2015 Scout Sunday

Signup for Scout Sunday here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20151 

Please set aside the morning of Sunday, February 8 for a special family Scouting event.

For 51 weeks each year, Bexley United Methodist Church (BUMC) provides the Troop with a home – a place to meet, utilities, and janitorial services to mention the most obvious.

Once each year the Church is asked to be our Chartering Organization – to take responsibility for us and to stand behind our program and choices and activities for the year. Without a Chartering Organization, there would be no Troop.

Once each year, the Church asks that we show our support for the Church by participating in services on one day, Scout Sunday.

This year Scout Sunday is on Sunday, February 8. We have been asked to participate in both the 9:00 AM and the 11:00 AM services.

Families and Scouts are encouraged to attend. Scouts will be wearing their Class “A” uniform.

What if I’m not a member of BUMC? What if I’m not Methodist?

Not a problem. You are not being asked to join the church, only to show your support for the Troop and for the Church which makes the existence of the Troop possible.

Please join us on Sunday, February 8 for one or both services as we say “Thank You” to BUMC for their continuing support.

Signup for Scout Sunday here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20151 

Please contact me with questions.

 Mr. Fulton
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Klondike 2015 Sign Up!

You have been invited by Troop 166 to sign up for “2015 Klondike Derby Jan. 30 – Feb. 2.” Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet and learn more about the event!

To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-2015/1931694

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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What’s happening in January 2015 . . .

Scouts,

Welcome back from Holiday break! We are looking forward to a great year of events, volunteering and achievement. Thanks to everyone who attended our planning meeting in December and volunteered at the Pancake Breakfast. Below is a list of our events for January . . .

1/5: Troop meeting
1/12: Troop meeting + Parent/Troop Committee meeting
1/19: No Troop meeting (MLK-no school)
1/26: Troop meeting + Board of Review + Parent/Troop Committee meeting
1/30-2/1: Klondike winter outing. A sign up will be posted soon for this outing!

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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Congratulations!

Harrison Dupler and Jack Zwick are featured on the cover photo of the new Bexley Recreation and Parks program brochure.

They will be happy to autograph copies at our next Troop meeting on January 5.

Happy New Year to all.

Mr. Fulton

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Many Thanks for Last Evening

As most of you likely know by now, I’m seldom at a loss of words, but the outpouring of thanks and kind words last evening leaves me searching for words to express my thanks.

I deeply appreciate the efforts of many to make last evening a memory that I will cherish. My special thanks to my step-son Chris for all his work to help coordinate the event last night.

Most heartening is the opportunity to end my stewardship on a high note, with a new and heightened level of Scout and parental involvement in the life of the Troop.

I’ll be back in January as an Assistant Scoutmaster under the able leadership of Mr. Dupler. I’m looking forward to another great year of Scouting.

Encourage your Scouts to make good use of the time they have over the Holiday break and try to spend some time outdoors. It’s a great season.

Mr. Fulton

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What’s left in December?

December Outing – 2015 Planning

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

December outing is designated for Scouts to plan the following year. Scouts will plan camp outs/events for 2015.

We will meet at Jeffrey Mansion on Friday evening, December 12th, at 6:00 PM. Dinner and snacks will be provided. Once Scouts complete the planning session, they plan to play board games and watch movies . . .   feel free to bring your favorite board game and/or movie. Please bring a sleeping bag and pad as we will be sleeping at Jeffrey Mansion on the floor.

There is no charge for the December planning outing.

Personal electronics are not welcomed at this outing. Adult will have cell phones for emergencies.

Scouts not planning to stay for the Pancake breakfast should plan to depart by about 7 AM on Saturday.

Community Service – Pancake Breakfast

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

Scouts will be volunteering at Bexley’s annual pancake breakfast celebration . . .   all volunteers receive FREE pancakes!

We will serve as “cleanup” and “setup” at the Bexley Historical Society Pancake Breakfast.

Class “A” Uniforms, please.

Our outing ends around 11:30 AM on Saturday, 12/13, once we complete the clean up for the Pancake breakfast.

Final Troop Meeting of 2015

Monday 12/15 is the final Troop meeting of they year – a Holiday Party

  • White Elephant Gift – Scouts please bring a wrapped gift worth $7 or less for exchange. Bring a gift that you would like to receive. Odd or quirky? Yes. Junk or trash? No.
  • Parents, please come
  • Please bring a dessert to share, we’ll provide drinks

Adults Please note:

Adults are welcome to observe the planning process and spend the evening with the Adults leaders or stay overnight.

WE need additional adults to supervise the Scouts during the Pancake Breakfast.

Signup and view list of scouts and adults taking part in Planning Outing and Pnacake Breakfast here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-december

Please contact me if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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November Outing . . . PUMPKIN CHUCKIN’!!!

Please join us for our Annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ campout! November 21-23, 2014. In Troop 166 tradition, we have invited the Webelos 2 to join us on this outing! Please register and find more information at . . .

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-november1

Both Scouts and Parents are encouraged to join us!

Cost for Scouts will be $35.

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster-Elect
Troop 166

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Due are Now Due for 2015

Parents and Scouts –

Once again it is time for our troop to recharter and for me to collect our annual dues. This year our dues will be $70 (the same as last year). Payment may be made either in cash or by check payable to Troop 166. I am asking that all dues are paid NO LATER THAN Monday, November 24, 2014. You may bring your payment to a scout meeting or drop it off at my house: 97 S. Dawson Avenue in Bexley.

I thought you might be interested in how your dues are allocated:

  • BSA National dues and Boys Life 50%
  • Troop T-shirt 20%
  • Advancement (merit badges, etc.) 15%
  • Troop gear (propane, rope, etc.) 8%
  • Camping expenses not covered 7%

Dues for adults is $24. Also payable to Troop 166. Same deadline.

Council has a very strict deadline this year. I need the information and money no later than Monday, November 24, 2014, in order for me to register the troop.

Each year, our troop’s treasurer prepares a budget against which we track our income and expenses. We discuss his report at our monthly troop committee meetings (usually third Monday of the month during scouts). If you have any questions, please let me, Mr. Dupler, Mr. Fulton, or Mr. Fenimore know.

Anyone who wants to be registered NEXT YEAR must pay.

Thank you,

Mrs. Kirschner

Evelyn Kirschner
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 166

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Sunday New York Times Article . . .

Mr. Flanigan ask that I share this great article from this past weekend in the New York Times!

A Manual for Life

The author credits the official guide of the Boy Scouts of America for his secondary education.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/09/books/review/a-manual-for-life.html?mwrsm=Email

Enjoy!
Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster-Elect
Troop 166

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It is an honor…

I am honored to be stepping into the Scoutmaster role for Troop 166.  Mr. Fulton has left big shoes to fill, so I’m very excited that many of our parents, along with Mr. Fulton, are committed to help.  And as Mr. Fulton said, he and I will be working on the details of the transition.  We have a great group of young men and I look forward to supporting them achieve their Scout goals; and most of all, have fun throughout the journey!

If you are interested in helping in any way (big or small), please send me an email or feel free to call me.

Mr. Dupler

Randy Dupler
Scoutmaster-Elect
Troop 166

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Randy Dupler
e. duplerr@dupleroffice.com
m. 614.578.7955
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