Troop Tribune for 05-25-17

Reminder:  We are outside this week, please plan appropriately!

PLC This Week!
If you are part of troop leadership, please plan on meeting at the outside shelter in the HPC Parking Lot at 5:30 for PLC (if weather permits…otherwise we will utilize the troop shed).  PLC will run from 5:30-6:30 PM.

This Week’s Meeting Theme
This week’s meeting theme is a Philmont crew shake down and more wilderness survival skill training.

First Year Theme
This week Patrol time the Troop Guides will discuss using the handbook, keeping records, how to get requirements signed, how to arrange and prepare for Scoutmaster conferences and Boards of Review – such as wearing Class A, what to expect in terms of questions and demonstration of skills, etc.  After Patrol time, 1st Years will join Planned troop activities.

Mulch Fundraiser
Due to some repairs needed to Lot C (Tennis Center) where we staged the bagged mulch, we are still finalizing the expenses/payouts for the mulch fundraiser.  As soon as this has been completed,  payout letters will be distributed to all Scouts.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we tie up the loose ends.

Next Outings
Our next outings are the Philmont High Adventure trip and Summer Camp!  Busy month, so please stay tuned!  More information forthcoming.

Spring Camporee Reimbursement
Troop reimbursement policy asks that all requests for reimbursement be turned in the month following the campout.  If you would like to be reimbursed for the spring camporee campout expenses, that means you have until this weeks meeting to 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.  If you are unable to make the meetings, 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.

Backpacking Events
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!

It’s That Time Of The Year!  Annual Swim Check Time
BSA requires 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 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.  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.

Summer Camp Update!
For Summer Camp, we will need Part C of the BSA Health Form completed and signed, with copies of insurance cards.  The second payment of $140 will be due no later than May 25th.  Please see our Treasurer, Mr. Washington.

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 , 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