November Caving!

It was worth the drive! 13 Scouts and 5 Adults trekked 3-1/2 hours each way to Marengo Cave in Marengo, Indiana. The tour guide put everyone’s eyes to the “test” and turned off all the lights in the cave (just for a moment) . . .   to see if anyone’s eyes would adjust to the darkness. They did not . . . not an ounce of natural light!

Live Good!

Mr. Dupler

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Special Scout Parent Meeting

Please join us for a special Scout Parent meeting on Monday, November 30th, 7:30-9:00PM

We will recap 2015 and look ahead to 2016. We are hoping to have all Scout parents attend! We are meeting in the Youth Classroom (new meeting room near our normal troop meeting area) at the Church, during the normal Troop meeting.

Mr. Dupler

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What a FUN meeting tonight!

25 Scouts strong tonight! Our Senior Scouts used the EDGE method to teach fire starting and shelter building! Great leadership SPL and PL’s!!!


Mr. Dupler

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November 9th Meeting CHANGES . . .

We have (2) meeting changes for Monday, November 9th . . .

1. Our regular Scout meeting will not be held at the church. We will meet at 7:30PM at the Clifton Shelter in Jeffrey Mansion Park (next to the pool parking lot). Scouts will be working on fire starting and building shelters and other outdoor skills! DRESS WARM!

2. We will NOT be having our parent’s meeting. The church does not have space available for us to meet on 11/9. We are working with the church to secure a room so that we can in the near future.

For those who attended the D.A.R.E. meeting tonight, please review the information and have a discussion with your family. Once complete, please schedule a time with an Adult Leader to get your requirement signed off.

A reminder to sign up for service hours for this Sunday, November 8th, 4:00-6:30PM. Click HERE to sign up.

Mr. Dupler

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Easy and FREE way to donate to Scouting!

As we all begin to plan for the holiday season, I want to let you in on a very easy and FREE way to contribute to the scouting program: AmazonSmile.

From their website:

“AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.”
(For more information/FAQs:

Here is a step-by-step guide to set Simon Kenton Council as your preferred AmazonSmile organization. The council provides numerous services to Troop 166 including summer camp programming and administration, recruitment efforts, organization of the annual popcorn sale and much more.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact me at or by phone at (614) 571-1884.

Yours in Scouting,

Brooks Clensy
Troop 166

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Last chance to signup for tomorrow’s special Troop meeting

Please signup for the special Troop Meeting here:
Mr. Fulton

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Popcorn News

Dear Scouts and Parents,

I hope that everyone has been busy in the month of October taking popcorn orders from family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, and anyone else who supports scouting!  We have one more week to take orders, so I encourage everyone to make a couple of sales this week.

I need to collect all order forms and full payment for your orders NO LATER than next Monday, November 9th.  Since we do not have a troop meeting tonight, it is crucial that everyone remember to bring their orders to the meeting on November 9th.  I will be placing our troop order with the Simon Kenton Council on Tuesday, November 10th so any orders that are not turned in on time will not be filled.

If you cannot attend the meeting on November 9th — please email me at and we can make arrangements to get your order form & payment.

So far only 5 scouts have contacted me to sign up for online sales.  If you have not signed up and would like to sell to out of town family & friends, shoot me a quick email that includes a parent’s email address and I will get you set up immediately.  It’s a very easy way to add to your individual sales!

Best of luck to all the Troop 166 scouts in the last week of our 2015 Popcorn Sale!!!

Caroline Flanigan
Popcorn Kernel

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Pie and (Ice Cream) Pints Was Full of Fun!

Thanks to everyone who came out to host our Webelos 2 guests this weekend! We enjoyed having Caleb, Spencer, John and Marty at our Pies & Ice Cream campout. 15 Scouts and 8 Adult leaders hiked to the historic Clifton Mill for amazing pie and ended our evening with all-you-can-eat ice cream from the legendary Young’s Dairy!

Below are a few photos of our campout . . .

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Mr. Dupler

Randy Dupler

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Upcoming Dates to Remember . . .

Monday, Nov. 2nd – no school (for Bexley), no meeting.

Thursday, November 5th, 6:00-7:30PM – D.A.R.E. meeting at the church. Click HERE to sign up.

Sunday, November 8th, 4:00-6:30PM, Service Hours Project, Bexley Library Sale, Bexley Public Library. Click HERE to sign up.

Monday, November 9th, Troop meeting – POPCORN ORDERS FORMS AND PAYMENTS($$$) DUE to Mrs. Flanigan!!! (popcorn will be available to deliver the week of Nov. 16th).


Saturday, November 14th – Merit Badge Super Saturday. Registration opens tonight at 8:00PM and fills up fast!

Saturday-Sunday, November 21-22, Caving Campout! Click HERE to sign up.

Friday, December 11th, Annual Planning meeting and overnight at Jeffrey Mansion, 6:00PM start (dinner is provided!). Click HERE to sign up.
Saturday, December 12th, volunteer/service hours project – Bexley Pancake Breakfast, Jeffrey Mansion. (sign up coming!)

Monday, December 14th, last Troop meeting of the year and Troop holiday party at the church!

Mr. Dupler

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Reminder: Pie and Ice Cream Campout October 23-25

Friday , October 23, 6 pm – Sunday October 25 at noon. Pie and Ice Cream campout, leaves from church
October will be a classic Troop campout: Pie and Ice Cream at Camp Birch. Promises to be beautiful fall weather!

Location: Camp Hugh Taylor Birch, 4057 Swimming Pool Rd, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

What is Pie and Ice Cream campout? It is an adventure filled day outdoors, punctuated with two special events: a lovely hike to eat pie(!) and, after dinner, a trip out for ice cream!

Scouts can either stay in a cabin (PineTree lodge) or tent camp outside the cabin. As usual, wear Class A uniforms for travel, and be sure to pack clothes appropriate to the weather. Consider a winter hat, hooded sweatshirt or jacket, raincoat, and extra socks in preparation for cool nights and chilly mornings.

This outing will be open to Webelos and their parents as well. They will be our guests in order to help them learn more about our boy scout troop.

Cost will be $30 / attendee covering all activities (including Pie and Ice Cream) as well as access to the cabin. (And if your scout is more the triple-chocolate sundae type than the single scoop type, he is welcome to bring a few extra dollars of his own money to upgrade his ice cream on Saturday night!)

We hope to see you then. Thank you to Mr. Almstedt for organizing this outing!

Click HERE to sign up

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Thank you,


Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166

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