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

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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!

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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!

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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 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!

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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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