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Troop 33 works to provide quality affordable program which will challenge, inspire, and educate.

Boys learn about things around them and discover things within them. Troop 33 Scouts have explored new horizons in 49 states and 20 foreign nations.

















TROOP 33 ACTIVITIES  

JANUARY 2014
ADVENTURES

Cabin Camping, Cooking, Eagle Watching, Klondike Derby, Scuba, Skiing, Sledding, Snowboarding, Vigil Fire, Water Park, Winter Camping.


    #1 - Jan 11 -
Travel & Adventure Show - FREE
    #2 - Jan 19-20 - Sannauk Camping Trip - $5.00
    #3 - Jan 25-26 - Dells Ski & Water Park - $175.00
    #4 - Jan 31-01 - Vigil Fire Campout - FREE

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#1
TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW - FREE
January 11, 2014.

A day enjoying the Adventure Travel Show held at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Hundreds of interesting Exhibit Booths depicting adventures from all over the world await exploring. The most fun activities are Scuba Diving in a heated pool and riding a mechanical bull plus plenty of freebies at booth spaces.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Meet at church
    Start - 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning January 11
    Finish - 5:00 p.m. Saturday January 11
    Bring - troop t-shirts, swim gear for Scuba,
          McDonalds money or sack lunch




#2
SANNAUK CABIN - $5.00 - OVERNIGHT
January 19-20, 2014.

This weekend event involves Cabin Camping at Sannauk Forest Preserve which will include cooking some excellent meals, plus some Sledding if the snow is right. Sannauk forest preserve is located between Sandwich and Sommonauk on Route 34.

Be sure to bring warm clothes, with extra gloves/mittens. The sled hill at Sannauk hopefully will have plenty of snow to enjoy. We will also do some training for klondike activities. It will be a great weekend for enjoying the winter season.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $5.00 plus patrol food
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 1:00 p.m. Sunday January 19
    Finish - 3:00 p.m. Monday January 20
    Bring - Warm clothes, sleeping bag, plastic sled



#3
DELLS SKI & WATER PARK ADVENTURE - $ 175.00
January 25-26, 2014.

A day of fun-filled enjoyment is spent Skiing and Snowboarding at Christmas Mountain Resort in Wisconsin Dells. It's a day where you can enjoy the magic of winter. Following that is an overnight at the Mt Olympus Resort in the Wisconsin Dells followed by slipping and sliding in the warm waters of an indoor water park plus rides at an indoor theme park.

QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $ 175.00
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Saturday January 25
    Finish - 5:00 p.m. Sunday January 26
    Bring - Warm clothes, extra lunch money, swim trunks, towel.



#4
VIGIL FIRE CAMPOUT - $ FREE
January 31-Feb 1, 2014.

A winter overnight is spent at Sycamore Sportsman's Club in Sycamore. This is the night before the Klondike Derby. It's a polar bear camping event where you can meet the challenge of winter. Following that overnight is the Klondike Derby event the next morning

Friday night begins with camp set-up. A Vigil Fire ceremony is conducted by the Order of the Arrow Friday night. Each troop should bring a decorated log for the fire. A cracker barrel follows inside the main building. Then it's time to sleep outdoors overnight.

In the morning a quick breakfast in the campsite before meeting our other Scouts for the opening ceremony of the Klondike Derby. Scouts can camp and do the Klondike Derby, or just come out Saturday for the Klondike Derby day only.

Bring the right clothes and sleeping bag for a cold night. If you have the right gear, you'll be warm. If you don't have the right gear, it will be long night.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $ FREE.
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday January 31
    Finish - 3:00 p.m. Saturday February 1
    Bring - Warm non-cotton clothes, sleeping bag, snow boots.
        Also bring a plastic fork, knife, spoon, cup, can of soup.

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FEBRUARY 2014
ADVENTURES

Eagle Banquet, Firebuilding, First Aid, Klondike Sled Race, Log Sawing, Merit Badge University, Rifle Shooting, Skiing/Snowboarding, Tomahawk Throwing, Tracking.


    #5 - Feb 1 -
Klondike Derby - $10.00
    #6 - Feb 2 - Eagle Meeting - FREE
    #7 - Feb 8 - Starved Rock Adventure - FREE
    #8 - Feb 14-16 - Tomahawk Snow Camp - $100.00/$110.00
    #9 - Feb 21 - Eagle Banquet - $40.00

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#5
KLONDIKE DERBY - $12
February 1, 2014.

Troops from DeKalb County gather at the Sycamore Sportsman’s Cub to pull a Klondike sled around a course competing in various Scout skills such as: Fire Building, Compass, Lashing, Log Sawing, First Aid, Tomahawk Throwing, Track Identification, Sled Race, and indoor Rifle Range.

KLONDIKE EVENTS
    - Rifle Shooting
    - Fire Building
    - Tomahawk Throwing
    - Orienteering
    - First Aid
    - Sled Race
    - Log Cutting
    - Track Identification
    - Fishing for Snappers
    - Jousting

Shoot, burn, throw, find, heal, race, cut, track, fish, and joust???

How well can our Patrols do? We need good attendance. We want each patrol to "man" a sled for some REAL competition.

Don't miss out - - It should be fun !!!

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $12.00
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Saturday February 1
    Finish - 4:00 p.m. Saturday February 1
    Bring - Warm clothes, Scout uniform, can of soup, cups



#6
EAGLE MEETING
February 02, 2014.

This meeting is being held in the troop meeting room downstairs in the church. This gathering of future Eagle Scouts is aimed at explaining the qualities an Eagle project should have, the forms necessary to carry it out, and the procedures involved. Scouts that are Life and Star rank are encouraged to attend. This takes place after the Klondike Derby and we'd like to see Scouts attend both if possible.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Downstairs at First Lutheran in Scout Room
    Start - Sunday 3:00 p.m.
    Finish - 5:00 p.m.
    Bring - Scout Handbook, paper and pen.



#7
STARVED ROCK ADVENTURE - FREE February 08, 2014.

Our day of adventure begins with Eagle Watching along the Illinois River, Canyon Hiking to frozen waterfalls, Sledding at Allen Park in Ottawa, and exploring the Visitor Centers at Starved Rock Lock and Dam and Starved Rock State Park.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - FREE
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 8:00 a.m. Saturday February 08
    Finish - 8:00 p.m. Saturday February 08
    Bring - Warm clothes, sack lunch, plastic sled,
          McDonalds money or 2nd sack lunch.



#8
TOMAHAWK WINTER CAMP - $100/$110
February 14-16, 2014.

This 3-day trip will be spent at Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin, about 30 miles from Rice Lake, Wisconsin. It's the largest winter Scout camping program in the nation. Boys will be participating in one of two programs, Huskies or Spearhead.

Snow Huskies is an introductory program designed to teach younger Scouts how to stay warm in the winter while having fun. Activities Available: Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing, Broomball, Winter Nature Hike, Human Foosball, Team Building Games, Orienteering, Winter Cooking, Parachute Shelter. Both nights are spent sleeping indoors.

Spearhead includes sleeping outside in the winter time. Learn how to stay warm and have fun! Choose from our long list of activities. Activities Available: Winter Shelter Building, Ice Climbing, Kite Flying, Geocaching, Cross Country Skiing, Sled Shoot, Snow Shoeing, Broomball, Human Foosball, Team Building Games, Orienteering, Winter Cooking. Friday night is indoors, Saturday night in winter camping outside.

Snow Base provides all the gear you'd typically buy yourself, plus trained staff to guide us through our winter adventure. Their guide will show us how to stay warm, build winter shelters, and experience winter to the fullest.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $100 Huskies, $110 Spearhead.
    Meet - Meet at church garage
    Start - 12:00 p.m. Friday February 14
    Finish - 7:00 p.m. Sunday February 16
    Bring - Warm non-cotton clothes, sleeping bag, snow boots.
          Also bring a plastic fork, knife, spoon and cup.



#9
GATHERING OF EAGLES BANQUET - CLASS of 2013 - $40
February 21, 2014.

This banquet at the Sheraton Hotel in Lisle honors a gathering of nearly 300 new Eagle Scouts of Three Fires Council. The Eagle Class of 2013. These Eagles come from DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, and DuPage Counties. In 2013 our Eagle was Joseph Ryan.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - pay council in advance ($40)
    Meet - Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL
    Start - Fellowship 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m. Friday February 21
    Finish - 9:00 p.m. Friday February 21
    Bring - Scout uniform for Eagles, business dress for adults.

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MARCH 2014
ADVENTURES

Tent Camping, Climbing, Cooking, Disaster Relief, Fishing, Food Drive, Hiking, Snow Biking, Service Projects


    #10 - Mar 01 -
Merit Badge University - $40.00
#11 - Mar 03 - Court of Honor - FREE
    #12 - Mar 09 - Snow Biking - tba
    #13 - Mar 15 - Food Flyers - FREE
    #14 - Mar 16 - Personal Management - FREE
    #15 - Mar 22 - Scouting for Food - FREE
    #16 - Mar 27-30 - Washington Tornado Relief - $ tba

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#10
MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY - ELMHURST - $40.00
March 01, 2014.

We will travel to York Township High School in Elmhurst, Illinois to join with about 900 other Scouts in a day of merit badge classes. You must bring your completed homework to your classes. Bring paper and pencil/pen and wear your Scout uniform. A hot lunch is provided during the event.

Scouts can sign up for merit badges at this address: click here

Scoutmaster Information
    Cliff Golden
    815-753-0343
    cliffgolden@yahoo.com

Payment online must be made by credit card.

QUICK FACTS
    Cost - $40.00
    Meet - Church Garage
    Start - 7:00 a.m. Saturday March 1
    Finish - 6:00 p.m. Saturday March 1



#11
COURT OF HONOR - FREE
March 3, 2014.

The Court of Honor will include awards presentations to Scouts, a crossover ceremony for some new members, sign ups for upcoming activities. Some audio/visual presentations will include month activities since previous Court of Honor. The highlight of the evening will be an Eagle presentation to Joey Ryan.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Social Hall, First Lutheran
Start - 7:00 p.m. Monday March 3
Finish - 8:30 p.m. Monday March 3
Bring - Scout Uniform, parents.



#12
SNOW BIKING - $60.00
Saturday March 9, 2014.

Based in Zion, Illinois, we will be renting fat tire snow bikes for a day of white wintery biking adventure along the frozen expanse of Lake Michigan. Some great trails exist at Illinois Beach State Park and are worthy of adventure in the winter months. If you like biking and want to try it in a winter situation, this is a trip worth taking.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $60.00
Meet - Church garage.
Start - 8:00 a.m. Sunday March 9
Finish - 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 9
Bring - Warm clothing, gloves, sack lunch or $$ for lunch.


#13
FOOD FLYER DISTRIBUTION - SERVICE PROJECT - FREE
March 15, 2013.

We will be distributing flyers to a section of town, posting brochures on door handles to promote Scouting for Food which is next week's Service Project.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at church garage
Start - 1:00 p.m. Sunday March 15
Finish - 4:00 p.m. Sunday March 15
Bring - Troop t-shirts



#14
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE - FREE
March 16, 2014.

This important class involves an Eagle required merit badge. Scouts will be working on much of the worksheet for Personal Management. Some requirements need to be done over a period of weeks. An additional class will be required to complete the merit badge.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet downstairs in Scout Room at church
Start - 3:00 p.m. Sunday March 16
Finish - 5:00 p.m. Sunday March 16
Bring - Scout uniform, pen & paper



#15
SCOUTING FOR FOOD - SERVICE PROJECT - FREE
March 22, 2014.

This Service Project involves a community wide Food Drive. Troop 33 will be collecting food from the south side of DeKalb, plus Malta and Cortland. Scouts will be working to pick up food on collection routes and sorting food at the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at church
Start - 9:00 a.m. Saturday March 22
Finish - 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 22
Bring - Scout uniforms



#16
SERVICE-O-REE - $30.00
Washington Tornado Relief Project
March 28-30, 2014.

This is a district activity based on disaster relief service. We will stay overnight indoors at the Methodist church in Roanoke, Illinois both Friday and Saturday nights with sleeping bags on the floor. Bring a sack lunch for Friday night. Saturday breakfast and dinner will be served by church ladies. During Saturday we and about 100 other Scouts from DeKalb County will go to Washington, Illinois and meet with about 100 Scouts from Washington.

We will be assigned jobs to work at during the day, primarily clearing along roadways and removing debris from residential sites. We will be served lunch at a Lutheran Church in Washington. A special parch will be given for participating in this event.

The plan is to go down with 150 boys/adults from Scout troops throughout DeKalb County and meet another 100 Scouts from the Washington area for a major debris removal effort. No final headcount yet. We're praying for good weather. An EF-4 tornado destroyed 1,000 homes tearing a city apart. Our boys will meet up with their boys and together 200+ Scouts will make a visible impact that people can see, with an emotional impact people can feel.

Boys Life magazine will be on hand to cover the event for a feature article. It will be a memorable event for all involved as the work they do will be something they will never forget.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $30.00
Meet - Meet at church garage
Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday March 28
Finish - 1:00 p.m. Sunday March 30
Bring - Warm clothes, sack lunch, Troop t-shirt, sweatshirt,
       Scout uniform, Sleeping Bag, work boots

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APRIL 2014
ADVENTURES

Bicycling, Tent Camping, Computers, Cooking, Equipment, First Class Express, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Sites, Personal Fitness, Service Projects, Tote'n'Chip.


#17 - Apr 5 -
Personal Fitness Merit Badge - FREE
#18 - Apr 5 - Computer Merit Badge - FREE
#19 - Apr 6 - Glidden House Project - FREE
#20 - Apr 8 - UW Volunteer Fair - FREE
#21 - Apr 12 - Eagle Breakfast - $ 15.00
#22 - Apr 12 - District Dinner - $ 20.00
#23 - Apr 12-13 - Bicycle Weekend - tba
#24 - Apr 13 - YMCA Swim Night - $5.00
#25 - Apr 25 - Tote'n'Chip - FREE
#26 - Apr 26 - Senior Car Wash - FREE
#27 - Apr 27 - Equipment Day - FREE

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#17
PERSONAL FITNESS MERIT BADGE - FREE
April 5, 2014.

The Personal Fitness merit badge is an Eagle Scout required merit badge. The major part of this merit badge will be done on Saturday, but a continuation of work must be done over a 3-month period. Nothing is more important than good health. Don't miss out on this class.

This class will test scouts’ ability in some fitness requirements and will be taught by Mr Rojo.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Scout room at First Lutheran Church
Start - 9:30 a.m. Saturday April 5
End - 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 5



#18
COMPUTER MERIT BADGE - FREE
April 5, 2014.

The Computer merit badge is an elective merit badge and a fun merit badge to earn. We will meet at the church garage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

This class will take place Saturday afternoon at the Apple Store in Oak Brook mall, which we will provide transportation for the boys. We will be using all the computer gadgets they have available for the class. The merit badge will be taught by their Apple computer staff. This will be a great class to take taught by computer professionals.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Church Garage
Start - 1:30 a.m. Saturday April 5
End - 6:00 p.m. Saturday April 5



#19
GLIDDEN HOUSE PROJECT - PIZZA PARTY FREE
April 6, 2014.

Two subjects of interest:

1. work
2. pizza

The grounds at Glidden Homestead is in major need of work following a tough winter. We'll be working on the grounds, removing any litter and getting everything for a new season.

Glidden Homestead is located on West Lincoln Highway just west of Burger King. Our Scouts greatly contribute to the care and beauty of this local historic site.

We need Scouts to gather at Glidden Homestead (921 W Lincoln Hwy) on Sunday afternoon to have a "Garden Party" (work followed by pizza).

So please come and join us for a little work at Glidden Homestead. Afterwards we will celebrate your hard work with some hot delicious pizza!

Meet at Glidden Homestead Historic Site for an afternoon service project.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at Glidden Homestead
Start - 1:00 p.m. Sunday April 6
Finish - 5:00 p.m. Sunday April 6
Bring - Work clothes and gloves.



#20
UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER FAIR - FREE
April 8, 2014.

Troop 33 plans to have a table booth at the United Way Volunteer Fair held at the Community Center building at Hopkins Park on Sycamore Road.

The United Way invited Troop 33 to be there to represent Scouting. We hope to make a good showing of what Scouting is all about.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Community Center, Hopkins Park
Start - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday April 8
End - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday April 5



#21
EAGLE BREAKFAST - $10.00/$15.00
April 12, 2014.

Kishwaukee District is inviting all to the Eagle Breakfast on Saturday April 12. It is to honor the Eagle Scouts of 2013 for their achievement

Bring younger Scouts to inspire them and get Eagle ideas for projects. 2013 Eagtles will come and share their Scouting stories. Please RSVP by Friday the 4th so they can better plan the food.

BTW you won't go away hungry.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $10.00 advance, $15.00 at the door
Meet - United Methodist Church, Route 64, Sycamore
Start - 8:30 a.m. Saturday April 12
End - 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 12



#22
DISTRICT DINNER - $20.00
April 12, 2014.

Kishwaukee District is inviting adult leaders to the Kishwaukee district dinner on Saturday evening April 12. It is to honor the adult leaders of Kishwaukee District for the work they've done.

The highlight of the evening will be presentation of the District Award of Merit to two deserving recipients. The dinner will take place at the historic Sycamore Depot, 475 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $20.00 advance, $25.00 at the door
Meet - Sycamore Train Depot, 475 DeKalb Ave, Sycamore
Start - 8:00 p.m. Saturday April 12
End - 10:30 p.m. Saturday April 12



#23
BICYCLE WEEKEND - $5.00 plus food
April 12-13, 2014.

This is the second bicycle adventure for the year and hopefully one without snow. We will be biking beyond DeKalb County.

So get your bike ready for a great two-wheeled adventure. This trip we will be an overnight with some cooking and best of all doing some amazing bicycling.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $5.00 plus patrol food
Meet - Church garage
Start - 12:00 p.m. Saturday April 12
End - 2:00 p.m. Sunday April 13
Bring - Sleeping bag, helmet, bicycle, water bottle, extra clothes.



#24
WLBK INTERVIEW - FREE
April 21, 2014.

Listen to 1360am WLBK at 9:10 a.m. on Monday April 21, 2014.

The radio program "Spotlight on DeKalb County" will feature the Service-O-Ree project done at Washington, Illinois.

Three Scouts will be interviewed by T.D. Ryan during the Program.

    - Jacob Coulter - Pack 339, Waterman.
    - Keegan Donnelly - Troop 33, DeKalb.
    - Autumn Sester - Crew 426, Kirkland.

Cliff will also be on hand for the interview. Tune in and listen.



#25
TOTE'N'CHIP - FREE
April 25, 2014.

This is the card you don't want to leave home without. A Tote'n'Chip Card gives a Scout the privilege of carrying a pocket knife and using an ax while camping.

We will be going over the care and safety of wood tools and a brief introduction to some skills. Safety is the key. Tools are not toys.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Church garage
Start - 7:00 p.m. Friday April 25
End - 8:00 p.m. Friday April 25



#26
SENIOR SAFETY CAR WASH - FREE
April 26, 2014.

This event is taking place at the DeKalb Township office at 2323 south Fourth St (across from Brad Manning Ford). The purpose of the event is for the police to conduct a safety inspection for cars owned by senior citizens.

Our part in this event is to provide a free car wash to the seniors after the inspection is complete. It is a thank you incentive for them coming in.

This is a service project where we can wash cars for senior citizens. It's a nice thing we can do. It will be a great way to enjoy a spring day and be of service to the community.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $ FREE
Meet - DeKalb Township Office, 2323 S 4th St, DeKalb
Start - We have two work shifts - Saturday April 26
          Early Shift - 10:00 a.m. - noon
          Late Shift - noon - 2:00 p.m.
End - 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 26



#27
EQUIPMENT DAY - FREE
April 27, 2014.

This is an important event to get things ready for upcoming activities. We will getting prepared for the Cuboree next weekend. We need to get things organized.

Hopefully we will have our new trailer by this time. Things will need to be done to prepare it. Like anyone, we have a lot of stuff, and we need to get it all organized.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Church Garage
Start - 1:30 p.m. Sunday April 27
End - 4:50 p.m. Sunday April 27


MAY 2014
ADVENTURES

Bicycling, Tent Camping, Canoeing, Caving, Cooking, First Class Express, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Sites, Parade, Service Projects.

#28 - May 2-4 - Kishwaukee Cuboree - $10.00
#29 - May 10 - Stamp Out Hunger - FREE
#30 - May 17-18 - Cowboy Shoots - FREE
#31 - May 23 - Breakfast Set Up - FREE
#32 - May 24 - Pancake Breakfast - FREE
#33 - May 26 - Flags Service Project - FREE
#34 - May 26 - Memorial Day Parade - FREE
#35 - May 27 - City Council Meeting - FREE
#36 - May 31-1 - Northern Illinois Art Show - FREE

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#28
Kishwaukee Cuboree - $ 10.00
May 2-4, 2014.

This year's Cuboree will be held at Camp Big Timber near Elgin, Illinois. Troop 33 will provide meals for Cubs, parents, and staff, which could total about 500 people. We will cook and serve three meals: Saturday breakfast, dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

We meet at the church garage for a weekend of hard work and adventure.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $10.00
Meet - Meet at Church Garage
Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday May 2
Finish - 1:00 p.m. noon Sunday May 4
Bring - Scout uniform, t-shirt, sleeping bag, overnight gear.



#29
STAMP OUT HUNGER - FREE
May 10, 2014.

Stamp Out Hunger is the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual food drive that locally supports Salvation Army Food Pantry. On Saturday May 12th, letter carriers will deliver mail and collect food at homes across our area. It is the largest single day food drive in DeKalb.

Our Scouts will help with the project by organizing and sorting all the food that comes in at the Salvation Army. We need Scouts working hard for a worthy cause. It will be a day of service to the community. We are meeting at the Salvation Army, 830 Grove St (Use Ninth Street entrance)

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at Salvation Army (use 9th St entrance)
Start - 1:00 p.m. Saturday May 10
Finish - 5:00 p.m.
Bring - Troop t-shirt.



#62
COWBOY SHOOTS - FREE
May 17-18, 2014.

The Northern Illinois Outlaws Mounted Shooting club invites everyone to come and celebrate the heritage of the cowboy at their “National Day of the Cowboy” shoot-out on two days May 17th and 18th. It will be held at Amber Sun Acres, located at the corner of University Road and S Malta Road in Malta, IL.

In addition to seeing the Cowboys ride and shoot, our Scouts will be supplying new balloons as targets during each round. Scouts earn money for their Scout Accounts. We need a team of 8-10 boys to make this event work. Scouts should arrive at the following times:


      + Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. - done about .
      + Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. - Done about .

This exciting affair will feature old time cowboys, fast horses, fancy shooting, fast draw challenge, and Native American dancers. Local vendors and food will be available.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Church garage
Start - 9:00 a.m.
Finish - 4:00 p.m.
Bring - sack lunch, water bottle



#31
BREAKFAST SET UP - $ FREE
May 23, 2014.

Meet at the church garage Friday evening. This is the set up time for our annual Pancake Breakfast. We need to move and set up the griddle and prepare some things for the breakfast tomorrow.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at CHURCH GARAGE
Start - 7:00 P.m.
Finish - 8:00 p.m.



#32
PANCAKE BREAKFAST - $ FREE
May 24, 2014.

Meet at the church kitchen in the morning. This is our annual Pancake Breakfast. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, lemonade. Y9u can earn some money for your Scout Account by selling tickets and also by working at the event.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at CHURCH KITCHEN
Start - 6:00 a.m. Saturday May 24
Finish - 12:00 p.m.
Bring - Troop t-shirts.



#33
FLAGS SERVICE PROJECT - FREE
May 26, 2014.

This year on Memorial Day we install flags at 6:00 a.m. We start our early morning by meeting in downtown at DeKalb Square. We will install 50 flags, one for each state at the park. We also install 5 flags at Memorial Park at the corner of 1st & Lincoln to represent the 5 brnaches of service. Afterwards we travel to Fairview Cemetery where we install an imposing "Avenue of Flags" at the entrance of the cemetery to honor the veterans who rest there.

We return at 4:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery for the job of retiring and folding all the giant flags. After our cemetery project is complete, we will then travel to DeKalb Square and Memorial Park to retire the 55 flags in those locations.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - DeKalb Square Park (4th & Lincoln) & Fairview Cemetery
Flags Up - 6:00 a.m. Monday May 26 at DeKalb Square
Flags Down - 4:00 p.m. Monday May 26 at Fairview Cemetery
Bring - Scout uniform.



#34
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - FREE
May 26, 2014.

Scout will be marching in the Memorial Day Parade with other Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other groups.

Parade line-up will start at 8:30 a.m. May 26, and check-in will be at city parking lot No. 7 on North Third Street in DeKalb (near the library). The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. at North Third Street and Lincoln Highway and will end at the Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., in DeKalb.

We'll stay for a brief program at Ellwood House. From there we will walk back to the church.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - North 3rd Street by the public library
Start - 8:30 a.m. Monday May 26
Finish - 10:30 a.m. Monday May 26
Bring - Scout uniform.



#35
CITY COUNCIL MEETING - FREE
May 27, 2014.

Scouts will be attending the DeKalb City Council meeting to help complete Requirement #3 of Citizenship in the Community merit badge.

We will be presenting flags, which fulfills requirement 4 for Second Class rank. It is also considered service time.

Ward 4 City Councilman Robert Snow is a Troop 33 Eagle Scout from 1964 and currently serves as our Chartered Organization Representative.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - 200 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL (Municipal building)
Start - 6:45 p.m. Tuesday May 27
Finish - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday May 27
Bring - Wear your Scout uniform.




#36
NORTHERN ILLINOIS ART FAIR - FREE
May 31-June 1, 2014.

Held each spring in Sycamore at the Dekalb County Courthouse lawn now in its 43rd year, the Northern Illinois Art Show features artists from across the Midwest.

We are the primary food booth vendor at this year's art fair. Our booth will be located adjacent to the DeKalb County Courthouse, on the west side, near the northeast corner of the State Street and Maple Street. The courthouse address is 133 W State Street, Sycamore, Illinois.

Our booth will provide food for artists, patrons, and the general public. The menu will include Chicken wraps, burgers, dogs, brats, funnel cakes, lemon shake ups, soda, and water.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Meet at DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore
Work Shifts - Advance sign up for work times.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday May 31
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday June 1
Bring - Troop t-shirt or red t-shirt





JUNE 2014
ADVENTURES

Tent Camping, Canoeing, Cooking, First Class Express, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Site,Pizza Party, Service Projects.

#36 - June 01 - Kishwaukee Art League - FREE
#37 - June 01 - First Lutheran Picnic - FREE
#38 - June 02 - Court of Honor - FREE
#39 - June 6-8 - Dulcimer Festival - FREE
#40 - June 14 - Flag Day Project - FREE
#41 - June 14 - Canoe Trip - FREE
#42 - June 15-21 - Thunderbird Training - $ .00
#43 - June 21-22 - MS Ride Service Project - FREE
#44 - June 22-28 - Boundary Waters - $290.00
#45 - June 29 - Bikes for Hope Haven - FREE


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#58
CHURCH PICNIC - $ FREE
June 1, 2014.

We will be cooking dogs and burgers for the First Lutheran Church Picnic at Lions Park in DeKalb. We need Scout chefs working at this event. This event overlaps with the art show in Sycamore. We need coverage at both locations.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - $ FREE
Meet - Meet at LIONS PARK
Start - 11:00 a.m. Sunday June 1
Finish - 2:00 p.m. Sunday June 1
Bring - Wear Scout Uniform.






#38
COURT OF HONOR - FREE
June 2, 2014.

Our Court of Honor includes award presentations to Scouts, highlighted by an Eagle presentation to Alex Cohen. Sign up for upcoming activities. Some audio/visual presentations will include month activities since previous Court of Honor.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Social Hall, First Lutheran
Start - 7:00 p.m. Monday June 2
Finish - 8:30 p.m. Monday June 2
Bring - Scout Uniform, Parents.




#39
DULCIMER FESTIVAL - FREE
June 6-8, 2014.

This event draws thousands of people to Morris. The festival features folk music and dulcimers. Troop 33 provides the food concession for the festival.

This year's location is Goold Park, a city park located across the street from Morris high school. Maps will be made available.

Scouts can earn money for their Scout Accounts while working at our food booth. We also attend a car show on Saturday night in Morris as a fun event. This is a free campout where you can earn money. You need to work hard, but it's still fun.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - church garage
Start - 5:00 p.m. Friday June 6
Finish - 8:30 p.m. Sunday June 9
Bring - flashlight, sleeping bag, troop t-shirt, extra clothes




#40
FLAG DAY PROJECT - FREE
June 14, 2014.

On Flag Day we'll install flags at 6:00 a.m. Meet downtown at DeKalb Square. We will install 50 flags, one for each state at the park. We also install 5 flags at Memorial Park at the corner of 1st & Lincoln to represent the 5 branches of service.

At 6:00 p.m. we return to DeKalb Square and later Memorial Park to retire the flags in those locations.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet -
Start - 6:00 a.m. Saturrday June 14
Finish - 6:00 p.m.
Bring - Boy Scout uniform.




#41
SHABBONA CANOE TRIP - FREE
June 14, 2014.

Meet at the church garage to leave for a day of canoeing. We'll be canoeing on Lake Shabbona and Indian Creek. Bring a water bottle and shoes that can get wet. It will be a great day of paddling.

QUICK FACTS
Cost - FREE
Meet - Meet at Church Garage
Start - 9:00 a.m. Saturday June 14
Finish - 3:00 p.m. Saturday June 14
Bring - Sack lunch, water bottle, Troop t-shirt, wet shoes.




#41
THUNDERBIRD NYLT - $275.00
June 15-21, 2014.

Thunderbird National Youth Leader Training, is a seven day outdoor training conference for youth leaders conducted by the Council Training Committee using a syllabus developed by the Boy Scouts of America.

Through presentations, goal setting, planning, problem solving, participants learn how to set a course toward future success.

The course takes place at BSA Adventure Camp, Rochelle, IL. Application must be made through the Three Fires Council office.

Visit this website for more detailed information and application. http://www.threefirescouncil.org/index.php/training-mainmenu-35/youth-training-mainmenu-70

REQUIREMENTS
+ Cost $275.00, or $250.00 if paid by May 18
+ Minimum age 13 years by January 1, 2014.
+ Attend the entire conference Sun June 15 - Sat June 21
+ Be recommended by your Scoutmaster.
+ Minimum rank First Class.
+ Previous long-term camping.
+ Annual Health & Medical Record

A mandatory pre-course orientation for NYLT participants, parents, and leaders is Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Campton Forest Preserve in Wasco.




#43
BIKE MS: TOUR DE FARMS - SERVICE PROJECT - FREE
June 21-22, 2014.

They call it Bike MS: Tour de Farms. Imagine over 2,000 riders biking over rolling hills and through our Northern Illinois farmland. They start and finish at Northern Illinois University and along they will enjoy a lunch. At Saturday’s festival they will enjoy a full meal, revel in live music, and relax in their beer garden

They're raising about $2 million dollars for research and treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. Many Americans suffer from this disease.

They need a lot of help. They have invited Troop 33 to be a part of it all. They're looking for help at their lunch stop, kids ride helpers, and spirit volunteers to cheer on riders. Whatever they need, we can do that stuff, easy.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - NIU Convocation Center
Start - X:00 a.m. Sunday June 21
Finish - X:00 p.m. Saturday June 22
Bring - Troop t-shirt, water bottle.




#44
BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE TRIP - $290.00
June 22-28, 2014.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area is one of the most beautiful flatwater canoe areas in the world and one of the ultimate destinations for those who love wilderness paddling. There may be a few strenuous portages. Paddling and camping is exciting in the wilderness.

Glass smooth lakes reflecting an azure sunset, a relaxing day of fishing, the call of loons at night, this is truly a paradise to cherish. We have been to Boundary Waters several times and it continues to be one of our favorite canoeing destinations. Our trip will be based from Ely, Minnesota. This is a trip you don't want to miss.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - $290.00
Meet - church garage
Start - X:00 a.m. Sunday June 22
Finish - X:00 p.m. Saturday June 28
Bring - We will provide a full list of gear to those going.




#45
BIKES FOR HOPE HAVEN - FREE
June 29, 2014.

Scouts will be repairing bicycles for donation to Hope Haven homeless shelter.

This is an important service project that Troop 33 has been doing for the past 20 years. We will be working at an outbuilding at Algus, the same location as our troop trailers.

During this project Scouts can complete requirements 2,3,4,5 for Cycling Merit Badge.

QUICK FACTS

Cost - FREE
Meet - Algus Plant, 1212 E Taylor St, (former Del Monte plant)
Start - 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 29
Finish - 4:00 p.m. Saturday June 29
Bring - Wear work clothes, tools.











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