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Caving Campout, May 6-8th, 2022

Troop 850’s Caving Campout will be May 6th-8th at the Great Saltpetre Preserve (GSP) near Mount Vernon, KY.  We will be exploring different caves based on age and experience, so this is a great opportunity for adults and Scouts of all ages.

The permission slip, waiver, and $55 fee per person are due on or before April 26th. We need to have an accurate headcount one week prior so we have the proper number of guides. The $55 fee includes all food, transportation, camping fees, tips for our guides, and 2 new flashlights. We will be going over necessary gear needed and watching the attached videos at one of the next meetings, click here to learn more.

Caving 2022 Permission Slip

GSP Caving Waiver

Caving Videos to watch prior to trip



Spring Back Packing, Two Lakes Trail, Hoosier National Forest

The Spring Backpacking trip, April 1-3rd will be on the Two Lakes Trail of Hoosier National Forest, Indiana. First time back packers will complete a shorter trek, experienced hikers and the High Adventure Crew will complete a longer trek. Those planning to attend should refer to the gear list for Spring Backpacking trip on the Troop website (under “Info”). The Troop has a limited number of backpacks to be loaned out for those who need a backpack, please contact Mr.Ogilvie if you would like to borrow gear. All scouts/adults attending must bring a fully packed backpack to the meeting prior, on March 29th for a shakedown. Please return the permission slip and payment by the Troop meeting on March 29th.


Two Lakes April 22

Glen Helen Service Campout March 11-13th, 2022

Troop 850 will be once again camping at Camp Birch in Yellow Springs, adjacent to John Bryan State Park, from Friday to Sunday, March 11th-13th. On Saturday we will be doing service at the Glen Helen Raptor Center. Scouts should bring their own work gloves to use during the day.

The cost of the trip is $25 per scout and adult, due at next week’s meeting, March 8th, along with the attached permission slip.

Glen Helen Permission Slip 2022


2022 Summer Camp at Ransburg Scout Reservation

Troop 850 will be attending Summer Camp at Ransburg Scout Reservation near Bloomington the week of June 19-25, 2022. Below are links to important documents you will need, 1) Merit badges and schedule, 2) Medical form.

  • Total fees (including Troop costs) for scouts are $420 and adults $195. All these rates are “Early Bird” rates contingent of paying the balance by the deadline of April 12th. Non-refundable deposits were due February 8th for the “Early Bird” rate.
  • Merit Badge sign up will begin in March or April. Review the attached schedule and select the merit badges you would like to register for. Return your selection and schedule to Mr. Ogilvie or Mr. Krommer no later than March 8th. Each scout should have a full schedule and select at least one Eagle required merit badge.
  • 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 and return along with a copy of your insurance card no later than June 7th.

Ransburg Merit Badge List 2022

RSR 2022 Activity Schedule

Health Form 2022




Mosaic Climbing and Bouldering

Mosaic permission slip

Troop 850’s is planning a morning of indoor rock climbing and bouldering at Mosaic in Loveland, on Saturday February 26th.  At Mosaic, they have a variety of climbing walls for all levels of expertise. Adults will be needed as drivers and also to serve as belayers – no experience required, training is provided. We need enough adults to belay, typically one per 4 or so Scouts.

We will meet Saturday February 26th at St Ignatius at 9:15 am. We will climb from around 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, returning thereafter, or you can meet us there.

Cost per climber will be $20, which should be turned in at our Troop meeting February 22nd along with the permission slip. The attached waiver must also be completed,


Dutch Oven Camp Out, Camp Oyo Feb 11-13th. 2022

Dutch Oven permission slip Troop 850’s annual Dutch Oven Campout is scheduled for the weekend of February 11-13th 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 Block House at Oyo, which has heat from a fireplace and beds.

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 8th meeting.

38th Annual Bushwhack Hike, Clifton Gorge January 8th, 2022

2022 Bushwack Permission slip

Troop 850 and the Webelos will be going to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and John Bryan State Park for the 38th Annual Bushwhack on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. 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 4 pm. The first 10 scouts to register will get the annual Bushwhack patch. All adults attending must be current with AOC Safe Parish certification. The cost for the trip is $10 per scout due at the January 4th meeting along with the attached permission slip


Fall Back Packing

Cave Run-Permission-Slip
Cave Run-Permission-Slip
17.1 KiB

This year’s fall backpacking trip will be at Cave Run Lake/Clear Creek Recreation Area which is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, November 12-14th. The trip cost is $12 and open to all scouts with at least one year in the troop and prior backpacking experience. All adults are welcome to attend. Those interested in next summers high adventure trip are strongly encouraged to attend. Please complete and return attached permission slip at the November 9th meeting. See Mr. Ogilvie for any questions.

Fall Camporee: October 8-10th at Camp Michaels

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the fall season. Our first campout of the Season is upon us and it’s the Fall Camporee put on by William Henry Harrison District at Camp Michaels! We haven’t been to Camp Michaels in quite some time so this is to be a real treat. The purpose of the Camporee is to test our Scouting skills from station to station. Such skills will include: cooking, knots & lashings, first aid, fire building and even tomahawk throwing! It’s looking to be a great time as always. Please see the attached permission slip.

Camporee Permission Slip PDF

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.

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