October 2007 Troop 87 Newsletter
On 10 September 1813 Oliver Hazard Perry,
commanding an American fleet of nine vessels, defeated a British fleet of six
ships at the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry's pivotal victory was the turning point
of the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest, and his success also enabled William
Henry Harrison to transport his army to
Besides being a very popular summer resort due to its beautiful landscape and the majestic lake that surrounds it, its also home to the ever so popular camp out that our troop takes part in. There is also the Heineman's winery and Crystal Cave, the world's largest geode.
Will Heinrichs, 1st class, says “It was fun and very well put
together. Even though it rained at night, the day was still very sunny. I roomed
I later questioned Will about the more serious side of the campout besides the candy store and parade and he stated that “I learned much about the Perry monument, who and what it stands for, and the War of 1812. I also visited the winery, explored caves, biked the island, and tackled a maze. I also went up the monument and saw Cedar Point, the Canadian border, and much more of the island. I will definitely be back next year!”
Even though I myself was unable to attend this year, I know how fun and
educational this campout is and I would say its right up there on my top three
favorite campouts. So if you find yourself yearning for a thrill and much
enjoyment why not consult the Scout Master about possibly joining in on next
year’s campout to
Stream Clean up Sept 15, 2007
A write up from someone attending would be welcome for a future edition. Thanks to Mr. Weaner and Mr. Goldsmith for leading this event that directly benefits our community.
NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY
NO TROOP MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY 10/17
Cub Weekend Nov 10-11 at
Operation Respect Nov 10 at
Other Items of interest
Swap Meet - Looking for a Scout to volunteer for and lead the Troop swap meet and sale of previously owned equipment and uniforms. Nothing elaborate, just need an organizer, set a date, and do a bit of publicity.
Communications - As a matter of efficiency and speed, the Troop plans to use email as the primary means of communicating Troop 87 information (outside of the information presented / available at regular Troop meetings). With that in mind, we want to be sure that we’re reaching everyone in the best way possible.
So, if you are receiving this, but maybe not to the “best” email address for you/your family, or if you’d like us to add an additional email, please let us know. If you know of a family that doesn’t have email, or has it and you think they may not be on the list, please let us know that, too. You may send additions and changes for the mailing list to Mike Weaner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, as always, we continue to work to keep the Troop Website up to date, visit www.troop87sylvania.com regularly for more information!!!