmaster’s satisfaction.

d.         First Class 3a, 3b, 3c, and 3d (tools)


Webelos Welcome! Tubing & Sledding at Johnson's Mound

posted Jan 29, 2021, 9:55 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Jan 31, 2021, 2:20 PM ]

Tubing/Sledding Event:  Webelos Welcome!


Saturday, February 6, 2021, 1:00-4:00PM


Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve  

41W600 Hughes Rd, Elburn, IL 60119, USA


Please bring your own sled or tube.

Please also bring a signed Activity Consent Form:

We will follow social distancing and masks guidelines for this activity.

Contact the Webmaster to signup!

Scout Sunday

posted Jan 29, 2021, 9:53 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Troop 41 has a tradition of helping out during Worship Services on Scout Sunday at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.  This year Troop 41 will be participating virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live.  We will be presenting a slideshow of highlights of the past year to thank our Charter Organization for helping to make it possible.

Order of the Arrow Elections

posted Jan 29, 2021, 9:51 AM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

OA Elections are scheduled for Tuesday February 23, 2021.


Elections will use an online format, and another Troop will be assisting us.  We will need at least 50% of the Troop members to be there in order to conduct a ballot election.  So please be sure you come to the February 23rd Meeting.


We have a lot of great candidates this year.  Scouts need to be First Class and have 15 nights of camping.  The long-term camping requirement has been waived this year.

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

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