Monday, September 26, 2016

Court of Honor and bring back your equipment

Parents and Scouts:

Please note that this coming Tuesday we will hold our Fall Court of Honor.  This will be the ceremony that we recognize all advancement that has been earned since June.  Please plan to attend.  I really like to have all scouts and parents come and be a part of this event.  Your awards will there that you have earned;  so come and be recognized.

I will also ask that you look around the house to see if any troop tents or tarps are in your possession.  We have been lacking on getting this gear back and I need your help making this happen.  If you son brings home this gear after an outing the expectation is to have it back to the troop meeting by the following Tuesday.  It is your son’s responsibility to make this happen.  If they have any concerns with the gear they are to let our Troop Quartermaster know of the issue when they turn it in.  That way we have time to get it fixed and ready for the next outing.

Don’t forget to get your popcorn and SELL it.  We have several contests going on that will hopefully encourage the scouts to sell.  We have popcorn at the church that can be checked out for selling.  If you take it please work to sell it.  If it is not getting sold by your son, please bring it back so we can get it to others that may need it for their customers.


See you on Tuesday!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Need help for the Hog Roast and Tag Sale!

Parents and Scouts:

Please see the attached sign-up sheet for the upcoming Hog Roast and Tag Sale that will take place next weekend during the Arts in the Alley Activity.  We have the following needs.  PLEASE help – whether you in the school bands or not – we need YOU!  Find a time that works.

1.    Each scout is asked to bring 1-2 dozen cookies or brownies for our meals that we will be having on Saturday. [ Plan to have them at the church Friday night or Saturday before 9 am.]
2.    Need help on Hog Roast – both parents and scouts
3.    Need Help on Tag Sale – both parents and scouts
4.    Scouts needed to help carry a large American flag in the parade.
5.    Need help to clean up at the end of the day.  We all will be tired and if we have lots of help then it will go quick.  Plan to help .
6.    Bring your tag sale items either Friday night.  They should be already priced with your tag info.  We need your things to make other treasures that will sell!

ALSO  - those that went on the camping trip this past weekend – PLEASE get your tents and tarps back tomorrow night dried and cleaned.  If you have any issues with the gear then let me know.  We have had 2 beautiful days to get this gear cleaned and ready to be turned in.  no excuse to not have it there tomorrow night.

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Hog Roast and Tag Sale sign up and poster for your social media

Parents and Scouts:

Tomorrow night at our Scout meeting I will have the volunteer help sign up list for the Hog Roast and Tag Sale coming up on September 17th.  WE NEED HELP! [Both Friday and Saturday].  Any and all time you can spent helping us make this a great fundraiser is appreciated.  We will really appreciate those that can help during the final hours and the clean-up at the end of the event Saturday.  Please look at the attached schedule and see where you can fit in.

The scouts will earn money toward their scout accounts for working; parents just get to help.  BOTH Parents and Scouts are needed.  Scouts should wear their Class B [Red] T-shirts for the event.  If they wish to assist in carrying the big American Flag in the Arts in the Alley parade please plan to have your Class A uniform.


Don’t forget to gather those items for the tag sale.  Make sure to price your items with your tag numbers before you bring them on Friday September 16th.  If you have any questions please let me know.   Look here for the Tag Sale Guidelines and and tag number sheet.  ALSO - If you can add this poster to your social media outlets to help advertise our event that would be great.

Thanks – See you tomorrow night – CLASS A Uniforms are BACK!!!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sept Newsletter and SouthBass sign up

Parents and Scouts:

Please find the below newsletter for September [and permission slip here].  I have also included the list of those that have signed up for South Bass Island trip, and status of payment.  Please have this paid up on next Tuesday.  I do have a potential “extra” Scout ticket for this event.  If you are not on this list and wish to go please let me know ASAP.  If you have any questions please let me know.

TONIGHT – there is the OA meeting for the scouts and for the Adult Leaders the District Roundtable meeting.  Both start at 7PM at the First Presbyterian Church.  Hope to see you there.




Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136

Grove City, Ohio

Our Theme this Month is: Technology
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 October 2nd 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 2nd 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:
South Bass Island Trip – Troop 360 Camporee
Date: Sept. 9-11,2016
Location: - South Bass Island -
           Leave Friday     9/9 @  1:00PM
Return Sunday  9/11 @  2-3 PM
            Cost: $75
Permission slip must be filled out and returned by:  9/6/2016
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. Program Plan for 2016-2017
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. 17th
The Tag Sale will be on the 17th 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 16th 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. 17th
We will hold our 9th annual Hog Roast Fund-raiser.  It will be September 17th 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 9/16 or early Saturday morning 9/17 for part of the Hog roast dinners that we will prepare.

8. Walking in the Art in the Alley Parade - Sept. 17th
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. Helping out the Cub Scout Pack - Sept 24th!
We have some opportunities to help the Cub Scout Pack.  There will be a Scout Introduction Event at the YMCA Community Day on 9/24 [Saturday] at Fryer Park, Time for this activity on the 24th will be sent out at a later date. [This will count as the No. 10 requirement  for First Class if you attend.]

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.

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 17th at the church.  More details on this at the popcorn kickoff on the 13th. The sale will go on through the first week of November.

12. Court of Honor – Sept. 27th
We will have our Fall Court of Honor on September 27th at the First Presbyterian Church, starting at 7:00.   All Advancement for this COH will need to be turned in by September 20th. 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. 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. 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

PLC meeting this Sunday @ 5

Parents and Scouts:

Don’t forget that this Sunday at 5PM the PLC [patrol leaders council] will meet to discuss the upcoming meeting plans for October.

If you are a member of the PLC, PLEASE be there.

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One Spot available for South Bass Island!

Parents and Scouts:

We just finished an awesome weekend down in Morrow Ohio with Biking and Canoeing. What a great trip.

Now on to our next outing.  I have heard back from the organizers of the Camporee at South Bass Island and we have our tickets! We have 20 tickets for this trip. I have those listed below signed up and needing to turn in the permission slip and fees by out August 30th meeting.  I do have one available ticket that is up for first come  - first served. 

Please have the attached permission slips also turned in for this event.  One is our form and one is for the camporee staff.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Those signed up to go and needing to pay are as follows:

Landon Maxwell
Seth Corlett
Jonathan Carney
Ethan Stoke
Brady Emmelhainz
Will Wisenbarger
Mason Roush
Gavin Fitzpatrick
Jim Sager
Kohta Weese
Ron Weese
Bobby Asendorf
Ryan Armstrong
Robbie Dool
Ethan Maxwell
Donovan Waugh
Kirk Bohanan
Becky Steele
Don Waugh
Last spot - This could be YOU!!!!


Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan

Scoutmaster Troop 136 

Friday, August 19, 2016

camp out this weekend

Parents and scouts:

Just a note about the upcoming camp out this weekend. If you are not going please disregard….
  • We LEAVE at 7:30 am from the parking lot. Be there to load by 7:15 am.
  • All should be bringing a sack lunch for Saturday that can be taken with you in the canoe or on your bike ride. 
  • Plan for rain – bring GOOD rain gear that will outlast the weekend please. An “emergency Poncho” should only be as back up rain gear; not the only rain gear. 
  • If you are going canoeing please have shoes that can get wet and have on in the canoe. 
  • If you are going biking please make sure to bring a helmet (and your bike!)
See you tomorrow morning!

Sincerely,

Kirk Bohanan
Scoutmaster Troop 136