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August Scouting Canoe Trip!

Hello Troop 850!
It’s getting close to the end of summer and it’s time to have a nice cooling trip. Please join us for an awesome time on the river with the August Canoe Campout at Morgan’s Canoe in Brookville, Indiana. The date will be August 13-15th. We will be drifting along the most scenic route of the river and will all be having a great time. We will be camping at the historic Whitewater Memorial State Park and have the best site there. This isn’t the trip to miss so be sure to see the attached permission slip and waiver. Both documents must be turned in at the prior meeting, 10 August. Let’s have a nice paddle before summer ends.

Rock Climbing Campout, May 14-16, 2021

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


April Campout: Backpacking Knobstone Trail, Indiana

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:

And here for information about Delaney Park:

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

Delaney Park Permission Slip
Delaney Park Permission Slip
16.9 KiB

Glen Helen Service Campout, March 19-21, 2021

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

[Cancelled] Dutch Oven Cook-off, February 12-14, 2021

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, January 31st, 2020

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.

Nati Ninja Obstacle Course, January 9, 2021

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

Clifton Gorge Bushwhack, January 2nd, 2021

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 ( by December 30th.

Bushwhack Permission Slip

2021 Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek

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.
2021 Leaders Guide
2021 Leaders Guide
1.1 MiB

Updated NEW 2021_MBschedule_Final-CCC

2021 Medical Form
2021 Medical Form
334.2 KiB

07 Crooked Creek Summer Camp Permission Slip

2021 High Adventure

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:

2021 Fact Sheet
2021 Fact Sheet
409.2 KiB
Northern Tier Risk Advisory
Northern Tier Risk Advisory
1.8 MiB


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