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!
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).
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.
- All campouts are open to Troop 166 Boy Scouts, parents, and uniformed adults
- Travel to and from the campout in uniform
- All adults (parents as well as uniformed adults) need to have an up to date Youth Protection http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx
- Siblings can join the August family campout
- All attendees need to complete a permission form for every campout. Electronic copies can be downloaded and saved with your information for easy printing: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf
- A handy checklist for packing can be downloaded as well. It’s a great habit for every scout and adult: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e54ef67b3c3d8e41341c3a63f/images/69755a69-b3bc-4714-b24e-04612bc3c8e4.jpg
- If you need to borrow a backpack, sleeping bag, pad, etc. for any outing, just ask!
For those Scouts who attended our recent D.A.R.E. meeting, the 2nd Class requirement #9a states, “Discuss your participation in the program with your family, and explain the dangers of substance addictions.”
Once you have completed this discussion with your family, please schedule a time with me or an Assistant Scoutmaster to have this requirement signed off.
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/
After our overnight at Jeffrey Mansion on Friday, December 11, we’ll be up bright and early to reset the space for the Bexley Recreation and Parks / Bexley Historical Society Pancake Breakfast (Details here: http://www.bexley.org/
Please sign up to help with the event.
Scouts: Class “A” Uniform please.
Two shifts, 8:30 to 10:00 and 10:00 to 11:30. We will be clearing and resetting tables. Free breakfast for those working the event on the morning of Saturday, December 12.
We also need adults to supervise (hint for adults: this one is indoors and dry with nice bathrooms).
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.
The year is coming quickly to a close, but we still have fun activities ahead in December!
Monday, December 7, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Friday, December 11, 6 pm – Saturday. Planning Overnight and Pancake Breakfast @ Jeffrey Mansion
On this outing, we will camp inside in Jeffrey Mansion (tough life!) and scouts will plan the 2016 calendar of campouts and have fun evening activities.
Webelos 2 / Arrow of Light Scouts who are joining the troop are invited to join Friday night to take part in the planning and evening activities.
Saturday morning, Scouts volunteer to help with the community pancake breakfast.
Click HERE to sign up for the planning campout.
Click HERE to sign up to volunteer with the pancake breakfast.
Monday, December 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting and troop holiday party @ church
This will be our last troop meeting of 2015! After this, we will next be back together on Monday, January 4, 2016!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
We realize this is a busy time of the year, but this opportunity seems particularly worthy of your consideration. We’re not able to take this on as a Troop activity this year, but please feel free to take part as a family. If your Scout take part in the activity, please let us know and we will make sure that he gets credit for the service hours.
As I mentioned during our time together tonight, the key to our troop’s success is linked directly to the participation of our Scouts. We also must keep Scouting FUN!
A HUGE thank you goes out to all the parents and adult leaders in our troop for all your support! We have sparked some awesome momentum and look forward to what 2016 has in store for us!
Below is a link to the information packet we reviewed this evening. If you were not able to attend, please take a moment to review. I also encourage you to review with your son(s). I am available for any questions and invite any thoughts or comments regarding how we can improve our scouting experience.
To launch pdf file on the Dropbox website, click below. If you do not have a Dropbox account, select “download”, then select “direct download”. If you have a Dropbox account or app, you can download into your account.
“It takes a village!”
Please join the Troop adult leaders and Scout parents on Monday, 11/30, at 7:30PM in the meeting room next to the fellowship hall at the church.
We will reflect on this past year and discuss our goals for 2016! We hope to see you there!
“It takes a village.”
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!