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

Welcome back from the holiday season. Scouts have a great 2018 planned, and it all starts in January!

Monday, January 1 —  No meeting

No meeting Monday. Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, January 6: FYI — discounted Scout and Family skiing / snowboarding / tubing @ Mad River

This is not a Troop 166 event, but a great way to enjoy a day of winter fun at Mad River, as part of Simon Kenton Council. In past years, families have coordinated and enjoyed the day outside:

Join your fellow Boy Scouts and their families for our days of skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing fun at Mad River Mountain!

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018 or Sunday, February 25, 2018
Where: Mad River Mountain
• Skiing & Snowboarding: 9am – 4pm or 4pm – 9:30pm
• Tubing: 9am – 1pm or 5pm – 9pm
All registration is online! Select the “Club Login” link then enter your exclusive Simon Kenton credentials to continue:

Club Name: SKC
Password: skiday18

*Click “Go Shopping” once you’re into the site.

Last Day to Purchase online:
• Wednesday, January 3rd for January event
• Wednesday, February 21st for February event
*After these dates, it will cost $10 extra at the door per family/unit.

Monday, January 8, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

First meeting of the new year. Welcome back!

Monday, January 15 — No Meeting

MLK Holiday

Monday, January 22, 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 night, January 27, 9 pm – Sunday, January 28, 8:30 am Rock Climbing Camp In

Back for the 2nd year is our popular Rock Climbing overnight camp in.

Sign up at:
Scouts will spend Saturday night at Vertical Adventures — rock climbing from 10 pm – 1 am, then sleeping overnight in the gym.

Equipment, instruction, and food (cracker barrel / breakfast) included. Cost: $30/person.

Location: Vertical Adventures

6513 Kingsmill Ct, Columbus, OH 43229


Meet Saturday at 9 pm at Church parking lot

Return on Sunday around 8:30 am


Travel in Class A uniforms. Bring athletic clothes for climbing (shirt and athletic shorts or sweat pants, socks). Bring sleeping bag, plus mess kit, water bottle, and basic toiletries.

Monday, January 29, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Board of Review

Board of Review is the essential final step for scouts who are advancing their rank.

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. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

February — Winter Survival (prelim: 16th – 18th)
March — Cat & Mouse (prelim: 2nd – 4th)
April — Night Heist (prelim: 27th – 29th)
May — Plane Crash (prelim: 11th – 13th)
June — Summer Camp (17th – 23rd)
July — White Water Rafting (prelim: 27th – 29th or Aug 3rd – 5th)
August — Family Campout (prelim: 24th – 26th or 31st – Sept 2nd)
September — Backpacking (prelim: 21st – 23rd)
October — Battlefield Encampment (prelim: 5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (prelim: 7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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