A FLIGHT OF EAGLES
Pictured below are nine of the ten Troop 100 Eagle Scouts awarded their medals in December 2003.
Troop 100 has a long history of Eagle Scouts, averaging two to four each year, but ten Eagles in one year is a truly remarkable event.
You can read all about our “Flight of Eagles” in the Daily Herald articles from Saturday, December, 27 and Sunday, December 28 .
Troop 100 is first and foremost a Boy Run organization. We believe that the
greatest growth and experience comes with opportunities for leadership and
participation is a necessity and is required to ensure the programs
goals can be achieved.
The Scout will get as much out of Scouting as he puts in to it. Family support
and participation greatly contributes to a Scouts advancement and interest.
Troop 100 is a less formal troop. In Naperville and the surrounding
communities, academics, sports, music and other personal achievement goals
can at times conflict with Troop 100 activities. We want our Scouts to take
advantage of all opportunities. We encourage attendance at meetings and outings,
but regular attendance is not mandatory in order to be a member.
Troop 100 is an ethnically and culturally
diverse organization. We Represent America!
parents, Scout leaders, active adults or committee members, we want our boys
to be well-rounded young men.
We have been fortunate in maintaining the size of our troop at about 40 Scouts.
This affords a higher degree of personal attention from adult leaders and
in many cases, Scouts form stronger bonds with their peers in a smaller
||Scouting is a program
for boys that builds men.
--Anonymous Eagle Parent
NEW SCOUT PROGRAM
The transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts can be both exhilarating and
unsettling. In Cub Scouts, activities are run by parents. Boy Scout activities
are run by the Scouts with parent guidance and involvement.
Troop 100 provides troop guides (senior Scouts) for the incoming Scouts and
parent teams for incoming parents. This provides dual coverage for a family
joining our Scouting program.
Scouting ranks include: Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star,
Life and Eagle.
Each rank requires the Scout to learn basic camping, safety and first aid
skills. As a Scout masters basic skills, merit badges are added to the
requirements to allow the Scout to focus on specific skills. Generally, most
Scouts reach the rank of First Class Scout in one year.
has over 60 Scouts
that have earned the rank of Eagle.
In addition to personal rank advancement, there are several Troop positions
the boys can serve in, they include: Senior Patrol Leader, Asst. Senior Patrol
Leader, Quartermaster, Patrol Leader, Asst. Patrol Leader, Librarian, Historian,
etc. These positions allow the Scout to gain experience in both leadership
and responsibility. Some positions are elected while others are assigned
by the Senior Patrol Leader.
Troop 100 is active year-round:
Troop Meetings on Monday Nights
Day Activities - As planned
Camp Outs - Monthly (Except December and July)
Summer Camp - Owasippee (2nd or 3rd week in July in Whitehall, Michigan)
Troop 100 has traveled to New Mexico - Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida - Seabase,
Bahama - Seabase, West Virginia - White Water Rafting and Canada for Back
Country Canoe Trips.
The High Adventure program is reserved for Scouts over 13 and at least First
Class. These are challenging activities for both Scouts and adult leaders
that generate memories for a lifetime.
As the Scout matures, Troop 100 has a Venture Crew that consists of high-school
age young adults. They meet on Mondays and plan activities directed toward
older Scout interests. This includes a High Adventure expedition in the summer.
ORDER OF THE ARROW
Each year, Scouts nominate their peers who have shown exemplary Scouting
Spirit to the Order of the Arrow. This is a Scouting Service Organization
comprised of honor Scouts.
In order to pay for troop equipment, supplies and patches for advancement,
the Troop holds various fundraisers during the year. They include:
Cookie Dough Sales
Friends of Scouting
Scouts who participate in these events earn a percentage of the sale.That
percentage is applied to the scouts individual reward account (IRA).
||The scout can use
"IRA" funds for purchasing
personal equipment or for activity fees.
The troop has all the equipment necessary for campouts. Each Scout will need
to have his own personal gear. Presently, we have the following
Trailer (Earned from pancake breakfasts!)
Troop equipment is also available for checkout by individual Scouts or Patrols
to encourage family and patrol camping.
Wesley United Methodist Church is our chartering organization. The Troop
has the use of a spacious lower level meeting room. It is handicapped accessible.
We also have use of an adjoining kitchen and a dedicated separate room for
troop equipment storage.
Troop 100 participates in several community service functions: Marathons,
Naper Settlement Activities, Food Drives, Clothing Drives, Three Fires Council
Scout Ranch improvements, and DuPage County Forest Preserve improvements.
We recognize the advancements in rank and other accomplishments of our Scouts
and adults four times a year. We believe it is important to provide positive
to our young men. Our "Court of Honor", as the ceremony is called, instills
pride in the Scout and encourages further advancement.
Eagle Scout ceremonies are planned as needed. This is a special
once-in-a-lifetime event for the Scout, his family and the Troop.
||Only 2% of scouts reach the
rank of Eagle. It is an
achievement that merits its own award ceremony!
COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES -
To provide effective support and planning the Troop 100 Committee meets the
first Monday of every month. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
THE PATROL METHOD
In order to provide individual and team building exercises, the Troop
is made up of several Patrols. Each scout is given the opportunity
during his scouting life to hold different positions in a patrol to gain
COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES -
The Scout leadership of the troop holds a Greenbar meeting once
a month. This gives them an opportunity to plan activities.
Our newsletter is sent out monthly via email or by surface mail to those
without email. Troop Committee meetings are held the first Monday
of each month at the same time as the troop meeting; all parents are always
not only welcomed but are encouraged to attend.
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