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 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Flower Watch at Gantz Park

Parents and Scouts:

For those going to the Flower watch at Gantz Park, please be there at 6:30 PM.  We will have Pizza around 7:00 PM  I will have tents for those coming [so far I have 3 scouts [others wishing to go must let me know] 

We should be in Class B uniform.

Signed up so far:
Jayden V
Gavin F
Wayne K
??

It will be cold so bring correct gear for the night
You will need only sleeping gear for the night
Maybe a game to play??

We will be done about 7:30.  I will have McDonalds for those that come in the morning.


If you have any questions let me know.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Newsletter


1. PLC: [Patrol Leader’s Council]
May 7th - 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, Webmasters are also encouraged to attend.
2. Troop Committee / Parent Meeting:
May 7th 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 Next Month:
  Date:  May 20-21, 2017
  Location: Chief Logan Scout Reservation
  Cost - $10
      Leave Saturday @ 7:00 AM
      Return Sunday @ 12:00 PM

Permission Slip - Must be filled out and returned by: 5/16/2017
Birthday’s this Month:

Yoakum, Owen   05/02     16   Miller, Todd  5/29 
Maxwell. Landon 05/12    12
Corlett, Seth        05/20    17                                         
Brode, Jared        05/25    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. Kroger Community Rewards Program – Time to Update Registration:
It’s time to re-enroll for the new year of Kroger Community Rewards. Please let your participants know that they need to re-enroll in the month of April in order to continue contributing to your organization through the May 1st 2017 to April 30th 2018 year.
For a member to re-enroll their card they simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
• Click “sign-in”
• Put in your registered email address and password that they used to enroll their card.
• Put in the group number [81125] or part of the name of the organization. [“boy scout troop 136”]
• Choose the correct organization.
• Click Enroll.
You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2017 to April 30th 2018 year of Kroger Community Rewards. If you are having an issue with your password and or email address please 1-800-KROGERS, press 5 for customer service, press 5 to speak to a customer service representative.

If it’s the first time you are registering, you will need to set up their account first.
• For a member to enroll their card the simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
• Click “create an account” • Put in their email address and password. Confirm their password
• Enter plus card OR alt ID number
• Go to Community Rewards (near bottom)
• Follow through the steps. (Name, address, etc.)
• Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization. [81125] or part of the name of the organization. [“boy scout troop 136”]
• Choose the correct organization.
• Click Enroll.
You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2017 to April 30th 2018 year of Kroger Community Reward. It sounds more difficult than it is.  If you have any issues give me a call and I will help.  If you have not yet joined this fund-raiser and would like to – see Mr. Baughman for details.  Make sure you register your card number with the troop so we can credit you rewards. 

6. Helping with the Flower Sale WATCH At Gantz Park  
The Troop has been asked to again help assist in the Flower Sale at Gantz by doing an over night Watch on Friday, May 5th.  I would like 5-8 scouts assist in an overnight - let me know if your interested.  This is a Class B uniform event. We will be meeting at 6:00 Pm Friday and done by 7:30 AM on Saturday.

7. May 27th - Help put flags on the graves at Greenlawn Cemetery
The troop will help the Sons of the Union Soldiers put American flags on the graves of soldiers from the Civil War.  We will meet at 8:30 AM on the 28th and drive to the cemetery at Greenlawn.  There will be a ceremony about 11 am with a small lunch to follow.  We will be done about noon.  This is a class A uniform event.  We will need help with transportation from parents on this event.

8. Class B uniform shirts are avalible
The troop has a good supply of the red Class B t-shirts for the scout to purchase.  Cost will be $6.00 each.  We will go to the summer uniform after Memorial Day. Only special events will require Full Class A uniforms; Court of Honors, Summer camp, Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review.

9. June Court of Honor
The Court of Honor will be June 20th.  Please mark your calendar.  Get your advancement completed before June 13th in order to have it awarded at this Court of Honor.

10. Summer Camp 2017!
Our summer camp will be July 2nd – 8th at Camp Chief Logan in Jackson, Ohio.  The cost now will be $290.00.    You need to have the payment into the troop by June 1st. After that date is will be $310.00.  New scouts that just crossed over have until June 1st to get in on the $270.00 fee for camp.  You can start to organize your plans for merit badge selections as well.  I have sent out a list of those offered by CFR.  Also check the website.

11. Health Forms for Summer Camp
HEALTH FORMS WILL START TO BE COLLECTED.  ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETE PHYSICAL FOR SUMMER CAMP.  THEY MUST BE TURNED IN BY JUNE 21st.  See the website for these forms. PLEASE – KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS!

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 and monthly meeting program ideas that you would like to have included in the Troop Plan this next year.  The PLC will meet and get your patrol’s ideas for consideration.

June's  Theme is:  Shooting Sports  

Troop meeting elections and bring in your tents and tarps!!!

Parents and Scouts:

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow at our Boy Scout Meeting we will be holding our Spring Troop Elections for Senior Patrol Leader and all Patrol Leaders. 

For SPL – you must be a Star rank scout and be able to be very active within the troop.  For PL’s you need to be First Class rank and ready to encourage your patrols for this next 6 month period.  Other positions may be assigned; but these are the main positions that we will be filling for the elections tomorrow night. 

This is an important part of our troop operation and your vote counts.  We need those interested in running for a position have brief speech to explain why they are the right scout to represent them in the SPL or PL position.

ALSO – TENTS and TARPS!  If you have one from this past weekend  [or before] get it back to the Quartermaster tomorrow night if you can.  We are still looking for 3 tents – in black bag with green straps.  If you have one – get it back!

Thanks! I will see you tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

MULCH - GRR - zzzz

GREAT job yesterday by all!  We completed all orders and I have had no phone calls stating that we missed anybody. 

That means we have no activity needed today.

Rest and recover!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136

Friday, April 21, 2017

Jared's Eagle project and Mulch - GRRR!!!


Please see the note that was sent to me from Jared Brode.  He is working to get the final steps completed on his Eagle Service project and needs your help.

Jared writes:

If you could do me a favor and forward out this message about my Eagle project that would be very appreciated.

I will be having my final Eagle project workday this Sunday, April 23, starting at 9 am. We will meet at the First Presbyterian church and work until 1 pm. Lunch will be provided and help would be very appreciated. If anyone has shovels they could bring along that would be appreciated as well. 

Thanks,

Jared


Dear Parents and Scouts:

OK – Get your GRRRRR face on!  It is time for MULCH MADNESS!  We need you!

I have had a good sign-up list started - but – we need you all!  If you were not at the meeting Tuesday night and have not signed up on the mulch help list please send me an email letting me know when you can when you can attend to help.  See the status of our sign up.  

We will be starting on Friday night at 5:00 PM and finish at dark [8:30??]  We will plan to do all deliveries on Friday and if time permits [and help is there] we will do some of the smaller spreading jobs.  On Saturday we will start at 8:30am and go until we are DONE!  Lunch will be provide – bring a side dish to share.  If you parents would like to help Mr. Colborn, Mr. Betz and Mrs. Porter with set up of lunch  Please Let me know.  [we can use all of you.] 

Bring a water bottle  - gloves – old clothes that can get black and dirty [rakes and brooms good –BUT put your name on them PLEASE] Looks like rain gear will be needed as well.  We will work rain or shine [unless it is thunder storming].  

REMEMBER – this is a GREAT opportunity to make GOOD money for your scout account – BUT it take us all.  I understand some have other activity and can’t help but to miss.  The rest of your – it’s show time!

See you Friday night!


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136