Sep 17

Personal Management Merit Badge Clinic – October 13

What: Earning the Personal Management badge is about learning how to map a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities. This merit badge is required to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout.

There are only 30 openings for this workshop, register today!

Where: 807 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43210, US

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012; 10am – 2pm

Cost: Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Fifth Third Bank, this event is FREE!

Bring: Lunch will be provided. Scouts must complete as many prerequisites as they can prior to attending this workshop. Scouts must also bring their Personal Management merit badge books with them.

Merit Badge Clinic Flyer
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Sep 04

Aviation Merit Badge Clinic – September 29

Please contact Matt Williams (614.527.5238) by September 22nd if you would like to sign up. Pre-registration is required for this event.

What: Aviation merit badge clinic. Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) is a fast paced single day event, held at an airport near you, for kids age 12 to 18 and Boy Scouts of all ages. At a YAA program you will visit 10 different stations to learn about different facets of aviation. Scouts can earn the Aviation merit badge by attending and completing the pre-test prior to the event.

Where: OSU – Don Scott Airport, 2160 W. Case Rd, Columbus, OH

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012; 8:30am – 2:30pm; We will meet at the airport, be there promptly at 8:30am for registration.

Cost: $5.00 (cash or check made out to BSA Troop 365)


  • Scouts should bring a sack lunch and a drink, a 1/2 hour break will be provided for lunch.
  • Completed Pre-Test signed by Jerry Roderick and graded by Matt Williams. This is required to complete the Aviation merit badge.

You must attend the entire time (you cannot leave for a soccer game for part of the program) to complete the merit badge and receive your blue card. Parents are not required to stay, but are very welcome. Anybody that stays must pay the registration fee.

Please read the FAQ document
Please download the Participant Guide

Aug 27

A note to Scouting families in BSA 365, from Michael Hock

A note to Scouting families in BSA 365, from Michael Hock

As you may have learned at last evening’s wonderful Summer Kick-off Dinner and Court of Honor, Bill Alsnauer has agreed to serve as our next Committee Chair. I have ended my role as Committee Chair, which became effective this past June.

For over ten years, I’ve served our Scouts, their families, our Church and our Scouting community as Committee Chair of Boy Scout Troop 365. I’ve had the backup of my bride, Linda Crawford-Cloud, for that whole time, and for the years before.

I’ve loved the commitment I’ve shared with Scouts and adults, the service we’ve accomplished, the fun we’ve had, the places we’ve gone, the advancement of so many boys developing to men imbued with the values of Boy Scouting.

As I’ve moved aside, our committee has worked well in responding to this transition, on which I’d been planning and working for over a year. I will remain on the Committee, available to help our new Committee Chair with whatever he needs that he’s not getting as he moves our Troop forward.

I’m personally proud that Bill Alsnauer has agreed to serve as our Committee Chair, as I remember recruiting Bill to be an Assistant Scoutmaster, over coffee at Scotties (or whatever it was called) now many years ago. There haven’t been many Committee Chairs in our Troop, and we’ve tended to be long-lived. Hopefully, long-lived enough to create a strong institution, not as long-lived as to become stuffed and mounted in the corner. Bill’s leadership will be strong, and I hope long-lived.

We’ve accomplished some significant changes during the past year, and the results delight me. I’ve felt really good to see boys take a new hold on Scouting: seeing our boy-led indoor program format get underway; seeing adults delighted as they watched boy-led events; seeing our boy-led Patrol Leaders’ Council do event planning they owned. I’ve felt really good seeing many Troop adults willing to back up boys in their patrols. We were able to see a cadre of trained, direct-contact adults in place for Rechartering. And you’ve seen it every Monday night, an exceptional and committed Scoutmaster at the helm. Wow, I recruited him, too!

Thanks for all the support.  And please give Bill that same measure of support, as he’ll be a great Committee Chair. For me, I’m able now to spend more time with boys in our program. I hope you’re planning to come along for the ride, Scouting 365 Days a Year.

Aug 20

Merit Badge Day with Troop 30 – October 27

Looking for a great way to get exposure to careers and skills, and earn Merit Badges at the same time? Well here is your chance! This Merit Badge Day is being put on by Cardington Troop 30 and they have graciously opened this up to all scouts from BSA 365. Please contact Audrey Mesaros-Gale soon if you would like to attend as sessions are filling up fast.

When: Saturday October 27, 2012; 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Cardington-Lincoln Local High School, 349 Chesterville Ave., Cardington, OH 4331

Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch) ~ NO REFUNDS!!

Contact: Audrey Mesaros-Gale ~ (419) 946-2597

The following merit badges are being offered:

American Heritage Farm Mechanics
Cinematography First Aid
Citizenship in the Nation Genealogy
Citizenship in the World Photography
Coin Collecting Plumbing
Collections Public Speaking
Communications Safety
Computers Scholarship
Dentistry Soil and Water Conservation
Electricity Traffic Safety


Aug 20

Fall Canoe Clinic – September 14-16

What: Canoe Clinic programs are designed to teach your Scouts paddling competency and tripping skills, as well as including all requirements for the Canoeing merit badge and ACA Introduction to Canoeing course. Clinics fill up quickly: sign up early! Canoeing clinic registration is limited to 32 Scouts.

Where: Camp Lazarus / Alum Creek
4422 Columbus Pike , Delaware, OH

When: Friday, September 14, 2012 – Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cost: $20.00 (which includes instructional fees, books and patch)

Contact: Steve Park, Clinic Lead, 614.578.1920
Michael Hock, Emeritus Clinic Lead, 614.888.4703


Aug 10

Kelley’s Island – September 21-23

What: Our first campout this fall is back by popular demand, KELLEY’S ISLAND! If biking, fishing, sight-seeing and camping skills-learning are for you, then you need to sign up. A sign up sheet will be at the Fall Court of Honor, and we will need to know 1) are you going? and 2) with or without your bike!

Where: Kelley’s Island, camping at East Harbor State Park.

When: Friday, September 21, 2012 – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cost: $35.00 – includes all food, campground fee, ferry ride and transportation costs.

There will be more information and a handout at the Fall Court of Honor. If you are an adult with a vehicle with a hitch and can haul a trailer, please contact Gary Meyer 885-0109.