Toop 843 invites all Webelos from our local Cub Scout Packs to come visit our Troop. Our Patrols will each put on skills stations to teach the Webelos a little about what it is to be a Boy Scout, giving you a great opportunity to show how awesome our Troop is! Our scouts will be demonstrating knots, lashings, cooking, first aid, axe yard, camping and fire building. All of the stations are going to be set up outside, so we will “Be Prepared” for whatever weather might be thrown at us. This event will be held at Lewis Center United Methodist Church at 1081 Lewis Center Rd in Lewis Center on Sunday, November 12th from 2pm to 4pm for Webelos; Troop members arrive at 1pm for setup.
Scouts attending the December Shooting Campout will also have the opportunity to complete the Rifle Merit Badge. This is optional, but a great opportunity to pick up another merit badge.
If you are interested in completing this merit badge, you have three tasks:
1. Request a blue card.
2. Attend the campout and while you are there complete the shooting requirements. This includes firing 5 sessions with 5 shots per session. Three of the shots must be grouped close enough together to be covered by a quarter. This is sometimes challenging for scouts to complete this requirement at other opportunities (summer camp, etc.), but we typically have enough time to work with the scouts to accomplish this task.
3. The last part is to complete the merit badge worksheet (pages 1-6) and turn it in. At this time, we will review these answers with the scout to ensure they have a good understanding of the material. The worksheet can be turned in at the campout or anytime afterwards (future Troop Meeting, etc.). Rifle Merit Badge books are available at the scout store or you can check in the troop library. Hint: If you are paying attention at the campout, I am pretty sure you will hear all of the answers at least once or twice…
Reminder dues are due by October 30th. All invoices have been placed in the mail if not picked up at meeting. Please email Ms. Yonce if you want to use the balance in your scout account to pay your dues. If you do not have a balance in your scout account to use or do not want to use it, please bring your dues to either the October 16th, 23rd or October 30th meetings. If you have any questions/issues with your invoice please let Ms. Yonce know. Likewise, if you do not want to renew as well, please let her know that (Eagle out, no longer involved etc.).
October’s horseback riding outing is a one day, one night outing at Marmon Valley Farms near Zanesfield Ohio, Oct 7-8. Cost of the outing is $45 per Scout, $35 per leader, and any leaders that choose to not participate in the horseback and/or the challenge course check on special pricing.
The itinerary includes the following:
September’s campout will be at Valley Zipline Tours in Lancaster, OH from Sep 8th to 10th.
• Please arrive at Lewis Center United Methodist Church (LCUMC) between 5:00-5:30. We will pack the trailer, take attendance, assign seating, and leave at 6:00pm. So, make sure you’ve eaten dinner beforehand. We will set up camp directly at the zipline site.
• We do not stop for food, so make sure you arrive with a full belly. But not too full because you never know what the bathroom situation is like at camp! (this place has a decent bathroom though)
• Scouts must be dressed in CLASS A uniform going to camp on Friday night and coming home on Sunday morning.
• Assistant Scoutmasters – make sure your patrol has an assigned Grubmaster with a meal plan and well-equipped patrol box.
• When we leave camp on Sunday morning, we will send out a group email on when we expect to be back in Lewis Center.
• IMPORTANT – the pickup location on Sunday is at the OSU Medical Center Carepoint Lewis Center parking lot (corner of Lewis Center Rd and Rt 23), not LCUMC, since we don’t want to interfere with church service.
• Our tour will most likely start at 9:00am, lasting 3 hours.
• In the afternoon, we will head over to Hocking Hills and hike 2 newly opened trails.
• The camp site also has a lake (that we’ll zip over), so bring your fishing gear.
Patrols should plan for the following meals: Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday cold breakfast.
Please be aware of their weight restrictions: 70 lbs. minimum and 250 lb. maximum.
Also, everyone must complete a waiver, which can be found on their website.
Permission form and required waiver are in the troop downloads section.