What’s Happening in Scouting in May!

We have a TON of great activities for Scouts in May — opportunities for community service hours, camping, and FUN!

Monday, May 4, 7:30 to 9:00 PM: Troop Meeting @ Church

Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10: Philmont Crew Shakedown Hike

Saturday, May 9, 1 to 4 PM: Bexley Safety Education Day and Safety Expo
On Saturday, May 9 from 1 PM until 4 PM, Bexley will conduct it’s first Safety Education Day and Safety Expo at Cassingham Elementary School.

The Boy Scouts have been asked to sell drinks and snacks at the event. All proceeds from the sale will go into the Scout accounts of the Scouts taking part in the sale.

There are a maximum of 4 Scouts per shift for 2 shifts – please sign up as soon as you are sure you will be able to take part. Note that May 9 is the day before Mothers Day on May 10.

See more information about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065704753457653/ or here: http://www.bexley.org/safety

Adults will also be needed for supervision.

Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-bexley4

Monday, May 11, 7:30 to 9:00 PM: Troop Meeting @ Church
Friday, May 15, 6:00pm – Sunday, May 17 noon: Giant Capture the Flag outing and campout at Chief Logan Scout Reservation

Important: the Scouts have changed the May outing to a Giant Capture the Flag outing and campout. Same weekend (May 15-17).

May outing is now going to be a Giant game of Capture the Flag!

Recipe is for tent camping and Scout skills, mixed in with FUN.

We’ll be going to Chief Logan Scout Reservation — a beautiful property due South past Chillicothe.

As usual, travel back and forth in Class A uniforms and bring other clothes appropriate to the weather. (Extra warm layers for morning and late evening. Rain gear. Spare wool socks. No cotton. Water bottle and day pack to carry during the adventure!) We will be tent camping and outside all weekend. Scouts share tents and can arrange tent mates with their patrol.

We will cook in patrols. Siblings will be part of the Adult Patrol, and we are looking for an Adult Patrol Chef!

Leave from Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday

Cost will be $15 per attendee for both Scouts and Adults.

Return to Church around Noon on Sunday.

Click HERE to sign-up.
Click HERE to download a permission slip.

*Note: we ask that you sign up at least a week in advance. If you have to cancel during the last week, we respectfully ask that you still pay for the outing. By this time, the Troop has incurred the per-attendee cost of the location and your fellow Scouts have purchased food.

Monday, May 18, 7:30 to 9:00 PM: Troop Meeting and Troop Committee Meeting @ Church. Troop Committee is in Room 5

Monday, May 25: No Meeting (no school in Bexley)

Wednesday, May 27: Bexley – last day of school

And don’t forget: Summer Camp in June and Ropes Course Outing in July!
 

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

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

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Bexley Safety Education Day and Safety Expo

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On Saturday, May 9 from 1 PM until 4 PM, Bexley will conduct it’s first Safety Education Day and Safety Expo at Cassingham Elementary School.

The Boy Scouts have been asked to sell drinks and snacks at the event. All proceeds from the sale will go into the Scout accounts of the Scouts taking part in the sale.

There are a maximum of 4 Scouts per shift for 2 shifts – please sign up as soon as you are sure you will be able to take part. Note that May 9 is the day before Mothers Day on May 10.

See more information about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1065704753457653/ or here: http://www.bexley.org/safety

Adults will also be needed for supervision.

Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-bexley4

Mr. Fulton

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Congrats to John Fulton!

John Fulton 04-07-2015John was awarded the Tri-Creek District Award at the most recent Roundtable meeting. The Tri-Creek award recognizes an adult leader for their support through the years in making the Tri-Creek district and his own unit better.

 

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Summer Camp!

June 21-27th at Camp Falling Rock
Summer is right around the corner and so is summer camp. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be with your friends, learn new skills, and have a great time.

Signing Up: Click here to sign up

Add your name on Sign-Up-Genius so we know you’re going.
Bring a $25 deposit to Mr. or Mrs. Czaja at the weekly scout meeting or drop it off at 2575 Bexley Park Rd.
The remaining $225 is due 5/20/2015.

Camp Medical:

If you are going to summer camp, you must have a physical before camp. Your doctor should fill out Part C of the Annual Health and Medical Record.
Click on this link to download the PDF of the Annual Medical Record.
Your family doctor can do the physical or you can get it done at the CVS Minute Clinic.
We need the medical records of all scouts attending camp by 6/1.

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

Thank you,

Katya Czaja
Assistant Scoutmaster
katya.czaja@troop166.org
734-660-0007

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Community Service Opportunities

Two service opportunities are upcoming that may be of interest.

They will not be Scout Troop events, so parents will need to coordinate transportation and supervision, but the Troop will award service hours to those taking part in these community events.

Please let me know if you have questions about Troop Involvement or service hours. Follow the contact information directions for information about the events.

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Greater Bexley Cleanup – 2015

Join us on Saturday, April 18 at 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. for the Greater Bexley Cleanup! We have a great selection of businesses that will be onsite at the Gateway South parking lot to take donations– Goodwill (electronics, books, clothes, etc), Batteries Plus (including car batteries), DARN (bicycles for families in need), and ShredIt.

If you’d like to volunteer to help with our community cleanup, our online signup form will be live soon. Volunteers will congregate at Pumphouse Park at 9:00 am, and the volunteer cookout will be from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Hope you can join us!
Schedule of Events:

April 17:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Early drop off of household items at Bexley City Hall

April 18:
8:30 am: Drop-off point opens at Gateway South parking lot
9:00 am: Volunteer check-in at Pumphouse Park
11:00 am: Drop-off point closes at Gateway South
11:00 am: Volunteer cookout at Pumphouse Park

http://www.bexley.org/cleanup

https://www.facebook.com/greaterbexleycleanup?fref=ts
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Bexley Public Library – Friends of the Library Book Sale

3/22/15
I’m reaching out to the BSA and Girl Scout troops in Bexley to see if anyone is interested in service hours.

I am coordinating volunteers for the Friends of the Bexley Public Library Book Sale this spring.

We need to move more than a thousand books from one room to another and then move them out of the library after the sale.

The BHS Key Club helped a lot last fall.  I’m hoping to get some scouts out this spring.

We need volunteers on Sunday, April 26 from 12:30 to 3:30 and on Sunday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  We are taking volunteers for other days on our membership sign up form: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aa9aa28a0f94-spring1.  But our greatest need is at set up and clean up because our members are mostly retired and this is very hard work for our membership.  Without the students help, this work takes us many days!

We usually offer two books to the volunteers to thank them for helping out.

I will be on site to coordinate everything.  (I have my Youth Protection training.)  I can sign off on their hours.

Thank you for considering!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Bob Robertson-Boyd

614-329-2008
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Mr. Fulton

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Cat and Mouse – March 2015

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Sign Up Now for Easter Egg Hunt!

Click here to sign up for Easter Egg Hunt: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20154

On the Saturday before Easter (this year on April 4) we assist the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department to conduct the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We gather (in uniform) at 10 AM to set up the field and hide the eggs. We assist with marshaling the crowds and then do cleanup after the event. We’ll also need adults (parents and uniformed leaders) to supervise. The Easter Egg Hunt goes on rain or shine, so watch the weather to determine how warmly to dress or if rain gear is needed.

Scouts earn service hours for their time helping with the event.

DATE: 4/4/2015 (Sat 10:00AM – 12:30PM)

LOCATION: Jeffrey Park

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Click here to sign up for Easter Egg Hunt: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20154

Mr. Fulton

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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

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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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