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December Outing: Lock-In at Tivoli Bowling

Bowling Ball and PinsThe lock-in this year will be on December 19th at the Tivoli Bowl on 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove. Included will be unlimited bowling (including shoe rental), billiards, popcorn, pop. The troop will supply pizza overnight and doughnuts in the morning. We will also have access to hook video game systems up to three flat screen televisions. The cost is $20 per scout, adult volunteers: free! Adults: sign up here:

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Thank you to everyone who donated bags for Paul Perrine’s Eagle Project! He no longer needs donations but is planning another plarn making session on January 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm. Please contact Paul Perrine at 630-329-4451 for more information and to sign up.

Troop 23 was awarded one crew for a 12 day trek at Philmont in July 2017.  A $100 per person deposit is due January 31, 2016. Please see Mr. Boyd if you are interested for more details.

We need some Scouts and Leaders of Troop 23 to help cross Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. We have Scouts possibly coming from Packs 335, 317,164 ,158, 63  and more . The first Crossover Ceremony is January 22nd, then February 5th and 21st. A large group of Scouts from Troop 23 attending impresses future Boy Scouts and Leaders. Scouts and Leaders please let Mr. Scherer know if you can help. Please call 630-871-5612 or email

1/19 – Troop Adult Committee – 7p – First Presbyterian
1/23 – Paul P. Eagle Project – 9a-1p
2/4 – Troop Leadership Committee (TLC) – 6p – First Presbyterian
2/5-6 – Klondike Derby – 6p-3p – Cantigny Park
2/7 – Scout Sunday – 8a – First Presbyterian

“Success isn’t earned, it’s leased. And the rent is due every day. – Rory Vaden. (unknown contributor)

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Mr. Bylls, 630-364-6003.

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The Philmont Log – 11/15/2015

Philmont arrowhead logoOn July 7th, 2016 – nearly 8 months from now – Troop 23 is sending two crews to Philmont Scout Ranch in northeastern New Mexico, and our scouts are already preparing for the outing. A trek at Philmont is a difficult endeavor, and going on practice hikes well in advance is vital. I would know. My name is Jacob Hands, and I was on one of the crews our troop sent to Philmont in 2014. To this day, I consider it one of the most challenging things I have done in my Scouting career. I also consider it the most fun I have ever had as a Scout. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has not been there yet. I will be writing entries for this Philmont Log over the next few months, giving my tips and tricks to surviving Philmont for the members of the current crews and for those who take on Philmont after us. See you then!


If you have been to Philmont and have your own advice for future hikers, email me at

Find more information about Philmont on their official website at


Wreath Pickup!!!

Christmas_wreathIt’s pickup and delivery time. Starting at 3pm this Friday Scouts can pickup their wreaths and begin delivery. Pickup times are from 3pm-8pm on Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Here is the map for the pickup location which is the same as last year.

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