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Summer 2018 High Adventure Parent Meetings

In case you missed the parent info nights for those attending summer high adventure, here are the highlights:
  • Charles L Sommers Canoe Base, AKA “Northern Tier” – see Troop calendar
    • Highlights of the trip – see N Tier site
    • Travel will be rental van and estimated final cost is $1,100 per participant. Invoices have been sent.
    • Recommended gear list
    • Medical forms A, B and C are required before school’s out, good for 1 year
    • Swim test can be done at Owasippe, all participants must pass!
    • Physical preparation is strongly encouraged! With extensive paddling and overland canoe/gear portages, both upper body strength and overall endurance will make for a much more enjoyable trip.
  • Paul R. Christen High Adventure Base, AKA “The Summit” – see Troop calendar
    • Highlights of the trip – see Summit site
    • Travel will be rental van and final cost is $1,100 per participant.  Invoices will be sent for any outstanding balances.
    • Recommended gear list
    • Medical forms A, B and C are required before school’s out, good for 1 year
    • Swim test can be done at Owasippe, all participants must pass to participate in white water rafting
    • Physical preparation is important, as several miles of daily walking will be expected, plus cycling, climbing and other activities

Contact Jeff Boyle, Asst. Scoutmaster with any questions.

Troop 79 Maintains Annual Tradition of First Aid Meet Success

Out of a field of 11 or so teams competing in the Founders District First Aid Meet, our TWO First Aid Meet patrols brought home 2nd and 3rd Place. Thanks and congrats to our two patrols comprised of:  Chris,  James,  Abhinav,  Christian,  Brady,  Will,  Craig,  Victor,  John,  Simon,  Colin,  Davu, and Elijah. 
 
Immediately afterward a group of us drove straight to Drucker Center to help the Pack 3079 Pinewood Derby and put it all away till next year.  They really appreciated the help and we had fun.   Big thanks to Scouts:   Will (car remover), Elijah (Mr. Microphone MC), Victor (crowd control), Colin (track surveyor), Christian (pit manager), and Mr. Barich (registrar and ladder climber). 
 
Please enjoy your spring break and remember there is no meeting this week 3/21 and no meeting 3/28.   
HOWEVER, the mandatory Summit Meeting with Mr. Boyle is being held this Wednesday night 7pm at the Clubhouse AS WELL AS the Eagle Project for Elijah.  
See https://Chicagotroop79.org for details.  Also note our April campout is just around the corner and clear your schedules for Owasippe 2018 June 30 to July 7!
Yours in Scouting,
Mr. Keats
FYI links to where T-79 is going this summer 2018:
http://www.owasippeadventure.com/
http://www.summitbsa.org/
http://www.ntier.org

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