A Cool Opportunity – Beekeeping Project Kick off is scheduled for May 21st!

Bexley Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are launching an ambitious, year-round joint venture to establish and care for two bee hives in Bexley, and harvest and market the honey.  The program will be funded by a Bexley Community Foundation grant and guided by the Stratford Ecological Center.

Following a special May 21 kickoff event, several Boy Scouts will be selected to lead the project and enroll in an intensive, 9-session, 18-week apprenticeship program at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware County. Boy Scouts interested in leading the beekeeping project should attend the May 21 event and afterward fill out an application and interview for consideration.  The grant will fund their tuition.

All Scouts are encouraged to attend the kickoff event.  The project will be a team effort by all Cub Scouts from Pack 166 and Boy Scouts from Troop 166.  After the May 21 event, two hives will be relocated from Stratford to Bexley for the Scouts.  Dave Noble, a Bexley resident and Stratford apiarist, is mentoring the Scout project.

A huge thank you to Mr. Dutton for securing the grant to initiate this project!

Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-beekeeping. (Please make a note if your Scout needs a ride. We may organize a carpool depending on need).

 

Mr. Dupler & Mr. Dutton

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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

Read below for May’s recipe for Fun!

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

Monday, May 9, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Friday, May 13 at 6 pm – Sunday, May 15 at Noon. May Campout: Star Wars themed Camporee

Camp Falling Rock

Cost $25 / person. Tent camping — bring clothes appropriate to the weather conditions (prepare for chilly damp mornings and chances of both rain and sun).

Leave from the church at 6 pm Friday; return around noon Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

This will be a round robin style competition with scout skills and Star Wars themes including 22 rifles, fire building, orienteering, outdoor games, knots and lashings, and signaling / morris code.

Note: we must close the sign-up for this event by Tuesday, May 10 in order for the camporee to plan final attendance and camp spot assignments.

We also continue to invite all adults to join us on outings so we can be sure to help our Scouts enjoy their monthly opportunity to get outside — one of the highlights of scouting! There are links at the bottom of the e-mail for packing lists, permission forms, and adult Youth Protection training. And as always, if you our your Scout needs to borrow any camping equipment (pads, tents, sleeping bag, etc.) just let me know!

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201610

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

Saturday, May 21, 8 am – 4 pm, potential day outing to the Dayton Hamfest (the largest amateur radio and hobby electronics convention in the country). Mr. Almstedt is investigating logistics for this exciting STEM activity. More details to come.

Monday, May 23, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review (At the Board of Review Scouts who are ready to earn their next rank meet with a committee of uniformed adults to review their accomplishments)

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day — No Meeting

See below for links to download a permission slip and a packing checklist.

Outings for the rest of the year listed below:

May 13 – 15: Star Wars Camporee / Shooting and Competition Campout (new date!)
June 17 – 19: Scout Games Campout (and potential rockets re-schedule date)
July 10 – 16: Summer Camp
August 26 – 28: Ropes Course Family Campout
September 16 – 18: Canoeing Campout
October 14 – 16: Backpacking Campout
November 18 – 20: Pumpkin Chuckin’ Campout
December 9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org
cell: 860.803.1918

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Here’s what’s happening for the rest of April with Troop 166!

Cat and Mouse Camp Out started April off with wild weather and great fun. So much more to come this month — plenty of opportunities for service hours, camping, and even more fun… see below!

Saturday, April 9, 9 am. COSI submarine exhibit ribbon-cutting
Open to all scouts; those who donated time to work on the exhibit are especially encouraged to attend. Class A uniform. Meet by the submarine exhibit at COSI at 9 am. See Mr. Almstedt for details (nik@sentekcorp.com)

Saturday, April 9, 11 am – 1 pm. Friends of Bexley Library service hours opportunity: set up book sale

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

They need assistance on Saturday, April 9 to set up the sale from 11 AM to 1 pm.  All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

Scouts, please wear this year’s Class “B” Scout tee shirt.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Monday, April 11, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Sunday, April 17, 4 pm – 6 pm. Friends of Bexley Library service hours opportunity: tear down book sale

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

They need assistance on Sunday, April 17 from 4 PM to 6 PM to tear down and move the books out of the library. All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

Scouts, please wear this year’s Class “B” Scout tee shirt.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Monday, April 18, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church, and Troop Committee Meeting
We will use Monday’s meeting to build rockets for the coming weekend’s campout (see below), so please sign up to enable us to plan to purchase the right number of rockets.
Friday, April 22, 6 pm – Sunday, April 24, noon. Rockets Camp Out

Join us for a weekend of fun at our Rockets campout at camp falling rock!

Scouts will enjoy building and firing off model rockets as part of this campout.

Meet at the Church at 6 pm. Travel to and from the campout in Class A uniform. Price $30 will include the cost of a rocket to launch.

Click to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20169
Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 5 pm (open drop in). Money Smart scout program at Bexley Library

Announcement: kids and families are invited to stop by anytime for fun activities that will help them become “money smart.” Complete them all and receive a Money Smart button! An alternative to the rockets campout, this activity is open to any families that decide not to go on the campout and is also suitable for younger siblings — no scout affiliation required!

Monday, April 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review (At the Board of Review Scouts who are ready to earn their next rank meet with a committee of uniformed adults to review their accomplishments)

See below for links to download a permission slip and a packing checklist.

Outings for the rest of the year listed below:

April 22 – April 24: Rockets Campout
May 13 – 15: Shooting Campout (new date!)
June 17 – 19: Scout Games Campout
July 10 – 16: Summer Camp
August 26 – 28: Ropes Course Family Campout
September 16 – 18: Canoeing Campout
October 14 – 16: Backpacking Campout
November 18 – 20: Pumpkin Chuckin’ Campout
December 9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org
cell: 860.803.1918

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Cat and Mouse Outing – Wild Weather!

Sunshine + Rain + Hail + Snow + Wind

Cat & Mouse 2016 goes down in the record book as a “wild weather” weekend! From 60 degrees and sunshine to a blizzard all within 24 hours, our Troop had to be prepared for it all! 20 Scouts and 7 Adult leaders enjoyed an “unexpected” experience!

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Mr. Dupler

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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Sign Up Now for Easter Egg Hunt!

Click here to sign up for Easter Egg Hunt: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20167
  

On the Saturday before Easter (this year on March 26) we assist the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department to conduct the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We gather (in uniform) at 9:30AM to set up the field and hide the eggs. (Time was previously 10 AM, but we moved it 1/2 hour earlier to finish in time).

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: 3/26//2016 (Sat 9:30AM – 12:30PM)

LOCATION: Jeffrey Park

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.
Click here to sign up for Easter Egg Hunt: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20167
Mr. Fulton

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Eagle Project in the News

In case you missed it, there was a very nice article and picture in the latest copy of This Week – Bexley News about Charlie’s Eagle Project:  http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/bexley/news/2016/02/22/instrumental-initiative.html .

Charlie’s project was also featured on 10TV News:  http://bit.ly/1mNx5OS .  Congratulations Charlie on all the publicity for what is obviously a very important project for you and the entire community!

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Mad River Ski Outing

Several adult leaders, scouts and family members braved 60 degree temperatures at the ski outing this past weekend and had a blast!  Many thanks to Mr. Hunley for organizing the event and the other adult leaders and families for participating in scout day at Mad River.

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We Survived Winter Survival!

And had a blast building Shelters! 12 Scouts and 6 Adult leaders braved the winter weather this past weekend. Congratulations to Ian Hunley, William Brotherton, Tom Nakasako, Nik Czaja, Ian Czaja, Dave Nakasako, James Hunley and John Phay for sleeping outside the entire night!

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Reminder: Register for Winter Survival Campout!

Don’t miss this cool (literally) campout! We are finalizing the camper roster tomorrow night at the Troop meeting. Please register for this weekend’s Winter Survival campout, Jan. 15-17th. (We will have a cabin option for sleeping).

register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-2016

Mr. Dupler

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 16

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Welcome Back! Here’s what’s happening in January

Monday, January 4, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Monday, January 11, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church, and Troop Committee meeting

Friday, January 15, 6 pm @ church, returning Sunday at noon: winter survival campout

On this outing, scouts will be outside practicing winter survival scout skills. They will have the option of camping outside. (Cabin camping will also be available).

Cost $20 / person.

Click to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-2016 

Monday, January 18. No meeting this week due to Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church, and Board of Review

For those who like to get their calendars organized for 2016, here’s the proposed list of outings and dates for the year:

January 15 – 17: Winter Survival Campout
February 21: Mad River Family Ski Day
April 1 – 3: Cat and Mouse Campout
April 22 – 24: Rockets Campout
May 20 – 22: Scout Games Campout
June 17 – 19: Shooting Campout
July 10 – 16: Summer Camp
August 19 – 21: Ropes Course Family Campout
September 16 – 18: Canoeing Campout
October 14 – 16: Backpacking Campout
November 18 – 20: Pumpkin Chuckin’ Campout
December 9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org
cell: 860.803.1918

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