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Carter St Amand's Eagle Project

posted Oct 18, 2016, 8:50 AM by Troop Elgin   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 2:56 PM by Greg Ehmann ]

Carter St Amand's Eagle Project will be Friday and Saturday October 21(6pm-8pm) & 22(9am-2pm) at

Hoof Woof & Meow Animal Rescue Inc, 129 E Higgins Rd, Gilberts


posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:05 AM by Troop Elgin

Troop 2 - Holiday Greenery & Poinsettia Sale - 2016 Troop 2 boy scouts are selling quality products for the Holiday Season to help earn funds that will offset their costs for camping, equipment, and many Scouting Adventures. NOTE: All profits go to Scouts! 

NOTE: All Orders and Money are due Monday, November 7th All Products will be delivered Saturday, November 19th Pick-up orders from 8:30am-11:30am at the McCowans, 943 Waverly Dr., on the East side of Elgin. Call Home. 847-608-4617 or Cell 847-533-7147 for directions.

Justin Pankonin Eagle Project

posted Sep 6, 2016, 6:41 AM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 8:00 PM by Troop Elgin ]

  • What: We will be cleaning out a creek and pathways and building a foot bridge over the creek in Raceway Woods in Carpentersville.
  • When: Saturday, Sept 17th (9am to 3pm) Sunday the 18th (will be invite only)
  • Where: Raceway Woods, Rt 31 entrance
  • Needs: I am looking for branch clippers, wheel barrows, shovels & post hole digger. Plan on wearing old clothes/shoes that might get wet and mussy and a pair of work gloves
  • Food: I will provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. There will also be drinks available both days.
Please RSVP to Justin Pankonin at 847-844-3793 for Saturday {Sunday will be invite only}

Rain date will be the following weekend (Sept 24th)


posted Jun 23, 2016, 7:03 AM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 1:01 PM ]

I will need your help for 2 days. We will pass out flyers in the Glen Eagle Farm neighborhood on Saturday, July 30th at 9:30 am and then for pick-up of items on Saturday, August 6 th at 9:30 am.

We will meet at Milazzo’ s, 17N681 Adams Drive, West Dundee at 9:00 am for donuts, instructions and lunch afterwards.

My project is to collect items in support for soldiers. These items will be collected by us and I will drop them off at OSOT to pack and ship care packages to individual soldiers.

OSOT’s mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. As a volunteer based non-profit organization, OSOT provides the opportunity for our community members to express their appreciation and also offer support for our troops. Engaged in the longest war of our country’s history and with our servicemen and women completing multiple tours of duty, we are committed to showing them that "We Have NOT Forgotten."

Please call me at 847-836- 9184 or 847-338- 6625 to confirm that you can help on one or both days. I am also in need of adults volunteers to supervise and drive scouts both days.

Thank You,
Anthony Milazzo

Kurt Ehmann's EP

posted May 24, 2016, 2:22 PM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 1:01 PM ]

For my Eagle project we will be building a foot bridge over a small creek at Sabatino Park in Sleepy Hollow.  This project will take two days to complete.

May 28th

Begin at 8am, end when forms are complete 

  • Clear site of brush

  • Dig post holes

  • Frame forms for concrete

  • Install Rebar

Tools required:

  Hand clippers, loppers, hand saws, shovels, post hole diggers, work gloves, wheelbarrows

June 8th

Begin at 9am , end when concrete is complete

  • Pour concrete (10am Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete)

June 10th

Begin at 1:30pm , end when poles installed

  • Install poles (SH Public Works)

June 11th

Begin at 8am , end when bridge is complete

  • Install telephone poles

  • Attach decking

  • Build railings

Tools required:

  Drills, work gloves


Breakfast and lunch will be provided both Saturdays.

A very big thank you to all the people and businesses who helped make this project possible:

Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete - John Holzl
Sleepy Hollow Service Club
Limitless Design and Construction - Joe Minaglia
Meng Remodeling - Hans Meng
Home Depot - Carpentersville and Elgin
Village of Sleepy Hollow Public Works
The Village of Sleepy Hollow
Welch Brothers INC

Dave Cozzi's EP

posted May 24, 2016, 2:16 PM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 6:53 AM ]

Giving a Hand One Box at a Time

David Cozzi's eagle project is Saturday June 18thSaturday June 25th, and Sunday June 26th. We will start at 8 a.m. those three days. Please wear Class A those three days. Also David needs a few scouts to come help Friday to cut out fliers at 3 p.m. All days we will meet at 227 Gregory M Sears Dr., Gilberts. Please call(847)504-7407 if you are coming to any of the days.

Posting Colors Service Hour Project

posted May 16, 2016, 8:17 AM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Jun 4, 2016, 11:36 AM ]

May 25 (Wed.) Posting Colors Service Hour Project  

  6:30 p.m.  Bluff City Cemetery

We have adopted a section of the Cemetery and we're to place flags on the graves of the servicemen buried there.  Takes about 1½ hours.  Wear uniforms.  Bring/wear mosquito repellent.  Our section is number 18 and is bounded byCedar, Grove, Hill and Dell Aves.  You enter the cemetery through the East entrance, drive past the building and turn left on Fairlawn, right on Linden, then left on Dell. We’ll be parked on Cedar.


June 1 (Wed.) Retiring Colors  

6:30 p.m.  Bluff City Cemetery

We will collect the flags.  Takes about ¼ hour.

 This is a way of honoring our country and giving service – both are principles of Boy Scouting. Parents and brothers and sisters are encouraged to help. 

Eagle COH - Kristian Van Wiel

posted May 2, 2016, 8:50 AM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated May 16, 2016, 8:16 AM ]

Come and celebrate Kristian Van Wiel’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Date: May 15th, 2016

Location: The Van Wiel Home, 1169 Shoreline Drive Pingree Grove, Il 60140 (please park in street)

Time: 3:00 PM

RSVP by May 13th at

Scouts please wear uniforms

Snacks and drinks will be provided

Summer Camp 2016

posted Apr 18, 2016, 5:26 PM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Aug 10, 2016, 12:32 PM ]

Summer Camp 2016 information at Camp Lowden
  • Signup cut off May 31th
  • Payment due June 10th 
  • Medical forms due July 11th 

Welding Merit Badge

posted Mar 8, 2016, 6:12 PM by Greg Ehmann   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 5:53 PM by Troop Elgin ]

Welcome to the Welding merit badge page. This merit badge will be started at the March 2016 campout and completed on April 9th with an onsite visit to a welding facility, see the calendar for details. 
See the site for additional information on helpful web resources. The Welding booklet is attached below. To complete this merit badge please read the
merit badge pamphlet and 
complete the worksheet. See the Photos from the event at Chicago Blower  Corp.

Counselor: Mr. St. Amand

Welding requirements

  1. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the hazards you are most likely to encounter while welding, and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, or lessen these hazards.
    b. Show that you know first aid for, and the prevention of, injuries or illnesses that could occur while welding, including electrical shock, eye injuries, burns, fume inhalation, dizziness, skin irritation, and exposure to hazardous chemicals, including filler metals and welding gases.
  2. Do the following:
    a. With your counselor, discuss general safety precautions and Material Safety Data Sheets related to welding. Explain the importance of the MSDS.
    b. Describe the appropriate safety gear and clothing that must be worn when welding. Then, present yourself properly dressed for welding—in protective equipment, clothing, and footwear.
    c. Explain and demonstrate the proper care and storage of welding equipment, tools, and protective clothing and footwear.
  3. Explain the terms welding, electrode, slag, and oxidation. Describe the welding process, how heat is generated, what kind of filler metal is added (if any), and what protects the molten metal from the atmosphere.
  4. Name the different mechanical and thermal cutting methods. Choose one method and describe how to use the process. Discuss one advantage and one limitation of this process.
  5. Do the following:
    a. Select two welding processes, and make a list of the different components of the equipment required for each process. Discuss one advantage and one limitation for each process.
    b. Choose one welding process. Set up the process you have chosen, including gas regulators, work clamps, cables, filler materials, and equipment settings. Have your counselor inspect and approve the area for the welding process you have chosen.
  6. After successfully completing requirements 1 through 5, use the equipment you prepared for the welding process in 5b to do the following:
    a. Using a metal scribe or soapstone, sketch your initial onto a metal plate, and weld a bead on the plate following the pattern of your initial.
    b. Cover a small plate (approximately 3” x 3” x ¼”) with weld beads side by side.
    c. Tack two plates together in a square groove butt joint.
    d. Weld the two plates together from 6c on both sides.
    e. Tack two plates together in a T joint, have your counselor inspect it, then weld a T joint with fillet weld on both sides.
    f. Tack two plates together in a lap joint, have your counselor inspect it, then weld a lap joint with fillet weld on both sides.
  7. Do the following:
    a. Find out about three career opportunities in the welding industry. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why the profession might interest you.
    b. Discuss the role of the American Welding Society in the welding profession 

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