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Tuesday December 24, 2002 12:07PM
I'd like to wish all of the Scouts and Families of Troop43 a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Have a fun and safe holiday and look forward to a exciting and fun year in 2003.

Our next Troop meeting will be Monday January 6, and our next campout is January 17, the Klondike Derby at Camp Loud Thunder. Hope to see you there!!

Mike Moritz
Wednesday December 18, 2002 4:39PM
As a reminder, Klondike Derby will be held at Camp Loud Thunder the weekend of January 17th-19th. The boys have been preparing for this event at recent meetings and will be training with the Webelos that will be our guests at the next two meetings.

Fees for the event are $13.50, which includes the event fees and lunch as well as food for the reminder of the weekend. Our troop will be staying in the OA cabin located adjacent to the dining hall. Other details will be released at the upcoming meetings.

Those already signed up are:


Michael Crowe
Jay Graham
Adam Prosise
Chris Gimm
Chad Green?
Adam Van Hoosier
Marcus White
Ben Wells
Rickey Rector
Joe Ellison

Paul Bailie
Don Laverenz
Chuck Prosise?
Mark Van Hoosier

All fees and final reservations will be due at the January 6th meeting.

Sunday November 24, 2002 5:46PM
Our campout to Eagle Cave was a huge success. I'm sure the boys will talk about it during our Troop Meeting on Monday. In the mean time check out the pictures.

Thanks to all who participated and especially the adult volunteers, Tim Barton, Don Coker, Dale Lacina, Mike Moritz, and Bruce Stender.
Tuesday November 19, 2002 6:38AM
This past week many of our Troop43 Scouts were honored for Academic Achievement.

This shows that our Scouts are truly living up to the Scout Oath. Congratulations to all!!!

If you know of other Scouts that have achieved Honors or any other type of recognition, please let us know so that we can recognize their achievement.

Mike Moritz

Scouts honored Include:

Kyle Barton - 6th Grade Wood Academic Achievement!!
Michael Crowe - 6th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Mitchell DeFauw - 6th Grade Wood Academic Achievement!!
Chad Green - 6th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Michael Dohrmann - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Jared Moon - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Jeff Moritz - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Adam Prosise - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Rickey Rector - 6th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Jacob Stender - 8th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
John Stender - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Cullin Tillberg - 8th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Ben Wells - 7th Grade Williams Academic Achievement!!
Even though West High School only recognizes students yearly, I do know that Bryan Moritz would also qualify for Academic Achievement!!

Monday October 28, 2002 3:06PM
Thanks to all that helped out with Adopt a Highway. It was a little cold, but the sun came out and made it a pleasant walk along the highway. 5-6 bags of trash were collected along the road through Maysville in about 2 hours. Scouting for Garbage assistants were Adam Prosise, Nathan Lacina, Adam VH, Marcus White , Jeffery Moritz, Jay Graham and Ricky Rector. Thanks to adults Don Laverenz, Ken Buttgen, Mike Moritz and Dale Lacina (who was early). Your service time will be 2.5 hours and will be forwarded to Mrs. Anderson

Mark Van Hoosier
Monday October 14, 2002 8:06AM
We had a great campout this past weekend. Camping were 8 Scouts - Kyle Barton, Jay Graham, Chad Green, Bryan Moritz, Jeff Moritz, Rickey Rector, Adam VanHoosier, and Marcus White and 4 adults - Tim Barton, Ken Buttgen, Mike Moritz, and Mark VanHoosier.

All 8 scouts and Mr Barton hiked in from Park View to our camp ground in Sac Fox, 3 miles according to Mr Barton's GPS. Activities for the weekend included Frisbee, football, hiking, cooking, and working on rank requirements.

According to Mr. Barton's thermometer and the ice some Scouts found, we qualified for the years first Polar Bear Patch. Because we had plenty of firewood and a lot of Scouts willing to show their skills in passing off their fire starting requirements we stayed pretty warm.

Thanks to all who attended, both Scouts and Adults.

Sunday September 29, 2002 8:01AM
A new link Rank Advancement has been added to track progress for Tenderfoot, Secondclass, and Firstclass. We will attempt to keep this as up to date as we can but you will need to tell us if it is not correct. After you get signed off on a requirement, check the page and if it has not been updated, send us a note using the "Send us your Feedback" link.
Tuesday September 24, 2002 9:20PM
On Monday, Eagle Scout Brian Van Hoosier was involved in a pretty bad car accident. His Dad says, "Brian is a little scratched and bruised, but okay. Most of his injury is from the seat belt and shoulder strap. We have always worn ours and made the kids wear them, so it paid off."

We're very glad that Brian is OK and we all should take note that seat belts do save lives. Brian is living proof of that.

Sunday September 22, 2002 8:18PM
Check out the pictures from the Fall Camporee. The weather was fantastic, the food was great, the scouts were outstanding, and the events were a lot of fun.

Troop 43 was well represented by winning 1st place in the Land Canoe Race, 1st place in Orienteering, and 2nd place in the A-Frame.

Scouts who were able to attend were: Jake Stender, Kyle Barton, Mitchell Defauw, Adam Van Hooiser, Ben Wells, Joe Ellison, Adam Prosise, Bryan Moritz, Marcus White, Chris Gimm, Jay Graham, Chad Green, Jeff Moritz, Rickey Rector, and John Stender.

Adults attending were Don Laverenz, Tim Barton, and Mike Moritz.

Dale Lacina, Nathan Lacinca, Mark Van Hoosier, and Brian Van Hoosier stopped out Saturday night for a visit. Mark and Brian even brought out some ice cream, but don't tell Nancy.

Thanks to all who participated. If you couldn't make it this year mark your calendar for next year and come out and join in on the fun.
Thursday September 12, 2002 7:36PM
In our Troop survey last spring, many if not most of you, indicated you enjoyed camping out. This is great because camping is a large part of what Scouting is all about.

Help us out and tell us what type of campouts you are interested in. Do you have a special campground you would like to go to? Do you have any special activity you would like to do, like hiking, nature studies, or orienteering?

Send your ideas and comments to feedback. This is open to both Scouts and parents. Give us your ideas as we plan our campouts for this upcoming year.

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