Weekly Update October 16 – October 22, 2017

Thursday, October 19th – Popcorn is due!

Please make sure to get your orders in to Mrs Goodwin.

Thursday, October 19th – Troop Committee Meeting

  • When: 7:00 PM –  8:00 PM
  • Location: IHM
  • Who: Troop Committee Members. All Scoutmasters and parents are welcome.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

October 20th-22nd– Recon Camp

  • When: October 20th-22nd
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM at Camp Michaels for PLC, 6:00 PM for the rest of the troop
  • Pickup: Sunday, 10:00 AM at Camp Michaels
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mr. Brossart
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Location: Camp Michaels, Shelter 2 and Shooting Sports field
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up. Registration is closed.
  • 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.
  • Cost: $10
  • Notes:
    • The current weather is looking very nice. Watch the forecast as it gets closer to the weekend. A little cool, and only a slight chance of rain.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

ILST – Saturday, October 28th

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops will be held on Saturday, October 28th. The current location is the Main Boone County Library on 18.  They will get started about 9:30 AM and run until 3:30 PM.

All Scouts in a leadership role of any kind are expected to attend for training, even if they have been trained before. If there is a reason you can not attend please contact the SPL, A. Ihrig, or Mr. Wood to let them know.

Rummage Sale Moved

We move the Rummage sale to Sunday, Nov 5th due to weather. We will have more information about the reschedule and signs ups for the shifts soon. Please save the date! If you have any additional items, please bring them down to the little grey trailer. Note that really large items will need to be held onto until the event as the trailer is getting really full (which is awesome!).

Service Hours Opportunity in November

If you aren’t going to the Cold Weather/Star Wars campout then you have some opportunity for some service hours with the Knights of Columbus. They need help moving boxes of food around for their annual food drive on Saturday, November 17th from 4 to 8 PM, and again on Sunday, November 18 from 8 AM to Noon. We will have signs up posted next week online and at the next meeting.

Yellowstone Sign ups are open!

I hope you’ve been reading your emails! The signs up are open for the great destination of 2018! Note that the deadline to add your name to the list openly is Oct 8th. Any names added to the list at this point will be on the wait list, accepted in the order in which their registration came in.

Oct 29th will be the deadline for the $100 deposit, which confirms your position on the trip.

 Merit Badge Challenge – Registration Opens Oct 21st

The Merit Badge Challenge for Northern KY will have it’s registration open up on Oct 21st. They have already posted the schedule and merit badges at http://www.danbeard.org/MBC. The dates will be March 3rd and 17th. It looks like the location may be different, but it’s not been announced yet. This opportunity is a great way for Scouts to pick up some merit badges, so we highly recommend getting signed up as soon as they can.

There is often prerequisite work for many of the Merit Badges, which is indicated in the documentation. So, look through the options, pick out your merit badges and get started! This is an individual registration event. Once you are registered for your Merit Badges please ask for a blue card from Mr. Davies or Mr. Wood.

Summer Camp is Set! – July 29 – Aug 4

The scouts have selected Camp Ransburg for their 2018 Summer Camp, and we’ve reserved a campsite for the 9th week of camp which is July 29th – Aug 4th. More information will be sent out about camp in the coming months; however, the cost of the camp itself will be $315 per scout (if paid before April 15th). There will be some additional cost for travel, a Troop T-shirt, etc.

Weekly Update October 9 – October 15, 2017

October 12th – Eagle Scout Project Dedication

  • When: October 12th at 5:30 PM
  • Location: John G. Carlisle Elementary, 910 Homan Ave, Covington, KY 41011
  • Who: All Scouts and Parents are invited
  • What: The baseball field that B. Bonfilio worked on as part of his Eagle Scout project is being dedicated on Thursday. He’s invited anyone in the troop out to view the dedication and celebrate.

October 13th-14th– PLC Retreat

  • When: October 13th & 14th
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM at IHM
  • Pickup: Saturday 8:00 PM at IHM
  • Trailer Wrangler: None needed
  • Event Lead: Mr. Kiely
  • Location: Camp Craig Program Building.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up. It is extremely important that if you are newly elected, or appointed, to one of the following positions that you attend: SPL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide, Chaplain’s Aide, PL and APL.
  • 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.
  • Cost: $8
  • Notes:
    • The current weather is looking very nice. Watch the forecast as it gets closer to the weekend.
    • We will be staying in the Program Building, so bring a sleeping bag or sheets for the bunks. We’ll have access to full showers.
    • Bring notes and ideas for 2018, plus any feedback from your patrols.
    • If you can’t make this retreat you need to notify the SPL and Scoutmaster.

Sunday, October 15th – Rummage Sale Fundraiser

  • When (three shifts)
    • 7 AM – 10:30 AM (need about 10 Scouts and 2 adults)
    • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM (need about 8-10 Scouts and 2 adults)
    • 1 PM – 4 PM (need about 10 to 15 Scouts and 2 adults)
  • Location: Urb’s Garage & Collision Center on 5880 N Jefferson St, Burlington, KY
  • Who: All Scouts signed up for Yellowstone
  • Sign up: Sign up online and indicate which shift you can attend
  • Uniform: Class A, with Class B underneath
  • Notes:
    • If you are signed up for Yellowstone you are expected to participate in a shift to help bring down the cost of the trip.
    • Any items you wish to donate you can bring that morning, or drop off at the Little Grey trailer at IHM.

Sunday, October 15th – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • This is the deadline to sign up and pay for the Recon Camp.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Yellowstone Sign ups are open!

I hope you’ve been reading your emails! The signs up are open for the great destination of 2018! Note that the deadline to add your name to the list openly is Oct 8th. Any names added to the list at this point will be on the wait list, accepted in the order in which their registration came in.

Oct 29th will be the deadline for the $100 deposit, which confirms your position on the trip.

 Merit Badge Challenge – Registration Opens Oct 21st

The Merit Badge Challenge for Northern KY will have it’s registration open up on Oct 21st. They have already posted the schedule and merit badges at http://www.danbeard.org/MBC. The dates will be March 3rd and 17th. It looks like the location may be different, but it’s not been announced yet. This opportunity is a great way for Scouts to pick up some merit badges, so we highly recommend getting signed up as soon as they can.

There is often prerequisite work for many of the Merit Badges, which is indicated in the documentation. So, look through the options, pick out your merit badges and get started! This is an individual registration event. Once you are registered for your Merit Badges please ask for a blue card from Mr. Davies or Mr. Wood.

Recon Camp – October 20th-22nd

This year’s Recon C’s a weekend of challenges, games and the culminating event of recon of Saturday night! The scouts are divided into two teams for the event and each tries to gather more information about the base camp of the other. The more “intel” the more points. Throw in a few games and other scout challenges throughout the weekend and it’s a ton of fun!

The cost is $10 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting. The deadline for signing up for Recon camp is BEFORE or AT the meeting on October 15th. Drop off will be at 5:30 PM for PLC, 6:00 PM for everyone else. Pick up will be at 10:00 AM on Sunday.

Summer Camp is Set! – July 29 – Aug 4

The scouts have selected Camp Ransburg for their 2018 Summer Camp, and we’ve reserved a campsite for the 9th week of camp which is July 29th – Aug 4th. More information will be sent out about camp in the coming months; however, the cost of the camp itself will be $315 per scout (if paid before April 15th). There will be some additional cost for travel, a Troop T-shirt, etc.

Raising Money for the Troop while Shopping!

Did you know Troop 727 can earn money every time you shop at Kroger’s or Remke’s? All you have to do is sign up and use your card when you check out!

Register your Kroger Plus card at www.kroger.com and in your account under the Community Rewards section click “Boy Scout Troop 727” and they will give us a percentage of your purchases.

You can also register your Remke Preferred Card at www.remkes.com and in your account under the Caring Neighbors section click the drop down box and designate “Boy Scout Troop 727”.

This is an easy way for the Troop to earn money without having to sell anything.  Tell your friends and family to enroll too and we will earn extra money for our Troop!

Please spread the word to help support these great programs!!

Weekly Update October 2 – October 8, 2017

Thursday, October 5th – Scoutmaster Meeting

The monthly Scoutmaster meeting will be held at Mr Wood’s house.

  • When: Thursday, September 5th– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mr. Wood’s (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

Sunday, October 8th – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • This is the deadline to sign up and pay for the PLC Retreat.
    • This is the deadline to put your name in the on the list for Yellowstone. After the 8th your name will be put in order on a wait list based on when it was added to the list.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Yellowstone Sign ups are open!

I hope you’ve been reading your emails! The signs up are open for the great destination of 2018! Note that the deadline to add your name to the list openly is Oct 8th. If we fill up our slots prior to Oct 8th Scouts will be selected based on age, then rank. Any names added to the list after Oct 8th will be on the wait list, accepted in the order in which their registration came in.

Oct 29th will be the deadline for the $100 deposit, which confirms your position on the trip.

PLC Retreat – October 13th & 14th

This year we are trying something new with our Annual Planning: the PLC Retreat. We have rented out the program building at Camp Craig for two days of planning, games, training and continuing to chart a course for our Troop! The adults will handle meals and most of the clean up so that the Scouts can concentrate on planning!

It is extremely important that if you are newly elected, or appointed, to one of the following positions that you attend: SPL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide, Chaplain’s Aide, PL and APL. If you can’t make this retreat you need to notify the SPL and Scoutmaster.

If you are not part of the PLC or youth leadership, please make sure that your ideas and feedback for what you’d like to see the troop doing in 2018 is passed to your Patrol Leaders (the new PLs!) for them to take to the retreat! They have been collecting ideas from the troop the last several meetings.

The cost is $8 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting.

Troop Fund Raiser – Rummage Sale! – October 15th

On Sunday, October 15th we will have a Rummage sale to help raise money. If your family, or your neighbors, have items they’d like to donate they will be going to a good cause. Watch your email for more information!

Scouts, we will be asking for volunteers to come staff the sale. Be ready to sign up!

Recon Camp – October 20th-22nd

This year’s Recon Camp will once again be at Camp Michaels. If you aren’t familiar with Recon Camp it’s a weekend of challenges, games and the culminating event of recon of Saturday night! The scouts are divided into two teams for the event and each tries to gather more information about the base camp of the other. The more “intel” the more points. Throw in a few games and other scout challenges throughout the weekend and it’s a ton of fun!

The cost is $10 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting. The deadline for signing up for Recon camp is BEFORE or AT the meeting on October 15th.

Weekly Update September 25 – October 1, 2017

Friday, Sept 29th – Venture Open House

The Venture Crew is holding an Open house this coming Friday night at Acree Hall on the IHM Campus. They will be giving out information about what it means to be in the Venture Crew and taking applications. The program is for youth 14 to 21 years of age. Note that this is a separate program from the Scout Troop; however, a Scout can be dual registered in both programs. This is also a great way for our older Scouts to stay in Scouting and continue their adventures.  The program is also Coed.

If you’re interested, swing by the open house from 6 PM to 9 PM on Friday night.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Yellowstone Sign ups are open!

If you weren’t at the meeting on Sunday evening you missed out on the Yellowstone Kick-off! We watched some really good videos of what the park has to offer and talked a little about some of the things the scouts would like to do (we had to veto riding the bison; while not specifically negated in the Guide to Safe Scouting we thought it might not be the safest thing to try!).

A Yellowstone specific email with more information will be sent out this week! Watch your Inbox!!

 

Service Hours Opportunity – Saturday, September 30th

The Grace Episcopal Church in Florence is having a mobile food pantry and would love some Scouts to come help lift, carry and haul boxes of food. They could really use the help, and many of our Scouts could really use the service hours. Sounds like a win for everyone, especially the people benefiting from support of food given by the community!

This will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, September 30th. You do not need to sign up or register, just make arrangements with your parents and be there. This is not a troop organized service project, so Scouts will need to have parents with them, or organize parent supervision between families, as well as transportation.

PLC Retreat – October 13th & 14th

This year we are trying something new with our Annual Planning: the PLC Retreat. We have rented out the program building at Camp Craig for two days of planning, games, training and continuing to chart a course for our Troop! The adults will handle meals and most of the clean up so that the Scouts can concentrate on planning!

It is extremely important that if you are newly elected, or appointed, to one of the following positions that you attend: SPL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide, Chaplain’s Aide, PL and APL. If you can’t make this retreat you need to notify the SPL and Scoutmaster.

If you are not part of the PLC or youth leadership, please make sure that your ideas and feedback for what you’d like to see the troop doing in 2018 is passed to your Patrol Leaders (the new PLs!) for them to take to the retreat! They have been collecting ideas from the troop the last several meetings.

The cost is $8 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting.

Recon Camp – October 20th-2nd

This year’s Recon Camp will once again be at Camp Michaels. If you aren’t familiar with Recon Camp it’s a weekend of challenges, games and the culminating event of recon of Saturday night! The scouts are divided into two teams for the event and each tries to gather more information about the base camp of the other. The more “intel” the more points. Throw in a few games and other scout challenges throughout the weekend and it’s a ton of fun!

The cost is $10 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting.

Other Upcoming Events

For the rest of the year we still have plenty for you to get engaged in! We have the Code Weather/Star Wars campout in November and, one of our most popular troop activities: the Lock in in December! Get signed up for these events early!

Weekly Update September 18-24, 2017

Thursday, September 21st – Troop Committee Meeting

  • When: 7:00 PM –  8:00 PM
  • Location: IHM
  • Who: Troop Committee Members. All Scoutmasters and parents are welcome.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

Sunday, September 24th – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Parents: Please come in at the end of the meeting (at 6) for announcements about Yellowstone. Should take about 15 minutes.
    • Yellowstone sign ups will start at the end of this meeting.
    • Note we are back to Class A uniform at the meetings. The scouts will still want to wear Class B underneath their uniform shirt.
    • Elections will be held for SPL and PL positions at this meeting. If you are running for one of these positions you must attend unless given permission by the SPL or Scoutmaster.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Yellowstone announcement – September 24th

Parents! Please come to the end of the meeting on the 24th and step inside to hear an announcement regarding the Yellowstone trip. This will also be the first opportunity for the Scouts to sign up for interest in the trip, so you don’t want to miss it! This should only take about 15 minutes or so and will start at about 6 PM when the regular meeting ends.

We are still working out a lot of the details, including how to get out there, so the cost will be estimated and shared at this announcement.

Service Hours Opportunity – Saturday, September 30th

The Grace Episcopal Church in Florence is having a mobile food pantry and would love some Scouts to come help lift, carry and haul boxes of food. They could really use the help, and many of our Scouts could really use the service hours. Sounds like a win for everyone, especially the people benefiting from support of food given by the community!

This will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, September 30th. You do not need to sign up or register, just make arrangements with your parents and be there. This is not a troop organized service project, so Scouts will need to have parents with them, or organize parent supervision between families, as well as transportation.

PLC Retreat – October 13th & 14th

This year we are trying something new with our Annual Planning: the PLC Retreat. We have rented out the program building at Camp Craig for two days of planning, games, training and continuing to chart a course for our Troop! The adults will handle meals and most of the clean up so that the Scouts can concentrate on planning!

It is extremely important that if you are newly elected, or appointed, to one of the following positions that you attend: SPL, ASPL, Scribe, Troop Guide, Chaplain’s Aide, PL and APL. If you can’t make this retreat you need to notify the SPL and Scoutmaster.

If you are not part of the PLC or youth leadership, please make sure that your ideas and feedback for what you’d like to see the troop doing in 2018 is passed to your Patrol Leaders (the new PLs!) for them to take to the retreat! They have been collecting ideas from the troop the last several meetings.

The cost is $8 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting.

Recon Camp – October 20th-2nd

This year’s Recon Camp will once again be at Camp Michaels. If you aren’t familiar with Recon Camp it’s a weekend of challenges, games and the culminating event of recon of Saturday night! The scouts are divided into two teams for the event and each tries to gather more information about the base camp of the other. The more “intel” the more points. Throw in a few games and other scout challenges throughout the weekend and it’s a ton of fun!

The cost is $10 per scout. Register Online or sign up at the next meeting.

Other Upcoming Events

For the rest of the year we still have plenty for you to get engaged in! We have the Code Weather/Star Wars campout in November and, one of our most popular troop activities: the Lock in in December! Get signed up for these events early!

Weekly Update September 11-17, 2017

Sunday, September 17th – 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:
    • Note we are back to Class A uniform at the meetings. The scouts will still want to wear Class B underneath their uniform shirt.
    • If you put your name in for a role of responsibility that is appointed, or if you wish to run for SPL or PL, make sure you come prepared to be interviewed (appointments) or give your campaigning speech (for SPL and PL).

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Race Help from Mrs. Pettit: September 16th!

We still need help with the race. We only have 8 volunteers at this time.

The event is to help with their green team and clean up for the Hudepohl 14 K Brewery Run which is scheduled on Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The group can meet at the location or carpool from IHM (leaving at 6:30 AM).

We will need 30 volunteers (but will welcome more) and would still ask that the ages be 14 and up! This will be another big money maker for the troop to help out for our big trip next summer!

How to sign up!

Registration instructions:
1) Click here: https://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=330&group=2888 
2) Enter required information
3) Enter the following password when asked near the end of the form: 72714k
4) Click Get Me Registered to submit the information

Campaign Starts – Still Open Positions Available

On September 24th we will have Troop elections. At the previous meeting we had several Scouts come tell me they were interested in positions within the troop Youth Leadership. These names will be passed to our Senior Patrol Leader candidates to be interviewed over the next few meetings. If you provided your name, please make sure attend the next few meetings, or if you can’t, make sure to reach out to Mr. Wood.

There were a few positions in which no one put their name in for: OA Representative, Historian, Librarian or Quartermaster. If you have an interest in one of these positions, please let Mr. Wood know before the meeting on the 17th. You’ll be added to the Scouts to be interviewed for those appointed positions.

Scout Night at the Reds – September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the scouts, their friends, & families to the 2017 Scout Night Campout!

The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Boston Red Sox, with the game starting at 4:10PM.  Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities on the field and in the Kroger Fan Zone, and of course the exclusive overnight campout on the field with breakfast the following morning. No tents will be permitted.

This is NOT a troop organized event. You can register individually by going to http://m.mlb.com/reds/tickets/offers/scoutcampout. Do not register through the troop. Each scout will be responsible for their own transportation and working out adult supervision.

Service Hours Opportunity – Saturday, September 30th

The Grace Episcopal Church in Florence is having a mobile food pantry and would love some Scouts to come help lift, carry and haul boxes of food. They could really use the help, and many of our Scouts could really use the service hours. Sounds like a win for everyone, especially the people benefiting from support of food given by the community!

This will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, September 30th. You do not need to sign up or register, just make arrangements with your parents and be there. This is not a troop organized service project, so Scouts will need to have parents with them, or organize parent supervision between families, as well as transportation.

Weekly Update September 4 – 10, 2017

Thursday, September 7th – Scoutmaster Meeting

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

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

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Ohio Renaissance Fair Campout – Cancelled

Unfortunately, we did not get enough Scouts or Adults registered to go on the Renaissance campout. We have cancelled this campout.  Please take a moment and review the events for the remainder of the year and sign up early so that we can better plan and avoid having to cancel events!

  • PLC Retreat (Oct 13-14)
  • Recon Camp (Oct 20-22)
  • Star Wars / Cold Weather prep Camp (Nov 17-19)
  • Lock-in (Dec 2nd)

Register for any of these at our online form.

Race Help from Mrs. Pettit: September 16th!

Since we did such a GREAT job volunteering for the Flying Pig Marathon in May, we have been asked to come back to work another event! Our troop can get a minimum of $700 for helping!

The event is to help with their green team and clean up for the Hudepohl 14 K Brewery Run which is scheduled on Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The group can meet at the location or carpool from IHM (leaving at 6:30 AM).

We will need 30 volunteers (but will welcome more) and would still ask that the ages be 14 and up! This will be another big money maker for the troop to help out for our big trip next summer!

How to sign up!

Registration instructions:
1) Click here: https://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=330&group=2888 
2) Enter required information
3) Enter the following password when asked near the end of the form: 72714k
4) Click Get Me Registered to submit the information

Troop Elections

Next month on September 24th we will have Troop elections. At the previous meeting we had several Scouts come tell me they were interested in positions within the troop Youth Leadership. These names will be passed to our Senior Patrol Leader candidates to be interviewed over the next few meetings. If you provided your name, please make sure attend the next few meetings, or if you can’t, make sure to reach out to Mr. Wood.

Scout Night at the Reds – September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the scouts, their friends, & families to the 2017 Scout Night Campout!

The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Boston Red Sox, with the game starting at 4:10PM.  Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities on the field and in the Kroger Fan Zone, and of course the exclusive overnight campout on the field with breakfast the following morning. No tents will be permitted.

This is NOT a troop organized event. You can register individually by going to http://m.mlb.com/reds/tickets/offers/scoutcampout. Do not register through the troop. Each scout will be responsible for their own transportation and working out adult supervision.

Service Hours Opportunity – Saturday, September 30th

The Grace Episcopal Church in Florence is having a mobile food pantry and would love some Scouts to come help lift, carry and haul boxes of food. They could really use the help, and many of our Scouts could really use the service hours. Sounds like a win for everyone, especially the people benefiting from support of food given by the community!

This will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, September 30th. You do not need to sign up or register, just make arrangements with your parents and be there. This is not a troop organized service project, so Scouts will need to have parents with them, or organize parent supervision between families, as well as transportation.

Weekly Update August 28 – September 3, 2017

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Ohio Renaissance Fair Campout – Cancelled

Unfortunately, we did not get enough Scouts or Adults registered to go on the Renaissance campout. We have cancelled this campout.  Please take a moment and review the events for the remainder of the year and sign up early so that we can better plan and avoid having to cancel events!

  • PLC Retreat (Oct 13-14)
  • Recon Camp (Oct 20-22)
  • Star Wars / Cold Weather prep Camp (Nov 17-19)
  • Lock-in (Dec 2nd)

Register for any of these at our online form.

 Solar Eclipse – Get the Patch!

Did you watch the solar eclipse? It was spectacular! If you missed it, NASA has a lot of footage to view.

If you did watch the Eclipse, met the requirements and would like to get the patch, contact Mr. Wood immediately via email.  In the email include a picture of your diagram and a note from a parent, or adult, that you discussed your observations with them during the event. Also include what safety precautions you needed to have taken to watch the eclipse.

The patches are only on sale for a few more days, so you must submit this to Mr. Wood by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 30th. 

Help Wanted: Eagle Scout Projects

There are two upcoming opportunities for Scouts to help another Scout on their Eagle Projects. These also can count towards service hours for the helpers! Make sure to get your service log in your book signed.

First, this coming Saturday, Ben Bonfilio is going to be working on his project at Michael A. Ellis Field sits outside John G. Carlisle Elementary School in downtown Covington (910 Holman Ave., Covington, KY). The work starts at 10 AM, weather permitting. Please come with work clothes, water bottles and some gloves.

Second, a Scout from Troop 726 in Elsmere, needs help with his Eagle project on Saturday, Sept 9th. The project is putting up emergency trail signs in Devou park. We need a count to get back to the scout so if you can help with this event, please email Mr. Ihrig by end of the day on Thursay, August 31st. You’ll need to dress as if you are hiking and bring water!

Race Help from Mrs. Pettit: September 16th!

Since we did such a GREAT job volunteering for the Flying Pig Marathon in May, we have been asked to come back to work another event! Our troop can get a minimum of $700 for helping!

The event is to help with their green team and clean up for the Hudepohl 14 K Brewery Run which is scheduled on Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The group can meet at the location or carpool from IHM (leaving at 6:30 AM).

We will need 30 volunteers (but will welcome more) and would still ask that the ages be 14 and up! This will be another big money maker for the troop to help out for our big trip next summer!

How to sign up!

Registration instructions:
1) Click here: https://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=330&group=2888 
2) Enter required information
3) Enter the following password when asked near the end of the form: 72714k
4) Click Get Me Registered to submit the information

Troop Elections

Next month on September 24th we will have Troop elections. At the previous meeting we had several Scouts come tell me they were interested in positions within the troop Youth Leadership. These names will be passed to our Senior Patrol Leader candidates to be interviewed over the next few meetings. If you provided your name, please make sure attend the next few meetings, or if you can’t, make sure to reach out to Mr. Wood.

Scout Night at the Reds – September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the scouts, their friends, & families to the 2017 Scout Night Campout!

The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Boston Red Sox, with the game starting at 4:10PM.  Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities on the field and in the Kroger Fan Zone, and of course the exclusive overnight campout on the field with breakfast the following morning. No tents will be permitted.

This is NOT a troop organized event. You can register individually by going to http://m.mlb.com/reds/tickets/offers/scoutcampout. Do not register through the troop. Each scout will be responsible for their own transportation and working out adult supervision.

Service Hours Opportunity – Saturday, September 30th

The Grace Episcopal Church in Florence is having a mobile food pantry and would love some Scouts to come help lift, carry and haul boxes of food. They could really use the help, and many of our Scouts could really use the service hours. Sounds like a win for everyone, especially the people benefiting from support of food given by the community!

This will be from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturday, September 30th. You do not need to sign up or register, just make arrangements with your parents and be there. This is not a troop organized service project, so Scouts will need to have parents with them, or organize parent supervision between families, as well as transportation.

Annual Planning Cometh!

In October, during the first ever PLC Retreat, the youth leadership of the troop will be planning our calendar for 2018. We know that Yellowstone is on the books, as well as the Seabase trip, but what else will the troop do?! Do you want to hike somewhere? Rappel off cliffs? Canoe down a river? Raise llamas?

Whatever adventures the troop does, they start with ideas. If you have an idea of an activity to do, or a place we should go, please inform your Patrol Leader. They will be gathering ideas to be taken to the Annual Planning soon.

Weekly Update August 21 – 27, 2017

Sunday, August 27th – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for Renaissance Festival Campout
    • Deadline to request personalized Class B items.
    • Deadline to tell Mr. Wood if you want to run for, or be appointed to, a role of responsibility.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Ohio Renaissance Fair – September 8th-10th

The Scouts have selected to go to the Ohio Renaissance  fair for their September outing. The troop went a few years ago and had a blast. The weekend we are going is also Time Traveler weekend, so feel free to bring your steam punk costume!

The deadline to sign up and pay for this event is this coming Sunday, August 27th. If we do not have at least 15 scouts and 3 adults signed up by the meeting we will cancel the outing. Currently we have 1 adult and 1 scout signed up. If you are signing up on line you will need to do so BEFORE the meeting on Sunday, otherwise sign up on the paper roster at the meeting.

  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Cost: $30.00/Scout, $36.00/Adult
  • Notes:
    • The Venture Crew 727 has been invited to join the troop on this event. Venture Crew is coed, but they are separated within the camp site from the Scouts in the troop.
    • The cost is made up of the ticket price ($7.50/Scout or $16.50/adult), food, ($10/person), campground ($9.50/person), and gas ($3/scout).

 Solar Eclipse – Get the Patch!

Did you watch the solar eclipse on Monday? It was spectacular! If you missed it, NASA has a lot of footage to view.

If you did watch the Eclipse, met the requirements and would like to get the patch, please bring your diagram and a note from a parent, or adult, that you discussed your observations with them during the event, to Mr. Wood. Be prepared to discuss the safety of watching the eclipse.

 Troop Apparel Order Deadline – August 27th

You may have already seen the email from Mrs. Hamm, but she will be putting in an order for Troop wear (the embroidered hoodies, hats, polos, etc) soon. The last day to order is at the meeting on August 27th. You can contact her via email directly if you wish, or put in an order that night on the 27th. Please see her email for the prices (they’ve gone up just a tad).

 Race Help from Mrs. Pettit: September 16th!

Since we did such a GREAT job volunteering for the Flying Pig Marathon in May, we have been asked to come back to work another event! Our troop can get a minimum of $700 for helping!

The event is to help with their green team and clean up for the Hudepohl 14 K Brewery Run which is scheduled on Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The group can meet at the location or carpool from IHM (leaving at 6:30 AM).

We will need 30 volunteers (but will welcome more) and would still ask that the ages be 14 and up! This will be another big money maker for the troop to help out for our big trip next summer!

How to sign up!

Registration instructions:
1) Click here: https://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=330&group=2888 
2) Enter required information
3) Enter the following password when asked near the end of the form: 72714k
4) Click Get Me Registered to submit the information

Troop Elections

Next month on September 24th we will have Troop elections. In order to give our potential new Senior Patrol Leaders enough time to interview their staff we need to know who is interested in what positions. Please inform Mr. Wood by the end of the meeting on August 27th that you wish to run, or be considered, for a position.

Scout Night at the Reds – September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the scouts, their friends, & families to the 2017 Scout Night Campout!

The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Boston Red Sox, with the game starting at 4:10PM.  Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities on the field and in the Kroger Fan Zone, and of course the exclusive overnight campout on the field with breakfast the following morning. No tents will be permitted.

This is NOT a troop organized event. You can register individually by going to http://m.mlb.com/reds/tickets/offers/scoutcampout. Do not register through the troop. Each scout will be responsible for their own transportation and working out adult supervision.

Annual Planning Cometh!

In October, during the first ever PLC Retreat, the youth leadership of the troop will be planning our calendar for 2018. We know that Yellowstone is on the books, as well as the Seabase trip, but what else will the troop do?! Do you want to hike somewhere? Rappel off cliffs? Canoe down a river? Raise llamas?

Whatever adventures the troop does, they start with ideas. If you have an idea of an activity to do, or a place we should go, please inform your Patrol Leader. They will be gathering ideas to be taken to the Annual Planning soon.

Weekly Update August 14 – 20, 2017

Thursday, August 17th – Troop Committee Meeting

  • When: Thursday, June 15th– 7:00 PM –  8:00 PM
  • Location: IHM
  • Who: Troop Committee Members. All Scoutmasters and parents are welcome.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

August 18th-20th– Merit Badge Campout

  • When: August 18th – 20th
  • Drop off: Friday 6:00 PM (5:00 PM for the PLC)
  • Pickup: Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Trailer Wrangler: TBD
  • Event Lead: Mr. Kiely
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up. Registration is closed.
  • 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:
    • The current weather is looking very nice. Watch the forecast as it gets closer to the weekend. Unless the weather is really bad the scouts will be using tarps for shelters, so pack for being outside of a tent.
    • Bring just what you need and don’t pack a lot. Look for an email from the PLC about additional gear suggestions.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Solar Eclipse – August 21st

Just one week left until the total solar eclipse! This is a really big deal. If you do plan on watching the eclipse, make sure you take the appropriate safety precautions, and then check out the requirements for the Boy Scout Eclipse Patch.

If you do watch the Eclipse and would like to get the patch, please bring your diagram and a note from a parent, or adult, that you discussed your observations with them during the event, to Mr. Wood. Be prepared to discuss the safety of watching the eclipse.

Adult Training Opportunity: August 26th-27th – CANCELLED

We did not get enough participants to hold a class. We will be picking out a new date soon, but our goal is to have at least 6 participants. If you are looking for CPR training sooner than that the Hebron Fire Department gives the class each month.

Troop Apparel Order Deadline – August 27th

You may have already seen the email from Mrs. Hamm, but she will be putting in an order for Troop wear (the embroidered hoodies, hats, polos, etc) soon. The last day to order is at the meeting on August 27th. You can contact her via email directly if you wish, or put in an order that night on the 27th. Please see her email for the prices (they’ve gone up just a tad).

Personal Management MB Opportunity

Mr. Voelker is going to be teaching Personal Management MB and is gathering up a list of interested scouts. He’s not sure when it will start yet, but if you have an interest please contact him directly (see the weekly email from this week for his email).

Scout Trade Day – August 26th

Mrs. Drees sent out an email about an upcoming MB opportunity for the scouts. The Dan Beard Council is putting on a Scout Trade day, featuring several trade related MB. You probably already saw the emails flying around, but you can find out more at http://www.danbeard.org/tradeskills.

This is not a Troop organized event. Each scout is responsible for their own registration, transportation and working out adult supervision. There are some scouts from the troop going and some car pooling efforts are in the works among the parents. You may want to hurry though as a few of the MB classes are filled already.

Race Help from Mrs. Pettit: September 16th!

Since we did such a GREAT job volunteering for the Flying Pig Marathon in May, we have been asked to come back to work another event!

The event is to help with their green team and clean up for the Hudepohl 14 K Brewery Run which is scheduled on Saturday, September 16 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

We will need 30 volunteers (but will welcome more) and would still ask that the ages be 14 and up! This will be another big money maker for the troop to help out for our big trip next summer!

I know how busy we all get, so I wanted to give you plenty of time to put this date on your calendar. More information and sign up’s will be coming soon!

Please consider helping out! Put the date on your calendar and look for sign up information coming soon.

Troop Elections

Next month on September 24th we will have Troop elections. In order to give our potential new Senior Patrol Leaders enough time to interview their staff we need to know who is interested in what positions. Please inform Mr. Wood by the end of the meeting on August 27th that you wish to run, or be considered, for a position.

Ohio Renaissance Fair – September 8th-10th

The Scouts have selected to go to the Ohio Renaissance  fair for their September outing. The troop went a few years ago and had a blast. The weekend we are going is also Time Traveler weekend, so feel free to bring your steam punk costume!

  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Cost: TBD – The cost will be the ticket price, plus food and some money for gas.
  • Notes:
    • The Venture Crew 727 has been invited to join the troop on this event. Venture Crew is coed, but they are separated within the camp site from the Scouts in the troop.

Scout Night at the Reds – September 23rd

On Saturday, September 23, the Cincinnati Reds are excited to welcome the scouts, their friends, & families to the 2017 Scout Night Campout!

The on-field campout will occur after the Reds play the Boston Red Sox, with the game starting at 4:10PM.  Campout Packages include your game ticket, post-game meal, movie, post-game activities on the field and in the Kroger Fan Zone, and of course the exclusive overnight campout on the field with breakfast the following morning. No tents will be permitted.

This is NOT a troop organized event. You can register individually by going to http://m.mlb.com/reds/tickets/offers/scoutcampout. Do not register through the troop. Each scout will be responsible for their own transportation and working out adult supervision.

Recycle Program

At the last Court of Honor Star Scout P. Bowdler announced that we will be working on recycling 20 oz bottles. If you use 20 oz plastic bottles, please wash them out and save them. Future updates will include where you can bring them.

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