Our News & Photos page allows us to share key information and forms all in one easy to find place. This is where you will find Campout registration forms, the newsletters, and where we will post the Summer Camp Handbook. All of this information is already shared by email, but the News & Photos page is your go to source for all the information about upcoming events.




The Photos section will allow us to share all of the fun we are having on Campouts with our friends and family. You will also find Posts from our Historian with reviews of what happened on our Campouts.




Have a look at our latest Campouts to your right -> 
You can find the latest news below

Troop Leader Training Campout

Troop Leader Training Campout

Links to: 2015 Photos

REPORT FROM THE SCOUTMASTER'S LOUNGE 8-7-19

posted Aug 8, 2019, 5:04 PM by Jason Reidler



Time for another edition of the weekly updates on what is happening in Troop 98. If you have any questions, please let us know on Team App or you can email 
leaders@troop98gahanna.info

Coming Soon

Will F. Eagle Project Part 3 – 8/10 – Royal Manor Elementary
August Board of Review – 8/13 – Stonybrook Church
Safe Sanctuary Training – 8/15 – Stonybrook Church
Christian H. Eagle Project – 8/17 & 8/18 – Stonybrook Church
Columbus Zoo Scavenger Hunt – 8/24 – Columbus Zoo
Troop 360 Fall Invitational – 9/6 – 9/8 – South Bass Island
OPCC Kid’s Afield – 9/27 – 9/29 – Oakland Park Conservation Club
Troop Campout – 10/11 – 10/13 – Somewhere Cool!
Field Day / Thanksgiving Dinner Campout – 11/22 – 11/24 – Jefferson Township Park
Gettysburg Trip – 7/3/20 – 7/5/20 – McMillan Wood Youth Campground
2020 Summer Camp – 7/12/20 – 7/18/20 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation

Breaking News
Will F. Eagle Project Part 3
8/10
Will needs your help with his Eagle Project repainting the playground maps at the final Gahanna Elementary school. The group will be working from 8 am to noon. Please make sure you bring clothes that can get dirty and a water bottle. Part 3 of the project will be at Royal Manor. This service opportunity is Scoutmaster approved and can be used for rank advancements.

Senior Patrol Positions
8/12
Our new SPL wanted to make sure all First-Class Scouts have a chance to submit a letter to join the Senior Patrol. Therefore, the turn in date for any remaining letters is now the 8/12 Troop Meeting. If you are interested in helping Nathan by serving in a position of responsibility in the Senior Patrol (Quartermaster, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Chaplain Aide, Historian) please type a letter (1/2 to 1 page) telling Nathan what position you are interested in and how you would serve the Troop in that position. Completed letters should be turned into the Senior Patrol Leader.

August Board of Review
8/13
If you are ready for your next rank advancement you should plan to attend the monthly Board of Review. This will be in the basement at Stonybrook at 7:30pm. Please RSVP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present.

Safe Sanctuary Training
8/15
Mark your calendar, Thursday, Aug. 15, at 6:00 pm is the annual required safe sanctuary training put on by the Stonybrook staff for all scout leaders. Other topics being covered will be building procedures and the new building security system.

Reminders
Christian H. Eagle Project
8/17 & 8/18
Christian’s Eagle project will be to build a prayer labyrinth at Stonybrook Church. Volunteers are needed Saturday, August 17 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm (lunch provided) and Sunday, August 18 from 12:00-4:00 pm. Please bring work gloves, a rake and shovel if you have them.
The labyrinth is being built off the side parking lot close to the new walking path.

Columbus Zoo Scavenger Hunt
8/24
The Scouts will be completing a Scavenger Hunt at the Columbus Zoo in August. Each Patrol will be given a list of facts to find and sent out to find and document the facts from all over the Zoo.

We will meet at Stonybrook Church at 9:30 so that we can carpool Scouts up to the Zoo. The hunt will run from when we arrive until 5pm. The fee for admission is $15 per person and needs to be turned into the Troop by the 8/19 Troop meeting. Scouts should wear their Troop 98 T-Shirt and Class B uniform to the event.
Please let us know (by RSVP on Team App) if you will be attending, and if you will be using your Zoo membership instead of paying with the group.

Gettysburg Deposit Payments

Sign up now for the weekend your Scout will be talking about for years to come. This will be a unique experience where adventure and learning come together to make memories that will last a lifetime. Right now, we are taking deposit payments of $65 to reserve your spot on the trip. We will be taking deposits until we fill the 35 available spots in the campsite. An activity fee will also be collected once the Scouts decide on a schedule.

South Bass Island Camporee
9/6 – 9/8
Registration for the event is over.
The Scouts will need to bring only their personal camping gear and the Troop tents. They should also make sure to pack their Class A uniform. No other Troop equipment will be required.

There is an opportunity to purchase extra snacks or souvenirs on the island so the Scouts should be prepared if they wish. We will be meeting at the Church at 6pm and will leave at 7pm. If everyone has arrived, we will leave before 7pm so please try to arrive as early as possible. We are planning to return to the church around 3 pm and will send out updates when we are on the road back to the church.

Troop 98 for Girls
Troop 98 is starting a linked Troop for Girls. They are currently having weekly meetings in Room 121 at the Church on Monday nights at 7pm. Come on down any Monday and see what we are doing. If you have any questions, please contact the Troop by email or through Team App. 

It's Scouts BSA Launch Day

posted Feb 1, 2019, 5:14 PM by Jason Reidler


Today Troop 98 jumps into its next great adventure with the launch of the Scouts BSA program. Our Troop for Boys will continue to build on its 75-year history of enthusiasm and being Prepared for Life. We are also excited to announce that Troop 98 is starting a new Troop for Girls that will offer girls a chance to make their own mark on Troop 98 history. Together, we will write the next chapter of Troop 98 history with Scouting for the whole family.


Scouts BSA Information Night

posted Jan 13, 2019, 10:44 AM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 2:08 PM ]

Below you will find copies of the handouts from the Troop 98 Scouts BSA Information Night. You can also find a copy of our contact information below. Please reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Scouts BSA coming to Troop 98 in 2019

posted Jan 5, 2019, 12:57 PM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 4:26 PM ]


Troop 98 has been serving Gahanna youth since 1943 and we will be continuing and expanding that service in 2019 as the BSA launches Scouts BSA.


Scouts BSA is a year-round program for boys and girls in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves. In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.



Stonybrook UMC and the Troop 98 Troop Committee will be working to bring Scouts BSA to the community using the linked Troop model. This means that Stonybrook (the Chartered Organization) will be the sponsor for two separate Scouts BSA Troops. The existing Troop will continue to serve boys as an all-boy Troop, and a new Troop will be launching so that girls can join the all-girl Troop. Scouts BSA will not have any mixed-gender, or coed, troops.


The Linked Troop model will allow the unit to take full advantage of the resources already available, and focus on growing in the areas specifically needed for the new all-girl Troop.  It will also allow meeting times and campout dates to be shared making participation more convenient for families and allowing boys and girls
to learn and grow at the pace that is unique to their development.

If you have further questions about the launch of Scouts BSA you can check out the BSA FAQ attached at the bottom of this post, or any of the other resources available at the BSA Family Scouting page. 

Philmont Trip in 2019

posted Jan 6, 2018, 8:19 AM by Troop98 Admin

Philmont Overview

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 35 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails.


Trek

Troop signed up for a lottery to send 2 Crews to Philmont in 2019. And out of the nation wide lottery our Troop received spots for our 2 Crews. The expedition at Philmont will be from 7/28/19 - 8/9/19 with a travel day on each end of the trip. Each crew can consist of 7-12 participants and must include 2 adults per crew. 

Scouts must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. Youth must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.

Cost

The fee that each participant pays for the 2019 expedition will be $970. There will also be additional fees for the plane ticket and bus ride to get to Philmont. The equipment requirements may also require participants to purchase additional equipment. 


Preparation 

The fee to Philmont is paid in 3 parts with the first in January of 2018. So check out Team App to find out the details about the fee.

There will also be a series of activities that prepare the participants physically for the expedition. 


September 2016 Newsletter

posted Sep 3, 2016, 5:07 AM by Jason Reidler

It has been a couple months but the Newsletter is BACK!!!!!

Check your email to see our Brand New September 2016 Troop 98 Newsletter.
The file is also included below.

A great way to remind yourself about upcoming events is to print out the newsletter and hang it up somewhere you will see it everyday. That way you will always Be Prepared for the next activity.

Oakland Park Conservation Club Kids Afield Seminar

posted Aug 12, 2016, 3:45 PM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 3:38 PM ]

Hello Troop 98,

The OPCC Kids Afield Seminar is coming up in the beginning of October. The dates for the event will be October 7-9 this year. Attached you will find the registration and Live Fire Management Form. Please fill the form out and bring to a Troop 98 meeting so we can get all of the Scouts pre-registered. Please make sure you read the entire form before signing. Adults who will be attending can serve as the sponsor for their Scouts. If a parent will not be attending please fill in Troop 98 in the sponsor slot. All forms are due at the September 12 Troop meeting. If you have any questions about registration please see Tom W. at the next Troop meeting. 

Oakland Park Conservation Club Baitcasters Seminar

posted May 24, 2016, 3:22 PM by Jason Reidler

Hello All,

The Oakland Park Conservation Club will be hosting the annual Baitcasters Seminar this year on the weekend of June 17th, 18th, and 19th. There will be lessons for participants, plenty of good food, a raffle, and 2 fishing derbies. This is always one of the Scouts favorite campout because of the great campground, the awesome food, all the Scouts getting to hang out in the bunkhouse, and the chance to build a big fire in the huge fire ring. The Scouts will travel around during the day on Saturday to different lessons about fishing, trapping, conservation, and water safety.

There are 2 forms that are required to register for the event. Both forms can be found at the bottom of this page. They are the registration form and the waiver. Please read both documents carefully before filling them out. The forms and the fees are due on Monday June 6th at the Troop Meeting. Please remember that if a parent is going to the campout they should fill their name in the sponsor slot. If they are not attending they need to write in Troop 98 as the sponsor. Also, please make sure you write in the previous years you have attended the seminar. This means anyone attending for the first time should fill in "0". Please note the added cost for participating as a 4th or 5th year youth. 

You do not need to purchase any fishing equipment for this event. If you have gear that you enjoy using you can bring it with you, or use the equipment provided by the club. The fee includes Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, along with Sunday Breakfast. 

 If you have any questions about the forms or the fees please contact leaders@troop98gahanna.info

March 2016 Newsletter

posted Mar 2, 2016, 3:30 PM by Jason Reidler

Check your email to see our Brand New March 2016 Troop 98 Newsletter.
The file is also included below.

A great way to remind yourself about upcoming events is to print out the newsletter and hang it up somewhere you will see it everyday. That way you will always Be Prepared for the next activity.

February 2016 Newsletter

posted Jan 25, 2016, 6:39 PM by Jason Reidler

Check your email to see our Brand New February 2016 Troop 98 Newsletter.
The file is also included below.

A great way to remind yourself about upcoming events is to print out the newsletter and hang it up somewhere you will see it everyday. That way you will always Be Prepared for the next activity.

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