| Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
| Boy Scouts of America
Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio
Merit Badges: There is some confusion about merit badges and how to obtain the contact information on a counselor. This is a direct quote from BSA on this topic "Talk to your unit leader (Scoutmaster) about your interest in earning a merit badge. Read the requirements of the merit badges you think might interest you. Choose one to earn. Your unit leader will give you a signed merit badge application (the "blue card") and the name and contact information of a merit badge counselor. These individuals have special knowledge in their merit badge subjects and are interested in helping you." Our troop has always followed this policy for many reasons and to make sure the scouts get the most they can out of the program. We will continue to follow this policy, by the scout either contacting Mr. Smith or Mr. Kalmar for a counselor referral.
NEOOC Scout Orienteering Event:September 27th at camp Manatoc. This will be a one day event for all scouts to attend. The focus will be to learn about using a compass and map, and then navigating through a course. There will be training by qualified leaders. The cost will be a $7.00 entry fee, which includes the map and an event patch and you will need a sack lunch. We must pre-register and this event will fill up fast so Mr. Baker will be sending an email to get a head count for registration. In total, we will need the Troop 935 permission slip , NEOOC “Waiver of Liability” (last page of the permission slip). In addition to this, there is a program called “The NEOOC CHALLENGE” where the scouts can earn requirements for the Orienteering Merit Badge.
Popcorn Sales: Mr. Groff will be handing out the popcorn sales forms at the September 2nd meeting. Since the Troop does not keep any of the commission on popcorn sales this is a great way for the scouts to earn some money to help pay for their scouting events.
Court of Honor: scheduled for Tuesday September 30th at 7PM. Please plan on attending this event and helping us congratulate the boys for all their hard work. During rank advancements we have parents come forward to award their son the rank badge which is sewn on their uniform. It is such a small token of appreciation and acknowledgement that you can share with them for their hard work and dedication to being a Boy Scout. We are in need of a volunteer family to host the refreshments for the COH. Please contact Mr. Smith if you would consider doing the refreshments.
Hetuck District Fall Camporee: October 17th - 19th at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. Due to a new event on the schedule at Manatoc the Greenbar voted to attend the Hetuck District Fall Camporee at Seven Ranges Scout Reservation. The permission slip will be posted soon.
Greenbar: The SPL has posted the meeting schedule for the Greenbar. If you are required to participate, please be aware of the dates and time Also, the SPL has requested that you review your position responsibilities, which are located within this website.
Class A Uniforms: As a reminder troop policy is scouts can wear a Class B scout shirt (except for special events, Scout Master Conferences, and Board of Reviews) between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This means scouts will be expected to be in Class A uniforms on September 2nd, a sad farewell to summer.
Scoutmaster Conferences: There are several scouts that should need SMC's resulting from completing the F.R.O.G. programs at summer camp. You will need to make sure your Scout Books are up to date with the Advancement Representative, Mr. Kalmar. Then see Mr. Smith to schedule your SMC. At that point we will make sure we have enough representatives to form a Board of Review and get this accomplished after the SMC.
Advancement Sign Offs: This is a boy lead troop so the scouts with a rank of First Class or higher do sign off most of the requirement for other scouts but there are a few exceptions, here is a helpful list of the exceptions.
Put-In-Bay Camporee (Sept. 5-7): We will be attending the Put-In-Bay Camporee from Friday Sept. 5th - 7th. The permission slip and payment is due to Mr. Elkins by June 30th, this date is set by the troop sponsoring the camporee. This is a fun but busy weekend and the scouts should only need money to purchase souvenirs - see the permission slip for everything included with the cost.
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.
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.
Troop Calendar: The 2014-2015 Troop calendar is complete click here for a PDF version.
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|