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Nelson Ledges and Pancake Breakfast in Parkman

March 10 - 11, 2018
The Troop will be cabin and tent camping at Camp Chickagami in Parkman, Ohio after hiking and backpacking from Nelson's Ledges. Then were off to The Parkman Community House Sunday morning for an "all you can eat" Pancake Breakfast!
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Winter Olympics at Beaumont

Over the weekend Troop 101 went camping at Beumont Scout Reservation.  The theme for the trip was Winter Olympics

Saturday Morning they practiced their Fire building Skills to light the Olympic Torch, then proceeded to participate in several events to test their skills. 

The snow was too good to pass up, so one event changed to Snow Structure 101, where the patrols were given 40 minutes to impress the judges with a structure made of Snow.  We got an Igloo, Snowman, and a slope for boarding.

The evening ended with Falcon taking the Gold, and the Troop enjoying a nice dinner from Cockeye BBQ.  Before bed, they enjoyed a movie.  This will be one trip they're sure to remember.

Photos can be found in the Troop Photo Gallery. Be sure to check them out!

Winter Challenge at Camp Stambaugh

A Slow drive into camp, with weather in the teens this morning, but the Scouts went out into the cold to participate in the Klondike Derby at Camp Stambaugh.

Falcon Patrol took First place in the Patrol Rankings, while Troop 8 took first in the overall by Troop.

Asking the youth, they enjoyed the trip, and said it was a lot of fun. Now with everyone back home, warm and relaxing, we look forward to the Tuesday Scout meeting. A great start to 2018!

Photos can be found in the Troop Photo Gallery. Be sure to check them out!

Attention Adult Leaders

Blessed Sacrament and JFK School must stay in compliance for the diocesan child protection policy by adult volunteers attending this free workshop. This is for adults over 18 who work with children in any capacity but does NOT need to be repeated if you have already taken it!! 

Anyone interested in this class is welcome to participate. Call the numbers listed to register please or preregister on line at virtus.org! You will first set up a free personal account with VIRTUS! Call Brenda Antenucci in the parish office with any questions! The next local workshop is:

January 17, Blessed Sacrament, Fingerprinting 6-6:30 pm, class: 6:30-8:30. 330-372-2215

Find other opportunities throughout the diocese at doy.org. Look at the right side of the web page in the purple “box” and click on the safe environment link.

Please call by January. 10 to indicate you need fingerprinting. ($32, cash or check only. Bring Photo ID)

Great Trail Council - Scouters' News

The Scouters' News is published monthly for the volunteers of the Great Trail Council, if you would like notification when a new edition is available, please visit this link to sign up: Scouters' News

NEW: Check out February 2018

If you have an older book, you should print THESE REPLACEMENT PAGES so that you are up to date with the requirements that became mandatory on 1/1/17.  You do not lose credit for any requirements completed, but you must meet all the new requirements in order to advance to the next rank. 

The Conservation Project requirement for Life seems to cause a lot of confusion for Scouts

The best and most consistent source we have is the BSA’s “Conservation Good Turn” award which can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.

Although you DO NOT need to complete this award to satisfy the requirement, we do ask that you use it as a guide when you and your patrol together explorer patrol projects that would.  The following is an excerpt which should serve as your guide when organizing projects that would satisfy the requirement:

Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers - Suggested projects include, but are not limited to

  1. Plant shrubs to provide food and cover for wildlife.
  2. Build and set out bird and squirrel nesting boxes.
  3. Conduct stream improvement projects to prevent erosion.
  4. Plant grasses and legumes to provide ground cover in schoolyards, public parks, and recreation areas.
  5. Plant tree seedlings as part of a managed forestry plan.
  6. Help thin and prune woodlands in a managed tree improvement project.
  7. With a local forester, take part in or conduct a forest fire prevention program.
  8. Make an exhibit on conservation for a county fair.
  9. Develop a nature trail in a public park.
  10.  Assist a local forester in a tree insect- and disease-control or public education project.
  11. Assist a local agency with a trout stream restoration project.
  12. Participate in a wildlife or wildfowl count.
  13. Conduct a rodent-control and public health education program under the guidance of the local health department or agency responsible for rodent control.

To verify the completion/satisfaction of this requirement, we ask that you FIRST arrange the project with either the Campmaster or Ranger of the facility, THEN carry out the project and have the Campmaster/Ranger document and verify the hours worked and that the project was satisfactorily completed. 

Upcoming Activities
Want to see all Activities? Check out the TROOP CALENDAR

40th Annual Spaghetti Dinner

March 25, 2018 - Adults $8 each Age 6+; Donation for 5 and under

Noon - 6:00PM in Reagan Hall, Blessed Sacrament Parish


Come enjoy a great meal.  Buy a ticket from a Scout, get one at the door, or even stop in for carry-out!  Pre-order 12 or more dinners and get free delivery!   But if you show up you can also bid on some really awesome baskets!  Eagle's Wings holds their Basket Sale at the same time!  Don't miss out!

Scouts & Scout Families:

This is our biggest fundraiser!  Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • Sell Tickets
  • Pre-make Sauce or Pasta
  • Bake a dessert / brownies
  • Come help the day of the dinner
  • Donate to the Eagle's Wings basket project
  • Sell more tickets!

Please support it any way you can!

                               Patrol Schedule for the day (tentative as of this posting.  Dinner hours may change:

Early – 10:30am – 3:00pm – Bison patrol, Beaver patrol, and Hawk patrol

Late – 2:30pm to 7:00pm – Bobcat patrol, Eagle patrol, and Falcon patrol


Wright-Patterson AFB

April 27 - 29, 2018 - Cost: $20

We will camp on base and hike and/or bike the Wright Memorial Trail in the morning.  That afternoon the Scouts will tour the museum.  This is a special trip we only do once every few years, so don't miss out!  

NOTE:  We need you to sign up and pay for this trip by March 5th, the same night you register for the Nelson Ledges/Chickagami campout.  The Air Force needs more notice than most places and we have to turn in money early.  

We will leave at 5:00 instead of 6:00 on Friday as it is a 5-hour drive.


Camp Butler and LOST Training for Adults

May 11 - 13, 2018

Pymatuning Family Camp

June 15 - 17, 2018 - Cost: $15

Scouts will camp as normal with their patrols.  There will be canoeing, swimming, volleyball, and other games and activities throughout the weekend as well as a flag retirement ceremony.

Parents and family members will camp and eat with the adults.  We will provide all the meals.  You will want to have camp chairs, bug spray, and your own tent.  If you need to borrow a tent, let us know.  We do have a few we can loan out. 

If you do not wish to camp, you can come out for the day, or just for supper, whatever you prefer.  Scouts can attend regardless of parent schedules.  We do need everyone to sign up and pay no later that the Monday before for meal planning purposes. 


Summer Camp

July 8 - 14, 2018 - Cost: $275

$125 Deposit by May 14; $150 balance by June 25. PARENTS:  We want every Scout to be able to attend camp.  If you need financial assistance, contact Ken LaPolla.
Adult Leaders $100 

BEFORE CAMP:  We need as soon as possible at any meeting:

  • Medical form - We should have someone at most regular meetings in June if needed
  • Camper Release Form - if for any reason a scout must leave during the week, this form authorized who can pick him up from camp.
  • Sign up and pay for the Wednesday picnic
  • Questions?  Uniform or equipment needs?  See us at a meeting so we have time to help.
Sunday we will depart from the church at 9:00AM and return Saturday before noon.

Scouts should arrive in FULL UNIFORM - there will be a uniform inspection before we depart

Scouts with medication should turn it in at that time.  It must be in the original container and match what is on the medical form.

Wednesday evening is the picnic and Parents' Night.  Eagle's Wings is handling the picnic.  That starts at 5:30.  There will be a Court of Honor at 7:00.

For Directions to Camp, Click Here!

Philmont Backpacking Adventure

June 1 - 30, 2019 - $1,800.  $300 due Jan 8
Looking for the Ultimate Scouting Adventure?  Look no further than Philmont, the BSA's Premiere Scouting Adventure base located in New Mexico.

This trip will be a 7 day adventure in June 2019 of Backpacking, Gold Mining, Black Powder Shooting, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, and so much more!

The cost of the trip will be $1800 which includes transportation, meals, shirts, hats, souvenirs, spending money, a truly all inclusive trip. We've budgeted for plenty of extras so you want need to spend anymore as we included a generous "kick back" to offset incidentals and any extras you might want to purchase.  See Assistant Scoutmaster, Cole Kuszmaul for more information.  Pamphlets are available at the Troop building with more information.

To sign up, please bring a deposit of $300 by the end of January to secure a spot, then pay $100 each month for the next 15 months to stay on the list. (Any fees forwarded for travel or camp are not refundable.) Late additions are not guaranteed. 

Philmont Scout Ranch Address: 17 Deer Run Rd; Cimarron, NM 87714
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