Troop 209 was featured in the Daily Herald!

Troop 209’s team has been working very hard over the past couple of months to send up the AMES test to the ISS.

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Devils Lake Campout

This Camp out will be on October 21-23rd and will be up in Wisconsin. It will include rock climbing and beach fun.  Please return the completed flyer with payment by October 10th to the Events Box at Troop meetings or to Marie Doerpinghaus.

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Camp Napowan Week 7

Please remember that week 7 starts this Sunday, July 31st. We will meet at Pleasant Hill at 7:30 AM.

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Napowon Week 1 2016

Week one is off to a great start, the boys are having fun and there was no bad weather. Parents please remember to send you boys CARE packages as those are always appreciated.

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Memorial Day Parade and Picnic

Troop 209 will be marching in the Palatine Memorial Day Parade on May 30. We will meet at the church at 9:00, and the parade starts at 10:00. Directly after the parade, we will be having a troop picnic at the First United Methodist Church, around 11:30. Each family is asked to bring 1 food or drink item, and sign up on the attached excel sheet. To sign up, please fill out the attached form and turn it in at the troop meeting by May 23.

Parade Form

Food and Drink Sign Up

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Spring Camporee

  • When: April 15th to April 17the
  • Where: Camp Lakota

Read emails for more information. Registration is closed.

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Spring Camporee

Spring Camporee is from April 15th to 17th at Camp Lakota. The troop will leave at 6pm from the FUMC parking lot. Scouts should bring their personal camping gear (including sleeping bag, bed roll, mess kit, headlight, and first aid kit) and dress in layers depending on the weather. We will return to Pleasant Hill School parking lot on Sunday around 9:30—10:00 am.

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Boot Camp

Troop 209’s annual boot camp is from April 1st to 3rd. This is a mandatory camp out for all scouts, as our troop has many new scouts who need to learn the important scout skills that we teach. These skills will include camping, cooking, knots, fire building and other activities. Remember to turn in the attached registration form which contains extra information about the trip at the next meeting on March 14.

For all scouts going:Make sure to eat dinner on Friday before arriving at camp.



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Mystery Trip


When: March 11th to March 13th

This is going to be a large event so we would like it if any parents would like to drive scouts there because we currently will be sitting 5 to a car, which is not going to be the most comfortable.

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Pancake Breakfast

When: February 13th

Where: First United Methodist Church 


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