Popcorn!

Popcorn Sales begin Saturday, September 27th!!!!!

Popcorn will be available for pick up for the following Scouts that signed up for pre-orders:

  • Matthew and Michael J.
  • Ben and Charlie E.
  • Trenton D.
  • Jesse T.
  • Dylan A.
  • Weston D.
  • Tristan and Zachary L.
  • Miles M.
  • Kendall B.
  • Tag P.
  • Ethan and Griffin G.
  • Braedon L.
  • Luke C.
  • Jackson and Dylan S.

Popcorn can be picked up from Cathy Thomas at 7544 South 198th Street (Get Directions) on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, September 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 22nd, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 23rd 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

No appointment is necessary during these times. To schedule a different time, please call Cathy at 402-871-8674. Order forms and paperwork will be distributed at the time of popcorn pickup.

Even if you didn’t pre-order popcorn, please pick up your order forms on Monday at the meeting. Remember that this is the Troop’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Not only does each Scout get a large portion of the proceeds from his sales, but the Troop gets some of the funds too. Please DO YOUR BEST to sell as much as you can!

Sales forms need to be returned to Cathy by Sunday October 26, with pickup and delivery of additional popcorn in late December. Contact Cathy with questions at 402-871-8674 or catthomas67@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

September 17th Troop News

September Campout: September 19th – 21st
The September Campout is at the 4H Camp near Schramm Park (Get Directions) this weekend. Remember, we meet at the Church on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. departure. Don’t forget rain gear! This Campout, the boys will be having tons of fun with COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) activities most of the day on Saturday. Every Scout will need to have completed a permission / waiver sheet specifically for the 4H Camp. If you haven’t already done so, please plan to fill one out when you drop your son off on Friday! Also, if you are new to the Troop or didn’t attend a Summer Camp, please bring an up to date Health Form (no physician report required).

We need more drivers to help bring the Scouts home on Sunday. You do not have to come for the whole campout, just a quick drive out and back on Sunday morning. If you are able to help, please email Mr. Gissler at gissmo6d@msn.com for details and include your phone number.


Eagle Project
Drew G. is conducting his Eagle Project this weekend! Drew and friends are performing several musical scores for patients at Methodist Hospital (Get Directions), this Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m. He doesn’t need any volunteers, but if you aren’t going camping, you are welcome to show up and watch them perform at the Rehabilitation Hall, on the 4th Floor of the South Tower.


Communications Merit Badge

Communications Merit Badge


Communications Merit Badge
Mrs. Gissler will be conducting a Communications Merit Badge workshop at the meeting on September 29th. She will help Scouts get started on the badge. Scouts will be expected to complete the badge on their own time, but this will get them started. Come at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting with a blue card filled out and signed by Mr. Short. Worksheets will be provided. Remember, this is an Eagle required badge!


October Campout: October 10th – 12th
The Troop will be attending Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions) on October 10th – 12th as the October campout. This is a fantastic experience, with Scouts from all over the Midwest attending, more fun activities than most Scouts will be able to participate in over a single weekend, and great food. Early sign-up ($40.00) for this Campout has been extended to September 30th, and the fee goes up to $50.00 for those registering after that date. If you are interested, please sign up at a Monday meeting soon or e-mail Mr. Gissler at gissmo6d@msn.com.

2014 Jubilee

2014 Jubilee


Popcorn Sales
Popcorn pickup will start this Sunday, September 21st, with sales starting next Saturday, September 27th. Cathy Thomas will be working on scheduling pickup with each of you who pre-ordered popcorn, but please plan to find a time on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday to stop by her house.


Younker's Community Days

Younker’s Community Days


Younkers Cards
Younkers Community Day discount books are available again. The Scouts offer a Younkers coupon book (containing over $500.00 in coupons) in exchange for a $5.00 donation to Troop 405. This year, we are focusing on online and e-mail sales. This is an easy fundraiser for the Troop where we receive every dollar raised. All you have to do is either direct people to go to the Troop website (www.troop405.net) and click on the Younkers link on the right, or send them an e-mail with the following link: http://www.younkers.com/shop/home/community-day-coupon-booklet/community-days-coupon-booklet_311676.html?utm_source=premiere&utm_medium=htmlversion&utm_content=242564&utm_campaign=14SCMDAYBK&ICID=14SCMDAYBK242564. Any proceeds from coupon books purchased using either of these links will come directly to the Troop.

We have sold the actual paper books door to door and at the store in the past. Those are also available for checkout again this year. If you are interested, please let Paul Dietch know.


Merit Badge Opportunities
Register for a Merit Badge Clinic

August 20th Troop News

Cub Scout Help
We are helping out with Cub Scout recruiting nights for a couple of Packs tomorrow evening (Aug 21st) starting at 6:30 p.m. at Rohwer and West Bay Elementary. This is the future of Scouting and hopefully our Troop, so please help out if you can. Contact either Justin (justins@tempestcompany.com) for Rohwer or Scott Prophit (sprophit@tenaska.com) for West Bay, ASAP if you are interested in helping to entertain and educate Cub Scouts for about an hour tomorrow night.


August 25th Meeting
This coming Monday, in place of the regular meeting, the Troop will be doing a 5 mile hike at Chalco Hills Recreation Area (Get Directions). Please bring your walking shoes and meet at the Church by 6:30 p.m. so that we can carpool to the lake.


August Campout: August 22nd – 24th
The August Campout is at Camp Cedars (Get Directions) this weekend. This is the Family Campout, so all parents and siblings are encouraged to attend, at least for dinner and the Court of Honor Ceremony starting around 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Family friendly activities, including archery and BB guns, will be available. If you haven’t already signed up, its getting late, but please contact Craig Gissler ASAP (gissmo6@msn.com).


September Campout: September 19th – 21st
The September Campout will be held at the 4H Camp near Schramm Park (Get Directions) on September 19th – 21st. The Scouts will be doing COPE events (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) on this campout. If your Scout would like to participate in the high ropes course portion of the COPE program, please obtain a waiver from one of the Adult Leaders at an upcoming Monday meeting and turn it in before the Campout. The fee for this campout is $35.00.


October Campout: October 10th – 12th
The Troop will be attending Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions) on October 10th – 12th as the October campout. This is a fantastic experience, with Scouts from all over the Midwest attending, more fun activities than most Scouts will be able to participate in over a single weekend, and great food. Early sign-up ($40.00) for this campout ends September 1st, and the fee goes up to $50.00 for those registering after that date. If you are interested, please sign up at a Monday meeting.

2014 Jubilee

2014 Jubilee


Popcorn Sales
Please e-mail Cathy Thomas (catthomas67@yahoo.com) ASAP to reserve a supply of popcorn for your Scout this Fall. If you weren’t with the Troop last year, she would also like to know how much your Scout sold last year. If you don’t contact her this week, your Scout will still be able to sell popcorn, but may not have it with him to deliver as he sells.


Merit Badge Opportunities
Register for a Merit Badge Clinic