Here’s what’s happening in the Troop in July!

July is a very full month, building on an amazing summer camp experience at Ransburg!

Sunday, July 1: Thank you to all who participated in today’s flag ceremony at Bexley UMC!

Monday, July 2, 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Scout meeting @ Church

Wednesday, July 4: We have many 4th events. See sign up links!

Adults and older scouts as parade marshals from 7:45 am – 9:20. Sign up at:

All scouts and adults to march in the parade and to cook at the afternoon fundraiser. Meet at 9 am in the new black Class B shirt for parade, and cook out has two shifts 5-7:30 or 7:30 – 9:45 (can wear either new or older Class B for cook out). Sign up at:

Soda donations for afternoon fundraiser – please sign up for 2 per family, with specific type of soda shown. Sign up at:

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

Monday, July 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, July 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.

Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29: White Water Rafting trip in Ohiopyle!

For the second year in a row, we are attending the rafting camp out in Ohiopyle. Last year, this was one of the highlights of the year! It is a great outing for parents to attend with their scouts and a Ton of Fun!

We will raft in Ohiopyle. Travel out Saturday the 28th, raft the morning of the 29th and return by late evening. Parents are encouraged to attend. Preferred age is 12 and up, but they can take 11 year olds provided enough adults are on the trip.

Cost will be $120 per person, and includes a visit to a railroad museum on Saturday afternoon in route. We keep the cost of most outings very reasonable while seeking to do the adventures voted on by the Scouts. This year, for the second time in a row, the Scouts are looking to do a few higher adventure outings including this rafting trip. This was a highlight of the year last year for all the scouts and adults who attended!

Sign up at:

Monday, July 30, 7:30 – 9 pm. Troop meeting @ Church and Parent Meeting

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.

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.

August — Family Campout (25th – 26th)
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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