District Camporee - April 13-15

posted Mar 24, 2018, 8:59 AM by Jeff Wootton

Once upon a time, in a scout galaxy not so far away...   Movie Magic was made...  Bring your imagination and sense of adventure!  "Be Prepared" to have a fun filled weekend that you can remember forever!

Sign up now for the next campout. This one should be great fun:  it's the Potawatomi District Camporee. The theme this year is Movie Magic. 

Caroling at St. Francis Hospital

posted Nov 30, 2017, 3:01 PM by Jeff Wootton   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 3:02 PM ]

Troop 3 will be caroling at St Francis Hospital on Thursday, December 21st, at 5:30pm - instead of our regular troop meeting. After caroling we'll return to Orrington for Pizza.

November Campout: scouts skills at Oh-Da-Ko-Ta

posted Oct 22, 2017, 4:17 PM by Jeff Wootton

The November campout is coming up fast.  Sign up now for fall camping at Camp Oh-Da-Ko-Ta in Southern Wisconsin.  The theme of the weekend will be Scouting Skills.

October campout at White Pines - sign up now!

posted Sep 26, 2017, 6:40 PM by Jeff Wootton

The next campout will be October 13-15 at White Pines Forest state park.  If you haven't been there, it's beautiful scenery and always a favorite outdoor spot. Sign up now - it should be a lot of fun. And we need at least one more Dad to go along.

As always, you can find all the sign ups as well as see who has signed up, from our Event List and Sign up Page.

Troop meeting this week (Sept 21) at Lighthouse Beach

posted Sep 20, 2017, 6:03 AM by Jeff Wootton

The troop meeting this week - on September 21 - will be at Lighthouse Beach. Orrington school will be closed for Rosh Hashanah. Regular time:  7:30 - 9:00pm.

First meeting and campout this week!

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:25 PM by Jeff Wootton

Hey scouts - while you might not have been looking forward to the start of the school year, we know you have been looking forward to the start of the Scouting year!  This week is a big week:

  • Our first regular troop meeting of the year is this Thursday, September 7th, at Orrington. Troop meetings are every week, and as always, Dodgeball is 7:30-8 and the meeting runs from 8-9.
  • The first campout is this weekend. Weather forecast is great, and we'll be camping nearby in the Forest Preserve - and there's talk of some bicycle riding (still working on plans).  If you can attend, please email Mr. Wallin (or

Rebuilding Togther

posted Apr 12, 2017, 9:03 AM by Jill Baker Oda

Post 42 will have work on their annual Rebuilding Together project Saturday, April 29th.  They will need our help in working on a local family's home!  You can sign-up to help out here:

Post 42 Pasta Dinner

posted Apr 12, 2017, 8:49 AM by Jill Baker Oda

American Legion Post 42 will have their annual Pasta Dinner benefitting Lovell's Legends Wheelchair Olympics Team on Saturday, May 20th this year!

We need adults and Scouts of all ages to help with various activities.  You can sign up here:

See you there!

Sign up now for Ma Ka Ja Wan

posted Mar 2, 2017, 6:11 PM by Jeff Wootton

The time has come to sign up for Summer Camp at Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan. If you've been before, we're sure you want to go back.  If you've never been: you'll love it. If you're not sure:  talk to your fellow scouts that have been there - they'll tell you what a great time it is. 

We need you to sign up now, so that we know how many scouts will be going. 

Unlike previous years, we were only able to reserve our campsite for one week.   If you want to stay a second week, there's a checkbox on the sign-up form to indicate interest in a provisional 2nd week.   If we have enough interest, we might be able to form a patrol for the second week.

Summer Camp Week is June 25 - July 1, 2017

Cost for planning is $335 per week per Scout.   

Adults cost $150 per week after the "free adults" based on the number of Scouts we have attending.

Deposit of $125 per Scout is due by April 1, or as soon as you can give it to us but no later than May 1  since we need to register everyone by May 15  to lock in these prices. Prices go up after April 1.

Adults do not need a Deposit.   Full payment is due by May 15.

Ski Trip Campout - sign up now!

posted Jan 15, 2017, 9:47 AM by Jeff Wootton   [ updated Jan 15, 2017, 9:48 AM ]


Family and friends are invited to join us for a day of skiing!

Hey Troop 3 - ready for the downhill?  Our ski trip campout is next month, February 24-26th.  We’ll be camping in the shelter at Camp Crown and we’ll spend Saturday skiing at Wilmot Mountain ski area. And yes, you read that right:  we have the shelter reserved at Camp Crown, so we don’t have to sleep in tents in February!

I know February 25th may seem like a long way away, but we need to get an idea of how many people we will have. Also, while I’ll be leading the trip, I need at least one more adult to sign-on to be there, possibly more than one depending on number of scouts - since we’ll need to transport everyone to and from Camp Crown. 

Also:  if we have at least 15 people skiing, we can get a significant discount.  So I’d also like to invite family members to join us for skiing on Saturday and they too can benefit from the troop discount.  

And since Wilmot Mountain is only a one hour drive from Evanston, it's easily drive up just for the day to ski with us.

Things to know about the skiing:

  • skis, boots, poles and helmets are included - you don’t need any equipment (but let me know if you’ll be bringing your own)
  • a ski lesson is included

The costs for all scouts will be covered by the troop. 

The discounted price for family members joining us for a day of skiing:  Lift ticket $44, equipment rental $22, helmet rental $10.

So whether you’re an experienced skier, have never tried it, or anywhere in between, come on out!

I know it’s early, but please sign up now if you are planning to go. And if you are thinking about it, but not quite sure, or if you have questions, please send me an email or give me a call. Also, the sign-up is for the campout, but again, we would welcome friends and family to join us for the day for skiing at Wilmot. So if anyone is planning to come up for the day and ski with us, please send me an email.

We really need to get an early idea of how many we’ll have, so please sign up now, or drop me an email to let me know what your plans are.  And again, I need at least one adult to join me in providing adult leadership for the weekend.

Sign ups for camping and skiing: 

Scouts sign up here

Adults sign up here

Skiing only, and not camping?   Again, we’d love to have family and friends join us for a day of skiing. We don’t have a sign up form for folks coming up to ski with us for the day, so just drop me an email and let me know you’ll be coming (and if you are bringing others, how many) so that we can get a headcount. 

Any questions, feel free to email me or give me a call - Jeff Wootton

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