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Combo Campout November 1-3

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.

Pancake Breakfast – This Weekend

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!)

Pancake Sponsors

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.

Pancake Breakfast Oct 27

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
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

Gun Club Campout

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.


Gun Club Permission Slip
Gun Club Permission Slip
27.5 KiB

Ben Johnson’s Eagle Scout Project

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.

123.6 KiB

83.9 KiB

Canoeing Weekend Campout – Sept 13 – 15

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.

Canoeing Permission Slip
Canoeing Permission Slip
27.5 KiB

Morgan's Waiver
Morgan's Waiver
171.0 KiB

No Meeting and Festival Service

There will be no Troop Meeting on Tuesday August 20th because no meetings are allowed at St I during Festival week.  Please note the following ….

Thursday August 22   6 – 8:00 pm   This is mandatory service for all Troop 850 Boy Scouts to help with the Festival set-up.  Wear your bright green 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 26   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 regular Troop Meeting

AND DO NOT MISS …….  Michael Branscum’s Eagle Court of Honor, Sunday August 18th at 1:00 pm  !!!!

Celebrate With Michael Branscum!

All Scouts, family members and other members of the Troop 850 community are cordially invited to celebrate Michael Branscum’s attainment of Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. Michael’s Eagle Court of Honor will take place at 1:00 PM Sunday, August 18 in Hilvert Hall at St. Ignatius. Please join us in this inspiring ceremony, followed by refreshments and fellowship.

Final High Adventure Update

All adults and Scouts on the high adventure crew must attend the Troop meeting next week! We will be going over final trip details, passing out food, tents and other community gear and viewing a bear safety video. In the meantime, please see the following items for important information about the trip–parents, please print these out and share with your Scouts!

2013 Wyoming Trip Memo
2013 Wyoming Trip Memo
2013 Wyoming Trip Memo.docx
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Weeklong Backpacking Trip--Mountain Climate Summer--rev 7-2013
Weeklong Backpacking Trip--Mountain Climate Summer--rev 7-2013
Weeklong Backpacking Trip--mountain climate summer--rev 7-2013.pdf
10.6 KiB
Bear Safety Tips
Bear Safety Tips
Bear Safety Tips.docx
18.0 KiB

Finally, the final trip budget is $850 per person–this includes the cost of the shakedown campout a few weeks ago. If you have not paid in full, please do so next Tuesday. If you need to know how much you’ve already paid or how much is in your personal account, please contact me by phone or email.


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