| Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
| Boy Scouts of America
Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio
Summer Camp: We will be gathering at the fire station on Strausser St. at 10 a.m. in class "A" uniforms (both scouts and adults) to load all the personal gear, medication, pipestone and take a group photo before we leave. We will need to leave for Seven Ranges at 11 a.m. to allow time for everyone to eat the sack lunch they are brining with them. After we check in the scouts will need to find their tent and place their personal gear in the tent, change for the swim check and head down to the lake as quickly as possible. We will need some adults to setup the campsite while the boys go down for the camp swim check. Seven Ranges will only allow the adults on the roster for Sunday night to eat in the dinning hall on Sunday night so please plan accordingly. All scouts must have their Merit Badge prerequisites finished before we leave for summer camp. Any scout that does not have the prerequisites complete on Monday will not be allowed to attend the Merit Badge class.
Buckets: All scouts need a 5 gallon bucket with a lid (they may decorate it any way they wish) and their name plate attached packed with heavy items, change of shoes, or any other items that will not fit into their back packs (DO NOT PUT ANYTHING THEY WILL NEED ON THE FIRST DAY AT CAMP IN THE BUCKETS). The buckets need to be turned in on June 18th before the Court of Honor.
Medical forms: In order to participate in summer camp all scouts and adults must have a completed physical - parts A, B, & C on file. If you have not turned in your physical yet you will need to bring two copies of the physical (keep the original) and two copies of your insurance card (both sides). Seven Ranges will not allow you to stay with out them and we do not want anyone not being able to stay in camp.
Our newest Eagles: Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scouts: Mitchell, T.J. and Justin! The Eagle Rank is attained by only about 2 percent of all young men in Scouting. It represents a great deal of teamwork as a member and leader of a troop. It also represents years of hard work, strength of character, persistence and, more important, is indicative of what lies in the future. Well done, Scouts.
Merit Badge Prerequisites: All scouts must have their Merit Badge prerequisites finished before we leave for summer camp. Any scout that does not have the prerequisites complete on Monday will not be allowed to attend the Merit Badge class.
Uniforms: After Memorial Day scouts are allowed to wear class Bs to scout meetings with the following exceptions: Scout Master Conference, Board of Review, and Court of Honor. For these events scouts are expected to be in full uniform including their current rank badge.
Backpacks: We have two loaner backpack available if a scout needs one for summer camp. Many of our scouts have purchased their backpacks from discount websites such as woot.com, overstock.com or amazon.com.
SPL Elections: We will be holding elections for the next SPL at summer camp. Any scout interested in running should read and fill out the Troop Senior Patrol Leader Responsibilities and Parental Agreement and turn it into Mr. Smith ASAP. The new SPL will be announced on Thursday night during family night. The rest of the troop leadership will be finalized before we depart summer camp on Saturday so all scouts should read the Junior Leader responsibilities and come to camp knowing what positions they are prepared to fulfill. The new term will begin in August and be a six month commitment.
Mountain biking at Summer Camp: As part of the upgrades council is working on at seven ranges there will be a mountain bike trail available. This is a true off road mountain bike trail for experienced rides with a bike that is setup for off road riding which is much more difficult than the towpath. If you are interested in riding the trail please read the council flyer here You will be responsible for transporting your bike to and from seven ranges the week of summer camp. BSA safety requirements will be followed at all times.
Troop Calendar: The 2012-2013 Troop calendar is complete click here for a PDF version.
Medical Forms: BSA National has once again revised its medical form in 2011. 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.
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!
A PDF version of each program year is available in our 'Unit Information' link on the left menu.
|Event Color Key:||
|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|