Here’s what’s happening in November with Troop 166!

Get ready for one of the most popular outings of the year, and another opportunity to help a Scout on the Path to Eagle!

Monday, November 5: Help William Brotherton install his Eagle Project, 9 am – 4 pm at BHS Band Room (no school that day, but the band room is open)

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-william

Please join me on November 5th to earn service hours by installing my Eagle Project.

Class B uniform required.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please bring a bottle of water.

Only 4% of young men who embark on the trail to Eagle Scout make it to the top. I intend to be one that does. My project targets my high school band program and the storage for its instruments. I am a proud percussionist with the band program and I want to make it better. What is currently in place isn’t bad, but it’s not great. In a program that jumped from 85 members to 100 members in only a year, adjustments need to be made to meet the inevitable growth of the Marching Pride of Bexley. As the number of members increases, so does the arsenal of instruments. Our percussion instrument storage room is not fit for such rapid augmentation. My project will hone in on the spacial efficiency of this room and maximize the amount of accessible storage, making it able to accommodate more instruments and sheet music. Help me and the Bexley Band reach the goal of a brighter future, in music and in life.

Thank you,

William Brotherton

Life Scout

Troop 166

Date: 11/05/2018 (Mon.)

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm EDT
Location: Bexley High School Band Room (back door)

Reminder: No Scout meeting the night of the 5th — Bexley Schools Closed

Reminder: when Bexley schools are closed on a Monday, we do not have a meeting.

Monday, November 12, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church

Friday, November 16, 6 pm – Sunday, November 18, noon. Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201817

You don’t want to miss this one! Our annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing is scheduled at Camp Falling Rock, November 16-18. Boy Scouts will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00PM and return on Sunday at Noon.

Arrow of Light (aka Webelos II) may join the whole outing provided a parent joins, and Webelos (aka Webelos I) and their parents are welcome to join this outing starting Saturday morning around 10 am at Falling Rock and stay for the day. Just note your attendance below and remember prospective scouts and new potential parents are free guests.

We will be cabin camping for this outing but outside during the day. Dress for the weather including good gloves for carrying wood and building Pumpkin Chuckin devices!

Take a moment and review your Scout Handbook and use this camp out to complete a few requirements! Cost for Boy Scouts and Troop 166 Adults will be $25 each; Our guests including Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts and new prospective parents are free.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Monday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

In addition to regular items, we will work on troop leadership transition.

Monday, November 26, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

December — Planning (7th)

  • The planning meeting will include Scout outing planning, adult Leadership transition planning, and new troop (girls, ventures) planning

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in October with Troop 166!

Fall is full of excitement with Troop 166! Take a close look below – we have a lot of activity coming up over the next two weeks!

And thanks to all Scouts and Adults who helped at the Bexley Community Camp Out last weekend. We got great compliments from many families!

Friday, October 5, 5 pm – Sunday, October 7, 2-2:30 pm: Battlefield Encampment Camp Out

Reminder to those attending: we are traveling to Perryville, KY to view a Civil War Reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield. Meet at the church at 5 pm. Back Sunday between 2 and 2:30 (later than usual since we are traveling ~4 hours away).

Monday, October 8. 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church

Friday, October 12. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Service Hours at Harvest Festival at Jeffrey Mansion

Two volunteer shifts. Adult and scouts needed!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201816

On Friday, October 12, we sell Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, and doughnuts at Bexley’s Annual Harvest Festival. Proceeds go to individual Scout accounts with the Troop.

Meet in the field behind Jeffrey Mansion.  Scouts should be in Class “A” uniform (shirt, pants, belt, & socks)

Dress for the weather. We will be mostly under cover, but outside.

Scouts earn money for their Scout account

Adults are also needed for supervision. I will not be available, so am putting in a slot for one leader for the event.

Emmy Haynes

Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Jack Nakasako’s Eagle Project Install on Delmar Road near Police Station

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-jack

Please join me in completing the final installation of my Eagle Project. I will be building a pollinator garden in the Bexley community garden located in North Bexley.

Class B uniform required.

Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Please bring a water bottle.

Date: 10/13/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm EDT

Location: Bexley Community Garden on Delmar in North Bexley (next to police station)

Jack Nakasako

Monday, October 15, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

In addition to regular items, we will work on troop leadership transition.

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 – 9 pm. Volunteer to support William Brotherton’s Eagle Scout Project at High School Jazz Concert

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4dabab28a7fe3-william

Help William Brotherton out with his Eagle Scout Project at the upcoming Bexley High School Jazz Band concert. He needs Scouts to handout programs, welcome people, and pass hats in the audience to collect donations. Be sure to wear full Class A Uniform. The concert will be held in the Schottenstein Theater at Bexley High School.

Date: 10/16/2018 (Tue.)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT
Location: Bexley High School

Monday, October 22, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Monday, October 29, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in September with Troop 166!

Big month ahead! Starting with tomorrow’s Court of Honor, we roll into several service hour opportunities and a big camp out. See below!

Reminder 1: tomorrow (Aug 27) we will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Reminder 2: you must complete the updated Youth Protection training by this month or risk being dropped. See e-mail from David Nakasako sent earlier today.

Reminder 3: we must sign up for the October outing by this month to secure space for this exciting Civil War reenactment outing. Please see sign-up at the end of the note!

Sunday, September 2, 4-7:30 pm. Pop Sales at Labor Day Block Party @ Jeffrey Mansion

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201813

Troop 166 has been asked to sell pop at the Bexley Labor Day Block Party. The event runs from 4-7:30 pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018 and is held at Jeffery Mansion. We need scouts to sell and parent to supervise. Scouts can choose to earn money for their Scout Account or to earn service credit hours. There are 2 shifts.

Monday, September 3. No meeting due to Labor Day

Friday, September 7, 4:30 pm – Saturday morning, September 8. Bexley Community Camp Out at Jeffrey Mansion

Earn service hours while sleeping!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201814 

This is the seventh year of the Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It’s one of the Recreation Department’s most popular events. Scouts and Adults help families set up their tents and provide directions and assistance. We supervise the evening campfires and assist in serving meals. Everyone sleeps in tents overnight and we help cleanup in the morning. We need Scouts to provide assistance and Adults to supervise. Service hours for Scouts.

Bring a tent if you have one. Class “A” uniform, please.

Monday, September 10. No meeting due to Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 17, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Friday, September 21, 6 pm – Sunday, September 23, noon: Plane Crash Camp Out!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane1
Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our next advanced outing at Woodland Trails Camp, Anthony Wayne camp site. Plane crash Search-and-Rescue is an advanced team competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, orienteering, radio communication, Wilderness First Aid, teamwork, and leadership.

As usual, meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/participant (Scout or Adult).

Because this is a simulated Rescue outing, please have High Visibility clothing that can be worn as an outer layer. This can be a shirt, jacket, or reflective vest. If you do not have one, places like WalMart or IKEA sell t-shirts or reflective vests for $3-4. This is a good safety item to keep in a car emergency kit after the weekend.

We will be *tent* camping (scouts will arrange buddies during the Monday meetings). Tenting can be cold, so make sure to have dry clothes and socks for sleeping plus a toboggan / winter hat. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and permission slip. In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, water bottle, and orienteering compass (if you have one).

Monday, September 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Battlefield Encampment October 5, 5pm – October 7, 2 pm — Need your sign up for October outing now as well!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-battlefield
Travel to Perryville, KY to view a Civil War Reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield.

This will be an incredibly exciting outing!

Tent camping with all the usual equipment required (coats, hats, rain gear, day pack, mess kit, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). October weather can be highly variable so dress appropriately and bias toward period colors (greens, tans, blues, etc.) if you have the option!

Early registration sent in the mail by September 24 (in addition to this sign-up genius) which we will be following up on!

Cost $25/scout includes visit and extra travel food. Because of the distance we will meet at 5 on Friday and be back closer to 2 on Sunday.

Date: 10/05/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 5:00pm – 5:05pm EDT

Location: Church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in August with Troop 166!

August brings us the incredibly popular Family Camp Out — this year, including invites to interested potential future scouts (boys or girls) — plus, a Court of Honor.

August is also a great opportunity to hear about our summer as everyone comes back together for the start of the school year. We can reflect on an amazing July including the 4th celebration, Northern Tier High Adventure, and our thrilling Rafting camp out.

Monday, August 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 13, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 20, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26: Family and Prospective Scout Camp Out!

Our AUGUST outing will be action packed fun for the whole family and for prospective scouts (boys and girls) and their families to come see what scouting is all about.

Recall, starting next year we have the potential to have a linked girl troop provided there is sufficient interest and support. This is a great opportunity for for siblings (boys or girls) or potential brand new future scouts to meet the troop.

Fun activities include a ROPES course that finishes with a ZIPLINE and other fun outdoor activities for the whole familyincluding a CAMPFIRE!!!

Meet at the Bexley United Methodist Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, return around 11 am on Sunday.

$25 per person includes food, activities, and a place to camp. Maximum charge of $75/family to keep this outing affordable.

Bring your own tent and camping equipment, swim suit, sleeping bag, and mess kit. Contact Mr. Czaja at ian.czaja@troop166.org if you need to borrow any equipment.

Prospective scouts and family attend for free — just let us know in the sign up how many are coming and whether you are staying overnight.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to join their Scouts on this outing to have fun and see what their scouting experience is all about. Where else can you get a weekend of fun adventure and great food for $25 each? Let’s make this a blowout attendance event!

JCC Hoover Camp and Family Park

4290 E. Walnut Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201812

Monday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Court of Honor

We will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Troop in July!

July is a very full month, building on an amazing summer camp experience at Ransburg!

Sunday, July 1: Thank you to all who participated in today’s flag ceremony at Bexley UMC!

Monday, July 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Wednesday, July 4: We have many 4th events. See sign up links!

Adults and older scouts as parade marshals from 7:45 am – 9:20. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-4thofjuly

All scouts and adults to march in the parade and to cook at the afternoon fundraiser. Meet at 9 am in the new black Class B shirt for parade, and cook out has two shifts 5-7:30 or 7:30 – 9:45 (can wear either new or older Class B for cook out). Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201810

Soda donations for afternoon fundraiser – please sign up for 2 per family, with specific type of soda shown. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201811

Monday, July 9, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, July 16, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Monday, July 23, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29: White Water Rafting trip in Ohiopyle!

For the second year in a row, we are attending the rafting camp out in Ohiopyle. Last year, this was one of the highlights of the year! It is a great outing for parents to attend with their scouts and a Ton of Fun!

We will raft in Ohiopyle. Travel out Saturday the 28th, raft the morning of the 29th and return by late evening. Parents are encouraged to attend. Preferred age is 12 and up, but they can take 11 year olds provided enough adults are on the trip.

Cost will be $120 per person, and includes a visit to a railroad museum on Saturday afternoon in route. We keep the cost of most outings very reasonable while seeking to do the adventures voted on by the Scouts. This year, for the second time in a row, the Scouts are looking to do a few higher adventure outings including this rafting trip. This was a highlight of the year last year for all the scouts and adults who attended!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20189

Monday, July 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Parent Meeting

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

August — Family Campout (25th – 26th)
September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Prepping for Northern Tier

This weekend the Northern Tier crew had a great time at the Canoe Trek Clinic at Lake Delaware.  In addition to learning valuable skills for their high adventure trip to Canada next month, they each earned the Canoeing Merit badge.  Great Job!  A special thanks goes to Mr. Robertson-Boyd for organizing and instructing this fun weekend.

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Here’s What’s Happening in the Troop for June

After a great hiking / backpacking outing in May, it is time to look forward to the end of school and Summer Camp in June!

Monday, May 28 Reminder — no meeting tonight due to Memorial Day!

Monday, June 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and important Parent Camp Information meeting!

Parents of scouts who are attending Summer Camp need to attend this meeting (regardless of whether your son is going to Ransburg or separate camps) to go over rules, logistics, drivers, etc.
Monday, June 11, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and important Parent planning meeting

Parents also need to attend June 11 planning meeting to discuss adult role transitions / future opportunities with the troop as well as 2018 priorities.

Sunday, June 17 – Saturday, June 23. Summer Camp @ Ransburg Scout Reservation

Summer camp is this week! Details will be reviewed on the June 4th meeting, and we still need a few more drivers. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-summer1

Monday, June 18 — no meeting due to Summer Camp
Monday, June 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting / Board of Review

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Look ahead: Sign up for July’s White Water Rafting trip (28th-29th)!

For the second year in a row, we are looking for early sign-up to attend the rafting camp out in Ohiopyle. Last year, this was one of the highlights of the year! It is a great outing for parents to attend with their scouts and a Ton of Fun!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20189

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (28th – 29th)
August — Family Campout (5th – 26th)
September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in May with Troop 166!

Scouts had a great adventure last month. We’re looking for another great one in May and will need plenty of help from Parents and Scouts to make it happen!

Monday, April 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Scouts will focus on requirements and preparation for this month’s outing.

Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Safety Fest Cookout volunteer and service hour opportunity @ Montrose

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-safety

On May 6th, the city is hosting the Bexley Community Safety Fest. The city will have workshops, activities, and information all focused on creating a safer Bexley. In addition to kids bike helmet giveaways, info on securing property and preventing theft, info on personal defense, and many other items of interest to creating a better safety culture, there will also be a “Kids and Cops” series of events designed to further support a great connection between our officers and the community. Join the Bexley Recreation Staff and Bexley Police Officers for a day of fun activities/games during the course of The Bexley Community Safety Fest. Games will include a kickball and dodgeball tournament! This event will be held at Montrose Elementary Playground & Gym.

The Boy Scouts have been asked to run the cook out this year. There are two shifts available. Wear your Class A uniform, and please come help!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-safety

Monday, May 7, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Friday, May 11, 6 pm – Sunday, May 15, noon (Mother’s Day!) — Plane Crash Search-and-Rescue outing, departing from the church to Woodland Trails Camp

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane

Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our next advanced outing at Woodland Trails Camp, Anthony Wayne camp site. Plane crash Search-and-Rescue is an advanced team competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, orienteering, radio communication, Wilderness First Aid, teamwork, and leadership.

As usual, meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/participant (Scout or Adult).

Because this is a simulated Rescue outing, please have High Visibility clothing that can be worn as an outer layer. This can be a shirt, jacket, or reflective vest. If you do not have one, places like WalMart or IKEA sell t-shirts or reflective vests for $3-4. This is a good safety item to keep in a car emergency kit after the weekend.

We will be *tent* camping (scouts will arrange buddies during the Mondaymeetings). Tenting can be cold, so make sure to have dry clothes and socks for sleeping plus a toboggan / winter hat. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and permission slip. In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, water bottle, and orienteering compass (if you have one).

Due to this year’s school and holiday calendar, this is the only available weekend. We will get your Scouts back to celebrate Mother’s Day afternoon!!!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane

Monday, May 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting (moved forward due to Memorial Day)

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Monday, May 21, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Monday, May 28, No Meeting due to Memorial Day!

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Night Heist Photos

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Here’s what’s happening in April with Troop 166!

Get ready for a full month of fun… see below!

Monday, April 2, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Monday, April 9, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and ALL FAMILY MEETING

All parents — new and existing — please attend this important meeting that will take place while your scouts are at their meeting.

The parent meeting will review important information for the upcoming year.
1) Recap 2017 priorities and accomplishments
2) Review how parents get involved — your help is needed!
3) 2018 priorities

We have very important new and transitioning roles to discuss. Thank you all in advance for making time for this meeting.

Friday, April 13, 6 pm – Sunday, April 15, noon — Night Heist outing, departing from the church to Camp Hugh Taylor Birch

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-night

Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our spring advanced outing at Camp Birch. “Night Heist” is an advanced clue-solving Treasure Hunt competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, night orienteering, radio communication, cryptology and code-breaking, linguistics, teamwork, and leadership.

Meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/Scout, $20/parent (plus parents will split their cost for food).

In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, and orienteering compass (if you have one). We will be cabin camping but bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and water bottle.

Note, this outing was moved a week ahead to avoid conflicts with competing high school activities on the originally scheduled date.

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-night

Sunday, April 15, 4 – 6 pm. Friends of Bexley Library Book Sale Teardown @ Library

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The Friends of the Bexley Public Library are looking for assistance to help with tearing down the spring library book sale.

They need assistance on Sunday, April 15 to tear down and move the books out of the library.

On Sunday, April 15 help is needed  from 4 PM to 6 PM

All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

Scouts, please wear a Class “B” Scout tee shirt.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mrs. Haynes
Asst. Scoutmaster
Community Events

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Monday, April 16, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Monday, April 23, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Monday, April 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

May — Plane Crash (11th – 13th)
June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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