Troop 850’s annual Dutch Oven Campout will be held the weekend of February 10-12 in the warmth of Mount Airy’s Maple Ridge Lodge. Under the tutelage of Master Chef Andrew Ciolino, the Scouts will spend Saturday blending, stirring, spicing, pureeing, and decorating a 3 course meal. Some very lucky, specially selected guest judges will feast on the … uh, feast. There will also be time set aside for card playing, sled riding (maybe), and a Saturday night movie with popcorn.
Mass with Father Don will be in the Lodge at 4:30 Saturday and all parents are welcome to join us, but please indicate on the permission slip so we know how many to expect.
Please return the permission slip with fee ($ 20 per person) by Tuesday February 7th.
Fairfield schools are closed – no MBC today.
Troop 850 will be attending Summer Camp July 22-28 at Camp Friedlander near Loveland, Ohio. The cost per Scout is $ 250 and the Troop will pay the cost for Adults who attend camp for the entire week. Payments should be made to Troop 850 and the first payment of $ 75 is due January 31st, another $ 75 by March 27th, and the balance of $ 100 is due by May 8th. Council will charge an extra $ 20 for late payments, so be sure to make your payments on time.
All Scouts and Adults are required to complete a Medical form signed by a medical professional to be turned in upon arrival at camp. A link to this form is provided below.
Also provided is a link to the 2012 Leaders Guide for Camp Friedlander which contains a whole lot of detail about Summer Camp. Signup for merit badges begins in March and pages 10-11 contain details on the merit badges offered. Pages 14-15 have information on programs for older Scouts. Please note, some extra fees are charged for certain merit badges and programs.
This will be a memorable week for our Scouts and we hope to have a large turnout of Scouts and adults.
For the Medical Form, click
For the 2012 Leaders Guide, click
Our 2012 high adventure trip will be a canoe trip the week of June 15 through June 23 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. If you missed the Christmas Court of Honor, or you misplaced your handout, you can download the high adventure fact sheet from this link:
Remember, the deadline for reserving a place on the Troop’s 2012 high adventure crew is January 17, and a nonrefundable $75 deposit is required by that date–the reason being that in order to enter the Boundary Waters a permit issued by the US Forest Service is required, and they are issued on a first come, first serve basis starting January 25,
If you have any questions, feel free to ask Mr. Rottmueller or Mr. Hertlein.
Troop 850 will join the William Henry Harrison District at their annual Klondike Winter Campout the weekend of January 13-15. The campout will be held at Mt Airy Forest and the theme will be a Medieval Tournament. Please submit the Permission slip and fee ($ 25) at the Troop meeting January 3rd.
Click for the Permission Slip.
For the official “Hear Ye Hear Ye” announcement, click
Great News! We have (4) VIP tickets for Entertrainment Junction that we will be raffling off at Tuesday’s Court of Honor. Donations from this raffle will supplement our recent Pancake Breakfast fundraising event.
These tickets are valued at $108 and include admission to the world’s largest (25,000 sf) indoor train display, the fun house, VIP backstage tours and audio tour as well. These would make a great family outing gift for Christmas!
We’ll sell raffle tickets on Tuesday and you’ll take the tickets home with you that night.
This year’s Fall Backpacking Trip will be in Zaleski State Park near Athens, Ohio the weekend of November 18-20. 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 15th . Click for permission slip.
Below are 2 documents with details on Merit Badge Challenge held in January and February. These will be passed out at our Troop meetings, but if you would like to get a jump on registration or will be missing meetings, the information is available now.
The deadline for registration is November 15th. We will register together as a Troop, so please follow the instructions on the first document, and do not mail in your registration. Click for more details. Click for Registration form.
Reminder: All Pancake Breakfast ticket money and any unsold tickets are due this Tuesday, October 25th. Please put your money and unsold tickets in an envelope. Indicate the following information on the envelope…your name, number of adult and child tickets sold and the total amount of money. Any advance sale ticket money turned in after Tuesday’s troop meeting will NOT be credited to your personal account. If you have any questions or need additional tickets, please contact Angie Dwyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.9496.
Troop 850’s next campout is our annual Joint Campout with the Cub Scouts of Pack 850 on the weekend of November 4-6. There is no charge for this campout, since it is considered a service to our fellow St. Ignatius Scouts. Please turn in the attached permission slip by Tuesday November 1st. Click for the Permission Slip.