When the snow starts blowing and another year of Scouting comes to a close, we all share one thought in common ….. Let’s Go Camping!
Troop 850 will join the William Henry Harrison District at their annual Klondike Winter Camporee the weekend of January 10-12. The campout will be held at Mt Airy Forest and the theme will be a “Christmas Gala”. Our District requires registration be completed by January 6th and our next Troop meeting is January 7th.
So, send me an email by January 4th if you are attending. Remember, adults are needed to attend this campout and all our campouts throughout the year. If we do not have enough adults participating, we cannot continue Troop 850’s long tradition of monthly campouts.
Please submit the Permission slip and fees ($25 per person) at the Troop meeting January 7th. For the official Event flyer, click below.
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!)
2013 sponsors form
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.
To All Troop 850 Scouts and Parents
Troop 850 is sponsoring the annual All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast to be held on Sunday October 27th, from 7 AM to 12 Noon in the St. Ignatius School Cafeteria. Everyone’s help is needed to make this a successful event. Scouts should have received tickets they can sell prior to the breakfast. Each advance ticket that they sell, earns credit in their personal Troop 850 account that can be used to pay for campouts, summer camp and other Troop activities. Scouts will be credited $3 for each ticket. These 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 22nd. All the advance tickets you have must be accounted for at that time. If you need additional tickets, please email Mrs Eichhold at email@example.com.
The Advance Ticket prices are:
Adult Tickets (12 yrs and older): $5.00
Child/Senior Tickets (3 yrs – 11 yrs or >65 yrs): $4.00
Children under 3: FREE
ALL Scouts in Uniform: FREE
Cub, Tiger, Girl, Brownie, American Heritage
TOP 5 SELLERS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST AS WELL AS RECEIVE AN AMAZING SURPRISE!!!
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.