Alumni Reunion

Dear 699 eagles, scouts, and scouting families,

Troop 699 out of Palos Park Illinois with the help of the Village of Palos Park, is hosting a reunion for all of our Eagle Scouts, current and past scouts, and their families back through the 1950's. We have actually located our first Troop 699 Eagle Scout! We will also be opening a time capsule that a previous Scoutmaster placed with the Village of Palos Park in 2002 - very exciting!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday August 5th
Time: 3:00 to 7:00
Place: Palos Park Village Green (rec center) located at 8901 W 123rd St, Palos Park, IL 60464
Setting: The event will be held outdoors and we will have access to indoor facilities in case of inclement weather


3:00pm -  Arrive
3:30pm to 4:30pm -  Program (being developed by troop 699 leaders)
4:30pm to 7:00pm -  Dinner & socializing (dinner will be simple - hot dogs, snacks, drinks. Eagles are free, all others - $5 each). Since this is a family event, we will also have games for kids.

To our Eagles:

With the opening of our time capsule, we are asking each eagle to bring something that can be placed in the time capsule and explain its significance! Also, the current troop is very excited to hear about the following:
-      What you are currently doing for a living?
-      What was your eagle project?
-      How old were you when you made eagle?
-     What benefits did you get later in life by being an eagle?

**Eagles, whether attending or not, please send us a photo of yourself as a scout and a short note answering the above questions. We will be putting a book together to place in the time capsule**

A Facebook event page has been started at

Palos Troop 699 Reunion

Please join in the discussion, watch for updates, and share!

Finally, in order to properly plan for this event, we need to get an accurate count for food and drink.

Please RSVP to Nancy Graben at by Friday July 28th with a head count per family.

Thanks to all of you for your support of Troop 699 during the years. We hope that all of you can attend what promises to be a very special and one of a kind event!

Yours in Scouting,

Christine Barbalic, Tom Madura, and Nancy Graben