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

Hope everybody had a great Labor Day weekend. We’ve got a packed agenda in September with the troop!

Monday, September 4 — no meeting tonight, due to Labor Day

Friday, September 8 – Saturday, September 9 Service Hours @ Bexley Community Camp Out
This is the sixth year of the Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It is one of the Recreation Department’s most popular events.  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 for Scouts.

Arrive around 4:30 pm on Friday. Stay until clean up is done on Saturday, around 11 am.

Bring a tent if you have one. Class “A” uniform, please. If you have to arrive late or leave early, please note that on the sign up.

Click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201718

Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10: Simon Kenton adult Canoe Clinic

Just a reminder for those adults planning on attending 2018 Northern Tier who coordinated with Mr. Nakasako to attend this clinic.

Monday, September 11, 7:30 – 9 pm. Court of Honor @ church

Tonight’s Scout meeting is a Court of Honor in which we celebrate the many achievements of the individual scouts and the troop. Scouts are required to wear their Class A uniforms, and their Order of the Arrow sash if they are members. Family and extended family are invited too — please bring a dessert to be shared.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 162 – 6 pm. Popcorn Sale slots at Bexley Library and CVS
The troop will be participating in the popcorn sale this year, which begins on September 16th.  More information will be available at the September 11thmeeting about individual sales.  We will also have the opportunity for scouts to earn additional money for their scout accounts through selling popcorn at CVS and at the Bexley Public Library.

Sales will take place on Saturday September 16th and Saturday September 23rd from 2pm – 6 pm each day.  Please sign up for a two hour shift either/both dates.  We would like to have two adults at each site as well to supervise.  We will have the popcorn available to sell on site with payment collected at that time.  For the first shift each day, all will meet at CVS for instructions at 2pmand then take popcorn over to the sidewalk in front of the library.

Based on the sales level for each day, we will calculate the total popcorn sold per hour and apply that to each scout’s total sales for each hour they work.  Of the total popcorn sales (their individual calculated amount plus their own individual sales) one-third of the sales total will be applied to their Scout Account!  Any questions, email Jennifer Osburn at jenny_osburn@yahoo.com.

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

Monday, September 18, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee meeting

Troop Committee members should make every attempt to attend this month’s Troop Committee meeting. We will use the session to look ahead to the coming years focusing on establishing multi-year goals to help us take the troop to the next level! All interested adults are welcome to attend, regardless of whether you are currently in the Troop Committee.

Saturday, September 232 – 6 pm. Popcorn Sale slots at Bexley Library and CVS

See description above. Click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-popcorn

Monday, September 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church, Board of Review, plus Senior Patrol Leader elections and appointments

Today’s meeting will be used to elect the Senior Patrol Leader as well as appoint those into other Key leadership positions. Scouts should be sure to attend if you are seeking one of these roles, and be prepared to give a brief speech regarding your qualifications for your desired position.

The Board of Review takes place every month, and it allows those Scouts who have completed all their other rank requirements to complete a final review with uniformed adults to earn their rank.

Friday, September 29, 6 pm – Sunday, October 1, 4 pm. Canoe Camp Out!
This year’s canoe camp out will take place at the end of the month. We will travel to Camp Oyo on Friday night where we can get outfitted, shuttle half the vehicles (and all the Scouts and Adults) to Piketon to launch into the Scioto on Saturday morning, and head down towards Portsmouth. On Sunday between noon and 2 pm, we will exit the river and head back to Columbus, picking up the remaining cars in Piketon on the way home.

For this trip, Camp Oyo will provide tents, canoes, and food. Scouts and Adults need to bring personal gear (including sleeping bags, pads, and mess kits) along with clothes that can get wet (swim suits, water shoes, short sleeve shirt, fleece top, hat, sunscreen). Please only those Scouts classified Swimmer for this trip. If you did not get an opportunity to complete your Swimmer classification at summer camp, contact Mr. Czaja ASAP.

Adults, please plan on attending and driving for this trip. We will need more vehicles than usual so we can use half the cars to get to from Oyo the departure point on Saturday morning, and the other half to collect everybody at the exit point on Sunday afternoon.

Cost is being finalized but is estimated to be $70-75/person.

Click here to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-canoeing1

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year:

October 20-23: Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

Can you believe school is right around the corner? Not to worry, we’ve got a great month ahead in Scouting, including our annual Family Campout — fun activities for everybody in your family and an opportunity to watch your Scout in action!

Monday, July 31, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

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

Monday, August 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Saturday, August 19, 10 am – Sunday, August 20, 11 am. Family Camp Out!

Our AUGUST outing will be action packed with a ROPES course that finishes with a ZIPLINE, kayaks, and other fun outdoor activities for the whole family including a CAMPFIRE!!!

Meet at the Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, return around 11 am on Sunday.

$25 per person includes food, activities, and a place to camp. Bring your own tent and camping equipment, swim suit, sleeping bag, and mess kit. Contact Mr. Czaja at ian.czaja@troop166.org if you need to borrow any equipment.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to join their Scouts on this outing to have fun and see what their scouting experience is all about. Where else can you get a weekend of fun adventure and great food for $25 each? Let’s make this a blowout attendance event!

JCC Hoover Camp and Family Park

4290 E. Walnut Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Please sign up early so we can get an accurate count for the support staff.

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201716

Monday, August 21, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee meeting

Monday, August 28, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review
The Board of Review takes place every month, and it allows those Scouts who have completed all their other rank requirements to complete a final review with uniformed adults to earn their rank.

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year:

September 29 – October 1: Canoeing
October 20-23: Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

This month will be filled with July 4 celebrations and summer camp! See below for details.

Tonight, July 3, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Reminder — we do have a scout meeting tonight! Please come to tonight’s meeting to get important final details on Summer Camp and on tomorrow’s July 4 activities!

Tuesday, July 4 — multiple events!

As mentioned by Mr. Fulton and Mr. Dupler, we have a lot going on tomorrow:

Parade marshaling: Corner of Maryland Ave. and N. Remington Rd. at 7:30 AM (this is 1/2 hour earlier than previously planned at the request of the parade organizers)

Participants in the parade: Corner of Maryland Ave. and N. Remington Rd. at 9:00 AM. Class “A” Uniform, please.

Cookout: Front lawn at Capital University (along Mian Street). Two shifts. First shift is 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Second Shift is 7:30 PM o 9:30 PMSTART TIME OF FIRST SHIFT IS 30 minutes earlier than originally planned, at the request of the organizers. We need to start serving by 5:30 PM. Class “B” uniform for Scouts.

Soda pop — if you haven’t already, please deliver today to the Bruegge-Fulton household at 49 N. Merkle Rd (between Broad and Denver). Drop off inside of the enclosed back porch at the rear of the house. The porch is covered. Soda can be left on the floor just inside of the door.

Sign up links:

Sign up here for Parade Marshalling (adults and older Scouts): 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201713

Sign up here for the Parade and the Cook-out (adults and Scouts):
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201714

Sign up here for Soda (pop) donations (each Scout Family, please):
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201712

SundayJuly 9 @ noon @ church – Saturday, July 15: Summer Camp!

Quick reminder from Mr. Neff:  make sure that you get me your son’s completed health forms prior to arriving Sunday at the church to leave for summer camp. If the entire form is not completed, and a copy of your insurance card(s) provided, your son will not be able to attend camp. This is a Boy Scout requirement. I’d rather get these sooner than later, so that we aren’t trying to track down missing items on the day the boys leave for camp.

The Boy Scout Medical Form can be found here: http://www.skcscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/New-medical-forms.pdf. This is required for all participants (Scouts and adult leaders). Parts A & B should be completed by you and part C needs to be completed (and signed by) a physician or nurse practitioner. It is important that this entire form is completed and that a photocopy of your insurance card is provided.

Please ensure this is given to me in a hard copy form, as I will not have the time to print everyone’s forms.
Please Sign Up Here to be a driver: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-drivers1

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

Thank you,

Shane Neff
Assistant Scoutmaster
shane.neff@troop166.org
614-464-7677

Monday, July 10, no meeting due to summer camp

Monday, July 17, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee meeting

Monday, July 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review
The Board of Review takes place every month, and it allows those Scouts who have completed all their other rank requirements to complete a final review with uniformed adults to earn their rank.

Monday, July 31, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year:

August 18-20: Family Campout
September 29 – October 1: Canoeing
October 20-23: Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

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Here’s What’s Happening in June

We’ve got a great month of activities in June! See below for details.

Monday, June 5, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Monday, June 12, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Jeffrey Mansion
(note different location for this week’s meeting!)

Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18: Rafting Outing in Ohiopyle

Sign up for this outing is already locked in. Continue to talk to Mr. Czaja if you are attending and have any questions. For those who are not attending, there are other great activities happening this weekend as listed below.

Sunday, June 18, 2 – 3 pm. Beehive Check-up @ hives by the Bexley police station

Service Hours opportunity: Troop 166 is responsible for checking on the Bexley bee hives every two weeks, on Sunday. We have a Bee Committee set up to lead this initiative. All Scouts and Adult Leaders are invited to participate throughout the summer.

The bee hives are located across the street from the Bexley Police dept. on Delmar.

Scouts will inspect the hives and ensure the health of the bee colony.

Location: Delmar Rd near Bexley Police Dept., 559 N. Cassingham Rd.

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

Monday, June 19, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee meeting

Sunday, June 24, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Pollinator Palooza @ Franklin Park Conservatory

Service Hours opportunity: Troop 166 is invited to help host a table with Stratford Ecological Center at Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory.

We will help set up, host and tear down the table with Mr. Noble.

We have (2) 2-1/2 hour slots for service hours to be earned.

Date: 06/24/2017 (Sat.)
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory

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

Monday, June 26, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review
The Board of Review takes place every month, and it allows those Scouts who have completed all their other rank requirements to complete a final review with uniformed adults to earn their rank.

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year:

July 9-15: Summer Camp
August 18-20: Family Campout
September 29 – October 1: Canoeing
October 20-23: Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

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

We’ve got a great month of activities in April! See below for details.

Monday, April 3, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Elections

All Scouts should join us tomorrow night to vote for the Senior Patrol Leader and other Scout leaders for the next 6 months.

Sunday, April 9, 4 – 6 pm. Friends of Bexley Public Library — Service Hours Opportunity
Scouts earn service hours helping to tear down the Friends of Bexley Public Library Book Sale, and all volunteers are welcome to take two books for every hour they work. Please wear your “Class B” Scout tee shirt.
Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20178

Monday, April 10, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Saturday, April 15. Easter Egg Hunt @ Jeffrey Mansion
Another opportunity to earn service hours. On the Saturday before Easter we assist the Bexley Recreation and Parks Department to conduct the annual Easter Egg Hunt. We gather (in uniform) at 9:30 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.

Details to follow in a separate e-mail.

Monday, April 17, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting

Friday, April 21, 6 pmSunday, April 23, Noon. Scout Games Camp Out!

April is the Scout Games camp out. Scouts will enjoy various games and activities that test Scout skills and let the younger Scouts learn new skills from the older Scouts!

Meet at church 6 pm on Friday for departure. Outing is at the Lakota campsite at Chief Logan Scout Reservation. Return to church around noon on Sunday.

Parents are always welcome on every camp out. Because the size of our troop as swelled, we will definitely need 6 adults to either stay or drive.

Cost: $15/person

Meet Friday at 6 pm at Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around noon

Location: Chief Logan Reservation — see sign up for location details.

As usual, travel in Class A uniforms and plan appropriate clothing for the weather.

This will be our first tent camping outing for the year, so pay attention to the weather leading up to the weekend!

If this is your first tent camping outing with the troop, be sure to pack warmer than you think (it always feels colder at night and in early mornings than you think — a winter hat, light jacket, and rain coat make sense almost year round). If you need any camping items, just ask one of the troop adult leaders — the troop has extras of almost everything on hand.

Recommended packing checklist link, trip permission slip link, and other handy links are at the bottom of this e-mail.

Recipe for Success = FUN!!!

Signup at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20177

Monday, April 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review
The Board of Review takes place every month, and it allows those Scouts who have completed all their other rank requirements to complete a final review with uniformed adults to earn their rank.

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year — with some dates still being finalized:

May 19-21: Iron Chef
June (date being finalized): White Water
July 9-15: Summer Camp
August (date TBD): Family Campout
September (date TBD): Canoeing
October (date TBD): Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

Welcome new Scouts and Scout Parents! Here’s looking ahead to another great month in Scouting!

We’ve already enjoyed welcoming new parents and Scouts to their first meeting. Here’s what else is planned for the rest of the month.

Monday, March 13, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Court of Honor

We invite you to come to our Court of Honor on Monday, March 13th, at 7:30 pm, in the fellowship hall (our usual meeting place) at the Bexley United Methodist Church. We will be celebrating many achievements for individual scouts and the troop. Scouts are required to wear their class A uniforms, and if they are members of the Order of the Arrow, we ask them to please wear their OA sash. Family and extended family are invited too. For those attending, please bring a dessert to be shared with other scouts and their families.

Monday, March 20 — no meeting. Bexley schools spring break

Monday, March 27, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Friday, March 31, 6 pmSunday, April 2, Noon. Cat and Mouse Camp Out!

Meet at church 6 pm on Friday for departure. Outing is at the ScoutMaster Cabin, Camp Falling Rock. Return to church around noon on Sunday.

Welcome our new incoming Scouts and their parents to their first official camp out! Cabin camp overnight on Friday and Saturday. Scouts spend Saturday playing Cat & Mouse — a version of hide and go seek that includes elements of map reading, orienteering and radio communications.

Parents are always welcome on every camp out.

Cost: $20/person

Meet Friday at 6 pm at Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around noon

PACKING INFO

Travel in Class A uniforms. Bring warm clothes appropriate to the weather — always bring more layers than you think you might need including hat, gloves, etc. We will sleep in a cabin but you will want a sleeping bag and warm, dry clothes, socks, etc. to sleep in. The troop has extra gear for any scouts or adults who need to borrow something.

Recommended packing checklist link, trip permission slip link, and other handy links are at the bottom of this e-mail.

Recipe for Success = FUN!!!

Signup at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20175

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year — with some dates still being finalized:

April (date being finalized): Scout Games
May 19-21: Iron Chef
June (date being finalized): White Water
July 9-15: Summer Camp
August (date TBD): Family Campout
September (date TBD): Canoeing
October (date TBD): Backpacking
November 17-19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org

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

Here’s looking ahead to another great month!

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

Monday, February 6, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Sunday, February 12 – optional Mad River Mountain Ski Day

Note: this is not a Troop outing, but as part of Simon Kenton Council, scouts and their families can take advantage of special pricing. $45/person for lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental, one hour group lesson, plus snow tubing. Or $20/person for snow tubing only. Choose from 9 am – 4pm or 4pm – 9:30 pm slots.

Must individually register by February 8 to get special pricing. Go to: http://www.SkiMadRiver.com/signup.html, select the “Club Login” link, then enter club name “skc” and password “skiday17”.

Monday, February 13, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting

Friday, February 17, 6 pmSunday, February 19, noon. Winter Survival Campout! Depart and arrive from church

Scouts will spend the weekend at Camp Falling Rock, constructing Winter Survival shelters (using tarps, wood, leaves, or snow depending on the weather). Scouts can choose to sleep outside in their shelters, tents, or optionally in a nearby cabin.

Cost: $20/person.

Location: Camp Falling Rock, Scoutmaster’s Lodge

Schedule

Meet Friday at 6 pm at Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around noon

PACKING INFO

Travel in Class A uniforms. Bring warm clothes appropriate to the weather. Those planning to sleep outside should consider bringing a second pad and a second sleeping bag or heavy blanket to drape over your main sleeping bag if the forecast is below 30 degrees overnight.

Recipe for Success = FUN!!!

Signup at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20171

Monday, February 20 — no meeting. President’s Day (no classes, Bexley Schools)

Saturday, February 25 — potential Bexley Maple Syrup Tapping service hours

Weather dependent. A separate e-mail will come out closer to the date.

Monday, February 27, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Saturday, March 4 — potential Bexley Maple Syrup Production and Jeffrey Woods Festival service hours

Weather dependent. A separate e-mail will come out closer to the date.

For those planning ahead, here are the outings planned for the rest of the year — with some dates still being finalized:

March 31 – April 2: Cat and Mouse
April (date TBD): Scout Games
May 19-21: Iron Chef
June (date TBD): White Water
July 9-15: Summer Camp
August (date TBD): Family Campout
September (date TBD): Canoeing
October (date TBD): Backpacking
November 17 – 19: Pumpkin Chuckin’
December 8-9: Planning Overnight

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org

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

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We have an exciting month planned.

Remember, our first meeting is Next Monday, January 9 — see you then! (No meeting tonight due to Bexley Schools observing New Year). And we have a rock climbing outing planned for end of month so be sure to sign up!

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

Monday, January 16 — no meeting due to Martin Luther King day

Monday, January 23, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Saturday, January 28, 9 pm – Sunday, January 29, 8:30 am. Rock Climbing Camp In at Vertical Adventures!

(Note this is Saturday 9 pm – Sunday 8:30 am only)
Scouts will spend Saturday night at Vertical Adventures — rock climbing from 10 pm – 1 am, then sleeping overnight in the gym.

Equipment, instruction, and food (cracker barrel / breakfast) included.
Cost: $30/person.

Location: Vertical Adventures

6513 Kingsmill Ct, Columbus, OH 43229

 

Schedule

Meet Saturday at 9 pm at Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around 8:30 am

PACKING INFO

Travel in Class A uniforms. Bring athletic clothes for climbing (shirt and athletic shorts or sweat pants, socks). Bring sleeping bag and mat, plus mess kit.

Recipe for Success = FUN!!!

Signup at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-2017

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org

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Here’s What’s Happening in December!

Thanks to everybody who made November a great month in Scouting. We have a few short weeks together in December before holiday break, but they are action packed! See below for important details.

Monday, November 28, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review (for Scout rank advancement)

Monday, December 5, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Friday, December 9, 6 pm – Saturday 8 am. December planning overnight @ Jeffrey Mansion

We’ll be at the Jeffrey Mansion overnight on Friday for planning for the 2017 Scouting year, plus enjoying movies and board games. Up and out early on Saturday. Many Scouts will take part in the Pancake Breakfast (separate signup) on Saturday morning. Dinner and snacks provided. No cost.

Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201624

Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 11:30 am: Pancake Breakfast service hours at Jeffrey Mansion

The Bexley Historical Society’s primary fundraiser for the year is an annual Pancake Breakfast held at Jeffrey Mansion. At this year’s event, as in the past, the Scouts will clear and reset tables as a service project. The Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, December 10 starting at 8:30 am. This event will follow our overnight planning meeting at Jeffrey Mansion. Adults are also needed to help supervise. Two slots are available: 8:30 – 10:00 and 10:00 – 11:30.

Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201622

Monday, December 12, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and special December Board of Review

Final chance to complete rank requirements for 2016 at this meeting.

Friday, December 19, 7:30 – 9 pm. Holiday party @ church

Families and siblings are encouraged to attend our end of year party! Bring a dessert item to share (nut free, please). Scouts should bring a wrapped gift for white elephant gift exchange. Final budget will be set by the scouts prior to the event but it is generally a very nominal value (e.g., $5-10 or less).

Note: this is the last meeting of the year! Meetings resume January 9.

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

Thank you,

 

Ian Czaja

Outdoor Activities

Troop 166
ian.czaja@troop166.org

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

We have an exciting month ahead in November! Note that our first meeting this month is November 14, but we still have plenty going on! See below for important details.

Dues are Due:

It’s that time of year! Dues are due. Please make checks payable to Troop 166. Dues for Scouts are $70.00 and dues for adult leaders are $24.00. Please turn in dues no later than November 14th to Mr. Dupler.

Sunday, November 6, 11 am – 1 pm at Bexley Library: Scout Service Hours Opportunity

The Friends of the Bexley Library are looking for assistance to help with setting up this Sunday and then tearing down the spring library book sale next Sunday. We are looking for Boy Scout and Adult volunteers. All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

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

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201621
Monday, November 7: No Troop Meeting (no classes, Bexley Schools)

Sunday, November 13, 4 pm – 6 pm at Bexley Library: Scout Service Hours Opportunity

Help to tear down the Friends of Library Book Sale. See above for more info and link to sign up.

Monday, November 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Important meeting! D.A.R.E meeting (only time in the next 12 months to meet this 2nd class requirement!) plus preparing for the Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing — including designing our pumpkin chuckin’ devices!

Lt. Vermaaten, of the Bexley Police Department, will be our special guest speaker regarding the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and other practices that can be harmful to your health.

For those Scouts who need to complete (old book) 2nd Class, #9a or (new book) #7c, please plan to attend. We only offer this meeting once per year. If a Scout is planning to achieve 2nd Class rank in the next 12 months, please plan to attend this meeting.

Also, parents: please send your Boy Scout with your Scout and Adult leader dues. See above for details.

Friday, November 18, 6 pm – Sunday, November 20, noon: Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing (Boy Scouts meet at Church Friday night; Webelos meet at Falling Rock on Saturday at 10 — see details below)

You don’t want to miss this one! Our annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing is scheduled at Falling Rock, November 18-20. Boy Scouts will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00PM and return on Sunday at Noon.

Webelos and their parents are welcome to join this outing starting Saturday morning around 10 am at Falling Rock (use the winter entrance, we’ll be down at the lower field). You are welcome to stay through dinner or camp with us overnight Saturday (parents must stay as well). Just note your attendance below and remember Webelos and new potential parents are free guests.

We will be cabin camping in the ScoutMaster Lodge for this outing but outside during the day at lower field. Dress for the weather including good gloves for carrying wood and building Pumpkin Chuckin devices!

Take a moment and review your Scout Handbook and use this camp out to complete a few requirements! Cost for Boy Scouts and Troop 166 Adults will be $25 each.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201623

Monday, November 21, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church, and Troop Committee Meeting

Monday, November 28, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review (for Scout rank advancement)

Note: this is the last Board of Review scheduled for 2016. If you are seeking to wrap up requirements for a scout rank in 2016, plan to attend this meeting.

Looking ahead to December? Here are the key dates:

December 5: Troop Meeting
December 9: Planning Overnight
December 10: Pancake Breakfast volunteer hours
December 12: Troop Meeting and Troop Committee Meeting
December 19: Troop Meeting and end of year Holiday Party
Meetings resume January 9

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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