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Tuesday December 16, 2003 6:47AM
Dec Campout
We had a lot of fun and activities on our Dec campout at Loud Thunder. Some boys worked on their Hiking Merit Badge, others worked on the Compass Course, all experienced cooking lunch outside in a snow storm. Pictures here.

Thanks to all who participated, especially the adults, for without them this would not be possible.

Scouts - Kyle Barton, Mitchell DeFauw, Joe Ellison, James Gilkison, Jay Graham, Patrick Kent, Jeff Moritz, Adam Prosise, Erik Sawyer, Adam VanHoosier, and Marcus White.

Adults - Tim Barton, Don Coker, Dale Lacina, Don Laverenz, Mike Moritz, and Chuck Prosise.
 
Wednesday December 10, 2003 1:50PM
Campout
We'll be meeting 5:00 Friday evening in the Adams School parking lot to leave for our campout at Camp Loud Thunder. We do not have a meal planned for Friday night, so eat before you come or bring a sandwich along to eat out at camp. The forcast is Cold, so "Be Prepared."
 
Tuesday December 02, 2003 6:28PM
New Illowa Council Website
A newly redesigned Illowa Council Website has just been released. I encourage you to check it out, it is really a first class site. For those of you who know Todd Kempf, he designed and created it.
 
Sunday November 30, 2003 11:41AM
Fishing Contest
We had a fishing contest at our October Backbone Campout and I finally got some of the pictures back. It was too bad we didn't have a scale to determine the winner. I guess the only way we can pick a winner is from the pictures. Who do you think won?
 
Friday November 28, 2003 11:38AM
Popcorn Thank You Letter
Darlene received a nice letter from the Scout Office, thanking her for serving as the Unit Popcorn Chairman for Troop 43.

Thank you to Darlene and all the Scouts who helped make this years popcorn sale a success.

 
Thursday November 13, 2003 8:19PM
Support our Soldiers
Last night at the monthly Troop Committee meeting we were presented with a request that I feel is very timely. Sue Rector sent an informative letter inquiring if we would be interested in helping send a care package to the son of a colleague of hers at Augustana College who is currently deployed in Iraq. Members of the Committee thought that this would be an excellent time for us to show our support to the men and women in our Armed Forces and their families. This is especially import with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching. At the next Troop meeting, the Scouts will be signing a card and maybe writing a note to this soldier and to Troop 43 Jay Graham's father.

You can assist by donating hard candy, Kool-aid powdered drink mix, toiletry items, books, magazines, games, writing supplies, letters, cards and notes from home.

We will be collecting these items at Monday nights meeting.

Anything you can provide will be appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mark Van Hoosier
Troop Secretary
 
Thursday November 13, 2003 6:22PM
Boy Scout Open House
On Tuesday Troop 43 participated in the Kittan District Boy Scout Open House at Williams Intermediate School. Some pictures are here. This was an excellent opportunity for us to "market" our troop and recruit new boys. It looks like we were successful in bringing 3 new boys into Troop 43.

Thanks to all who participated:

Scouts - Patrick Kent, Jeff Moritz, Bryan Moritz, and Adam Van Hoosier.
Adults - Paul Bailey, Don Coker, Darlene Moritz, Mike Moritz, and Mark Van Hoosier.
 
Sunday October 26, 2003 10:07AM
Adopt-a-Highway - This past weekend Troop 43 picked up trash along our adopted stretch of Highway 130. Thanks to the Scouts and Adults who participated:

Scouts: Kyle Barton, Jay Graham, Keenan Hutcheson, Patrick Kent, Adam Prosise, Adam Van Hoosier, and Ben Wells

Adults: Tim Barton, Glenn Hutcheson, Dale Lacina, Don Laverenz, Mike Moritz, and Mark Van Hoosier
 
Thursday October 23, 2003 8:43AM
Adopt-a-highway

Just a reminder that Adopt-a-highway will be this Saturday, October 25th. Please arrive at Adams School parking lot in time to depart at 8:00AM. We will travel by caravan to our highway site in Maysville. I would estimate that we will complete our sweep of the highway in 2 hours or less. Scouts will be returned to their homes after the event by the volunteer drivers.

Please dress appropriately. Scouts should wear Class B uniforms. We are proceeding rain or shine, so ponchos if required and the proper foot wear. We are providing safety vests, protective rubber gloves and bags for collecting the trash. Scouts should record their service hours in their Scout Handbook and submit this to their leaders at the next Troop meeting to be recorded.

The following Scouts and Adults have signed up to participate, please advise me if you need to change your plans, or wish to be added to the roster.

Scouts:
Adam VH
Marcus White
Jay Graham
Bryan Moritz
Robert Klein
Tommy Cooney
Jeffrey Moritz
Kyle Bartin
Keenan Hutcheson
Patrick Kent
Ben Wells

Adults -Driver*
Mark VH*
Mike Moritz*
Don L*
Glenn H.

Feel free to contact me at this email M-F or:
Home: 322-3187
Work: 322-1525 x117

Thanks
Mark Van Hoosier
 
Monday October 20, 2003 9:25PM
New Youth Leaders - Congratulations to all the boys elected to leadership roles tonight. Please give your full support to these young men as they assume their new roles in our Troop.

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader - Marcus White

Patrol Leader - Jay Graham, Adam Van Hoosier, and Cullen Tillberg.

Assistant Patrol Leader - Mitchell DeFauw, Rickey Rector, and Adam Prosise.

Troop Librarian - Adam Prosise

Instructor - Rickey Rector - This is for our new Scouts until they reach the rank of Tenderfoot.

Den Chief - Kyle Barton, Jeff Moritz, and Ben Wells.



 
Monday October 13, 2003 9:06PM
Backbone St Park Campout - What a great weekend we had at Backbone State Park. Friday night we were treated to a full moon and Saturday and Sunday we witnessed Mother Nature at her finest with the fall colors. Pictures are here.

Scouts: Tommy Cooney, Joe Ellison, James Gilkison, Jay Graham, Bryan Moritz, Jeff Moritz, Adam Prosise, Rickey Rector, Jake Stender, John Stender, Cullen Tillberg, Adam Van Hoosier, Ben Wells, and Marcus White.

Adults: Chuck Heinselman, Dale Lacina, Don Laverenz, Mike Moritz, Mark Van Hoosier.



 
Thursday October 09, 2003 7:11PM
Backbone St Park Campout - Be at Newcomb church parking lot, Division and Central Park, at 4:45. We would like to leave at 5:00 sharp. It takes about 2 hours to drive there so it will be dark when we get there.

Be sure to eat before we leave.
 
Monday September 29, 2003 10:03PM
Car Wash Fundraiser - Meet at Mr Cokers Kwik Lube, Kimberly and Bridge next to Dahl Ford, Saturday at 9:30. We will also be selling popcorn and Hy-Vee coupon books. All Scouts are encouraged to help out.

All Scouts planning on attending High Adventure, need to attend. If you can't please contact a leader explaining why.
 
Tuesday September 23, 2003 5:45PM
Court of Honor - We will hold our Court of Honor on Monday Sep 29. Please note the time change, it will start at 6:30, this is a change from the calendar handed out to the boys. Please bring a dish to pass, desert and table ware. We have a lot of awards to handout. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
 
Sunday September 21, 2003 4:20PM
Fall Camporee - This past weekend 11 Scouts, 10 Webelos, and 6 adults attended the 2003 Fall Camporee at Camp Loud Thunder along with over 700 others Scouts and Webelos from the Illowa Council. Pictures are here.

Troop 43 invited Webelos from Adams Pack 43, Holy Family Pack 243, and Wilson Pack 687. The Scouts and Webelos formed 2 Patrols - the Screaming Eagles, and the Vipers. The patrols competed in many different activities. The Vipers placed 1st in Soccer and 3rd in First Aid. The Eagles placed 2nd in Fire Building. A very good showing!!

The weather was great, the food was great, the boys were great, and the campsite - well we could have been a little farther from the latrine. Let's just say, we were glad the winds were variable, and not from the West.

Many thanks to those who participated:

Troop 43 - Kyle Barton, Tommy Cooney, Mitchell DeFauw, Joe Ellison, James Gilkison, Jay Graham, Bryan Moritz, Ricky Rector, Adam Van Hoosier, Ben Wells, and Marcus White. Adults - Tim Barton, Don Laverenz, and Mike Moritz.

Pack 43 - Ryan Adair and Trevor Wince. Adult - Matt Wince.

Pack 243 -Travis Conger, Tim O'Brian, and Josh Vinar. Adult - Tim Conger.

Pack 687 - Ben Ingram, Joe Kern, Chris Meeks, David Moore, Nathan Wells. Adult - Martha Wells.
 
Tuesday September 16, 2003 5:17PM
Fall Camporee - We'll be leaving from Adams School parking lot Friday at 5:00. Please try to be on time. We will not be eating Friday night so you need to eat before coming or bring something to eat.
 
Monday September 15, 2003 9:06PM
High Adventure 2004 - Work is in progress for a High Adventure to Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in July of 2004. Read more here.
 
Tuesday September 02, 2003 5:48PM
Meetings have started - Friendly reminder that we've started our Troop Meetings again. Next meeting is Monday Sept 8, 7:00 at Adams School.

We will have our Court of Honor on Sep 29, which only leaves 3 meetings to work on your rank advancement and schedule a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review. I know some of you are very close, and I encourage you to start reviewing what you need to pass off and be ready to do it at one of the next meetings.

 
Saturday August 23, 2003 10:30AM
Website Changes - As you can see I have made some changes to the website. The main page, what you're reading now, no longer requires a password. This will allow us to show potential Scouts what Troop 43 is all about.

Pictures, troop rosters, and other private information has been moved to a password protected area. It can be accessed by clicking on "Members Only" link at the top of the page. The username and password is the same as you used in the past.

A new menu of commonly used links is displayed across the top of each page, providing a consistant look and feel.

I hope these changes do not cause any problems. If you notice something is broke, have any comments or suggestions click on the "Contact Us" link above.

Mike
 
Friday August 22, 2003 8:37AM
August Campout - Meet at Adams School Parking lot today at 4:45 being ready to leave at 5:00 sharp. You will need a sack lunch or need to eat before we leave.


The August campout is approaching. It is scheduled for August 22, 23, 24th. We are going to Mississippi Palisades Park. It is about an hour from here on the Illinois side of the river. The cost is $14.00 per person. This includes the campsite fees, food and transportation costs. This money is due by Aug 18. You may get it to Mrs. Moritz or myself but I need it by then to give a count to the park and to decide on eating arrangements. (Some of you have turned in the camping fees already and I'm sure you know who you are) But if you haven't please do so by Monday.

We will be leaving Adams school at 5 pm on Friday the 22 and return after breakfast on Sunday. We will be back in time to participate in Byran Moritz's Eagle Project. You will need a sack lunch for Fri or need to eat before we leave. This will be a new camp site for us. It is in the primitive campsites and this means camping similar to Loud Thunder. There will not be any campers or motor homes where we are camping.

If there are any questions please call me.

Thanks.
Don Coker
 
Friday August 22, 2003 8:35AM
August Campout - The August campout is approaching. It is scheduled for August 22, 23, 24th. We are going to Mississippi Palisades Park. It is about an hour from here on the Illinois side of the river. The cost is $14.00 per person. This includes the campsite fees, food and transportation costs. This money is due by Aug 18. You may get it to Mrs. Moritz or myself but I need it by then to give a count to the park and to decide on eating arrangements. (Some of you have turned in the camping fees already and I'm sure you know who you are) But if you haven't please do so by Monday.

We will be leaving Adams school at 5 pm on Friday the 22 and return after breakfast on Sunday. We will be back in time to participate in Byran Moritz's Eagle Project. You will need a sack lunch for Fri or need to eat before we leave. This will be a new camp site for us. It is in the primitive campsites and this means camping similar to Loud Thunder. There will not be any campers or motor homes where we are camping.

If there are any questions please call me.

Thanks.
Don Coker
 
Tuesday August 19, 2003 3:34PM
Committee Meeting - Our first Committee Meeting for the season will be:

Wednesday August 20th
7:00PM

At ECS, Inc.
5665 Tremont Ave.
Davenport, Iowa

Even if you're not a member of the Committee, stop by and see for yourself what we do. It's not a lot of work and the payback in helping your Scout and the Troop is Priceless.

Mike
 
Monday August 18, 2003 8:22AM
Order of the Arrow - Congratulations to Troop 43 members, Mike Moritz, Jeff Moritz and Chris Gimm. After successfully completing their "Ordeal Weekend", they are now received into the Order of the Arrow as Ordeal Members. Congratulations and good luck as you start the path to Brotherhood Member.
 
Sunday August 10, 2003 7:59PM
Iowa Army National Guard - On Saturday Troop 43 visited the Iowa National Guard unit stationed up on Brady Street. We were given a tour by our very own Eagle Scout Brian VanHoosier, now known as PFC VanHoosier. We were all treated to a fun and educational day.

Pictures are here.

Thanks to all who participated, and especially Brian VanHoosier, for inviting and spending time with us.

In Attendance:
Kyle Barton
Joe Ellison
James Gilikson
Jay Graham
Keenan Hutcheson
Robert Klien
Jeff Moritz
Rickey Rector
Adam VanHoosier
Marcus White

Don Coker
Mike Moritz
Mark VanHoosier

 
Wednesday August 06, 2003 5:17PM
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Iowa Army National Guard
******* New Time *******

Troop 43 has been invited to visit the Iowa Army National Guard Headquarters Battalion for a informational tour and activities on Saturday August 9th. The Guard Unit is located on Brady Street in Davenport.

We will meet Saturday morning at 8:50AM at Adams School North Parking Lot. We will be departing at 9:00AM SHARP! Please wear Class A uniforms and bring a Class B along as we expect to be participating in both the flag ceremony and P/T.

Projected activities:
Flag Ceremony
Morning Formation
Facility Tours
Presentation from Recruiting Officer
Presentation on Iowa National Guard History
Motor Pool and equipment Tour
Weapons display
P/T Physical Training exercise
Lunch

This is only a preliminary announcement. Updated information to follow.

Please respond to my address if you are interested and are able to attend.

I will be asking Patrol Leaders to follow up by phone in a few days.

Thanks

Mark VH
 
Sunday August 03, 2003 9:52PM
August Campout
Mississippi Palisades Park
Route 84, Illinois

Date: August 22,23 and 24th.
Primative Campsite
Patrol Cooking is preferred
Individual cooking can by arranged for rank and merit badge requirements

Departing from Adams School 5PM Friday August 22nd.
Returning to your home Sunday August 24th after breakfast and closing.
Cost:
$3.00 per person camping fee
$7.00 per person food fee
$4.00 per person transportation charges

Total: $14.00 per person

Any adults interested in participating please contact Don Coker.

Permission slips will be emailed and mailed to all Scouts. Slip and money due Monday August 18th. Further information will be emailed directly to you and Patol Leaders will be contacting you for confirmation.

Don Coker
 
Sunday July 13, 2003 2:32PM
Summer Camp - I've posted the Summer Camp pictures

I hope to post a journal of our week at camp in a few days. If you have anything you would like me to include, please send them to me.

Thanks
Mike
 
Wednesday July 02, 2003 9:28PM
Library - A new feature is being added to your website - an on-line library of books available to members of Troop 43.

Nathan Bierl, our Troop Librarian, is currently working on entering over 60 books into the system. While he is working on this, I've made available a copy of the library so you can have the opportunity to preview it.

The copy that Nathan is working on will be password protected, so only the Librarian can update the books; everyone else will only be able to view what books are in the library. The test site that I'm making available is not password protected so everyone will have a chance to see how it all works. Feel free to add, delete, and modify anything you can.

Click here to test it out. Please let me know if you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions on it.

Enjoy
Mike
 
Friday June 20, 2003 7:38PM
Summer Camp - Only 2 weeks till camp! I've had meetings with all of the Scouts who will be attending camp and have just about all of the physicals. If you still have not turned in your physical, please do so as soon as possible.

Remember, we will be leaving from the Adams School parking lot Sunday July 6 at 12:30. If you have any questions at all, please be sure to give me a call, 386-3499, or send me a message.

Mike Moritz
 
Saturday June 07, 2003 9:01PM
Troop 43 Brochure - Mark VanHoosier designed a very nice brochure highlighting the 2002-2003 year for Troop 43. He passed these out at the Court of Honor. If you weren't able to attend or lost yours, don't despair, you can get a copy here.

Great job Mark, Thanks!!
 
Saturday June 07, 2003 7:59PM
Troop Survey - The results of the Troop Survey can be viewed here. If you haven't returned yours, please make an effort to do so. Hopefully we'll be getting some more returned, and as we do I'll update the information.

While the survey is a great tool to see how the Troop is doing, don't hesitate to let us know, at any time, if you have any ideas, suggestions, comments, concerns, or want to help out. Our leaders are doing the best job they can keeping track of meetings, campouts and other activities in addition to looking after 25 Scouts. With your help, we can make Troop 43 the best it can be.
 
Monday June 02, 2003 7:52PM
Troop Roster - Our Troop Roster has been updated. I've created a smaller one page version, listing just names and phone numbers, great for hanging on your refrigerator. There is a second version that contains phone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses. Check them out here.

Let me know if you have any updates or corrections.
 
Saturday May 24, 2003 8:55AM
Court of Honor - The end of the school year is upon us. On June 1, 1:00 we will hold our Court of Honor at Scott County Park Hickory Hills Picnic Shelter. Bring a main dish to pass, a desert or salad, and your eating utensils. The Troop will be providing milk and a drink mix. You are more than welcome to grill out or use the pavilion grills.

This is a formal Scout Meeting so you should have your class A uniform.

Looking forward to seeing you and your family.
 
Wednesday May 21, 2003 9:28PM
Summer Camp - Summer camp will be held Jul 6-12. I have some additional information and forms available here. I will updating the information, so check back often.
 
Sunday May 18, 2003 10:35AM
Adopt a Highway - We had a few last minute cancellations and 2 no shows, but the 3 Scouts and 2 adults who did show up did a fine job cleaning up the highway. Some pictures are here.

Thanks to:
Scouts Tommy Cooney, Jeff Moritz, and Adam Van Hoosier
Adults Mike Moritz and Mark Van Hoosier
 
Sunday May 11, 2003 8:45PM
Wapsi River Campout - See the pictures here. The weekend's weather outlook was a major concern as we considered our campout. The weather service was calling for the chance of sever thunderstorms on Saturday night. It was decided to go ahead and camp on Friday night, keep a close eye on developments and be prepared to return Saturday if conditions became bad. We kept in contact with a couple of weather radios we brought along and stayed in cell phone contact with Mrs. Moritz who kept an eye on weather reports from home.

Friday night was calm, clear and peaceful. Saturday morning we woke up to clouds and it began to sprinkle showers as we ate breakfast. Talking to Mr. VanHoosier we found they were experiencing heavy rains and lightning in town. Based on the conditions, we decided to cancel our Adopt a Highway project, but continue to spend the day out at camp. After about 30 minutes of showers it cleared off and we had sunny skies and very pleasant temperatures. The boys spent the day exploring the camp grounds and the hiking trails it offered. We visited the Eco-Center and held our own Flag Ceremonies, using the camps flag pole, to allow our new Scouts an opportunity to pass their rank requirements.

As evening approached we again considered staying or heading home as we were hearing many reports of bad weather on the radio. Mrs. Moritz told us she believed the storms would miss us. Because the weather did not look threatening at camp we decided to eat dinner and evaluate it again later.

As we were eating it began to sprinkle lightly on and off for about 30 minutes but again no signs of bad weather. At 9:30 the skies cleared and we were treated to a beautiful view of the moon and stars. Off in the east we could see flashes of lightning but it was clear and calm at camp. A call home revealed the storms were over and we decided to stay the night.

Sleeping Saturday night, it was very noisy with the winds howling, but surprisingly our tents were not being rattled. Our camp ground was in a very well protected area, and we were blocked from the winds. Sunday we woke to some much cooler temperatures but because of the wind blocks we were able to break camp with no problems at all. Not even any problems with tents or tarps getting caught in the wind as we packed them away.

All in all it was a very good campout. Many of the boys worked hard and got some requirements signed off.

A big thanks to all who helped make this a great campout -

Scouts - Kyle Barton, Tommy Cooney, Mitchell DeFauw, James Gilkison, Keenan Hutcheson, Robert Klein, Jeff Moritz, Anthony Murillo, Cullen Tillberg, Adam VanHoosier, and Ben Wells.

Adults - Tim Barton and Mike Moritz.

Others - Mrs. Moritz for providing transportation, staying for a while Friday night (while Mr. Barton took Kyle to a basketball game), and keeping a close eye on the weather. Mr. and Mrs. VanHoosier, for visiting Saturday afternoon and bringing a special treat of some ice cream. Mr. Coker for stopping out Saturday night for dinner and providing us another treat of watermellon.

Mike Moritz
 
Monday April 28, 2003 11:28AM
Lincoln Pilgrimage - This past weekend 12 Scouts and 6 adults attended the 58th Annual Lincoln Pilgrimage in Springfield Illinois. The weather was ideal, the campsite was great and everyone had a wonderful time. Pictures can be seen here.

7 Scouts and 4 adults hiked the Lincoln Heritage Trail in Springfield and visited the Lincoln Visitor Center, Lincoln's Home, and other historical sites.

5 Scouts and 2 adults hiked the 20-mile Lincoln Trail, retracing the steps Lincoln took as he used to walk from New Salem to Springfield.

A big thanks to all who participated:

Scouts - Nathan Bierl, Joe Ellison, James Gilkison, Chris Gimm, Jay Graham, Keenan Hutcheson, Bryan Moritz, Jeff Moritz, Anthony Murillo, Adam Prosise, Adman VanHoosier, and Ben Wells.

Adults - Don Coker, Don Laverenz, Glen Hutcheson, Dale Lacina, Mike Moritz, and Mark VanHoosier.
 
Friday April 25, 2003 6:52AM
Lincoln Pilgrimage - All the boys got their gear dropped off last night, good job!! Meet at Adams school and be ready to leave at 5:00.

If anyone needs to get a hold of us, call my cell phone.

Mike
 
Monday April 21, 2003 8:04PM
Lincoln Pilgrimage - This weekend we will be traveling to Springfield for the Lincoln Pilgrimage. You need to be at Adams school, ready to leave at 5:00. Please don't be late. It's a long drive to Springfield, and the later you get started, the later it will be when you get to camp. We will be stopping at a rest area on the way down, so bring along a sack lunch if you want. On Sunday, we will be stopping at a fast food restaurant for dinner, so bring some money for this.

You will need to have your gear packed and dropped off at my house, 2833 Kelling St - 386-3499, on Thursday evening, anytime after 5:00. Mr. Laverenz and I will drive the trailer down to Springfield with your gear early Friday morning. There will not be enough room for your gear in the vehicles on Friday, so don't forget to drop it off.

For the new Scouts, review Tenderfoot Requirement #1 page 32 of your Scout Handbook. When you drop off your gear at my house, if you meet the requirements, you will be able to get this signed off. Review pages 224-230, and you should not have any problem.

It's springtime and it does tend to get cold at night. Remember the Scout Motto - Be Prepared.

Don't forget your Class A uniform.

Mike Moritz
 
Saturday April 19, 2003 9:47PM
Botanical Center Chocolate Tour - Saturday, 8 Scouts and 4 adults were treated to some chocolate, as they learned about the history of chocolate and the trees it grows on. They were also given a very nice tour of the Sun Garden, outside garden, and green house. See the pictures here.

A special thanks goes to John Stender, for thinking of the trip, and planning it out. He even thought of providing Toll Bridge coins for the drivers. Nice job John!!!

Scouts - Jay Graham, Bryan Moritz, Jeff Moritz, Anthony Murillo, Adam Prosise, Jake Stender, John Stender, and Marcus White.

Adults - Lori Franklin, Darlene Moritz, Mike Moritz, and Gail Stender.
 
Monday March 31, 2003 9:25PM
Eagle Ceremony - On March 15, Nathan Lacina was presented Boy Scouting's highest honor, Eagle Scout. Check out the pictures.

Congratulations Nathan, for a job well done!!!
 
Monday February 17, 2003 7:03AM
February Campout - We had a great campout this past weekend at Camp Loud Thunder. We almost made it to the camp Friday night before the snows hit, and only had a little problem getting one vehicle up the road to camp. After getting settled in, the boys went out and played in the snow for quite a long time.

Saturday we woke up to 4-5 inches of beautiful white fluffy snow. Many of the boys rented cross country skis from the camp and had a wonderful time exploring the camp grounds through untouched snow. It was truly a Winter Wonderland.

We had one hearty Scout spend both nights out in his tent. The low on Saturday night hit at least 14 degrees.

We also had another Scout make good use of his time at camp by passing rank his requirement for cooking a meal outside over an open fire.

All in all a great campout. Thanks to the boys who participated - Nathan Bierl, Joe Ellison, Jay Graham, Bryan Moritz, Jeff Moritz, Adam Prosise, Rickey Rector, Jake Stender, John Stender, Adam VanHoosier, Ben Wells, and Marcus White. Also to the adults - Ken Buttgen, Mike Moritz, Chuck Prosise, and Mark VanHoosier.

See the pictures here.

Mike Moritz
 
Saturday February 08, 2003 9:23PM
Klondike Pictures - See them here.
 
Wednesday January 29, 2003 6:08AM
Cancelled TROOP 43 SKIING Cancelled

Due to lack of people signing up, we have had to cancel this activity.

We have information from Chestnut Mountain. We have picked Saturday February 1, 2003 as our date. We need to know how many would be interested. This is not a reservation or commitment but if at least 20 do not show interest there is no need to start this. This requires at least 20 for group rate.

Please call or email Margy.

The prices are as follows:
Lift Lesson & ski rental ......... $53.00 

Lift Lesson & board rental ....... $53.00
Lift & Lesson (only) ............. $37.00
Lift (only) ...................... $31.00

Waiting to hear from you. ......... Margy
 
Tuesday January 21, 2003 6:33PM
Merit Badge University will be held on Saturday, March 8th. Registration fee for each scout is $5.00 if Postmarked by February 20th, $10 after that date. Deadline is Feb. 28th. This will give a head start on picking what you would like, before Monday's meeting. So we can get our registration in early.

This is briefly what we received from Alpha Phi Omega.

It is time once again for Alpha Phi Omega to host Merit Badge University. Class sizes are limited so we ask that registrations be sent as soon as possible. Each Scout MUST list his top three choices. This year the following merit badges will be offered:

American Business
American Cultures
Art
Aviation
Citizenship in the Community**
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Crime Prevention & Fingerprinting
Disability Awareness
Emergency Preparedness
Energy
Engineering
Environmental Science
Family Life
Fire Safety
First Aid
Geology
Law
Medicine
Public Health
Pulp and Paper
Reptiles and Amphibians
Safety
Salesmanship
Weather

**Citizenship in the community is only available for Iowa City area Scouts as this is the community it will be prepared for.

 
Monday January 06, 2003 9:12PM
In December, Troop 43 presented 3 Davenport Fire Departments a case of Boy Scout microwave popcorn each, as a token of our appreciation for the work they do. Read the thank you we received from one of them here.
 
Thursday January 02, 2003 9:52PM
Hope everyone had a fun and safe Holiday. Troop meetings resume this Monday, Jan 6. Hope to see you there.

 
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