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Meeting Notes 8/16/2015 Court of Honor

 

Upcoming Events:

*NO Troop meeting - Mon Aug 17, 2015 (day after COH)

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015, park ~ 5:45am, then be at water table by 6:00am

*Class B T-shirt color BLUE – Mon Aug 24, 2015

*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015, 7:05pm game, Class B RED

*NO Troop meeting – Mon Aug 31, 2015 (Clippers game instead)

*NO Troop meeting - Mon Sep 7, 2015 (Labor Day)

*Hilliard Area Webelos Meet the Troops Night – Wed Sep 9, 2015 7pm Resurrection Lutheran Church

*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015

*Zip-line 1-Day Outing – Sat Sep 19, 2015 (this is a new date)

*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015 at Mammoth Cave, KY

*Mocking Jay Campout – Nov 13-15, 2015

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 4-6, 2015

*2017 NATIONAL Scout Jamboree at The Summit, Beckley WV – Jul 19-28, 2017, ~$1000, contact Mr Stern with questions

*2019 WORLD Scout Jamboree at The Summit, Beckley WV – Jul 22-Aug 2, 2019, contact Mr Stern with questions

Court of Honor Announcements:

*Congratulations to the following Scouts on their rank advancement:

     *Tenderfoot: Thaddeus B, Nick F, Eric M, Joey S

     *First Class: David M, Nick S

     *Life: Jeffrey P, Joshua S

     *Eagle Palm: Gold Palm for Jacob M

     *Be sure to update uniforms for new ranks

*Congratulations to the new Patrol Leaders: Alex H, Logan Q, Robbie R, Zach W

*Congrats also to the new SPL Jacob M. Good luck

*Outgoing SPL Matthew H did an awesome job. Thank you!

*Golden Arrow Archery awards: 1st Justin W, 2nd Travis M, 3rd Robbie R

*Rifle Shooting awards: 1st Jacob M, 2nd Joey S, 3rd AJ G

*Great job by our Scouts + adults that attended Seabase + stayed onboard a sailing ship in the US Virgin Islands June 2015

General Announcements:

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015, park ~ 5:45am, then be at water table by 6:00am

     *Register online at imAthlete, or contact Mr Lutterloh with questions

*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015

     *NO Troop meeting that night

     *Game starts at 7:05pm against Indianapolis Indians, please wear Class B RED

     *Mr Stern is taking ticket orders through Aug 16 Court of Honor to buy a block of seats for the Troop families

     *The Troop pays for tickets for the Scouts

     *Families are welcome to attend and pay Troop for their tickets: $4 for kids 12+under; $7 for age 13+up

*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015.  Here are some uniform reminders:

     *No open-toed shoes/sandals/clogs at any Troop meetings/outings/campouts

     *1st Class + above: khaki shirt, green uniform pants/shorts, belt

     *2nd Class + below: khaki shirt, jeans or decent shorts (no athletic shorts), belt

*Popcorn sales start mid-September 2015. Let Mrs Billman know your ideas for good sales incentives

*Zip-line 1-Day Outing – Sat Sep 19, 2015, depart 7:45AM (this is a new date)

     *Cost is $4 for lunch + $65 to zip-line

     *RSVP to Mr Stern by Sep 12, 2015

*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015 at Mammoth Cave, KY

     *No school that Fri Oct 16, 2015, so there will be a mid-day departure time

     *In order to do the crawling tour, you MUST meet these 2 requirements:

          *1) Be at least age 13 AND

          *2) Chest/waist/hip circumference must not exceed 42”. A larger size might not physically fit through the crawl spaces

     *Alternative walking tour for those not wanting to crawl, age 12+younger, or with 43+up” circumference

     *Pricing yet to be announced, but will include additional cave tour admission + higher grub cost with extra meal(s) Friday

     *Lace-up hiking boots that cover the ankle + have good tread are REQUIRED. No tennis shoes allowed

     *More details will come as it gets closer.  Contact Mrs Manring with questions

*Troop 734 2016 Campouts – voted on today at Court of Honor

*Summer Camp 2016 – we’ll vote on where to attend camp at an upcoming meeting

*Thanks to everyone that helped give back to St James by working at the Brat Fest.  The hard work was greatly appreciated

*Mr Hansford has patrol patches + “734” unit patches if you need them

*Order of the Arrow news (contact Mr Stern with questions):

     *Matthew H + Joshua S attended NOAC National Order of the Arrow Conference Aug 2015. Great job, gentlemen!

     *Only 2 more Ordeal/Brotherhoods this year: Aug 21-23, 2015 Camp Falling Rock + Sep 11-13, 2015 Camp Lazarus

     *Troop’s OA elections coming up Jan 2016

     *Next NOAC National Order of the Arrow Conference at Indiana University in 2018. Cost ~$600 for room, board+activities

Meeting Notes 8/10/2015

Upcoming Events:

*Committee meeting – Wed Aug 12, 2015
*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm, Class A
*NO Troop meeting - Mon Aug 17, 2015 (day after COH)
*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015
*Class B T-shirt color BLUE – Mon Aug 24, 2015
*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015, 7:05pm game, Class B RED
*NO Troop meeting – Mon Aug 31, 2015 (Clippers game instead)
*NO Troop meeting - Mon Sep 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
*Hilliard Area Webelos Meet the Troops Night – Wed Sep 9, 2015 7pm Resurrection Lutheran Church
*Zip-line 1-Day Outing – Sat Sep 12, 2015 (date is tentative)
*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015
*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015 at Mammoth Cave, KY
*Mocking Jay Campout – Nov 13-15, 2015
*Christmas Cabin – Dec 4-6, 2015

Announcements:

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm Hilliard Municipal Park Evergreen Shelter between lake + pool
*Be sure to wear Class A khaki uniform
*Please bring lawn chairs if you can
*Please bring a dish to share:
*Hi Flyers – (2) 2-litre bottles of pop
*Flocoz – dessert
*Froggies – side dish
*Companions – side dish
*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015
*Register online at imAthlete, or contact Mr Lutterloh with questions
*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015
*NO Troop meeting that night
*Game starts at 7:05pm against Indianapolis Indians, please wear Class B RED
*Mr Stern is taking ticket orders through Aug 16 Court of Honor to buy a block of seats for the Troop families
*The Troop pays for tickets for the Scouts
*Families are welcome to attend and pay Troop for their tickets: $4 for kids 12+under; $7 for age 13+up
*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015 at Mammoth Cave, KY
*No school that Fri Oct 16, 2015, so there will be a mid-day departure time
*In order to do the crawling tour, you MUST meet these 2 requirements:
*1)Be at least age 13 AND
*2)Chest/waist/hip circumference must not exceed 42”. A larger size might not physically fit through the crawl spaces
*Alternative walking tour for those not wanting to crawl, age 12+younger, or with 43+up” circumference
*Pricing yet to be announced, but will include additional cave tour admission + higher grub cost with extra meal(s) Friday
*Lace-up hiking boots that cover the ankle + have good tread are REQUIRED. No tennis shoes allowed
*More details will come as it gets closer. Contact Mrs Manring with questions
*Thanks to everyone that helped give back to St James by working at the Brat Fest. The hard work was greatly appreciated
*Special thanks to 4 Scouts that worked the most shifts: Joey S, Matthew H, Thaddeus B + Michael C
*Order of the Arrow news:
*Only 2 more Ordeal/Brotherhoods this year: Aug 21-23, 2015 Camp Falling Rock + Sep 11-13, 2015 Camp Lazarus
*Troop’s OA elections coming up Jan 2016
*Popcorn sales start mid-September 2015. Let Mrs Billman know your ideas for good sales incentives
*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015. Here are some uniform reminders:
*No open-toed shoes/sandals/clogs at any Troop meetings/outings/campouts
*1st Class + above: khaki shirt, green uniform pants/shorts, belt
*2nd Class + below: khaki shirt, jeans or decent shorts (no athletic shorts), belt

Meeting Notes 8/3/2015

 

Upcoming Events:

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015

*Class B T-shirt color TAN – Mon Aug 10, 2015

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015

*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015, 7:05pm game, Class B RED

*NO Troop meeting – Mon Aug 31, 2015

*NO Troop meeting (Labor Day) - Mon Sep 7, 2015

*Hilliard Area Webelos Meet the Troops Night – Wed Sep 9, 2015 7pm Resurrection Lutheran Church

*Zip-line Campout – Sep 11-13, 2015

*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015

*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015

*Mocking Jay Campout – Nov 13-15, 2015

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 4-6, 2015

Announcements:

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015

     *This is Troop 734’s chance to give back to St James Lutheran Church

     *We clear trays from the tables, wipe off tables, clean the trays + assist customers carrying trays to tables if needed

     *Each Scout must sign up for at least (2) 2-hour shifts (the only exception is if you are out of town)

     *Please sign up with Mrs Billman.  It counts as service hours

     *We need adult volunteers, too, please

     *Class B T-shirt color:  Friday ORANGE, Saturday GREEN, Sunday RED

     *The Troop will also spend the night Friday and Saturday (10pm – 7:30/8:00am), stay up late, watch movies, and have fun!

          *Bring water bottle, sleeping bag/pad, pillow;  OPTIONAL: snacks, DVD’s for group to watch, electronic games

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm Hilliard Municipal Park Cedar Shelter by sledding hill

     *Please bring a dish to share:

          *Hi Flyers – (2) 2-litre bottles of pop

          *Flocoz – dessert

          *Froggies – side dish

          *Companions – side dish

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015

     *Register online at imAthlete, or contact Mr Lutterloh with questions

*Clippers Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 31, 2015

     *NO Troop meeting that night

     *Game starts at 7:05pm against Indianapolis Indians, please wear Class B RED

     *Mr Stern is taking ticket orders through Aug 16 to buy a block of seats for the Troop families

     *The Troop pays for tickets for the Scouts

     *Families are welcome to attend and pay Troop for their tickets: $4 for kids 12+under; $7 for age 13+up

*The Troop had a great time kayaking.  Thanks to everyone that helped

*This is Matthew H’s last meeting as SPL.  Thanks, you did an excellent job!

*Order of the Arrow news:

     *Only 2 more Ordeal/Brotherhoods this year: Aug 21-23, 2015 Camp Falling Rock + Sep 11-13, 2015 Camp Lazarus

*Popcorn sales start mid-September 2015. Let Mrs Billman know your ideas for good sales incentives

*Start wearing Class A khaki uniform again – Mon Sep 14, 2015.  Here are some uniform reminders:

     *No open-toed shoes/sandals/clogs at any Troop meetings/outings/campouts

     *1st Class + above: khaki shirt, green uniform pants/shorts, belt

     *2nd Class + below: khaki shirt, jeans or decent shorts (no athletic shorts), belt

Meeting Notes 7/27/2015

 

Upcoming Events:

*Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing Campout – Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015, depart Fri Jul 31 6pm, wear Class A shirt

*Class B T-shirt color TAN – Mon Aug 3, 2015

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015

*Hilliard Area Webelos Meet the Troops Night – Wed Sep 9, 2015 7pm Resurrection Lutheran Church

*Zip-line Campout – Sep 11-13, 2015

*Caving Campout – Oct 16-18, 2015

*Mocking Jay Campout – Nov 13-15, 2015

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 4-6, 2015

Announcements:                        

*Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing Campout – Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015, depart Fri Jul 31 6pm, wear Class A shirt

     *Tonight final RSVP, menu planning + tent assignments

     *Need a signed waiver for each participant.  Here’s the site: http://www.morganscanoe.com/documents/waiver.pdf

     *Costs:

          *grub $20/Scout OR $5/adult +

          *campground $6/person +

          *[$20 per 1-person kayak] OR [$26 per 2-person canoe = $13 per person in a canoe] +

          *nominal cost to use you own canoe/kayak that’s licensed in Ohio and have it transported both ways and put in the river

     *Will stay at same campground as last year + canoe/kayak on Little Miami River

     *Adults and Scouts must have passed the BSA 1st Class swim test in order to be in a canoe/kayak by themselves

     *Bring towels, plus shoes/clothes/swim trunks you can get wet on the river, and extra dry shoes/clothes for afterward

     *May bring fishing gear if you’d like. Need an Ohio fishing license if you are 16 or older

     *Also need Taco Bell $5 for trip home Sunday. Should be home between noon and 1pm

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015

     *This is Troop 734’s chance to give back to St James Lutheran Church

     *Each Scout must sign up for at least (2) 2-hour shifts (the only exception is if you are out of town)

     *The Troop will also spend the night Friday and Saturday, stay up late, watch movies, and have fun!

     *Please sign up with Mrs Billman.  It counts as service hours

     *We need adult volunteers, too, please

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm Hilliard Municipal Park Cedar Shelter by sledding hill

     *Please bring a dish to share:

          *Hi Flyers – (2) 2-litre bottles of pop

          *Flocoz – dessert

          *Froggies – side dish

          *Companions – side dish

*Last chance for Board of Review before the next Court of Honor will be next Mon Aug 3, 2015

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015

     *Register online at imAthlete, or contact Mr Lutterloh with questions

*Huge thanks to everyone that helped at Cub Scout Day Camp

*Thanks, too, for all the workers at Chaz L’s Eagle project

*Order of the Arrow news:

     *Next Ordeal Aug 21-23, 2015 at Camp Falling Rock

*Popcorn sales start mid-September 2015. Let Mrs Billman know your ideas for good sales incentives

TROOP COURT OF HONOR DATE CHANGE

The troop's court of honor scheduled for this Sunday has been changed to Sunday, August 16, 2015. Food/drink assignments are unchanged.

Meeting Note - 7/20/2015 (Revised)

UPCOMING EVENTS

*Class B T-shirt color BLUE – Mon Jul 27, 2015
*Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing Campout – Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015
*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015
*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm (CHANGE OF DATE)
*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015
*Hilliard Area Webelos Meet the Troops Night – Wed Sep 9, 2015 7pm Resurrection Lutheran Church
*Zip-line Campout – 9/11-9/13/2015
*Caving Campout - 10/16-10/18/2015
*Mocking Jay Campout – 11/13-11/15/2015
*Christmas Cabin – 12/4-12/6/2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS

*Tonight:
*Elections for SPL + PL, candidates are Jacob M + Justin W

*Suggestions submitted for Troop 734’s 2016 campouts/activities

*Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing Campout – Jul 31 – Aug 2, 2015
*Will stay at same campground as last year + canoe/kayak on Little Miami River
*Adults and Scouts must have passed the BSA 1st Class swim test in order to be in a canoe/kayak by themselves
*Bring towels, plus shoes/clothes you can get wet on the river, and extra dry shoes/clothes for afterward
*Mr Lutterloh will send more details

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 7-9, 2015
*This is Troop 734’s chance to give back to St James Lutheran Church
*Each Scout must sign up for at least (2) 2-hour shifts (the only exception is if you are out of town)
*The Troop will also spend the night Friday and Saturday, stay up late, watch movies, and have fun!
*Please sign up with Mrs. Billman. Hours works may count toward service hours.
*We need adult volunteers, too, please

*Court of Honor + family potluck – Sun Aug 16, 2015 4-6pm (CHANGE OF DATE) Hilliard Municipal Park Cedar Shelter by sledding hill

*Please bring a dish to share:
*Hi Flyers – (2) 2-litre bottles of pop
*Flocoz – dessert
*Froggies – side dish
*Companions – side dish

*Emerald City Half + Quarter Marathon – Sun Aug 23, 2015

*Register online at imAthlete, or contact Mr Lutterloh with questions

*Order of the Arrow news:
*Next Ordeal Aug 21-23, 2015 at Camp Falling Rock

*Popcorn sales start mid-September 2015. Let Mrs Billman know your ideas for good sales incentives

Meeting Notes 7/13/2015

Upcoming Events

* Troop Court of Honor - Sun Jul 26 - 4 pm to 6 pm at Hilliard Municipal Park. Mr. Hansford
will be emailing all families with the list of what each patrol will provide.
* Menu Planning for the Jul 31 Little Miami River Canoe/Kayak/Fishing Outing will take place
during the Jul 20 meeting. Tent assignments will take place during the Jul 27 meeting.
* Troop Canoe/Kayak/Fishing Outing - Jul 31 through Aug 2 - Little Miami River.

Announcements

* All scouts desiring to provide outing input for the 2016 calendar year should bring a list of camping/
outing choices that you do want to see this coming year. It is recommended your list contain
campouts/outing for all types of weather/seasons. Those lists will be collected at the Jul 20 meeting.
Top vote getters will be reviewed by the Troop Committee.
* Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader elections will be held during the Jul 20 meeting.
SPL candidates are Jacob Moore and Justin Watts.
* Mr. Lutterloh will be conducting a Coin Collecting Merit Badge class prior to the Jul 20
meeting starting a 6 pm. He will send an email to the troop email list indicating what
prerequisites are needed.
* Mrs. Billman is coordinating sign ups for Bratfest this year. Please see her to sign up.
Scouts wishing to work an overnight shift must also work two non-overnight shifts.
* Summer camp summary:
<> 76 merit badges were completed.
<> 20 of that 76 were Eagle Scout required merit badges.
<> There were 26 "partials".

The shirt color for the Jul 20 meeting will be green.

Meeting Notes 6/22/2015

 

Upcoming Events:

*Summer Camp at Woodland Trails BSR – Sun Jun 28 11:30am – Fri Jul 3, 2015 11:30pm

*NO Troop meeting – Mon Jun 29, 2015

*NO Troop meeting – Mon Jul 6, 2015

*PLC meeting – Wed Jul 8, 2015 7pm

*Class B T-shirt color TAN – Mon Jul 13, 2015

Announcements:

*Summer Camp at Woodland Trails BSR – Sun Jun 28 11:30am – Fri Jul 3, 2015 11:30pm

     *Tonight – summer camp meeting, tent assignments + last chance for MB counselors to submit completed pre-reqs

     *Watch for an email reminder this week of what to pack

     *Departure Sun Jun 28, 2015, be at Walmart parking lot at 11:30am

          *Must have already eaten lunch

          *Need to wear tan Class A shirt

          *If taking swim test, please wear bathing suit under clothes, plus regular camping shoes/boots

          *Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, hat, and proper camping shoes/boots for the week

     *We expect to return back to church Fri Jul 3, 2015 11:30pm (yes, that’s PM)

     *Contact Mr Stern or Mr Bryan with any questions

*Order of the Arrow news:

     *Next Ordeal Jun 26-28, 2015 at Camp Oyo.  There will be 1 car going on to summer camp from Oyo

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