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Nicholas Pistolis- 93rd Eagle Scout
Nicholas Pistolis is one of our newest Eagle Scouts. He held his Eagle Court of Honor on the 9th of March. He passed his Board of Review was held on November 4, 2013.
For his Eagle Scout Project he built a fire ring and benches for 360 Youth Services.
He had an amazing turnout for his Court of Honor. He also had the Keynote Speech presented by Mr. Koberstine. Let's support him as he works towards gaining Palms, achievements a scout can earn after he becomes an Eagle Scout.
Last Updated (Monday, 31 March 2014 14:19)
2014 OA Election Results
Troop 889 announced the results of the 2014 election for Order of the Arrow Candidates. These Scouts have been recognized by their Troop as Scouts that live by the Scout Law and serve as examples of excellence in Scouting.
From the National Order of the Arrow Website:
"FOR MORE THAN 90 YEARS, THE ORDER OF THE ARROW (OA) HAS RECOGNIZED SCOUTS AND SCOUTERS WHO BEST EXEMPLIFY THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. THIS RECOGNITION PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT FOR OTHERS TO LIVE THESE IDEALS AS WELL. ARROWMEN ARE KNOWN FOR MAINTAINING CAMPING TRADITIONS AND SPIRIT, PROMOTING YEAR-ROUND AND LONG TERM RESIDENT CAMPING, AND PROVIDING CHEERFUL SERVICE TO OTHERS. OA SERVICE, ACTIVITIES, ADVENTURES, AND TRAINING FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS ARE MODELS OF QUALITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING THAT ENRICH AND HELP TO EXTEND SCOUTING TO AMERICA'S YOUTH."
The following Scouts and adult leaders have been chosen as Ordeal Candidates
Scouts: Alex N. Nate C.
Steven N. Nolan F.
Dilip R. Steven E.
Alex V. Josh C.
Adults: Dan Vitous John Ehlert
Congratulations, and good luck on your Ordeals!
Last Updated (Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:04)
It's a new year - and with a new year, comes the need for updated BSA Medical forms.
Troop 889 and the BSA Part A & B medical form be on file before attending ANY Troop activity. This is a requirement for both Scouts and adults attending events.
These forms are only good for 12 months, so they must be filed every year. Even if your medical forms from last year have, your insurance information may have changed as of January 1, so it is important that you turn in new forms as soon as possible.
Summer Camp - Medical Form Part C: This form, to be filled out by your Doctor, is required for all events longer than 72 hours. This is required for Summer Camp, and any high-adventure. These are also good for 1 year, but can be turned in independently of Parts A/B above, closer to summer camp.
High Adventure - Medical Form Part D: This form is required for any high-adventure activities in addition to the Parts A-C, and can be turned in independently as required.
Medical forms, and the BSA policy on medical forms can be found HERE.
The PDF's can be typed into directly, and printed as needed. These forms change often, so check for updates. For convienence, you can copy/update prior years forms that you have saved, as long as the BSA forms have not changed.
Last Updated (Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:45)
This list is not final. Many spots are yet to be filled.
Senior Patrol Leader/Fire Marshall: JT D.
Last Updated (Saturday, 22 March 2014 10:54)
Troop 889 has a history of excellence and service. It was chartered in 1991 with less than 15 scouts. As of December 2013, Troop 889 has had 94 Scouts earn their Eagle Rank. Troop 889 has been a long time recipient of the National Quality Unit Award.
At present, we maintain a roster of 130 boys. The current Scoutmaster is Vince Massey. Dan Draz is the appointed Committee Chair. Other adult leaders are listed in the Troop Roster.
Troop 889 meets from 7:30 - 8:30 pm on Monday evenings in the Gymnasium at Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church (WSUMC). Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church is our Chartering Organization and is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Book Rd. and 95th St. in Naperville, IL. Troop meetings are held on most Mondays. Mondays when there are no regularly scheduled Troop meetings, are reserved for the Patrol Leaders Conferences (PLCs).
Last Updated (Saturday, 08 March 2014 21:58)