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    OA Fall Reunion Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Wednesday, September 11 2013 @ 01:54 AM UTC

    Troop News

    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.
    For more pictures of Family Night click on "Read More" below.

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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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    Memorial Day Good Turn Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, June 02 2013 @ 03:07 AM UTC

    Troop NewsJefferson Barracks National Cemetery
    Memorial Day Good Turn
    May 26, 2013


    Troop 161 scouts joined about 4000 other scouts, venturers and their families to place an American flag on each of the 190,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. This event, sponsored by our own Gravois Trail District, has been a tradition for 63 years. Click on "Read More" below for more photos.

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    Taum Sauk Backpack Hike Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, May 28 2013 @ 12:09 AM UTC

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    Taum Sauk Mt State Park
    Ozark Trail
    May 10-12, 2013

    Older scouts from Troop 161 camped Friday night at the scout area of Taum Sauk Mountain. Saturday they backpacked the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail past Mina Sauk Falls, through the Devil’s Toll Gate and camped Saturday night on Proffit Mountain along the trail. Sunday they descended Proffit Mountain into the Black River valley and finished the hike at the Highway N Trailhead for a total distance of about 14.4 miles. Thanks to Mr. Robert Butler for providing the photos. (Click on “Read More” below for more photos of the trip.)

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    Johnson Shut-Ins Campout Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Tuesday, May 14 2013 @ 08:18 PM UTC

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    Johnson Shut-Ins State Park
    Lesterville, MO
    May 10-12, 2013

    Scouts had a blast exploring the rhyolite rock, chutes and plunge pools at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park. The East Fork of Black River becomes constricted or “shut-in” as it passes through this erosion-resistant gorge. The rhyolite rock at Johnson Shut-ins first formed approximately 1 1/2 billion years ago during the Precambrian era through a series of violent volcanic eruptions. The hot ash-flow (tuff) from that volcanic activity welded together creating the hard igneous rock. Fractures in the rhyolite were slowly enlarged by the erosive action of the East Fork as the rock was sculpted into the beautiful blue-gray formations we see here today.

    We arrived at the scout area of Johnson Shut-Ins State Park at about 7:00pm Friday evening. The scout area is at the far west end of the new campgrounds located on Goggins Mountain ½ mile northwest of the state park’s day use area. We were pleased to see the scout area had new facilities that included restrooms, showers and a large pavilion with electrical power and lighting. After setting up camp, scouts collected firewood, built a fire and ate s’mores. Overnight temperature dipped to about 50

    We spent the day Saturday at the “Shut-Ins” portion of the park. Our group was the first to arrive on the river. At 10:00am the skies were mostly clear, air temperature of about 60 with light north breeze. The scouts were cautioned that the rocks are smooth, slippery and when wet are “slicker than snot!” So Sean was the first to let us know the temperature of the water.

    Sean says, “Hey, I’m just going to put my foot in to see how cold the water is!”
    Leader says, “Be careful, those rocks are slicker than snot.”
    Sean says, “Here goes……AAHHHHHH!!.......GASP!........SPLASH!.....SPLASH!......SPLASH!”

    I guess from the air temperature and the gasp reflex that the water temperature was between 50 and 60 degrees.

    After spending the morning exploring the shut-ins, we ate lunch in the picnic area. After lunch we walked the shut-in trail to the cliffs. After this the boys voted to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the shut-ins. We stopped at the visitor center at around 3:00pm before heading back to the campsite. At the campsite the boys played an improvised game of whiffle ball.

    After dinner scouts collected more firewood, built another fire and prepared more s’’mores.

    Temperatures dipped much lower tonight with a low temperature in the mid-thirties and frost on everything. This was the coldest start to a Mother’s Day I can remember. We took down tents which were still wet. We attended 8:30 mass at St. Marie Du Lac in Ironton and came home.
    Thanks to all the adults that attended. Thanks especially to Mr. Strebler for getting the trailer ready for this trip, to Mr. Lamb for hauling the trailer, and to Mrs. Cain for helping with the food shopping.
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    Scout Trivia Night Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
    Sunday, May 05 2013 @ 11:53 PM UTC

    Troop News
    Middle School Trivia Night
    Saturday, May 4, 2013
    St. Simon's Gym

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