Weekly Update April 24-30th, 2017

Sunday, April 2nd  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for WHOA Weekend Campout 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

May 5-7th – WHOA Weekend Campout

The WHOA, or Webelo Hands On Adventure is coming up really soon!  The deadline to sign up and pay for the WHOA weekend is this coming meeting on April 30th. Please sign up BEFORE the meeting so that we have an accurate count for planning meals during the meeting.

This is a district event that is a mixture of helping Webelos understand what it’s like to be a boy scout, a time to practice (or learn) some scout skills and helping guide Webelos get an idea of each of the troops that are in the district so that they can choose one when they are ready to cross over next year. This also counts as a Webelo recruitment event, which helps towards the Gold Journey to Excellence achievement for this year!

We would like a few of our First Class scouts and our Den Chiefs there to help train the Webelos, or serve as Den Walkers. For our younger scouts, they can go through the stations to pick up some of the skills they need for their early ranks! Other troops will be manning other stations. For the older scouts, especially the NYLT and Life scouts, we have the opportunity to teach adults scouting skills as they go through their IOLS training. This is also a recruitment effort to show Webelos from around the district just what being in our troop is all about. Please come and help if you can.

  • When: May 5th-7th
  • Cost: $15
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM
  • Pickup: Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Trailer Wrangler: TBD
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Sign up as normal using the registration page.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Flying Pig

We are still looking for about 10 more volunteers, age 14 and up, for our Flying Pig Fundraiser! The due date to sign up is coming quickly in less than two weeks! If we don’t reach our goal of the number of helpers we will lose our spot on the route. This fundraiser is worth quite a bit of money for us!

You don’t have to give money, just come out to help support the runners by giving them water. An email is coming out with more information, or just follow the instructions below:

Older boys: this will count as one of your required fundraisers for the year! 

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 30th & May 13th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors coming up.  Alex Armstrong’s Court of Honor is April 30th, and Aaron Ihrig’s is May 13th.  Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend and both events will be at Britt Hall. Look for email reminders.

McAlister’s Fundraiser – May 2nd

How about taking a night off cooking? McAlister’s is running  ChariTEA event with us on Tuesday, May 2nd! From 5 pm – 10 pm 20% of sales to people who present a flyer will go to our Troop! Download the flyer from our website, print it out and take it in with you. Send links to the flyer to your friends and family and see if they also want to take a night off cooking.

If you like southern sweet tea, McAlister’s is the place to get it… and the sandwiches are good too.

Weekly Update April 17-23, 2017

Thursday, April 20 -Committee Meeting

  • When: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: IHM, Main School Building
  • Who: Committee Members, Adult Leaders, and Parents Welcome
  • Uniform: Class A or Civilian
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

Saturday, April 22 – Court of Honor

The spring Court of Honor is this Saturday night! We will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.  You should have already gotten an email from Mrs. Hamm about the times and requests for food.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • Please check your email for an email from Melinda Hamm requesting RSVPs for side dishes.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

WHOA Weekend, May 5-7th

The deadline to sign up and pay for the WHOA weekend is the meeting on April 30th. Please sign up BEFORE the meeting so that we have an accurate count for planning meals during the meeting. The WHOA weekend is the Webelo Hands On Outdoor Adventure! This is a district event that is a mixture of helping Webelos understand what it’s like to be a boy scout, a time to practice (or learn) some scout skills and helping guide Webelos get an idea of each of the troops that are in the district so that they can choose one when they are ready to cross over next year.

We would like a few of our First Class scouts and our Den Chiefs there to help train the Webelos, or serve as Den Walkers. For our younger scouts, they can go through the stations to pick up some of the skills they need for their early ranks! Other troops will be manning other stations. For the older scouts, especially the NYLT and Life scouts, we have the opportunity to teach adults scouting skills as they go through their IOLS training. This is also a recruitment effort to show Webelos from around the district just what being in our troop is all about. Please come and help if you can.

Sign up as normal using the registration page.

Flying Pig

We are still looking for about 30 more volunteers, age 14 and up, for our Flying Pig Fundraiser! The due date to sign up is coming quickly in less than two weeks! If we don’t reach our goal of the number of helpers we will lose our spot on the route. This fundraiser is worth quite a bit of money for us!

You don’t have to give money, just come out to help support the runners by giving them water. An email is coming out with more information, or just follow the instructions below:

Older boys: this will count as one of your required fundraisers for the year! 

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

ILST Reschedule

The ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) training that was originally planned for April 29th is being rescheduled. As soon as a date is know we will publish it. Likely it will be moved into May. It is being rescheduled because a large number of our youth leadership will be at training for the NYLT Staff (National Youth Leadership Training) that weekend.

For those not familiar with ILST it is training that is required for all boys in a leadership role within the troop, and optional for any other scout that has an interest in learning more about how the troop and the youth leadership operate.

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Journey To Eagle

Speaking of Eagle Scout, we had a Journey to Eagle session in March where Mr. Klein came to speak to the Star and Life scouts about the requirements for Eagle Scout. If you missed that session and wish to talk to someone about your own path to Eagle Scout, please contact Mr. Wood.

Also, if you didn’t get one of the packets that were available that night Mr. Wood has a PDF version he can send out. Contact him directly for that at the Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org address.

STEMX Camp

Our Activities Chair, Mrs. Hamm, forwarded us an opportunity for a program that is going on down in North Carolina this year: STEMX 2017. This is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program for older scouts. The description the website gives is:

Young men and women will come together for a week of rockets, robots, architecture, mechanics, blacksmithing, and much more as they eXplore the many areas that encompass the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and discover new interests or build on existing ones.

It is open to young men and women who are entering 9th grade in the fall of 2017 and no older than 20 years old on August 4, 2017. Note that as part of this program they will be registered as an Explorer Scout for the event.  This is not a troop run event, so if you have an interest please follow up directly with the program. Their website is http://bsastemx.org/index.php.

WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 10-16, 2017

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

New River Gorge Trip Deadline – April 14th

We are planning the New River Gorge trip for July 19th-24th. We will be visiting the National Scout Jamboree for one day, doing some Whitewater rafting, hiking and a Bridge walk! The cost will be $290.

  • When: July 19th – 24th, 2017
  • Location: New River Gorge National River
  • Who: Any Scout and any adult interesting in going (see below)
  • Register: Sign up on our registration page and indicate “New River Gorge”.  The deadline to register an intent to go will be Wednesday, April 12th. There will be a cap on the number of boys we can take which will be determined by how many parents and leaders can also go for transportation.
  • Cost: Total: $290 per boy
    • The break down is:
      • $45 for a one day ticket to the Visitor Center at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, home of the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
      • $79 for White water rafting trip on the New River (we need at least 8 participants for go whitewater rafting).
      • $74 for the Bridge Walk
      • $92 for food and the campground for six days (5 nights)
      • You may also want to factor in some spending money at the jamboree, though the boys will be expected to manage their own spending money.
    • We will need a deposit after April 12th once we know the list of the boys going with the full amount being required in June. Still working out details.
    • There WILL be a cap on the number of boys we can take, which will be controlled by the number of adults we have going.

Court of Honor – April 22nd

The first Court of Honor of the year is Saturday, April 22nd. We will will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend and the whole family is invited. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • In the future you will receive an email about requests for side dishes from Mrs. Hamm.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Weekly Update April 3-9, 2017

Thursday April 6th – Scoutmaster Meeting

The monthly Scoutmaster meeting will be held at Mrs. Pettit’s house.

  • When: Thursday, March 2nd– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mrs. Pettit’s Hosue (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

April 7-9th – Sports Campout

The PLC has worked up the schedule with several different games and sports to be played over Saturday. Two Sports and Athletics Merit Badge Counselors will be on hand to help boys get started on those Merit Badges if they choose to do so.

  • When: April 7th-9th
  • Drop off: Friday 6:00 PM (5:00 PM for the PLC)
  • Pickup: Sunday 11:00 AM (11:15 AM for the PLC)
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Pettit
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot. Activities will be at Shelter #2
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Registration is closed.
  • Notes:
    • While it is getting somewhat warmer the weather still shows nights in the 30’s. In the valley it will be a few degrees cooler as well. Please be aware of the weather and bring appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes waterproof shoes or boots.
    • Please bring different color T-Shirts (red, yellow, blue, green) so that it’s easier to organize teams.
    • Feel free to bring additional sports gear (soccer balls, Frisbees, etc.). Do NOT bring any shooting sports gear.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – April 7

The final Fish Fry for the year is this Friday night and we still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM.

Note that on we have the campout this weekend, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! Make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

New River Gorge Trip Deadline – April 14th

We are planning the New River Gorge trip for July 19th-24th. We will be visiting the National Scout Jamboree for one day, doing some Whitewater rafting, hiking and a Bridge walk! The cost will be $290.

  • When: July 19th – 24th, 2017
  • Location: New River Gorge National River
  • Who: Any Scout and any adult interesting in going (see below)
  • Register: Sign up on our registration page and indicate “New River Gorge”.  The deadline to register an intent to go will be Wednesday, April 12th. There will be a cap on the number of boys we can take which will be determined by how many parents and leaders can also go for transportation.
  • Cost: Total: $290 per boy
    • The break down is:
      • $45 for a one day ticket to the Visitor Center at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, home of the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
      • $79 for White water rafting trip on the New River (we need at least 8 participants for go whitewater rafting).
      • $74 for the Bridge Walk
      • $92 for food and the campground for six days (5 nights)
      • You may also want to factor in some spending money at the jamboree, though the boys will be expected to manage their own spending money.
    • We will need a deposit after April 12th once we know the list of the boys going with the full amount being required in June. Still working out details.
    • There WILL be a cap on the number of boys we can take, which will be controlled by the number of adults we have going.

Court of Honor – April 22nd

The first Court of Honor of the year is Saturday, April 22nd. We will will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend and the whole family is invited. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • In the future you will receive an email about requests for side dishes from Mrs. Hamm.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Refund from Scout Skills Weekend

Since the Scout Skills went from an overnight to a single day we are refunding some of the cost of the event. For boys that paid $6 for the overnight they were credited $3 to their Scout Account. For the Twilight Ninjas who paid $10 expecting to spend two nights, they credited $7 to their Scout Accounts. You can use this credit on future events. If you have a question about your Scout Account balance please see Mrs. Hagedorn.

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 27-April 2, 2017

Thursday March 30- Northern Tier Swim Tests

This session is primarily for the Northern Tier crew, however, if you missed last week for your summer camp swim test you can come to this one. If you are not a member of the YMCA you will need to sign in and have your parent sign a waiver. Parents: please ensure you come in with your child when you drop them off to sign the waiver the YMCA has, otherwise they can not swim or even stay on the property.

  • When: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: R.C. Durr YMCA
  • Who: Northern Tier registered scouts and those signed up for Summer camp.
  • Uniform: Please bring your swim suit, a towel and a change of clothes.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Cummings
  • Notes:
    • Please arrive sometime between 7 PM and 7:45 PM so that there is time for you to complete the test.
    • Priority on tests will be given to Northern Tier participants.
    • Unless otherwise arranged, this sessions is for swim tests ONLY, no other skills will be tested.

Saturday, April 1st – MB Challenge – Blue Cards

If you did not receive your Blue Cards at the first Merit Badge Challenge day, but you did write your name down on the paper for needing one, your Blue Card should be with Mr. Ihrig. Please see Mr. Ihrig at Merit Badge Challenge on Saturday morning at one of the first tables you see when you enter the cafeteria. If your session isn’t until later in the morning or afternoon you’ll need to locate Mr. Ihrig for the card. Please plan accordingly and make arrangements before Saturday.

Sunday, April 2nd – Pancake Breakfast

The Pancake breakfast is one of our major fundraisers for the troop. It will take place on April 2nd and we’ll need volunteers to help staff the event, plus ALL Scouts are expected to sell tickets. Here’s how this works:

  • When:
    • Shift One: 6:30 AM -10:00 AM
    • Shift Two: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts must participate in two of the mandatory fundraisers each year. This is one option to meet a portion of that requirement.
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • We have a few major fundraisers in the year and each Scout must work as a volunteer at least two of them. The pancake breakfast is one of these opportunities. Other opportunities will be later in the year (Spaghetti dinner, donuts and the flying pig marathon).
    • We will have two shifts: Shift One (also known as the O-Dark-Thirty shift) is at 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Shift Two is at 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Note that there is overlap on these shifts on purpose.
    • Scouts please sign up for a shift by using our registration page. Please indicate which shift you can do!
    • Each Scout, regardless of if they can help at the actual breakfast date, is asked to sell at a minimum $25 worth of ticket sales. The costs of the tickets are $5/adult, $3 for ages 10 and lower and anyone under is 2 is free. A family of five ticket can be sold for $16. Sell two family tickets and you meet your minimum.
    • Scouts and Scout families do not eat for free. So, there is at least some of your tickets right there!
    • When selling the tickets mention that the proceeds go to both the Scout Troop itself, as well as we will be donating a percentage to the Feed My Starving Children organization. The boys voted on this charity at the last meeting.
    • Any amount sold over the $25 minimum goes straight into the boys’ Scout Account to help pay for Scouting events like summer camp, campouts, etc. It’s a great way to subsidize the cost of the events throughout the year.
    • Any amount not meeting the minimum amount of sales is expected to made up by the family of the scout. If you see only $20 worth of tickets you’ll need to provide the remaining $5.
    • Since this is a fundraiser specifically for the troop it does NOT count as service hours.

Sunday, April 2nd  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for Sports Campout 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Sports Campout – April 7-9

The next campout is the Sports Campout! The PLC is still working up the schedule, but several different games and sports will be available throughout the weekend.

We will have two Merit Badge Counselors on hand for both Sports and Athletics Merit Badges. These badges do require some prework, as well as some longer term requirements. Mrs. Pettit and Mr. Poore will be working with any scout that wishes to start these Merit Badges. Make sure to get a blue card from Mr. Wood or Mr. Davies BEFORE the campout.

If you already have the Sports or Athletics Merit Badges, or you are not looking to take these badges, you are still encouraged to come. Just come to enjoy playing the games! There will be time for Rank Advancement items as well.

The drop off time will be 6:00 PM for the troop (5:00 PM for the PLC) on Friday. The pickup time has not been set yet.

Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 31- April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables at the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 31st and April 7th.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Florida Seabase Participants Selected

We have our crew for the Florida seabase trip! We had 9 boys who met the requirements request to go, but only had room for 6. The other three were placed on a wait list in case someone can’t make it. The roster has been posted to the Who’s Camping list and the boys who requested have all been informed.

Many thanks to Mr. Cummings and Mr. Wyant who will be guiding our youth on this trip!

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 20-26, 2017

Friday March 24- Swim Tests and Swimming MB

If you are not a member of the YMCA you will need to sign in and have your parent sign a waiver. Parents: please ensure you come in with your child when you drop them off to sign the waiver the YMCA has, otherwise they can not swim or even stay on the property.

  • When: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: R.C. Durr YMCA
  • Who: Any Scout wishing to pass their swim tests for summer camp, Northern Tier, rank advancement and ALL boys who are registered for Swimming MB.
  • Uniform: Please bring your swim suit, a towel and a change of clothes.
  • Event Lead: Becky Ortwein
  • Notes:
    • If you are working on Swimming MB or your rank advancements related to swimming please bring your book.
    • Those just taking the Swim test can show up between 6 PM and 7 PM to be worked into the tests.
    • Those taking Swimming MB should expect to be at the pool for the duration.
    • Another Swim Test opportunity will be on April 30th for Northern Tier and Summer Camp.

Sunday, March 26th  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for Summer Camp – Falling Rock
    • Deadline to pay the deposit for Florida Seabase in 2018
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Actual Elections and possible appointments for positions! If were you not at the last meeting and are interested in a position, please email the scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org to indicate which position you are interested in.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Summer Camp – Falling Rock!

Falling Rock offers so much more than just merit badges. Please check out the information found on our websiteDeadline to sign up and pay is March 26th.  Anyone signing up after the deadline will end up paying $20 additional late fee imposed by the camp itself (not us).

If for any reason finances are a reason you are hesitant to sign up, please reach out to the Scoutmaster. This can be handled privately. We can set up payment plans as an option and there are funds available so that money is never a reason for a Scout not to participate.

Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 24 – April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables at the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 24th, 30th and April 7th.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 2nd

The Pancake breakfast is one of our major fundraisers for the troop. It will take place on April 2nd and we’ll need volunteers to help staff the event, plus ALL Scouts are expected to sell tickets. Here’s how this works:

  • We have a few major fundraisers in the year and each Scout must work as a volunteer at least two of them. The pancake breakfast is one of these opportunities. Other opportunities will be later in the year (Spaghetti dinner, donuts and the flying pig marathon).
  • We will have two shifts: Shift One (also known as the O-Dark-Thirty shift) is at 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Shift Two is at 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Note that there is overlap on these shifts on purpose.
  • Scouts please sign up for a shift by using our registration page. Please indicate which shift you can do!
  • Each Scout, regardless of if they can help at the actual breakfast date, is asked to sell at a minimum $25 worth of ticket sales. The costs of the tickets are $5/adult, $3 for ages 10 and lower and anyone under is 2 is free. A family of five ticket can be sold for $16. Sell two family tickets and you meet your minimum.
  • Scouts and Scout families do not eat for free. So, there is at least some of your tickets right there!
  • When selling the tickets mention that the proceeds go to both the Scout Troop itself, as well as we will be donating a percentage to the Feed My Starving Children organization. The boys voted on this charity at the last meeting.
  • Any amount sold over the $25 minimum goes straight into the boys’ Scout Account to help pay for Scouting events like summer camp, campouts, etc. It’s a great way to subsidize the cost of the events throughout the year.
  • Any amount not meeting the minimum amount of sales is expected to made up by the family of the scout. If you see only $20 worth of tickets you’ll need to provide the remaining $5.
  • Since this is a fundraiser specifically for the troop it does NOT count as service hours.

Florida Seabase Opportunity! Deadline March 25th

Really short notice on this one, but we were selected for a slot at the BSA Florida High Adventure Seabase! This is a great opportunity, but the spaces are limited to 2 adults and six boys. This opportunity was announced last week via email as well as at the meeting on Sunday.

The date is July 19th-25th, 2018. The estimated cost will be $1,400 to $1,500 per boy to cover the entire trip (including transportation, the adventure and food). We have put a limit of boys ages 14 and older for this trip. If we get more interest than six boys we will select based on age, then rank.

Contact Mr. Cummings or the Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org if you wish to go by Noon on Saturday, March 25th.  A deposit of $100 per participant is due on March 26th. 

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

First Aid Merit Badge Wraps up– 26th

For those working on the First Aid Merit Badge with Mr. Davies, the classes wraps up on March 26th. The session will be at the Boone Co. Sheriff’s office on Conrad Lane.

An Environmental Service Opportunity, March 25th

You can help restore the native woodlands around the Piner property of Big Bone Lick State Park. The NKY Urban Forestry group will be planting trees along Gum Branch Creek from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Got to http://www.nkyurbanforestry.org/reforest-nky.html to register.

This is not a troop led service project, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. f you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log. Contact reforestnky@gmail.com if you have additional questions.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 13-19, 2017

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 14th  & 15th – Feed My Starving Children Service

  • When: Please arrive at 5:15 PM in order to sign in! Packing is from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Location: IHM, Britt Hall
  • Who: All who previously signed up. Please come on the night you signed up for. You can check the Special Sign up list for your name.
  • Uniform: For Scouts wear Class A with Class B underneath. For Parents and family members, please wear a Red Scout shirt if you have one (like from Grand Canyon) or a Red shirt.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood on Tuesday night. Mr. Ihrig on Wednesday Night.
  • Notes:
    • Please make sure to sign in, and ensure that the Event lead gets your name down for service hours.

Thursday, March 16 -Committee Meeting

  • When: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: IHM, Main School Building
  • Who: Committee Members, Adult Leaders, and Parents Welcome
  • Uniform: Class A or Civilian
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

Sunday, March 19th  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Please see Mrs. Hagedorn for Scout Account Balances.
    • Campaigning for positions! If you are interested in a position, please look for an email specific to that coming out this week.
    • Boys interesting in applying for Senior Patrol Leader: You must have completed at least First Class Star and be actively pursuing your next rank. You must  have demonstrated Scout Spirit, a responsible attitude, maturity and leadership ability through example and action. You must have attended Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) to be considered. If you meet these requirements, please email Mr. Wood at scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org and inform him you wish to run.
    • Elections are the following week on the 26th.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 17 – April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables a the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 24th, 30th and April 7th. The other days are pretty well handled.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wish to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Summer Camp – Falling Rock!

Look for an email from the Scoutmaster with information on Camp Falling Rock, including what Merit Badges will be offered, cost and more. Deadline to sign up with be March 26th.  

Information can be found on our website.

Don’t forget that we are also planning a trip to New River Gorge a few days after summer camp. Details are still being worked out, but it will cost roughly the same as summer camp and will include at least one day at the National Scout Jamboree Visitor Center while the Jamboree is in session!

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 2nd

Look for additional information coming out on the Pancake breakfast from the Committee. This is one of the options for working our two out of three mandatory fundraisers per year. Note that ALL boys will be expected to sell tickets. The minimum dollar amount to sell will be sent out with the notification about the event. Please look for more information to follow.

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

Swimming Merit Badge Continues– March 24th

Don’t forget for those of you taking Swimming MB with Mrs. Ortwein, the pool session will be Friday, March 24th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the RC Durr YMCA.

First Aid Merit Badge Continues– March 19th & 26th

For those working on the First Aid Merit Badge with Mr. Davies, the classes continue on March 19th and 26th. All sessions will be at the Boone Co. Sheriff’s office on Conrad Lane.

An Environmental Service Opportunity, March 25th

You can help restore the native woodlands around the Piner property of Big Bone Lick State Park. The NKY Urban Forestry group will be planting trees along Gum Branch Creek from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Got to http://www.nkyurbanforestry.org/reforest-nky.html to register.

This is not a troop led service project, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. f you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log. Contact reforestnky@gmail.com if you have additional questions.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 6-12, 2017

March 10th – 11th –  Scout Skills Campout

UPDATE: Due to very cold temperatures we are shifting the event to be on Saturday only. Twilight Ninjas will not be staying out on Saturday night either. See updated times below!

  • When: Saturday, March 11th
  • Drop off: Saturday 9:00 AM (8:00 AM for the PLC)
  • Pickup: Saturday 4:30 PM
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein & Mr. Cummings
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot. Camping will be at Shelter #2.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Registration is closed.
  • Notes:
    • Even though we are just meeting for the day, please bring your mess kit, a water bottle, your scout book and a cup that you can have a hot beverage in.
    • The weather will be very cold. Please pack appropriately!
    • The boys will be working on outdoor related skills for the ranks of Scout thru First Class.
    • The Scouting 101 for Parents has been postponed. It will not occur at the campout.

March 11th – Journey to Eagle Session

After the Scout Skills outing wraps up on Saturday evening we have asked Mr. Rick Klein from the Trailblazer district to come speak with our Star and Life scouts. Mr. Klein reviews Eagle Scout projects and serves as the district representative for our Eagle Board of Reviews. He’s also a Troop 727 Alumni! Mr. Klein will speak about the requirements for Eagle, walking through what the boys need to have ready, and to answer questions. This is a perfect time to get your questions answered and start your plans to complete your journey to Eagle!

  • When: February 11th, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Location: Currently scheduled for Camp Michaels at Shelter #2. Any changes will be communicated via email.
  • Who: This is for Star and Life Scouts only. See Special Sign ups for who’s attending
  • Required Paperwork: None
  • Register: Register on the event page and use “Journey to Eagle” as the code. Please register by Thursday, March 9th. Food will be provided for the boys.
  • Notes:
    • The session may last less than 90 minutes.

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office, Conrad Lane
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Campaigning for positions!

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 10 – April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables a the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 24th, 30th and April 7th. The other days are pretty well handled.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wish to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Scouting 101 for Parents

There were some initial plans for a Scouting 101 for Parents session at the upcoming Scout Skills weekend, but this will be postponed. A future date will be announced once it is known.

Wednesday, March 15th – City of Florence Youth in Government Program

This event is hosted by the City of Florence at the Florence Government Center Community Rooms. It will run from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Scouts can complete a rank requirement, such as speaking with a civil servant (First Class 9a). If you attend and work on this make sure to get a note of who you talk to and have them sign the note.

This is not a troop led event, so please be sure to go with a parent or buddy.

Summer Camp – Falling Rock!

Look for an email from the Scoutmaster with information on Camp Falling Rock, including what Merit Badges will be offered, cost and more. Deadline to sign up with be March 26th.  

Information can be found on our website.

Don’t forget that we are also planning a trip to New River Gorge a few days after summer camp. Details are still being worked out, but it will cost roughly the same as summer camp and will include at least one day at the National Scout Jamboree Visitor Center while the Jamboree is in session!

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We need volunteers to come help run a water station on the famous Flying Pig Marathon route! If we bring out at least 40 volunteers we can make some money for the troop while we cheer on the runners of this awesome regional event. Only volunteers 14 and older will count. This is where we can really use some family help to bring parents, grandparents, older siblings, neighbors and friends.

We will start very early at about 6:30 AM and be out until 12:30 PM that day.

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

Swimming Merit Badge Continues– March 24th

Don’t forget for those of you taking Swimming MB with Mrs. Ortwein, the pool session will be Friday, March 24th from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the RC Durr YMCA.

First Aid Merit Badge Continues– March 19th & 26th

For those working on the First Aid Merit Badge with Mr. Davies, the classes continue on March 19th and 26th. All sessions will be at the Boone Co. Sheriff’s office on Conrad Lane.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update February 27-March 5, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th – Adult Marketing Fundraiser & Skyline Chili Night

The Adult marketing fundraiser is an extremely easy way for the troop to make some money. We need is at least 100 adults to sign up and take up to 45 minutes of their time on answer some survey questions. The volunteers don’t have to pay for anything. Just Sign up and ask your neighbors and other adult family members to as well! For each attendee the troop is paid between $7 – $10 per person. This is a chance for us to earn up to $800 without asking other people for money! All we ask for is their time.

After they are done, if they like Skyline Chili, they can stop over at the Burlington Skyline close by and everything purchased between 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM will send 20% of that to the troop. Make sure to bring out one the flyers Mrs. Hamm sent out earlier in the week! If you didn’t get one let the Scoutmaster know.

  • When: 15 min survey slots starting at 3:30-7:30 PM
  • Who: Any Adult aged 18 to 65! We need at least 100 adults to sign up or we will miss the 100 participant requirement (This is Crucial). 
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM Complex
  • Register:

Thursday, March 2nd– Scoutmaster Meeting

The monthly Scoutmaster meeting will be held at Mrs. Pettit’s house.

  • When: Thursday, March 2nd– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mrs. Pettit’s Hosue (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

Saturday, March 4th – The Youth Mental Health First Aid

This is an excellent opportunity for FREE training for all of our parents and adult leaders. Please sign up if you can make it. Note this is for adults only and boys should not attend. Lunch will be provided.

The following is a description of the training:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

  • When: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 4th
  • Location: Grace Pointe Church, 1438 Cox Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018
  • Who: All Adult Leaders and any Parents that have an interest.
  • Uniform: None
  • Register: Each individual participant must email Nicole Sofranko at nicole.sofranko@boone.kyschools.us or call 859-334-3791 to register. Nicole will provide you with a confirmation of your registration and a reminder for this event.
  • Please also send an email to Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org to let Mr. Wood know you’ve registered.
  • Notes:
    • This is open to ALL of our Adult leaders and parents.
    • This is NOT for Scouts. Please do not bring youth with you to the training.
    • The training is FREE

First Aid Merit Badge – March 5th, 19th & 26th

  • When: March 5th, 19th & 26th 12:00 PM Noon to 3:00 PM
  • Where: Boone Co. Sheriff Office on Conrad Lane
  • Who: Any scout needing First Aid Merit Badge
  • Register: Use the registration form to sign up. Indicate First Aid Merit Badge as the event. Deadline to register is this Friday night (March 3rd).
  • Event Lead: Mr. Davies
  • Notes:
    • If possible purchase a new First Aid Merit Badge book as the requirements have changed in 2016.
    • Bring the First Aid Merit Badge book, your Scout Handbook, the printed First Aid Merit Badge worksheet, a pen/pencil and a water bottle.
    • You’ll need to make all three sessions.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office, Conrad Lane
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Theme: Gear!
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for the Scout Skills Campout! $6

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 3 – April 7

Each year the Troop helps with the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. We are still looking for 4 boys each Friday for a shift from 4:45 APm to 8:30 PM to bus tables. If you are interested in helping bus tables please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement!

Scout Skills Camp Out – March 10th-11th

The outing in March is the Scout Skills campout. This will be the first campout with our new crossover scouts! We will just be staying Friday night and pickup will be about 4:30 PM on Saturday. At least one patrol has elected to spend Saturday night as well! Additional information will be provided soon, but the cost will be $6 for those coming only Friday and Saturday and the usual $10 for those staying both nights. The outing will be down at Camp Michaels. Please sign up now if you’re interested. Deadline to sign up and pay is this coming Sunday.

If you are a scout that still needs requirements for First class, this it the event to come to! If you are an older scout, we need your help in teaching our younger scouts. Please come and be prepared to teach, learn and have some fun.

Journey to Eagle Meeting – March 11th

After the Scout Skills outing wraps up on Saturday evening we have asked Mr. Rick Klein from the Trailblazer district to come speak with our Star and Life scouts. Mr. Klein reviews Eagle Scout projects and serves as the district representative for our Eagle Board of Reviews. He’s also a Troop 727 Alumni! Mr. Klein will speak about the requirements for Eagle, walking through what the boys need to have ready, and to answer questions. This is a perfect time to get your questions answered and start your plans to complete your journey to Eagle!

This will be held from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Saturday, March 11th at Shelter #2 at Camp Michaels. If you plan on attending please register for this so we can have a count (even if you are planning on coming to the Scout Skills day as well, register for this separately). Register on the event page and use “Journey to Eagle” as the code.

Wednesday, March 15th – City of Florence Youth in Government Program

This event is hosted by the City of Florence at the Florence Government Center Community Rooms. It will run from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Scouts can complete a rank requirement, such as speaking with a civil servant (First Class 9a). If you attend and work on this make sure to get a note of who you talk to and have them sign the note.

This is not a troop led event, so please be sure to go with a parent or buddy.

Summer Camp – Falling Rock!

Look for a separate email coming early this week with information on Camp Falling Rock, including what Merit Badges will be offered, cost and more.

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We need volunteers to come help run a water station on the famous Flying Pig Marathon route! If we bring out at least 40 volunteers we can make some money for the troop while we cheer on the runners of this awesome regional event. Only volunteers 14 and older will count. This is where we can really use some family help to bring parents, grandparents, older siblings, neighbors and friends.

We will start very early at about 6:30 AM and be out until 12:30 PM that day.

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Weekly Update February 20-26, 2017

Friday, February 24 – Swimming Merit Badge

  • When: 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Boone Co. Public Library, Main Branch on KY 18.
  • Who: Scouts who have Registered for Swimming MB
  • Register: Use the Registration form and indicate Swimming MB. Deadline to register is Thursday, February 23rd.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Notes
    • This is for Swimming Merit Badge, the ability to swim is a prerequisite.
    • The first session is class room only and will not require swim gear.
    • Please read the Swimming MB book if you can get it and bring it and the worksheet to the class with you.
    • The second session will be at the RC Durr YMCA on March 24th.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 – Troop Meeting

  • When: 4 PM
    • PLC: 2:30 PM -4:00 PM – Extended PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM.
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Extended PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Theme: Patrol Method
    • First meeting for our new Crossovers!

Tuesday, February 28th – Adult Marketing Fundraiser & Skyline Chili Night

The Adult marketing fundraiser is an extremely easy way for the troop to make some money. All we need is at least 100 adults to sign up and take up to 45 minutes of their time on answer some survey questions. They don’t have to pay for anything. Just Sign up and ask your neighbors and other adult family members to as well! For each attendee the troop is paid between $7 – $10 per person. This is a chance for us to earn up to $800 without asking other people for money! All we ask for is their time.

After they are done, if they like Skyline Chili, they can stop over at the Burlington Skyline close by and everything purchased between 5:00 PM and 9:30 PM will send 20% of that to the troop. Make sure to bring out one the flyers Mrs. Hamm sent out earlier in the week! If you didn’t get one let the Scoutmaster know.

  • When: 15 min survey slots starting at 3:30-7:30 PM
  • Who: Any Adult aged 18 to 65! We need at least 100 adults to sign up or we will miss the 100 participant requirement (This is Crucial). 
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM Complex
  • Register:

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

The Troop Grows!

This last Sunday we welcomed nine new boys to the troop at the Pack 727 crossover ceremony. Congratulations to the new boys on their Arrow of Light, and welcome to the Troop!

Fish Fry Volunteers Needed – March 3 – April 7

Each year the Troop helps with the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. This year we are looking for volunteers in two ways (both of which will count towards service hours for rank advancement):

IHM Student Volunteers – Fridays March 3 – April 7

We are looking for 6th – 8th grade scouts who attend IHM to help out each Friday between March 3rd and April 7th from 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM. They will be helping set up tables and get things arranged for the dinners.

If you are interested in helping on setting up please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Setup” as the event title. If possible they are looking for the same boys every Friday.

All Scouts – Fridays March 3 – April 7

For the Fish Fry Dinners we will looking for 4 boys each Friday with 4 boys on each shift to bus tables. The times are from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM.

If you are interested in helping bus tables please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate.

Saturday, March 4th – The Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Youth Mental Health First Aid class has moved locations and time. It is still on Saturday, March 4th, but the location is now Grace Pointe Church, 1438 Cox Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018  and the times are from 8 AM to 4 PM.

This is an excellent opportunity for FREE training for all of our parents and adult leaders. Please sign up if you can make it. Note this is for adults only and boys should not attend. Lunch will be provided.

The following is a description of the training:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

  • When: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 4th
  • Location: Grace Pointe Church, 1438 Cox Ave, Erlanger, KY 41018
  • Who: All Adult Leaders and any Parents that have an interest.
  • Uniform: None
  • Register: Each individual participant must email Nicole Sofranko at nicole.sofranko@boone.kyschools.us or call 859-334-3791 to register. Nicole will provide you with a confirmation of your registration and a reminder for this event.
  • Please also send an email to Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org to let Mr. Wood know you’ve registered.
  • Notes:
    • This is open to ALL of our Adult leaders and parents.
    • This is NOT for Scouts. Please do not bring youth with you to the training.
    • The training is FREE

First Aid Merit Badge – March 5th, 19th & 26th

  • When: March 5th, 19th & 26th 12:00 PM Noon to 3:00 PM
  • Where: Boone Co. Sheriff Office on Conrad Lane
  • Who: Any scout needing First Aid Merit Badge
  • Register: Use the registration form to sign up. Indicate First Aid Merit Badge as the event.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Davies
  • Notes:
    • If possible purchase a new First Aid Merit Badge book as the requirements have changed in 2016.
    • Bring the First Aid Merit Badge book, your Scout Handbook, the printed First Aid Merit Badge worksheet, a pen/pencil and a water bottle.
    • You’ll need to make all three sessions.

Scout Skills Camp Out – March 10th-11th

The outing in March is the Scout Skills campout. This will the first campout with our new crossover scouts! We will just be staying Friday night and a pickup will be about 4:30 PM on Saturday. Additional information will be provided soon, but the cost will be $6 and the outing will be down at Camp Michaels. Please sign up now if you’re interested.

If you are a scout that still needs requirements for First class, this it the event to come to! If you are an older scout, we need your help in teaching our younger scouts. Please come and be prepared to teach, learn and have some fun.

Journey to Eagle Meeting – March 11th

After the Scout Skills outing wraps up on Saturday evening we have asked Mr. Rick Klein from districts to come speak with our Star and Life scouts. Mr. Klein is who reviews Eagle Scout projects and serves as the district representative for on our Eagle Board of Reviews. He’s also a Troop 727 Alumni! Mr. Klein will be speak about the requirements for Eagle, walking through what the boys need to have ready, and to answer questions. This is a perfect time to get your questions answered and start your plans to complete your journey to Eagle!

This will be held from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Saturday, March 11th at Shelter #2 at Camp Michaels. Look for more information coming soon.

Wednesday, March 15th – City of Florence Youth in Government Program

This event is hosted by the City of Florence at the Florence Government Center Community Rooms. It will run from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Scouts can complete a rank requirement, such as speaking with a civil servant (First Class 9a). If you attend and work on this make sure to get a note of who you talk to and have them sign the note.

This is not a troop led event, so please be sure to go with a parent or buddy.

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