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First Lutheran Church - DeKalb, Illinois "Always an Adventure"

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    APRIL 2016
    Apr 02 - CRT Television Collection
    Apr 04 - Toop Meeting
    Apr 09 - PLC Planning Retreat
    Apr 11 - Troop Meeting
    Apr 13 - Swim Program
    Apr 16 - Swim Program
    Apr 16-17 - Bartlett Lock-in
    Apr 18 - Troop Meeting
    Apr 20 - Swim Program
    Apr 23 - Swim Program
    Apr 23 - APO Nature Day
    Apr 25 - Troop Meeting
    Apr 27 - Swim Program
    Apr 30 - Swim Program
    Apr 30 - Senior Car Wash

    MAY 2016
    May 01 - Chicago Bike Ride
    May 02 - Troop Meeting
    May 04 - Swim Program
    May 07 - Pancake Breakfast
    May 07 - Astronomer Night
    May 09 - Court of Honor
    May 13-15 - Cuboree Food Staff
    May 16 - Troop Meeting
    May 21 - Hazardous Waste Recycle
    May 21-22 - Hennipen Canoe Trip
    May 23 - Troop Meeting
    May 30 - Downtown Flags
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    May 30 - Memorial Day Parade
    May 30 - Oak Crest Ceremony
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    WELCOME TO TROOP 33

    Serving area youth since 1925, our slogan is "Always an Adventure". A busy calendar takes our Scouts to new places and exciting events. Summer camp. High adventure trips. National disaster response. Lifetime memories. An incredible journey in Scouting awaits you.

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    Boy Scout Troop 33 found adventure while paddling in
    the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota.


    Daily Chronicle - January 2, 2016

    Troop 33 Scouts venture to Boundary Waters

    Boy Scout Troop 33, chartered by First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, sent thirteen members on a summer high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota.

    Their adventure took them paddling into a one million acre wilderness which provided opportunities to fish, canoe, portage, cook and camp. Portages are a means to travel from one lake to another with all canoes, food, camping and personal equipment carried along a rugged trail between the lakes. They worked together as a team to overcome some strenuous portages along their route.

    The itinerary included canoeing through 25 lakes and paddling just over 50 miles with about one third of that distance skirting the Canadian border. Some lakes were connected by a section of rushing rapids which made paddling even more exciting. Heavy rains were endured on several days including thunderstorms that brought high winds and hail.

    After reaching their campsites Scouts enjoyed more exploration and adventure, which featured some great fishing, cold water swimming, and the thrill of jumping off a rock cliff. One dinner was highlighted by freshly caught crayfish.

    The thirteen members consisted of eight Scouts; Hank Barnes, Bryce Comer, Travis deOliveira, Keegan Donnelly, Noah Larsen, Ryan McNett, Tim Schlick, and Aiden Witthoff, with two former Scouts turned young adults; Jeremy Snow and Nathan Overmann, plus three other adult leaders; Cohen Barnes, Tom Comer, and Chad McNett.

    Each day took them deeper into an unknown wilderness bringing a sense of freedom and accomplishment that went beyond anything they could have imagined.

    Boy Scout Troop 33, first chartered in 1925, continues their long tradition of exciting outdoor programs. Two other canoe adventures experienced in 2015 included paddling the Rock River south of Oregon and a canoe trip on the Hennepin Canal located in central Illinois. You can visit them online at: http://troop33dekalb.org To read the full article click here




    Nick Aase.


    Daily Chronicle - June 27 2015

    Nick Aase becomes Eagle Scout

    Nick Aase, a member of Boy Scout Troop 33 chartered at First Lutheran Church in DeKalb, recently was awarded the Eagle rank, the highest award achievable in the Boy Scouts of America. Aase is the son of Gerry Aase of Sycamore and Julie Larson of Cortland.

    Aase began Scouting with Cub Pack 132 in DeKalb where he earned the Arrow of Light Award. He joined Troop 33 in the spring of 2008 and has enjoyed years of activities including day trips, service projects, weekend overnights, high adventure, disaster relief and fundraisers.

    To read the full article click here





    Boy Scout Troop 33 helped clean up tornado debris in a wooded area on Wheeler Road northwest of Kirkland. Downed trees became neat stacks of wood and brush piles. Their hard work made a visible difference.


    Daily Chronicle - May 9 2015
    MidWeek - May 13, 2015

    Boy Scouts involved in tornado relief

    Recovery from the April 9 tornado that ravaged parts of Ogle and DeKalb counties will require a community effort. DeKalb’s Boy Scout Troop 33 has worked on two projects in both Ogle and DeKalb counties.

    To read the full article click here





    Fairdale, Illinois was hit by an EF-4 tornado on
    April 9, 2015, which left the town in ruins.



    Click here to see a video that gives you a good idea of the
    devastation in the area and of the need for more help.

    Click here to visit Boy Life Online for the article.


    Boys Life Online - April 2015

    Illinois Scouts help clean up after
    another tornado

    In the November 2014 issue of Boys’ Life, we told you about several Illinois Boy Scout troops that participated in an event they called Service-O-Ree. The Scouts traveled a short distance across their state to the town of Washington to help clean up after a devastating outbreak of tornadoes.

    Just a few weeks go — one year after the group’s trip to Washington — there was another tornado strike, and this one hit even closer to home.

    And, once again, the Scouts are springing into action. The most recent strike hit the town of Fairdale, Ill., in the same district where the Service-O-Ree Scouts live.





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    Scouts and leaders from Troop 33 in DeKalb and Troop 139 in Waterman backpacked in subzero temperatures in northern Wisconsin in February




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    Some scouts helped feed sled dogs while on a backpacking expedition in northern Wisconsin.

    Daily Chronicle - March 7, 2015

    Area Boy Scouts enjoy subzero backpacking

    Winter backpacking can be fun, even in the most extreme artic conditions.

    Boy Scouts from Troop 33 in DeKalb and Troop 139 in Waterman enjoyed an artic adventure together when they traveled hundreds of miles north to Tomahawk Scout Reservation near Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

    Their expedition started Friday evening. Outfitted with winter gear, they were transported to a backwoods site. In the dark of night, they hiked with backpacks and equipment sleds across a frozen lake to a remote cabin. There they reviewed winter safety protocol and emergency rescue techniques.

    Saturday morning brought -30 degree wind chill. Carefully dressed in multiple layers to provide maximum warmth, they ventured out into a piercing wind.

    Along a snow-covered trail, with backpacks and sleds, they hiked to an area to assist with sled dogs. After harnessing and feeding the dogs, they shared social time with them. It made for a fun and educational stop.

    On a frozen lake, they enjoyed kite flying. Strong winds made controlling a kite nearly an impossible task. Boys took turns. Powerful gusts of wind could bring boys off their feet for sensational face-plants in the snow. Laughter was shared.

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