This Week’s Meeting Theme
This week’s meeting theme will be First Aid! Please come prepared to get those lingering First Aid requirements signed off (including showing us your personal first aid kit!!!).
For our next outing, we are going biking on August 25th – 27th. The campout will be held at John Bryan State Park near Yellowsprings Ohio. Note: Both road bikes and mountain bikes are welcome. Helmets and water bottles will be a must. We’ll have a fast group and a more leisurely group, so all skill levels are welcome. After biking we’ll visit the world famous Young’s Dairy for some great ice cream! Cost information is forthcoming, and sign-ups will be at the meetings.
Troop PLC This Week!
Reminder to those in Troop leadership. Tonight is PLC! Please plan on being in the kitchen area of the church no later than 5:30 PM to plan next month’s activities and discuss troop operations.
Are you part of our next leadership team?
Troop elections are coming the first week of August. Please come to that meeting if you want a troop leadership position for the next six months. If you would like to be our next Senior Patrol Leader, please see Mr. Gormly no later than the last Thursday of this month (at the July 27th meeting).
Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) is the introductory leadership course for scouts. This training is for any scouts who have never attended before, which will primarily be first years. Training will be held at the church from 8:30am to 12:30pm on July 29th.
COURTESY CART DRIVERS – Western & Southern Tennis Tournament
We have been given the opportunity to work together again this summer with the HPC Youth Group in providing courtesy cart drivers for the North and East Handicap Lots during the Western & Southern Tennis Tournament here in Mason, August 12-20th.
Funds will be earned per 3-4 hour shift that will go directly to the Scout Account for the family that covers the shift (settled after the tennis tournament). Drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
This year signups will be through the website: www.atpparking.org .
By Andrew Lyons, Troop Historian
The troop Shutterfly page is back! If anyone in the troop has photos from any troop events from the past 6 months, please put them on bsaheritage.shutterfly.com. Shutterfly is a great way to share pictures, make photo albums for historical purposes, and create slide shows for Courts of Honor and other ceremonies. Those new to the site will need to request to be a member of the group.
Also, I will be compiling information on the history of the troop for its archives. If you have any information about the troop’s beginnings, I would appreciate it if you could send them to Andrew Lyons email@example.com.
We have had a very eventful six month term, with lots of advancements, camping trips and other troop activities.
In January, scouts participated at the Klondike Derby, hosted at Cub World. Throughout the rest of the spring, scouts went to BSA 101, the District Camporee, the Survival Campout and Summer Camp, at Camp Friedlander. Later in July, there will be a kayaking and canoeing campout.
Aside from camping trips, Scouts helped out at equipment day to ensure the quality of Troop 750’s camping gear, and on Scout Sunday, scouts cleaned up the church, which so generously offers us their space on Thursday nights.
Several blue and gold banquets occurred during the winter months, which crossed Webelos over into Boy Scouts. These new Boy Scouts joined Troop 750 in February. Around the same time, Troop 750 was already doing merit badge challenge, where scouts earned 2 to 3 extra merit badges to help them on their trail to Eagle. Speaking of Eagle Scouts, Ryan Peischl, Andrew Diaz, and Chase Long all had their Eagle Courts of Honor, and Collin Aldrich and Michael Valcarcel had their Eagle projects. Evan Goodrich, Dennis Sweeney, and Shawn Washington will have their Eagle Courts of Honor later in August and September.
Preparations for Philmont, which began in 2015, added additional hustle and bustle. Scouts went on several training hikes to Caesars Creek, East Fork State Park, John Bryan State Park, White Water Memorial State Park, Red River Gorge, Zaleski State Forest, and Shawnee State Forest. Finally, in June 2017, 34 scouts and scouters from 3 crews embarked on an 11 day hike at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico. These crews trekked between 64 and 113 miles, on mountainous terrain, while seeing spectacular views of tree covered mountains and “starlit skies above”. Everyone summited Baldy Mountain, the highest mountain at Philmont, with an elevation of 12,441 feet. The crews also participated in many exciting activities such as, rock climbing, blacksmithing, gold panning, a sunset hike, Mexican homesteading, railroading, geocaching, hiking up Tooth of Time, a chuckwagon dinner, a Dutch oven dessert, COPE, black powder shooting, hatchet throwing, gold panning, mining assaying, a mine tour, burro packing, spar pole climbing, a demonstration forest lecture, horseback riding, and a conservation project. It was an amazing adventure!
Advancements and Eagle Projects
Scouts needing a Board Of Review should contact our Advancement Chair, Mrs. Enouen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before scheduling your Board of Review, please request your TroopMaster records from Mrs. Lyons at email@example.com , or Mrs. Peischl at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com