Troop 734 is dedicated to helping our boys grow to be great men, in the spirit of scouting's twelve point Law: A scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

2015 Merit Badge College at the University of Dayton

The schedule for the 2015 Merit Badge College at the University of Dayton has been released. MBC is an annual event coordinated by the Epsilon Tau Pi Fraternity of Eagle Scouts at UD. MBC will consist of three class sessions, starting at 9 AM and running through 12 noon on each the following Saturdays:

Session 1 – February 7
Session 2 – March 14
Session 3 – April 11

The cost will be $15 per scout. Advance registration will be required. The following merit badges will be offered in 2015:

• Aviation
• Chemistry
• Citizenship in the Community (Required for Eagle)
• Citizenship in the Nation (Required for Eagle)
• Citizenship in the World (Required for Eagle)
• Communications (Required for Eagle)
• Crime Prevention
• Emergency Preparedness (Required for Eagle)
• Engineering
• Environmental Science (Required for Eagle)
• Family Life (Required for Eagle)
• Fingerprinting* (Only offered on 02/07/2015)
• Fire Safety
• First Aid (Required for Eagle)
• Horsemanship
• Law
• Medicine
• Music* (Only offered on 03/14/2015)
• Model Design and Building
• Personal Management (Required for Eagle)
• Programming* (Only offered 04/11/2015)
• Robotics

Descriptions of individual merit badges and requirements may be found at www.meritbadge.org.

Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in three different merit badges at MBC. MBC operates in a manner where scouts who apply themselves can normally finish all three merit badges, including those requiring 90 day diligence or extracurricular activity such as Horsemanship prior to the end of the third session. Classes will fill quickly as this is a very popular event and draws approximately 600 scouts from several BSA Councils in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Primary and secondary choices are not always available. Scouts wishing to attend MBC should submit a list of AT LEAST FOUR merit badge choices from the list above to Mr. Bryan by December 1, 2014. Mr. Bryan will conduct the on-line class registration and inform scouts of final selections. Payment may be made through individual scout accounts and deposited into within two weeks of class selection notification (anticipated to be December 10th).

MBC has also offered adult training classes that have included CPR, field first aid, etc. These classes have normally been no cost to adults. A listing of available adult classes will be posted on or about December 1st.

Classes will be held on the University of Dayton campus. Adult support in the form of transportation to and from MBC is very important. If you are an adult willing to help transport scouts, please contact Mr. Bryan right away. He will have limited space in his car to transport scouts. He is also staff at MBC and would need to leave Columbus early enough to arrive in Dayton by 7:45 AM each session and not return back to town until close to 2:30 to 3:00 PM. If your scout is willing to spend the extra time, please contact Mr. Bryan about that as well.

Troop 734 2015 Outing/Campout Schedule

Based on Scout input:

     * 01/17/15 - Vertical Adventures Lock-In
     * 02/13/15 - Mad River Ski Outing (Daytrip)
     * 03/13/15 - 03/15/15 - Merit Badge (Eagle and Non-Eagle) Campout
     * 04/10/15 - 04/12/15 - New Scout Skills & Sports Campout 
     * 05/15/15 - 05/17/15 - Rifle/Shotgun/Archery Campout 
     * 06/05/15 - 06/07/15 - Horsemanship (Merit Badge and Non-Merit Badge) Campout
     * 06/28/15 - 07/04/15 - BSA Summer Camp 
     * 07/31/15 - 08/02/15 - Canoeing/Kayaking/Fishing Campout
     * 09/11/15 - 09/13/15 - Zip-line Campout
     * 10/16/15 - 10/18/15 - Caving Campout
     * 11/13/15 - 11/15/15 - "Mocking Jay" Campout 
     * 12/04/15 - 12/06/15 - Christmas Cabin Lock-In 

Meeting Notes 11/10/2014

Upcoming Events:

*Committee Meeting – Wed Nov 12, 2014 7pm

*Venture Crew 734 Meeting – Thu Nov 13, 2014 7pm

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Turkey Trot Race – Nov 27, 2014 @ Lane Ave

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

*Troop meeting “Game Night” – Mon Dec 15, 2014

*No Troop Meetings – Mon Dec 22 or Dec 29, 2014

*First on the First Race – Jan 1, 2015

*Vertical Adventures Overnight – Jan 17, 2015

Announcements:

*Popcorn product, sales forms and money were due Nov 3, 2014.  Please turn everything in immediately

     *Troop sold $7124 total.  Great job guys!

     *30% of your sales will go to your Scout account

     *Names drawn for (2) iTunes cards and a 6-pack of Ski soda: Alex H, Thaddeus B, and Joshua S

     *Next week the (4) Scouts that each sold over $500 will throw pies at Mr Hansford, Mrs Billman and ???

*Thank you to all the veterans who proudly served our country, plus all those that bravely serve in these dangerous times

*Jack R is collecting first aid supplies for the Troop as his NYLT project

*PLC decided that each month a patrol will be assigned to do all the program duties

     *First up is the Flo/coz (new name of the combined Wild Tacos and Flaming Jalapenos)

*Venture Crew 734 Meeting – Thu Nov 13, 2014 7pm

     *The Crew is actively recruiting males and females age 13 & completed the eighth grade, OR age 14 - 20 years old

     *Venturing’s emphasis is on high adventure

*2nd annual Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014 at Camp Oyo

     *Menu planning and tent assignments next week

Meeting Notes 11/3/2014

Upcoming Events:

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Turkey Trot Race – Nov 27, 2014 @ Lane Ave

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

*First on the First Race – Jan 1, 2015

*Vertical Adventures Overnight – Jan 17, 2015

Announcements:

*Popcorn product, sales forms and money are due today Nov 3, 2014

     *Sales amounts will be calculated then prizes awarded in future weeks

*Tonight is “Game Night”

*Jack R is Troop 734’s newest Eagle Scout.  Congratulations, Jack, we’re very proud of you!

*Jack R is also taking NYLT, and is collecting first aid supplies for the Troop as part of his ticket

Meeting Notes 10/27/2014 Court of Honor

Upcoming Events:

*Fright Night 3 Miler – Fri Oct 31, 2014 pm @ Gahanna Golf Course

*Buckeye Classic 10K Race – Sun Nov 2, 2014 am @ Highbanks Metro Park

*Popcorn, sales forms and money due – Mon Nov 3, 2014

*Sea Base meeting re: booking flights – Mon Nov 3, 2014

*Troop meeting “Game Night” – Mon Nov 3, 2014

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Turkey Trot Race – Nov 27, 2014 @ Lane Ave

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

*First on the First Race – Jan 1, 2015

*Vertical Adventures Overnight – Jan 17, 2015

Court of Honor Announcements:

*Congratulations to the following Scouts on their rank advancement:

     *Star:  Jeffrey P

     *Eagle Palm: another one for Brice S

*Congratulations to the new Patrol Leaders

General Announcements:

*Keep selling popcorn a little longer, please, but turn in your product, sales forms and money on Mon Nov 3, 2014

     *Remember that 30% of what you sell goes to your Scout account to pay for Scouting expenses

     *There are prizes listed on the sales sheet based on sales level

     *Additional prizes:

     *(1) Candy prize for first $200 of sales, and then an additional (1) for each $150 thereafter

     *Will be raffle at the end for (2) $20 iTunes gift cards + a 6-pack of Ski soda.  Will get (1) entry for each $200 sold

     *Each Scout that sold at least $500 of popcorn will get to throw a pie in the face of Mr Hansford, Crystal, or ???

     *If the Troop sells $10,000 of popcorn, Scouts can pick Crystal’s next HAIR COLOR

     *Additional prizes from Council: $1250 sales = Dave + Buster’s gift card; $1500 sales = 2 tickets to March CBJ game

*Troop meeting “Game Night” – Mon Nov 3, 2014

     *Bring board games, but no electronic devices

     *Will include Smash Bros tournament, so bring own Wii controller

*Ballots for 2015 campouts distributed tonight

*Fright Night 3 Miler – Fri Oct 31, 2014 pm @ Gahanna Golf Course.  Need 8-10 people.  Contact Mr Hansford ASAP

*Buckeye Classic 10K Race – Sun Nov 2, 2014 8:00am @ Highbanks Metro Park.  Contact Mr Lutterloh3

Troop Notes: 2014/10/20

Scout skill: skit night

Upcoming events:

Announcements:

  • If you’re a First Class or above Scout, please consider helping out as a Den Chief.  If you’re a Life Scout or above, this counts as leadership time toward your Eagle, but regardless, it’s a great way to help younger Scouts.  See Mr. Hansford if you’re interested.
  • Congratulations and thanks to the adult leader who’ve just completed adult leader training (Greenbar).  These leaders now have the option to be Assistant Scoutmasters for our Troop.
  • Popcorn update – we’ve got two weeks to go!  If you have order forms and money, they need to be turned in on Nov 3.  Remember, there are all sorts of great prizes available for Scouts that sell popcorn.
  • Patrol leader elections are tonight.  If you’re currently a PL or SPL, you’re not eligible.  If you’ve got a Troop-level position, you may run only if no other eligible candidates are here.  If someone isn’t here tonight, please do not vote for them.
  • PLC meeting update – we really need to have representatives at meetings, and we’ve had issues with this at our Wednesday night meetings, so we’re going to try to make these happen on Mondays, either before or after the regular Troop meeting.

Meeting Notes 10/13/2014

 

Upcoming Events:

*Committee and PLC meetings – Wed Oct 15, 2014, 7pm

*Cycling Campout – Oct 18-19, 2014, 9:15am departure

*SKC Monster Mash – Oct 24-25, 2014 @ Camp Lazarus

*Court of Honor – Mon Oct 27, 2014 7pm

*Fright Night 3 Miler – Fri Oct 31, 2014 pm @ Gahanna Golf Course

*Buckeye Classic 10K Race – Sun Nov 2, 2014 am @ Highbanks Metro Park

*Troop meeting “Game Night” – Mon Nov 3, 2014 7pm

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Turkey Trot Race – Nov 27, 2014 @ Lane Ave

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

*First on the First Race – Jan 1, 2015

*Vertical Adventures Overnight – Jan 17, 2015

Announcements:

*Cycling Campout to Camp Madison Lake – Oct 18-19, 2014, Sat 9:15am departure from St James

     *Bring your bike and helmet.  Must wear a helmet to ride!

     *Will take bikes via cars/trailer to the starting point, then ride bikes to camp

     *Will play volleyball, games, etc, spend the night, then ride back Sun morning

     *You may fish if you bring your own gear.  Must have a fishing license if age 16+

     *Tent assignments and menu planning tonight

     *Contact Mrs Manring with any questions

*Keep selling popcorn, please!

     *Crystal still has some inventory or can try to get some for you

     *Remember that 30% of what you sale goes to your Scout account to pay for Scouting expenses

     *There are prizes listed on the sales sheet based on sales level

     *Additional prizes:

     *(1) Candy prize for first $200 of sales, and then an additional (1) for each $150 thereafter

     *Will be raffle at the end for (2) $20 iTunes gift cards + a 6-pack of Ski soda.  Will get (1) entry for each $200 sold

     *Each Scout that sold at least $500 of popcorn will get to throw a pie in the face of Mr Hansford, Crystal, or ???

     *If the Troop sells $10,000 of popcorn, Scouts can pick Crystal’s next HAIR COLOR

     *Additional prizes from Council: $1250 sales = Dave + Buster’s gift card; $1500 sales = tickets to March CBJ game

     *Money and forms need to be turned in no later than Nov 3, 2014

 

Troop Notes: 2014/10/6

Tonight’s Scout skill: Trailer cleanup

Upcoming events:

Announcements:

  • Welcome to our visiting Webelos from Pack 306 – we hope to see you back here soon as Scouts!
  • Jacob – thanks for everyone who helped with his Eagle project this weekend.
  • JLT – Junior Leadership Training is coming up.  See Mrs. Crabtree if you have any questions.
  • Thanks to those who worked the Shoot-O-Ree!
  • Popcorn – thanks to everyone who helped at the show & sell.  Remember, there are prizes for selling!
  • Congrats to Jack – our newest Eagle Scout!
  • Brat fest is a big deal for us and for the Church.  As we’ve mentioned in the past, it’s important for us to give back to the Church for everything the do to make it possible for our Troop to exist, so we appreciate everyone’s help this year.  In addition, the Church has given us a very generous donation in recognition of all the help you provided during this event!

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