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"The Spirit is there in every boy; It has to be discovered and brought to light"

                                                      Robert Baden-Powell


Wishing all families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Troop 71 Committee Meeting

Posted on Dec 4 2020 - 9:05am

Join us for the next Troop Committee meeting.  We will meet on Sunday night (12/6) at 7 pm.  The Zoom Link will be in the calendar record.

Time to Re-Charter for 2021

Posted on Dec 1 2020 - 10:54pm

With Fall's crisp winds and changing color of the leaves comes the time for rechartering and dues for Troop 71. A Google form was created to make this process easier. Please complete this form ASAPThe registration fee for 2021 is $75 per Scout and $52 per registered adult.  Troop dues for 2021 will be on par with the corrected current year.  The actual value will be determined at the next Troop Committee meeting, scheduled for December 6 at 7 PM via Zoom.

Troop 71 Hansa Coffee Sales

Posted on Dec 1 2020 - 10:53am

Back by popular demand!  Hansa is generously offering their amazing coffee as part of a fundraiser where 50% of each sale goes directly to Scouts.

  • Baltic Gold -- 1lb. -- $20
  • Decaf Traum -- 1 lb. -- $20
  • Troop 71 camping mugs -- $20

To order, click here for our page on the Hansa website.  Use the seller notes field to indicate your Scout’s name and any special request--(new this year--Hansa will happily grind your coffee!).

Hansa offers free local (Libertyville) delivery and will ship out of state at an extra charge, or you may pick up in-store; just make the appropriate selections at checkout.

Please reach out to Jessica Brown with any questions (jessica.ak.brown@gmail.com or 847-770-0130), including to coordinate mug delivery.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


SUMMER 2022: Philmont Scout Ranch (PSR) - High Adventure Base Interest Survey!

Posted on Nov 24 2020 - 2:01pm

Calling All Troop 71 Scouts and Adults!  Crews interested in a 2022 Philmont Adventure need to enter the Philmont Lottery which will run from October 27 to December 1. There are traditional 12-day backpacking adventures as well as 7-day and 9-day treks available at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northeastern New Mexico. Only one entry per crew is allowed, and there is no fee for entering the Lottery.

Interest is non-binding. If we cannot put together a roster of at least 12 interested people, then the Troop committee will not submit a lottery request to go to Philmont in the summer of 2022.

Registered Interest on 11/23/2020 is eleven

We need 12+ to submit an application into the lottery.  Last Chance to Take the Survey!


Participants must be registered members of the BSA who will be 14 years of age OR will have completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to arrival to PSR.  Extended BSA Health form will be required for all participants.  At least two participants per crew must be Wilderness First Aid trained.  The cost per person is estimated to be around $2200: including registration, food, transportation, and patches. 

For more information on Philmont go to https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/

Interested in Philmont 2022?  Answer the survey (link).  Survey closes November 27.

Looking for New Leaders and Volunteers!

Posted on Oct 27 2020 - 9:35am

Interested in helping the Troop as an Adult Leader?

Come see Tong Giamis or Mark Gilson, Scoutmaster, today!!!

Great for Eagle Candidates Struggling with Adobe Acrobat Reader...

Posted on Sep 15 2020 - 11:19pm

Effective immediately, K12 customer schools in the US may receive access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps for teachers and student use at home, at no additional cost, through January 31st, 2021.  It is for Windows and MacOS devices only, not Chromebooks so students would have to have another device at home to use with the program.  Also good for merit badge books and any other fillable pdf document.  A special thank you to Mr. Sweitzer for sharing these details!

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