Troop Tribune for 02-01-18

Troop Meeting This Week
This week’s meeting is all of our Troop elections, including electing your new Senior Patrol Leader.  Come cast your ballots and run for those leadership positions!!!

Merit Badge Challenge
Merit Badge Challenge 2018 is here!  The first day of Challenge is this weekend.  Please make sure you have signed blue cards and a self-addressed stamped envelope to turn in to your counselors (one for each merit badge you are taking).  February 3February 10February 24.  Snow Date: March 17
Located in Montgomery, OH at Sycamore High School

Order of the Arrow Elections are here!
Order of the Arrow Elections are coming up February 8th.  We need you here to hold the elections, so please plan on attending to elect the next class of Arrowmen.

Scout Sunday
Scout Sunday here!  We will be celebrating February 4th with Heritage Presbyterian Church.  This is no better way to say thank you for everything this church does for us that assist with Scout Sunday.  We’ll serve breakfast to the congregation at 9am and help lead the service at 10:15am. Sign-up to help at the meeting this week and next week.  If there are questions about the breakfast, please see Mrs. Bouche.  If there are questions about helping with service, please see Ben Zumkehr.

Venture Crew 750
Crew 750 is recruiting! Stop by on February 8th at 7:30 pm at the church for some light snacks and to learn more about our crew. Venture Crew is a program of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to males and females ages 14 to 21 or 13 and completed the 8th grade. You are welcome to Invite your friends and neighbors who may be interested in the program.

Next Outing
Our next outing is the annual BSA 101 Campout.  Look for more information soon, as well as our annual Troop Gear Day/Clean-up.

Tribune Sea Base 2018 Update:
We’re making great progress in the planning phase for Sea Base and have a few updates to share:

  1. Our first Sea Base Scout Meeting will be Thursday 2/15 where we’ll review the packing list and do an overview of the trip.  Parents are asked to come to this meeting.   More details and an agenda will be provided next week.  We will be planning a swim test and training session, possibly 2/25 so be on the look-out for that invitation.
  2. We have one open position for the Coral Reef Sea Base adventure which is a sailing excursion.  If you are interested in moving your registration from the Out Island to the Coral Reef Sailing excursion, please let Mr. Peischl, Mr. Washington or Mr. Patton know as quickly as possible.  If you know of another scout in another Troop who may be interested, please let us know that as well.  We would like to recruit from within the Troop first for this open sailing position before offering outside of the Troop.
  3. Final payment for Sea Base will be due May 3rd.  The amount will be adjusted according to final expenses.  More to come on the final cost.

If you have any Sea Base questions, feel free to email RaNae Wright at or text to 513-236-9092.

Donate Your Used Shoes 
Troop 750 and Heritage Presbyterian Church are partnering again this year to participate in Dan Beard Council’s Council-wide Good Turn Project by collecting used shoes.  The shoes will then be given to Soles4Soles, a non-profit group dedicated to “Wearing out Poverty” by distributing your old shoes to people in need.

We will be accepting your old shoes at our Troop meetings thru February 8th and at our Scout Sunday Service on February 4th. Please rubber-band the shoes together/tie the laces together and place them in the collection box.  There will be a box at the front table at each Troop meeting and in the Atrium during Scout Sunday.

Advancements and Eagle Projects
Scouts needing a Board Of Review should contact our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Enouen at  Before scheduling your Board of Review, please request your TroopMaster records from Mrs. Lyons at , or Mr. Matt Goodrich at,  so that we can confirm all rank advancement requirements have been met.

Scouts needing to schedule time with the Troop Committee for Eagle Scout Project Approval should contact Mr. Goodrich at