This year’s Fall Backpacking Trip will be in the Deam Wilderness, part of Hoosier National Forest the weekend of November 7-9. 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 at the Troop Meeting on November 4th.
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. Registration opens on November 1st, so the sooner you choose your classes, the better chance of getting your first choices.
We will register together as a Troop, so please follow the instructions on the first document, and do not mail in your registration.
Since 1927 every 2 years, a special Boy Scout jamboree has been held in Cincinnati called Peterloon. In 2012, over 5,000 Scouts from 4 states participated including 16 Scouts from Saint Ignatius.
For Troop 850 Scouts and Adults to participate, complete the permission slip and turn in along with $32 fee per person by October 7th. Currently, we are still in need of more Troop 850 Adult leaders to attend to make the campout a success.
Webelos from Pack 850 will be joining us, so we would like a large group of Boy Scouts to join them. For Scouts age 14 and up, also complete the waiver below if you plan on doing the zip line or climbing tower.
This year’s Peterloon theme is “Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout”. For details on how Peterloon entertains 5,000 Scouts for a weekend, go to http://www.danbeard.org/peterloon/
The Boy Scouts of St. Ignatius Troop 850 will be hosting their 12th annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning October 26th. Please plan on joining us for a wonderful breakfast and fellowship in the school cafeteria on the 26th.
We’ll have a basket raffle as part of this fundraiser. If you or your employer would like to make a charitable donation of cash or other items for our raffle (gift certificates, merchandise, sports tickets, trips, etc.) please contact Kathy Smith (226-4992 or email@example.com).
Advance purchase tickets will be available from any Boy Scout and tickets will be available at the door on Sunday morning. Thank you for your continued support of our active Boy Scout Troop – we really appreciate it! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on October 26th!
Troop 850 will return to Salt Creek Ranch (saltcreekhorseranch.com) near Metamora, Indiana for a day of Horseback Riding. The Troop has visited the ranch in 2010 and 2012 and over 40 Scouts and 9 Adults enjoyed a beautiful 2-hour ride. We will camp nearby at the Bear Creek Boy Scout Camp and attend Saturday evening Mass (after showers) in Liberty, IN.
The permission slip below and $45 fee per person are due September 9th.
Troop 850’s Caving Campout will be August 8 – 10 at the Great Saltpetre Preserve (GSP) 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.
Don’t miss our Troop meeting on July 22nd, when a member of Greater Cincinnati Grotto which manages the GSP will speak to the Troop about our upcoming trip. We would like to get an approximate headcount at the meeting so they can schedule guides for our Troop. Parents – please consider sharing this special experience with your son.
The permission slip, waiver, and $45 fee per person are due on August 5th. The $45 fee includes all food, transportation, camping fees ($14 per person), tips for our guides, and 2 new flashlights.
For more information and photos check out caves.org/conservancy/gsp/ and Troop850.org (2010 and 2012 caving photos).
Troop 850 will hold an Advancement Campout the weekend of May 16-18 at Camp Oyo near Portsmouth, Ohio (site of our cancelled February campout). We will stay in the Wagner Lodge and the focus of the campout will be on completing requirements for rank advancements.
Because of this, it is imperative that we have enough adult leaders and older Scouts in attendance in order to teach and supervise the younger Scouts. Again, we ask parents to participate in our monthly campouts to truly experience the Scouting program with your son. This is the number one need of our Troop and no prior experience is required!
Please complete the permission slip below and submit with payment of $30 by May 13th.
Troop 850 would like to congratulate our own Mr. Chas Hertlein, the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Mr. Scout Award, presented April 10th at the 26th annual West Side Sports Breakfast benefitting the Boy Scouts. Mr. Hertlein has served the Boy Scouts at the Council and District levels for many years and has served as the Committee Chairman for Troop 850 since 1991. He and his wife Kathy are proud parents of 2 Troop 850 Eagle Scouts, Chip (1998) and Jeff (2004).
Part of the success of our upcoming fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner is the support from our family and community sponsors with their generous donations of time, talents, cash, and even pies!
We are seeking sponsors to make a cash or gift donation that can be used in our basket raffle at the spaghetti dinner. All donations are tax deductible and all sponsors will be thanked on our “sponsors board” posters prominently displaced at our spaghetti dinner.
Please consider checking with your employer, neighbors and friends if they would be willing to make a contribution to help fund our active troop and our many adventures. Family sponsorships are most appreciated as well.
Please contact Chip Branscum at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kathy Smith at email@example.com if you would like to make a donation or if you have any questions.
Thanks for your continued support!!
Troop 850 will be attending Summer Camp July 6-12 at Camp Davy Crockett located northeast of Knoxville, TN. The cost including transportation costs is $275 per Scout and $50 per Adult. Payments should be made to Troop 850 and the first payment of $100 ($50 for adults) is due February 25th with the balance due by May 13th.
All Scouts and Adults are required to complete a Medical form signed by a medical professional. A link to this form is provided below.
Also provided is a link to the 2014 Leaders Guide for Camp Davy Crockett which contains a whole lot of detail about Summer Camp. Information about merit badges offered and the schedule for classes can be found on pages 9 – 11. Page 16 has details on programs for older Scouts. Please note, some extra fees are charged for certain merit badges and programs.
The merit badge classes are scheduled between 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 5:00. Scouts should have a schedule with no more than 1 free period during those times and include at least 1 Eagle required merit badge. More information on Merit Badges can be found at www.meritbadge.org .
We will register for merit badge classes as a Troop, so when you hand in your deposit include your merit badge selections (including at least 3 alternates) and your choices will be reviewed by an Adult leader.
Adult participation is critical for us to have a successful summer camp experience for the Scouts. By only charging $50 for adults, the Troop will pick up the majority of the costs in order to encourage adults to attend.