St. Francis
Boy Scout Troop 22
Quincy, Illinois
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St. Francis
Boy Scout Troop 22
Quincy, Illinois
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Troop Meeting this Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7PM at St. Francis Parish Center: We will have a
youth-led discussion on Troop Positions of Responsibility (PORs) in preparation for troop
elections next week followed by an incredibly fun game.

Fun City Water Park Trip this coming Saturday, Aug. 26: We are planning a troop outing to the
Fun City water park, departing Quincy in the morning and returning in the late afternoon.  
Details and permission slip will be covered in a separate e-mail and at this week's meeting.  
This outing is open to everyone including family and friends.  If you and your family are
interested, or if you know you cannot attend, please reply to this e-mail so we can begin to
determine the number of participants.  The last time we did this the cost was $12 per person
which included water park admission and pizza afterward.  Adult drivers and chaperones will
be needed.    

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Horsemanship Merit Badge Information: (Time Sensitive!)

September 16: Day trip to Saukenauk for the Horsemanship Merit Badge Workshop (class size
is limited to 25 participants - there are 11 openings remaining as of today).  We will spend the
day at Saukenauk.  Scouts can choose to earn the merit badge or do other activities for fun
and advancement such as fishing, hiking, cooking, map and compass work, etc.  

The cost of the Horsemanship Merit Badge Workshop is $20 per person and includes lunch.  
To reserve your spot you can visit the scout office and submit payment, or submit payment to
me and I will see that you are registered.  To use scout account funds simply notify me and I
will see that you are registered immediately.  If you are visiting camp with the troop and not
taking the merit badge there is no charge.  

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Other events such as open program days at Saukenauk are listed in the attached calendar for
September and October.

We will camp as a troop at Saukenauk Oct. 6-8 to participate in the shooting sports and
climbing tower programs.  Note that rappelling down the climbing tower can be used to
complete Camping Merit Badge requirement 9b!  Scouts that need to complete this
requirement should consider attending.  

Scouts are welcome and encouraged to independently take advantage of the other program
days (ATVs, Cope Course) by registering at the scout office.   

Note also that the Kayaking Merit Badge will be taught by Mrs. Michelle Meyer at Saukenauk.  
Two Sundays will be chosen from the following: Sept. 10, 17 or Oct. 1.  

We have Wheelchairs in September.  We will meet at 8AM at the All-Faiths Chapel at the
Illinois Veterans' Home (in uniform) each Sunday in September for this very important service
project.