This Week in Scouting

Two items for your consideration this week:

–> Oct 20 – Troop Meeting, Troop Committee  – 7:30P

Discussions tomorrow (Monday)  will center on the selection of new leadership for the troop. It is important that you attend if you wish to have a voice in the selection of a new Scoutmaster.

–> Oct 24 – 26-  Iron Chef  – Camp Falling Rock

Signup here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20146

On Monday (tomorrow) we’ll have a final count for our outing. It is important that Scouts planning to attend the outing attend the Troop meeting so that planning can get done.

For our October outing, we’ll be traveling to Camp Falling Rock on Friday(10/24)  after meeting at the Church at 6 PM. We’ll have a snack (eat before arriving at the Church) and spend the night in tents.

Here  is a list of Scouts and Adults that I believe are taking part:

Scouts:

  • Robert D.
  • Tias A.
  • Marcus A.
  • Ian H.
  • Harrison D.
  • Jack N. (Sat. morning)
  • Tom N.
  • Nolan W.

Adults:

  • Mr. Dupler
  • Mr. Czaja
  • Mr. Almstedt

During the day on Saturday, Scouts will compete in two teams to produce the best breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Scouts and Adults. Time will be available to work on other Scout requirements during the day.

On Sunday, we’ll pack up, clean up and drive back to Bexley, arriving back at about 11:00 AM.

The cost for the outing will be $30 which includes camping, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Reminders:

  • We travel in class “A” uniforms (pants, shirts, socks and belts).
  • Bring your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • Do not bring food. The current plan is for Adults to buy food for the Troop for this outing.
  • Do not bring phones or other electronics. Adults will have phones for emergencies.
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church at 6 PM on Friday.
  • Plan to bring a tent or share a tent. Tenting arrangements should be made during Troop meetings before the outing.
  • We will need adults to drive to and from then outing and/or to provide supervision for the outing.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Upcoming Merit Badge Opportunities

 Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge
Columbus Zoo
Sunday, October 26
Details here: https://columbuszoo.org/home/discover/scouts#/2/1672

Environmental Science  Merit Badge
Columbus Audubon Center
Saturday Nov. 1
Details here:
https://camperregsecure.com/audubongrangelogin/

Nature Merit Badge
Columbus Audubon Center
Sunday Nov. 2
Details here:
https://camperregsecure.com/audubongrangelogin/

Notes:
These are individual activities, not troop activities. I will be happy to try and facilitate car pooling/rides if you let me know.
Please read the descriptions and follow the directions. If your Scout needs blue cards, please have your Scout contact me.
Many program have prerequisites or additional work that have to be done outside of the workshop setting.

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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We need your help!

We have two events coming up over the next few weeks with which we need your help.

1) Next weekend on Friday evening (Oct. 17) we’ll play our traditional role in the Bexley Harvest Festival, selling hot chocolate and soda.

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20145

Mrs. Czaja is coordinating and I will be there to help. So far no Scouts have signed up to help and we could use another adult or two. Proceeds are divided among the Scouts working at the event.

2) The October outing is the following weekend (October 24-26). We are going to Camp Falling Rock (an hour away) and spending two night in tents

Sign up for the outing here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20146
 

Because of family commitments, neither I nor the Kirschners are able to take part in the event. We need a minimum of two adults (three is better). At least one of the adults needs to be a registered adult leader. For this outing, an individual holding the Eagle Scout Rank counts as a registered adult leader.

Because of the nature of the planned activity (a cooking competition) we need at least eight Scouts to participate and an appropriate complement of adults for the outing to take place.

Currently only four Scouts are signed up to take part. The link just above provides the current count.

The deadline for Scouts and Adults to sign up for the outing is 9 PM on Monday, October 13 (next Monday evening).

As always, please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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October in Scouting

Mark your calendar now for our giant month of events:

–> Oct 5 – Sun – Philmont Crew Meeting  – 5:00P

–> Oct 6  – M – Troop Meeting  – 7:30P

–> Oct 10-12 – F-Sun – Philmont Crew Shakedown – TBA

–> Oct 13 – M – Troop Meeting – 7:30P

–> Oct 17 – F – Harvest Festival – Jeffrey Mansion – 5:30 – 8:30P

Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-20145

On Friday, October 17, we sell Hot Chocolate, Soda Pop and perhaps a few other things at Bexley’s Annual Harvest Festival. Proceeds go to individual Scout accounts with the Troop. Details here: https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=bTJzdWo1MjRscjdobjZmZTlncHZhM2J2cm8gYmV4bGV5Lm9yZ19vNWplOGVubzlxbWVzOHIxaHMybWZhZ2Zra0Bn&ctz=America/New_York&sf=true&output=xml#f

–> Oct 20 – Troop Meeting, Troop Committee  – 7:30P

Discussions will center on the selection of new leadership for the troop. It is important that you attend if you wish to have a voice in the selection of a new Scoutmaster.

–> Oct 24 – 26-  Iron Chef  – Camp Falling Rock

Signup here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20146

For our October outing, we’ll be traveling to Camp Falling Rock on Friday(10/24)  after meeting at the Church at 6 PM. We’ll have a snack (eat before arriving at the Church) and spend the night in tents.

During the day on Saturday, Scouts will compete in two teams to produce the best breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Scouts and Adults. Time will be available to work on other Scout requirements during the day.

On Sunday, we’ll pack up, clean up and drive back to Bexley, arriving back at about 11:00 AM.

The cost for the outing will be $30 which includes camping, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Reminders:

  • We travel in class “A” uniforms (pants, shirts, socks and belts).
  • Bring your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • Do not bring food. The current plan is for Adults to buy food for the Troop for this outing.
  • Do not bring phones or other electronics. Adults will have phones for emergencies.
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church at 6 PM on Friday.
  • Plan to bring a tent or share a tent. Tenting arrangements should be made during Troop meetings before the outing.
  • We will need adults to drive to and from then outing and/or to provide supervision for the outing.

–> Oct 27 – M – Troop Meeting, Board of Review – 7:30P

Last scheduled Board of Review (opportunity for rank advancement) until January. If your Scout is close to finishing a rank, now is the time for him to push ahead to the finish line.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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2015 World Scout Jamboree

23rd World Scout Jamboree
Kirara-Hama, Yamaguchi, Japan

July 28thAugust 11th, 2015

Be a part of the Area 4 Contingent….Once in a Lifetime Chance to be one with the World!!

EXPERIENCE JAPAN WITH MORE THAN 30,000 SCOUTS FROM MORE THAN 160 NATIONS!
BRAND NEW ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES….
RIDE THE BULLET TRAIN
SAMPLE NEW FOODS
SWIM IN THE PACIFIC
TOUR TOKYO & YOKOHAMA AFTER THE JAMBOREE (2 DAYS)
Learn more at:      http://www.23wsj.jp

The BSA online registration system is now live.   If you know of any youth who may have interest please forward this information.  Please have them contact one of the Area Contingent Leaders listed below or email me directly.  We still have room for Youth Scouts to complete our Contingent.  Youth participants must be 14 but no older than 18 at the time of the Jamboree next year.  For more information, click on or copy and paste the link below:

 

REGISTER NOW AND GET MORE INFO AT:

http://www.scouting.org/worldjamboree.aspx

 

Area 4, which includes all of the West Virginia Councils and the Eastern half of Ohio will have one Contingent Troop.  The leaders for the Area 4 Contingent are as follows:
SCOUT MASTER:
                               Dr.Glenn Harrison, Buckskin Council
                               drglennharrison@gmail.com
                               Cell: 267-596-0489
FIRST ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                               David Madigan, Greater Cleveland Council
                               dave.madigan@sbcglobal.net
                               Cell: 440-666-9510
SECOND ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                                Ronald Hold, Greater Cleveland Council
                                rskdoh@sbcglobal.net
                                Cell: 440-665-7784
THIRD ASSISTANT SCOUT MASTER:
                                Caleb Huff, Simon Kenton Council
                                caleb.huff15@gmail.com
                                Cell: 937-403-5929
Thank you for your support,

Gary

Gary Gole

Area 4 Vice President, Outdoor Adventure

Area 4 Training Conference Chairman

Area 4 National/World Jamboree Area Coordinator

(330) 653-8620

(330) 606-5220 Cell

 
Mr. Fulton

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Adult Leader Training

Here’s a list of the current minimum courses required for Adult Leaders in the Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster roles to wear the “Trained” patch:

  • Fast Start Training (online)
  • Youth Protection Training (online)
  • This is Scouting (online)
  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
  • Outdoor Leader Skills

Online courses are offered at http://myscouting.org.
The programs listed below each offer more comprehensive training and cover all of the requirements. Mr. Kirschner is a graduate of Blackfoot. I attended Greenbar.

If you have questions, please talk to any trained Adult Leader.
Green Bar
http://www.greenbartraining.org/

Camp Falling Rock

September 12-14, 2014  6:30 pm – 4:30 pm

October 17-19, 2014  6:30 pm – 2:30 pm

OKAMA
http://www.okamatraining.com/

Session 1: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (8:00AM – 5:30PM)
Vineyard Community Center, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

Session 2: Saturday, October 25, 2014 (7:00AM – 8:30PM)
Camp Falling Rock (Lower Camp) Newark, Ohio

Session 3: Saturday, November 8, 2014 (Begins at 7:00AM) – Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Ends at 2:30PM)
Camp Falling Rock (Upper Camp) Newark, Ohio

17-19, 2014  6:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Blackfoot

http://www.blackfootscouttraining.com/

Session 1: Sat. Mar 7, 2015 (indoors)
Session 2: Sat/Sun  Mar 21-22, 2015 (Camp Falling Rock)
Session 3: Sat/Sun  Apr 11-12, 2015 (Camp Falling Rock)

Mr. Fulton

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September Outing – Canoeing Details

I must have money for the total cost ($65 per participant) by the end of the Troop meeting next Monday (9/15) If you are not paid by that time, you won’t be able to attend.

Here is the list of participants for the Canoeing outing:

  • Jack Z.
  • Colten P.
  • Ben C.
  • William B.
  • Tom N.
  • Jack N.
  • Charlie T.
  • Ian C.
  • Tias  A.
  • Marcus A.
  • Mr. Nakasako
  • Mr. Talbott
  • Mr. Fulton
  • Mr.  Phay
  • Mr. Almstedt
Please let me know at once if this list has changed. 

Available to drive to outing:

  • Adults listed above
Available to drive from outing:
  • Adults listed above
  • Jeff Zwick
Checks can be dropped off in my mailbox (49 N. Merkle) or brought to the Troop meeting.What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad for sleeping on the ground
  • Clothing for the weather (outdoors all day, near and in the water)
  • Dry clothes
  • Dry shoes
  • Mess gear (plate or bowl, cup, spoon and fork)
  • Toiletries
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight
  • Plastic bags or dry bag to keep gear dry

Please read notes below from prior announcement

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Canoeing Outing Friday, Sept. 19

On Friday, Sept. 19, we’ll meet at the Church at 6 PM for our September outing, Canoeing the Scioto. We’ll get underway as soon as possible than travel to Camp Oyo, near Portsmouth, OH where we will spend the night. In the morning, we’ll have breakfast and be taken back upriver to Piketon, OH where we will put in to the water and canoe . We’ll stop for lunch along the river and in the late afternoon we’ll pitch camp along the Scioto. In the morning we’ll have breakfast and continue the remaining distant down the Scioto to it’s confluence with the Ohio River. The folks from Camp Oyo will pick us up and return us to our vehicles and we’ll drive back to Bexley, returning about noon.

This is the same route with the same outfitter that we used a couple of years ago and it was a great trip.

The cost for the outing is $65. We need a minimum of 8 participants (Scouts and Adults). The deadline for us to make the commitment to the outfitter is two weeks in advance of the date of the trip – Sept. 5th.

Some reminders:

  • We travel to and from outing in Class “A”  uniforms (shirts, belt, pants and socks)
  • Eat dinner before arriving at the Church on Friday
  • We’ll be tent camping, but the outfitter will provided the tents
  • Participants need a sleeping bag and mat, bowl, cup and fork, changes of clothes and shoes, and personal gear.
  • I say again, bring extra clothes and shoes
  • Gear that needs to stay dry (sleeping bag, for example) need to be in two trash bags or “dry bags”
  • Do not bring phones or electronics. Adults will have cell phones for emergencies
  • Do not bring food or shacks. Food will be provided by the outfitter. Exceptions need to be discussed with an Adult leader
  • Dress for the weather. In September, it can be hot and it can be cold. It often rains. We will be out of doors all day on Saturday.
As always, please contact me with questions or concerns.

Mr. Fulton

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Bexley Family Campout Tomorrow (Friday) Night

Here is the list of Scouts and Adults that I believe are going to be taking part in the Bexley Family Campout tomorrow evening:

Jack Z.
William B.
Jack N.
Tom N.
Ian H.
Robert D.
Eddie R.

Mrs. Brotherton
Mrs. Emch
Mr. Fulton

Please review the notes below to prepare:

  • Scouts in Class “A” uniform please (shirt, pants, belt and socks)
  • We will be fed dinner and breakfast so do not bring any food
  • Bring a water bottle
  • We will get underway at 4:30PM. Please plan to arrive then or as soon as your can thereafter.
  • You will need a sleeping bag and pad
  • Please bring a flashlight with good batteries
  • Bring a tent if you have one available, we will sort out tenting arrangements once we arrive.
  • Be aware of the weather and dress appropriately. We will be outside all evening
  • We should be done on Saturday morning between 10 and 11 AM.
  • No handheld electronics or phones. Adults will have phones for emergencies.

See notes below from the earlier announcement.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

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Bexley Community Campout – Friday, Sept. 12 

This is the third year of the very popular Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It is already sold out with a waiting list. 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 are available to Scouts.

Mr. Fulton

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Troop Committee Meeting on Monday

Each month the Troop Committee meets to review the activities of the Troop, plan for the future and discuss any outstanding issues or concerns.

With Mr. Fulton’s announcement at the last Court of Honor, we’ll have an even more interesting set of topics to discuss than usual.

In addition to the selection of a new Scoutmaster, we’ll discuss the upcoming Popcorn Sale, planned outings and troop activities, Scout advancement, and adult participation in the Troop.

We will not be making a decision about a new Scoutmaster at this Monday’s meeting. I would expect us to discuss the process and decide about how that process will proceed. If you have any questions about the role and responsibilities of the Scoutmaster, please feel free to contact myself or Mr. Fulton.

Please let me know if there are questions. I hope to see many of you on Monday evening at 7:30 PM at the Church.

Mr. Fenimore
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An Important Announcement from Mr. Fulton

When parents thank me for what I do in Scouting, I accept their thanks but I tell them that I enjoy doing it.

At the end of this year I will have been Scoutmaster for 6 years.

Over the years that I have been with the troop, I have been to two National Jamborees, Philmont, Sea Base and I’ve just returned from my second trip to Northern Tier. I have done summer camp, July 4th, the Labor day cookout, harvest festival, and Easter Egg Hunts each year. I’ve done over 50 weekend outings.

I have had the honor to be involved in the path to Eagle of 6 young men who have completed the rank and several more who are well on their way.

As I have said before, there is a natural progression of Scouts and Adult leaders through the troop, so I have decided that while I am still enjoying it, I will be stepping aside as the Scoutmaster by the end of the year.

It is my hope that the troop committee and the chartering organization would allow me to continue with the troop in some other position, but the primary responsibility for the conduct of the outdoor program and the training of youth leaders, the primary responsibility of the Scoutmaster, will pass to someone else.

Thank you for your help, support and kind words.

 Mr. Fulton

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