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Flags Over Kaneland

posted Apr 10, 2018, 6:24 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 12:40 PM ]

SUMMER 2018  

Show your patriotism and help support local 
Sugar Grove Boy Scout Troop 41 !   

Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 41 will personally set up flag stands.  On select holidays, Scouts will place a flag in the morning, and retire the flag in the evening of the holiday.

Four 2018 Holidays


Memorial Day
Flag Day
4th of July
Labor Day


2’x3’ USA flag is placed in your front yard 1 foot behind the sidewalk towards the house.


Flag stand is buried flush with the ground.


Flag is placed in the morning and removed in the evening.

Revised Schedule: Campout 4/7/18, 8am - 4/8/18, 9:30am

posted Apr 6, 2018, 11:18 AM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 5:27 AM ]


Due to the extreme weather forecasted with wind chill of single digits in DuPage County, the leaders have decided to cancel the Friday 4-6-18 overnight.  Please meet Saturday 4-7-18 at the Sugar Grove Community Building at 8 a.m. We will go to the Forest Preserve Saturday morning; have meals; have activities; and return appropriately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. We will also continue to monitor the weather conditions and will let you know if the Saturday overnight will be changed also.

Troop 41 apologizes for the late change and ask that you contact Scoutmaster Fox if this interferes with your schedule and may prevent a Scout from going on the campout Saturday. He will be doing his best to make sure that all Scouts that wanted to go on the campout will be able to.


Boys going to Isle Royal and Philmont will be doing a hike with our backpack to help everyone prepare for the trip. The hike will be 5-7 miles long. Please bring a backpack to hold all of you gear plus half of you tent. Boys not going to Isle Royale and Philmont will also be going on the hike. We will use this as an opportunity to get some of the requirements for rank advancement done for them.  Please bring a small backpack to carry a waterbottle, raingear and lunch since we will be eating lunch on the trail. Lastly, right now the weather looks to be on the cool side. Please pack appropriate cold weather gear, i.e. extra sleeping bag, warm clothes, and a stocking cap and gloves to wear at night.


Bring a completed BSA Activity Consent Form.

3-10-18 Engineering Open House Campout

posted Mar 24, 2018, 10:57 AM by Cindy Loo

Troop 41 visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for their March campout. The scouts had a great time seeing and hearing the Tesla Concert Friday night, visiting all the STEM exhibits on Saturday, eating pizza, and lounging at the hotel!


Troop 41's Robotics Team Advances to International Tournament!

posted Mar 11, 2018, 8:35 AM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated May 6, 2018, 4:54 AM by Cindy Loo ]

Congratulations to Team RogueBotics sponsored by Troop 41!  The Team competed in the FIRST LEGO League Einstein Illinois State Championship on 1-13-18 with 50 other teams.  To their surprise, Team RogueBotics brought home the 3rd Place Robot Performance Award, 3rd Place Champion's Award, and a nomination to attend the Global Innovation Award Competition. They also advanced to compete in the International Razorback Invitational Tournament in May with countries from around the world!  

Team RogueBotics would like to thank FIRST Illinois Robotics and the team's sponsors for supporting them: 

Platinum Sponsors
  • Boy Scout Troop 41 & 
    Scout Leaders Mr. Odean, Mr. Hauge, Mr. Schramm, Mr. Liu, Mr. Fox

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors

Team RogueBotics would also like to thank the international charities that helped them with their research project:
Team RogueBotics also owes a big "Thank You" to the Law Firm that helped them learn how to file for a Provisional Patent on their invention to help kids in developing countries.  

3-20-18 COH & Luigi's FUNRaiser

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:44 AM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Mar 18, 2018, 11:13 AM ]

For our 3-20-18 Court of Honor, please come to the Troop 41 FUNraiser at Luigi's!  It's an "All You Care To Eat" pizza, pasta, and salad buffet.  Laser Tag tickets will also be available at a discount.  Bring your whole family!  Bring your friends!       

5:30pm Dinner     

6:15pm Laser Tag     

7:15pm Court of Honor     

Funds raised will be used to purchase new equipment for high adventure camping.  We need at least 50 people to attend, so all scouts and families are encourage to attend and support the Troop.     

Dinner will cost $7 for kids 12 and under and $9 for anyone over 12. There will also be an option to purchase entertainment at a discount as well. Everyone is welcome to come for dinner and fun! The event is cash only.     

Click here for the flyer.

Please sign-up online at the link below to let us know you how many will be coming and to help us plan.  Of course, you are still welcome to join us without signing up.


2-3-18 Webelos Welcome Event

posted Feb 2, 2018, 8:21 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Feb 2, 2018, 8:24 PM ]


Troop 41 is hosting Pack 341 and Pack 347 Webelos for a "Webelos Welcome Event" during their February Campout at Hoover Forest Preserve Saturday 2-3-18, 1:00-4:00pm. 

Meet at Blazing Star Lodge.

This will be an opportunity to meet the Scouts and Leaders of Troop 41 in their camping habitat.  The Boy Scouts will be leading Cub Scouts in various activities from fire building to knot tying to STEM stuff.

*1:00-1:45 pm Campfire Escapades

*1:45-2:45 pm Geocaching (Conditions permitting)

*2:45-3:15 pm Licorice Knot Tying

*3:15-4:00pm STEM Stuff

Dress for the weather and hiking.

Hoover Forest Preserve


Trail Map


Trail Map-Lodges

Scout Sunday 2-11-18

posted Feb 2, 2018, 1:24 PM by BSA Troop41sg   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 4:27 AM ]

Troop 41 will be participating with Pack 341 in the 10:30am Worship Service at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.

It is Scout Sunday and we try to say thank you to the church on this day by participating in the one of the services. Participation is encouraged but not required.  The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church is the Charter Organization for both Troop 41 and Pack 341.

Our Chaplain Dave Seraphin invites you to read his Scout Sunday message.


Being an old scout leader, I enjoy reading old Boy Scouts Handbooks for boys. In the very first Scout Handbook published in 1911 (by the way this was not my Handbook that I personally used as a scout) on page 250 it states, “The Boy Scouts of America maintain that no boy can grow into the best kind of citizenship without recognizing his obligation to God.” 

It goes on to state, “The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe, and the grateful acknowledgment of His favors and blessings is necessary to the best type of citizenship and is a wholesome thing in the education of the growing boy.” I personally believe those words hold true today, 107 years later. 

On this Scout Sunday let us gather together as brother Scouts and Scouters to worship this great God who created the universe and then created you and I in His image. We were created to pay homage to this God not only in this life but through out all eternity. 

If it be ever so possible to worship as a Troop on this Scout Sunday at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, it will be a holy gathering. However, this may not be possible for us to do, (I for one will be in Florida).  Let us attend our house of worship together in the Spirit. Let us pray on that Sunday for our Scoutmaster and all the Scouters of the Troop that God would direct Troop 41 in 2018 to give Him the glory. 

As the psalmist states, “My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge” (Ps. 62:7). The Scout oath states “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God”. Let us do our duty to this Great God as we worship together on this Scout Sunday 2018. 

~ Dave Seraphin, Troop 41 Chaplain  February 2018

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.

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