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.
Troop 850 will return to Salt Creek Ranch near Metamora, Indiana for a day of Horseback Riding. The Troop’s first visit to the ranch was in May 2010 and 26 Scouts and 9 Adults enjoyed a beautiful 2-hour ride. The permission slip below and $ 45 fee per person are due May 8th.
Keeping track of 25 or 30 Scouts at camp or on the road to high adventure can be challenging, to say the least. We’ve found that having all of our Scouts and Troops wear the same t-shirt for these events is a huge help to our adult leaders. So for the past few years we’ve let everyone know exactly what color troop t-shirts they will need to wear on these trips. This year, everyone (Scout or adult) who is going to summer camp at Camp Friedlander will need troop t-shirts in the following colors: RED YELLOW BRIGHT GREEN ORANGE GRAY TAN MAROON
Everyone going on the high adventure trip to Minnesota will need: RED YELLOW BRIGHT GREEN ORANGE
An order form is attached here: Please fill it out with your t-shirt needs and return to Chas Hertlein not later than the May 15 meeting so we’ll have time to get our order filled with the t-shirt company. The cost is $8.00 per shirt.