Monday, November 28, 2016

December Newsletter

Our Theme this Month is: Government
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 December 4th 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 Sunday December 4th 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. Activity this Month:
This month’s activity:
Vertical Adventures – Columbus, Ohio
Date: Dec. 10, 2016
Location: Columbus Ohio
            Meet Saturday @ 11:15 AM
Return Saturday @ 2:45 PM
                Cost: $20.00 
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by:  12/6/2016
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. BSA Health Forms
HEALTH FORMS from Summer Camp are now on file.   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 keep a copy of this form for your records - and in case I misplace them.

6. December Outing – Vertical Adventures!
Our outing for December is a trip to Vertical Adventures here in Columbus.  Those interested in learning to climb or a true “Monkey ” then  this outing is for you!  We will be going on December 10th.  Cost is $20.00.  Please make sure to fill out the Online Wavier that is needed to go.  Link to this is wavier is on the permission slip.

7. Popcorn Sale Update
The popcorn sale is completed and you should have received your popcorn orders by now.  If you have not, please get them at our next troop meeting.  Plan to have the orders all out to your customers and money turned in by 12/06.  Once your money has been turned in we will get you your popcorn prize that you requested.
 
8. Advancement Changes Coming in 2017
Just a reminder that on January 1, 2017 all rank advancement requirements will be update to the requirements that went into effect on January 1, 2016.  This past year you have had the opportunity to phase into the new requirements.  If you just joined this past spring, you have no worries.  Others that have been in the troop for a while will have to look at the requirements needed now and update your book for them.  Don’t be disappointed by the changes, just work on getting them done.

9. Kroger Rewards Program – Current Statement ready for disbursement.
We have received our quarterly statement from the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  Please go on-line and retrieve your statement, then turn this information into Mr. Baughman.  If you are not currently participating in this program and would like get started please let ask for details.

10. Snow campout Planning - Jan. 13-15

Our planning for the January outing has started. We will be going to Camp Manatoc in Peninsula Ohio for the weekend, leaving on Friday January 13th. We will be going to Brandy Wine for snow sport activities on Saturday, January 14th. This will include either snow skiing, snow boarding, or snow tubing. Costs will be approximate $40.00 for snow tubing and $70 for Snow skiing or snow boarding. More details as we get closer. I will have 25 spots in the cabin; any above this amount will be tent camping if they wish to go.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Campout this weekend

For those going on the campout this weekend:

I noticed that the newsletter called us leaving at 6:30 but the permission slip stated 7:00 PM.  With that discrepancy I will hold off from leaving until 7PM [unless all are there earlier].  Sorry for the confusion. 

We will camp in the Lake Hope State Park on Friday night and then hit the Zaleski Trail on Saturday morning.

Just a few notes about this trip.
      1.    We will be camping in tents (or a shelter you build). If you need a troop tent you should have already let me know that you need one.  Tarps too.  If you still need one PLEASE let me know asap.  If you have your own tent / tarp you may bring it on this outing. Plan accordingly.
      2.    You need to bring your own food and gear to cook with.  If you need a stove then plan accordingly.  You can team up with others; just make sure to plan this out.  Your lunch should be a trail meal; with no cooking required.  Plan your cooked meals at breakfast and dinner. 
      3.    It will be cool and possibly wet.  Please plan accordingly.  A stocking hat at night will keep you warmer in your sleeping bag.  Plan your warmth layers so you can add or take off to keep from getting too hot on the trail.  Once we stop you will get cool fast;  that’s when you need to add a layer.
      4.    You will need to have water for the starting on the trail.  There is water available along the trail and in our campsite.
      5.    We will have the option to either do the 2 miles in and out for a shorter trek,  or 8 miles in and 2 miles out on the longer trek.  All gear will have to be hiked in that you will need for the weekend.
      6.    Your pack [with food and tent gear] should only be approximately 20-25% of your weight. 
      7.    BE SURE TO WEAR A BELT!  This will keep your pants from falling down as you back pack on the trail.  DON’T FORGET!
      8.    Plan to have a change of clothes for sleeping.  Socks too!  This will make you warmer at night when you get out of the clothes that have your perspiration on them from the day’s activity.
      9.    Boots please!
      10. Each of us should have a simple first aid kit that can take care of those cuts and blisters along the trail.  I will have a troop first aid kit, but you can do the simple care as you have been trained.

If you have any questions please send me a note that I can respond to.  It is much better to get your planning for this event done before you go.  That way we will have a successful trip.

See you on Friday night!


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Urgent Popcorn Request!!

Parents and Scouts:

IMPORTANT!

Please read the note below from our popcorn kernal on the need to know about your popcorn sales with Military Donations.  Please contact him ASAP if you have sold any Military Donations and how many of each.

Thank you.


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Last Chance Popcorn Turn In/Checkout

Parents and scouts:

Please see the note from our Popcorn Kernal.  If you still have any product that need to be turned in please make it to the church tomorrow night.  All needs to be in by this time.
Thanks.  Make sure to bring your popcorn order form and pick your prize in the appropriate level.

Thank you.

Kirk

From: Wade Lunsford
Subject: Last Chance Popcorn Turn In/Checkout

Kirk,
   Can you please forward this on to the troop?

I will be at the church tomorrow night, Thursday 11/3, from 6:30-8:00 for one last turn in and check out of popcorn.  If I am not in the lobby, I will be in the hallway by the cub scout closet.

Thanks,

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Newsletter


Our Theme this Month is: Wilderness Survival
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 November 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 Sunday November 6th 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:
This month’s campout:
Backpacking on the Zaleski Backpack Trail; Lake Hope State Park Area
Date: Nov. 18-20 [2 Nights]
Location:   Lake Hope State Park, Nelsonville, Ohio
  Leave Friday @ 6:30 PM
Return Sunday @ 11:30AM
  Cost: $0.00  But buy your own food 
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by:  11/15/2016
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. BSA Health Forms
HEALTH FORMS from summer camp are now on file.   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 keep a copy of this form for your records - and in case I misplace them.

6. Eagle Scout Update!
Troop 136 is proud to announce that Harry Cencer will be holding his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on November 6th at 3 PM – at the First Presbyterian Church.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.   Please plan to come and help give Harry a well-deserved event.  Congratulations Harry!

7.Troop Elections – Nov. 1
For those Scout wanting to work on their positions of responsibility within the troop, we will be holding our troop elections on November 1st for Senior Patrol Leader & Patrol Leaders.  Other positions will be available as well for those needing leadership roles within the troop for advancement. Those newly elected will be put to work quickly as the November PLC will be 11/6/2016 at 5 PM. 

8.No Troop Meeting – Nov. 8
Note that we will not have a scout meeting on November 8th due to the National Election

9. Popcorn Sale Update
The popcorn sale will come to an end on November 1st.  ALL popcorn orders must be turned in Tuesday 11/1.  Any money collected should be turned is as well.  Popcorn will be delivered toward the end of the month. 

10. Backpacking Trip - Nov. 18-20
We are planning to go backpacking this month - down on the Zaleski Backpack Trail.  We will be leaving Friday night [11/18] and staying at Lake Hope State Park then onto the trail Saturday [11/19].  The hike will be either 4 miles or 10 miles which every you wish to complete; and assuming we have enough adult leaders that will go on both treks. Please start your preparation now - each scout/adult will be responsible for your own food and cooking gear.  Troop tents or your own may be used.

11. Snow campout Planning - Jan. 13-15, 2017
Our planning for the January outing has started.  We will be going to Camp Manatoc in Peninsula Ohio for the weekend, leaving on Friday January 13.  We will be going to Brandy Wine for snow sport activities on Saturday, January 14th.  This will include either snow skiing, snow boarding, or snow tubing.  Costs will be approximate $40.00 for snow tubing and $70 for Snow skiing or snow boarding.  More details as we get closer.  I will be planning on tent camping with a cabin to possibly be cooking in for the weekend.  Please start planning accordingly. 


December's Theme is Government 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Tuesday night Popcorn is due and is elections!

Parents and Scouts:

Happy Halloween!

I hope all are safe tonight on the ghoulish quest for treats…. 

Don’t forget tomorrow night we MUST get all popcorn forms and unsold popcorn product back to the troop.  Plan to get this turned into us, and don’t forget to decide on your prize if you have sold enough to earn one.  We will fill any orders possible and then other will be filled later.  See the info below about popcorn as well from Mr. Liggett…. 

AND – Tomorrow night is our Troop elections for SPL and PL’s  Please be present and make your vote count!  If you are interested in running for a position – WE NEED YOU!  Help us continue to represent the troop as best we can!  We will give you a chance to talk to the troop and explain how you are going to be that "guy" for the troop.

See you all tomorrow night.


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Popcorn dates

Please see the info about popcorn This WEEKEND and next Tuesday

Thanks.


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136



From: Wade Lunsford [mailto:cwadelunsford@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:57 PM
To: Kirk Bohanan
Subject: Popcorn dates

Kirk, 
   I will be at the church on Wednesday (10/26) from 6-7pm and on Saturday (10/29) from 10-11am for popcorn turn in and pickup.

  Eric will be there on Tuesday (11/1) during the troop meeting.  That will be the last opportunity to turn in or pick up popcorn.

Thanks,

--

Wade Lunsford