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July 4 - 2024 Troop Color Guard at Chaplin Creek

Posted on Jun 14 2024 - 9:43am

2024 July 4th Thursday ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

Troop 85 Color Guard to attend (arrive 8:30) at Chaplin Creek Village 1715 Whitnety Rd. Franklin Grove (South outer edge of city past Atlasta Park)


Posted on Jun 5 2024 - 8:17pm


  • JUNE 16. FATHERS DAY - VISIT Breakfast at Dixon Rural Fire Dept. 7am to 11am donation requested.


Posted on May 7 2024 - 9:25pm

DOWN LOAD FORM AT: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf  can fill out on home computer when saved as a PDF file.

BSA’s rule on registering all adults who participate in overnight activities

Posted on Apr 23 2024 - 11:29am

Earlier this fall, the BSA updated Scouting’s Barriers to Abuse. The updated policy requires adults who spend the night at official BSA events to be registered.

YMCA Swim Test

Posted on Mar 22 2024 - 6:30pm

The BSA swim test has been confirmed to be administered by Aquatics staff at the Dixon YMCA.  It will be held at 6:15 Monday April 1st.  Scouts will need to bring their swimming attire, towel and a $5.00 donation for the YMCA.  Please be there by 6pm to allow time to change and get ready.
BSA Swim Test
Monday April 1st 6:00pm
Dixon YMCA
Bring swim attire, towel and $5.00

Horsemanship at CANYON CAMP

Posted on Mar 5 2024 - 11:42am

New in 2024 at Canyon Camp - Horsemanship

But only 12 scouts each week when camp may be 150 to 200 plus scouts each week.

Have you ever wanted to ride the plains like the
cowboys and cowgirls of old? We may not be able
to bring back the Wild West, but we can offer
Horsemanship Merit Badge!
We will offer it this summer by the courtesy of
Shenandoah Riding Center in Galena, IL, from
1 0:00-11:50 AM (2 Hours Block) on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday meeting at the Archery
Range. With an exception to Week 3 (Tuesday),
the field trip to Shenandoah Riding Center will
take place on Friday and transportation will be
Sign-Up Considerations
Taking Horsemanship MB will have a cost of $75
that will be paid during your week at Canyon
Camp. We are very excited for this opportunity,
but we anticipate a high demand for this new MB
opportunity this summer. We have a limit of 12
participants for Horsemanship MB each week, so
if we receive more than 12 Scouts who sign-up for
this opportunity, then we will have to prioritize
older Scouts and then use first come, first serve
for any tiebreakers. We will confirm this list on
Monday during you week at camp and will keep in
close communication if we have to have Scouts
take a different program opportunity

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