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.
- 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 September 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 Mr. or Mrs. Czaja.