Service project this Saturday, March 16, 10am-2pm

Adam Basse's Eagle Scout project will be painting the hallways and stairs and staining the floors that lead into our scout room (470 Maple Street).  It’s a wonderful way to brighten the space and give back to our host – Christ Church! The work … [Continue reading]

Video resources for Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class advancement

Scouts working on advancement may want to review these videos, which review each requirement for each rank. They can be watched online or downloaded as podcasts. … [Continue reading]

Update on Nuclear Science merit badge at Fermilab, Thursday, March 14

Eleven of our scouts have signed up for next week's trip to Fermilab, for a two-hour program on the Nuclear Science merit badge. We have two parents signed up to drive, and the 11 scouts will fill those two vehicles. Because we've reached our … [Continue reading]

Golf merit badge session added for March 9

For scouts who were unable to attend the golf merit badge skills session last November, we're going to hold an additional session at the Winnetka Golf Club from 1:30-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 9. You can sign up using our online form … [Continue reading]

Welcome, Webelos

Troop 18 is inviting Winnetka's Webelos (and their parents) to visit us on Tuesday, March 5, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We'd like you to have a chance to meet our scouts (and parents) and to answer any questions you may have about out troop. The PDF … [Continue reading]

Update on Astronomy merit badge

Scouts who attended the first part of our Astronomy merit badge work at Northwestern's Dearborn Observatory should be continuing to read their merit badge pamphlets and prepare for the next leg of our journey. We're fortunate to have made contact … [Continue reading]

Something’s cooking!

Cooking is an important part of scouting, and not just because no one wants to go hungry on a campout. Meal planning and cooking are part of the requirements for advancement to Second Class and First Class; teaching cooking to younger scouts is a … [Continue reading]

Survey: Trip to Harley-Davidson Museum for engineering merit badge

In addition to its many exhibits, the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee offers a scouting program to meet many of the requirements for the Engineering merit badge. If you're interested in a Troop 18 trip to the Museum, please cast your vote in … [Continue reading]

Signup open for two merit badge programs

Troop 18 is organizing programs for the Automotive Maintenance and Nuclear Science merit badges. The Automotive Maintenance merit badge workshop will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 3pm - 4:30pm at Fields BMW in Northfield. A technician from … [Continue reading]

2013 Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan information now posted

There's a new web site for the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation operated by the Northeast Illinois Council, including a list of more than five dozen merit badges and multiple High Adventure programs being offered this year. Troop 18 will be at … [Continue reading]