May 16

Mandatory Service Project – May 19th

What: Clearing invasive plants from Hoover Prairie

Where: Meet at the Hoover (Reservoir) Prairie parking lot, see directions in handout.

Bring: An old long sleeve shirt, an old pair of long pants, boots, work gloves, sack lunch, water bottle (with water), trash bag, another old shirt to change into.

We will be clearing invasive plants from Hoover Prairie, which may include poison ivy among other things. The troop will be bringing soap and warm water, bleach-wipes and anything else that can keep us from getting any ivy rash. You will want to change your shirt when we get done, and discard your old shirt into your trash bag to take it home and wash as well. If not even a pint of prevention will keep you from developing a poison ivy rash, let us know and we will find some other work for you to do.

Troop Service Project Handout


May 06

Rappelling Spring 2012 – May 12

What: Rappelling at Conkles Hollow in the Hocking Hills State Park with our BSA certified Rappel Masters. Come spend the day with us hanging over a cliff on a rope– it doesn’t get any better than that! Complete 13 rappels (6 for the adults) and you earn your Rappel Knot.

Who: Scouts, Leaders, Parents (and even Grandmothers). BSA rules require a parent be present if you are under 14 years old. Parents are welcome to rappel but not required.

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 – leave the Church at 6AM and return approximately 4PM.

Bring: Leather work gloves, long pants, boots, water bottle. You will also need to pack your own lunch. Eat breakfast before you come. Dress in layers and appropriately for the weather.

Cost: $15.00

Rappelling Spring 2012 Handout


May 06

Is your 2011-2012 Eagle project really good?

Ohio State Fair’s Eagle Scout Project of the Year

Don’t miss the chance to win a Centennial Eagle Scout Rank Patch Set, a solar pack and other cool prized by being the Ohio State Fair’s Eagle Scout Project of the Year award winner. This year, the Boy Scouts of America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the top Boy Scout rank, the Eagle Scout. In conjunction with the celebration, one central Ohio Eagle Scout will receive recognition as having created the Eagle Scout Project of the Year. Local Eagle Scouts will have a chance to submit posters highlighting their project, to be displayed at the Ohio State Fair in the council’s booth. A group of community leaders who have earned the Eagle rank, will vote on which project will receive the top honors of Project of the Year. The winning Eagle Scout will receive a commemorative centennial Eagle Scout patch set as well as other exciting prizes from the council. Arthur Rose Eldred became the Boy Scouts of America’s first Eagle Scout on Aug. 21, 1912. Since then, more than two million Scouts have earned the award.

For more information, contact Jerry Roderick, our Scoutmaster, or Jen Koma, 614-310-1333 or

May 04

What’s New for May, 2012?

Well, calendar changes for one!  We try really hard to not do this, but occasionally we need to change the dates.  Here’s what’s going on in May, 2012:

May 5th – THERE IS NO SERVICE PROJECT ON THIS DAY! (You’ll find one on May 19th instead).

May 7th – The Troop Rocket Shoot– 7PM at the Thomas Worthington High School Flats, down toward the river past the football field.  Bring your rocket; an engine in case the Troop does not have one that fits; and don’t forget your NASA crash helmet! (just in case).  IF IT RAINS, OR WIND IS STRONGER THAN 10MPH, we will meet as we regularly do, at the Church.  In that event, we’ll go launching the following Monday, May 14th.

May 8th – PLC meeting at the Church, 7PM, for the SPL, ASPL’s, Patrol Leaders, and other Troop Officers!  Lots of work to do, including how we are handling these changes!

May 12thRAPPELLING!!! Hanging over a cliff on a rope– it doesn’t get any better than that! (at least for some of you, including grandmothers, but not this Scoutmaster).  Remember– If you are not yet 14, you MUST bring a parent (or other adult responsible for you).

May 14th – Regular meeting at the Church, unless we didn’t get to launch rockets the week before.

May 15th – Troop Committee Meeting, 7PM at the Church.  All adults welcome.

May 19th – Okay – NOW we’ll do our Service to the community.  What, you ask?  Clean up the river?  No.  Plant a Rain Garden? No.  Clear a half-acre of invasive plants, weeds and poison ivy at Hoover Prairie?  BINGO!  You heard correctly – Be there at 9AM; plan to stay until 2PM; hope we finish by 1PM.  Wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants; bring gloves; bring water bottles (filled with water, duh!); bring a sack lunch.  The Troop will bring the First Aid kit, extra water, soap, and the calamine lotion!  We’ll have directions at the meetings.  Remember – This is MANDATORY for a lot of reasons, including advancement!

May 21st – Regular Meeting at the Church– WAIT!  Not-so-regular meeting– It’s our Annual Patrol Cook-off and Gear Inspection!  The judges are hungry, so the dishes better be good!  And see if Black Dragon can find that good spatula that’s missing from their patrol box!  It’s also Troop Officer Elections that night– and the Last Time to Turn in Advancements for the June Court of Honor.  Whew~! That’s a lot of stuff for one night.  Adults– please come early to help set up.  Scouts– please come early to get started!

May 28th – No Meeting– We’ll be marching in the Memorial Day Parade!  Uniforms and smiles mandatory; rain gear optional.

May 29th – PLC meeting and Cookout at Wilson Hill Park at 6PM.