Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hog Roast - Tag Sale THANK YOU to ALL!

Parents and Scouts:

I realize this Thank you is a little late, but I took yesterday off and now I am back at it! 

I really appreciated ALL that were able to help this past weekend!  What an effort by all.  I don’t know where to start…but a BIG Thanks!

We had plenty of desserts – thanks!  [we’ll use the left overs for our Court of Honor next week!]

All of the clean-up was done by 8:15 pm and I was out the door by 8:30 on Saturday Night!  Only by the help of MANY was that able to occur.  What a group we have to make this capable. Thank you to all!

Our earnings are still being tabulated – we have about 100 boy hours of work through the weekend and once we get all of the profits calculated we will report those that made money by either selling items at the Tag Sale or working the event – or Both!

As for the Hog – we do have some left over. If you wish to buy some please do so tomorrow night.  It is $10.00 per pound.  We also have a few sides left they are $5.00 per 32 oz. container – it is first come – So don’t be late if you wish to get some of the goodies.

Don’t forget to be thinking about POPCORN!  The sale has started!  Be sure to pick up your order form and any product that is available – then start to SELL-SELL-SELL!

See you tomorrow night!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hog Roast, Tag Sale, and Popcorn!

Parents and Scouts:

HOG ROAST – TAG SALE
We are getting all geared up for the Hog Roast and Tag Sale which will take place THIS coming weekend.  Click here for the sign up sheets.  If you have signed up or still wish to sign up PLEASE review the times that are still available.  [we need you!]  We have spots available  in our Hog Roast, Tag Sale and Walking in the Parade.   I will have details and be able to answer any questions tomorrow night at our meeting.  Don’t forget about the deserts needed for the Hog Roast Dinner.

POPCORN
There will be a Popcorn kick off tomorrow night at the troop meeting.  There will be samples of the popcorn products that will be for sale also for you to try.  I encourage ALL scouts to make an effort to sell a few items – all of the money that they make goes to THEIR Scout account [32% of the sale price].  Please be there to listen and get all of the details.

See you tomorrow night!

Sincerely,


Kirk Bohanan





Friday, September 8, 2017

September Newsletter and help needed for the hog roast and tag sale

Parents and Scouts:

Attached is our newsletter for September.  Remember that our BSA meetings will now be a Class A uniform attire – since we will be After Labor Day.

I have also included the October Campout permission slip, which will be the 9/29-10/1 weekend.  

We are still needing additional help for the Hog Roast and Tag Sale.  I hope that we have a great turnout for items in the sale as well.  I will have the sign-up sheets at the meeting on Tuesday for those wish to sign up.  We will also be asking for each scout to bring 2 dozen brownies, cookies, or the like for the Hog Roast dinner dessert options. These should be brought to the church on either Friday the 15th or Saturday morning the 16th before 8:30 AM.   If you have any questions about this event please let me know. 

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136 


Our Theme this Month is: Cooking
Please note the following upcoming events.  Refer to the 2017-2018 Program Plan for the complete year planning events.  Note that the plan is subject to minor changes.

1. PLC: [Patrol Leader’s Council]  Next Meeting will be October 1st at 5:00 PM
Senior Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader,
All Patrol Leader’s. & Asst. Patrol Leader’s and other Troop leadership positions Please plan to attend.


2. Troop Committee / Parent Meeting:
Next Meeting is October 1st at 6 PM at the Church
All parents are invited to attend this meeting and learn what is up coming in the Troop activities.
3.Camp-out This Month:
Camp Butler, Peninsula Ohio & Go Ape! Treetop Canopy and Zipline Course : Cleveland, OH

Date: Sept. 9-10, 2017
Location: - Peninsula Ohio & Cleveland, OH
           
Leave Saturday   9/9 @  7:00 AM
Return Sunday  9/10 @  12:30 PM
            Cost: $60
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by:  9/5/2017
4. Monthly Dues:                    “A Scout is Thrifty…”
Please keep up to date on your monthly dues.  We collect $10.00 each month for troop operation.  This can be paid or taken from your son’s Scout Account.  Scout Accounts are funded by participation in fundraising activities, and also by Kroger Plus purchases. Use Kroger Plus Card for your family food purchases. A percent of your spending at Kroger on the Kroger Plus card will go into the Boy’s Scout Account.  The Scout Account can be used to pay for Summer Camp fees, Monthly camp-out fees, Troop Dues, and Troop related expenses that are approved by the Scoutmaster. Please note that the purchase of Personal Gear is not an approved expense that your scout account will cover.

Please check with Jim Baughman on status of your son's Scout Account.

5. September Campout – THIS WEEKEND 9/9-9/10 -  BE READY!
We have our September campout coming up very quickly. We are going on a Ziplining adventure up in the Cleveland area. We will leave this coming Saturday morning.

5. Back to Class A uniforms!
After Labor Day we will be reverting back to the Class A uniforms for our BSA meetings – starting this coming Tuesday, 9/5. You should make every effort to come to the meeting in the correct attire. [You don’t play football in your BSA Uniform, so don’t wear your Football uniform to the BSA meeting – Plan accordingly]

 5. Program Plan for 2017-2018
We have finalized our next year’s program. It was e-mailed out to all Parents and scout on my e-mail list. If you did not receive this let me know or check the website.

6. Troop Tag Sale - Sept. 16th
The Tag Sale will be on the 16th of September. It will coincide with the Arts in the Alley weekend activity [Hog Roast Too!]. Plan to bring items for the sale on Friday evening, September 15th for setting up the event. Remember that 75% of what you sell at this event will go to your son’s scout account. These items should already be marked and priced. We will need both parents and scouts to work this event. If you can sign up please let Kirk Bohanan know.

7. Hog Roast Fund-raiser - Sept. 16th
We will hold our 9th annual Hog Roast Fund-raiser. It will be September 16th at the church. PLEASE plan on attending and Helping out. The boys will earn money for their Scout Accounts. We will need Desserts! We would like each scout to bring 1-2 dozen cookies or Brownies on Friday 9/15 or early Saturday morning 9/16 for part of the Hog roast dinners that we will prepare.

8. Walking in the Art in the Alley Parade - Sept. 16th
We have been asked to assist in carrying a large American Flag in the Arts in the Alley Parade along with other scouts form other Troops. I will need 5-6 scouts to do this activity. Others will be needed to also walk and advertise the Hog Roast and Tag Sale. That will be done with the Pack 136 group.

9. Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be held this month
We will hold Two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. The first will be for Jared Brode on Sunday September 17th at the First Presbyterian Church. We will also have a Court of Honor for Spencer Wolfe on September 24th, also at the church, We will have times of these events out later this month, but mark your calendar for these events. We hope all can attend to help celebrate with these Scouts and their families

10. BSA Health Forms
HEALTH FORMS from summer camp are now on file for the next 9 months. If you did not go to summer camp you should have at least Part A and Part B of the New Health Form submitted to the troop. [Part C is the visit to the Doctor’s office]. This is important information that we take on our outdoor outings in case of an emergency. Please help us by getting this information into the Troop. As any medications change please update Part A of your son’s form.

11. POPCORN SALE STARTS THIS MONTH - SELL-SELL SELL!
We will have our Popcorn Kick off on September 13th at the Troop meeting. Please plan to be there to get all of the information on product and prize incentives. The sale will begin 17th of September. Product pick-up will be the weekend of September 16th at the church. More details on this at the popcorn kickoff on the 12th. The sale will go on through the first week of November.

12. Troop Court of Honor – Sept. 26th
We will have our Fall Court of Honor on September 26th at the First Presbyterian Church, starting at 7:00. All Advancement for this COH will need to be turned in by September 19th. Please plan to have your parents come and be apart of this event. The scouts will be asked to bring a dessert for this event.

13. October Campout – Ohio Valley Camporee 9/29-10/1
We will have our Fall Ohio Valley Camporee during the weekend of September 29-October 1. It will be at Mt Oval in Circleville. I have permission slips for this event so we can start to prepare for the outing. Please note the date being very early in October and we will need to get the permission slips back by the 9/26 Scout meeting.

14. Kroger Plus card usage - important reminder...
If you currently are using the Kroger Community Rewards program to support the Troop you need to follow up as directed to get credit for you scout account. You will need to go to your Kroger reward website and print off the page that tells how much you have contributed toward our organization in the community rewards section. You will have until the end of September to bring the documentation of your participation in the rewards section area to get your credit for the latest amount received.


October’s Theme is First Aid 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reminders for Campout this weekend

Scouts and Leaders:

For those going this weekend:

Don’t forget to bring you helmet – check your bike out to make sure you are ready for the hike.
Bring your water bottle
It would be a good idea to have a small day pack for carrying your lunch [we will make that morning at camp]

If you wish to fish – bring your gear [over 16 needs a license]
If you want to wade in the river – bring gear for that too.

Let’s have fun!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Popcorn Kernel(s) needed

Parents:

This fall is coming up fast and the annual Boy Scout  Popcorn Sale is to kick off in September.  We are still on the hunt for a person[s] to take the role as our Troop Popcorn Kernal.  The Boy Scouts have a training class put on by the Council that will be 8/15 or 8/23 to get anyone up to speed on how it is to be done.  Please respond back to me asap if you are interested and I can get you the details.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Newsletter

Our Theme this Month is:  Sports
Please note the following upcoming events.  Refer to the 2016-2017 Program Plan for the complete year planning events.  Note that the plan is subject to minor changes.

1. PLC: [Patrol Leader’s Council]
Next Meeting will be August 6th at 5:00 pm
Senior Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader,
All Patrol Leader’s. & Asst. Patrol Leader’s and other Troop leadership positions Please plan to attend.

2. Troop Committee / Parent Meeting:
Next Meeting is August 6th at 6:00 PM at the Church.
All parents are invited to attend this meeting and learn what is up coming in the Troop activities.

3.Camp-out this Month:
This month’s campout a
Date: Aug. 19-20 [1 Night]
Location: Marrow, Ohio
            Little Miami Canoe Livery
Leave Saturday @ 7:30 AM
Return Sunday @ 12:00 PM
            Cost: $14
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by:  8/15/2017
4. Monthly Dues:                    “A Scout is Thrifty…”
Please keep up to date on your monthly dues.  We collect $10.00 each month for troop operation.  This can be paid or taken from your son’s Scout Account.  Scout Accounts are funded by participation in fundraising activities, and also by Kroger Plus purchases. Use Kroger Plus Card for your family food purchases. A percent of your spending at Kroger on the Kroger Plus card will go into the Boy’s Scout Account.  The Scout Account can be used to pay for Summer Camp fees, Monthly camp-out fees, Troop Dues, and Troop related expenses that are approved by the Scoutmaster. Please note that the purchase of Personal Gear is not an approved expense that your scout account will cover.

Please check with Jim Baughman on status of your son's Scout Account.


5. Become a Den Chief for the Cub Pack  
You can become a Den Chief – You must be First Class Rank and go through a training course. This course will be given at the end of August..  This will count as a position of Leadership Responsibility, which is needed for the Ranks from Star to Eagle.  See Kirk for details.

6. Camp out this month
The troop will be going camping this month August 19th  to Marrow Ohio – planning to stay at the Little Miami Cone Livery where the scouts will bike.   To go biking, you must prepare yourself and make sure your bike is ready – and you must wear a Bike helmet.[cost will be $14.00] 

7. Program Plan for 2017-2018
We have developed our next year’s program. Look for this to be out soon. Remember - some updates and change may occur throughout the year.

8. Troop Tag Sale - Sept. 16th
The Tag Sale will be on the 16th of September.  It will coincide with the Arts in the Alley weekend activity [Hog Roast Too!].  Plan to bring items for the sale on Friday, September 15th for setting up the event. Remember that 75% of what you sell at this event will go to your son’s scout account. These items should already be marked and priced.  We will need both parents and scouts to work this event.  If you can sign up please let Kirk Bohanan know. 

9. Hog Roast Fund-raiser Next Month Too! [Sept. 16th]
We will hold our annual Hog Roast Fund-raiser.  It will be September 16th at the church.  PLEASE plan on attending and HELP out.  See additional e-mails and information about this event.  The boys will earn money for their Scout Accounts.

10. BSA Health Forms
HEALTH FORMS from Summer camp are now on file for the next 12 months.   If you did not go to summer camp you should have at least Part A and Part B of the New Health Form submitted to the troop.  [Part C is the visit to the Doctor’s office]. This is important information that we take on our outdoor outings in case of an emergency.  Please help us by getting this information into the Troop. As any medications change please update Part A of your son’s form.  PLEASE MAKE A COPY AND TURN ONE IN TO THE TROOP.  KEEP ONE FOR YOUR RECORDS AND JUST INCASE WE MISPLACE OUR COPY.

11. POPCORN SALE STARTS IN SEPTEMBER!
We will have our Popcorn Kick off in September.  Please be ready to get all of the information on product and prize incentives.  The sale will begin in late September. We will have information on when and where you can get popcorn for take and deliver orders.

12. Court of Honor – Sept. 26th
We will have our Fall Court of Honor on September 26th at the First Presbyterian Church, starting at 7:00.   This ceremony will award all of the advancement that has been earned this summer.  All Advancement for this COH will need to be turned in by September 19th. Please plan to have your parents come and be apart of this event. 


September’s Theme is Cooking      

Friday, July 28, 2017

Need help fro the softball trash cleanup this weekend


Scouts:

OK – we had some additional sign-ups tonight at the meeting for this weekend’s trash clean up at Fryer Park – thank you to those who are on the list.

BUT….

WE have 10 – 12 additional scouts needed for the Saturday evening and Sunday evening time slots.  If you are in the troop, and are in town this week end and not committed to something else – then you should be on this list!

This is a great opportunity for you – the scouts to help earn your own way in scouting.  Please respond back to me as to WHEN you are able to assist

Please don’t let your troop down – we need you!   Additional parents are also welcome!


Thank you.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136