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Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-20-21

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

Thank you to the Scouts and Adults who helped at the Pack 98 October Pack meeting.

**Coming Soon**

Troop Meeting November Practice– 10/25 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting November Practice – 11/1 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

Board of Review 11/9 – Stonybrook Church

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

November Pack Meeting: Dessert Auction for GRIN – 11/16 – Stonybrook Church

December Troop Lock In – 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

December Pack Meeting: The Reindeer Games – 12/21 – Stonybrook Church

Viking Campout – 1/14 to 1/16 – Location TBD

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation

**Breaking News**

-Wreath Sale Challenge

The Scoutmaster has issued a challenge to the Scouts of Troop 98. If 10 wreath orders are entered online between the 10/18 Troop Meeting and Noon on October 24th then he will bring Stromboli for everyone to the 10/25 Troop Meeting. If 20 wreath orders are entered online by Noon on October 24th then he will also bring mulled cider to the 10/25 Troop Meeting. So, send out your links to the people you know, especially family and buyers from last year, and do your best to complete the Wreath Sale Challenge.

-Wreath Sale Response Link

On the Team App UPLOADS page is a revision to the Sales Link document. The sheet now has an additional link for every Scout that will allow them to see if anyone has responded to their sales links. This will help the Scouts make sure that sales have been recorded correctly and who they need to follow up with after the initial email contact.

-Practice for Field Day / Thanksgiving Dinner

During the next two meetings we will work on preparing for the Field Day / Thanksgiving Campout. After opening and advancements the Scouts will figure out the recipe and the steps needed for 2 of their side dishes. After that they will play through several of the roadblocks, so they are prepared to help the Cub Scouts complete them.

**Reminders**

-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday 9/13 Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.

The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP. All orders must be added to your personal sales link form by Monday November 1st.

-Stonybrook Fall Clean Up Day

The church needs volunteers to help clean up the church property for the season change on Saturday, November 6th from 9am – 11am. We hope you can come and help the church with some flower removal, raking, weeding, pruning, and brush removal. Bring gloves, a water bottle, and gardening tools if you have them. Please make sure to put your name on any items you bring. Members of the Planter’s Guild will be present to direct you to help clean up their planting areas as well.

-Thanksgiving Dinner

Family members should start arriving for the Thanksgiving Dinner between 5 and 6pm. The Dinner will then begin at 6pm. Once everyone has had a chance to eat a Court of Honor will follow Dinner. If you have any special awards you would like to present, please ask the Scoutmaster if the award is okay. Only positive approved awards may be presented. Please feel free to go through the food line during the Court of Honor. Parent’s, please remember to bring plates/knives/cups/ and a homemade dessert.

We are also inviting parents and Scouts who are now 18+ to come out and help with our dinner preparation. If you are interested, please email us so we can add you to our volunteer plan.

-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Troop 98 Beanie

As it starts to get colder, we have a special offer for our Troop members. In 2019 we sold Troop 98 beanies and 15 of those beanies were recently found leftover from the original sale. The cost of the beanies is $15 each. Please let us know if you are interested in buying one of these great items.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-13-21

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

Please remember that for the October Campout we are meeting at Stonybrook at 7AM on SATURDAY October 16th. Parents should arrange a ride for their Scout or take them to the campout themselves. The Scouts are going shopping for Food at 7pm on Thursday at ALDI on Hamilton Road.

**Coming Soon**

October Troop Campout – 10/16 to 10/17 – Wolf Run State Park

Troop Meeting Field Day / Thanksgiving Planning – 10/18 – Stonybrook Church

October Pack Meeting: Trunk or Treat – 10/19 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 10/25 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/1 – Stonybrook Church

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

November Pack Meeting: Dessert Auction for GRIN – 11/16 – Stonybrook Church

December Troop Lock In – 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

December Pack Meeting: The Reindeer Games – 12/21 – Stonybrook Church

Viking Campout – 1/14 to 1/16 – Location TBD

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation

**Breaking News**

-October Pack Meeting: Trunk or Treat

Join Pack 98 as they host a Trunk or Treat during their October Pack Meeting. Meet in the Stonybrook parking lot at 7pm on Tuesday October 19th. Scouts will help the Cub Scouts as they go around vising all the different trunks collecting candy and may even discover a few treats of their own. Class A uniforms or appropriate Halloween costumes are required. Remember that all Pack Meetings are a great opportunity to meet with the Cub Scouts, show them the opportunities in Scouting after they Crossover, and to have some FUN.

-Stonybrook Fall Clean Up Day

The church needs volunteers to help clean up the church property for the season change on Saturday, November 6th from 9am – 11am. We hope you can come and help the church with some flower removal, raking, weeding, pruning, and brush removal. Bring gloves, a water bottle, and gardening tools if you have them. Please make sure to put your name on any items you bring. Members of the Planter’s Guild will be present to direct you to help clean up their planting areas as well.

**Reminders**

-October Troop Campout

Wolf Run State Park offers more than 1,000 acres of scenic, peaceful woodlands and cool, clean waters for a quiet retreat. Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, the region's second growth forest now provides high-quality outdoor recreation.

Our October Campout will be a new and exciting event for the Troop. For the October Campout we will be leaving from Stonybrook on Saturday Morning (October 16th) instead of Friday night. Campers should meet at Stonybrook at 7am and the caravan will be leaving at 8am. For transportation to the campout, parents/guardians need to find a driver for their Scout to ride with or will need to transport their Scout themselves. October can be a tricky time to camp so please make sure you come prepared with layers of clothing so you will be ready for any temperature.

The Scouts will be preparing Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast in camp. Cowboy camping is the theme for the campout so that means using the campfire and cast iron to cook your meals. There will also be a variety of opportunities for activities on Saturday including visit the USS Shenandoah memorial site, day hikes, fishing access, campfire (Bring a skit), cooking, upside down Cake, making Char-Cloth. On Sunday morning we will make breakfast, pack up all our gear and head home. Parents should pick up their Scouts in the Johnstown Road parking lot next to the church. We will be back by 1pm at the latest.

-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday 9/13 Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.

The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP. All orders must be added to your personal sales link form by Monday November 1st.

-Thanksgiving Dinner

Family members should start arriving for the Thanksgiving Dinner between 5 and 6pm. The Dinner will then begin at 6pm. Once everyone has had a chance to eat a Court of Honor will follow Dinner. If you have any special awards you would like to present, please ask the Scoutmaster if the award is okay. Only positive approved awards may be presented. Please feel free to go through the food line during the Court of Honor. Parent’s, please remember to bring plates/knives/cups/ and a homemade dessert.

We are also inviting parents and Scouts who are now 18+ to come out and help with our dinner preparation. If you are interested, please email us so we can add you to our volunteer plan.

-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Troop 98 Beanie

As it starts to get colder, we have a special offer for our Troop members. In 2019 we sold Troop 98 beanies and 15 of those beanies were recently found leftover from the original sale. The cost of the beanies is $15 each. Please let us know if you are interested in buying one of these great items.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-6-21

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

We need YOUR help to start filling in dates and activities for 2022. YOU are the Scouts of Troop 98 so please let us know what dates we should be avoiding and what activities you want to participate in for the next 6-12 months.

**Coming Soon**

Car Show for G.R.I.N. – 10/9 – Lincoln High School

Troop Meeting On the Go Shelters – 10/11 – Blendon Woods - Meet by Frisbee Golf Course

Troop Committee Meeting – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

October Troop Campout – 10/16 to 10/17 – Wolf Run State Park

**Future Events**

Troop Planning Meeting – 10/18 – Stonybrook Church

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

December Troop Lock In – 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

Viking Campout – 1/14 to 1/16 – Location TBD

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation

**Breaking News**

-Car Show for G.R.I.N.

Nathan will be leading his Eagle Project at Lincoln High School on Saturday October 9th from 10:30am to 7pm. He is looking for Scouts to volunteer for his project which is split into two shifts. The first shift will be from 10:30am to 2:30pm, and the second shift will be from 2:30pm to 7pm. Scouts should wear their Class B uniform with their Troop 98 T shirt and bring a water bottle. Food will be provided for volunteers during the project. So please come out and help Nathan complete his Eagle Project. If you are able to help, please leave a comment on the project’s Team App EVENTS page with the time you will volunteering.

-October Troop Campout

Wolf Run State Park offers more than 1,000 acres of scenic, peaceful woodlands and cool, clean waters for a quiet retreat. Nestled in the heart of Appalachia, the region's second growth forest now provides high-quality outdoor recreation.

Our October Campout will be a new and exciting event for the Troop. For the October Campout we will be leaving from Stonybrook on Saturday Morning (October 16th) instead of Friday night. Campers should meet at Stonybrook at 7am and the caravan will be leaving at 8am. For transportation to the campout, parents/guardians need to find a driver for their Scout to ride with or will need to transport their Scout themselves. October can be a tricky time to camp so please make sure you come prepared with layers of clothing so you will be ready for any temperature.

The Scouts will be preparing Saturday Lunch, Saturday Dinner, and Sunday Breakfast in camp. Cowboy camping is the theme for the campout so that means using the campfire and cast iron to cook your meals. There will also be a variety of opportunities for activities on Saturday including visit the USS Shenandoah memorial site, day hikes, fishing access, campfire (Bring a skit), cooking, upside down Cake, making Char-Cloth. On Sunday morning we will make breakfast, pack up all our gear and head home. Parents should pick up their Scouts in the Johnstown Road parking lot next to the church. We will be back by 1pm at the latest.

**Reminders**

-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday 9/13 Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.

The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP. All orders must be added to your personal sales link form by Monday November 1st.

-Thanksgiving Dinner

Family members should start arriving for the Thanksgiving Dinner between 5 and 6pm. The Dinner will then begin at 6pm. Once everyone has had a chance to eat a Court of Honor will follow Dinner. If you have any special awards you would like to present, please ask the Scoutmaster if the award is okay. Only positive approved awards may be presented. Please feel free to go through the food line during the Court of Honor. Parent’s, please remember to bring plates/knives/cups/ and a homemade dessert.

We are also inviting parents and Scouts who are now 18+ to come out and help with our dinner preparation. If you are interested, please email us so we can add you to our volunteer plan.

-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Troop 98 Beanie

As it starts to get colder, we have a special offer for our Troop members. In 2019 we sold Troop 98 beanies and 15 of those beanies were recently found leftover from the original sale. The cost of the beanies is $15 each. Please let us know if you are interested in buying one of these great items.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 9-29-21

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


We need YOUR help to start filling in dates and activities for 2022. YOU are the Scouts of Troop 98 so please let us know what dates we should be avoiding and what activities you want to participate in for the next 6-12 months.


Coming Soon

Troop Meeting October Campout Menu & Sign Up – 10/4 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting On the Go Shelters – 10/11 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

October Troop Campout – 10/15 to 10/17 – Wolf Run State Park


Future Events

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

December Troop Lock In – 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

Viking Campout – 1/14 to 1/16 – Location TBD

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation


Breaking News

-Troop 98 Beanie

As it starts to get colder, we have a special offer for our Troop members. In 2019 we sold Troop 98 beanies and 15 of those beanies were recently found leftover from the original sale. The cost of the beanies is $15 each. Please let us know if you are interested in buying one of these great items.


-Thanksgiving Dinner

Family members should start arriving for the Thanksgiving Dinner between 5 and 6pm. The Dinner will then begin at 6pm. Once everyone has had a chance to eat a Court of Honor will follow Dinner. If you have any special awards you would like to present, please ask the Scoutmaster if the award is okay. Only positive approved awards may be presented. Please feel free to go through the food line during the Court of Honor. Parent’s, please remember to bring plates/knives/cups/ and a homemade dessert.


We are also inviting parents and Scouts who are now 18+ to come out and help with our dinner preparation. If you are interested, please email us so we can add you to our volunteer plan.


Reminders

-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday 9/13 Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.


The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP. All orders must be added to your personal sales link form by Monday November 1st.


-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 9-23-21

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**

Kids Afield Troop Campout – 9/24 to 9/26 – OPCC

Mill Street Market Troop Event – 9/26 – 7:30 to 4:30

Troop Meeting – 9/27 – Stonybrook Church

Old Crow Meeting – 9/27 – Stonybrook Church


**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 10/4 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 10/11 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 10/12 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

October Troop Campout – 10/15 to 10/17 – Wolf Run State Park

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

December Troop Lock In – 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation


**Breaking News**

-Old Crow Meeting

The Old Crow Patrol will have a meeting on Monday September 27th during the Troop meeting to coordinate our efforts in preparation for the Field Day / Thanksgiving Campout.


**Reminders**

-Kids Afield Troop Campout

Please go to the Oakland Park Conservation Club (OPCC) website to register for the event at

https://oaklandparkconservationclub.org/upcoming-events


Bring extra $$ if you want to participate in the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon.

All guns, ammo, and archery equipment are provided.

See Team App Event Page for more detail.


-Mill Steet Market

The Troop will have a table at the Mill Steet Market. This will be a terrific opportunity for selling Cheryl’s cookie jars and Christmas Wreaths. We will also be using this as a recruiting event. We will need volunteers from the Scouts and Adults to run the table during the day. Scouts that help with the table can earn UNITS toward their 2021 Fundraiser total. We are looking for Scout volunteers to work at the table in 3 shifts during the day. The shift times are 7:30 to 10:30, 10:30 to 1:30, and 1:30 to 4:30. If you are available, you can sign up for a shift on the Mill Street Market event page on Team App by clicking on the Duty Roster button.


-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday 9/13 Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.


**The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP.**


-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 9-15-21

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


Now that we have reached September, we will return to wearing the Class A uniforms on Monday nights. We will also be outside for every meeting unless there is bad weather.


**Coming Soon**

Blues & Jazz Table – 9/17 & 9/18 & 9/19 – Gahanna Sanctuary

POW MIA Recognition Day Flag Retirement – 9/17 – Gahanna VFW Post

Troop Meeting – 9/20 – Stonybrook Church

Kids Afield Troop Campout – 9/24 to 9/26 – OPCC

Mill Street Market Troop Event – 9/26 – 7:30 to 4:30


**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 9/27 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 10/4 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 10/11 – Stonybrook Church

October Troop Campout – 10/15 to 10/17 – Wolf Run State Park

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation


**Breaking News**

-Wreath Sale

Our 2021 Fundraising event launched during the Monday night Troop Meeting. Please let us know if you have not received your paper sales sheet yet. The cover letter with all the details, the email template, and the sales code sheet are all posted on the Team App UPLOADS page. Posted in the gallery are photo flyers for the wreaths and penguins that are great for your emails or for social media. Please let us know right away if you have any questions or run into issues with the any part of the fundraiser.


**The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP.**


-POW MIA Recognition Day Flag Retirement

Pack 98 is hosting a flag retirement ceremony in honor of National POW MIA Recognition Day. Please join them September 17th @ 7pm at the VFW Post 4719 located at 75 W Johnstown Rd. This is a Class A event. The Pack has asked for Scouts from the Troop to attend and serve as the color guard during the event.


**Reminders**

-Blues & Jazz Festival Table

Troop 98 has a fresh opportunity to engage with the community and recruit new members. We will have a table at the Gahanna Sanctuary during the Blues and Jazz Festival. This is an amazing opportunity to put up signs, hand out flyers, and to engage in fundraising. This is a Class A event. It will be possible for table volunteers to take a break and walk around the festival.


We have three times during the weekend that we need volunteers to be at the table. You can come work at the table for any amount of time during these periods. Please comment on Team App with the time you plan on working so we can spread people out.

Friday 9/17: 5pm to 11pm

Saturday 9/18: 2pm to 11pm

Sunday 9/19: 12pm to 5pm


If you are a volunteer at the table, you will receive credit toward your personal fundraising goal for any items sold at the table. Volunteers will enter and exit the Sanctuary through the South Entrance and will have Sanctuary identification badges.


-Kids Afield Troop Campout

Please go to the Oakland Park Conservation Club (OPCC) website to register for the event at

https://oaklandparkconservationclub.org/upcoming-events


Bring extra $$ if you want to participate in the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon.

All guns, ammo, and archery equipment are provided.

See Team App Event Page for more detail.


-Mill Steet Market

The Troop will have a table at the Mill Steet Market. This will be a terrific opportunity for selling Cheryl’s cookie jars and Christmas Wreaths. We will also be using this as a recruiting event. We will need volunteers from the Scouts and Adults to run the table during the day. Scouts that help with the table can earn UNITS toward their 2021 Fundraiser total. We are looking for Scout volunteers to work at the table in 3 shifts during the day. The shift times are 7:30 to 10:30, 10:30 to 1:30, and 1:30 to 4:30. If you are available, you can sign up for a shift on the Mill Street Market event page on Team App by clicking on the Duty Roster button.


-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 9-8-21

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


Now that we have reached September, we will return to wearing the Class A uniforms on Monday nights. We will also be outside for every meeting unless there is bad weather.


**Coming Soon**

Honor Flight Columbus – 9/9 – John Glenn Int. Airport @8:30pm

Ordeal / Brotherhood Weekend – 9/10 to 9/12 – Camp Lazarus

Cooking Troop Meeting – 9/13 – Stonybrook Church

2021 Fundraiser Kickoff – 9/13

Troop Committee Meeting – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @6:30pm

Scouting Recruit Night – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @7:00pm

Board of Review – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @7:30pm

Blues & Jazz Table – 9/17 & 9/18 & 9/19 – Gahanna Sanctuary


**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 9/20 – Stonybrook Church

Kids Afield Troop Campout – 9/24 to 9/26

Mill Street Market Troop Event – 9/26 – 7:30 to 4:30

Troop Meeting – 9/27 – Stonybrook Church

October Troop Campout – 10/15 to 10/17 –

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation


**Breaking News**

-Blues & Jazz Festival Table

Troop 98 has a fresh opportunity to engage with the community and recruit new members. We will have a table at the Gahanna Sanctuary during the Blues and Jazz Festival. This is an amazing opportunity to put up signs, hand out flyers, and to engage in fundraising.


We have three times during the weekend that we need volunteers to be at the table.

Friday 9/17: 5pm to 11pm

Saturday 9/18: 2pm to 11pm

Sunday 9/19: 12pm to 5pm


If you are a volunteer at the table, you will receive credit toward your personal fundraising goal for any items sold at the table. Volunteers will enter and exit the Sanctuary through the South Entrance and will have Sanctuary identification badges.


**Reminders**

-Honor Flight Columbus Return Flight

The John Glenn Internation Airport and Honor Flight are asking that only family members of those on the September 9th flight attend the Welcome Home. This is to avoid large groups of people indoors at the airport that would increase the risk to the Veterans health. Honor Flight Columbus is respectfully asking that you honor our Veterans by staying home.


-Kids Afield Troop Campout

Please go to the OPCC website to register for the event at

https://oaklandparkconservationclub.org/upcoming-events


Bring extra $$ if you want to participate in the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon.

All guns, ammo, and archery equipment are provided.

See Team App Event Page for more detail.


-Scouting Recruit Night

The Pack is hosting a special event on September 14th @ 7pm to help recruit new members into Scouting. This is a terrific opportunity for the Troop to help the Pack and recruit a few new members for the Troop as well. We are asking Scouts to come to the event in their Class A uniforms. Scouts will be helping with activities for the youth while the parents meet with Scout Leaders to learn about Scouting.


If the weather is nice, we will be outside at the outdoor chapel. In case of bad weather, we will move to Wesley Hall. Masks are required for everyone in the building.


-Mill Steet Market

The Troop will have a table at the Mill Steet Market. This will be a terrific opportunity for selling Cheryl’s cookie jars and Christmas Wreaths. We will also be using this as a recruiting event. We will need volunteers from the Scouts and Adults to run the table during the day. Scouts that help with the table can earn UNITS toward their 2021 Fundraiser total. We are looking for Scout volunteers to work at the table in 3 shifts during the day. The shift times are 7:30 to 10:30, 10:30 to 1:30, and 1:30 to 4:30. If you are available, you can sign up for a shift on the Mill Street Market event page on Team App by clicking on the Duty Roster button.


-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


-Ordeal / Brotherhood Weekends

September 10-12 @ Camp Lazarus - https://www.scoutingevent.com/441-40755

For the Scouts that were elected as candidates to the Order of the Arrow there are only two opportunities left this year for you to complete your Ordeal Weekend. These weekends are also open to Scouts who have already completed their Ordeal and want to take their Brotherhood. Use the links next to each date to register for the events and learn how you can be prepared for the events.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 9-1-21

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


Troop 98 is busy with a calendar full of events. We look forward to seeing all of you at this exciting events.


**Coming Soon**

East District September Roundtable – 9/2 – Stonybrook Church & Zoom @7pm

No Troop Meeting – 9/6 – Labor Day

Ordeal / Brotherhood Weekend – 9/10 to 9/12 – Camp Lazarus

Cooking Troop Meeting – 9/13 – Stonybrook Church

2021 Fundraiser Kickoff – 9/13

Troop Committee Meeting – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @6:30pm

Scouting Recruit Night – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @7:00pm

Board of Review – 9/14 – Stonybrook Church @7:30pm


**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 9/20 – Stonybrook Church

Kids Afield Troop Campout – 9/24 to 9/26

Mill Street Market Troop Event – 9/26 – 7:30 to 4:30

Troop Meeting – 9/27 – Stonybrook Church

October Troop Campout – 10/15 to 10/17 –

Field Day / Thanksgiving Troop Campout – 11/12 to 11/14 – John Beltz Retreat

Summer Camp 2022 – 7/10/2022 to 7/16/2022 – Seven Ranges Scout Reservation


**Breaking News**

-East District September Roundtable

Roundtable is a monthly opportunity for the presentation of unit program ideas, inspiration, and additional training for all adult leaders. We hope that you can attend the East District September Roundtable either in person at Stonybrook Church, or with the online Zoom Roundtable. Find the meeting details below.


Meeting Details

Gahanna Roundtable Location

Stonybrook Church

485 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH


MASKS ARE REQUIRED ** Online ZOOM Roundtable

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87982062469?pwd=ODJTZnJVRVJMbGNWbU9NMnBoODgvZz09

-Kids Afield Troop Campout

Please go to the OPCC website to register for the event at

https://oaklandparkconservationclub.org/upcoming-events


Bring extra $$ if you want to participate in the raffle to be held Sunday afternoon.

All guns, ammo, and archery equipment are provided.

See Team App Event Page for more detail.


-Honor Flight Columbus Return Flight

Troop 98 Scouts are highly encouraged to participate in the return of an Honor flight to the Columbus Airport. Scouts should meet at the airport for the return of Honor Flight 104.


**This Honor Flight is extra special as one of the Veterans on the flight has a connection to Troop 98. The Grandfather of a Troop 98 Scout is going on the flight as an honored Vietnam veteran.**


The flight is scheduled to return at 9:15pm. Scouts and families gather at the airport terminal 30-45 minutes before the flight arrives.


Scouts should wear their Class A uniform. The Troop will not be traveling to the airport as a group. Scouts should arrange a ride with their parents or find another family they can carpool with to the airport. Learn more about Honor Flight here: http://www.honorflightcmh.org


Please let us know in the comments if you are attending so Scouts can find a carpool ride if needed.


-Scouting Recruit Night

The Pack is hosting a special event on September 14th @ 7pm to help recruit new members into Scouting. This is a terrific opportunity for the Troop to help the Pack and recruit a few new members for the Troop as well. We are asking Scouts to come to the event in their Class A uniforms. Scouts will be helping with activities for the youth while the parents meet with Scout Leaders to learn about Scouting.


If the weather is nice, we will be outside at the outdoor chapel. In case of severe weather, we will move to Wesley Hall. Masks are required for everyone in the building.


-Class A Uniforms

Now that we have reached September, we will return to wearing the Class A uniforms on Monday nights. Right now, we plan to continue meeting outside for all Troop meetings unless there is lightning in the area. If we need to move the meeting inside due to weather everyone will be required to wear masks.


**Reminders**

-Calendar Changes

We have had some changes to our campout schedule so please make sure you make these changes on your personal calendar. The October Troop Campout is moving 1 week earlier to make sure we can have enough adults on the campout. We are hoping to take the entire Troop to the Great Saltpetre Preserve for a variety of activities. Due to construction at Jefferson Township Park, we have also had to move the Field Day / Thanksgiving Campout 1 week earlier than normal. Also due to the construction we have moved the event to the John Beltz Retreat. While we will miss Jefferson Township Park this change is exciting as we will have new trails to explore during Field Day, and a building with a heater for Thanksgiving Dinner.


-Mill Steet Market

The Troop will have a table at the Mill Steet Market. This will be a terrific opportunity for selling Cheryl’s cookie jars and Christmas Wreaths. We will also be using this as a recruiting event. We will need volunteers from the Scouts and Adults to run the table during the day. Scouts that help with the table can earn UNITS toward their 2021 Fundraiser total. We are looking for Scout volunteers to work at the table in 3 shifts during the day. The shift times are 7:30 to 10:30, 10:30 to 1:30, and 1:30 to 4:30. If you are available, you can sign up for a shift on the Mill Street Market event page on Team App by clicking on the Duty Roster button.


-Troop Dues

As campouts and in-person meetings have resumed the Troop Committee has decided that the Troop will resume collecting the Scouts monthly dues of $5. In 2021 we will be collecting for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


-Ordeal / Brotherhood Weekends

September 10-12 @ Camp Lazarus - https://www.scoutingevent.com/441-40755

For the Scouts that were elected as candidates to the Order of the Arrow there are only two opportunities left this year for you to complete your Ordeal Weekend. These weekends are also open to Scouts who have already completed their Ordeal and want to take their Brotherhood. Use the links next to each date to register for the events and learn how you can be prepared for the events.


“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.” -Robert Baden-Powell