Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 16, chartered by Federated Church in Sycamore, attended the Sycamore City Council meeting in February. Working on their Citizenship in the Community merit badge, one requirement is for scouts to attend a public meeting, to experience and learn how meetings are conducted, and to listen and then discuss an issue where a difference of opinions were expressed. The Citizenship in the Community merit badge is a required badge to complete to earn the Eagle rank which helps the scouts learn what it takes to be a good citizen in their community.
Troop 16 is a strong troop with over 40 active scouts. Any boy aged 11 through 18 is invited to join; no past scouting experience or background is required. Troop 16 meets most Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Federated Church in Sycamore. For more information about Troop 16, please contact Scoutmaster Tom Peterson at TPeterson10@me.com or 815-546-0894.