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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.

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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.

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Morgan's Waiver
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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
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Weeklong Backpacking Trip--Mountain Climate Summer--rev 7-2013
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Bear Safety Tips
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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.

 

Summer Camp Update – READ ALL PLEASE

Below is the permission slip for Summer Camp.  Please complete and return to me no later than the Troop meeting on July 9th.   That meeting is mandatory for all Summer Camp attendees and for all 1st year Scouts, a parent should also be present.  If you cannot attend, please notify me or Mr. Rottmueller.

Also below is the handout we will review on July 9th.  Please review before the meeting and bring a copy with you.

Tee shirts will be handed out next Tuesday.  Refer to the required colors in the handout below and have your Scout bring a list of tee shirts he needs with color and size.  His account will be deducted by $8 per shirt.

Medical forms are still needed from the following Scouts – Gehrum (2), Mays, Richardson, Tapke, Hahn, Specht, Stetter and Adults – Eichhold, Schuetz (2).

Ransburg Permission Slip
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Summer Camp – Sign-up for Merit Badges

Sign-up for Merit Badges at Ransburg begins April 20th and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Refer to the 2 documents below to make your selections.  

Other Reminders

  • No one can attend Summer Camp without a current Medical form signed by a medical professional.  We will be mailing all Medical Forms for Scouts and Adults prior to camp, so I would like all forms by June 25th.  If this is a problem, please let me know.
  • Final payment is due by April 9th.  The total charge for Summer Camp is $270 and most people paid a deposit of $120 previously. 
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2013 Ransburg Activity Schedule
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Spaghetti Dinner Reminder

All advance spaghetti dinner ticket sales are due at tomorrow’s troop meeting. In order for your scout’s account to be credited they must be turned in at that time. PLEASE turn in any money collected and any unsold tickets in an envelope with your name.

Also, indicate how many adult tickets were sold, how many child tickets were sold and the amount of any donation you received. When scouts hand in a pile of cash with unsold tickets it is VERY difficult to figure out who deserves credit for advance sales.

Setup is this FRIDAY at 6 PM in the cafeteria.  Schedules will be distributed tomorrow night at the scout meeting.

Welcome New Scouts!

We are pleased to welcome 12 new Scouts and their families to Troop 850! The Troop Directory, which is available under the Members Only tab of the website, has now been updated t0 add all of our new members, and all of our new families have been added to the membership roll of this website. Your initial username is simply the Scout’s last name in all small letters (“jones”), and your initial password is the Scout’s first name plus home zip code (“timmy45239”). You should sign on soon and change your username and/or password to something of your own choosing.

Every Scout also has an account in our TroopMaster advancement tracking system. You can check your Scout’s records at anytime by signing onto TroopMaster Web–there is a link for it under the Members Only tab on this website. Your initial username and password for TroopMaster Web is the same as for this website–you can and should sign on and change them.

One other note: If your Scout has his own email address, we encourage them to register as a website member so they will directly get all notifications and posts.

If you have any questions at all, either about www.troop850.org or TroopMaster Web, you can email Chas Hertlein at chas@hertlein.cc.

Spaghetti Dinner Sponsors

We are still accepting sponsors for our upcoming fundraiser.  Gift cards, event tickets, and cash are appreciated and enhance our evening with an exciting raffle.  Please consider if your company or friends/family would like to make a donation to help our troop fundraiser.

All sponsors will be recognized at the event with their names and/or logos displayed to thank them for their contribution for all to see who our generous benefactors are.

Please contact Chip Branscum at c.branscum@fuse.net or 513-623-4941 if you’d like to make a donation or have any questions.

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