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Scout Ski Day, Feb 23, 2020

Perfect North Slopes is holding a ski day for member of Dan Beard Council on February 23rd, 2020.  Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.  We will meet in the east lodge at 9:30.

The discounted prices are:

$50 – Ski/Snowboard Rental w/ 8 Hour Lift Ticket.

$30 – 8 Hour Lift Ticket (If you own your own gear.

$25 – 3 Hour Tubing Ticket

$20 – 2 Hour Tubing Ticket


Helmets are included w/ rentals.  If you own your own gear, you will need to bring your own helment or rent one for $5.

If you would like to attend Scout Ski Day on February 23rd, please write a check out to “Boy Scout Troop 850” for the full amount of rentals/tickets for your group PLUS $1 per person (reservation fee for Dan Beard).

Eg. Two people both buying a lift ticket w/ rental should make the check out for $102.

Checks are due by the February 4th meeting, along with a note with your email and how many of each ticket are being purchased with the check.

In the event that perfect is closed on the 23rd or you would no longer like to attend, your payment minus the $1/person can by credited to your scout account or we can write a check back to you.

You can reach me with any questions at rob boeckermann at gmail dot com.

Full info from Dan Beard here: Dan-Beard-Scout-Ski-Day-2020-2.

Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Feb 7-9, 2020

Troop 850’s annual Dutch Oven Campout is scheduled for the weekend of February 7-9 at Camp Oyo near Portsmouth, Ohio. This campout is consistently a favorite of the Scouts, and parents who attend are consistently impressed with the boy’s culinary acumen. This year we will be staying in the Lang Lodge at Oyo, which has heat, a restroom, and bunks to sleep in.

Scouts will spend Saturday creating a 3 course culinary masterpiece; each patrol will make a main dish, a bread, and a dessert to share with the judges and the rest of the campers. Parents are encouraged to come camping as well, and to help create their own Dutch Oven feast. After sampling all of the gourmet cuisine, the judges will have the unenviable task of designating which patrol is the best of the best, while all other participants feast on the Dutch Oven fair.

In addition to meal planning and cooking, time will be set aside to allow for Scouts to pursue advancement requirements, to play cards, and for other group activities which are being planned. So wash your serving spoon, polish your dutch oven, and start your menu planning–Dutch Oven Campout time is here!

The trip cost is $40/person.  Please return the permission slip by the February 4th meeting.

Klondike Derby Camporee, Jan 17-18, 2020

Troop 850 will be attending the annual Klondike Derby Camporee at Camp Freidlander from Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5:30pm to Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:00am.
Many years ago, men raced across the Alaskan wilderness by means of dogs and sleds. Scouting has taken this idea and created the Klondike Derby. Each patrol builds a sled, collects materials and equipment and prepares to embark on the Klondike adventure and participate as a team in the derby.
The cost $25.00 and permission slips are due by the January 14th meeting.

Winter Bushwack Hike, Jan 4th, 2020

Troop 850 and the Webelos will be going to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park for a day hike on Saturday, January 4th, 2020.  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, and dress appropriately for the weather.  The first twelve scouts to RSVP will get the annual Bushwhack patch.  The cost for the trip is $10.  Please fill out the attached permission slip and contact Dan Ogilvie ( to RSVP.

01 Bushwhack hike Permission Slip

2020 Boundary Waters High Adventure


The Troop’s high adventure trip next year will be a wilderness canoeing adventure in the Boundary Waters ase tag=list id=35 pagenav=1 /]Canoe Area Wilderness in far northeastern Minnesota along the Canadian border. For those who missed the Court of Honor earlier this week, a fact sheet with all the relevant details is attached. 

If you missed the video at the Court of Honor, click here. For more information about the boundary Waters, click here.

If you have questions, ask Chas Hertlein, Dan Ogilvie or Dan Rottmueller.

2020 Boundary Waters High Adventure Fact Sheet--final
2020 Boundary Waters High Adventure Fact Sheet--final
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2020 Merit Badge Challenge

Below are 3 documents with details on Merit Badge Challenge (MBC) to be held February 1st, 15th, and 29th.  Read the Troop 850 Letter first.  I would like to receive all registration requests for review by November 19th.  Registration opens on November 12th, so the sooner you choose your classes, the better chance of getting your first choices.

We will register together as a Troop, so please follow the instructions in the Troop 850 Letter, and do not mail in your registration.

2020 MBC Letter
2020 MBC Letter
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2020 MBC Handbook
2020 MBC Handbook
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2020 MBC Merit Badges & PreWork
2020 MBC Merit Badges & PreWork
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Combo Campout, Nov 1-3, 2019

Troop 850’s November campout is our Combo Campout at Cub World with the Webelos and Cub Scouts of Pack 850. Boy Scouts will be leading learning stations for the Cubs, including cooking, fire building, personal fitness, and wilderness survival. We strongly encourage all active Boy Scouts and available parents to attend to optimize our ability to provide an excellent experience to the young Cub Scouts. There is no charge for this campout, since it is considered a service to our fellow St Ignatius Scouts. Please return the 11 Combo Campout-permission slip by the October 22nd meeting.

Peterloon, October 4-6, 2019

Peterloon is approaching fast!  The troop will be heading to Camp Friedlander October 4-6 for the event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the camp.

Peterloon 2019 will be made up of 4 sub-themed areas called “Eras.” Each Era celebrates a historical time period of Scouting with appropriate activities, exhibitions, decorations, and experiences. The Scout will experience a trail of history as they start at the first Era and travel to the last!

If you are planning to attend, you should have already registered at the beginning of the summer.  If you are no longer planning to attend, please let Mr. Ogilvie know ASAP so we can try and fill your spot which you already paid for, out of your account. If you would like to attend and did not register, please let Mr. Ogilvie know by Wednesday of this week (tomorrow) to get you registered or fill a spot that opens up. Late registration ends this week.

Those already registered have paid for their spot through their scout account funds, but a permission slip is still required.  Please fill out the attached document and return it by the October 1st meeting.

10 Peterloon-permission slip

In case you missed Mr. Ogilvie’s email on Sunday, the scouts and adults currently registered are listed below:

Joe Boeckermann
Owen Goudelock
Mitch Smith
Jared Huseman
James Covarrubias
Parker Moyer
Jack Greiner
Nick Walro
Eric Swails
Landon Ogilvie
Trevor Ogilvie
Robert Boeckermann
Jason Angst
Jason Covarrubias
Allyson Moyer
Kirk Greiner
Dan Ogilvie

Backpacking Campout, September 13-15, 2019

For our September campout, we will be backpacking at Zaleski State Forest in southeastern Ohio.  The trip has been planned by Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. Rottmueller.  The price is $30 and food will be purchased by Mr. Ogilvie.  We will be leaving the St. I parking lot at 5:30 on Friday, 9/13, and will return around 2pm on Sunday, 9/15.  Parents will receive a call from their children when we have an exact time of return.  The permission slip is available on this post and is due back by Tuesday, September 3rd, along with the money for the trip.


This is also a reminder that we have our Court of Honor tomorrow, 8/27.  Please bring a snack and/or a drink.



09 September Backpacking-permission slip

Bike Riding Campout, June 7-9 2019

For early June, the Scouts have planned a bike-riding themed campout at Hueston Woods. The park has 20 miles of mountain bike trails, with four loop trails ranging from beginner to intermediate/advanced in difficulty and from 1.6 to 10.2 miles in length. Additionally, there are paved roads in the campground suitable for biking on. We’re planning to transport bikes from St I’s to the camp area in one of the trailers. For scouts or adults who do not have a bike to use, parents can make arrangements on their own to rent a bike from the Oxford bike shop. Trail information can be viewed on the MTB website , and trail conditions are posted here. (The mountain bike trails are closed if conditions are too wet, but there are still plenty fun things to do at Hueston Woods.)
Everyone who plans on riding a bike at this camp out will definitely need to remember to bring a bike helmet.
Permission slip and $25 payment to cover cost are due at the meeting June 4.

Bike Riding Campout Permission Slip
Bike Riding Campout Permission Slip
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