2015 World Scout Jamboree

23rd World Scout Jamboree
Kirara-Hama, Yamaguchi, Japan

July 28thAugust 11th, 2015

Be a part of the Area 4 Contingent….Once in a Lifetime Chance to be one with the World!!

EXPERIENCE JAPAN WITH MORE THAN 30,000 SCOUTS FROM MORE THAN 160 NATIONS!
BRAND NEW ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES….
RIDE THE BULLET TRAIN
SAMPLE NEW FOODS
SWIM IN THE PACIFIC
TOUR TOKYO & YOKOHAMA AFTER THE JAMBOREE (2 DAYS)
Learn more at:      http://www.23wsj.jp

The BSA online registration system is now live.   If you know of any youth who may have interest please forward this information.  Please have them contact one of the Area Contingent Leaders listed below or email me directly.  We still have room for Youth Scouts to complete our Contingent.  Youth participants must be 14 but no older than 18 at the time of the Jamboree next year.  For more information, click on or copy and paste the link below:

 

REGISTER NOW AND GET MORE INFO AT:

http://www.scouting.org/worldjamboree.aspx

 

Area 4, which includes all of the West Virginia Councils and the Eastern half of Ohio will have one Contingent Troop.  The leaders for the Area 4 Contingent are as follows:
SCOUT MASTER:
                               Dr.Glenn Harrison, Buckskin Council
                               drglennharrison@gmail.com
                               Cell: 267-596-0489
FIRST ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                               David Madigan, Greater Cleveland Council
                               dave.madigan@sbcglobal.net
                               Cell: 440-666-9510
SECOND ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                                Ronald Hold, Greater Cleveland Council
                                rskdoh@sbcglobal.net
                                Cell: 440-665-7784
THIRD ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                                Caleb Huff, Simon Kenton Council
                                caleb.huff15@gmail.com
                                Cell: 937-403-5929
Thank you for your support,

Gary

Gary Gole

Area 4 Vice President, Outdoor Adventure

Area 4 Training Conference Chairman

Area 4 National/World Jamboree Area Coordinator

(330) 653-8620

(330) 606-5220 Cell

 
Mr. Fulton

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Adult Leader Training

Here’s a list of the current minimum courses required for Adult Leaders in the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster roles to wear the “Trained” patch:

  • Fast Start Training (online)
  • Youth Protection Training (online)
  • This is Scouting (online)
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
  • Outdoor Leader Skills

Online courses are offered at http://myscouting.org.
The programs listed below each offer more comprehensive training and cover all of the requirements. Mr. Kirschner is a graduate of Blackfoot. I attended Greenbar.

If you have questions, please talk to any trained Adult Leader.
Green Bar
http://www.greenbartraining.org/

Camp Falling Rock

September 12-14, 2014  6:30 pm – 4:30 pm

October 17-19, 2014  6:30 pm – 2:30 pm

OKAMA
http://www.okamatraining.com/

Session 1: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (8:00AM – 5:30PM)
Vineyard Community Center, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

Session 2: Saturday, October 25, 2014 (7:00AM – 8:30PM)
Camp Falling Rock (Lower Camp) Newark, Ohio

Session 3: Saturday, November 8, 2014 (Begins at 7:00AM) – Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Ends at 2:30PM)
Camp Falling Rock (Upper Camp) Newark, Ohio

17-19, 2014  6:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Blackfoot

http://www.blackfootscouttraining.com/

Session 1: Sat. Mar 7, 2015 (indoors)
Session 2: Sat/Sun  Mar 21-22, 2015 (Camp Falling Rock)
Session 3: Sat/Sun  Apr 11-12, 2015 (Camp Falling Rock)

Mr. Fulton

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September Outing – Canoeing Details

I must have money for the total cost ($65 per participant) by the end of the Troop meeting next Monday (9/15) If you are not paid by that time, you won’t be able to attend.

Here is the list of participants for the Canoeing outing:

  • Jack Z.
  • Colten P.
  • Ben C.
  • William B.
  • Tom N.
  • Jack N.
  • Charlie T.
  • Ian C.
  • Tias  A.
  • Marcus A.
  • Mr. Nakasako
  • Mr. Talbott
  • Mr. Fulton
  • Mr.  Phay
  • Mr. Almstedt
Please let me know at once if this list has changed. 

Available to drive to outing:

  • Adults listed above
Available to drive from outing:
  • Adults listed above
  • Jeff Zwick
Checks can be dropped off in my mailbox (49 N. Merkle) or brought to the Troop meeting.What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad for sleeping on the ground
  • Clothing for the weather (outdoors all day, near and in the water)
  • Dry clothes
  • Dry shoes
  • Mess gear (plate or bowl, cup, spoon and fork)
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic bags or dry bag to keep gear dry

Please read notes below from prior announcement

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Canoeing Outing Friday, Sept. 19

On Friday, Sept. 19, we’ll meet at the Church at 6 PM for our September outing, Canoeing the Scioto. We’ll get underway as soon as possible than travel to Camp Oyo, near Portsmouth, OH where we will spend the night. In the morning, we’ll have breakfast and be taken back upriver to Piketon, OH where we will put in to the water and canoe . We’ll stop for lunch along the river and in the late afternoon we’ll pitch camp along the Scioto. In the morning we’ll have breakfast and continue the remaining distant down the Scioto to it’s confluence with the Ohio River. The folks from Camp Oyo will pick us up and return us to our vehicles and we’ll drive back to Bexley, returning about noon.

This is the same route with the same outfitter that we used a couple of years ago and it was a great trip.

The cost for the outing is $65. We need a minimum of 8 participants (Scouts and Adults). The deadline for us to make the commitment to the outfitter is two weeks in advance of the date of the trip – Sept. 5th.

Some reminders:

  • We travel to and from outing in Class “A”  uniforms (shirts, belt, pants and socks)
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church on Friday
  • We’ll be tent camping, but the outfitter will provided the tents
  • Participants need a sleeping bag and mat, bowl, cup and fork, changes of clothes and shoes, and personal gear.
  • I say again, bring extra clothes and shoes
  • Gear that needs to stay dry (sleeping bag, for example) need to be in two trash bags or “dry bags”
  • Do not bring phones or electronics. Adults will have cell phones for emergencies
  • Do not bring food or shacks. Food will be provided by the outfitter. Exceptions need to be discussed with an Adult leader
  • Dress for the weather. In September, it can be hot and it can be cold. It often rains. We will be out of doors all day on Saturday.
As always, please contact me with questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Bexley Family Campout Tomorrow (Friday) Night

Here is the list of Scouts and Adults that I believe are going to be taking part in the Bexley Family Campout tomorrow evening:

Jack Z.
William B.
Jack N.
Tom N.
Ian H.
Robert D.
Eddie R.

Mrs. Brotherton
Mrs. Emch
Mr. Fulton

Please review the notes below to prepare:

  • Scouts in Class “A” uniform please (shirt, pants, belt and socks)
  • We will be fed dinner and breakfast so do not bring any food
  • Bring a water bottle
  • We will get underway at 4:30PM. Please plan to arrive then or as soon as your can thereafter.
  • You will need a sleeping bag and pad
  • Please bring a flashlight with good batteries
  • Bring a tent if you have one available, we will sort out tenting arrangements once we arrive.
  • Be aware of the weather and dress appropriately. We will be outside all evening
  • We should be done on Saturday morning between 10 and 11 AM.
  • No handheld electronics or phones. Adults will have phones for emergencies.

See notes below from the earlier announcement.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

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Bexley Community Campout – Friday, Sept. 12 

This is the third year of the very popular Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It is already sold out with a waiting list. 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 up in the morning. We need Scouts to provide assistance and Adults to supervise.  Service Hours are available to Scouts.

Mr. Fulton

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Troop Committee Meeting on Monday

Each month the Troop Committee meets to review the activities of the Troop, plan for the future and discuss any outstanding issues or concerns.

With Mr. Fulton’s announcement at the last Court of Honor, we’ll have an even more interesting set of topics to discuss than usual.

In addition to the selection of a new Scoutmaster, we’ll discuss the upcoming Popcorn Sale, planned outings and troop activities, Scout advancement, and adult participation in the Troop.

We will not be making a decision about a new Scoutmaster at this Monday’s meeting. I would expect us to discuss the process and decide about how that process will proceed. If you have any questions about the role and responsibilities of the Scoutmaster, please feel free to contact myself or Mr. Fulton.

Please let me know if there are questions. I hope to see many of you on Monday evening at 7:30 PM at the Church.

Mr. Fenimore
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An Important Announcement from Mr. Fulton

When parents thank me for what I do in Scouting, I accept their thanks but I tell them that I enjoy doing it.

At the end of this year I will have been Scoutmaster for 6 years.

Over the years that I have been with the troop, I have been to two National Jamborees, Philmont, Sea Base and I’ve just returned from my second trip to Northern Tier. I have done summer camp, July 4th, the Labor day cookout, harvest festival, and Easter Egg Hunts each year. I’ve done over 50 weekend outings.

I have had the honor to be involved in the path to Eagle of 6 young men who have completed the rank and several more who are well on their way.

As I have said before, there is a natural progression of Scouts and Adult leaders through the troop, so I have decided that while I am still enjoying it, I will be stepping aside as the Scoutmaster by the end of the year.

It is my hope that the troop committee and the chartering organization would allow me to continue with the troop in some other position, but the primary responsibility for the conduct of the outdoor program and the training of youth leaders, the primary responsibility of the Scoutmaster, will pass to someone else.

Thank you for your help, support and kind words.

 Mr. Fulton

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Troop Activities for August and September

There are lots of opportunities for fun, service and celebration over the next few weeks.

Court of Honor – Monday Aug. 25, 7:30 PM

In place of our weekly Troop Meeting, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Scouts over the past few months. We’ll have pictures of many of our events including the High Adventure trip to Northern Tier. All Parents and Scouts should plan to attend and bask in the warm glow of accomplishment. Please bring a dessert to share.

Labor Day Cookout – Sunday Aug. 31

Each Labor Day weekend, we are offered the opportunity to sell soda pop as a fund raiser for the boy’s Scout Accounts.  There are multiple shifts available. Service Hours or Scout Account money is available to Scouts.

Please sign up to donate soda pop for sale at this link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-soda3

Please sign up to sell (Scouts) and supervise (Adults) at this link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20144

Pack 166 Recruiting Night – Thursday Sept. 4

Each year, Cub Scout Pack 166 does a recruiting night and we help and support them. . Usually the Scouts engage the prospective Cub Scouts with some games while the Cub’s parents listen to information about Scouting and complete forms. We need a few Boy Scouts and a couple of adults to supervise. Event is at 7PM. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before starting time. Service Hours are available to Scouts. Signup here:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-pack

Bexley Community Campout – Friday, Sept. 12 

This is the third year of the very popular Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It is already sold out with a waiting list. 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 up in the morning. We need Scouts to provide assistance and Adults to supervise.  Service Hours are available to Scouts. Signup here:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-bexley2

Scout Recruiting at Jeffrey Mansion – Sunday, Sept. 14 & Thursday September 18

After last years’ Community Campout, the Parks and Rec. Department offered to set up Bexley Community Recruiting nights for Scouts at Jeffrey Mansion. They are scheduled as listed above. We’ll need Scouts and Adults to supervise. Service hours are available to Scouts. Signup here:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-scout1

Canoeing Outing Friday, Sept. 19

On Friday, Sept. 19, we’ll meet at the Church at 6 PM for our September outing, Canoeing the Scioto. We’ll get underway as soon as possible than travel to Camp Oyo, near Portsmouth, OH where we will spend the night. In the morning, we’ll have breakfast and be taken back upriver to Piketon, OH where we will put in to the water and canoe . We’ll stop for lunch along the river and in the late afternoon we’ll pitch camp along the Scioto. In the morning we’ll have breakfast and continue the remaining distant down the Scioto to it’s confluence with the Ohio River. The folks from Camp Oyo will pick us up and return us to our vehicles and we’ll drive back to Bexley, returning about noon.

This is the same route with the same outfitter that we used a couple of years ago and it was a great trip.

The cost for the outing is $65. We need a minimum of 8 participants (Scouts and Adults). The deadline for us to make the commitment to the outfitter is two weeks in advance of the date of the trip – Sept. 5th.

Some reminders:

  • We travel to and from outing in Class “A”  uniforms (shirts, belt, pants and socks)
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church on Friday
  • We’ll be tent camping, but the outfitter will provided the tents
  • Participants need a sleeping bag and mat, bowl, cup and fork, changes of clothes and shoes, and personal gear.
  • I say again, bring extra clothes and shoes
  • Gear that needs to stay dry (sleeping bag, for example) need to be in two trash bags or “dry bags”
  • Do not bring phones or electronics. Adults will have cell phones for emergencies
  • Do not bring food or shacks. Food will be provided by the outfitter. Exceptions need to be discussed with an Adult leader
  • Dress for the weather. In September, it can be hot and it can be cold. It often rains. We will be out of doors all day on Saturday.
We will need adults to drive and to travel with us on the trip. Please signup here:
http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-canoeing
As always, please contact me with questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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August Outing

Signup now at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20143

Our August outing, a Historical Campout, will be conducted in the Toledo area visiting sites associated with the settlement of the Ohio territory, the period of the French and Indian wars of the 18th century and the War of 1812.

We’ll meet at the Church on Friday, August 22 at 6 PM and get underway as soon as we are ready.

We will travel to Camp Miakonda Boy Scout Camp, near Toledo (about 2.5 hours away) and camp overnight in tents.

On Saturday morning after breakfast, we will visit several sites associated with the rich history of northwest Ohio and the history associated with the settlement of the area.

Fort Miami “…was a fort built on the Maumee River at the eastern edge of the present-day city of Maumee, Ohio, and southwest of the present-day city of Toledo, Ohio. It was built by the British on territory disputed between Britain and the USA…” shortly after the American Revolutionary War.

The Fallen Timbers Battlefield was the site of “… the final battle of the Northwest Indian War, a struggle between American Indian tribes affiliated with the Western Confederacy, including minor support from the British, against the United States for control of the Northwest Territory…”

Fort Meigs is a restored War of 1812 Fort. It was “…a fortification along the Maumee River in Ohio during the War of 1812. It is named in honor of Ohio governor Return J. Meigs, Jr., for his support in providing General William Henry Harrison with militia and supplies for the line of forts along the Old Northwest frontier.”

(Quotes above are from Wikipedia)

We will visit as many of the sites as time, weather, and energy permit.

Afterwards we’ll return to camp and should have time for some advancement work.

On Sunday, we’ll pack up, clean up and drive back to Bexley, arrviving back at about 11:00 am.

The cost for the outing wil be $20 which includes camping, breakfast ,lunch, and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and admission to Ft. Meigs.

Reminders:

  • We travel in class “A” uniforms (pants, shirts, socks and belts).
  • Do not bring food unless you are the person designated to buy foor for the ouring.
  • Do not bring phones or other electronics. Adults will have phones for emergencies.
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church at 6 PM on Friday.

We will need adults to drive, camp with us, and provide transportation during the day on Saturday.

Deadline for Signup is Friday, August 15.

Signup now at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20143

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Final Countdown to July 4th and Beyond

Scouts needed for Parade

We only have five Scouts committed to hand out flags at the front of the July 4th parade. We need more. If you are available, please sign up or email me and let me know. Signup is here for July 4th events: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20141

Meet at Maryland Avenue Elementary at 8:30 AM on Friday. Please wear this year’s (grey) tee shirt. if possible.

Adults and Older Scouts for Marshaling for Parade.

Meet at Maryland Avenue Elementary at 8 AM on Friday. Signup is here for July 4th events: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20141

Cookout for July 4th

Thanks to all who signed up for the cookout

Please show up at assigned times. Please don’t leave until you have been dismissed. Please wear this year’s (grey) tee shirt. if possible.

Flag Ceremony on July 6th

We were just asked today to do a flag ceremony at the 10 AM service that Bexley United Methodist. Scouts, please let me know if you are available. Class “A”, please.

Troop Meetings for July 7 and July 14.

We  only have one of the two adults that we need to provide adult supervision for Troop meeting on July 7 and July 14 while many of us are away at Northern Tier High Adventure. Without adults, I will have to cancel the meetings and it will be very difficult to plan for the July Outing. Please let me know if your can commit to supervising the Troop meeting for July 7 or July 14 or both.

July Outing  – July 25 & 26

More details soon.

 

 

Questions or concerns, please let me know.

 Mr. Fulton

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All About Summer Camp – Last Minute Notes and Reminders

All the things in my earlier email (below) still apply.

We meet at the Church on Sunday, June 22 at 1 PM. Have lunch before you arrive. The first meal at Summer Camp is dinner on Sunday.

We travel in Class “A” uniforms (Shirt, belt, pants, and socks). You will need your uniform at least once each day at camp.

Many medical forms are still outstanding. No medical form (Parts A, B, C and copy of both sides of insurance card) = No summer camp.

Pack your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen near the top as the first order of business once we gat our gear to our campsite will be our swim test.

No food is to be brought with you or kept in your tent.  Ask any of the older Scouts why.

No electronics. There will be plenty to do without them. Adults have cell phones for emergencies.

Everything on the packing list is there for a reason.

Drivers to Camp (1 PM, Sunday, June 22 at Church):

  • Mr. Fulton
  • Mr. Almstedt
  • Mr. Bryant
  • Mr. Phay
  • (Backup/Standby Mr. Bardwell)
  • (Backup/Standby – Mrs. Ramsur)

Drivers From Camp (9:30 AM Saturday, June 28 at Camp Falling Rock)

  • Mr. Fulton
  • Mr. Almstedt
  • Mr. Nakasako
  • Mr. Bryant

See you on Sunday.

Let me know if you have questions.

Mr. Fulton

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