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

Scouts had a great adventure last month. We’re looking for another great one in May and will need plenty of help from Parents and Scouts to make it happen!

Monday, April 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church
Scouts will focus on requirements and preparation for this month’s outing.

Sunday, May 6, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Safety Fest Cookout volunteer and service hour opportunity @ Montrose

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On May 6th, the city is hosting the Bexley Community Safety Fest. The city will have workshops, activities, and information all focused on creating a safer Bexley. In addition to kids bike helmet giveaways, info on securing property and preventing theft, info on personal defense, and many other items of interest to creating a better safety culture, there will also be a “Kids and Cops” series of events designed to further support a great connection between our officers and the community. Join the Bexley Recreation Staff and Bexley Police Officers for a day of fun activities/games during the course of The Bexley Community Safety Fest. Games will include a kickball and dodgeball tournament! This event will be held at Montrose Elementary Playground & Gym.

The Boy Scouts have been asked to run the cook out this year. There are two shifts available. Wear your Class A uniform, and please come help!

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

Friday, May 11, 6 pm – Sunday, May 15, noon (Mother’s Day!) — Plane Crash Search-and-Rescue outing, departing from the church to Woodland Trails Camp

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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 Mondaymeetings). 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).

Due to this year’s school and holiday calendar, this is the only available weekend. We will get your Scouts back to celebrate Mother’s Day afternoon!!!

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Monday, May 14, 7:30 – 9 pm. Scout meeting @ church and Troop Committee Meeting (moved forward due to Memorial Day)

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.

We will continue to focus on key themes from the parent meeting: shadowing and transitioning key adult leadership roles, preparing for girls in scouting, and preparing for ventures.

Monday, May 21, 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, May 28, No Meeting due to Memorial Day!

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.

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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