Archived Events

2015 Summer Camp- Info Packet

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Hello parents of scouts interested in the 2015 Summer Camp at Pioneer Scout Reservation!

For those who could not make it to the meeting last night, here is a link to the 2015 Summer Camp packet:

A brief note for first year scouts and their families: Sign up for merit badge classes using the Merit Badge Worksheet. T-2-1 (aka The Starting Place) is ideal for first year scouts!  T-2-1 does not require sign up. It has more of a drop-in/workshop feel.
Note prerequisites, age and rank requirements when signing up for a merit badge class.
If you have any questions, please call or email Jim Rossow, at:


Thank you, Kids Against Hunger Volunteers!

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On March 7, 2015, several Troop 96 scouts, parents and family members participated in the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church’s “Kids Against Hunger” campaign, with the goal to produce 150,000 meal bags in two days!  On our first day, we did break the halfway mark, putting together over 76,000 bags!

These bags will be crated up and sent to organizations that feed the hungry, both locally and around the world.  This was a fun and exciting event, and dozens of people from the community came to help out.  It was nice to see all the T96’ers there.

If you couldn’t make it on the 7th, you have another chance on March 21, from 8:30 – 4:00!  We especially need help in the early morning, to unload the truck!   Scouts!  Come get your service hours!  You need them for rank advancement, and besides, it’s a worthwhile cause.

Summer Camp Parents Meeting

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Hello Troop 96
On Monday, March 23, at 7:30pm, Troop 96 will hold its Annual Summer Camp meeting for parents.
All scouts are encouraged to attend summer camp. I look forward to seeing your parents there.
Important materials will be distributed or can be emailed to you if you are unable to attend.
Until then, here are a few critical details:
Saturday, July 18 through Saturday July 25, 2015 (7 nights)

Note:  the program runs from Sunday to Saturday.  Troop 96 traditionally sets up camp one day early, on Saturday, to complete merit badge paperwork and settle in to camp before the rush of the program.   Arrive Saturday no earlier than 2pm for drop off.


 The Camp Frontier Bowie Campsite in the Pioneer Scout Reservation.  Pioneer is located near Pioneer, Ohio, about 120 miles from Grosse Pointe.

Pioneer Scout Reservation
07 371 County Road S
Pioneer, OH 43554

How Much?

Camp is $400  ($380 for camp, plus $20 for the extra day)
Make checks out to Troop 96.


  • Pay Early: Save $20 – camp fee of $380 if paid before Monday, May 4 (money must be in Treasurer’s hands)

  • Multiple Campers: Discount for Scout families who have more than one child attending Summer Camp. The first Boy Scout pays the full fee. First additional scout receives $10 off, 2nd added scout is $20 off, etc.

  • Camperships: The troop can provide some scouts with camperships to offset part of the cost. Discuss your needs with the Scoutmaster.

Deadline to register for camp: Monday, June 1

Fore more information, contact Scoutmaster Jim Rossow at 248-514-0167

January 2015 Court of Honor

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You are cordially invited to the Troop 96 Winter Court of Honor

Monday, January 26, 2015
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Come celebrate with Troop 96 as we honor the achievements of all our Scouts.

Potluck Supper 6:00 p.m.
Court of Honor 7:15 p.m.
Reception following the Ceremony

The Court of Honor ceremony will be preceded by a Potluck Supper in the Fellowship Hall of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Troop 96 will provide water and coffee and requests the contribution of your favorite dish. Main dishes, salads, vegetable or side dishes and desserts are needed. We anticipate 115 Scouts and guests.

Scouts- please contact Anna Fleckenstein, preferably at or alternatively, call her at (313)882-2948, by Thursday, January 22nd, indicating what you will contribute to the pot luck supper. Please leave a voice message and a return phone number if you call.

A reception for our Scouts will be held immediately after the ceremony.

2015 University of Scouting Training Designed for all Leaders!

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University of Scouting is a Scout leader’s learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions that you want to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers, who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. Class sessions are designed to help leaders improve their skills and increase their knowledge in all program areas. The University of Scouting is packed with a year’s worth of fun, program ideas, and information. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with Scouters from throughout the Great Lakes Field Service Council.

Flag Ceremony- September 27, 2014

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On Saturday, September 27th, Troop 96 participated in a very nice American flag retirement ceremony with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). We had a beautiful day at Pier Park for the ceremony and the intimate crowd was very moved by the respectful treatment of our national flag.

As part of the ceremony, The scouts marched in, said the Pledge of Allegiance and read The American Creed. For one flag, they performed a complete procedure, cutting the flag into red and white strips and reading passages about America, as they dropped them one by one into the fire. They also sang “God Bless America” and Jason Doss played “Taps” on the trumpet. It was all very moving and patriotic.

Boys, you all did Troop 96 proud!








Scout Volunteers needed for “Legends of Le Detroit”

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I have a great volunteer opportunity for all Troop 96 scouts. “Legends of Le Detroit” is performed by the Grosse Pointe Historical Society on Friday, September 26th. The rain date is Saturday, September 27th. It will be a the Provencal Weir House, located at 376 Kercheval Ave. It starts at 7:30 PM so volunteers should arrive before 7:00 PM.

We need scouts to escort people to their seats and help them with their chairs. We anticipate 75 people so I think 5 scouts would be perfect.

Please respond to me at: as soon as possible so I can get a head count to GPHS. They look forward to scouts from Troop 96 coming to help each year. It is a great performance to watch!

Thank you,
Matthew Fleckenstein
Junior Assistant Scout Master