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: 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!

Troop Notes: 9/29/14

Scout Skills:   Not Applicable - Troop Trailer Cleaning Night.

Upcoming Events:

    • 10/4/14: Jacob M Eagle Scout Project (Day 1) at Reibel Woods Park.  Work hours will be 9:00 AM to "whenever."  If a second work day is needed, it will take place 12 noon to 3:00 PM on 10/5/14. Scouts are reminded that you do not need to work the entire day, but are encouraged to work the hours they can. Participants shoud dress to help reduce the chance of becoming infected with poison ivy. Please bring loppers, hand pruners, bow saws, hammers, litter bags, work gloves and painting supplies.
    • 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:

    • Troop-level Popcorn Prizes Are Back !   Scouts who have sold at least $200 in popcorn by tonight's meeting time are eligible to pick from the prize box provided by Mrs. Bryan.  From this point forward, scouts who sell at least $150 in the preceding week are eligible to pick from the prize box.  Scouts who sell at least $500 by the troop meeting on 10/6/14 will be entered in a lottery drawing with a prize of the foot powered rocket displayed by Mrs. Billman two weeks ago.
    • Mr. Hansford reminded all patrols their 2015 campout/outing preferences are overdue.
    • 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.
    • Order of the Arrow members are reminded they are expected to attend the monthly OA chapter meetings conducted during the Buckeye District Roudtable on the first Thursday of each month.

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.

 

 

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