no later than 12/13/16
*Please include total number of guests attending*
Fri, March 18, 6:00pm – Sun, March 20, 11:59am
Quail Hollow State Park: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/quailhollow
Troop 385 is proud to announce its latest Scout to earn his Eagle rank, CJ Heckel.
Please join CJ, his family, and the troop in celebration as CJ is honored at his Eagle Court of Honor on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall at Bath UCC.
CJ has shown great leadership and commitment to Troop 385. Let us show CJ how much we appreciate him as a member and leader within our troop.
Please save the date and RSVP with the number of people attending from your family by March 25, 2016.
Date: 04/09/2016 (Sat.)
Time: 6:00pm EST
Location: Fellowship Hall
Contact: Ellyn Kastelic
Title: Mohican Camping Trip
Start Date: 2015-05-15
Start Time: 18:00
End Date: 2015-05-17
End Time: 09:00
Per the calendar, we are camping 3/20, but just one night. Plan on the following:
6:00 p.m. 3/20 depart Bath Church parking lot. Please arrive by 5:45 to load gear, etc.
8:00 p.m. 3/21 return to Bath Church parking lot.
Destination: Quail Hollow State Park http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/quailhollow#activities
Please bring permission slips to the Tuesday meeting. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf
For now let’s plan on this as “winter camping” and observe the equipment checklist from our website, found here http://www.troop385.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Troop-385-Winter-Camping.pdf FIRST YEAR FAMILIES, LET’S REVIEW THIS LIST AS A PART OF OUR MEETING ON TUESDAY
First year families please be reminded we will meet and review details on Troop operations, requirements, planning, uniforms, etc. during the regular Tuesday meeting. Happy to take all questions.
The annual scout favorite Electronics Campout took play Dec 5-7th at the Manatoc Eagle Lodge. Video games, PC’s, TV’s, speaker systems and even a projector were all present making for a very loud but fun time. As always, this was a very well attended event and enjoyed by all (well the boys mostly). The size of the troop and attendance has begun to overwhelm the recipient organizations for the traditional Saturday morning community service project.
1/2 of the scouts went to Peter Maurin Center, S. Main St. in Akron (same site as last year–bagging lunches, prepping toiletry bags, then heading down under the Y bridge for distribution to tent city folks) no web page for this outfit, but a bit of a write up at Maurin Center shelter at capacity; room for more at Haven of Rest. The other 1/2 to Gennesaret where they packe take-home grocery bags for the needed and prepare and serve a hot meal http://www.gennesaret.net/
Both projects took place from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.will provide the boys with the opportunity to actively engage the needy, followed by lunch at the Akron Family Restaurant.
A big thank you to all of the Scout leaders and Chaperones. This event required transportation support and with out your help the community service projects would not take place.
We are camping at Quail Hollow State Park this weekend. Big change is we will be returning Saturday evening. The weather makes it more likely than not Scouts, especially the younger, will be too wet to sleep comfortably. Importantly, all objectives should have been achieved by Saturday evening.
Depart–Friday the 14th: Bath Church 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. hike; 2:00 p.m. Service project; 4:00 p.m. flag retirement; dinner to follow.
Potential mountain bike riding, time tba; keeping an eye on the weather for this. Scouts should tentatively bring bikes–flat bed trailer available for transport.
Return–Saturday the 15th: Bath Church, 8:30 p.m.
Scouts should bring all normal, winter gear and regular camping gear. Also bring scissors to assist in preparation of flags for retirement.
We have a Court of Honor this Tuesday, February 25th. It will be at the Fellowship Hall, which is the building behind the church. We will have a potluck dinner prior to presenting the boys with their badges and rank advancements. This is an important night for the boys to share their accomplishments with us. All families are encouraged to attend. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. In an effort to get a variety of dishes we would like to suggest food items by last name. We have flipped the order of last names for main dishes and side dishes from last Court of Honor to give families different options. This Court of Honor-
*Last names starting with A though L, please bring a SIDE DISH
*Last names starting with M through Z, please bring a MAIN DISH
As usual, if you want to bring a dessert to share that would be great – we can never have too many desserts!
The troop will provide drinks and table settings.
Remember also, this time of year we receive a Friends of Scouting presentation, (tonight). For the uninitiated, this is the Great Trail Council soliciting contributions in their annual campaign. This is a pretty simple analysis: Dues to the Troop and (for most) the popcorn we sell do not begin to cover the actual cost of Scouting. Please consider your ability to participate in FOS.
Please have your sons in the Training Lodge parking lot (same lot as for the electronics “camp in”) at or after 6:00 p.m. this Friday. Look for the trailer. Please feed your son first.
Please plan on picking up Saturday night, 10:00 p.m.
This is not the first cold weather/winter camping for most of the boys, and Mr. Sauer reviewed cold weather camping guidelines with first years on Tuesday. If you need further instruction on how to prepare/pack please see the Troop web site at http://www.troop385.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Troop-385-Winter-Camping.pdf
Boys who are not camping over on Friday are welcome and encouraged to come for the day Saturday.
Pray for snow!!
Meeting this week, 12/10 is a “Troop Swim” at the Copley H.S. pool. Pool does not open for us until 8:00 p.m. (lessons until that time), so please have your son there by 7:45 p.m. so he can change, shower and hit the pool deck. Boys were advised to bring their swim tags from Summer Camp if they have them, so as to skip the swim test and get right in; otherwise, we will be running the test for skills designations. Swimming will go from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting for the week of 12/16 (next week) as follows: The troop will be having their Popcorn Sale reward party on Wednesday, December 18th from 7-9 at Kendall Cliffs. This is an indoor rock climbing facility. Directions and more information can be found at kendallcliffs.com. We will be serving pizza, chips and cupcakes.
THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR TUESDAY MEETING ON 12/17
Please forward to Marjorie Dye your RSVP so she will know how much food to provide.
All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Kendall Cliffs. This can easily be done online at kendallcliffs.com.
IF THERE IS NO WAIVER ON FILE, YOUR SCOUT WILL NOT BE ROCK CLIMBING!
Thanks! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Marjorie Dye.