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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.

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.


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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

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