Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
Boy Scouts of America

Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio

Hetuck District

 


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Buckeye Council #436

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Wright Patterson Air Force Museum: April 12th - 13th we will be traveling to the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum in Dayton. The scouts and adult leaders will wear their Class A uniforms during the tour of the Museum. Permission slips are due at the April 8th troop meeting, we are ordering box lunches so a sandwich selection included on the permission slip.

Summer Camp: If we can't have warm weather we might as well have warm thoughts. The final payment is due to Mr. Smith by April 8th, $145.00 ($50.00 for adults).  If all these deadlines are met the cost of camp will be reduced for all scouts by $20.00 and adult leaders by $5.00. Please make checks payable to Troop 935.  If these dates are not met the total cost of camp will be $265.00 ($115.00 of adults) so please be prompt with your payments.

Summer Camp: Council has released the final list of merit badges to be offered at summer camp this year there are some changes to the badges being offered so please review the new list, prerequisites and fees with your scout. Each scout must receive approval from Mr. Smith on his merit badge selection before turning in his wish list to Mr. & Mrs. Kalmar. The scoutmasters will be reviewing the selections with the scouts and collect the forms on April 15th. If your son will not be at the meeting on the 15th your scout will need to get with Mr. Smith before the 15th to review his selection and submit his form.

Pipestone Wood: With the snow gone and the almost nice weather all scouts going for their first through fourth year pipestone should be collecting their pipestone wood. Any scout with questions should ask a fourth or fifth year scout for help.

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout: Congratulations to Matt R. on becoming the 60th Eagle from Troop 935. He joins a small percentage of Boy Scouts who have earned the Eagle Rank which epitomizes Scouting's best efforts and beliefs. May the high goals and ideals that have guided you here, continue to inspire you in the years ahead.

Law Merit Badge: On April 18th Buckeye Council will again be offering the Law Merit Badge, this is a fun merit badge that will allow the scouts to see how our legal system works. Since you will be visiting courtrooms and having lunch at a restaurant class A uniforms are required for this event.  You can register for this on line at Buckeye Council's website or by sending the registration form (this also has the schedule of events) into council.

Scout-O-Rama: May 10th Buckeye Council is brining back the Scout-O-Rama from 10am to 2pm and they need volunteers to run the different stations. We are signed up for a Dutch Oven station and need to be there to setup at 7am. Please let Mr. Smith know if you will be able to help with the station and what time you can be there. We need help from both the scouts and the adult leaders to make this event successful.

Assistant Scout Master Training: Buckeye Council is offering the Scout Master Training on April 11th - 12th at seven ranges. This is required training for all Scout Masters and Assistant Scout Masters and will allow you act as Scout Master if Mr. Smith is not present at any function or event.

Eagle projects: This post will be kept open as we have several Scouts arranging work days for their projects. If you have a need for a posting please send an email to Mr. Smith to get this updated with current information. The latest Life to Eagle Packet has been posted and should be reviewed by all Scouts once they earn the Life Rank.

Cooking Merit Badge: Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking merit badge is required to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working toward Eagle, unless he fulfilled all the rank requirements—with the exception of his board of review— before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.

  Sea Base: Council is putting together a contingent for Sea Base for the summer of 2014 with plans to take part in the SCUBA adventure.  Here is the flyer with the age requirements, cost and date information. There is a chance the travel dates will be different depending on the availability of flights and which airport is used.  If you would like to join in the Sea Base adventure please see Mr. Smith for more information.  Remember this is is called high adventure for a reason only strong swimmers and scouts that are in good physical condition should plan on attending.

Philmont: Council is putting together a contingent for Philmont for the summer of 2014.  Here is the flyer with the  age requirements, cost and date information. There is a chance the travel dates will be different depending on the availability of flights and which airport is used.  If you would like to join this event please see Mr. Smith for more information.  Please keep in mine you will need to be able to adjust to the different elevation to be able to partake in this event.

 Medical Forms:  BSA National has once again revised its medical form in 2014. The form consists of 4 parts:  Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Part D is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C. Click here for more info.

 New BSA advancement requirements:  A new edition of Boy Scout requirements released in January 2010 includes revised requirements for all of the ranks, major revisions to 5 merit badges, minor changes to 12 merit badges and the requirements for a new Scuba Diving merit badge. If a Scout started work toward a rank before January 1, 2010 using the requirements that were current before January 1, 2010, he may complete THAT RANK ONLY using the old requirements. Click here or visit our Advancement page for details.

Troop Calendar: The 2013-2014 Troop calendar is complete click here for a PDF version.

Upcoming Deadlines:

March 11th Dutch Oven Permission Slip


Misc:

  Homesickness: This is a fantastic article from a past Scouting magazine issue pertaining to dealing with homesickness. It gives a lot of good advice for leaders and parents pertaining to how we should deal with it. Please pay specific attention to the section titled 'Set up a no-call policy'. We have had to deal with this issue frequently. This is a reason we do not allow cell phones to be seen at campouts. While we can't control use inside a tent, we hope parents will understand, support, and reinforce our position to your sons. Not a Happy Camper

  Welcome to the latest iteration of the Troop 935 website! Take a look around; if something isn't working right let us know. If you would like anything added, let us know that as well. Hopefully, all of the forms you need are readily available in one of the four headers on the left under 'Forms'. We have a few things to do here yet, including adding more to our picture pages and try a password protection area for family contact information, committee meeting minutes, Scoutmaster reports, Scout account status, summer camp payment status by Scout, and other things. For you 'old timers' out there, there are plenty of things that are missing and gaps that need filled in, so please feel free to contribute or offer missing details!


 

This Month's Schedule

A PDF version of each program year is available in our 'Unit Information' link on the left menu.


     
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Last updated: 9/25/2013

  

  Troop function - All Scouts are expected to attend & adults leaders are needed to attend.
  Troop adult leaders and/or junior leader function - All Scout parents are encouraged to attend, adult leaders need to attend, and junior leaders may need to attend.
  Council/District/Sippo Lodge function - voluntary training and other Scouting activities.
  Pack activities or other service hour opportunities.
  Federal/Religious Holidays or other notable non-Scouting events.
  School functions (JA – Jackson; NC – North Canton; GR – Green).
  For Council's latest calendar: Buckeye Council Calendar