Troop 935
McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC
Jackson Township, Ohio
Boy Scouts of America

Buckeye Council, Canton, Ohio

Hetuck District

 


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Buckeye Council #436

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Pack 935 Pinewood Derby (Jan. 30-31): Volunteers will be needed to assist with registration and weigh-in Friday night and with the races on Saturday.  This is a great opportunity to assist the Pack, build relationships with younger Scouts and their parents, and earn service hours at the same time.  We will have a sign-up sheet at our January meetings.

New Leaders: Congratulations to the following scouts on their new positions: Ethan B. Senior Patrol Leader, Breven M. Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Austin B Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Alex O. Quarter Maser, and Tyler H. Troop Guide. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting time under your leadership. The new patrol assignments are complete and the patrol leaders are ready to start their terms.

Greenbar Meeting: The first Greenbar meeting for the new leaders is scheduled for Tuesday Feb 3rd at 6pm at McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC.

Summer Camp: The first early bird payment for summer camp is due Tuesday Feb 3rd.

 Baden Powell Institute (Feb. 7):  Adult leaders can become students for one day in a college-like atmosphere that provides a no-nonsense look at Scouting. Earn a training cord and be recognized for your accomplishments through this unique program. Registration is $22. Registration deadline is January 30, 2015.  To register, go to http://www.buckeyecouncil.org/Event.aspx?id=1905.

Scout Sunday (Feb. 8): Scout Sunday was created in the 1940s for the purpose of raising awareness of Scouting to church members and allow Scouts to live out parts of what is pledged each week in our Oath & Law. By taking part in the service we also use it as a way to say thanks to the congregation of our sponsoring institution, McDonaldsville St. Paul UMC. Our Scouts will be handing out bulletins at the beginning of the service, lighting candles, passing the offering plates and leading a responsive reading. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of our troop's activities and a way to say "thank you" to the congregation of our sponsoring institution. Please plan to attend. The service begins at 10 a.m. so we will meet at 9:30 a.m. in our Class A uniforms.

Kalahari Day Trip: On Feb 28th the troop is planning on day trip to Kalahri. The permission slip is being finalized..

Summer Camp: Yes it's already time to start planning for summer camp. We will be attending June 21st to June 27th at Pug Wug Campsite. To make sure there is time for the troop to input the registration and get everyone the early bird discount and gift the $50.00 deposit and scout registration form are due Feb 3rd. (all future payments will be due two week prior to the council fee schedule). For adult leaders planning on attendind summer camp the $40.00 deposit and leader registration form are also due on Feb. 3rd. All adults planning on attending summer camp need to check with Mr. Smith to make sure they meet the requirements for adult leaders set by council.

Summer Camp Merit Badges: Scouts should start thinking about what merit badges they would like to take at summer camp. You can look at last year's merit badge list to get an idea of what they might be offering but keep in mind this list will change.

Dutch Oven Weekend: March 13th to 15th we will have our annual Iron Patrol Cook off. We will need three volunteers to be a celebrity judge for the Iron Patrol Cook off. If you are able to volunteer or would like more information on being a judge please see Mr. Smith. More information will be posted once plans are finalized.

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.

Upcoming Deadlines:

2015 Klondike Derby (Jan. 16-17) - Permission slip will be posted soon.


Misc:

  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!


 

This Month's Schedule

A PDF version of each program year is available in our 'Unit Information' link on the left menu.


     
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Last updated: 10/22/2014

  

  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