| Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
| Boy Scouts of America
Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio
Swim Check: May 7th will be the pre-summer camp swim check. This is a requirement for summer camp all scouts planning on attending summer camp must attend the swim check. We will be meeting at the Massillon YMCA (131 Tremont Ave SE, Massillon, OH 44646) at 6:30.
Congratulations to Our Newest Eagles: Mitchell and T.J. are our 56th and 57th Eagle scouts. They join the ranks of only approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the rank of Eagle scout.
Apparel Order: We are preparing an order for class B uniforms. The shirts will have the boy scout logo instead of the current troop logo we have on the current shirts, the shirts will still be red. This order will include short sleeve shirts (S/S), long sleeve shirts (L/S), zip up jackets, and hats. Please print and fill out the order form and return it by the May 14th meeting. We would like the boys to have the new shirts for summer camp.
Summer Camp: In order to participate in summer camp all scouts and adults must have a completed physical - parts A, B, & C on file. Physicals are valid for 12 months and need to be turned in to Mr. Smith by the May 21st meeting.
Mountain biking at Summer Camp: As part of the upgrades council is working on at seven ranges there will be a mountain bike trail available. This is a true off road mountain bike trail for experienced rides with a bike that is setup for off road riding which is much more difficult than the towpath. If you are interested in riding the trail please read the council flyer here You will be responsible for transporting your bike to and from seven ranges the week of summer camp. BSA safety requirements will be followed at all times.
Summer Camp Merit Badges: Council has published the Merit Badge list and Prerequisites for summer camp. They added several new merit badges that qualify for the NOVA program, the age and rank requirements for these new merit badges are different than the previous merit badges. Please make sure you qualify for both rank and age for all the merit badges you are interested in completing at summer camp.
Summer Camp: The registration forms for summer camp for both scouts and adults are available. The total cost for the scout is $260.00 and the weekly rate for the leaders is $110.00.
Troop Calendar: The 2012-2013 Troop calendar is complete click here for a PDF version.
Medical Forms: BSA National has once again revised its medical form in 2011. 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.
May 3-5: Tuscarawas Valley Campout and Hike: Permission slip is due April 30
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 – Jackson; NC – North Canton; GR – Green).|
|For Council's latest calendar: Buckeye Council Calendar|