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"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it."

Quote from the founder of Scouting: -Sir Robert Baden-Powell


Posted on Dec 10 2016 - 6:49pm

Restoring the fallen: Dixon scout rehabs 8 tombstones from Oakwood Cemetery

David Swegle, 15, re-letters a headstone with dark, pungent shadow paint Thursday in Grand Detour. Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society President Pat Gorman, who restores headstones in his spare time, lent the youngster his assistance and the shop behind his house. Swegle is restoring eight headstones for his Eagle Scout community project.

Set Goals For Future Adventures

Posted on Dec 10 2016 - 6:45pm

While Summer Camps are offer to you Every Year - High Adventures Start about age 13.5 years old till you age out as a crew member at 21.

Extra popcorn

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 12:24pm

We have extra popcorn to sell off, remaining items are:

1 Jalapeño Cheese Tin

1 Cheese Tin

Tins are $18 each. If anyone is interested please contact Tim Gouldsberry at 815-973-0766. 

Merit Badge Midway - January 17 at Sauk Valley College

Posted on Nov 28 2016 - 11:40am

White Eagle District 19th Annual Merit Badge Day Saturday, January 7, 2017  - 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sauk Valley Community College, 173 Illinois Rt. 2 (midway between Dixon and Sterling)

KC Supper -Committe Chairmans Review

Posted on Nov 22 2016 - 4:42pm

Troop 85<

Thanks to each and everyone one of you who gave of your time to help at the cookout last night.  I have not heard from the KC.s but we sold out of chicken and the steaks were close behind. 
Thanks to all who brought the wonderful desserts for the dinner, we had many compliments on the nice selection.  I tasted only two, but I am told all were yummy! 
Thanks to all who took the time to sell tickets, this was the part that made it all work as those extra meals made some added funds and the fellowship of so many familiar faces and meeting so many new people was a great experience. 
It is the good members of our troop that make it possible for these scouts to experience all the joys of the scouting adventure. 
Best always.

Yours in Scouting,

Pray for a Swift and Safe journey for Zachary.

Posted on Nov 3 2016 - 11:06pm

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