This year’s Fall Backpacking Trip will be in the Deam Wilderness, part of Hoosier National Forest the weekend of November 15-17. The cost is $ 35 per person. Scouts must be 1st Class rank or above and have backpacking experience. Please complete the permission slip below and return with payment by November 12th .
(sending this again because some did not receive it the first time)
Below are 3 documents with details on Merit Badge Challenge (MBC) held in January and February. Read the Troop 850 Letter first to find out what MBC is all about. I would like to receive all registration requests for review by November 12th. We will register together as a Troop, so please follow the instructions on the first document, and do not mail in your registration.
Troop 850’s next campout is our annual Combo Campout at Cub World with the Cub Scouts of Pack 850. There is no charge for this campout, since it is considered a service to our fellow St. Ignatius Scouts. Permission slips were passed out at the last Troop meeting and will be available at next week’s meeting. So far, we have 20 Boy Scouts planning to attend and we encourage other Troop 850 Scouts and parents to join them.
Reminder – this Saturday – pancake setup at 5:30 PM immediately after 4:30 PM Mass. Wear your RED T-SHIRT (Class B). We will move tables and chairs and set up the cafeteria for our Sunday Morning breakfast.
A separate post and email will be sent with shift assignments. Please arrive a few minutes early before your shift and check in with Chip Branscum. If you have a conflict with the time slot please see if you can trade with another scout family.
Thanks to everyone’s help and our sponsors for making this such a fun and successful event! Not too late to invite your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family for Bob Evans pancakes!! (Thanks to Bob Evans for their tasty pancake batter!)
We’re calling on friends, family, and neighbors willing to sponsor our upcoming Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (see attached)
The generosity of our sponsors through cash donations as well as gift cards and new items for our basket raffle are a large part of our successful fundraiser.
Please check with your boss, neighbors, co-workers, friends and families to see if their companies would be willing to support our fundraiser through a cash donation or possibly a gift card or other gift. Their company receives recognition among our 400+ patrons and they’re helping make a difference in the lives of young scouts in our community.
Please let me know if you have any any questions.
The weekend of October 18-20, Troop 850 will hold our Gun Club Campout at the Fairfield Sportsmen’s Association located at 6501 River Road, 4 miles off Blue Rock Road. Scouts will be able to earn the Rifle merit badge or, if they have already earned the Rifle merit badge, they can earn the Shotgun merit badge. There is a gun safety program on Friday night, so Scouts will not be allowed to attend Saturday only.
This is a great opportunity to experience a Scout weekend campout with your son, so we hope to have a great turnout of parents and Scouts. Additional adult participation is especially needed for this campout to increase safety and to keep our younger Scouts focused.
Cost will be $25 per person. We ask that permission slips and payments be turned in by October 8th, 10 days prior to the campout, to make planning for the campout easier.
Here is another chance to help Ben Johnson with his Eagle Scout Project — this Saturday August 31st from 9 – 12:00 at Miami Whitewater Forest. See the attached flyer for details and complete the waiver form if you haven’t done so already.
Let’s show great support for Ben and come prepared to make an impact on one of our great Hamilton County parks.
Troop 850′s next campout is the weekend of September 13-15 and we will be canoeing on the Whitewater River near Brookville, Indiana. All Scouts are required to have earned the Swimming merit badge to attend this campout. This is a great opportunity for parents to join their sons for a fun weekend and adults are especially needed to pair up with younger Scouts.
Adults and Scouts must complete a Waiver below. Please complete the permission slip, waiver and turn in by Sept 10th along with $32 fee per person.
There will be no Troop Meeting on Tuesday August 20th because no meetings are allowed at St I during Festival week. Please note the following ….
Thursday August 22 6 – 8:00 pm This is mandatory service for all Troop 850 Boy Scouts to help with the Festival set-up. Wear your bright green Class B shirt and bring a filled water bottle with Scout’s name. If you can not attend, you must contact Mr. Rottmueller.
Monday August 26 8 am – noon This is mandatory service for all Scouts who are not in school to help with the Festival takedown. Wear your red Class B shirt and bring a filled water bottle with Scout’s name. Lunch will be provided around noon. If you can not attend, you must contact Mr. Rottmueller.
Tuesday August 28 7:00 regular Troop Meeting
AND DO NOT MISS ……. Michael Branscum’s Eagle Court of Honor, Sunday August 18th at 1:00 pm !!!!