Troop Tribune for 03-15-17

Troop Communications/Websites

If you have not already done so, if you would like to go ahead and register for the Troop 750 website so that you have access to the Troop calendar/information and start to receive the weekly Troop updates (Tribune), follow the steps below…

  • Go to
  • Click on Register
  • Fill in the registration information and click on register
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been approved.

Both Scouts and parents can/should create their own account.

If you have any questions about the website, please don’t hesitate to contact Rhonda Peischl at or Ben Zumkehr @

Also, check out our Facebook page at

This Week’s Meeting Theme

This weeks theme is flag ceremonies and flag etiquette.  We will also cover opening/closing ceremonies so all patrols will know the proper way to conduct these ceremonies.  You don’t want to miss it (and for those that need these sign-offs for rank advancement…don’t forget your sign-offs!).

Next Outings

BSA 101 will be held this weekend at Camp Bear Creek in Connorsville, Indiana.  Please see Matt Goodrich or Zoe Bouche with any questions.  We will meet at HPC on Friday, March 17th, 5:00 PM, for a 5:30 departure, and plan on returning Sunday, March 19th, normally around noon time.  Please eat before arrival at the church on Friday.  We will have Friday crackerbarrel (snack), but no time for dinner.

April, 2017 will be the Hopewell District Spring Camporee at Camp Friedlander. Mark your calendars now for a fun event at Camp Friedlander scheduled for April 21-23.

Backpacking Events

Future troop backpacking trips are scheduled and on the troop calendar at and will continue throughout the year. Please see Gary Hayes with any questions.

April 14-15.  1 night at the Red River Gorge, KY

May 5-7.  2 nights at Tar Hollow, OH

For our Philmont crews, we have several upcoming hikes planned to prepare for Philmont. Please make every effort to attend as many of these prep hikes as possible. While these hikes are primarily intended to help prepare scouts and scouters attending Philmont, they are open to any scouts second year and above with the approval of Dan Clabbers, Gary Hayes, or Ben Zumkehr.

Day Hikes

– March 25th
– April 1st
– Apirl 8th (possible overnight trip)
– May 13th
– June 3rd

Overnight Trips

– April 14th – 15th
– May 5th – 7th
– May 27th – 28th

To sign-up, click on the link below.

Cub Scout/Webelos Crossovers

Pack 57 Crossover is 3/19 (The Sunday of BSA 101) at 5pm at the United Methodist Church in Lebanon.  If you can assist (both Scouts and Scouters), please see Matt Goodrich and Josh Clabbers.  Sign-up sheets are available at the troop meetings.  We need your help to welcome our newest Scouts!

SAVE THE DATES – Please mark your calendars today – We need everyone to participate!
Mulch Sale  March 2 – April 6th, 2017
Mulch Delivery Day  April 29th, 2017

We have currently sold only 749 bags and 16 yds of mulch – PLEASE reach out to those previous customers AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

High-Adventure Awaits

SEA BASE 2018 – meeting this Thursday

Please come to our informational meeting this Thursday, 3/16 – scouts and parents are welcome. At the time of the trip, scouts must be 13 years old and graduated the 8th grade (or 14 years old by 9/1/18), must be in good health, and must pass the BSA swim test.

Scouts & Leaders will sign up for Sea Base 2018 on Thurs 3/16, or Thurs 3/23/2017. A deposit of $150 deposit is due at time of sign ups.

The trip is expected to cost ~$1,750, plus personal spending money.  The total cost will be set once travel arrangements are made.  Subsequent payments will be due in Sept & Nov 2017, with the final payment in February 2018. Proceeds from Mulch Fundraiser in 2017 & 2018 can be used towards this trip.

Scouts can choose from two Sea Base programs:

  1. Out Island Adventure
    * Tentative dates: Thursday 6/14 – Saturday 6/23/2018
    This is the program that the troop has participated in past years, and is intended for current third year (Marshmallow patrol) and older scouts.
  2. Coral Reef Sailing
    * Scouts must meet age requirements for Sea Base, and for registration with Crew 750.
    * Tentative dates: Monday 6/25 – Tuesday 7/3/2018
    * This is new for Troop (& Crew) 750, and is intended for older scouts and those that participated in Out Island in 2015.

Visit for additional information.  And please direct Sea Base questions to Mr. Peischl, and any specific Coral Reef Sailing questions to Mr. Clabbers.

Merit Badge Opportunities
The troop generally offers the Personal Fitness Merit Badge once a year (Eagle Required Merit Badge).  It’s that time of the year and the merit badge work is beginning, so if you are interested in earning this merit badge, please see Ed Spencer or Jim Brady.

We are also beginning planning for the Automotive Maintenance merit badge for the older Scouts.  If you are interested, please see Josh Clabbers.

Service Opportunity

The Mason Chorale is looking for 4-6 Scouts to help out at their Spring Concert on 4/30/17 starting at 4:30pm for approximation 3 1/2 hours.  Please see Mrs. Peischl (or email or text her, 513-226-9165) if you are available to help out.

Troop 750 SpiritWear Sale – LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!!
The team store will be open for orders between February 23rd and March 16th. All orders will be ready to ship or pick up at Friday Threads at the beginning to mid – APRIL. Go to to place your order. (Also listed under Resources on the Troop website). This is a great opportunity to get your gear for summer camp!

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. Franz at, or Mrs. Peischl at,  so that we can confirm all rank advancement requirements have been met.

Scouts needing Eagle Scout Project Approval should contact Mrs. Peischl at