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 Scoutmasters Lounge 1-22-2020

posted Jan 26, 2020, 8:31 AM 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

Pack 98 Pinewood Derby – 1/24 & 1/25 – Gahanna Lincoln High School Cafeteria
Men’s Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Opportunity – 1/25 – Stonybrook Church
Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet – 1/25 – Simon Kenton Council Service Center
Logan’s Woodcutting for Eagle Project – 1/26 – 3120 East 17th Avenue
SPL & ASPL Speeches – 2/3 – Troop Meeting
Candyland Ball Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity – 2/7 – Stonybrook Church
Scout Sunday – 2/9 – Stonybrook Church
SPL & ASPL Elections – 2/10 – Troop Meeting
Early Bird Summer Camp Payment 1 Deadline – 2/10 – Troop Meeting
Merit Badge Weekend – 2/28-2/29 – Stonybrook Church
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
2021 Philmont Trek – 6/23/21 – 7/5/21 – Philmont Scout Ranch

Breaking News
-Garage Cleanout
2/1
The Troop will meet at the church to help clean up the garage and get ready for the 2020 camping season. All Scouts are welcome, and Patrol Quartermasters are highly encouraged to attend. This will also be a great opportunity to practice using the camping gear. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and $2 for food.

-Summer Camp Early Bird Payment 1
2/10
The 2/10 Troop meeting is the deadline for the first early bird payment of $50. By completing both Early Bird Payments Scouts can qualify for a $10 discount and a commemorative hat for Summer Camp. The second payment of $100 must also be made by the 3/23 Troop meeting for the discount to be applied to your final Summer Camp fee. Checks should be made out to Troop 98 BSA. Online payments are also available by going to the Trading Post on Team App. An online processing fee is included on all online payments.

Reminders

-Medical Forms
Part A, B1, & B2
The National BSA council has just released a Revised medical form. The form can be found on the Team App UPLOADS page, and the national forms page (https://www.scouting.org/resources/forms/). Always keep the original form and turn in a copy. Do not turn in the original. If you are an adult planning on participating in the campouts or other unit activities, you will ALSO need to have the medical form completed and in the hands of the unit leader prior to the activity.

-Pack 98 Pinewood Derby
1/24 & 1/25
The Pack is looking for Scouts from the Troop interested in helping during setup, racing, and tear down for the Pack 98 Pinewood Derby. Scouts can help for the whole day or just for a few hours. Scouts who go to help with the event should wear their Full Class A Uniform. If you are interested in helping at the event, please email leaders@troop98gahanna.info or leave a comment on this page.

January 24 (5-9 pm) Setup, test run and impound
January 25 (8-4 pm) Derby Day and tear down

The race will be in the Gahanna Lincoln High School Cafeteria.
Event is free to attend.
Lunch option available for additional charge on the 25th

-Men’s Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Opportunity
1/25
The United Methodist Men are hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on January 25th.
They are looking for people to help before and after the dinner.
You can come and help setup for dinner anytime from between 10 am-5 pm.
They will also need help with cleanup from 7:30-9:30 pm.

Remember the church does a lot for the Troop and this is one way we can give back to the church and the community. You can also bring your family to come eat dinner from 5-7:30. Adults at $8, children 6-10 are $5 and children under 6 eat free. And it is all you can eat!!!! Remember to bring your Scout handbook so an adult leader can sign off for your service hours.

-Logan’s Woodcutting for Eagle Project
1/26
On January 26th we are going to start the woodcutting for my Eagle Scout project. For my project we are building new benches for Jefferson Township Park. The woodcutting is for older scouts 15+ years of age. We will be cutting the wood at 3120 East 17th Avenue (Quality Pools) from 10am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided for those that are there.

Report from the Scoutmaster's Lounge 1-2-2020

posted Jan 2, 2020, 4:32 PM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Jan 2, 2020, 4:33 PM ]



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

If a Scout or Parent in your family is not receiving Team App messages please have them sign up to use Team App on the teamapp.com website or by downloading the Team App app on their smartphone. Once they create a Team App account, they need to search for our Troop 98 team and request to join.

In addition to Team App there are a few other ways you can stay up to date on Troop events. You can check the News & Photos page or the Calendar page at troop98gahanna.info/. Then there are also our Facebook and Instagram pages. All of these resources can help make sure you are prepared for all of the exciting events coming in 2020.

**Coming Soon**
Eagle Scout Court of Honor – 1/4 – Stonybrook Church
Seven Spring Ski Day Payment Deadline – 1/6 – Troop Meeting
Seven Spring Ski Day – 1/11 – Seven Spring Ski Resort
Medical Form Part A, B1 & B2 Turn-In – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
2021 Philmont Deposit Deadline – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
Winter Campout – 1/17-1/19 – Camp Lazarus
Men’s Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Opportunity – 1/25 – Stonybrook Church
Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet – 1/25 – Simon Kenton Council Service Center
SPL & ASPL Speeches – 2/3 – Troop Meeting
SPL & ASPL Elections – 2/10 – Troop Meeting
Merit Badge Weekend – 2/28-2/29 – Stonybrook Church
Simon Kenton NYLT – 4/17-19 & 4/24-26 – Camp Lazarus
Nagatamen NYLT – 6/7-6/13 – Camp Oyo
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
2021 Philmont Trek – 6/23/21 – 7/5/21 – Philmont Scout Ranch

**Breaking News**
-SPL & ASPL Speeches
2/3
During this meeting any First Class or above Scout interested in serving as Senior Patrol Leader will give a short speech in front of the Troop about why they want to be Senior Patrol Leader. Interested Scouts need to be at the meeting on 2/3 and 2/10 to be elected as Senior Patrol Leader. The Scout elected will serve as Senior Patrol Leader until the end of Summer camp.

There will also be a second set of speeches during the meeting. These will be for any First Class or above Scouts interested in serving as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader now and as Senior Patrol Leader after Summer Camp. This will give them 6 months to learn and study the SPL role while serving as the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Interested Scouts need to be at the meeting on 2/3 and 2/10 to be elected as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Future Senior Patrol Leader. This Scout will serve as Assistant Senior Patrol until the end of Summer Camp, and as the Senior Patrol Leader until February 2021.

-SPL & ASPL Elections
2/10
This is the Troop meeting where the Scouts will elect the next Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 98. We need all available Scouts to attend so they can submit their vote. Interested Scouts need to be at the meeting on 2/3 and 2/10 to be elected as Senior Patrol Leader. This Scout will serve as Senior Patrol Leader until the end of Summer Camp.

There will also be a separate election for the next Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and future Senior Patrol Leader. This Scout will be Assistant Senior until the end of Summer Camp and will then serve as Senior Patrol Leader until February 2021. Interested Scouts need to be at the meeting on 2/3 and 2/10 to be elected.

**Reminders**

Eagle Court of Honor
1/4
Come join our newest Eagle Scout and his family as they celebrate his Eagle Court of Honor. The event will be on January 4th at Stonybrook Church from 2 – 4pm. Attending this event is a great opportunity for all Scouts to celebrate what this Scout has achieved, and to better understand what it takes to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This is a Class A event.  RSVP on Team App.

-Seven Spring Ski Day
1/11
Troop 98 will be going to Seven Springs Ski Resort for a 1-day ski trip on January 11th. We need to have at least 20 people attend to get the special group pricing below. Those going need to meet at the Church at 5:30 am so the group is ready to leave on time. The group will be returning around 10:30 pm in the evening.

**The DEADLINE for the payment is Monday January 6th.** Payments must be turned in at the Troop Meeting on 1/6. No late payments will be accepted.

**Pricing**
Ski or Snowboard Lift Ticket – $70
Equipment Rental (Ski or Snowboard) – If Required – $40
Food Cost – $20
Scouts can bring additional money for food if they want to buy snacks at the resort

-Medical Forms
Part A, B1, & B2 – Due 1/13
The National BSA council has just released a Revised medical form. The form can be found on the Team App UPLOADS page, and the national forms page (https://www.scouting.org/resources/forms/). Always keep the original form and turn in a copy. Do not turn in the original. If you are an adult planning on participating in the campouts or other unit activities, you will ALSO need to have the medical form completed and in the hands of the unit leader prior to the activity.

To go on campouts or unit activities that are less than 72 hours parts A, B1 and B2 are required to be in the possession of the unit leader prior to the event. These parts do not need to be completed by a medical professional.

To go on longer campouts such as Summer Camp, National Jamboree, or a high adventure camp (Seabase, Northern Tier, Summit or Philmont) you must also have part C completed and turned in along with A, B1, and B2. Form C must be completed by a medical professional.

Please contact Mr. Sampson at a Troop Meeting if you have any questions about the new medical form. **Please turn in parts A, B1 and B2 by Monday 1/13. Then part C must be completed before attending Summer Camp in July.**

-Troop Committee Meeting
1/14
The Committee will be having their monthly meeting to discuss Troop business from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Stonybrook. Committee members are highly encouraged to attend, and Parents are welcome to attend and participate. Topics for discussion can be submitted in the comments section of the meeting event page on the Team App.

-Board of Review
1/14
A Scout who has completed the requirements for any rank (except Scout rank) then appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of the Scout’s experience and decide whether the requirements for the rank have been fulfilled. If so, the board not only approves the Scout’s advancement but also provides encouragement to continue the quest for the next rank.

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 7:30 pm. Please RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present.

-Winter Campout
1/17 – 1/19
The Troop will be having a Winter Campout at Camp Lazarus. The Troop will be holding Flag Raising and Flag Lowering at set times on Saturday, and the rest of the time is open for the Patrols to use for Scout activities as they wish. Go for a hike, build a shelter, or cook some great meals, you can do all of this and more at the Winter Campout.

The Troop will be meeting at Stonybrook at 6 pm and leaving at 7 pm. We will return to Stonybrook around 1 pm on Sunday. The Patrols will be responsible for 3 meals on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. On Friday night please eat before arriving at the church or bring a dinner with you. Please make sure you are paying attention to the weather for the campout so you can BE PREPARED.

-Troop Leaders Council & Teams Meeting
1/20
Troop Leaders Council Meeting (TLC)
**This meeting will be at Massey’s Pizza in Gahanna because the church will be closed that day.**
The Troop Leaders Council (TLC) meeting is a meeting of the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leaders to review the Troops upcoming plans. All Patrol Leaders, the Senior Patrol Leader, and the Troop Scribe should plan to attend. If a Patrol Leader cannot attend, they should make sure that the Assistant Patrol Leader attends the meeting. Each Special Team should also provide an update on their current progress for the TLC to review.

During the meeting the Scouts will review the meeting and campout plans for the upcoming months and fill in the details for each meeting with input from the Patrol Leaders. All Scouts should make sure they give their Patrol Leader feedback to share at the TLC meeting. If there is an activity that you want to see, make sure you tell your Patrol Leader so we can try and add it to the calendar.

The Teams are also encouraged to attend the meeting to work on their current projects and report on their progress to the TLC.

-2021 Philmont Trek
6/23/21 – 7/5/21 / $100 Deposit DEADLINE – 1/13 Troop Meeting
Troop 98 will be returning to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2021 for another 12-day Trek. You can learn more about Philmont here - https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/about/ Or you can ask anyone who went in 2019 to learn more about this exciting opportunity. To reserve you spot on the Trek a $100 deposit needs to be received on or before the 1/13 deadline. The total Philmont fee will be $1065 per person. Scholarships are available and fundraising opportunities are being planned to help with costs as well. **If you have any interest in going please talk to Mr. Emmons at a Troop meeting. We will find ways to get the fees paid for any interested Scout.** Youth need to be 14 years old OR 13 years old and completed 8th grad by 6/23/2021. Please make sure to watch out for more information coming out in the future.

-NYLT Registration Now Open
4/17-19 & 4/24-26 or 6/7-6/13
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is a six-day experience based on the activities of a typical unit during a month of program. The course is a combination of classroom and practical exercise, all taught by a youth-led staff, modeling the best in leadership skills, using the teaching E.D.G.E. The course is about vision-based team building with a wide variety of fun and challenging activities. To qualify for this exciting training, a Scout must be First Class, 13 years of age (14 years of age and older is STRONGLY recommended) and approved by their Scoutmaster. To learn more about NYLT please speak with the Scoutmaster or the SPL at a Troop meeting.

NYLT – Simon Kenton https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTSK
NYLT – Nagatamen https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTNagatamen

 

 

 

Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 12-27-19

posted Dec 27, 2019, 5:02 PM by Jason Reidler   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 5:04 PM ]

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

If a Scout or Parent in your family is not receiving Team App messages please have them sign up to use Team App on the teamapp.com website or by downloading the Team App app on their smartphone. Once they create a Team App account, they need to search for our Troop 98 team and request to join. 

In addition to Team App there are a few other ways you can stay up to date on Troop events. You can check the News & Photos page or the Calendar page at troop98gahanna.info/. Then there are also our Facebook and Instagram pages. All of these resources can help make sure you are prepared for all of the exciting events coming in 2020.

**Coming Soon**
Payment Turn-In Philmont/Ski Day – 12/30 – Gahanna Library
No Troop Meeting – 12/30
Eagle Scout Court of Honor – 1/4 – Stonybrook Church
Seven Spring Ski Day Payment Deadline – 1/6 – Troop Meeting
Seven Spring Ski Day – 1/11 – Seven Spring Ski Resort
Medical Form Part A, B1 & B2 Turn-In – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
2021 Philmont Deposit Deadline – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
Winter Campout – 1/17-1/19 – Camp Lazarus
Men’s Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Opportunity – 1/25 – Stonybrook Church
Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet – 1/25 – Simon Kenton Council Service Center
Merit Badge Weekend – 2/28-2/29 – Stonybrook Church
Simon Kenton NYLT – 4/17-19 & 4/24-26 – Camp Lazarus
Nagatamen NYLT – 6/7-6/13 – Camp Oyo
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
2021 Philmont Trek – 6/23/21 – 7/5/21 – Philmont Scout Ranch

**Breaking News**
-Payment Turn-In
12/30
The Troop will be having a Fee turn-in day for the Seven Springs Ski Day and the Philmont Deposit at the Gahanna Library. This turn-in date will be on December 30th from 7 pm to 8 pm. Checks should be made out to Troop 98 BSA.

**Reminders**
-Eagle Court of Honor 
1/4
Come join our newest Eagle Scout and his family as they celebrate his Eagle Court of Honor. The event will be on January 4th at Stonybrook Church from 2 – 4pm. Attending this event is a great opportunity for all Scouts to celebrate what this Scout has achieved, and to better understand what it takes to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This is a Class A event.  RSVP on Team App.

-Seven Spring Ski Day
1/11
Troop 98 will be going to Seven Springs Ski Resort for a 1-day ski trip on January 11th. We need to have at least 20 people attend to get the special group pricing below. Those going need to meet at the Church at 5:30 am so the group is ready to leave on time. The group will be returning around 10:30 pm in the evening.

**The DEADLINE for the payment is Monday January 6th.** Payments can be turned in at the Troop Meetings on 12/16 or 1/6. Payments can also be turned in at the Library on December 21st from 9 – 10:30 am or December 30th from 7 – 8 pm. No late payments will be accepted.

**Pricing**
Ski or Snowboard Lift Ticket – $70
Equipment Rental (Ski or Snowboard) – If Required – $40
Food Cost – $20
Scouts can bring additional money for food if they want to buy snacks at the resort

-Medical Forms
Part A, B1, & B2 – Due 1/13
The National BSA council has just released a Revised medical form. The form can be found on the Team App UPLOADS page, and the national forms page (https://www.scouting.org/resources/forms/). Always keep the original form and turn in a copy. Do not turn in the original. If you are an adult planning on participating in the campouts or other unit activities, you will ALSO need to have the medical form completed and in the hands of the unit leader prior to the activity. 

To go on campouts or unit activities that are less than 72 hours parts A, B1 and B2 are required to be in the possession of the unit leader prior to the event. These parts do not need to be completed by a medical professional.

To go on longer campouts such as Summer Camp, National Jamboree, or a high adventure camp (Seabase, Northern Tier, Summit or Philmont) you must also have part C completed and turned in along with A, B1, and B2. Form C must be completed by a medical professional.

Please contact Mr. Sampson at a Troop Meeting if you have any questions about the new medical form. **Please turn in parts A, B1 and B2 by Monday 1/13. Then part C must be completed before attending Summer Camp in July.**

-Troop Committee Meeting 
1/14
The Committee will be having their monthly meeting to discuss Troop business from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Stonybrook. Committee members are highly encouraged to attend, and Parents are welcome to attend and participate. Topics for discussion can be submitted in the comments section of the meeting event page on the Team App.

-Board of Review
1/14
A Scout who has completed the requirements for any rank (except Scout rank) then appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of the Scout’s experience and decide whether the requirements for the rank have been fulfilled. If so, the board not only approves the Scout’s advancement but also provides encouragement to continue the quest for the next rank.

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 RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present.

-Winter Campout
1/17 – 1/19
The Troop will be having a Winter Campout at Camp Lazarus. The Troop will be holding Flag Raising and Flag Lowering at set times on Saturday, and the rest of the time is open for the Patrols to use for Scout activities as they wish. Go for a hike, build a shelter, or cook some great meals, you can do all of this and more at the Winter Campout.

The Troop will be meeting at Stonybrook at 6pm and leaving at 7pm. We will return to Stonybrook around 1pm on Sunday. The Patrols will be responsible for 3 meals on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. On Friday night please eat before arriving at the church or bring a dinner with you. Please make sure you are paying attention to the weather for the campout so you can BE PREPARED.

-Troop Leaders Council & Teams Meeting 
1/20
Troop Leaders Council Meeting (TLC)
**This meeting will be at Massey’s Pizza in Gahanna because the church will be closed that day.**
The Troop Leaders Council (TLC) meeting is a meeting of the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leaders to review the Troops upcoming plans. All Patrol Leaders, the Senior Patrol Leader, and the Troop Scribe should plan to attend. If a Patrol Leader cannot attend, they should make sure that the Assistant Patrol Leader attends the meeting. Each Special Team should also provide an update on their current progress for the TLC to review.

During the meeting the Scouts will review the meeting and campout plans for the upcoming months and fill in the details for each meeting with input from the Patrol Leaders. All Scouts should make sure they give their Patrol Leader feedback to share at the TLC meeting. If there is an activity that you want to see, make sure you tell your Patrol Leader so we can try and add it to the calendar.

The Teams are also encouraged to attend the meeting to work on their current projects and report on their progress to the TLC.

-2021 Philmont Trek
6/23/21 – 7/5/21 / $100 Deposit DEADLINE – 1/13 Troop Meeting
Troop 98 will be returning to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2021 for another 12-day Trek. You can learn more about Philmont here - https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/about/ Or you can ask anyone who went in 2019 to learn more about this exciting opportunity. To reserve you spot on the Trek a $100 deposit needs to be received on or before the 1/13 deadline. There will be additional turn in times at the Gahanna Library on December 21st from 9 – 10:30 am or December 30th from 7 – 8 pm.  The total Philmont fee will be $1065 per person. **If you have any interest in going please talk to Mr. Emmons at a Troop meeting or one of the Gahanna Library turn in times. We will find ways to get the fees paid for any interested Scout.** Youth need to be 14 years old OR 13 years old and completed 8th grad by 6/23/2021. Please make sure to watch out for more information coming out in the future. 

-NYLT Registration Now Open
4/17-19 & 4/24-26 or 6/7-6/13
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is a six-day experience based on the activities of a typical unit during a month of program. The course is a combination of classroom and practical exercise, all taught by a youth-led staff, modeling the best in leadership skills, using the teaching E.D.G.E. The course is about vision-based team building with a wide variety of fun and challenging activities. To qualify for this exciting training, a Scout must be First Class, 13 years of age (14 years of age and older is STRONGLY recommended) and approved by their Scoutmaster. To learn more about NYLT please speak with the Scoutmaster or the SPL at a Troop meeting.

NYLT – Simon Kenton https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTSK
NYLT – Nagatamen https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTNagatamen


Report from the Scoutmaster's Lounge 12-18-19

posted Dec 24, 2019, 1:12 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

-Medical Forms
Part A, B1, & B2 – Due 1/13
The National BSA council has just released a Revised medical form. A copy can be found attached to this NEWS post if you open it in Team App. The form can also be found on the Team App UPLOADS page, and the national forms page (https://www.scouting.org/resources/forms/). Always keep the original form and turn in a copy. Do not turn in the original. If you are an adult planning on participating in the campouts or other unit activities, you will ALSO need to have the medical form completed and in the hands of the unit leader prior to the activity.

To go on campouts or unit activities that are less than 72 hours parts A, B1 and B2 are required to be in the possession of the unit leader prior to the event. These parts do not need to be completed by a medical professional.

To go on longer campouts such as Summer Camp, National Jamboree, or a high adventure camp (Seabase, Northern Tier, Summit or Philmont) you must also have part C completed and turned in along with A, B1, and B2. Form C must be completed by a medical professional.

Please contact Mr. Sampson at a Troop Meeting if you have any questions about the new medical form. Please turn in parts A, B1 and B2 by Monday 1/13. Then part C must be completed before attending Summer Camp in July.

Coming Soon
No Troop Meeting – 12/23 & 12/30
Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Christian H. – 1/4 – Stonybrook Church
Payment Turn-In Philmont/Ski Day – 12/21 – Gahanna Library
Payment Turn-In Philmont/Ski Day – 12/28 – Gahanna Library
Seven Spring Ski Day Payment Deadline – 1/6 – Troop Meeting
Seven Spring Ski Day – 1/11 – Seven Spring Ski Resort
Medical Form Part A, B1 & B2 Turn-In – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
2021 Philmont Deposit Deadline – 1/13 – Troop Meeting
Winter Campout – 1/17-1/19 – Camp Lazarus
Men’s Spaghetti Dinner Volunteer Opportunity – 1/25 – Stonybrook Church
Order of the Arrow Lodge Banquet – 1/25 – Simon Kenton Council Service Center
Merit Badge Weekend – 2/28-2/29 – Stonybrook Church
Simon Kenton NYLT – 4/17-19 & 4/24-26 – Camp Lazarus
Nagatamen NYLT – 6/7-6/13 – Camp Oyo
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
2021 Philmont Trek – 6/23/21 – 7/5/21 – Philmont Scout Ranch

Breaking News
-Troop Committee Meeting
1/14
The Committee will be having their monthly meeting to discuss Troop business from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Stonybrook. Committee members are highly encouraged to attend, and Parents are welcome to attend and participate. Topics for discussion can be submitted in the comments section of the meeting event page on the Team App.

-Board of Review
1/14
A Scout who has completed the requirements for any rank (except Scout rank) then appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of the Scout’s experience and decide whether the requirements for the rank have been fulfilled. If so, the board not only approves the Scout’s advancement but also provides encouragement to continue the quest for the next rank.

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 RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present.

-Winter Campout
1/17 – 1/19
The Troop will be having a Winter Campout at Camp Lazarus. The Troop will be holding Flag Raising and Flag Lowering at set times on Saturday, and the rest of the time is open for the Patrols to use for Scout activities as they wish. Go for a hike, build a shelter, or cook some great meals, you can do all of this and more at the Winter Campout.

The Troop will be meeting at Stonybrook at 6pm and leaving at 7pm. We will return to Stonybrook around 1pm on Sunday. The Patrols will be responsible for 3 meals on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. On Friday night please eat before arriving at the church or bring a dinner with you. Please make sure you are paying attention to the weather for the campout so you can BE PREPARED.

-Troop Leaders Council & Teams Meeting
1/20
Troop Leaders Council Meeting (TLC)
This meeting will be at Massey’s Pizza in Gahanna because the church will be closed that day.
The Troop Leaders Council (TLC) meeting is a meeting of the Senior Patrol Leader and the Patrol Leaders to review the Troops upcoming plans. All Patrol Leaders, the Senior Patrol Leader, and the Troop Scribe should plan to attend. If a Patrol Leader cannot attend, they should make sure that the Assistant Patrol Leader attends the meeting. Each Special Team should also provide an update on their current progress for the TLC to review.

During the meeting the Scouts will review the meeting and campout plans for the upcoming months and fill in the details for each meeting with input from the Patrol Leaders. All Scouts should make sure they give their Patrol Leader feedback to share at the TLC meeting. If there is an activity that you want to see, make sure you tell your Patrol Leader so we can try and add it to the calendar.

The Teams are also encouraged to attend the meeting to work on their current projects and report on their progress to the TLC.

Reminders
-Christian H. Eagle Court of Honor
1/4
Come join Christian and his family as they celebrate his Eagle Court of Honor. The event will be on January 4th at Stonybrook Church from 2 – 4pm. Attending this event is a great opportunity for all Scouts to celebrate what Christian achieved, and to better understand what it takes to earn the Eagle Scout rank. This is a Class A event. RSVP on Team App or through the link below.
https://www.evite.com/s/XWymFHD1uP

-Seven Spring Ski Day
1/11
Troop 98 will be going to Seven Springs Ski Resort for a 1-day ski trip on January 11th. We need to have at least 20 people attend to get the special group pricing below. Those going need to meet at the Church at 5:30 am so the group is ready to leave on time. The group will be returning around 10:30 pm in the evening.

The DEADLINE for the payment is Monday January 6th. Payments can be turned in at the Troop Meetings on 12/16 or 1/6. Payments can also be turned in at the Library on December 21st from 9 – 10:30 am or December 30th from 7 – 8 pm. No late payments will be accepted.

Pricing
Ski or Snowboard Lift Ticket – $70
Equipment Rental (Ski or Snowboard) – If Required – $40
Food Cost – $20
Scouts can bring additional money for food if they want to buy snacks at the resort

-2021 Philmont Trek
6/23/21 – 7/5/21 / $100 Deposit DEADLINE – 1/13 Troop Meeting
Troop 98 will be returning to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2021 for another 12-day Trek. You can learn more about Philmont here – https://www.philmontscoutranch.org/about/ Or you can ask anyone who went in 2019 to learn more about this exciting opportunity. To reserve you spot on the Trek a $100 deposit needs to be received on or before the 1/13 deadline. There will be additional turn in times at the Gahanna Library on December 21st from 9 – 10:30 am or December 30th from 7 – 8 pm. The total Philmont fee will be $1065 per person. If you have any interest in going please talk to Mr. Emmons at a Troop meeting or one of the Gahanna Library turn in times. We will find ways to get the fees paid for any interested Scout. Youth need to be 14 years old OR 13 years old and completed 8th grad by 6/23/2021. Please make sure to watch out for more information coming out in the future.

-NYLT Registration Now Open
4/17-19 & 4/24-26 or 6/7-6/13
NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is a six-day experience based on the activities of a typical unit during a month of program. The course is a combination of classroom and practical exercise, all taught by a youth-led staff, modeling the best in leadership skills, using the teaching E.D.G.E. The course is about vision-based team building with a wide variety of fun and challenging activities. To qualify for this exciting training, a Scout must be First Class, 13 years of age (14 years of age and older is STRONGLY recommended) and approved by their Scoutmaster. To learn more about NYLT please speak with the Scoutmaster or the SPL at a Troop meeting.

NYLT – Simon Kenton https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTSK
NYLT – Nagatamen https://scoutingevent.com/441-2020NYLTNagatamen

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    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.

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