Here’s the latest from Troop 166!

Upcoming Events 2

August 23-25 Iron Chef Campout (Falling Rock)
This one is going to be a battle of creativity and outdoor culinary prowess. Who will put the special secret ingredient to the best use? Stay tuned for details. Signup will be out shortly. If you need to earn a First Class Cooking requirement and wish to be a cook on the campout please make sure you let the SPL know ASAP as menu planning and cook assignments will be handled at the meeting on 8/12.

September 20-22: Plane Crash Campout
A high action simulated search and rescue!
Remember that siblings can come to be volunteer victims, and more adults than usual are needed, given the wide area the rescuers will need to bushwhack to find the “crash” site.

Reminders

Completing Partial Merit Badges
Scouts: Have a partially completed merit badge from Summer Camp? See Mr. Krabacher about getting a local merit badge counselor to help you complete your work and earn your badge.

Teaching Merit Badges
Parents/Leaders: Have a skill or interest and a little time to invest in Scouting? We have a constant need for merit badge counselors and currently have other open positions as well, including Advancement Chair.

ScoutBook
Scouts: Please bring your scout handbook to Troop Meetings and make sure all your hard work is being recorded in the troop’s official record in the ScoutBook system. See an adult leader anytime during the meeting.

Payment options
Payments for outings can now be handled in a variety of ways, including: traditional check before the outing, credit card from the signup genius link, scout accounts, and the Pay It Forward Fund.

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Introducing PIFF!

Troop 166 is excited to announce the establishment of the Pay It Forward Fund (PIFF) – an easily-accessible resource to help scouts attend outings and activities when they need some extra support! Review this policy document for details. PIFF Policy

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Here’s what’s happening in July with Troop 166!

Outdoor Programs & Scouting Participation based Community Events
July 27-28: White Water Rafting outing
Ohiopyle State Park, PA
Adult Leader: Geoff Dutton
Departs Saturday 8:30AM with arrival Sunday evening, exact time TBD

Looking forward……

August 23-25: Iron Chef + Capture the Flag/Night Games

Troop & Committee Meetings
All meetings are in the basement of Bexley Methodist Church unless otherwise noted

  • July 1 at 6:30 PM – Seabase Trip Meeting – all scouts and adults registered for Seabase encouraged to attend
  • July 1 at 7:30 PM – Troop Meeting
  • July 8th at 7:30 PM – Troop Meeting
  • July 15th at 7:30 PM – Troop Meeting & Committee Meeting
  • July 29th at 7:30 PM – Troop Meeting

Preview of Upcoming Outings:

  • August 23-25: Iron Chef + Capture the Flag/Night Games
  • September 20-22: Plane Crash
  • October 5-7: Battlefield Encampment
  • November 15-17: Pie & Ice Cream
  • December 13-14: Planning Meeting

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

  • All camp outs are open to Troop 166 Scouts, parents, and uniformed adults
  • Travel to and from the camp out in Class A Uniform
  • All adults (parents as well as uniformed adults) need to have an up to date Youth Protection http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx
  • Siblings can join the September Plane Crash camp out
  • All attendees need to complete a permission form for every camp out. Electronic copies can be downloaded and saved with your information for easy printing: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf
  • A handy checklist for packing can be downloaded as well. It’s a great habit for every scout and adult: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e54ef67b3c3d8e41341c3a63f/images/69755a69-b3bc-4714-b24e-04612bc3c8e4.jpg
  • If you need to borrow a backpack, sleeping bag, pad, etc. for any outing your Scout can ask the Key 4 to check the Troop extras, or feel free to ask Mr. Krabacher, or Mr Jobes who have extras for both Scouts, Siblings, or Adults.
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Here’s what’s happening in February with Troop 166!

Monday February 4th 7:30 – 9 PM Scout meeting at Church

Friday – Sunday, February 8th – 9th – 2019 Klondike Derby
Sign Up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20192

Cost: $24 per person

Description:
Klondike Derby is a skills based competition designed for unit leaders to determine skill levels of their scouts in relation to other participants. As an option units may bring “dog” sleds to transport all of the equipment needed to navigate through skills stations. This may take any form. Time will be provided at lunch time Saturday for each unit to prepare and compete in a chili cook off competition. All meals are provided by the UNIT, no food is included with this event.

Location:
Camp Lazarus
4422 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (740) 548-5502

Time:
Camping Friday is optional. We will not be able to camp Saturday due to Scout Sunday Feb 10th. If camping we will organize departure at 6 PM sharp from Bexley Methodist Church parking lot. Units may arrive after 5 PM on Friday and proceed directly to pre-assigned (TBD) camping locations. All vehicles and trailers MUST remain in the parking lots at all times.

If you are just coming for Saturday, and not camping, check-in is at the Welcome Center at 8:15 AM. Flag ceremony is at 8:40 and the stations start at 9 AM. The program will run from flag opening on Saturday (8:40 AM) through awards Saturday night.

Packing Info:
Included below and on SignUp Genius

Chili Cook Off:
Patrols/Units will have from 11 AM until 12:15 PM to prepare chili for tasting in the chili cook off. The competition will be done in the area outside of nature center. Scoring will be based on Color, Aroma, Texture, Flavor, and Heat! Cooking MUST be done in the area designated (not in your camping location).

Sunday February 10th – Scout Sunday at Bexley United Methodist Church
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040E4CADA62EAB9-20191
We are hoping to have a great turn out for our annual Scout Sunday at Bexley United Methodist Church. It is our opportunity to thank the church for their continued support over the past 75years!

We will be attending the 9:00AM service. Class A uniforms required. Service hours apply for this event!

Monday, February 11th, 7:30 – 9 PM Scout meeting at Church and Troop Committee
Troop Committee, open to all adults, is focused on the business planning of the Troop — budgets, schedules, etc.

Monday, February 18th – No Meeting for President’s Day
Reminder: no meeting when Bexley schools are not in session

Monday, February 25th, 7:30 – 9 PM Scout meeting at Church and Troop Committee
Troop Committee, open to all adults, is focused on the business planning of the Troop — budgets, schedules, etc.

Thursday February 28th Pack 166 Blue and Gold
Preview of Upcoming Outings:

February 8-10: Klondike
March 1-3: Cat & Mouse
April 12-14: Night Heist
May 3-5: Camporee
June 9-15: Summer Camp
July 26-28: White Water Rafting
August 23-25: Iron Chef + Capture the Flag/Night Games
September 20-22: Plane Crash
October 5-7: Battlefield Encampment
November 15-17: Pie & Ice Cream
December 13-14: Planning Meeting

See the troop calendar for additional details.

As reminders:

  • All campouts are open to Troop 166 Scouts, parents, and uniformed adults
  • Travel to and from the campout in uniform
  • All adults (parents as well as uniformed adults) need to have an up to date Youth Protection http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx
  • Siblings can join the September Plane Crash campout
  • All attendees need to complete a permission form for every campout. Electronic copies can be downloaded and saved with your information for easy printing: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf
  • A handy checklist for packing can be downloaded as well. It’s a great habit for every scout and adult: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e54ef67b3c3d8e41341c3a63f/images/69755a69-b3bc-4714-b24e-04612bc3c8e4.jpg
  • If you need to borrow a backpack, sleeping bag, pad, etc. for any outing your Scout can ask the Key 4 to check the Troop extras, or feel free to ask Mr. Krabacher, or Mr Jobs who have extras for both Scouts, Siblings, or Adults.
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Exciting Changes in 2019 for Troop 166

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For over 75 years, Troop 166 has provided the iconic BSA program to the young men of Bexley, graduating over 100 Eagle Scouts.

Starting in 2019, we are adding a new Troop for young women ages 11-17, which will share resources and adult leadership with the existing Troop and offer the same program but will be led by the new Troop’s all-female youth membership.

venturing_4kWe are also excited to offer a new opportunity within the Troop: Venturing Crew. Venturing is an inclusive program through BSA for males and females aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). Youth and advisers meet on set schedules and plan activities and events. Rappelling a cliff.  Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset.  Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours!

Want to learn more?  Contact the following:

 

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Here’s what’s happening in November with Troop 166!

Get ready for one of the most popular outings of the year, and another opportunity to help a Scout on the Path to Eagle!

Monday, November 5: Help William Brotherton install his Eagle Project, 9 am – 4 pm at BHS Band Room (no school that day, but the band room is open)

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-william

Please join me on November 5th to earn service hours by installing my Eagle Project.

Class B uniform required.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please bring a bottle of water.

Only 4% of young men who embark on the trail to Eagle Scout make it to the top. I intend to be one that does. My project targets my high school band program and the storage for its instruments. I am a proud percussionist with the band program and I want to make it better. What is currently in place isn’t bad, but it’s not great. In a program that jumped from 85 members to 100 members in only a year, adjustments need to be made to meet the inevitable growth of the Marching Pride of Bexley. As the number of members increases, so does the arsenal of instruments. Our percussion instrument storage room is not fit for such rapid augmentation. My project will hone in on the spacial efficiency of this room and maximize the amount of accessible storage, making it able to accommodate more instruments and sheet music. Help me and the Bexley Band reach the goal of a brighter future, in music and in life.

Thank you,

William Brotherton

Life Scout

Troop 166

Date: 11/05/2018 (Mon.)

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm EDT
Location: Bexley High School Band Room (back door)

Reminder: No Scout meeting the night of the 5th — Bexley Schools Closed

Reminder: when Bexley schools are closed on a Monday, we do not have a meeting.

Monday, November 12, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church

Friday, November 16, 6 pm – Sunday, November 18, noon. Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201817

You don’t want to miss this one! Our annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ outing is scheduled at Camp Falling Rock, November 16-18. Boy Scouts will meet in the church parking lot at 6:00PM and return on Sunday at Noon.

Arrow of Light (aka Webelos II) may join the whole outing provided a parent joins, and Webelos (aka Webelos I) and their parents are welcome to join this outing starting Saturday morning around 10 am at Falling Rock and stay for the day. Just note your attendance below and remember prospective scouts and new potential parents are free guests.

We will be cabin camping for this outing but outside during the day. Dress for the weather including good gloves for carrying wood and building Pumpkin Chuckin devices!

Take a moment and review your Scout Handbook and use this camp out to complete a few requirements! Cost for Boy Scouts and Troop 166 Adults will be $25 each; Our guests including Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts and new prospective parents are free.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Monday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

In addition to regular items, we will work on troop leadership transition.

Monday, November 26, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

December — Planning (7th)

  • The planning meeting will include Scout outing planning, adult Leadership transition planning, and new troop (girls, ventures) planning

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in October with Troop 166!

Fall is full of excitement with Troop 166! Take a close look below – we have a lot of activity coming up over the next two weeks!

And thanks to all Scouts and Adults who helped at the Bexley Community Camp Out last weekend. We got great compliments from many families!

Friday, October 5, 5 pm – Sunday, October 7, 2-2:30 pm: Battlefield Encampment Camp Out

Reminder to those attending: we are traveling to Perryville, KY to view a Civil War Reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield. Meet at the church at 5 pm. Back Sunday between 2 and 2:30 (later than usual since we are traveling ~4 hours away).

Monday, October 8. 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout Meeting at Church

Friday, October 12. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Service Hours at Harvest Festival at Jeffrey Mansion

Two volunteer shifts. Adult and scouts needed!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201816

On Friday, October 12, we sell Hot Chocolate, Hot Apple Cider, and doughnuts at Bexley’s Annual Harvest Festival. Proceeds go to individual Scout accounts with the Troop.

Meet in the field behind Jeffrey Mansion.  Scouts should be in Class “A” uniform (shirt, pants, belt, & socks)

Dress for the weather. We will be mostly under cover, but outside.

Scouts earn money for their Scout account

Adults are also needed for supervision. I will not be available, so am putting in a slot for one leader for the event.

Emmy Haynes

Saturday, October 13, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Jack Nakasako’s Eagle Project Install on Delmar Road near Police Station

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-jack

Please join me in completing the final installation of my Eagle Project. I will be building a pollinator garden in the Bexley community garden located in North Bexley.

Class B uniform required.

Snacks and lunch will be provided.

Please bring a water bottle.

Date: 10/13/2018 (Sat.)

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm EDT

Location: Bexley Community Garden on Delmar in North Bexley (next to police station)

Jack Nakasako

Monday, October 15, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

In addition to regular items, we will work on troop leadership transition.

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 – 9 pm. Volunteer to support William Brotherton’s Eagle Scout Project at High School Jazz Concert

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4dabab28a7fe3-william

Help William Brotherton out with his Eagle Scout Project at the upcoming Bexley High School Jazz Band concert. He needs Scouts to handout programs, welcome people, and pass hats in the audience to collect donations. Be sure to wear full Class A Uniform. The concert will be held in the Schottenstein Theater at Bexley High School.

Date: 10/16/2018 (Tue.)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm EDT
Location: Bexley High School

Monday, October 22, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Monday, October 29, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in September with Troop 166!

Big month ahead! Starting with tomorrow’s Court of Honor, we roll into several service hour opportunities and a big camp out. See below!

Reminder 1: tomorrow (Aug 27) we will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Reminder 2: you must complete the updated Youth Protection training by this month or risk being dropped. See e-mail from David Nakasako sent earlier today.

Reminder 3: we must sign up for the October outing by this month to secure space for this exciting Civil War reenactment outing. Please see sign-up at the end of the note!

Sunday, September 2, 4-7:30 pm. Pop Sales at Labor Day Block Party @ Jeffrey Mansion

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201813

Troop 166 has been asked to sell pop at the Bexley Labor Day Block Party. The event runs from 4-7:30 pm on Sunday, September 2, 2018 and is held at Jeffery Mansion. We need scouts to sell and parent to supervise. Scouts can choose to earn money for their Scout Account or to earn service credit hours. There are 2 shifts.

Monday, September 3. No meeting due to Labor Day

Friday, September 7, 4:30 pm – Saturday morning, September 8. Bexley Community Camp Out at Jeffrey Mansion

Earn service hours while sleeping!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201814 

This is the seventh year of the Community Campout in the meadow behind Jeffrey Mansion. It’s one of the Recreation Department’s most popular events. Scouts and Adults help families set up their tents and provide directions and assistance. We supervise the evening campfires and assist in serving meals. Everyone sleeps in tents overnight and we help cleanup in the morning. We need Scouts to provide assistance and Adults to supervise. Service hours for Scouts.

Bring a tent if you have one. Class “A” uniform, please.

Monday, September 10. No meeting due to Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 17, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Friday, September 21, 6 pm – Sunday, September 23, noon: Plane Crash Camp Out!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-plane1
Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our next advanced outing at Woodland Trails Camp, Anthony Wayne camp site. Plane crash Search-and-Rescue is an advanced team competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, orienteering, radio communication, Wilderness First Aid, teamwork, and leadership.

As usual, meet at Bexley United Methodist Church at 6 pm on Friday (eat dinner before you arrive), return by Noon on Sunday. Travel in Class A uniform.

Cost $30/participant (Scout or Adult).

Because this is a simulated Rescue outing, please have High Visibility clothing that can be worn as an outer layer. This can be a shirt, jacket, or reflective vest. If you do not have one, places like WalMart or IKEA sell t-shirts or reflective vests for $3-4. This is a good safety item to keep in a car emergency kit after the weekend.

We will be *tent* camping (scouts will arrange buddies during the Monday meetings). Tenting can be cold, so make sure to have dry clothes and socks for sleeping plus a toboggan / winter hat. Don’t forget to bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and permission slip. In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, first aid kit, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, water bottle, and orienteering compass (if you have one).

Monday, September 24, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Board of Review

All those ready to achieve next rank should coordinate with Mr. Dupler to be prepared for this month’s Board of Review.

Battlefield Encampment October 5, 5pm – October 7, 2 pm — Need your sign up for October outing now as well!

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-battlefield
Travel to Perryville, KY to view a Civil War Reenactment at the Perryville Battlefield.

This will be an incredibly exciting outing!

Tent camping with all the usual equipment required (coats, hats, rain gear, day pack, mess kit, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). October weather can be highly variable so dress appropriately and bias toward period colors (greens, tans, blues, etc.) if you have the option!

Early registration sent in the mail by September 24 (in addition to this sign-up genius) which we will be following up on!

Cost $25/scout includes visit and extra travel food. Because of the distance we will meet at 5 on Friday and be back closer to 2 on Sunday.

Date: 10/05/2018 (Fri.)
Time: 5:00pm – 5:05pm EDT

Location: Church

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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Here’s what’s happening in August with Troop 166!

August brings us the incredibly popular Family Camp Out — this year, including invites to interested potential future scouts (boys or girls) — plus, a Court of Honor.

August is also a great opportunity to hear about our summer as everyone comes back together for the start of the school year. We can reflect on an amazing July including the 4th celebration, Northern Tier High Adventure, and our thrilling Rafting camp out.

Monday, August 6, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 13, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Monday, August 20, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ Church and Troop Committee Meeting

All interested adults are welcome to attend the monthly Troop Committee meeting, which handles the ‘behind the scenes’ part of the troop including trip planning, budgeting, coordinating training and fundraising, etc.

Saturday, August 25 – Sunday, August 26: Family and Prospective Scout Camp Out!

Our AUGUST outing will be action packed fun for the whole family and for prospective scouts (boys and girls) and their families to come see what scouting is all about.

Recall, starting next year we have the potential to have a linked girl troop provided there is sufficient interest and support. This is a great opportunity for for siblings (boys or girls) or potential brand new future scouts to meet the troop.

Fun activities include a ROPES course that finishes with a ZIPLINE and other fun outdoor activities for the whole familyincluding a CAMPFIRE!!!

Meet at the Bexley United Methodist Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, return around 11 am on Sunday.

$25 per person includes food, activities, and a place to camp. Maximum charge of $75/family to keep this outing affordable.

Bring your own tent and camping equipment, swim suit, sleeping bag, and mess kit. Contact Mr. Czaja at ian.czaja@troop166.org if you need to borrow any equipment.

Prospective scouts and family attend for free — just let us know in the sign up how many are coming and whether you are staying overnight.

Parents and siblings are encouraged to join their Scouts on this outing to have fun and see what their scouting experience is all about. Where else can you get a weekend of fun adventure and great food for $25 each? Let’s make this a blowout attendance event!

JCC Hoover Camp and Family Park

4290 E. Walnut Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cada62eab9-201812

Monday, August 27, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Court of Honor

We will celebrate rank advancements and other important troop milestones at today’s meeting. All family members are encouraged to attend. Please bring a desert to share (nut free).

Rest of the Year Preview & Helpful Links and Tips

For those who are planning ahead, here is the list of outings for the rest of the year.

September — Plane Crash (21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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