Troop 850 will be camping at Camp McKee May 14-16 and rock climbing with the Southeast Mountain Guides in Red River Gorge on Saturday, May 15th. The trip is appropriate for beginner climbers.
The cost of the trip is $80 and the attached waiver and permission slip are due by the 5/11 meeting. The Covid Pre-Screening form is due when we leave for the trip on Friday afternoon.
05 Rock Climbing Campout Permission Slip
The weekend of April 9-11 Troop 850 will return to a section of the Knobstone Trail in Indiana for the first time in a number of years. We will camp Friday night in Delaney Park near Scott, Indiana right near the trailhead and will hike out onto the trail Saturday, returning to the trailhead Sunday morning.
Click here for information about the Knobstone Trail: https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4275.htm
And here for information about Delaney Park: http://www.delaneypark.com
The permission slip is attached. This trip is a bit strenuous and is not suitable for our newest Scouts.
Questions: See Mr. Ogilvie or Mr. Hertlein
Troop 850 will be camping at Camp Birch in Yellow Springs, adjacent to John Bryan State Park, from Friday to Sunday, March 19th-21st. On Saturday we will be doing a service project at the Glen Helen Raptor Center from 10am-3pm. The scouts will be refurbishing the outdoor benches used for classes (sanding and sealing), and clearing overgrowth around the bird cages. Scouts should bring their own work gloves to use during the day.
The cost of the trip is $25 due at next week’s meeting, 3/16, along with the attached permission slip.
The attached pre-screening form is due when we leave for the trip on Friday, 3/19.
Glen Helen Service Permission Slip
Scouts Pre Event Screening Form
Troop 850’s annual Dutch Oven Cook-off will be held at Camp Oyo on February 12-14. We will be staying in the Blockhouse Cabin. Attendance will be limited due to Covid regulations, so please RSVP with me via email as soon as you have decided that you are attending.
The cost of the trip is $40, and the attached permission slip is due by the February 9th meeting.
02 Dutch Oven Cookoff Permission Slip
Scout Ski Day is Sunday, January 31st this year at Perfect North Slopes.
Discounted ticket prices are:
8-Hour Ticket – $36
8-Hour Ticket w/ Rental – $56
2-Hour Tubing – $21
Anyone outside of scouts is welcome to attend as well. We will be meeting in the East Lodge at Perfect North at 10am on Sunday, January 31st. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP with me via email and let me know the quantity of each type of ticket they would like to reserve. The attached permission slip, waiver, and payment for the tickets are due by the 1/26 meeting.
01 Scout Ski Day Permission Slip
If you are unable to make the 31st, your tickets are also usable on February 21st, 2021, but there are currently no plans to meet as a troop on that day.
Troop 850 will be visiting Nati Ninja Obstacle Course & Training Center on Saturday, January 9th, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm. We will have the entire place to ourselves. The cost is $15/person to be paid on Tuesday’s Court of Honor or at the time of the event. The course is set up for teenagers, but adults are welcome to participate. Scouts are encouraged to invite their friends outside of scouting (we need 20 people to participate). Dress in comfortable gym clothes and blue class B shirt.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
4627 Carlynn Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Please fill out this waiver ahead of time to be allowed to participate.
Participants must also complete the attached permission slip for the troop:
Nati Ninja Permission Slip.docx
Troop 850 and the Webelos will be going to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park for the 37th Annual Bushwhack on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021. We will conclude with the traditional stop at Youngs Dairy for ice cream. The hike is about 10 miles long, going mostly along the Little Miami River, which is a National Scenic River. Please bring a day pack, water bottle, sack lunch, mask, hand sanitizer, and dress appropriately for the weather. We will leave St. I’s at 7:30 am and return approximately 3 pm. The first 10 scouts to RSVP will get the annual Bushwhack patch. All adults attending must be Virtus trained. The cost for the trip is $10 payable on the day of the trip. Please fill out the attached permission slip and RSVP to Dan Ogilvie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 30th.
Bushwhack Permission Slip
Troop 850 will be attending Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek south of Louisville the week of July 11-17, 2021. Below are links to 3 documents — 1) Leaders Guide, 2) Merit Badge Schedule, 3) Medical Form
Here are some important dates and facts for Summer Camp 2021 —
- Total fees (including transportation costs) for Scouts are $350 and adults $100. All of these rates are “Early Bird” rates contingent on paying by the deadline.
- First payment of $75 for Scouts and $50 for Adults is due Feb 23rd with the balance due by April 20th. Make checks payable to Troop 850.
- Merit Badge sign-up begins March 5th. Review the attached schedule to see what Merit Badges you would like to earn.
- All Scouts and Adults are required to complete a Medical form signed by a medical professional. Complete Parts A, B, and C with all required signatures.
Updated NEW 2021_MBschedule_Final-CCC
07 Crooked Creek Summer Camp Permission Slip
As everyone knows, our 2020 high adventure trip to the Boundary Waters had to be postponed due to COVID19. We hope to do the trip in June of 2021, COVID permitting, and are now in the planning stages. The fact sheet we would have passed out at the December Court of Honor is attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dan Ogilvie, Dan Rottmueller or Chas Hertlein. We’d like to hear as soon as possible from those who wish to participate.
Boundary Waters Video:
2021 High Adventure Fact Sheet:
The Fall Backpacking trip, November 13-15th, will be to Delaney Creek Park, Knobstone Trailhead near Scottsburg, Indiana. The troop will camp in the Park on Friday evening and hit the trail early Saturday with options to take different loops of the Knobstone Trail depending on the experience of those attending. The Knobstone is the longest hiking trail in Indiana. At 58 miles long it passes through Jackson-Washington State Forest, Elk Creek and extends to Deam Lake. Those planning to attend please refer to the gear list for Spring Backpacking on the Troop website (under “info”). First time backpackers please see Mr. Ogilvie or Mr. Hertlein for additional info, requirements and if you need any equipment loaned out from the Troop. First time backpackers will also need to bring their fully packed equipment to the meeting prior to the trip for a shakedown. Permission slips and payment of $25 are due at the meeting on November 10th.
Delaney Creek Backpacking Permission Slip