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

THUNDERBASE!!!
SIMON KENTON COUNCIL CAMPOREE

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 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

Dec 16

High Adventure – 2018 & 2019

Come learn about two great High-Adventure opportunities. Get details, see pictures, help create the plans for these trips.

Canoe Canada 2018

INFORMATION MEETING – Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at the church

What: Canoeing for 5 days in the Canadian Boundary waters. This is the most isolated trip our troop undertakes. Beautiful scenery, paddling, navigation, bald eagles every day, fishing (and eating).

When:
Depart Worthington June 15, 2018 @ 6 PM
Return Worthington June 24, 2018 @ 6 PM

Cost: approximately $700 includes transportation, canoes, and food.

Payment Schedule
January 30, 2018 – $100 (you must commit and pay by this date)
March 1, 2018 – $250
May 1, 2018 – $350

Philmont 2019

INFORMATION MEETING – Monday December 18, 2017

What: Backpacking 12 days in the mountains of Northern New Mexico at the Philmont Scout Ranch. There will be activities along the way such as black powder rifles, rock climbing, spar pole climbing, challenge events, burro racing, fishing, mountain biking, and many more.

When:
Depart Worthington Thursday evening (7 PM) June 20, 2019
Return Worthington Saturday morning (8 AM) July 6, 2019

Cost: $1,650 includes transportation, and everything at Philmont. Does not include meals on the trip out and back or souvenirs.

Payment Schedule
January 15, 2018 – $200 (you must commit and pay by this date)
August 1, 2018 – $500
November 1, 2018 – $500
February 1, 2019 – $450

All payments are non-refundable except in the case of injury (reason must be accepted by Philmont).

There are scholarships available, applications will be available in October of 2018.

 

Dec 12

Jerry Roderick awarded James E. West Fellowship Award

Jerry Roderick, scoutmaster, was awarded the James E. West Fellowship yesterday at the BSA Troop 365 Fall Court of Honor.

The James E. West Fellowship Award is named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson’s observation that “an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.” Scouting today is the “lengthened shadow” of more than three decades of the farseeing and dedicated leadership of Dr. James E. West.

Our own scoutmaster Jerry Roderick has cast his own “lengthened shadow” for everything that he has done to support the boys in our troop.

Please congratulate Jerry the next time you see him!

Nov 13

Wreaths Across America – December 16

On Saturday, December 16, Troop 365 has been invited to participate in Wreaths Across America, a national program to remember the fallen and honor those that serve.  We will be joining with others in the Worthington community to lay wreaths on the graves at Flint Road and Walnut Grove cemeteries. A short program at noon at Flint Cemetery is the start and Troop 365 has been asked to post and retire the colors.  We need as many Scouts as possible, parents too.  Service hours will be earned!  A sign-up sheet is available at each troop meeting.

Nov 11

Turkey Shoot Rendezvous 2017

Turkey Shoot Rendezvous 2017
November 17-19, 2017

The annual Troop 365 Turkey Shoot is back this year at Chief Logan Reservation, Shawnee Rendezvous Camp. Activities will include rifle and shotgun shooting, archery, tomahawk throwing, atlatl-propelled spears, pioneering, first aid, and emergency drill. Back by popular demand are the Seneca Run, the Fry Pan Toss, and, of course, the Trading Post. Camping and cooking will be by patrol, with main dish (turkey, what else? well, ham, too) provided by the adults. The campfire will be memorable. Don’t miss this most excellent and popular outing!!!

WHO: Scouts, Leaders, and Parents

WHEN: Be at the Church on Friday, November 17, by 5:30PM—Leave by 6:00PM
Return to the Church on Sunday by 1:00PM

BRING: Class A Uniform on the Bus!!! Enough other clothing for the entire weekend and for the weather! MESS KIT! SEE HANDOUT FOR WHAT ELSE TO BRING.

DO NOT BRING: Your own ammo! or your own weapon, unless it was already inspected by the range master.

COST: $35.00

Turkey Shoot Permission Form 2017

Sep 16

Cyber-Chip Meeting – September 18

Cyber-Chip Meeting – Monday September 18

Scouts will learn about online safety and responsible use of the Internet and digital resources.

Before the meeting, scouts should work with their parents to establish/update their Internet Use Agreement, which outlines acceptable use policy for the scout.

Scouts who have previously earned their Cyber Chip should bring it to the meeting so it can be renewed. New Cyber Chip cards will be presented to scouts who have not previously earned one.

Aug 10

Linda Crawford-Cloud

Dear Scouts and Scouters. Please take note of the obituary regarding Linda Crawford-Cloud, wife of Mike Hock. Family and friends will gather in a celebration of Linda’s life at the family home 1060 Morning Street in Worthington, Ohio 43085 this Saturday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Linda Crawford-Cloud of Worthington, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of August 2, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband Michael Hock, three sons Chris Cloud (Jenny Cloud), Ben Hock (Barbara Sullivan), and Andy Hock (Teresa Segura), five grandchildren Colin, Camden and Colson Cloud and Elle and Phoebe Hock, and her sister Diana Woodward. Linda was born March 29, 1943 to parents Bertha and Herbert Crawford in Dayton, Ohio. She was a graduate of Fairborn High School, Heidelberg College (BA), The Ohio State University (MA, Journalism), and Capital University Law School (JD). An accomplished leader, Linda built caring relationships with the people that she worked with and the people she loved. Her range was broad. She worked with the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department for 12 years, served as Deputy Director of Columbus Human Services Department, directed the Central Ohio Regional AIDS Services planning project for the Columbus Department of Health, and served the Columbus Community Services Department in workforce development for 13 years. Earlier career contributions include Executive Director of the Juvenile Probation Council, which later merged to become Directions for Youth and Families. Linda’s career in community service culminated in her work with the Board of the Worthington Resource Pantry.

Linda’s dedication to family and her adventurous spirit were unique. Linda focused on, loved, and was loved in return by her children–men and women alike–and her grandchildren. Her passion for adventure, people and places manifested in numerous treks across the country and back with her husband Mike and dog Wally, visiting pathways and places in the beautifully curious style of “Mr. and Mrs. Fox.” We will carry her spirit with us, always. Family and friends will gather in a celebration of Linda’s life at the family home 1060 Morning Street in Worthington, Ohio 43085 this Saturday, August 12th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers or material gifts, consider making a donation to the Worthington Resource Pantry in Linda’s name or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington. Condolences to www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com.

 

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 9, 2017