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

Big month ahead! Starting with tomorrow’s Court of Honor, we roll into several service hour opportunities and a big camp out. See below!

Reminder 1: tomorrow (Aug 27) we will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Reminder 2: you must complete the updated Youth Protection training by this month or risk being dropped. See e-mail from David Nakasako sent earlier today.

Reminder 3: we must sign up for the October outing by this month to secure space for this exciting Civil War reenactment outing. Please see sign-up at the end of the note!

Sunday, September 2, 4-7:30 pm. Pop Sales at Labor Day Block Party @ Jeffrey Mansion

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201813

Troop 166 has been asked to sell pop at the Bexley Labor Day Block Party. The event runs from 4-7:30 pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018 and is held at Jeffery Mansion. We need scouts to sell and parent to supervise. Scouts can choose to earn money for their Scout Account or to earn service credit hours. There are 2 shifts.

Monday, September 3. No meeting due to Labor Day

Friday, September 7, 4:30 pm – Saturday morning, September 8. Bexley Community Camp Out at Jeffrey Mansion

Earn service hours while sleeping!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201814 

This is the seventh year of the Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It’s 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 in the morning. We need Scouts to provide assistance and Adults to supervise. Service hours for Scouts.

Bring a tent if you have one. Class “A” uniform, please.

Monday, September 10. No meeting due to Rosh Hashanah

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

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Friday, September 21, 6 pm – Sunday, September 23, noon: Plane Crash Camp Out!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane1
Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our next advanced outing at Woodland Trails Camp, Anthony Wayne camp site. Plane crash Search-and-Rescue is an advanced team competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, orienteering, radio communication, Wilderness First Aid, teamwork, and leadership.

As usual, meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/participant (Scout or Adult).

Because this is a simulated Rescue outing, please have High Visibility clothing that can be worn as an outer layer. This can be a shirt, jacket, or reflective vest. If you do not have one, places like WalMart or IKEA sell t-shirts or reflective vests for $3-4. This is a good safety item to keep in a car emergency kit after the weekend.

We will be *tent* camping (scouts will arrange buddies during the Monday meetings). Tenting can be cold, so make sure to have dry clothes and socks for sleeping plus a toboggan / winter hat. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and permission slip. In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, water bottle, and orienteering compass (if you have one).

Monday, September 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Battlefield Encampment October 5, 5pm – October 7, 2 pm — Need your sign up for October outing now as well!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-battlefield
Travel to Perryville, KY to view a Civil War Reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield.

This will be an incredibly exciting outing!

Tent camping with all the usual equipment required (coats, hats, rain gear, day pack, mess kit, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). October weather can be highly variable so dress appropriately and bias toward period colors (greens, tans, blues, etc.) if you have the option!

Early registration sent in the mail by September 24 (in addition to this sign-up genius) which we will be following up on!

Cost $25/scout includes visit and extra travel food. Because of the distance we will meet at 5 on Friday and be back closer to 2 on Sunday.

Date: 10/05/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 5:00pm – 5:05pm EDT

Location: Church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

August brings us the incredibly popular Family Camp Out — this year, including invites to interested potential future scouts (boys or girls) — plus, a Court of Honor.

August is also a great opportunity to hear about our summer as everyone comes back together for the start of the school year. We can reflect on an amazing July including the 4th celebration, Northern Tier High Adventure, and our thrilling Rafting camp out.

Monday, August 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 13, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 20, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26: Family and Prospective Scout Camp Out!

Our AUGUST outing will be action packed fun for the whole family and for prospective scouts (boys and girls) and their families to come see what scouting is all about.

Recall, starting next year we have the potential to have a linked girl troop provided there is sufficient interest and support. This is a great opportunity for for siblings (boys or girls) or potential brand new future scouts to meet the troop.

Fun activities include a ROPES course that finishes with a ZIPLINE and other fun outdoor activities for the whole familyincluding a CAMPFIRE!!!

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

$25 per person includes food, activities, and a place to camp. Maximum charge of $75/family to keep this outing affordable.

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.

Prospective scouts and family attend for free — just let us know in the sign up how many are coming and whether you are staying overnight.

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

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201812

Monday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Court of Honor

We will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Troop in July!

July is a very full month, building on an amazing summer camp experience at Ransburg!

Sunday, July 1: Thank you to all who participated in today’s flag ceremony at Bexley UMC!

Monday, July 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Wednesday, July 4: We have many 4th events. See sign up links!

Adults and older scouts as parade marshals from 7:45 am – 9:20. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-4thofjuly

All scouts and adults to march in the parade and to cook at the afternoon fundraiser. Meet at 9 am in the new black Class B shirt for parade, and cook out has two shifts 5-7:30 or 7:30 – 9:45 (can wear either new or older Class B for cook out). Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201810

Soda donations for afternoon fundraiser – please sign up for 2 per family, with specific type of soda shown. Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201811

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

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

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

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

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29: White Water Rafting trip in Ohiopyle!

For the second year in a row, we are attending the rafting camp out in Ohiopyle. Last year, this was one of the highlights of the year! It is a great outing for parents to attend with their scouts and a Ton of Fun!

We will raft in Ohiopyle. Travel out Saturday the 28th, raft the morning of the 29th and return by late evening. Parents are encouraged to attend. Preferred age is 12 and up, but they can take 11 year olds provided enough adults are on the trip.

Cost will be $120 per person, and includes a visit to a railroad museum on Saturday afternoon in route. We keep the cost of most outings very reasonable while seeking to do the adventures voted on by the Scouts. This year, for the second time in a row, the Scouts are looking to do a few higher adventure outings including this rafting trip. This was a highlight of the year last year for all the scouts and adults who attended!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20189

Monday, July 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Parent Meeting

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

August — Family Campout (25th – 26th)
September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Prepping for Northern Tier

This weekend the Northern Tier crew had a great time at the Canoe Trek Clinic at Lake Delaware.  In addition to learning valuable skills for their high adventure trip to Canada next month, they each earned the Canoeing Merit badge.  Great Job!  A special thanks goes to Mr. Robertson-Boyd for organizing and instructing this fun weekend.

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Here’s What’s Happening in the Troop for June

After a great hiking / backpacking outing in May, it is time to look forward to the end of school and Summer Camp in June!

Monday, May 28 Reminder — no meeting tonight due to Memorial Day!

Monday, June 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and important Parent Camp Information meeting!

Parents of scouts who are attending Summer Camp need to attend this meeting (regardless of whether your son is going to Ransburg or separate camps) to go over rules, logistics, drivers, etc.
Monday, June 11, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and important Parent planning meeting

Parents also need to attend June 11 planning meeting to discuss adult role transitions / future opportunities with the troop as well as 2018 priorities.

Sunday, June 17 – Saturday, June 23. Summer Camp @ Ransburg Scout Reservation

Summer camp is this week! Details will be reviewed on the June 4th meeting, and we still need a few more drivers. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-summer1

Monday, June 18 — no meeting due to Summer Camp
Monday, June 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting / Board of Review

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Look ahead: Sign up for July’s White Water Rafting trip (28th-29th)!

For the second year in a row, we are looking for early sign-up to attend the rafting camp out in Ohiopyle. Last year, this was one of the highlights of the year! It is a great outing for parents to attend with their scouts and a Ton of Fun!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20189

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (28th – 29th)
August — Family Campout (5th – 26th)
September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

Scouts had a great adventure last month. We’re looking for another great one in May and will need plenty of help from Parents and Scouts to make it happen!

Monday, April 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Scouts will focus on requirements and preparation for this month’s outing.

Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Safety Fest Cookout volunteer and service hour opportunity @ Montrose

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-safety

On May 6th, the city is hosting the Bexley Community Safety Fest. The city will have workshops, activities, and information all focused on creating a safer Bexley. In addition to kids bike helmet giveaways, info on securing property and preventing theft, info on personal defense, and many other items of interest to creating a better safety culture, there will also be a “Kids and Cops” series of events designed to further support a great connection between our officers and the community. Join the Bexley Recreation Staff and Bexley Police Officers for a day of fun activities/games during the course of The Bexley Community Safety Fest. Games will include a kickball and dodgeball tournament! This event will be held at Montrose Elementary Playground & Gym.

The Boy Scouts have been asked to run the cook out this year. There are two shifts available. Wear your Class A uniform, and please come help!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-safety

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

Friday, May 11, 6 pm – Sunday, May 15, noon (Mother’s Day!) — Plane Crash Search-and-Rescue outing, departing from the church to Woodland Trails Camp

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane

Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our next advanced outing at Woodland Trails Camp, Anthony Wayne camp site. Plane crash Search-and-Rescue is an advanced team competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, orienteering, radio communication, Wilderness First Aid, teamwork, and leadership.

As usual, meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/participant (Scout or Adult).

Because this is a simulated Rescue outing, please have High Visibility clothing that can be worn as an outer layer. This can be a shirt, jacket, or reflective vest. If you do not have one, places like WalMart or IKEA sell t-shirts or reflective vests for $3-4. This is a good safety item to keep in a car emergency kit after the weekend.

We will be *tent* camping (scouts will arrange buddies during the Mondaymeetings). Tenting can be cold, so make sure to have dry clothes and socks for sleeping plus a toboggan / winter hat. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and permission slip. In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, water bottle, and orienteering compass (if you have one).

Due to this year’s school and holiday calendar, this is the only available weekend. We will get your Scouts back to celebrate Mother’s Day afternoon!!!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane

Monday, May 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting (moved forward due to Memorial Day)

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Monday, May 21, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Monday, May 28, No Meeting due to Memorial Day!

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Night Heist Photos

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

Get ready for a full month of fun… see below!

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

Monday, April 9, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and ALL FAMILY MEETING

All parents — new and existing — please attend this important meeting that will take place while your scouts are at their meeting.

The parent meeting will review important information for the upcoming year.
1) Recap 2017 priorities and accomplishments
2) Review how parents get involved — your help is needed!
3) 2018 priorities

We have very important new and transitioning roles to discuss. Thank you all in advance for making time for this meeting.

Friday, April 13, 6 pm – Sunday, April 15, noon — Night Heist outing, departing from the church to Camp Hugh Taylor Birch

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

Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our spring advanced outing at Camp Birch. “Night Heist” is an advanced clue-solving Treasure Hunt competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, night orienteering, radio communication, cryptology and code-breaking, linguistics, teamwork, and leadership.

Meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/Scout, $20/parent (plus parents will split their cost for food).

In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, and orienteering compass (if you have one). We will be cabin camping but bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and water bottle.

Note, this outing was moved a week ahead to avoid conflicts with competing high school activities on the originally scheduled date.

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

Sunday, April 15, 4 – 6 pm. Friends of Bexley Library Book Sale Teardown @ Library

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-friends1

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

They need assistance on Sunday, April 15 to tear down and move the books out of the library.

On Sunday, April 15 help is needed  from 4 PM to 6 PM

All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

Scouts, please wear a Class “B” Scout tee shirt.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mrs. Haynes
Asst. Scoutmaster
Community Events

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-friends1

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

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

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

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

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

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

May — Plane Crash (11th – 13th)
June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

We’re off to a great star in 2018, with more fun to come this month… see below!

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

Monday, February 12, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting & Troop Committee meeting @ church

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.
No meeting Monday. Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 — Dayton TechFest

Announcement from Mr Almstedt:

The 2018 TechFest provides STEM learning opportunities with multiple exhibits and is free to attend (bring $$ for food as they do not allow outside food). This is not a formal Scout event but is a Scout-appropriate opportunity.

See http://www.ascdayton.org/TechFest/ if interested and/or contact Mr. Almstedt who has been previously and plans to attend with his sons.

Monday, February 19, No Meeting — President’s Day

Friday, February 23 @ 6 pm – Sunday, February 25 @ noon — Winter Survival Outing!

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20182

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 that will be kept warm. $20 / person.

Location: Camp Falling Rock, Scoutmaster’s Lodge

 


Schedule

Depart Friday at 6:00PM from Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around Noon

PACKING INFO

Dress WARM and WATERPROOF. Plan for cold and wet weather. Suggested packing items

  1. WATERPROOF footwear that reaches above the ankles and is “tight” at the top so snow cannot get inside footwear (weather depending)
  2. Head gear should be able to cover the ears.
  3. WATERPROOF outer garments for extreme cold and/or wet weather.
  4. GLOVES are a necessity.
  5. BASE LAYER. Plan to wear an insulated base layer.
  6. Remember: if you dress to warm, you can cool off by removing a layer. If you dress too light and get cold you will be miserable!
  7. If you plan on camping outside, we recommend DOUBLING UP. Two sleeping pads to block the cold from the ground. A heavy blanket or second sleeping bag unzipped and laid over your main sleeping bag to keep in body heat.

Pocket Equipment to pack in addition to your regular equipment:

  1. Knife (sheath knives, machetes, or similar tools are not permitted). Totin’ chip required.
  2. Toilet paper in plastic bag
  3. Matches in waterproof container. Firem’n chit required.
  4. One, or more, hankerchiefs
  5. Sunglasses (recommended to protect against sun glare on snow — weather depending)
  6. Compass
  7. Small daypack for holding extra layers

Recipe for Success = FUN!!!

Monday, February 26, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

February — Winter Survival (23rd – 25th)
March — Cat & Mouse (9th – 11th)
April — Night Heist (20th – 22nd)
May — Plane Crash (11th – 13th)
June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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

Welcome back from the holiday season. Scouts have a great 2018 planned, and it all starts in January!

Monday, January 1 —  No meeting

No meeting Monday. Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, January 6: FYI — discounted Scout and Family skiing / snowboarding / tubing @ Mad River

This is not a Troop 166 event, but a great way to enjoy a day of winter fun at Mad River, as part of Simon Kenton Council. In past years, families have coordinated and enjoyed the day outside:

Join your fellow Boy Scouts and their families for our days of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing fun at Mad River Mountain!

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018 or Sunday, February 25, 2018
Where: Mad River Mountain
Times:
• Skiing & Snowboarding: 9am – 4pm or 4pm – 9:30pm
• Tubing: 9am – 1pm or 5pm – 9pm

https://www.skimadriver.com
All registration is online! Select the “Club Login” link then enter your exclusive Simon Kenton credentials to continue:

Club Name: SKC
Password: skiday18

*Click “Go Shopping” once you’re into the site.

Last Day to Purchase online:
• Wednesday, January 3rd for January event
• Wednesday, February 21st for February event
*After these dates, it will cost $10 extra at the door per family/unit.

Monday, January 8, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

First meeting of the new year. Welcome back!

Monday, January 15 — No Meeting

MLK Holiday

Monday, January 22, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Saturday night, January 27, 9 pm – Sunday, January 28, 8:30 am Rock Climbing Camp In

Back for the 2nd year is our popular Rock Climbing overnight camp in.

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20181
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, plus mess kit, water bottle, and basic toiletries.

Monday, January 29, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

February — Winter Survival (prelim: 16th – 18th)
March — Cat & Mouse (prelim: 2nd – 4th)
April — Night Heist (prelim: 27th – 29th)
May — Plane Crash (prelim: 11th – 13th)
June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (prelim: 5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (prelim: 7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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