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Fall Campout Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Thursday, October 17 2013 @ 12:36 AM UTC

Troop News
Camp May
Beaumont Scout Reservation
High Ridge, MO
October 11-13, 2013

Scouts were joined this weekend by Pack 161's Webelo II patrol. The weekend weather was mostly clear but included a Saturday morning thunderstorm and light rain from about 6:30 to 7:00am. Low temperatures Saturday night dipped into the 40s, typical for October weather. After setting up tents the Webelos participated in rope making, fire building, soccer, wiffle ball and also spent time playing in the creek.

Thanks to all the dads that attended. Thanks to Mr. Strebler and Alex for towing the trailer. Thanks to Mrs. Cain for helping with the food shopping. Huge thanks to Mr. Moleski for providing the 12 racks of smoked ribs!! Dinner Saturday night had to be the best ever, which included ribs, corn on the cob, bbq beans, applesauce and bread. In the evening scouts also enjoyed s'mores around the campfire. Click on "Read More" below to view more photos from the fall campout.

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Venture Crew Fall Fun Rally Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Sunday, September 29 2013 @ 09:07 PM UTC

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Fall Fun Rally
Beaumont Scout Reservation
Sept 27-29, 2013

Story submitted by Christine S.

Our Venturing Crew 2161, attended the 2013 Fall Fun Rally at Beaumont and had a fun weekend. 11 crew members attended including 2 adults. This event was attended by more than 1400 campers from 13 different states. This was our first campout as VC2161.
We set up camp in Shippey field on Friday evening then attended the opening ceremony and participated in the election of new officers. Activities Friday night included Casino Night and Hunger Games. Curfew was 12:30 AM Saturday and we all stayed up late.
Saturday morning Rory and Alex prepared wonderful breakfast of ham and eggs. There were over 100 different activities to choose from. We tried as many of them as we could. We had campers participate in the Zombie run, Volleyball tournament, Barrel Rolling, Cracker contest, Save the Ship, Titanic Challenge, Monkey Bridge, Zen Ball, Climbing Tower and more. We learned about Sea Scouting and Scuba diving.
Our crew came in third place in the Volley ball tournament for all of Area 3 Venturers. We accomplished all of this and more before lunch.
Following a great lunch of chili dogs we split up. Many of the older boys went to shoot shotguns while Rory and I slithered into mud cave. We came out covered in mud!
We had amazing homemade root beer and spent a lot of time admiring the mountain men and bought coyote tails and raccoon skin caps. Alex even bought a skunk pelt!
We had a great BBQ dinner on Saturday. A light rain began at dusk but that did not cause any problems. The curfew was 1:00 AM Sunday morning although most were sleeping by then.
As always we had a campfire that burned all weekend.
Unfortunately, no one had a camera until Mr. Cain arrived on Sunday morning but we do have a video of some campers practicing the 2-step around the campfire.
All in all, the Fall Fun Rally was really fun. We plan on going back again next year!

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Klondike Park Campout / Bike Ride Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Tuesday, September 24 2013 @ 01:29 AM UTC

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Klondike Park
Augusta, Mo
September 21-22, 2013

It was a gorgeous fall weekend for a campout. The Klondike park campout and Katy Trail bike ride were both excellent. This weekend fulfilled a camping merit badge requirement to attend a campout that includes a 15 mile bike ride. Thanks to Mr. Strebler for hauling the scout trailer. Thanks to all our adults who attended and to parents who provided transportation. Thanks to Mrs. Cain for helping with the food shopping.
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Fall Court of Honor Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Monday, September 23 2013 @ 06:46 PM UTC

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Fall Court of Honor
St. Simon the Apostle
September 15, 2013

Scouts received over 125 merit badges, rack advancements, and summer camp awards at the fall Court of Honor. Congratulations to the scouts for their hard work! Thanks to Mrs. Gibbs for submitting all the advancement paperwork to council and procuring all the awards.
Thanks to Mr. Hoffmann and Mr. Schnurbusch for providing the special Board of Review night.
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OA Fall Reunion Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Wednesday, September 11 2013 @ 01:54 AM UTC

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Order of the Arrow
Shawnee Lodge Fall Reunion
S-F Camporee Field
September 6-8, 2012

Troop 161 arrived at the OA Fall Reunion at S bar F Friday evening about 6:00pm. We began the evening by setting up camp and preparing for the next day. Sean L. Eric O. Max K. Ben B. and Allen S. attended the event.

Saturday: Our OA candidates (Sean L. Eric O. Ben B.) began the day at around 6:30 am preparing to meet around 1000 OA candidates to perform their cheerful service project in order to receive their rank of Ordeal. Max K. and Allen S. were elangomats and led a group of OA candidates to complete one of their requirements for Brotherhood.

Their job was to clear brush, rake leaves, trim trees, and remove trash from several areas at S-F. It was a very hot day. The temperature was around 98 degrees. The scouts worked very hard and achieved their goal of cleaning and removing a large amount of debris from their assigned area.

Max K., and Allen, S. who were in charge of another team were responsible to clean and remove trash and debris from a fence line that collapsed and needed to be cleared and fixed. The boys worked hard during the day and completed about a mile of the fence line.

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Operation Clean Stream Campout & Float Trip Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Tuesday, August 27 2013 @ 09:05 PM UTC

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Operation Clean Stream Campout & Float Trip
Campout at Onondaga State Park
Float Trip on Upper Meramec River
August 24 & 25, 2013


29 scouts and adults participated in Operation Clean Stream on the Upper Meramec River on the Weekend of August 24 & 25. The weekend included Mass at St. Francois in Bourbon, Mo, a night of camping at Onondaga State Park and a 5 mile canoe float/ litter pickup on the Upper Meramec River near Steelville, Mo. This is the 5th year our troop has participated in this annual anti-littering program. (Click on “Read More” below to view more photos and text.)

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Our Lady's Inn Service Project Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Sunday, August 11 2013 @ 02:40 PM UTC

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Thomas's Eagle Service Project
Our Lady's Inn
Defiance MO
August 10, 2013

Thomas's Eagle project was held on August 10, 2013. The scope of Thomas's project was to improve and elevate an existing stone walkway from the parking area to the facility's main entrance. Scouts removed existing stepping stones from the walkway, then elevated the area with 6 tons of crushed limestone. The old stepping stones were reset on the elevated foundation and new stones were added as well to increase the width of the walkway. An additional 3 tons of crushed limestone was applied to the driveway at the caretaker's residence. (Click on "Read More" below to view more photos.)

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Jacob Schnurbusch Eagle Court of Honor Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Wednesday, July 24 2013 @ 01:21 AM UTC

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Eagle Court of Honor
St. Simon the Apostle
June 17, 2013

Congratulations to Jacob Schnurbusch for receiving the rank of EAGLE SCOUT on June 17, 2013!
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Summer Camp Family Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Tuesday, June 25 2013 @ 02:10 AM UTC

Troop NewsS-F Scout Ranch
Camp Famous Eagle
Knob Lick, MO
June 13, 2013

Thanks to all the families that came to visit on Family Night.
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Summer Camp Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
Tuesday, June 25 2013 @ 01:28 AM UTC

Troop NewsS-F Scout Ranch
Camp Famous Eagle
Knob Lick, MO
June 9-15, 2013


22 scouts attending Camp Famous Eagle at S-F Ranch the week of June 9 – June 15. 9 dads also attended. Highlights of the week were the troop shoots at the archery and rifle ranges, the trip to Hucks Cove, the overnight canoe trip, the beach party, family night, the mile swim and the OA call out. Congratulations to all our Ordeal Candidates to be called out. For more photos please click on "Read More" below.

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