| Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
| Boy Scouts of America
Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio
Iron Patrol Campout: Our fifth annual Iron Patrol Campout is planned for March 14th - 16th permission slips are due at the March 11th meeting. We are still looking for some celebrity judges to help decide the winner of the cooking competition. If you know any celebrities that will be in town and available please let Mr. Gilham know. This is a great event for our first year parents to attend and see how the boys function using the boy lead patrol method.
Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout: Congratulations to Joel E. on becoming the 59th Eagle from Troop 935. He joins a small percentage of Boy Scouts who have earned the Eagle Rank which epitomizes Scouting's best efforts and beliefs. May the high goals and ideals that have guided you here, continue to inspire you in the years ahead.
Assistant Scout Master Training: Buckeye Council is offering the Scout Master Training on April 11th - 12th at seven ranges. This is required training for all Scout Masters and Assistant Scout Masters and will allow you act as Scout Master if Mr. Smith is not present at any function or event.
Summer Camp: If we can't have warm weather we might as well have warm thoughts. The the next early bird payment is due to Mr. Smith by March 11th, the payment is $50.00 ($20.00 for adults). The final payment is due to Mr. Smith by April 8th, $145.00 ($50.00 for adults). If all these deadlines are met the cost of camp will be reduced for all scouts by $20.00 and adult leaders by $5.00. Please make checks payable to Troop 935. If these dates are not met the total cost of camp will be $265.00 ($115.00 of adults) so please be prompt with your payments.
OA Elections: The Order of the Arrow will be at our March 11th meeting to hold elections for eligible scouts to be tapped out at summer camp.
Court of Honor: March 18th is the next court of honor. All family members are invited to attend and help recognize the scouts for all their hard work they are putting in to their advancements
Eagle projects: This post will be kept open as we have several Scouts arranging work days for their projects. If you have a need for a posting please send an email to Mr. Smith to get this updated with current information. The latest Life to Eagle Packet has been posted and should be reviewed by all Scouts once they earn the Life Rank.
Cooking Merit Badge: Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking merit badge is required to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working toward Eagle, unless he fulfilled all the rank requirements—with the exception of his board of review— before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.
Sea Base: Council is putting together a contingent for Sea Base for the summer of 2014 with plans to take part in the SCUBA adventure. Here is the flyer with the age requirements, cost and date information. There is a chance the travel dates will be different depending on the availability of flights and which airport is used. If you would like to join in the Sea Base adventure please see Mr. Smith for more information. Remember this is is called high adventure for a reason only strong swimmers and scouts that are in good physical condition should plan on attending.
Philmont: Council is putting together a contingent for Philmont for the summer of 2014. Here is the flyer with the age requirements, cost and date information. There is a chance the travel dates will be different depending on the availability of flights and which airport is used. If you would like to join this event please see Mr. Smith for more information. Please keep in mine you will need to be able to adjust to the different elevation to be able to partake in this event.
Medical Forms: BSA National has once again revised its medical form in 2014. The form consists of 4 parts: Parts A and B are to be completed at least annually by participants in all Scouting events. Part C is the physical exam that is required for participants in any event that exceeds 72 consecutive hours, for all high-adventure base participants, or when the nature of the activity is strenuous and demanding. Part D is required to be reviewed by all participants of a high-adventure program at one of the national high-adventure bases and shared with the examining health-care provider before completing Part C. Click here for more info.
New BSA advancement requirements: A new edition of Boy Scout requirements released in January 2010 includes revised requirements for all of the ranks, major revisions to 5 merit badges, minor changes to 12 merit badges and the requirements for a new Scuba Diving merit badge. If a Scout started work toward a rank before January 1, 2010 using the requirements that were current before January 1, 2010, he may complete THAT RANK ONLY using the old requirements. Click here or visit our Advancement page for details.
Troop Calendar: The 2013-2014 Troop calendar is complete click here for a PDF version.
March 11th Dutch Oven Permission Slip
Homesickness: This is a fantastic article from a past Scouting magazine issue pertaining to dealing with homesickness. It gives a lot of good advice for leaders and parents pertaining to how we should deal with it. Please pay specific attention to the section titled 'Set up a no-call policy'. We have had to deal with this issue frequently. This is a reason we do not allow cell phones to be seen at campouts. While we can't control use inside a tent, we hope parents will understand, support, and reinforce our position to your sons. Not a Happy Camper
Welcome to the latest iteration of the Troop 935 website! Take a look around; if something isn't working right let us know. If you would like anything added, let us know that as well. Hopefully, all of the forms you need are readily available in one of the four headers on the left under 'Forms'. We have a few things to do here yet, including adding more to our picture pages and try a password protection area for family contact information, committee meeting minutes, Scoutmaster reports, Scout account status, summer camp payment status by Scout, and other things. For you 'old timers' out there, there are plenty of things that are missing and gaps that need filled in, so please feel free to contribute or offer missing details!
A PDF version of each program year is available in our 'Unit Information' link on the left menu.
|Event Color Key:||
|Troop function - All Scouts are expected to attend & adults leaders are needed to attend.|
|Troop adult leaders and/or junior leader function - All Scout parents are encouraged to attend, adult leaders need to attend, and junior leaders may need to attend.|
|Council/District/Sippo Lodge function - voluntary training and other Scouting activities.|
|Pack activities or other service hour opportunities.|
|Federal/Religious Holidays or other notable non-Scouting events.|
|School functions (JA â€“ Jackson; NC â€“ North Canton; GR â€“ Green).|
|For Council's latest calendar: Buckeye Council Calendar|