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.

Weekly Update August 7 – 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12 – Court of Honor

The fall Court of Honor is this Saturday night! We will be recognizing the achievements of the scouts 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.

  • When: Saturday, August 12th 6:00 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 4:30 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: The Amphitheater at Camp Michaels
  • 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

Sunday, August 13th  – 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 Scout vs Wild
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Please bring some school supplies to donate. See below.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

School Supply Donations!

There are many in our community who struggle this time of year to ensure their children have what they need to start the school year. We are collecting school supplies at this coming meeting (August 13th). If you can, please bring in some supplies you’d like to donate, such as:

  • Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Blue/Black Pens
  • Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Crayons/Colored Pencils

Gently used backpacks are also appreciated.

Scout vs Wild Campout – August 18-20th

The Scouts have two campout opportunities in August. The Merit Badge campout early in the month, and then the Scout vs Wild campout a few weeks later. Scout vs Wild will be a set of challenges designed by the PLC to test the scouts skills and ability to work together as a patrol group.

The cost is $10. The event will be held at Camp Michaels. The deadline to sign up and pay for the event is August 13th.

Adult Training Opportunity: August 26th-27th

We will be offering CPR and First Aid training for our adults on August 26th and 27th. It is highly encouraged that all Scoutmasters, or adults who may participate in our events, be trained. The cost is about $10, which is covered by the troop if you are a Scoutmaster. If you want to just get one certification we are splitting them up. First Aid will be held on the 26th (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) and CPR on the 27th (12 PM – 4 PM). Location is to be determined.

Please REGISTER HEREPlease sign up by August 9th so that we have plenty of time to order the materials we need.

If you already have your CPR or First Aid training from another resource, please email a picture of your certification to Mr. Wood.

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.

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.

Weekly Update July 31 – August 6, 2017

August 3rd – Scoutmaster Meeting Cancelled

With a few Scoutmasters out of town the SM meeting this month has been cancelled.

August 4th-6th– Merit Badge Campout

  • When: August 4th-6th
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM (5:15 PM for the PLC)
  • Pickup: Sunday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (10:00 AM for the PLC)
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Ortwein
  • 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: Registration is closed.
  • Notes:
    • The current weather is looking very nice for Saturday, with some possibility of rain on Friday. 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.
    • Hammocks are allowed for boys who are 13+ and have obtained First Class.
    • If you have not already asked for a Blue Card for the MBs you are taking you need to get one from Mr. Wood on your arrival to camp. This is something that you should have taken care of at the last meeting.
    • Please bring any prerequisite work with you. Printing the worksheet from MeritBadge.Org for any of the MBs you are working on could also be very helpful.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Court of Honor, Saturday, August 12th

We will have our Fall Court of Honor on August 12th at Camp Michaels from 6 PM to 8:30 PM. There are a metric ton of badges to award this time as the Fall ceremony is often our largest one. The PLC will need to arrive around 4:30 PM. We will have dinner, followed by the ceremony.

Look for an email coming soon from Mrs. Hamm regarding volunteering to bring food for the masses.

Make sure to bring a camp chair, or blankets to sit on for the family.

Next Scout Meeting, August 13th

The next Troop meeting will be on August 13th at the Sheriff’s Office. Normal time for the meeting and PLC. This meeting will be the last opportunity to sign up for Scout vs Wild!

Scout vs Wild Campout – August 18-20th

The Scouts have two campout opportunities in August. The Merit Badge campout early in the month, and then the Scout vs Wild campout a few weeks later. Scout vs Wild will be a set of challenges designed by the PLC to test the scouts skills and ability to work together as a patrol group.

The cost is $10. The event will be held at Camp Michaels. The deadline to sign up and pay for the event is August 13th.

Adult Training Opportunity: August 26th-27th

We will be offering CPR and First Aid training for our adults on August 26th and 27th. It is highly encouraged that all Scoutmasters, or adults who may participate in our events, be trained. The cost is about $10, which is covered by the troop if you are a Scoutmaster. If you want to just get one certification we are splitting them up. First Aid will be held on the 26th (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) and CPR on the 27th (12 PM – 4 PM). Location is to be determined.

Please REGISTER HERE. Please sign up by August 9th so that we have plenty of time to order the materials we need.

If you already have your CPR or First Aid training from another resource, please email a picture of your certification to Mr. Wood.

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.

Requirements Changes

There are two changes coming to the requirements for ranks and Eagle Palms. Please be aware of these changes. Both of these changes take affect August 1st. As with all changes made to requirements mid-year, the scout has the option to complete the current requirement until Jan 1st of the next  year, or they can choose to use the new requirement.

Second and First Class Requirements

There is a change to the wording for the Second Class requirement 1a and First Class requirement 1a. These are the “Participate in X number of troop/patrol activities since joining” requirements. The number of activities (5 and 10 respectively) have not changed; however, the number that are must include overnight camping specifically have changed. Now only two of the activities for Second Class must include overnight camping, and three for First Class.

This change does not affect number of nights camping for Camping Merit Badge.  Also, note that is NOT two nights camping, which would be satisfied with a single weekend campout. It is two separate activities that include overnight camping. So, essentially two separate campouts.

Please see the Boy’s Life Scouting Magazine Blog for more information.

Eagle Palms

There is a significant difference coming to how Eagle Palms are handled. The Boys Life magazine blog does a great job explaining it, but the upside is that after August 1st, Eagle Palms no longer require a Board of Review (they aren’t ranks anyway), and any scout who goes to their Eagle Board of Review that has enough Merit Badges beyond their required 21 will instantly earn the corresponding number of palms at their Eagle Court of Honor. Any subsequent palms will still require the 3 month waiting period between palms. Another big change is that the requirement to be active includes any scouting program (Sea Scouts, Venture, etc), not just the troop.

For those of you who have already earned Eagle, sorry, you won’t instantly get a bunch of Eagle Palms. Please see the blog post for more information.

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.

Weekly Update July 24 – 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29th – E. Graft Eagle Scout CoH

  • When: 2 PM, Saturday July 29th
  • Location: Main Building, Room 101, First Church of Christ (6080 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington, KY)
  • Who: All Scouts and families
  • Uniform: Class A

Sunday, July 30th – Scout Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:00 PM -4:00 PM – Extended PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • Extended PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Scouts can wear Class B to the summer meetings!
    • Final day to pay and register for the MB Weekend Campout. Fee is $25

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

Deadline to register and pay is the July 30th meeting.

For those that have registered already look for your schedule to be sent to you soon. Note that some of the badges may be filled or be removed as we have minimum numbers on some of them.

Please look at the schedule that Mrs. Drees sent out yesterday to see what’s been selected and how you can plan your day.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE – Don’t forget to add what top 3 merit badge choices you are wanting to do.

Scout vs Wild Campout – August 18-20th

The Scouts have two campout opportunities in August. The Merit Badge campout early in the month, and then the Scout vs Wild campout a few weeks later. Scout vs Wild will be a set of challenges designed by the PLC to test the scouts skills and ability to work together as a patrol group.

The cost is $10. The event will be held at Camp Michaels. The deadline to sign up and pay for the event is August 13th.

Adult Training Opportunity: August 26th-27th

We will be offering CPR and First Aid training for our adults on August 26th and 27th. It is highly encouraged that all Scoutmasters, or adults who may participate in our events, be trained. The cost is about $10, which is covered by the troop if you are a Scoutmaster. If you want to just get one certification we are splitting them up. First Aid will be held on the 26th (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) and CPR on the 27th (12 PM – 4 PM). Location is to be determined.

Please REGISTER HERE.

If you already have your CPR or First Aid training from another resource, please email a picture of your certification to Mr. Wood.

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.

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.

Speaking of Recycling: Plastic Lids

Several updates ago we posted that the Pack 727 was collecting plastic lids. If you have collected lids for this please bring them to Mr. Wood. Do not collect any further lids unless you have a place for them to go afterwards or are recycling them on your own (which we recommend if you can!).

Weekly Update July 17 – 23, 2017

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Eagle Scout Court of Honor – Eli Graft – July 29th

The Graft family has invited the Troop to join them for the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Eli Graft on Saturday, July 29th at the First Church of Christ (6080 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington, KY).  The Court of Honor will start at 2 PM in the Student Building.

Thanks for Your Service

Thank you to all the Scouts who participated in the service opportunities at IHM this weekend. We received a great deal of praise and thanks from the organizers. Mrs. Michels wrote the following to share with the Troop:

On behalf of the Chicken Dinner Gang, I’d like to thank all of the scouts, crew members, and adult leaders who helped at the dinner on Saturday night. That was one hardworking bunch! Several of the scouts and crew members went above and beyond to help me with whatever I needed. The second shift workers and ASMs Cummings and Ortwein were phenomenal. I don’t think the dining room floor has ever been that clean! ASM Madden had the most difficult job of all working in the dishwasher room ALL night until almost 10:00 p.m. He is a champion!

My job would have been 10 times harder had it not been for the incredible effort put forth by your members.

Please express our gratitude to all who helped.

Again, thank you to all the Scouts who helped out for having such a great attitude and work ethic.

Next Meeting – July 30th

The next meeting is July 30th at the regular time. Note that PLC will be an extended PLC that meeting, so it will start at 3 PM. The meeting will be held at Acree Hall.

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

Deadline to register and pay is the July 30th meeting.

For those that have registered already look for your schedule to be sent to you soon.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE – Don’t forget to add what top 3 merit badge choices you are wanting to do.

Scout vs Wild Campout – August 18-20th

The Scouts have two campout opportunities in August. The Merit Badge campout early in the month, and then the Scout vs Wild campout a few weeks later. Scout vs Wild will be a set of challenges designed by the PLC to test the scouts skills and ability to work together as a patrol group.

The cost is $10. The event will be held at Camp Michaels. The deadline to sign up and pay for the event is August 13th.

Adult Training Opportunity: August 26th-27th

We will be offering CPR and First Aid training for our adults on August 26th and 27th. It is highly encouraged that all Scoutmasters, or adults who may participate in our events, be trained. The cost is about $10, which is covered by the troop if you are a Scoutmaster. If you want to just get one certification we are splitting them up. First Aid will be held on the 26th (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) and CPR on the 27th (12 PM – 4 PM). Location is to be determined.

Please REGISTER HERE.

If you already have your CPR or First Aid training from another resource, please email a picture of your certification to Mr. Wood.

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.

Speaking of Recycling: Plastic Lids

Several updates ago we posted that the Pack 727 was collecting plastic lids. If you have collected lids for this please bring them to Mr. Wood. Do not collect any further lids unless you have a place for them to go afterwards or are recycling them on your own (which we recommend if you can!).

Weekly Update July 3 – 9, 2017

Thursday, July 6th – Scoutmaster Meeting

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

  • When: Thursday, July 6th– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mrs. Pettit’s (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

Sunday, July 9th – Camp Falling Rock!

  • When:
    • We will be departing from and returning to the Sheriff’s office parking lot.
    • Depart: Sunday, July 9th – 10:30 AM
    • Return: Saturday, July 15th – between Noon and 1 PM.
  • Location: Camp Falling Rock
  • Who: Scouts who registered for camp
  • Uniform: Class A to travel in.
  • Notes:
    • Be sure to be prepared and well packed.
    • Have your swim trunks and towel handy as we will need to change and do swim tests when we arrive.
    • If you haven’t turned in your paperwork please contact Mr. Wood.

Maintenance Day – Rescheduled

The Maintenance day originally scheduled for Saturday, July 8th, will be rescheduled. We are waiting on getting new materials for the patrol boxes first.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 July 15th – Service Hours for IHM Festival Dinner

The troop will be helping bus tables and wash dishes at the IHM Festival Dinner on Saturday, July 15th. We will have two shifts, one from 5 to 7 PM and the other from 7 to 9 PM. We need two adults and eight scouts per shift.

If you are interested please sign up and indicate which shift you can help with. Use the normal registration form at http://bsatroop727.ipage.com/index.html.

July 17th – IHM Grounds Cleaning

Following the IHM Festival the troop is going to be helping clean up the grounds as a service to our charter organization. We will meet at the IHM parking lot on Monday, July 17th at 6:00 PM. The festival committee will provide us with trash bags and trash grabbers. The more boys that show up the quicker it will be! There will be Super Scout points in helping on this project.

Parents are encouraged to chip in as well.

Please use the normal sign up form and indicate “Festival Clean up” as the event name.

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE – Don’t forget to add what top 3 merit badge choices you are wanting to do.

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.

Speaking of Recycling: Plastic Lids

Several updates ago we posted that the Pack 727 was collecting plastic lids. If you have collected lids for this please bring them to Mr. Wood. Do not collect any further lids unless you have a place for them to go afterwards or are recycling them on your own (which we recommend if you can!).

Weekly Update June 26- July 2, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd – Scout Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office, Conrad Lane
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Scouts can wear Class B to the summer meetings!

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Photography Merit Badge – July 5th

The Photography Merit Badge is being offered at the Microsoft Store in the Kenwood Mall next Wednesday night at 5:30 PM. The badge will take up to 2-3 hours to complete.  Note you will need to provide your own transportation, or arrange with another Scout family for a ride share. At least one adult with YPT and Virtus training is already planning to be at the session.

They can do up to 10 scouts, so if you wish to go please register with our normal form and put photography as the event. Please sign up by the July 2nd meeting and ensure to get a blue card before you go to the session!

Drivers Wanted for Falling Rock

If you are willing to help drive Scouts up to Camp Falling Rock on July 9th, or help come get them on July 15th, please email the scoutmaster. We could use some help with drivers. They need to be Virtus Trained and Youth Protection Trained as well.

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE – Don’t forget to add what top 3 merit badge choices you are wanting to do.

 July 15th – Service Hours for IHM Festival Dinner

The troop will be helping bus tables and wash dishes at the IHM Festival Dinner on Saturday, July 15th. We will have two shifts, one from 5 to 7 PM and the other from 7 to 9 PM. We need two adults and eight scouts per shift.

If you are interested please sign up and indicate which shift you can help with. Use the normal registration form at http://bsatroop727.ipage.com/index.html.

We need people signed up for the festival dinner help by July 1st.

July 17th – IHM Grounds Cleaning

Following the IHM Festival the troop is going to be helping clean up the grounds as a service to our charter organization. We will meet at the IHM parking lot on Monday, July 17th at 6:00 PM. The festival committee will provide us with trash bags and trash grabbers. The more boys that show up the quicker it will be! There will be Super Scout points in helping on this project.

Parents are encouraged to chip in as well.

Please use the normal sign up form and indicate “Festival Clean up” as the event name.

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.

Speaking of Recycling: Plastic Lids

Several updates ago we posted that the Pack 727 was collecting plastic lids. If you have collected lids for this please bring them to Mr. Wood. Do not collect any further lids unless you have a place for them to go afterwards or are recycling them on your own (which we recommend if you can!).

Weekly Update June 19-25th, 2017

Sunday, July 2nd – Scout Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office, Conrad Lane
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Scouts can wear Class B to the summer meetings!

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE

July 15th – Service Hours for IHM Festival Dinner

The troop will be helping bus tables and wash dishes at the IHM Festival Dinner on Saturday, July 15th. We will have two shifts, one from 5 to 7 PM and the other from 7 to 9 PM. We need two adults and eight scouts per shift.

If you are interested please sign up and indicate which shift you can help with. Use the normal registration form at http://bsatroop727.ipage.com/index.html.

We need people signed up for the festival dinner help by July 1st.

July 17th – IHM Grounds Cleaning

Following the IHM Festival the troop is going to be helping clean up the grounds as a service to our charter organization. We will meet at the IHM parking lot on Monday, July 17th at 6:00 PM. The festival committee will provide us with trash bags and trash grabbers. The more boys that show up the quicker it will be! There will be Super Scout points in helping on this project.

Parents are encouraged to chip in as well.

Please use the normal sign up form and indicate “Festival Clean up” as the event name.

Server Hours Opportunity with Veteran’s Wheelchair Games

July 17th-22nd Cincinnati is hosting the 37th National Veteran’s Wheelchair games. They are looking for volunteers. Not only will you be supporting a great cause, and see just how strong our veterans really are, you can get some service hours. Support the men and women who have supported our country!

This is not a service project organized by the Troop. You’ll need to work directly with the event organizers. We will not have adults staffing this as official troop members to provide guidance or watch the Scouts.

If you have an interest in helping check out  http://wheelchairgames.org/ for more information. The volunteer specific page (along with a list of what volunteer jobs they have) can be found at http://wheelchairgames.org/volunteers/.

Upcoming Events

We have several upcoming events this fall, some of which have changed since earlier in the year. Please make sure you check the calendar regularly.

Upcoming Troop Outings:

  • Merit Badge Campout – August 4-6 at Camp Michaels – A chance to get a few Merit Badges and some camping nights in.
  • Scout vs Wild Campout – August 18-20 at Camp Michaels – This is a change in schedule and was moved from later in the fall to this date. The Youth Leadership are coming up with challenges that will stress the troop’s Scout Skills. Which patrol/team will come out on top?
  • Renaissance Festival – Sept 8-10 at Caesar Creek – The troop will be visiting the Ohio Ren Festival on Saturday, which happens to be Time Traveler Weekend. Crew  727 has also been invited to join the Troop for this outing (Venture Crews are coed scouting units for ages 14-21; they will have their own segmented area in the camp site). We will need drivers for this event who are willing to stay with us.
  •  PLC Retreat – Oct 13-14th at Camp Craig. The newly elected, and returning, PLC will be having our first ever PLC Retreat! This will cover 2018 Annual Planning, ILST and a lot of fun. We will be looking for drivers to/from the camp for this trip.
  • Recon Camp – Oct 20-22nd at Camp Michaels – Which group is more observant? Which ones can overcome the challenges put forth by the PLC? Come ready to sneak to your opponent’s campsites and learn what you can.
  • Winter Camping Prep & Star Wars Weekend – Nov 17-19 at Camp Michaels. What exactly is a Star Wars weekend? You’ll have to come to see. We’ll also be covering cold weather camping and preparing for future cold weather events.

You can register for ANY and ALL of these events now! Just use the use the normal sign up form and put the name of the event you want to attend. It would be really helpful for Scouts to sign up as early as possible since it helps us plan for drivers and required adults, as well as helps the PLC decide that activities can be supported at the outings.

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.

Speaking of Recycling: Plastic Lids

Several updates ago we posted that the Pack 727 was collecting plastic lids. If you have collected lids for this please bring them to Mr. Wood. Do not collect any further lids unless you have a place for them to go afterwards or are recycling them on your own (which we recommend if you can!).

Weekly Update June 12th – 18th, 2017

Thursday, June 15th – 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

Thursday, June 15th – Summer Camp Informational

We will be holding an informational meeting for those attending Falling Rock this year on Thursday, June 15th starting at 7 PM at Acree Hall. We will cover what to expect at the camp, what merit badges are offered and collect any paperwork that may be ready at that time. More information will be sent out next week.

  • When: Thursday, June 15th – 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Event Lead: Mr. Adamisin
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM Campus
  • Who: Any scout signed up for Summer Camp.
  • Uniform: Class B or Civilian clothes is fine
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • You can bring your Medical Forms (A, B & C completed) if you wish. These will be required to attend camp and we must have them before we leave for camp. If a boy doesn’t have these forms when we leave for camp they will not be able come with us. Note a Doctor must sign on Form C.
    • Bring questions you may have for summer camp.

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Northern Tier

Last Friday our Northern Tier crews safely arrived at the base and headed out Saturday morning on their adventure. We expect to hear back from them late this week when they come off the water. We hope they are having an awesome time!

 

Next Meeting – July 2nd

We only had one meeting scheduled in June. Our next meeting will be on July 2nd at the Sheriff’s office.

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. Registration is now open to other troops as well! The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE

NYLT – Still Room!

There is still room in the National Youth Leadership Training courses this summer at Camp Michaels, but we are down to the wire to get signed up. This is an excellent learning experience for scouts at least 13 years old and First Class or above. It is also required to have NYLT to serve as a Senior Patrol Leader or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in the troop.

Find out more information and register at  http://www.danbeard.org/NYLT .

If the only reason a Scout hasn’t signed up is due to financial difficulty, the council has means to help pay for the training. Don’t let money stop a Scout from attending.

Father’s Day

Don’t forget Scouts, it’s Father’s day coming up this Sunday!

July 15th – Service Hours for IHM Festival Dinner

The troop will be helping bus tables and wash dishes at the IHM Festival Dinner on Saturday, July 15th. We will have two shifts, one from 5 to 7 PM and the other from 7 to 9 PM. We need two adults and about four to six scouts per shift.

If you are interested please sign up and indicate which shift you can help with. Use the normal registration form at http://bsatroop727.ipage.com/index.html.

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.

Weekly Update June 5th – 11th, 2017

Thursday, June 8th – Order of the Arrow Chapter Meeting

The Order of the Arrow Lodge meeting will be held at Lazer Kraze. This meeting will be a fun introduction for the new OA Ordeal members. As a chapter they will be eating pizza and having a few 2-liters to drink. They will also talk about future events like Ordeals and meeting ideas.

  • When: Thursday, June 8th– 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Lazer Kraze (1335 Donaldson Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018)
  • Who: All members of the Order of the Arrow who have passed their Ordeal.
  • Cost: Please bring a few dollars to pay for sodas, they will supply pizza. You may also wish to bring money to play games if you want.

The OA meets the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are open to all OA members who have passed their Ordeal.

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Northern Tier

Our Norther Tier crews are handling their last bits of planning and will be taking off this Friday morning for their adventure in the North. Please keep the Scouts in your thoughts June 9th-17th. We hope they have a lot of fun!

Summer Camp Informational Meeting – June 15th

We will be holding an informational meeting for those attending Falling Rock this year on Thursday, June 15th starting at 7 PM at Acree Hall. We will cover what to expect at the camp, what merit badges are offered and collect any paperwork that may be ready at that time. More information will be sent out next week.

If you haven’t already updated your Scout Medical forms this year to include sections A, B & C you will need to do so before camp. Section C needs to be signed by a Doctor. The medical form is a requirement to attend camp.

Next Meeting – July 2nd

We only had one meeting scheduled in June. Our next meeting will be on July 2nd at the Sheriff’s office.

Merit Badge Weekend – August 4th-6th

Troop 727 will be hosting a Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Michaels just like last year on August 4th – 6th. We are opening registration now for our troop, but within a few days we will open it up to other troops in the district. The sign ups for the merit badges will be first come, first serve! If you want the best chance to get a specific spot for the merit badge, please register by signing up using the standard form and including your first three merit badge picks, in the order of your preference. The cost is $25/Scout.

The badges you can choose from are:

  • American Heritage
  • Archery
  • Camping
  • Chess
  • Citizen in the Community
  • Citizen in the Nation
  • Coin Collecting
  • Family Life
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Law
  • Mammal Study / Bird Study / Nature
  • Painting
  • Radio
  • Search & Rescue
  • Signs / Signals

REGISTER HERE

NYLT – Still Room!

There is still room in the National Youth Leadership Training courses this summer at Camp Michaels, but we are down to the wire to get signed up. This is an excellent learning experience for scouts at least 13 years old and First Class or above. It is also required to have NYLT to serve as a Senior Patrol Leader or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader in the troop.

Find out more information and register at  http://www.danbeard.org/NYLT .

If the only reason a Scout hasn’t signed up is due to financial difficulty, the council has means to help pay for the training. Don’t let money stop a Scout from attending.

July 15th – Service Hours for IHM Festival Dinner

The troop will be helping bus tables and wash dishes at the IHM Festival Dinner on Saturday, July 15th. We will have two shifts, one from 5 to 7 PM and the other from 7 to 9 PM. We need two adults and about four to six scouts per shift.

If you are interested please sign up and indicate which shift you can help with. Use the normal registration form at http://bsatroop727.ipage.com/index.html.

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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