Sponsored by St. Matthew Lutheran Church since 1961
Troop 104 meets every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 2200 S. Philo Rd. in Urbana. Boy Scouts is open to any boy who is 11 years old or who has completed 5th grade, and who has not reached his 18th birthday.
Troop 104 traveled up to Muskegon Michigan to visit the USS Silversides, a WWII-vintage submarine that saw action in the Pacific Ocean. After arriving and fixing dinner on the museum's side porch and getting a tour of the submarine, we spent the night sleeping (some of us) in the aft torpedo room. The cots are where the torpedos would normally be stored. Fortunately, there were only a few left on board.
The Colorado High Adventure Trip took place last summer, with 7 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. The Scouts included: Tyler David, Nathan Wright, Corwin Carroll, Zach Berg, Calvin Gatewood, and Levi Gatewood. The adult leaders that went on the trip were Mark Berg, Todd David, Derek Gatewood, and Rebecca Gatewood.
Every year Troop 104 gathers its cold weather gear and gumption to camp at infamous Camp Drake for the Klondike Derby games.
The weather cooperated this year with milder temperatures, but the sled race was especially challenging considering there was no snow on the ground.
Today was a double service project for Troop 104.
Last week, the scouts went thru the Edgewood and Beringer Commons neighborhoods and left bags and notes, saying that we'd be picking up food for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Today we went back to pick up the food people left out for us. We filled up our troop trailer and the back of the Scoutmaster's pickup truck! We collected 1,181 lb of food, 469 more than last Spring!
An elite crew from Troop 104 spent three days hiking the River Ridge Backpack Trail at Forest Glen County Forest Preserve. We had perfect fall weather. It was chilly at night and cool during the day, but it was sunny, and perfect for hiking.
Troop 104 attended the 2011 Ilini Jamboree. The troop camped Friday and Saturday nights at Illini Grove on the University of Illinois Campus. There were lots of interesting exhibits and activities on Friday night. On Saturday there was a Grand March of scouts from the campsite to the UofI's Memorial Stadium, where the scouts attended an Illini football game.