Hiking Campout - Kettle Moraine

posted Sep 30, 2018, 2:45 PM by Jeff Wootton

Hey scouts (and parents) - sign up now for the next campout.  October 19-21 at Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin. 

See who has signed up:

Canoeing Campout

posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:10 PM by Jeff Wootton   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:17 PM ]


Hey scouts!  sign up now for our September campout where we'll be Canoeing on the Kankakee River.

Dates: September 21-23

AIC: Peter Mueller

Location: Kankakee River State Oark, IL

Campground: Kankakee River State Park, IL Group Camp 002, Davis Creek (see attached map)

Canoeing: the Troup will rent canoes at Reeds canoe trips. From Reed's website: "The first half of the 12-mile stretch from Momence to Aroma Park is studded with numerous small island and meanders through narrow channels, providing a very scenic trip. Numerous sandbars along the way are inviting spots for swimming breaks. Average padding time is 4 to 6 hours"

Timeline: please confirm your registration by September 15, but the earlier the better, so we can have an accurate count for the canoes rental.

Drivers: please confirm if you are driving. We will provide more details for the departure time and location when we get closer to the trip,

What to bring: appropriate camping gear. Check weather forecast. Wear swimsuit under your clothes. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. Line all your gear bags with garbage bags. All safety gears will be provided by the rental company.

Capture the Flag Campout

posted Apr 30, 2018, 6:28 PM by Jeff Wootton

It's a Troop 3 tradition.  Our final campout of the year:  capture the flag on the tunes.  It's so popular, there's never any talk of changing the tradition, so it's back for 2018!

May 11-13

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:

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