Troop 47 is currently involved in many activities in the area. Below you will find a list of some items along with the necessary permission slips that need to be filled out in order to attend the events.



Event:  Camp Tesomas (Rhinelander, WI

When :  August 3 – 9, 2014

Where : Camp Tesomas ( 5403 Spider Lake Rd, Rhinelander, WI 54501)

Leader:  Mr. Brehmer/Fr. Tess 

Meet: August 3, 2013 at 8:30am from Dorn Hardware parking lot

Return: August 9, 2013 approximately 3pm at Dorn Hardware parking lot

Costs: $330 Scout/ $180 Adult for week or $22.50 per day.  

Details :Tesomas Scout Camp is located approximately 10 miles from Rhinelander, in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Since 1935, Tesomas has been providing an outdoor program second to none. With approximately 1,200 acres, Tesomas prides itself on a commitment to excellence and the best customer service anywhere. The more than 70 staff members provide programs in ten different areas; serving everyone from the first year camper at Eagle Quest to the experienced in our Trek programs. Its straight “A” ratings for National Accreditation reaffirm that it is the place “Where camping is KING.

Picnic/Visitors Night (3:30 to 7:30PM) : Visit, tour camp activities and have a meal with us (picnic style) Meal cost $5 a plate!

Registration Deadline : April 14, 2014.  New Scouts should contact the Scoutmaster as soon as possible to register!

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!! 

Click here: Tesomas Registration FormA

Camperships available.  If interested in more information please contact the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair

Click Here for more information on Camp Tesomas!

Event: Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch/South Dakota

When :  July 18 – 27, 2014

Where : Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch, South Dakota

Leader:  Mr. Gruetzmacher/Mr. Sommer (emergency contact 608-347-4229)

Meet: July 18 – Our Saviors Lutheran Church (7:00AM)/

Return: July 27, 2014, Approximately 8:00PM Dorn Hardware Parking Log

Costs: $525 per Scout,  $375 per Adult 

Tentative activities include:  Mitchel Prehistoric Indian Village, Minuteman National Historic site museum, Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Badlands National Park and MORE!

Registration Deadline : March 1, 2014

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!! 

Click here: MedicineMountain.07182014

YouTube Video

Link to Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch Guide 2014


Event: Camping and Canoeing       CANCELLED. 

When :  June 27-29, 2014

Where : Wyalusing State Park, across Wisconsin river from  Prairie du Chien

Leader:  Mr. Gruetzmacher 

Costs: $40 Includes camp fee, and food.  (Bring a sack lunch for ride to camp Friday night)

Details : Scouts are required to have be a SWIMMER.  Includes two (2) nights camping and canoeing the protected waters of the Mississippi River

Registration Deadline : June 16, 2014

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!! 

Click here: Wyalusing.2014.Registration Form

Event: Swimming Event  COMPLETED!

When :  June 1, 2014

Where : Sun Prairie High School Pool (West End of School)

Leader:  Mr. Sommer (emergency contact 608-347-4229)

Costs: $2

Details : Swimming Checks, Second Class and First Class Requirements

Registration Deadline : June 1, 2014

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!! 

Click here: swim.140601

Event:  Veterans Flag Retrieval  COMPLETED!

When :  May 31, 2014 9:00AM

Where : Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Columbus St, Sun Prairie, WI

Leader:  Mr. Sommer

Costs: Zero ($0)

Details :  Honoring our Veterans and the service they provided to our country.  Scouts will be retiring  US Flags from  graves of Veterans.

Registration Deadline : 

Click here: VeteranFlagsPost.140531

Event:  Memorial Day Parade COMPLETED!

When :  May 26, 2014 9:30AM

Where : Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Parking Lot

Leader:  Mr. Sommer 

Costs: Zero ($0)

Details :  Bring a water bottle.  Class A with neckerchief.

Registration Deadline : 

Click here: Memorial_Parade.140526

Event:  Veterans Flag Posting (COMPLETED!)

When :  May 24, 2014 8:00AM

Where : Sacred Hearts Cemetery, Columbus St, Sun Prairie, WI

Leader:  Mr. Sommer

Costs: ($0) zero!

Details :  Honoring our Veterans and the service they provided to our country.  Scouts will be placing US Flags on graves of Veterans.

Registration Deadline :

Click here: VeteranFlagsPost.140524


Event:  Scout Skills Camp (COMPLETED!)

When :  May 17 & 18, 2014

Where : Sun Prairie Lions Clubhouse,  (7080 Elder Lane, Next to Diesel Truck Driving School off Hwy 151)

Leader:  Mr. Gruetzmacher

Meet:  Saturday May 17th, 2014 2PM at Sun Praire Lions Club House/Pickup: Sunday May 18th, 2014 12:30PM

Costs: $15 per Scout/Adult for groceries 

General (lightweight) camping gear for a weekend outing.

Details:  Join us to learn and teach Scout Skills and work on requirements for Tenderfoot and Second Class.

Registration Deadline : May 12, 2014 

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!!  

Click here:

Troop Permission Slip :  scoutskills.140417

Day pack checklist : Ten Essential Items

Camp Check List and Plan : Scout Skill Camp 2014 CheckList


Event: Backpack Camporee (COMPLETED!) 

When :  April 25 – 27, 2014

Where : Woodman Center, Cazenovia, Wi

Leader:  Mr. Gruetzmacher/Ms. Gruetzmacher/Ms. Hilger)

Meet:  Friday April 25, 2014 5:30PM at Our Saviors Lutheran Church / Return: April 27, 2014 Approximately 12:00 (Noon) Hardware Parking Log

Costs: $45 per Scout,  $40 per Adult  (Camperships may be available, Contact Mr. Gruetzmacher, or Mr. Sommer for more information)

General (lightweight) camping gear for a weekend outing.

Details:  Join us in filling the valley with scouts from the Glacier Edge Council where the Woodman Center will host the sixth annual Glacier’s Edge Council-wide Backpack Camporee. This camporee will give scouts/scouters a chance to learn basic to advanced backpacking skills (water filtration, light weight stove usage and backpack food demonstration), Basic to ultra light equipment demonstrations, Leave No Trace camping, Wilderness First aid and Geocaching.  All 7 geocaches will be in new locations this year! We will have the “Boulders” climbing wall again this year!

Registration Deadline : April 7, 2014 (Please send RSVP to,  if you have not turned in a permission slip by April 14th, 2014

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!!  Boulders Climbing Waiver Required. 

Click here:

Troop Permission Slip :  backpackcamporee 04252014

Boulders Waiver : boulders climbing child-waiver

Day pack checklist : Ten Essential Items

Backpack Camporee Patrol Guide : 2014 BP PATROL GUIDE

Backpack Camporee Flyer : BP flyer 2014

Hudson Bay Bread Recipe : HudsonBayBread.pdf

Backpack Stove Information : Backpack_Stoves.pdf

Map of Woodman Center :Map_WoodCtr.pdf

Map to Woodman Center :Map_to_WoodCtr.pd


Event: Bird Study Merit Badge (COMPLETED!)

When : April 19th, 2014 (6:15AM to 12:00 Noon)

Where : Cherokee Marsh North of Dane County Regional Airport

Cost : $0 Free

Meet: Our Saviors Lutheran Church

Details: Bring a pair of binoculars and earn your Bird Study merit Badge.

Registration Deadline : April 14th, 2014 (Since Troop is not meeting on April 14th, Please email to RSVP)

Permission Slips  REQUIRED!!!

Click here: BirdStudyMB.140419;

Bird Study Merit Badge Work Sheet;

Ten Essential Items

Cherokee Marsh Trail Map



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