Troop Tribune for 04-20-17

This Week’s Meeting Theme
This weeks theme is a fire building session, weather permitting.  We’ll have alternative plans if the weather does not hold.

Service Opportunities
The Mason Chorale is STILL 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 gpeischl@cinci.rr.com513-226-9165) if you are available to help out.

Second, we have a family that supported our troop and bought 12 yards of mulch and would love to have our Scouts help spread the mulch Friday, Saturday or Sunday – May 5 – 7th.  Anyone interested, please contact Mrs. Enouen at, or 513-295-7668.  They are willing to pay hourly for the help.

Next Outings
April, 2017 will be the Hopewell District Spring Camporee at Camp Friedlander and Camp Craig. Mark your calendars now for a fun event at Camp Friedlander scheduled for April 21-23.  Cost is $35/scout/scouter that attends.  The event will include Patrol skills competitions, OA Call Out and Campfire and a Movie.

May, 2017 will be a Survival Skills campout.  More details to follow.

The sale is complete – you sold 11,151 bags and 330 yds of mulch – Congratulations and thank you for the big push all the way up to the end!

Mulch Delivery Day  April 29th, 2017 – PLEASE mark your calendars, we will need ALL HANDS ON DECK to deliver 11151 bags in a timely fashion!

A total bags sold list will be posted at the Troop meeting but if you are interested in a list of your customers, please email Mrs. Peischl,, and she will be happy to email it to you.

BSA 101 Reimbursement
Troop reimbursement policy asks that all requests for reimbursement be turned in the month following the campout, so there are only a few days left to get those receipts in!  If you would like to be reimbursed for BSA 101 campout expenses, please complete the “Troop 750 – Reimbursement Request Form” (found on Troop 750 – Mason, OH website), attach receipts and give to our Treasurer, Mark Washington or Spencer Beeching at the next meeting.  If you are unable to make the meeting, please scan and email to Mark Washington at  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mark Washington via email or call (513) 234-8453.  Thank you.

Court of Honor
Our Spring Court of Honor is coming up fast!  It’s the first week of May.  In order to prep the program and awards, our advancement cutoff to be included in our Court of Honor will be this Thursday, April 20th.  Please plan on completing all rank advancements or merit badges by then.

Backpacking Events
Our next Troop backpacking event will be May 5-7th for scouts second year and above.  This will be a great two night trip to Zaleski State Forest.  This trip will allow you see that we actually have some hills in Ohio.  We plan to leave the church at 5pm on Friday the 5th and will return by 1pm on Sunday.  Cost will be $10 and signups will start at this week’s meeting.

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.  If you are attending Philmont, we need you on the trail NOW.  Time is running out!

Sea Base 2018
Scouts that have signed up and paid their deposit for Sea Base are on the list for their first choice program.  We do have a waiting list for scouts for Out Island, and those scouts have been contacted individually.  We have 1 open spot for sailing if someone wants to join that crew.  Please contact Mr. Peischl or Mr. Clabbers if you have any questions.

It’s That Time Of The Year!  Annual Swim Check Time
BSA required annual swim checks for all Scouts and Scouters!  You need to pass the swim test every year to participate in any water related activities.  This includes summer camp!  The Troop has the Mason Community Center reserved for Sundays April 30, May 21, June 4, and June 11 from 2:00 to 4:00.  There will be no cost for members, non members will be charged $7.  This will allow swimming after you have finished the Swim Check.  Non members need to complete a waiver.  Countryside YMCA in Lebanon will also be offering BSA swim checks, free for members, $5 for non-members.  More details to follow.

To qualify as a Swimmer you need to jump into the pool and swim 100 yards.  The last 25 yards must be using the resting or elementary back stroke.  Then float on the back for 1 minute.  To qualify as a Beginner you need to jump in and swim 25 feet then turn around and swim back.  Please make sure to sign-up for one of these checks if you plan on attending any of our water related campouts or 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. Lyons at , or Mrs. Peischl 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 Mrs. Peischl at