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Troop 60 is a boy led Boy Scout Troop.

All activities are directed by the Scout leadership team with adults providing guidance, as needed.

The Troop provides many opportunities for the Scout to grow and advance through Troop and patrol meetings, camping, and numerous service opportunities.  A video of the 2014/2015 Scout year can be seen here.

For more information about Troop 60 go to the About Us page and see the various downloads below including our Welcome Information.

See our upcoming events to the right and scroll down for the latest announcements! 

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Astronomy Event

Posted on Sep 27 2016 - 7:33am

We are excited to extend an invitation to your troop members in grades 3-8
and their families to join Carmel Catholic High School’s Astronomy Club
for Astronomy Night on October 7, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Carmel Catholic students, with the help of the Lake County Astronomical Society,
will host this evening event filled with hands-on activities, including a
Star Party with opportunities to use a variety of telescopes. Ms. Marcella
Linahan, Carmel Catholic science teacher and NASA Airborne Astronomy
Ambassador, will present and provide information about her trip on board
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy).
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: • Searching for and identifying constellations • Creating a Moon Phase flip book, which participants will take home • Experiencing a virtual night sky using Stellarium software • Learning about infrared light, colored filters, invisible lights, and
infrared radiation.

Register: Online pre-registration is required for this event. Parents can
register their child online at carmelhs.org/astronomy2016 or a permission
slip (That I can furnish you) can be submitted the night of the event.

Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough
materials.

Location: The event takes place in the Carmel Catholic High School
Auditorium. Please use the main entrance to the school on Rt. 176 and
follow the signs to the Auditorium.
Leaders, parents, or chaperones must be present for students in grades
3-6. Activities are subject to change.

Green Sales

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 2:22pm

Greens Sales: September 19th - October 17th!! It is the time for each scout of Troop 60 to help support the troop by selling greens to their neighbors and friends!! This is a great opportunity to practice your communication skills, spread the news about scouting and even earn some money for your camping fund!!

The orders will be delivered on Wednesday, November 16th to the Lake County Fairgrounds after school. This provides the opportunity to deliver the greens before the Thanksgiving holiday!

If you have any questions, please contact Jim and Susie Kolterman 847-247-1468 or susie.kolterman@gmail.com

Leadership Position Form

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 6:50am

Each scout with a leadership position must read and sign the form. Scouts service time will not start until the form is turned in. Scouts should bring a written summary of how they met these requirements to their Scoutmaster Conference.

Mountain Biking Kettle Moraing Camp Out - Sign Up Now

Posted on Sep 6 2016 - 8:16am

Our first camp out of the year is 9/16 to 9/18. Please sign up on the troop website (under the calendar link). Indicate if you have a bike carrier when you sign up.

Troop Leadership Position Interviews

Posted on Sep 6 2016 - 8:06am

For those scouts at the First Class rank and above that need a leadership position for rank advancement, there will be interviews on 9/12/16 starting at 7:30pm (Koenig Center). Interviews will last about 10 minutes per position. The interviews will be conducted by the SPL and ASPLs. Scouts should interview for their first and second choice as we attempt to accommodate the large number of scouts that need positions. Scouts should attend in uniform and be able to articulate why they would be a good choice for the position they are interviewing for.

Troop leadership positions include: Patrol leader, troop guide, Order of the Arrow troop representative, den chief, scribe, librarian, historian, quartermaster, bugler, junior assistant Scoutmaster, chaplain aide, instructor, troop webmaster, or Leave No Trace trainer.

All scouts that need a position will receive one. Scouts must read and sign the troop's Leadership Position form which is available on the troop's website under forms. Scouts will not receive service time until the completed form is signed and turned in.

Scout Jam Event

Posted on Sep 3 2016 - 8:59am

All Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers are invited to discover the Wide World of Scouting at ScoutJam 2016.
ScoutJam is only held once every four years and will have over 1000 Scouts and leaders in attendance. Over 25 activities can be found such as: pioneering, monkey bridges, signal towers, buckskin village, K-9 dog display, merit badge opportunties, dutch oven cooking, canoeing, sailing, fishing, geocaching, cross cut saw, water rockets, archery, and much more.
September 30th - October 2nd at Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

Lakewood - Lake County Forest Preserve
27277 N Forest Preserve Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084

This would also count for two nights of camping for the Camping Merit Badge.

We will need 3-4 adults depending on the number of Scouts that sign up to attend this weekend to make this a successful weekend for the Scouts.

The registration fees cover campground cost, leader cracker barrel, activities, and patch. Reservation fees are:
$15 per Boy Scout - if signed up by 9/14 $20.00 if signed up by 9/23
$5 per Boy Scout leader
There will also be an additional food/meal expense that will be divided among the number Scouts attending the weekend.
Matt - can you put this out on the Scout Calendar - too see if there as an interest. We may need your help registering on-line through NEIC.

(Co-chairs of this event are Ruth Nowak and Bob Nettesheim)

Activities Exhibits and Displays
Pioneering Area Leave No Trace
Monkey Bridges NESA Centennial of Eagle Scouts
Signal towers Wauconda Fire Department Display
OKPIK Wauconda K-9 Patrol Demonstration
Buckskin Village Northern Illinois Dutch Oven Cooking
Sailing Gander Mountain
Canoeing Marine Corps League
Kayaking Bass Pro
Fishing Shelter box
Geocaching Brownsea Island /NYLT
Climbing Wall Swalco
Zip Line Scuba Diving
2 Liter Bottle Rockets Coleman Display
Order of the Arrow Village Alpha Phi Omega
Cross cut sawing National Jamboree 2017
Archery Lake County Forest Preserves
Tomahawk throw

BSA Troop # 60

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