What’s Happening in Scouting now through the end of March!

We have a TON of great activities for Scouts now through the end of March — opportunities for community service hours, camping, and FUN!

Monday, February 23, 7:30 to 9:00pm: Troop Meeting and Parent’s Meeting

We’ll use the Parents Meeting to plan the new Scouts crossing over later this month and for the MANY upcoming activities.

Thursday, February 26, 6:00 to 8:00pm: Blue and Gold Banquet

Come celebrate the Webelos II Scouts who will be earning their Arrow of Light badge and crossing over into our troop. We need a few Scouts in Class A uniform to help with the Crossover Ceremony then join the Pack for dinner at 6 PM and to stay for the entertainment afterwards. Click the title above for additional details and to sign up.
Saturday, February 28th, 9:00 to 11:00am: Maple Tapping
Meet arborists from the City of Bexley and our maple syrup consultant at Jeffrey Park to learn how to identify tap maple trees and install buckets for sap collection.  Attending Scouts should be in Class A uniform. Click the title above for additional details and to sign up.

Monday, March 2nd, 7:30 to 9:00pm: Troop Meeting
Friday, March 6th, 5:30pm to Saturday 9:00am: Homeless for a Night – Bexley Sleep Out

Mothers Helping  Mothers is conducting the Bexley Sleep Out, to raise money and help build awareness of the struggles of the homeless.   The Sleep Out will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2015 on The Jeffrey Mansion lawn, near the pool.  There will be a kickoff event from 6-10 PM, which will include speakers, music, food, games and bonfires.  After that we will can sleep out under the stars or in tents, to gain a better understanding of what it feels like to not have a warm bed at night. The event will end at 9:00 AM on March 7th.
Scouts will assist with putting up tents, monitoring fires and provide general assistance.  Scout will receive service hours for their participation.
Click the title above for more information and to sign up.
Saturday, March 7th, 7:00am until dark: Maple syrup production
Work with our maple syrup consultant and with other volunteers to evaporate the maple sap and turn it into maple syrup.  It takes 42 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup!  Attending Scouts should be in Class A uniform. Click the title above for additional details and to sign up.

Monday, March 9th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm: Court of Honor and New Parents Welcome
Do you have any pictures and/or videos of our Troop from 2014?  At the Court of Honor ceremony in March there will be a slide show of the past year — events, outings, meetings, etc. to show all the fun the boys had. If you have photos or videos you’d like to contribute, please upload them to this Google Drive folder:  https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/#folders/0B35SediecL-xfjF6cjZTUi1GY2lzNzFFR3lNRGtGbjZhUGFxS19fUmhYRzZ0WXhld3hOZlU

Click on the red “New” button to add photos. Please identify what event is shown in the photos by either creating a folder with the name of the event (use the “New” button to also add a folder) or if you upload directly to the main folder simply type in the event name in the “Description” field on the bottom right.

Monday, March 16th: No Meeting (Spring Break)
Monday, March 23rd, 7:30 to 9:00pm: Troop Meeting and Troop Committee
Thursday, March 26th, 7:30 to 8:30pm: Philmont Crew Meeting

Friday, March 27th, 6:00pm to Sunday noon: Cat and Mouse campout
Welcome our new incoming Scouts and their parents to their first campout! Cabin camp overnight on Friday and Saturday. Scouts spend Saturday playing Cat & Mouse — a cross between orienteering & capture the flag. Click the title above for additional details and to sign up.

Monday, March 30th, 7:30 to 9:00pm: Troop Meeting and Board of Review

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org

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Watch the video from our last outing!

2015KlondikeFrameGrabClick on image to see video from the 2015 Winter Klondike.

 

 

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Bexley Maple Syrup Workshop

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-bexley3

This is the second year of the annual Bexley Maple Syrup Workshop. Scouts assist with the tagging, tapping and production of the syrup over two weekends. Dates are subject to change according  to the weather. This is an event at Jeffery Park and doesn’t involve camping, just providing assistance during the day on two Saturdays. Scouts receive service hours for participation at this community event.

Currently, the event is scheduled for Saurday, Feb. 21 (9AM to 11 AM) and Saturday, Feb 28 (7 AM – 2 PM). If the dates change, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Scouts and adults should dress for the weather and plan to be outside for the entire time of the event.

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-bexley3

Please contact Mr. Fulton, the event coordinator, if you have questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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See What’s Happening in Scouting in February and Sign Up!

We have a number of great opportunities for Scouts this month! Many opportunities for community service hours and a ton of FUN!

This Sunday, February 8:
- Scout Sunday, the day when families and Scouts are asked to show support for our chartering organization, the Bexley United Methodist Church, by participating in services in Class A uniform. Sign up for 9 am, 11 am or both at this LINK

- Philmont preparation @ 5 pm at the Church, for those going to Philmont this summer

- SEABASE information session @ 6 pm at the Church, for Scouts and parents who wish to learn about the summer 2016 high adventure. SEABASE has locations in the Florida Keys, Bahamas, and U.S. Virgin Islands so how can you go wrong? (any Scout who will be 14+ by summer 2016 or 13+ and finished with 8th grade is eligible)

February 21st, 9:00 to 11:00am: Maple Tapping
Meet arborists from the City of Bexley and our maple syrup consultant at Jeffrey Park to learn how to identify tap maple trees and install buckets for sap collection.  Attending Scouts should be in Class A uniform.

February 21-22: Skiing at Mad River
Scouts and their families can get discount lift tickets, rental packages and lessons on Sunday the 22nd. Save the date! And look for an upcoming e-mail with more details.

February 28th, 7:00am until dark: Maple syrup production
Work with our maple syrup consultant and with other volunteers to evaporate the maple sap and turn it into maple syrup.  It takes 42 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup!  Attending Scouts should be in Class A uniform.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you,

Ian Czaja
Outdoor Activities
Troop 166

ian.czaja@troop166.org

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2015 Scout Sunday

Signup for Scout Sunday here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20151 

Please set aside the morning of Sunday, February 8 for a special family Scouting event.

For 51 weeks each year, Bexley United Methodist Church (BUMC) provides the Troop with a home – a place to meet, utilities, and janitorial services to mention the most obvious.

Once each year the Church is asked to be our Chartering Organization – to take responsibility for us and to stand behind our program and choices and activities for the year. Without a Chartering Organization, there would be no Troop.

Once each year, the Church asks that we show our support for the Church by participating in services on one day, Scout Sunday.

This year Scout Sunday is on Sunday, February 8. We have been asked to participate in both the 9:00 AM and the 11:00 AM services.

Families and Scouts are encouraged to attend. Scouts will be wearing their Class “A” uniform.

What if I’m not a member of BUMC? What if I’m not Methodist?

Not a problem. You are not being asked to join the church, only to show your support for the Troop and for the Church which makes the existence of the Troop possible.

Please join us on Sunday, February 8 for one or both services as we say “Thank You” to BUMC for their continuing support.

Signup for Scout Sunday here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20151 

Please contact me with questions.

 Mr. Fulton
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Klondike 2015 Sign Up!

You have been invited by Troop 166 to sign up for “2015 Klondike Derby Jan. 30 – Feb. 2.” Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet and learn more about the event!

To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-2015/1931694

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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What’s happening in January 2015 . . .

Scouts,

Welcome back from Holiday break! We are looking forward to a great year of events, volunteering and achievement. Thanks to everyone who attended our planning meeting in December and volunteered at the Pancake Breakfast. Below is a list of our events for January . . .

1/5: Troop meeting
1/12: Troop meeting + Parent/Troop Committee meeting
1/19: No Troop meeting (MLK-no school)
1/26: Troop meeting + Board of Review + Parent/Troop Committee meeting
1/30-2/1: Klondike winter outing. A sign up will be posted soon for this outing!

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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Congratulations!

Harrison Dupler and Jack Zwick are featured on the cover photo of the new Bexley Recreation and Parks program brochure.

They will be happy to autograph copies at our next Troop meeting on January 5.

Happy New Year to all.

Mr. Fulton

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Many Thanks for Last Evening

As most of you likely know by now, I’m seldom at a loss of words, but the outpouring of thanks and kind words last evening leaves me searching for words to express my thanks.

I deeply appreciate the efforts of many to make last evening a memory that I will cherish. My special thanks to my step-son Chris for all his work to help coordinate the event last night.

Most heartening is the opportunity to end my stewardship on a high note, with a new and heightened level of Scout and parental involvement in the life of the Troop.

I’ll be back in January as an Assistant Scoutmaster under the able leadership of Mr. Dupler. I’m looking forward to another great year of Scouting.

Encourage your Scouts to make good use of the time they have over the Holiday break and try to spend some time outdoors. It’s a great season.

Mr. Fulton

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What’s left in December?

December Outing – 2015 Planning

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

December outing is designated for Scouts to plan the following year. Scouts will plan camp outs/events for 2015.

We will meet at Jeffrey Mansion on Friday evening, December 12th, at 6:00 PM. Dinner and snacks will be provided. Once Scouts complete the planning session, they plan to play board games and watch movies . . .   feel free to bring your favorite board game and/or movie. Please bring a sleeping bag and pad as we will be sleeping at Jeffrey Mansion on the floor.

There is no charge for the December planning outing.

Personal electronics are not welcomed at this outing. Adult will have cell phones for emergencies.

Scouts not planning to stay for the Pancake breakfast should plan to depart by about 7 AM on Saturday.

Community Service – Pancake Breakfast

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

Scouts will be volunteering at Bexley’s annual pancake breakfast celebration . . .   all volunteers receive FREE pancakes!

We will serve as “cleanup” and “setup” at the Bexley Historical Society Pancake Breakfast.

Class “A” Uniforms, please.

Our outing ends around 11:30 AM on Saturday, 12/13, once we complete the clean up for the Pancake breakfast.

Final Troop Meeting of 2015

Monday 12/15 is the final Troop meeting of they year – a Holiday Party

  • White Elephant Gift – Scouts please bring a wrapped gift worth $7 or less for exchange. Bring a gift that you would like to receive. Odd or quirky? Yes. Junk or trash? No.
  • Parents, please come
  • Please bring a dessert to share, we’ll provide drinks

Adults Please note:

Adults are welcome to observe the planning process and spend the evening with the Adults leaders or stay overnight.

WE need additional adults to supervise the Scouts during the Pancake Breakfast.

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part in Planning Outing and Pnacake Breakfast here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

Please contact me if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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