Invade Holy Cross
|Reviewing various components of basic first aid in the parish hall|
From all over Illinois, parts of Indiana, and as far away as St. Louis, Mo., came 436 Scouts, 103 adult leaders, and (more locally) uncounted course instructors, Troop 9 parents, and student volunteers from the University of Illinois. (The volunteers taught some of the classes, monitored hallways, delivered paperwork, and helped with clean-up.)
Pack 9 committee chairman John Farney, who's also Champaign County's auditor,
led the class for citizenship in the community.
|Assistant Scoutmaster Chris Williamson directing the computers course.|
|Doesn't look like anyone came prepared for a backpacking hike.|
While the 436 Scouts went to class, many of their adult leaders hung out in the cafeteria,
close to the coffee and donuts, and straining Holy Cross's wireless network.
|When the python wasn't needed for animal study upstairs, Jon Whittington gave it a tour of the school.|
|But Odin's handler kept him on a short leash after his session.|
|In the school office, Dave Unger (bottom), Mike Clapper (seated left), Chris Williamson, and Anthony Frasca coordinate the day's activities, including registration, attendance, lunches, classroom use, and transportation.|