STORIES of TROOP 175

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The SCOUTING WEEKEND – Merit Badge Clinic, Sleepover, Pancake breakfast

Not sure about all the Scouts but this was a FULL weekend for me. Lots of Great Scouting activities. First we had our First ever Merit badge clinic at Golf … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Eagle Scout in Antarctica: Days 1 & 2

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Well, he made it. After enduring the 30-hour, 6,680-mile, three-flight trip from Lawrence, Kan., to Ushuaia, Argentina, Eagle Scout Alex Houston already has plenty of…

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

History of Troop 175 (and 275)

  Troop 175 In the midst of truck farms, forest preserves and the picnic groves of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, during the booming 1950’s, a Church and School named … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Chain O Lakes part 2

Its been a while since our latest campout and the scouts were itching to get some fresh air. The Chain O Lakes park is not all that far from home … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

A WoodBadge Dream

  A Fantastic Woodbadge Ticket To Ride…..   In a very curious dream I had last year, a stranger – who was once something called a “master scout” – came … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Shrubbery brought to you by Troop 175

It wasn’t England 932 AD in the land of Camelot, but the brave knights of troop 175 trekked out in the snow, rain and even flooding to join the amazing … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Woodbadge – back then.

Dear Fellow 2012 Woodbagders, One of my ticket items is to create a troop history of my home troop 175 here in Niles. I was a member of this troop as … Continue reading

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

First Annual Troop 175 Ten Commandments Hike

September 29th was our First (hopefully annual) 10 commandments Hike. This was a hike with several purposes. Since a Scout is reverent, this was an opportunity for any Scout to … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gilligans Island redux

  Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fateful trip That started at SJB the School Aboard a tiny ship – Ok. you know … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

It is in games that many men discover their paradise – Robert Wilson Lynd

And it was in the weather this past week at Napowan that we members of Troop 175 finally found something close to paradise! This would be my 6th year at … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment
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