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Other Troop Activities

The Troop has a number of other activities during the year. These are included on the Troop Calendar on the web site and include the following:
  • Each August or early September Troop 924 holds a Planning and Kickoff Picnic. Attendance by all Scouts and their parents ensures the Troop gets off to a good start.
  • In early February Troop 924 participates in Scout Sunday at Northminster Church. The Scouts help with ushering, participate in the service, and display current Troop news and photos. It gives us the opportunity to appreciate the World of Scouting and everyone that makes it possible. Northminster Presbyterian Church supports our troop generously by giving us a very nice place to have our weekly meetings and store our equipment. All families are encouraged to come to the church service and the Fellowship Hour.
  • Each February Troop 924 holds a Scout’s Appreciation Dinner. Parents are the honored guests. A Court of Honor is held in conjunction with the banquet.
  • Each June Troop 924 holds an end of year Family Picnic and Court of Honor. This is a social event which allows the Troop families to get together, review and celebrate the year just ending.
  • Every year Troop 924 participates in one or more service projects. This includes at a minimum, the scout’s participation in the Fall and Spring clean ups at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Each March, the Scouts participate in the BSA Scouting for Food campaign. Scouts also are encouraged to participate in other Scout’s Eagle Projects and Order of the Arrow (OA) service events.
  • Parent Meetings or Orientation sessions will be held periodically as a way to communicate with the Scout’s family. These are informal, open sessions and we welcome your ideas for topics of discussion. We will plan a few key topics for the presentation at each meeting.
  • Each year, the Northeast Illinois Council and our local Potawatomi District schedule events, such as: Fall Camporee, Merit Badge Day, Klondike Derby, First Aid Meet, Webelos Woods. Our Troop reviews these events and participates in them according to the Scout’s needs and interests.