Friday, June 23, 2017

Help needed for Robbie's Eagle project

Parents and scouts:

Please see the note that I received from Robbie Dool on the need for help with his Eagle Project on Saturday 6/24/17.  If you can assist PLEASE DO! 

Robbie Writes:

“Hey Kirk this is regarding my project, we're sort of desperate for people to come on Saturday so we can get all the concrete in and the foundation laid. We need primarily adults so I'm asking for a favor. Can you send a note out an email blast for this so I can hopefully have a few more people show up?

We will be working from 9am to noon, and 1pm to three if needed on Saturday. We primarily need shovels and post hole diggers.”


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Help needed this weekend and Summer Camp info!


Parents and Scouts:

We talked tonight at the meeting about building tent platforms for summer camp.  I will have a work day on Saturday 6/10 from 9 am until?? For all that can come and help build 40 - 4foot x 7foot platforms.  We need to screw 2x4’s to a sheet of plywood and then paint.  IF YOU CAN HELP LET ME KNOW.  I have a good start on helpers sign up tonight. BUT--- I have my platform for summer camp – do YOU? 

We will need hand drills for driving screws, a skill saw or two, saw horses, paint rollers and brushes, and enthusiastic workers!  [WEAR OLD CLOTHES – NO BSA gear that might get paint on it ]

Be There!   Thanks!



Parents:

Here is the information that I shared tonight about summer camp.  Please review and if you have any questions let me know.  I have included the following documents as well:

2.     Medication Dispense Form – Must be filled out for all medication going to summer camp. [all medication must be in original bottles from pharmacy]
3.     Copy of BSA Health Form –A-B-C to use [Also can get from website]
4.     Adults going to camp – Current Sign-up Sheet. [please see where you can fit in.  We have 7 spots for those wanting to attend]
.

If you have any questions please drop me an email and I will get you an answer.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Preparing for Summer Camp - make sure to attend!

Parents and Scouts:

Don’t forget we will have discussion tonight on summer camp preparation..  Please plan to stay and attend this meeting to get the details. Here is some info to look at in order to start to plan for merit badges to take while at summer camp.  Those first year campers will be steered toward the foothills program, which will focus on the scout rank through first class rank requirements.

We also will have a work day this Saturday for making Tent Platforms to use at summer camp.  More on this detail tonight. 

See you then!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Newsletter

Our Theme this Month is: Shooting 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]
June 4th - from 5:00-6:00 at the Church.
Senior Patrol Leader, Asst. Sr. Patrol Leader,
All Patrol Leader’s. & Asst. Patrol Leader’s and other members of the PLC including Scribe, Historian, Quartermaster are also encouraged to attend.
2. Troop Committee / Parent Meeting:

June 4th from 6:00-8:00 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:
Date:  June 17-18, 2017
Location: Hilltop Shooting Club – Orient Ohio
            Cost - $10.00
            Leave Saturday   @ 8:00 AM
             Return Sunday    @ 11:00 AM

Permission Slip - Must be filled out and returned by: 6/13/17


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. 
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.  Campout this month-Shooting- June 17-18!
Our plans have changed slightly for this month’s campout.  We will be going to the Hilltop Shooting Club in Orient Ohio and spending the day shooting, then camp overnight on their property.  Our plan is to shoot both 22 rifles and archery shooting during the day on Saturday.  We will also plan a service project activity for the members of the shooting club.  Please plan to attend if you are interested in this activity.

6. Scout Uniforms for the Summer.
Starting on Memorial Day until Labor Day, the Class B uniforms are acceptable uniforms for our meetings. The Class B Uniform includes a Scouting T-shirt and BSA pants or shorts.  However, special events such as a Scoutmaster Conference, Board of Review, Court of Honor will require the Class A Uniform.  Summer camp will require both.  Class B Red Troop 136 T-shirts are available for purchase at the meetings – Cost is $6.00.

7. Summer Camp!
Summer camp planning is almost complete.  Camp is July 2-8 at Camp Chief Logan in Jackson, Ohio.  At this time the cost is $310. Scouts should be looking at the merit badges you are going to take and completing any pre-requisites prior to camp.  Those perquisites are on the web site for your reference.  We like to have 8 adults in camp all week; Parents and Leaders wishing to help during summer camp please let me know.  We will have a meeting for camp information on June 6th during our regular scout meeting.  Please plan to be there for additional information.

8. Health Forms for Summer Camp
HEALTH FORMS ARE NOW BEING COLLECTED.  ALL SCOUTS AND ADULTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETE PHYSICAL FOR SUMMER CAMP.  THEY MUST BE TURNED IN BY JUNE 27th. See the web site for link to the BSA form on line.  Must complete Parts A-B-C for summer camp are needed. PLEASE MAKE A COPY FOR YOUR OWN RECORDS, OR IF WE HAPPEN TO MISPLACE OUR COPY. We do our best to keep our records straight, but things happen and records sometimes get misplaced.  Turn your forms into Kirk Bohanan

9. PENDING--Mayors Breakfast – MAY Need your help – June 15th
We have been asked to participate in the Grove City Mayors Breakfast for Friends of Scouting.  They will need scouts to serve as a color guard.  Plan to be there at 6:45 am at the Eagle Pavilion at Fryers Park.  If you wish to help please let me know.   This is a class A uniform event.

10. Court of Honor – June 20th
We will have our Troop Court of Honor on June 20th at the First Presbyterian Church, starting at 7:00 pm.   All Advancement for this COH will need to be turned in by June 13th. Please plan to have your parents come and be apart of this event.  

11. Honor Flags Of Ohio - June 16-18th
The City of Grove City has asked our troop to once again be a part of the Honor Flags of Ohio.  This will be a weekend event held in downtown Grove City area.  We will have a small contingent stay the nights and help with activities needed by the city, including set-up, and tear-down.  If you are interested let me know.

12. Program Plan for 2017-2018
We will be starting to build our next year’s program and event plan in July.  Please start thinking of activities you would like to have included in the Troop Plan this next year.  The PLC will meet July 22nd - so get your patrol’s ideas compiled for consideration.

13. Tag Sale Planning - 9/16/17

We are starting to plan for the upcoming Tag Sale which will be this fall; during the Arts-in the alley Festival.  See the attached flyer about how this will work.  If you have items that you want to get rid of, then start to make a pile and price them to move at the sale!  Kathy Bohanan will be heading up this event if you have questions or wish to help see Kathy.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Flags at Greenlawn Cemetery on Saturday

Parents and Scouts:

Just a reminder about our activity this Saturday morning that is mentioned below. 

We had a good response on Tuesday at the scout meeting, but I wanted all who wished to attend try to get this on your weekend schedule for Saturday.  Let me know if you can attend so I can update our group’s total helpers.

See you the then!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136


From: Kirk Bohanan [mailto:kirk.bohanan@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:14 PM
To: 'Kirk Bohanan-Gmail'

Subject: BSA Troop Memorial Weekend Activity

Parents and Scouts:

Just a reminder that at the tomorrow night we will have a sign-up sheet for this coming Saturday’s Activity at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus.  This activity will be a Class A uniform Event.  We will meet at the First Presbyterian Church at 9:00 am and carpool to Greenlawn.   We should be done by 12:30.  There will be a light lunch provided. 

We will be working with the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War to pay respect to the Civil War Veterans.  We will be taking part in a ceremony held on Saturday and we will also assist in preparing worn American flags for Retirement.  This is a good opportunity for scouts to gain service hours and to give back to the community.  We would like to have 15-20 participate at a minimum;  Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and parents are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions please let me know.  See you tomorrow night.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sign up tonight

Parents and Scouts:

Just a reminder that tonight we will have a sign-up sheet for this coming Saturday’s Activity at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus.  This activity will be a Class A uniform Event.  We will meet at the First Presbyterian Church at 9:00 am and carpool to Greenlawn.   We should be done by 12:30.  There will be a light lunch provided. 

We will be working with the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War to pay respect to the Civil War Veterans.  We will be taking part in a ceremony held on Saturday and we will also assist in preparing worn American flags for Retirement.  This is a good opportunity for scouts to gain service hours and to give back to the community.  We would like to have 15-20 participate at a minimum;  Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and parents are encouraged to attend.

If you have any questions please let me know.  See you tomorrow night
Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Campout this weekend - leaving @ 7AM!!!

Parents & Scouts:

For those going on the campout this weekend [that have already signed up], Please be aware that some of you had the wrong permission slip.  Not a big deal – BUT we are LEAVING Saturday morning at 7 AM SHARP.  Be there before this so we are our out of the parking lot right at 7AM We are going to Camp at Chief Logan Reservation down in Jackson Ohio.

Make sure to pack GOOD rain gear.  We may need it.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Those going to assist in buying the food – we meet tomorrow night at the church at 7 PM – bring your menu and shopping list.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136