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.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

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.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

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.

Weekly Update May 29th-June 4th, 2017

Wednesday, May 31st  – Memorial Day Flags Retrieval

It is an honor for our Scouts to post flags at the grave sites of our veterans. Each year for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day we post flags and then the following week retrieve them.

  • When: Wednesday, May 31st, 4:45 PM (SHARP!) for Retrieval
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Pettit
  • Location: Cemetery on KY 18 next to the Fire Station just down from IHM.
  • Who: Any scout. If you plan to attend please register on the activity registration form and use the “Flag Retrieval” as the comment.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • It does not take long to put out the flags. Please arrive by 4:40 PM or earlier in order to be counted! If you show up at 5 or 5:15 it may all be done by then. Attendance may be taken at the start of the event, so be sure to be there early.
    • Volunteer Scouts be sure to make sure your name gets recorded by Mrs. Pettit so you can get credit for extra Super Scout points.

Thursday, June 1st – Scoutmaster Meeting

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

  • When: Thursday, June 1st– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mr. Wood’s (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

Saturday, June 3rd – RockQuest & PutPut

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. Meet at IHM at 8:15 AM. We will go to RockQuest to climb from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf. The troop should return to IHM by 4:30 PM.

  • When: Saturday, June 3rd
    • Drop off/Meet at IHM Parking Lot: 8:15 AM
    • Returning to IHM by 4:30 PM
  • Event Lead: Mr. Bowdler and Mr. Bentley
  • Location: RockQuest Climbing Center in Sharonville, followed by lunch, then PutPut at the Fairfield Fun Center.
  • Who: Scouts who are already Registered. Registration is closed.
  • Uniform: Class A shirt to travel in, but climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes for climbing.
  • Cost: $30
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • RockQuest Waiver – Complete this  online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb. Please do this by Wednesday!
  • Notes:
    • Cost includes $8 for lunch, $15 for RockQuest and $7 for PutPut. Adults are $9 for PutPut.
    • The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

Sunday, June 4th  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Only meeting in June
    • Scouts can wear Class B to the summer meetings!

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Northern Tier

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

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.

Who’s Reading These?

I hope the answer is both the Scouts and the Parents! Scouts, if you are already reading these announcements and weekly update emails that’s awesome! Please keep it up!

Parents, if your Scout isn’t reading these, please encourage them to do so. Many of these same announcements are made at the meetings, but not all of them. We want the boys to be taking responsibility of knowing what’s going on in the Troop, when our meetings are and what activities are we handling. Ideally they’ll be coming to you to ask for a ride to an event, or if they can go on an outing. If your Scout has an email account you’d like the weekly emails to directly to them, just contact Mr. Wood and he’ll be happy to add their email to the distribution list.

 

Weekly Update May 22nd-28th, 2017

Thursday, May 25th  – Memorial Day Posting Flags

It is an honor for our Scouts to post flags at the grave sites of our veterans. Each year for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day we post flags and then the following week retrieve them.

  • When:
    • Thursday, May 25th, 4:45 PM (SHARP!)  for Posting.
    • Wednesday, May 31st, 4:45 PM (SHARP!) for Retrieval
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Pettit
  • Location: Cemetery on KY 18 next to the Fire Station just down from IHM.
  • Who: Any scout. If you plan to attend please register on the activity registration form and use the “Flag Posting” and/or “Flag Retrieval” as the comment.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • It does not take long to put out the flags. Please arrive by 4:40 PM or earlier in order to be counted! If you show up at 5 or 5:15 it may all be done by then. Attendance may be taken at the start of the event, so be sure to be there early.
    • Volunteer Scouts be sure to make sure your name gets recorded by Mrs. Pettit so you can get credit for extra Super Scout points!

Saturday, May 27, 2017-ILST and PLC Meeting

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is required for all Youth Leaders. If you hold a role of responsibility you should get this training, even if you have had it before for a past position.

  • When: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Boone County Main Library on KY 18, Meeting Rooms B & C
  • Who: ALL PLC members and any Scout who wishes to attend NYLT, or any scout just wanting to learn more about how the youth leadership works.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Event Lead: J. Kiely
  • Notes:
    • Please bring a packed lunch.
    • ILST will be from 9 AM – 3 PM
    • There will be a PLC meeting for planning future meetings from 3 – 4 PM
    • ALL PLC are requested to attend, even if they have had the training in the past as well.
    • If you are on the PLC and can NOT make this event please contact the SPL with the reason why.

 Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day Parade!

  • When: Monday, May 29th
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Dropoff: By 9:00 AM at Boone Co. High School
  • Pickup: Around 11:00 AM at the Florence Government Center
  • Who: Any scout. If you plan to attend please register on the activity registration form and use Memorial Day Parade as the comment.
  • Uniform: Class A (Uniform is mandatory to participate)
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • We walk along KY 18 from the High School to Ewing. It can take a while to make the walk and there is no shade. Make sure to hydrate and/or bring a canteen you can easily carry. Watch the weather and be prepared.
    • Scouts, be sure to make sure your name gets recorded when you arrive so you can get credit for extra Super Scout points!
    • We will be joined by the Pack and the Crew for this parade.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. Meet at IHM at 8:15 AM. We will go to RockQuest to climb from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf. The troop should return to IHM by 4:30 PM.

Registration is closed.

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a driver for the event, you should see an email coming on behalf of Mike O’Connor, our Transportation chair soon.

Weekly Update May 15th-21st, 2017

Thursday, May 18 -Committee Meeting

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

Sunday, May 21st  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office on Conrad
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for RockQuest event! 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday May 21st  – Holy Donuts Fundraiser!

  • When:
    • Saturday Shift: FULL for Scouts- 4:00 PM -6:30 PM
    • Sunday Shift One: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    • Sunday Shift Two: FULL for Scouts – 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Location: IHM – Donut Trailer
  • Who: Scouts who are Registered. We still need scouts on Sunday shift one, and adults on all three shifts. Check the “Special Sign ups list” for what’s open.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • We need one or two more adults for each shift if possible
    • We still need one or two scouts for the early Sunday Shift

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us.

We still need one or two adults on each shift. If your son signed up to help, if you could make it to help as well, that would be greatly appreciated! Check the special sign up sheet to see if we still need adults on the shift your son signed up for. If there’s space sign up using the link below!

DO NOT use the regular troop sign up form!! See the link below.

There is limited space on the donuts sign ups! There is only currently need for scouts on the early shift on Sunday, 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Please watch your email if you sign up in case the slot you request gets full.

Register for Holy Donuts 

Memorial Day Flags – May 25th & 31st

In respect to those who have served our country in the military our troop places flags at the grave sites of military personnel for Memorial Day. We post the flags at the Cemetery in Burlington on KY 18. We will be putting out flags on Thursday, May 25th and picking them up on Wednesday, May 31st. Look for more information on this as we get closer.

There will be additional Super Scout points for those coming to help with the flags!

Saturday, May 27, 2017-ILST and PLC Meeting

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is required for all Youth Leaders. If you hold a role of responsibility you should get this training, even if you have had it before for a past position.

  • When: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Boone County Main Library on KY 18, Meeting Rooms B & C
  • Who: ALL PLC members and any Scout who wishes to attend NYLT, or any scout just wanting to learn more about how the youth leadership works.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Event Lead: J. Kiely
  • Notes:
    • Please bring a packed lunch.
    • ILST will be from 9 AM – 3 PM
    • There will be a PLC meeting for planning future meetings from 3 – 4 PM
    • ALL PLC are requested to attend, even if they have had the training in the past as well.
    • If you are on the PLC and can NOT make this event please contact the SPL with the reason why.

Monday, May 29th  – Memorial Day Parade

Once again we’ll be taking part in the Florence Memorial Day Parade! We’ll be gathering around 9 AM at the Boone County High School. The pick up time will be around 11 AM at the Florence government center off Ewing. More information to come.

Participating in the parade will get you some Super Scout points!

RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. We will go to RockQuest from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf.

The deadline to sign up and pay is the May 21st meeting!

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org. We will be limited on how boys we can take based on how many drivers we have.

Weekly Update May 8th-14th, 2017

Saturday May 13th – Troop Maintenance  Day

  • When: May 13th
  • Drop off: 8:00 AM
  • Pickup: 11:00 AM
  • Event Lead: The Quartermaster – B. Bonfilio
  • Location: IHM – Acree Hall Parking Lot
  • Who: All Scouts!
  • Register: No registration required, just show up and make sure to sign in.
  • Notes:
    • Scouts should wear Class B
    • Scouts are expected to participate in at least two out of the three maintenance days. Please make every effort to be there.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Eagle Court of Honor – May 13th

Aaron Ihrig’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on May 13th at 2 PM. Aaron has extended an invitation to the troop to attend. The event will be at Britt Hall. Please RSVP to the Ihrig family.

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us. We’ll need a few boys to help package & dust donuts, as well as some runners and sales. This is one of the fundraisers that requires fewer boys, but it does count towards one of the two required working fundraisers for the year.

DO NOT use the regular troop sign up form!! See the link below.

There is limited space on the donuts sign ups! There will be a cut off. First come, first serve. There are three shifts. One on Saturday from 4: PM to 6:30 PM and then two on Sunday (6:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM). Please watch your email if you sign up in case the slot you request gets full.

Register for Holy Donuts 

Memorial Day Flags – May 25th & 31st

In respect to those who have served our country in the military our troop places flags at the grave sites of military personnel for Memorial Day. We post the flags at the Cemetery in Burlington on KY 18. We will be putting out flags on Thursday, May 25th and picking them up on Wednesday, May 31st. Look for more information on this as we get closer.

There will be additional Super Scout points for those coming to help with the flags!

Monday, May 29th  – Memorial Day Parade

Once again we’ll be taking part in the Florence Memorial Day Parade! We’ll be gathering around 9 AM at the Boone County High School. The pick up time will be around 11 AM at the Florence government center off Ewing. More information to come.

Participating in the parade will get you some Super Scout points!

RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. We will go to RockQuest from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf.

The deadline to sign up and pay is the May 21st meeting!

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org. We will be limited on how boys we can take based on how many drivers we have.

Weekly Update May 1-7th, 2017

McAlister’s Fundraiser – May 2nd

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

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

Thursday, May 4th– Scoutmaster Meeting

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

  • When: Thursday, May 4th– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mr. Wood’s (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

May 5-7th – WHOA Weekend Campout

This coming weekend is the WHOA (Webelo Hands On Adventure). Registration is closed.

  • When: May 5th-7th
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM
  • Pickup: Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mr. Brossart
  • Event Lead: Mr. Bowdler
  • 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:
    • Please be aware of the weather and bring appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes waterproof shoes or boots.

May 7th – Flying Pig Fundraiser

Thank you for all the volunteers who have signed up for the Flying Pig Fundraiser on Sunday! This is a great fundraiser for the whole troop. Mrs. Pettit and her co-captains will be sending out an email to the volunteers with instructions in the next day or so. If you don’t see an email by Wednesday please check your junk mail, and if you still don’t find one email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org as we don’t want to miss anyone.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Troop Maintenance  – May 13th

We have a troop maintenance day coming up on the morning of the 13th. These days give us a chance to break out all the gear and give it a good cleaning and inventory. Please mark this on your calendars and more information is coming soon regarding times and expectations. We do expect that boys take part in at least two of the three maintenance days during the year. We all use the equipment and benefit from it being in top condition.

Eagle Court of Honor – May 13th

Aaron Ihrig’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on May 13th. Aaron has extended an invitation to the troop to attend. The event will be at Britt Hall. Please RSVP to the Ihrig family.

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us. We’ll need a few boys to help package & dust donuts, as well as some runners and sales. This is one of the fundraisers that requires fewer boys, but it does count towards one of the two required working fundraisers for the year.

We are going to be trying a new sign up process, so do NOT send in registration via the normal entry form. Registration for donuts will be posted soon. Please watch your email.

Sunday, May 21st  – Troop Meeting

The next meeting is three weeks out. We only have two meeting in May due to outings and Mother’s Day (all you Scout remembered Mother’s day, right?). Note the next meeting is also at the Sheriff’s office.

RockQuest – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. More information will be released by next week as some aspects are still in the planning stages.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org.

Weekly Update April 24-30th, 2017

Sunday, April 2nd  – Troop Meeting

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

May 5-7th – WHOA Weekend Campout

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

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

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

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

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Flying Pig

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

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

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

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

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

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

McAlister’s Fundraiser – May 2nd

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

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

Weekly Update April 17-23, 2017

Thursday, April 20 -Committee Meeting

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

Saturday, April 22 – Court of Honor

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

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

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

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

WHOA Weekend, May 5-7th

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

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

Sign up as normal using the registration page.

Flying Pig

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

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

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

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

ILST Reschedule

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

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

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

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

Journey To Eagle

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

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

STEMX Camp

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

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

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

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