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3 Important Reminders

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Oct 11, 2017

Greetings Troop 82 Here are three important reminders: Sunday, October 15th, 10:00am – Are you working on the Hiking Merit Badge or need a hike for rank advancement? The Troop Hiking Merit Badge counselor, Mr. Rodgers, is leading...

2017 Wreath Sales !

Posted by Marc Velasco on Sep 22, 2017

2017 Wreath sales have begun! 100% of proceeds go to each scouts account to be sued for campouts, dues, high adventure . . you name it ! See attached  Wreath Sales Instructions & Guidelines for additional information. Contact Ms. Odom...

Morton Arboretum Merit Badge Opportunities!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Sep 22, 2017

Morton Arboreum Merit Badge Opportunities Seven Merit Badges offered now thorugh January.  Moslty on weekends, including 4 Requried!  ...

2017/2018 Campouts are posted!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Aug 16, 2017

  Update your home calendars with these great Outings! Troop 82 is always looking for parents to join out "Leaders" group so you can help participate in our great calendar of outings.  Reach out to a current leader with any questions....

Summer Recap

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Aug 15, 2017

A busy summer indeed, as Troop 82 scouts crossed the country in pursuit of the ultimate camping experience. In June, 10 scouts and 3 leaders spent a fun weekend canoeing and camping at Indiana’s Turkey Run State Park. This trip is growing...

Warren Dunes Wrap Up!

Posted by Marc Velasco on May 4, 2017

Hello EveryoneLong a favorite trip of Troop 82 scouts and leaders, Warren Dunes 2017 promised to be another for the record books. 19 scouts and 5 leaders ventured forth to this year’s version of sand, surf and sun. Friday’s 5:00pm...

Summer Camp Sign Ups!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Mar 19, 2017

  Sign Up Now for Troop 82 Summer Camps! Sun Jun 25, 2017 - Sat Jul 1, 2017 Summer Camp @ Napowan Sun Jul 9, 2017 - Sat Jul 15, 2017  Summer Camp at Camp Freeland Leslie ...

Morton Arboretum Merit Badge Opportunities!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Mar 5, 2017

Morton Arboretum has the following MB opportunities for scouts!  Geocaching Merit Badge Earn your merit badge at The Morton Arboretum and learn all about geocaching. Two Sundays, March 19, and May 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. .Environmental...

Advancement/Rank Updates

Posted by Marc Velasco on Feb 5, 2017

Scouts: As of 2016 some rank requirements have changed. Prior to scheduling a Scoutmaster Conference, meet with a leader to check off any missed items. Revised requirements can be found at SCOUTING.ORG ...

Camping and Climbing

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Dec 4, 2016

Clockwork. This seems to be the best word to describe our weekend of camping and climbing in Bloomington, Illinois from November 11th to the 13th: Fridays nights departure went off without a hitch, as we were loaded up and we hit the road by 6:00pm...

3D Archery At Its Best!

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Oct 18, 2016

We headed out on Friday (on time!) to begin our trip north to the ChainoLakes State Park.  After a quick stop for dinner at the Lake Forest Oasis, we arrived under a cloudless sky with a full moon and a crisp chill in the air.  The natural...

Apple River Canyon Campout

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Sep 27, 2016

The arrival of Fall brought the Troop's first camping trip of the season to Apple River Canyon State Park. A crew of eleven scouts and four leaders ventured to this hidden gem in mid-September for a fun weekend of hiking, fishing and camp activities....

Popcorn Fund Raising! (Through Nov 3rd!)

Posted by Marc Velasco on Sep 24, 2016

  Popcorn Sales 2016 is here!!  Add funds to your Scout account by selling popcorn.  We have a limited supply of popcorn this year available for immediate sale and/or to fill current orders.  All popcorn can be picked up at Mr....

Wreath Fundraising!!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Sep 13, 2016

Troop 82 Scouts, Welcome to another year of wreath sales!  This is our fourth year working with Bruss Landscaping located in Wheaton.  This year they have developed a sales brochure which will be available at the troop meetings or you...

DuPage County Forest Preserve Merit Badge Classes

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Sep 12, 2016

Hey Scouts! Need a merit badge? The DuPage County Forest Preserve district is offering merit badge classes each month now through June 2017. See the link here for more information http://dupageforest.org/scout_merit_badge_program/ ...

Northwestern University Scouting Events

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Aug 15, 2016

September 10th features the return of the very popular STEM & Sports Day.  Northwestern STEM related departments organizing demonstrations include Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, CIERA, Materials Research, and Science in Society.  You...

Philmont 2016 Information

Posted by Marc Velasco on Jul 23, 2016

Troop 82 has slots to send two crews to Philmont in the summer of 2016.  Two crews means space for 20 Scouts and 4 leaders.  Scouts must be at least First Class, 14 years old by July 23, 2014 or be 13 years old and have completed 8th grade. ...

Troop 82''s summer

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jun 21, 2016

A busy summer for the troop! June, July and August were busy months as many Troop 82 scouts ventured to 3 summer camps: A week at Camp Napowan, a week at CFL, and two weeks of high adventure at Philmont Ranch. Up first was Camp Napowan in June....

Tippecanoe River Wrap-Up

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jun 12, 2016

We headed out Friday shortly after 6PM and arrived at Tippecanoe River State Park around 10:30 EST.  Not a moment too soon as the ranger station closed at 11:00!  With no natural moon lighting, we managed to set up camp in the dark with...

Memorial Day 2016 Reflection

Posted by Scout Webmaster on May 30, 2016

Troop 82 Continues with Memorial Day Reflections and Traditions Memorial Day 2016 saw two groups of Troop 82 boy scouts venture into the Elmhurst community to honor our nations fallen heroes. On Saturday, May 28th, a large group of scouts visited...

Warren Dunes Recap

Posted by Scout Webmaster on May 20, 2016

A great weekend at the Warren Dunes! Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd marked our annual trip to the Warren Dunes. We were blessed with perfect weather.  It was sunny and 60-70 degrees during the day and 50 degrees at night - without rain!...

Summer Camp Sign Ups for Troop 82 !

Posted by Marc Velasco on Apr 8, 2016

Registration for Troop 82 Summer Camps is now open!  Some early bird and HUGE rate discounts are available (CFL).  Camp Napowan - June 26th - July 2nd Camp Freeland Leslie - July 10 - 16th ...

Snow Base 2016

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jan 18, 2016

The second weekend of January- eleven scouts and four leaders (Mr. Conqest, Mr. Fabrizius, Mr. Jentel, and Mr. Miller) went to Snow Base located in Northern Wisconsin. We split up into two crews, Snow Huskies and Spear Head. Snow Huskies is where...

Senior Chore Day

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Dec 19, 2015

Read more about the recent senior chore day service project and add you comments on the article published in the Elmhurst Independent. http://issuu.com/southernlakesnewspapersllc/docs/ei_12.10.15/c/scp4n2q ...

Fall Court of Honor

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Oct 27, 2015

On October 27, Troop 82 gathered for the fall Court of Honor to acknowledge the advancement and achievements of the troop members. 32 scouts earned a total nearly 120 merit badges, 30 scouts moved up a rank and 4 scouts moved into Eagle, the highest...

Wreath Sale Deadline October 21st

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Sep 17, 2015

Hello Troop 82 Parents & Scouts, Welcome to another year of wreath sales.  I know it's the end of August but it's time to start selling holiday greens!  Start contacting your neighbors, family and friends. You can start selling today....

Summer Camp Central

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jul 27, 2015

Two dedicated groups of Troop 82 scouts recently spent two weeks at scout summer camps. The first group traveled to Camp Napowan, in Wild Rose, Wisconsin for a great week of fun and activities. This marked a second visit to Camp Napowan, and based...

Camp Lowden Highlights

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jul 12, 2015

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Camp Napowan Highlights

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jun 28, 2015

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Rock River Adventure

Posted by Scout Webmaster on Jun 15, 2015

Scouts and leaders pulled in to White Pines State Park, near Oregon, Illinois about 8:00pm Friday, upon which the group immediately set up camp amid the tall oaks and pines of the forest. A tasty cracker barrel of grapes, cheese and sausage was...

Seabase 2015 Recap

Posted by Scout Webmaster on May 26, 2015

Spring Break 2015, Troop 82 Scouts and Leaders traveled to the Florida Keys and the BSA's Florida National High Adventure Sea Base.  They enjoyed a week of sailing, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding.  From coral reefs...

Memorial Day Flags

Posted by Scout Webmaster on May 26, 2015

Troop 82 honors our nations military  This past Memorial Day, 15 boy scouts from Troop 82 in Elmhurst, spent part of their holiday weekend remembering those who served. The scouts placed 350 flags on the gravesites of military veterans buried...

Microsoft Store Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted by Marc Velasco on May 3, 2015

  Local Microsoft Stores have oppotunities for a number of merit bdges, at various store and dates though early June (just 10 bucks!) ! including: Game Design, Programming, Photagraphy, Digital Technology, and Movie Making Click Here for more...

Troop 82 Summer Camps

Posted by Marc Velasco on Mar 31, 2015

Make sure to sign up for one of Troop 82s Summer Camps! June 21 - 27th at Camp Napowan in Wild Rose, Wisconsin July 5 - 12 at Camp Lowden in Oregon, Illinois  . . . and wish out Northern Tier Scouts safe travels summer ! ...

Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge

Posted by Marc Velasco on Mar 28, 2015

On Saturday, March 28th, from 9:30 to Noon, Mr. Odom will hold a Reptile & Amphibian Merit Badge class. We will complete all requirements for this merit badge in class except for #8 (which requires either keeping a reptile or amphibian for 30...

Merit Badge University 2015

Posted by Marc Velasco on Mar 7, 2015

Merit Badge University Sign Up is now available at  MBU Web Site ! Sign up will be done individually. Scouts are encouraged to hook up with a buddy and take classes together. Look at the pre-requisites for each badge and determine the...

Seabase 2015 Update

Posted by Marc Velasco on Feb 1, 2015

Sea Base 2015  (29 Mar 15 - 04 Apr 15)It's warm and sunny in Key West.  The plane and shuttle have been booked and the crew shirts are on order.  Please contact Mrs. Mandarino to make sure that everything is paid.  Take a look...

Norther Tier 2015 Update

Posted by Marc Velasco on Feb 1, 2015

The next payment of $315 is due by 17 Mar 15.  The last payment will cover the transportation to Northern Tier and we'll know the cost by May.  Summer is fast approaching and we're finalizing preparations for Norther Tier 2015.  Look...

Philmont 2016 Update

Posted by Marc Velasco on Feb 1, 2015

We are in and have 2 crews (20 Scouts and 4 leaders)!!   It is the adventure of a lifetime  Please let Mr. Salek know if you would like to go.  The deposit is $100 and approximate total cost is $1,100 per participant. Look for an...

Winter Camp Lowden Recap!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Feb 1, 2015

​A dedicated group of scouts and leaders ventured west to Camp Lowden for its annual winter camp weekend in early February. Nestled among the scenic woods and hills along the Rock River, Camp Lowden is an ideal place for scouts to experience...

Troop 82 in Philmont for 2016!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Jan 1, 2015

Philmont 2016 – We’re in!!!The lottery results are in and Troop 82 has slots to send two crews to Philmont in the summer of 2016.  Two crews means space for 20 Scouts and 4 leaders.  Scouts must be at least First...

High Adventure 2015

Posted by System on Jan 1, 2015

Troop 82 - High Adventure 2015 – Planning for a Northern Tier trip in 2015, please contact Mr. Salek for additional information wsalek82@sbcglobal.net ...

Troop 82 Venture Crew

Posted by Marc Velasco on Jan 1, 2015

The troop is forming a "Venture" crew beginning January of 2015.  This new patrol is designed for Life and Eagle scouts only.  The purpose of this new patrol is designed for these rank appropriate scouts to continue their involvement in...

Troop 82 Northern Illinois Foodbank Outing

Posted by Marc Velasco on Dec 29, 2014

Great job helping the homeless over your Christmas break.  Some of the scout virtue we hope to live are helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, thrifty, clean and reverent.  We were able to provider meal for nearly 6,500 individuals over the...

Communication Merit Badge Workshop

Posted by Marc Velasco on Dec 22, 2014

December 22,  2014 from 9am till Noon, Elmhurst Library – Room A   Be sure to bring the Communications Workbook, and have the pre work requirements completed: Pre work Requirements Communications Workbook   Pleae RSVP with...

Troop 82 Library

Posted by Marc Velasco on Dec 16, 2014

Troop 82 Merit Badge Library Is now available on line. Contact our troop librarian,  Colin Ringlestetter, via email (cringelstetterennis@gmail.com) or at our next scout meeting    ...

USS Silversides Outing Recap

Posted by Marc Velasco on Dec 7, 2014

Troop 82 visits the USS Silversides! A hearty band of Troop 82 scouts and leaders recently ventured to Muskegon, Michigan for a visit to national landmark – WW II submarine the USS Silversides. After a 3.5 hour drive north, the group arrived...

Troop 82 Outings Calendar - A busy start to 2015!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Dec 5, 2014

  Campouts, Summer Camps, Service Projects, and Merit Badge Universtiy have all been updated on the Troop 82 Calendar page !  Take a look at what Troop 82 is up to !   ...

Volunteer Event - Dupage Senior Citizens Council

Posted by Marc Velasco on Nov 8, 2014

As part of Troop 82's ongoing commitment to the community, we will be performing a fall clean up at a few homes for the Dupage Senior Citizens Council. Like to have 20-30 individuals (scout, leader mix – ideally 3-4 leaders to drive) Bring...

2015 High Adventure - Northern Tier

Posted by Marc Velasco on Oct 5, 2014

2015 High Adventure - Northern TierPaddle through unspoiled wilderness in the lakes in between Minnesota and Canada.  Join your fellow Scouts next summer (July 31st through Aug 8th) on this adventure.  Scouts need to be 14 years old (or...

Now that you're a Life Scout . . . the road to Eagle

Posted by Marc Velasco on Oct 1, 2014

Congratulations on earning the rank of Life Scout!  You have taken many steps on the trail to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and the following describes the rest of your trail to Eagle. Merit BadgesYou’ve earned at least nine...

Troop 82 Fundraising Opportunities!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Sep 5, 2014

Time for Troop 82 Scout Fundraising!  As in the past, the "Cut" that the troop gets will be deposited into each Scout's personal account to use for troop and activity expenses; campouts, annual dues, or high adventure trips, Both popcorn and...

2014 Philmont Crew Photo

Posted by Marc Velasco on Aug 4, 2014

  Great Photo of our Philmont 2015 Crew! ...

Troop 82 Pool Party !

Posted by Marc Velasco on Jul 22, 2014

After 2 great weeks at summer camps . . with 30 Scouts attending . . . and before over 20 scouts and leaders head off to Philmont . . .  and in between 2 Eagle Scout proejcts . . .Come Relax at the Troop 82 Pool Party! Scouts and leaders only...

Camp Napowan

Posted by System on Jul 13, 2014

July 13-19 http://www.napowan.org/  Contact David Tufte (dktufte@yahoo.com) for additional information Download the Scout permission slip Download the Leader permission slip  Leaders Needed! ...

Camp Lowden

Posted by System on Jul 6, 2014

Summer camp can be one of the main highlights of a Scout's annual camping experience. Camp Lowden provides many acres of outdoor fun and excitement. Scouts can earn or begin many merit badges while at camp, and Scouts have many opportunities to...

Troop 82 Supports the 4 on the Fourth!

Posted by Marc Velasco on Jul 4, 2014

We need scout and adult volunteers to man the water station for the "4 on the Fourth" fun run.  Troop 82 has been a long time helper of this great communit event. Set-up time is 6:00am race time is 7:15. The water station on the Palmer Drive...

High Adventure 2015!

Posted by Marc Velasco on May 26, 2014

We're going to have high adventure treks to Sea Base and Northern Tier in 2015.  Scouts can participate if they are 14 years old (or are 13 and have completed 8th grade) by the time of the trek.  Leaders are needed and have to complete...

Giving the gift of music

Posted by System on May 3, 2014

Help Needed!  Giving the gift of music to children and teenagers in an impoverished are of Guatemal. Come and join us for... Pack the truck day! When: Saturday, May 3rd 10:00am to 1:00pm Where:  Hearts in Motion Office 1834 45th Street ...

Cub Scout Pack 24 Volunteers

Posted by System on Apr 25, 2014

Pack 24 is holding a knot tying session at their next pack meeting (April 25th) and are looking for a few T82 scouts to help out.  Please reply if you are able to help out. ...

Troop 82 - High Adventure 2015

Posted by System on Apr 18, 2014

Planning for a Northern Tier trip in 2015, please contact Mr. Salek for additional information (wsalek82@sbcglobal.net ) ...

The Flame Newsletter April 2014

Posted by System on Apr 1, 2014

The Flame Newsletter April 2014 ...

Welcome

Posted by System on Mar 27, 2014

Dateline:  Wilton, WI On June 5th, 2009, Troop 82 Scouts and leaders ventured back to one of their favorite outing sites…the Historic Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail north of the Wisconsin Dells.  The group of experienced Scouts arrived...