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Buffalo Grove Boy Scout troop celebrates 57 years

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  • Former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold speaks with former Troop 140 Scoutmaster Edward Jost, who served from 1960-1962.

      Former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold speaks with former Troop 140 Scoutmaster Edward Jost, who served from 1960-1962.
    Photo courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 140

  • Former Troop 140 Scoutmasters Corinne Aguyao Wilson, front, and Mike Sarlitto, back, are saluted by Scouts from the troop as they enter a special Golden Anniversary Court of Honor event for the troop.

      Former Troop 140 Scoutmasters Corinne Aguyao Wilson, front, and Mike Sarlitto, back, are saluted by Scouts from the troop as they enter a special Golden Anniversary Court of Honor event for the troop.
    Photo courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 140

  • Boy Scout Troop 140 in Buffalo Grove recently celebrated its 57th anniversary at a Court of Honor event. Scoutmasters from the past five decades were recognized. Pictured in front from left are Tim Meinholz, Corinne Aguyao Wilson, Scott Brumund, Jack Knight, Luciano Nuccio, Rick Giebelhausen (son of deceased scoutmaster Chuck Giebelhausen), Edward Jost; and in back from left Rodney Brandon, Yvonne Kristiansen (daughter of deceased scoutmaster Paul Soucy), Tim Wziontka, Eric Galla, Mike Sarlitto, former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, Edward Diamond, Chuck Moodhe and Robert M. Walton.

      Boy Scout Troop 140 in Buffalo Grove recently celebrated its 57th anniversary at a Court of Honor event. Scoutmasters from the past five decades were recognized. Pictured in front from left are Tim Meinholz, Corinne Aguyao Wilson, Scott Brumund, Jack Knight, Luciano Nuccio, Rick Giebelhausen (son of deceased scoutmaster Chuck Giebelhausen), Edward Jost; and in back from left Rodney Brandon, Yvonne Kristiansen (daughter of deceased scoutmaster Paul Soucy), Tim Wziontka, Eric Galla, Mike Sarlitto, former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, Edward Diamond, Chuck Moodhe and Robert M. Walton.
    Photo courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 140

  • Boy Scouts, from left, Anthony Sorgani, Kyle Legge and Brian Bailey rock climb at Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.

      Boy Scouts, from left, Anthony Sorgani, Kyle Legge and Brian Bailey rock climb at Devil's Lake State Park in Wisconsin. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.
    Photo courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 140

  • Scouts from Troop 140 take a break during a canoe trip on the Wisconsin River. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.

      Scouts from Troop 140 take a break during a canoe trip on the Wisconsin River. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.
    Photo courtesy Boy of Scout Troop 140

  • Scouts from Troop 140 take a break at Camp Napowan in Wild Rose, Wis. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.

      Scouts from Troop 140 take a break at Camp Napowan in Wild Rose, Wis. Troop 140 provides its members with opportunities to travel and experience the outdoors.
    Photo courtesy Boy of Scout Troop 140

 
Submitted by Troop 1200

More than 200 supporters -- some of whom came in from out of state -- recently celebrated the golden anniversary of Troop 140 out of Buffalo Grove. Scouts, family, alumni and supporters packed the gymnasium at St. Mary Catholic Church for the event.

There was much to celebrate. Since its beginnings in 1957, the troop has grown and has a reputation as an active organization that frequently makes high adventure trips everywhere from Florida to Alaska. The troop currently includes nearly 100 Scouts. More than 160 Scouts from Troop 140 have attained Eagle Scout status in its history.

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The idea for the celebration came after the troop's Scoutmaster Tim Meinholz met one of the original scoutmasters, Edward Jost, who served from 1960 to 1962.

The troop's committee later researched records from the Northwest Suburban Council and found the names of every scoutmaster back to 1957. Further research helped the troop get in contact with many of those scoutmasters.

Thirteen of the 27 scoutmasters from Troop 140's history came to the event. Relatives of two other scoutmasters came to represent them.

The troop interviewed many of those scoutmasters, including Ed Jost, and compiled the footage in a video that highlighted the history of the troop in Buffalo Grove.

Photos and Boy Scout memorabilia were on display for attendees to look at the troop's accomplishments. The troop also looked forward with an awards ceremony and Court of Honor.

Special guests at the event included former U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, who is an Eagle Scout and serves as a scoutmaster in a local troop.

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