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Boy Scout Troop 21
(Zeeland, Michigan)
 
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2001-02-22 ~ Zeeland Record


2001-03-29 ~ Zeeland Record


2003-01-30 ~ Zeeland Record


2004-08-12 ~ Zeeland Record


2005-03-10 ~ Zeeland Record


2005-04-07 ~ Zeeland Record


2005-06-02 ~ Zeeland Record


2007-08-04 Trip to Canada


On August 4 2007 the Scouts and Leaders of local Troop 21, Chartered with the Boy Scouts of America by Second Reformed Church of Zeeland Mich., began their journey to the Canadian Wilderness.  After loading the Scoutmaster’s truck with the gear they would need and enough food to last for seven days, he left for Sault St Marie.  The Scouts were to return later that night to have a sleep over in the basement of the church.  The rest of the leadership was to return at 3:00AM to load the boys into three vans for the trip to the Soo.

Scoutmaster Gary Peters along with two Scouts and another leader arrived in the Soo on Saturday evening. They set up camp in a small campground on the American side of the Bridge and settled down for a night of listening to boat whistles.  On Sunday morning while the rest of the Troop was on their way there, they got up and went to the Algoma Central Train Station to load all of our gear onto the train. They then relaxed till the group got there.

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2009-02-07 Klondike Derby, Hamilton, MI


Today, Boy Scouts from Troop 21 participated in the 2009 Annual Lakeshore Klondike Derby. Twenty-eight groups of Boy Scouts from Ottawa and Allegan Counties also participated. Groups or Patrols were challenged in Knots and Lashings, Teamwork, Fire building, First Aid,Cooking, Compass/Orienteering and a Mystery Challenge. This year BoyScout Troop 21 from Zeeland chartered by Second Reformed Church won the competition.

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2009-03 to 04 Scouter (page 32).pdf GRFC Scouter ~ See Page 32  

2009-03-14 Other Way Mission, Grand Rapids, MI


Boy Scout Troop 21 "Cleans House"

Troop 21 from Zeeland, MI recently spent a weekend cleaning up Westown! On March 14, around 25 Scouts and 6 leaders filled 3 enormous dumpsters as part of their annual dumpster day at "The Other Way". The Scouts cleaned up trash in the surrounding streets and alleys, broke apart items that could be recycled, and served over 45 Westown families by allowing them to drop off their junk or going to collect it from homes around the neighborhood! Thanks, Troop 21, for another successful spring clean-up!

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2009-04-17 to 19 Backpacking Manistee River, MI


Friday the ten milers were dropped off one quarter mile from camp.  The rest parked the cars and hiked about three miles and set up camp (for the 20 milers).  Everyone slept on the ground with a tarp over head.

Saturday started off after a short breakfast.  We saw some cool things then stopped at a stream for lunch.  Filled water and then left.  We found some snow, took a brak then got ambushed by Mr. Stark and Mr. Nichelson (snow balls).  We moved on.  Most had blisters.  We crossed the Manistee River.  We camped about 16 miles past our starting point.  We camped on a ridge.  Steven, Chris and James forgot a tent and had to use a rain fly as a shelter.

Sunday started off with blisters burning.  We didn't stop much.  The we met up with the ten milers at 11:00 AM.  11:30 AM we left after a short chapel service lead by Mr. VanMalsen.  We stopped at Mickey D's on the way home.

by C. Timmer

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2009-05-15 to 17 Bike Trip to Grand Haven, MI


We left church Friday and headed for the campground with bikes and all.  On the way there the pack was spread out first older and younger fast bikers, then medium slow which included a few scouts and Mr. Snyder and finally at the end, the leaders and really young scouts.  A few chains fell off but no problem, we got to the campground, set up and went in the tents for the night.

Saturday, after waking the dead and breakfast and clean up we headed out for Rosy Mound.  After getting there we stayed out for lunch.  No big problems with bikes.  Then we headed back for Riley Trails.  After that we went back to the camp ground ate supper and fire time after much preparation.  An afternoon of scurrying for wood the Senior Patrol won the biggest fire (cause it was huge) went to sleep much needed sleep.

Sunday, after breakfast and clean up we left for Tunnel Park.  A few seconds after starting my bike broke.  the chain broke in half also one other bike broke down.  we got to Tunnel Park, had fun, ate food and headed home.  We got home and I said, "I'm done biking for the summer.

-N. Buning, Historian

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2009-06-05 to 11 High Adventure


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

If you attended this event and would like to write up a summary, please do so and email it to Troop.21.Zeeland.MI@gmail.com 

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2009-07-07 ~ Grand Valley Advance


2009-07-19 to 25 Summer Camp


Camp Gerber, Twin Lake, MI


Watch a video of our Camp Gerber experience this year.
To read more about our adventures at Camp Gerber in 2009, click here.
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2009-09-14 Court of Honor


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2009-09-18 to 20 COPES Outing with Webelos


Camp Gerber, Twin Lake, MI

 We left Zeeland on Friday night and traveled to Camp Gerber.  We set up our tents & other Camp Gear and sat around our Camp fires until we got tired and finally went to bed. 

We got up early Staturday morning.  We got our breakfast done.  We set off to the copes course and met up with Mr West our Copes Director.  We did some games on the Low COPES course which were lots of fun..  We finally got to the High COPES course and the kids got in their harnesess and started to tackle the course.  The boys had lots of fun.  The best part was the zip line at the end.  The afternoon was spent with 1st & 2nd year Webelos.  We played water balloon games with them.  They had lots of fun and it was good for the Boy Scouts to mingle with them.  we also cooked supper for them and their parents.  The Boys had hot dogs and the adults had steak, potatoes and vegetables.  Mr. Timmer made a Milkey Way candy bar dipped in batter then roasted it over the fire.  Yum, yum.  We closed the day with skits and singing by the fire.

Sunday we woke up, had our breakfast, cleand up and had our Sunday Church Service.  we headed back home and arived back in Zeeland at 2:15 PM.

by B. Buning

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2009-10-03 Pumpkin Fest Parade




When we were asked to make a float for the Pumpkin Parade we decided to showcase the Boy Scouts 100th year of Scouting.  We decorated the wagon with a tent, tripod, pumpkins, strawbales and banners.  It rained the morning of the parade so we were worried about getting wet.  The rain held off for the parade and we had a good time.

After the parade we went through Zeeland's downtown and picked up the trash.  We have a clean Zeeland once again.

by N. Buning

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2009-10-24 to 26 Camp & Climb



We left the church around 6:30- 7:00 PM Friday night.  We arrived at the campground after dark.  We set up the tents and then made a fire.  We had donuts and cider as a troop and just hung out.  We were all in bed by midnight. 

Saturday, we were up by 8:00 AM and had a breakfast of oatmeal.  We then took the half hour drive to Higher Ground.  Once inside we received our rules and instructions.  We climbed for hours, racing up walls, bouldering and so on.  Once we left we arrived back at camp around 1:00 PM.  We ate a lunch of grilled cheese and headed to the field to play a game of soccer/keep away but it soon died down and the leaders came over for a game of softball.  We proceded to play with several injuries.  We played until dinner which was coke chicken and four cheese mashed potatoes.

We then had our skits, chants and songs with the whole troop that night.  Several kids stayed up until well past midnight.  We talked and told stories.

Sunday we were up by 8:00 AM.  We made breakfast and packed up after breakfast.  We passed out GPS's and went gecaching.  When we all had arrived we received a candy and then had a throwing contest with a football.  Steve McCullick threw it the farthest even farther than the longest putn.  Once back in camp we finished packing up and had a lunch of cold-cuts, had a church service and headed home arriving at the church around 2:30 PM.

N. Buning ~ Historian

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2009-11-20 to 21 GR Griffins & Overnighter



On November 20 we headed to Grand Rapids to see a Griffins Hockey game.  The Griffins won the game too.  After the game we went to First Reformed Church in Zeeland.  Wegot to play dodgeball, ping-pong, air-hockey, card games and watched movies all night.  In the morning we all had breakfast and then we went home.

by N Buning
Historian

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2009-12-11 to 13 Kalamazoo Air Zoo/Polar Bear


Fort Custer Campground, Augusta, MI & Air Zoo, Portage, MI

We left Second Reformed Church at 7:15 PM, Friday December 11 and headed out to Fort Custer Campground in Kalamazoo, MI.  We had ten boys and four leaders that went.  We arived at 9:10 PM it was a clear cold night, perfect for Polar Bear.  After getting our tents and gear set up we got two fires going, had our snack and went to bed.

Saturday morning we woke up to sunny skies and cold temperatures.  After a quick breakfast we headed to the Air Zoo.  Whe we got there Nick Van Malsen was waiting for us.  He goes to Western Michigan University.  For the first hour we had a guide bring us all around the Big Room full of all kinds of old airplane to the latest set of aircraft.  It was interesting to hear the stories about each plane.  After the tour we could be on our own to to on the different rides that they had.  The boys had lots of fun on  them.   After  a quick lunch we toured the other building of aircraft.  We stayed there until 3:30 PM and headed back to our campground.

Dan VanMalsen stayed back while we were gone.  He kept the fires going and made the leaders dinner.  About 8:30 PM it started to rain and snow.  We all got in our tents and went to sleep.  It rained all night.  We woke up to went tents and wet wood. 

After struggling to get our fires going we had breakfast, had our chapel service and packed up and headed home.  Of course we didn't get our polar bear patch.  It was to stay 32* or below 20hours straight to get it.  All in all we still had a great weekend.

by N. Buning
Historian

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