We announced the Troop’s 2013 high adventure plans at the Court of Honor this past Tuesday. If you missed the meeting, click for the 2013 High Adventure Fact Sheet and for the High Adventure Eligibility standards. We will be returning to the Wind River mountains in Wyoming for a high elevation backpacking adventure!
Troop 850’s All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday October 28th, from 7 am to 12 noon in the St. Ignatius School Cafeteria. Everyone’s help is needed to to make this a successful event. Each boy received 6 Adult and 6 Child/Senior tickets at the Court of Honor. For each ticket the boys sell they will receive $3 credited to their personal account. This can be used to pay for campouts, summer camp and other Troop activities. The tickets are your responsibility and you will be expected to turn in either the unsold tickets or the money you collected no later than the Troop Meeting held on Tuesday, October 23rd. All the advance tickets you have must be accounted for at that time. If you need additional tickets or you were not at the Court of Honor and would like your initial presale tickets, please contact Mrs. Eichhold at email@example.com or at any of the Troop Meetings.
Since 1927 every 2 years, a special Boy Scout jamboree has been held in Cincinnati called Peterloon. In 2010, over 6,000 Scouts from 4 states participated including 27 Scouts from Troop 850.
For Scouts and Adults to participate, complete the permission slip and turn in along with $32 fee per person by October 9th. There are already 9 Webelos from Pack 850 signed up and we would like a large group of Boy Scouts to join them. For Scouts age 14 and up, also complete a waiver form if you want to use the zip line or climbing tower.
For details on how Peterloon entertains 6,000 Scouts for a weekend, go to danbeard.org and click on Peterloon under Upcoming Events. On the Peterloon site, click on the headings at the top for lots of details.
Don’t forget that the Troop’s meeting this Tuesday is the Fall Court of Honor when we recognize the Scouts’ achievements of the past few months. We’ll also have a slideshow of pictures and videos from the high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness this past June and a sneak preview of next year’s planned high adventure trip to the Wind River mountains in Wyoming. Extended family and friends are welcome, as well as parents and siblings. We look forward to seeing you!
Troop 850’s Caving Campout will be September 21-23 at the Great Saltpetre Preserve near Mount Vernon, KY, about a 2 ½ drive down I-75. We will be exploring different caves based on age and experience, so this is a great opportunity for adults and Scouts of all ages.
We would like to give our caving guides a headcount by September 11th, so let me know if you plan to attend. The permission slip, waiver, and $40 fee per person are due on September 18th.
Also, below you will find a gear list and campout schedule.
The Troop maintains its advancement and other records in a software program called Troopmaster. Online access to Troopmaster is available through Troopmaster Web–you may have seen a link to this service in the Members Only section of our website. Now you can go directly to Troopmaster Web by using the following web address: http://www.troopmasterweb.com/troop850 And there is now a mobile version of Troopmaster, so you can access your Scout’s records from your smartphone or iPad! You do need a username and password for Troopmaster Web–your username and password for www.troop850.org won’t work. If you’ve forgotten your Troopmaster Web password or username, or have not previously requested access, just drop Chas Hertlein an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get you set up.
There will be no Committee Meeting on Tuesday because no meetings are allowed at St I during Festival week. Please note the following ….
Thursday August 23 6 – 8:00 pm This is mandatory service for all Troop 850 Boy Scouts to help with the Festival set-up. Wear your red 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 27 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 Troop Meeting We will have a guest speaker from the Cincinnati Grotto Society to talk about our caving trip to Renfro Valley, KY on September 21-23.
Troop 850’s Wilderness Survival Campout will be held the weekend of August 17-19 on a farm near Friendship, Indiana. Scouts will find their own lunch using their orienteering skills, cook their supper in a Dutch oven, and build and sleep in their own shelter Saturday night. Saturday evening, the Troop will be treated to a private tour of an antique car collection and enjoy ice cream at the general store in Friendship. Adults are especially needed for this campout.
The permission slip below and $ 30 fee per person are due Tuesday August 14th.
Please see the 2012 Summer Camp Policy attached below: for more important information about our upcoming trip to Camp Friedlander.
Please read the document below. It will be reviewed in detail at the mandatory meeting on July 17th which each Scout and at least one parent must attend. Bring a copy with you.
If you crave even more information, below is a link to the Camp Friedlander’s Leader’s Guide which has many more details about camp procedures, merit badges, schedules, programs,….
Finally, if you plan to attend the dinner on Friday night 7/27 during Family Night, you must sign up and pay $ 7 per person in advance (see Mr. Matthews). Parents and siblings are welcome.