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
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.

 

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

Feb 23

Spring Break Patriot’s Point — April 7-11

Spring Break — Patriot’s Point

When: April 7-11 2017 (the first half of spring break)

What: The highlight of the trip will be spending the night on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. We will be participating in their simulated Aviation program. Our other stops include the USS North Carolina battleship, CSS Hunley naval submarine, and Fort Sumter. Keep in mind this trip is a once in a blue moon deal!

Cost: The cost for this trip will be $160.

$76 deposit due on February 20th at the scout meeting to cover the Yorktown ship reservation.
$84 balance due March 27th, 2017 to cover food, transportation, and other expenses.
Please make checks out to BSA Troop 365

This may seem like a high price; however after researching it’s actually lower than what other troops have charged. If you have any further questions about the cost please contact Mr. Gansl (Rat) , Mrs. Prosser, or Mr. Roderick.

If the cost is a factor in not going please contact Mr. Roderick for further guidance. DON’T FORGET THAT MONEY FROM YOUR ESCROW ACCOUNT CAN ALSO BE USED TO PAY FOR OUTINGS.

Nov 29

L.A. Beach Party Campout – December 9-11

2016 L.A. BEACH PARTY SURFING-MOVIE PREMIER CAMPOUT

What: Camping at the Beach!! Bring your best as we compete in various beach activities & games! If THAT isn’t enough, then we have candy for the winners! And if that’s not enough STILL, we’ll be making a movie throughout the day, and watch that “ship wreck” (ha ha) during our movie premiers Saturday night, complete with popcorn and cotton candy! SO– bring your Class A shirt, and your Hawaiian beach shirt, other clothes for the climate, mess kit, Scout handbook, and a BIG appetite for your favorite tropical foods! Surf board optional.

When: Friday, December 9 —meet at the Church at 5:30PM; leave by 6PM
We return to the Church by Sunday, December 11 2016 at 12:30PM.

Cost: $20.00—includes transportation, lodging, food, and THE FUN!

LA Beach Party Permission Form

Jan 13

Presidents Day Weekend – February 12-15

When: We meet at the church Friday Feb 12th at 7:00AM to finish loading the bus and depart by 7:30AM. We return to the church on Monday Feb 15th at around 4:30PM.

Where: Jelly Stone Campground, Mammoth Cave Area, Kentucky

What: We’ll be headed to Lincoln’s birthplace, boyhood home, and museum. Along with Mammoth Cave with over 400 miles of mapped cave, also holding the record for worlds largest cave. On the way down we’ll be stopping at General George Patton’s Museum of Leadership, where there will be tanks to see and much more. We’ll be tent camping at Jelly Stone Campground just 10 minutes away from Mammoth Cave. The campground features heated showers and flush toilets. Average temperatures for the area we will be staying at are high 40’s during the day, and low 30’s at night (Turkey Shoot weather!). We’ll take the large white tarp shelter and heaters like we did for Valley Forge in case the weather is colder than expected. Remember, we’ll be on the bus, or in a museum, or in Mammoth Cave for a good part of both Saturday and Sunday, all of which will be warm. So, join us and come along for the ride in a once in a lifetime event.

How Much: $67 to cover cost of campsite, admissions to Mammoth Cave, Museums, Gas and Food.

Presidents Day 2016 Permission Form

Jan 13

Bushwhack Hike – January 24

When: We meet at the Church Sunday, January 24, at 7:00AM to load up and leave soon thereafter. We return to the Church Sunday, January 24, at around 5:00PM.

Where: John Bryan State Park / Clifton Gorge, outside Yellow Springs, Ohio

What: Hiking the beautiful trail, in stunning winter splendor, around Clifton Gorge; mid-way, we stop at Clifton Mill for a meal of your choice, might be pancakes bigger than your head or a bison burger or whatever; we finish the hike, and then finish the event with a stop at Young’s Jersey Dairy for ice cream. A solid troop tradition! Definitely dress for the weather, particularly layered clothing and including very good hiking boots.

How Much: $10.00 to cover the transportation and the patch that is bigger than your head. Bring extra money ($20 or so) for lunch and ice cream!

Bushwhack 2016 Permission Form