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.

Troop Notes: 9/22/14

Scout Skills: To Be Determined.

Upcoming Events:

    • 10/4/14: Popcorn Show & Sell at the Gander Mountain Store as Westpointe Plaza.  Participants must be in full Class"A" uniform.  Please contact Ms. Billman for sign up.
    • 10/12/14: Popcorn Show & Sell at the WalMart on Britton Parkway.  Please contact Ms. Billman to sign up.
    • 10/18/14:  The Troop Cycling Overnighter.  Participants will cycle the trip from Battelle Darby Metro Park to Camp Madison Lakes. The first 7.5 to 8 miles are trail riding and flat.  The final portion will be on road suface and have small hills.  Riders should expect the sun at your back and an oncoming wind.  All partcipants should practice riding their bikes and ensure they are "tuned up" prior to this outing.  The troop trailer will be collecting camping gear for transport to the camp site that Saturday morning; most likely at Battelle Dabry Metro Park. It is strongly recommended that participants use derailer, mountain or cross-country bikes. If you would like to participate and do not have one of these style bikes, please contact Mrs. Manring right away. Campout grub fees are likely to be adjusted due to the shortened schedule. More to follow.

Announcements:

    • Mr. Hansford wanted to say "Bravo" to all the scouts who participated in the Popcorn Show & Sell at St. James Church and flag raising at the Bradley Band Invitational this weekend.
    • Mr. Hansford reminded all patrols their 2015 campout/outing preferences are due this evening.
    • A reminder to all Patrol Leaders: You are expected to attend the monthly Patrol Leaders' Conference (PLC) or arrange for someone to fill in for you. It is part of your position description as a Patrol Leader.

Troop Notes: 9/15/14

Scout Skills:   To Be Determined

Upcoming Events:

    • Mr. Hansford is still looking for volunteers to conduct the flag ceremony at the Hilliard Band Invitational at Bradley High School on September 20th.  Participants should be at the school football stadium in full Class "A" Uniform no later than 4:30 PM on the 20th.
    • The Troop Cycling Overnighter will be concuted on Saturday, October 18th.  Participants will cycle from Battelle Darby Metro Park to Camp Madison Lakes.  The troop trailer will be collecting camping gear for transport to the camp site that Saturday morning; most likely at Battelle Dabry Metro Park.  It is strongly recommended that participants use derailer, mountain or cross-country bikes.  If you would like to participate and do not have one of these style bikes, please contact Mrs. Manring right away.  Campout grub fees are likely to be adjusted due to the shortened schedule.  More to follow.
    • Popcorn sales start on Saturday, September 20th.
    • There is a "Popcorn Show and Sell" opportunity after church services at St. James Lutheran Church.  Participants should be in full Class "A" Uniform and at the chruch by 10:15 AM on Sunday, September 21st.
    • There will be an additional "Popcorn Show and Sell" opportunity at the Gander Mountain located at Westpointe Plaza.  Participants should be in full Class "A" Uniform.  Theis show and sell will be in shifts.  Please contact Mrs. Billman to volunteer.

Announcements:

    • Jacob M is looking for volunteers to help with his Eagle Scout Project at Riebel Woods Park in Hilliard. His project entails creating a path through the wooded area. His project dates are currently September 20th and 21st. Volunteers are asked to wear clothing which will protect them from sharp plants, poison ivy and will get very dirty. High top shoes/boots are also recommended. Please also bring gloves, shovels, hatchets, saws, rakes and other trail clearing items. Meeting time at the park will be 9:00 AM.
    • A reminder to all Patrol Leaders: You are expected to attend the monthly Patrol Leaders' Conference (PLC) or arrange for someone to fill in for you.  It is part of your position description as a Patrol Leader.
    • Five or more volunteers are requested to help with a pre-race opportunity at the Cannon Road entrance to Ohio Stadium on Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 AM.
    • Mr. Hansford will be collecting your input for proposed campouts in 2015 at the next troop meeting. 
    • Popcorn sales begin Saturday, September 20th.  Popcorn order sheets will be passed out at the meeting tonight or are avaialble from Mrs. Billman.  In addition to prizes listed on the sales sheet, Mrs. Billman announced that scouts selling $500 or more are eligible to participate in a "Pie in the Face" event.  If the troop sells $10,000 or more, a vote will be taken to determine Mrs. Billman's next hair color.

Meeting Notes: 9/8/14

Upcoming Events:

    • Troop Committee Meeting & Patrol Leader Conference - Wednesday September 10th at 7:00 PM.
    • Ziplining - September 13th at Soaring Cliffs. Mr. Stern indicated he has sufficient attendee levels to reach the $55 per person pricing and $5 for grub fees.  Please meet at the church at 7 AM and prepared for a 7:15 AM departure.  Mr. Stern has emailed the Sunny Daze email listing with the required waiver form.  Please bring a signed copy with you to the push off Saturday morning.  
    • Mr. Hansford is still looking for volunteers to conduct the flag ceremony at the Hilliard Band Invitational at Bradley High School on September 20th.

Announcements:

    • Congratulations to Justin W on his completion of Order of the Arrow Ordeal requirements this past weekend.
    • Jacob M is looking for volunteers to help with his Eagle Scout Project at Riebel Woods Park in Hilliard. His project entails creating a path through the wooded area. His project dates are currently September 20th and 21st. Volunteers are asked to wear clothing which will protect them from sharp plants, poison ivy and will get very dirty. High top shoes/boots are also recommended. Please also bring gloves, shovels, hatchets, saws, rakes and other trail clearing items. Meeting time at the park will be 9:00 AM. 
    • The troop will be conducting the annual planning meeting for campouts/outings for 2015. Please be prepared to provide your patrol leader with your listing of desired outings at the next troop meeting.

Meeting Notes: 8/24/14

Tonight's Scout Skill: Not applicable - Public speaking confidence exercises instead.

Upcoming Events:

    • OA Ordeal / Brotherhood - September 5th - 7th at Camp Lazarus.  All Arrowmen are encouraged to attend this event. Please contact Brice S for additional information.
    • Ziplining - September 13th at Soaring Cliffs.  Mr. Stern indicated he has sufficient attendee levels to reach the $55 per person pricing.  Please verify with Mr. Stern if you are attending and to receive departure time information.
    • Mr. Hansford is still looking for volunteers to conduct the flag ceremony at the Hilliard Band Invitation at Bradley High School on September 20th.

Announcements:

    • Well done to all scouts and parents who helped to staff our presence at the Emerald City Race on August 24th.  Many positive comments were received. 
    • Jacob M is looking for volunteers to help with his Eagle Scout Project at Riebel Woods Park in Hilliard.  His project entails creating a path through the wooded area.  His project dates are currently September 7th, September 21st and the 27th.  Volunteers are asked to wear clothing which will protect them from sharp plants, poison ivy and will get very dirty.  High top shoes/boots are also recommended.  Please also bring gloves, shovels, hatchets, saws, rakes and other trail clearing items.  Meeting time at the park will be 9:00 AM.  Lunch will be provided. 
    • There will not be a troop meeting on Monday, September 1st due to the Labor Day Holiday. 
    • The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be on September 8th.  We are switching back to the Class "A" Uniform at that meeting.
    • The next two troop meetings will operate a little differently.  We will be focusing on scout skills for a longer period of time vice a wide-area game.

 

 

Meeting Notes: 8/18/14

  • Tonight’s Scout skill: flag etiquette.
  • Upcoming events:
    • Emerald City races – Aug 24.  If you’re signed up, please watch your email for updates.
    • OA: Ordeal / Brotherhood – Sept 5-7.  Ask Brice if you have any questions.
    • Ziplining – Sept 13.  Emails have been sent to the Sunnydaze list for this event, and we need a response back from you by tomorrow night if you’re interested in attending!  This will be a day trip to Soaring Cliffs.
    • Flag raising at Hilliard  Band invitational – Sept 20.
  • Announcements:
    • PLC tonight concurrent with Patrol meetings.
    • Troop positions are being assigned.  If you need a position for advancement, please talk to Marshall.
    • Thanks to the Scouts who helped with Pack 148’s pool party this weekend!
    • Personal fitness MB resumes next Monday night.  Many of you needed to come up with a fitness plan, so if that’s you, please review the requirements and prepare a plan for the next 13 weeks.
    • Green shirts next week.

Meeting Notes 8/4/2014

 

Upcoming Events:

*Canoe & Kayak Campout – Aug 8-10, 2014, 6pm departure

*Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014, 7:05pm game, Class B RED (NO Troop meeting)

*Committee and PLC meetings – Wed Aug 13, 2014, 7pm

*Troop 734 helps Pack 148 at their pool party – Sun Aug 17, 2014, 4pm

*Troop meeting, Class B T-shirt color TAN – Mon Aug 18, 2014

*Emerald City Race – Sun Aug 24, 2014, 6am

*No Troop meeting (Labor Day) - Mon Sep 1, 2014

*High Ropes Campout – Sept 12-14, 2014

*Sea Base $550 payment due – Mon Sep 22, 2014

*Cycling Campout – Oct 17-19, 2014

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

Announcements:

*Big thanks to our Scouts and adults that worked the Brat Fest.  It was greatly appreciated!

*Talk to Marshall J, the new SPL, if you’d like a Troop position.  Please turn in patches from prior positions

*Canoe & Kayak Campout – Aug 8-10, 2014, depart Fri 6pm, return Sun between 12-1pm

     *Tent assignments tonight

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

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

     *Grub fees of $20/Scout/sibling; $5/adult

     *$33 per 2-person canoe = $16.50 / person in a canoe

     *$25 per 1-person kayak

     *To use your own canoe/kayak that’s licensed in Ohio, its $15 to have it transported both ways and put in the river

     *Contact Mr Bryan to verify your “Swimmer” status, or with any questions

*Dime-a-Dog Night with the Clippers at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014, 7:05pm game, Class B T-shirt RED

     *NO Troop meeting that night

     *We have 4 extra tickets left in the Troop block of seats.  Contact Mr Hansford

*Pack 148 Pool Party Sun Aug 17, 2014, 4pm at Hilliard Municipal Pool

     *They need Boy Scout volunteers to teach Aquanaut and Swimming Belt Loop

     *It counts as service hours.  Contact Mr Hansford

*Emerald City Race – Sun Aug 24, 2014, 6AM

     *Still need 8 more volunteers to register by Fri Aug 8

     *See Mrs Bonnell’s Aug 5 or Jul 28 e-mail for details on how to register online at imAthlete (same as Cap City)

*Mr Bryan is taking orders tonight for Gettysburg patches

*Congrats to Mr Bryan for completing his OA ordeal!

 

 

Meeting Notes 7/28/2014

 

Upcoming Events:

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 1-3, 2014

*Troop meeting, Class B T-shirt color GREEN – Mon Aug 4, 2014

*Canoe & Kayak Campout – Aug 8-10, 2014

*Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014  7:05pm game (NO Troop meeting)

*Emerald City Race – Sun Aug 24, 2014 AM

*No Troop meeting (Labor Day) - Mon Sep 1, 2014

*High Ropes Campout – Sept 12-14, 2014

*Sea Base $550 payment due – Mon Sep 22, 2014

*Cycling Campout – Oct 17-19, 2014

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

Announcements:

*Great job by the Gettysburg campers that completed all the hikes and earned the full badge!

*Big thanks to our Boy Scouts that worked the Cub Scout Day Camp.  It was greatly appreciated!

*Talk to Marshall J, the new SPL, if you’d like a Troop position

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 1-3, 2014

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

     *Each Scout must sign up for at least 2 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!

     *Class B colors: Fri ORANGE, Sat GREEN, Sun RED

     *Please sign up with Mr Hansford.  It counts as service hours

*Canoe & Kayak Campout – Aug 8-10, 2014

     *RSVP and menu planning tonight

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

     *Grub fees of $20/Scout/sibling; $5/adult

     *$33 per 2-person canoe = $16.50 / person in a canoe

     *$25 per 1-person kayak

     *To use your own canoe/kayak that’s licensed in Ohio, its $15 to have it transported both ways and put in the river

     *Contact Mr Bryan to verify your “Swimmer” status, or with any questions

*Dime-a-Dog Night with the Clippers at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014  7:05pm game

     *NO Troop meeting that night

     *Order tickets by midnight tonight Jul 28,2014.  Contact Mr Stern with any questions

*Pack 148 Pool Party Sun Aug 17, 2014  4:00pm at Hilliard Municipal Pool

     *They need Boy Scout volunteers to teach Aquanaut and Swimming Belt Loop

     *It counts as service hours.  Contact Mr Hansford

*Emerald City Race – Sun Aug 24, 2014 AM

     *See Mrs Bonnell’s May 30 or Jul 28, 2014 e-mail for details on how to register online at imAthlete (same as Cap City)

 

 

Meeting Notes: 7/20/2014 Court of Honor

 

Upcoming Events:

*No Troop meeting - Mon Jul 21, 2014

*Cub Scout Day Camp @ Camp Lazarus – Jul 21-25, 2014

*Gettysburg Campout – Jul 24-27, 2014

*Troop meeting, Class B T-shirt color BLUE – Mon Jul 28, 2014

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 1-3, 2014

*Canoe & Kayak Campout – Aug 8-10, 2014

*Dime-a-Dog Night at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014  7:05pm game (NO Troop meeting)

*Sea Base $550 payment due – Mon Aug 18, 2014

*Emerald City Race – Sun Aug 24, 2014 AM

*No Troop meeting (Labor Day) - Mon Sep 1, 2014

*High Ropes Campout – Sept 12-14, 2014

*Cycling Campout – Oct 17-19, 2014

*Catching Fire Campout – Nov 21-23, 2014

*Christmas Cabin – Dec 5-7, 2014

Court of Honor Announcements:

*Congratulations to the following Scouts on their rank advancement:

     *Scout:  Titus D, Thaddeus B

     *Second Class:  David M

     *Star:  Joshua S

     *Life:  Justin W

     *Eagle Palm: another one for Brice S

*Super job at Summer Camp, gentlemen.  You worked hard and have a ton of merit badges to show for it!

*Doug W is outgoing SPL.  Thanks Doug, you did an excellent job and served us well!

*New SPL is Marshall J.  He recently finished his Eagle project – a shed at Franklin County Fairground.  Congrats!

*Congratulations to the new Patrol Leaders

General Announcements:

*Gettysburg Campout – Jul 24-27, 2014

     *Troop trailer will be at the church Wed Jul 23 7:00-7:30pm to load your gear if you need to

     *Groups leaving Thu Jul 24: Mr Bryan at 10:00am; Mr Hansford and the trailer at noon

*St James Brats Festival – Aug 1-3, 2014

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

     *Each Scout must sign up for at least 2 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 Mr Hansford.  It counts as service hours

*Dime-a-Dog Night with the Clippers at Huntington Park – Mon Aug 11, 2014  7:05pm game

     *NO Troop meeting that night

     *Mr Stern is taking ticket orders through Jul 28 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 Mr S for their tickets: $3 for kids 12+under; $6 for age 13+up

*Pack 148 Pool Party Sun Aug 17, 2014 pm at Hilliard Municipal Pool

     *They need Boy Scout volunteers to teach Aquanaut and Swimming Belt Loop

     *It counts as service hours.  Contact Mr Hansford

 

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