Apr 21

Spring Skills Campout — May 7-9

Spring Skills Campout

WHEN: We meet at the Church Friday, May 7, at 5:30PM to load up and leave soon thereafter. We return to the Church Sunday, May 9, at around 11:00AM.

WHERE: Prosser Farm

WHAT: Skills for the younger Scouts and a few of the older Scouts (see attachment below)

HOW MUCH: $20.00 to cover the transportation, camping and food

Skills Campout Information Sheet (May 7-9, 2021)

Apr 12

Troop 365 Buckeye District Backpacking Clinic — April 23-25

Troop 365 Buckeye District Backpacking Clinic

April 23-25, 2021   Sign up today!

This is a District Camporee at Chief Logan to teach backpacking skills and gear needs. There will be sessions on gear, clothing, and food prep along with a 5 mile shakedown hike. This is a good outing for Philmont guys, Canoe Trek folks, or anyone interested in learning more about gear and covering miles.

  1. Sign up now! Sign up on TroopWebHost today, We need a good head count for food.
  2. Meet at the church at 5:30 PM on April 23rd. We are taking the bus if we have enough scouts!!!
  3. Bring:
    • Tent – current rules are 1 person per tent. Please call Mr. Aspery asap if you need a tent.
    • Hiking Boots
    • Sleeping gear (sleeping bag, pad, sleep clothes)
    • Mess kit and water bottle
    • Backpack or daypack (does not need to be anything special)
    • Rain gear, warm clothing, and a hat
    • Compass if you already have one
  4. We will be back at the church about noon on Sunday April 25.


Aug 23

Court of Honor – August 30, 2020

Hello, Scouts, Scouters and Parents– It’s time…. time for a Court of Honor. The PLC has met, and discussed the results of the survey, and debated, and wondered about a third option, debated some more, and decided– that the survey results were so close, that the third option would be —BOTH— an in-person  and virtual Court of Honor.

WHEN — Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3:00PM

WHERE — The parking lot south of the Worthington United Methodist Church

HOW — In-Person, for those getting awards (rank advancements, merit badges, other recognitions); we’ll have shelters set up in case of inclement weather.  Virtual, for those who choose to do so, and if that turns out to be Scouts getting awards, then we’ll find a way to make sure those awards are later received.  An invitation through Troopwebhost to Join the Court of Honor will be sent next week so that you can join from the comfort of your home.

It’s time to recognize those who have worked hard, sacrificed, sweat, bled? … well, we’ll not go too far. But thanks to our merit badge counselors who have zoomed badge classes, and Assistant Scoutmasters who have zoomed conferences, and Committee members who have zoomed Boards of Review, and our extraordinary Outdoor Chair(wo)man Mrs. Prosser and her team of merit badge counselors and assistants who organized an outstanding summer camp experience in the outdoors full of skills and merit badges, (I hope I didn’t forget anybody), we have had a busy summer, preceded by a somewhat busy spring. And we have new Scouts who have been waiting to be officially inducted into the Troop! We will also talk about what we might expect this fall, considering the restrictions related to the Covid19 pandemic. So, be there for the hard-earned recognitions, and be there for the upcoming plans!  BUT, if you want food, you’ll need to make it and bring it yourselves this time– a good opportunity for those who have earned the Cooking merit badge to impress your families with what you have learned… just clean up the kitchen afterwards!

Be looking for that invitation to attend virtually, and if you join us in person– remember your MASKS and your OWN OUTDOOR SEATING.

Mr. Roderick

Mar 15

COVID-19 Update

Hello Troop– As stated in nearly all communications I have received the last several days from county offices, federal courts, etc, Your safety and protection is of paramount importance during the Covid 19 pandemic. Therefore, Troop 365 will not be meeting during the next 3 weeks, consistent with public schools and state-indicated procedures. As I have recently learned, Worthington Schools is using the coming week as “Spring break” for students, which means for right now, students will likely be returning to school April 6. If that becomes the case, Troop 365 may meet that night as well, most likely as our Advancement Wrap-up meeting which was to be this Monday evening’s meeting. However, there is a possibility that things could change by then, depending upon when the risk period of the pandemic starts to recede.

For now, spend some time with your Scout handbook, learning new skills or reviewing old skills.  For our newly admitted Scouts, please review the Scout Rank requirements in your handbook with your parents/guardians, especially the requirement that you read the Scout Youth Protection insert in the front cover of your handbook with your parent/guardian. Be Prepared to review those requirements with me to complete the Scoutmaster Conference we started last Monday. If you are working, or want to work on merit badges during this time, our Troop library has nearly every badge book. Let me know what you need, and I can provide a blue card and a book for you.

For those who are now ready for a Scoutmaster conference and Board of Review, I will leave to the discretion of each ASM in charge of patrols as to whether he/she can meet to do that, and committee members as to whether they are available for Boards of Review. My information as it stands now shows no older Scout in jeopardy of missing out on Eagle Rank advancement requirement time frames. If you believe that you might be in jeopardy, please let me know as soon as possible to verify that.

Our Court of Honor was planned for March 30; that will be rescheduled to the first available date, after our Advancement Wrap-up meeting. We also have the flower sale in progress. I will leave issues of that to our Fundraising folks to see how best we can arrange for orders/payment/deliveries. Finally, we have a Chief Logan planning meeting scheduled for this Wednesday evening. That, too, will have to be rescheduled.  Payments for summer camp can still be mailed to me (993 Hartford Street, Worthington, OH 43085) or dropped off at that address. Put in the mail slot if we are not home. The cost for Chief Logan will be $300, which includes the camp fee, t-shirt and transportation.

For those who received invitations to our Leadership Retreat, we still plan to have that at a later date if possible. Arranging it depends on 1) venue availability; 2) instructor availability, and 3) Scout availability.  We wil try to coordinate that over the next week. A backup thought is to at least accomplish the “Troop Problems” with Scouts by internet; Mr. Roderick doesn’t skype, and in fact just found out skype is already out-dated, just like mp3 players apparently.

In the meantime, be safe and practice healthy procedures during this time. One thing of which we have an advantage is learning from history. And history has taught us that gatherings of people are one of the best ways to spread a health-crisis such as this one. I believe the State of Ohio is on the correct track in what those officials are advising. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, and use hand sanitizer as necessary, and as available. Once again, your Scout handbook has much important information, particularly relating to keeping healthy.  It’s a good read. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jerry Roderick

Apr 26

Thunderbase – May 4-6


What: ZipLining, Rocket Shooting, Archery, ScoutCraft, Military Displays, Native American demonstrations, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Fireworks!, Fishing, Geo Caching, Monkey Bridge and MORE!!! Simon Kenton Council’s Camporee that only happens every 4 years.

When: Friday, May 4 —meet at the Church at 5:30PM; leave by 6PM
We return to the Church by Sunday, May 6, 2016 at 12:30PM.

Bring: Your Class A Uniform shirt, other clothes for the climate, good boots, big appetite.

Cost: $45.00—includes transportation, food, camporee fee, and “the patch”.

BSA365 Thunderbase Permission Form

Apr 24

Earning Cyber Chip for Scout rank

Earning Cyber Chip for Scout rank

New scouts wishing to earn their Cyber Chip for the Scout rank can find the detailed requirements for their school grade on the Netsmartz site at https://www.netsmartz.org/ scouting

Scouts can prepare by

1) Working with their parents to create an agreement on what constitutes appropriate Internet and electronics use for the scout

2) Watching the videos on the Netsmartz site (Friend or Fake and two others of the scout’s choice, from here: http://www.nsteens.org/videos. aspx.)

3) Becoming familiar with the Troop 365 Electronics Use Policy. This can be found on the troop website at http://www.bsa365.org

Apr 09

Wilderness First Aid Training and CPR – April 14-15

Wilderness First Aid Training and CPR will be taught this coming weekend (April 14/15) at Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club. If you are interested in attending, we need to know by Tuesday. You can sign-up on TroopWebHost or by sending an e-mail to matt@williamskids.net.

Who: Scouts / Adults age 14 and older

When: April 14 & 15, 2018, starting at 8am (must attend both days)

Where: Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club (3111 Hayden Run, Columbus, OH, 43235)

Cost: $65, please make check out to BSA Troop 365

You should bring with you:

  •   Notebook
  •   Pencil / pen
  •   Sack lunch (both days)

As part of taking the course, you will receive:

  •   American Red Cross CPR certification
  •   American Red Cross Wilderness Survival and Remote First Aid certification
  •   CPR mask
  •   Training materials
Apr 09

Rockin’ the Ravine – April 13-14

Rockin’ the Ravine with Scooter!
Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14

Come help with Scooter’s Boy Scout Hornaday Badge Conservation project in the Colonial Hills Ravine this Friday night & Saturday morning. 

We’ll be installing landscaping fabric and six tons of rip rap in the creek bed to prevent erosion around Scooter’s Eagle footbridge.

Yes, this coincides with Earth Day!

Friday, April 13 – 5 pm to Dark
Saturday, April 14 – 8 am to Noon

Water, Snacks & Pizza dinner/lunch provided. Please bring work gloves!

Any questions? Text Scooter at 614-282-6424