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

Get ready for a full month of fun… see below!

Monday, April 2, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church

Monday, April 9, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and ALL FAMILY MEETING

All parents — new and existing — please attend this important meeting that will take place while your scouts are at their meeting.

The parent meeting will review important information for the upcoming year.
1) Recap 2017 priorities and accomplishments
2) Review how parents get involved — your help is needed!
3) 2018 priorities

We have very important new and transitioning roles to discuss. Thank you all in advance for making time for this meeting.

Friday, April 13, 6 pm – Sunday, April 15, noon — Night Heist outing, departing from the church to Camp Hugh Taylor Birch

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Troop 166 welcomes all of our Scouts and their parents to our spring advanced outing at Camp Birch. “Night Heist” is an advanced clue-solving Treasure Hunt competition that brings together many of the Scouts’ skills and outdoor knowledge, including map reading, night orienteering, radio communication, cryptology and code-breaking, linguistics, teamwork, and leadership.

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/Scout, $20/parent (plus parents will split their cost for food).

In addition to regular clothing for the weather, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries, pen and/or pencil and paper, small day pack, and orienteering compass (if you have one). We will be cabin camping but bring sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, and water bottle.

Note, this outing was moved a week ahead to avoid conflicts with competing high school activities on the originally scheduled date.

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Sunday, April 15, 4 – 6 pm. Friends of Bexley Library Book Sale Teardown @ Library

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The Friends of the Bexley Public Library are looking for assistance to help with tearing down the spring library book sale.

They need assistance on Sunday, April 15 to tear down and move the books out of the library.

On Sunday, April 15 help is needed  from 4 PM to 6 PM

All volunteers are welcome to take two books for each hour they work.

Scouts, please wear a Class “B” Scout tee shirt.

Please let me know if there are questions or concerns.

Mrs. Haynes
Asst. Scoutmaster
Community Events

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Monday, April 16, 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.

Monday, April 23, 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.

Monday, April 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout 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. Dates are still being finalized in order to minimize conflicts with other school events.

May — Plane Crash (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 (5th – 7th)
November — Pumpkin Chuckin’ (prelim: 16th – 18th)
December — Planning (7th)

See the troop calendar for additional details.

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