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Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 5-19-22

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 You can also reach us on Facebook or Instagram @Troop98gahanna or our website troop98gahanna.info

**Coming Soon**

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green – 10am to 3pm

Troop Meeting: Fishing Gear - 5/23 – Stonybrook Church

No Troop Meeting – 5/30

**Future Events**

Order of the Arrow: Ordeal / Brotherhood Weekend – 6/3 to 6/5 – Camp Falling Rock

Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor – 6/5 – Woodside Green

Ordering Class B Troop Shirts – Order by 6/6 Troop Meeting

Troop Meeting: Fishing Skills – 6/6 – Stonybrook Church

Salute to Mothers Dinner – 6/13 – Stonybrook Church

Order of the Arrow: Chapter Meeting – 6/16 – 1120 N High St. Lancaster

June Campout: Fishing – 6/17 to 6/19 – Oakland Park Conservation Club

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

**Breaking News**

-Order of the Arrow: Ordeal Brotherhood Weekend

This will be our first Ordeal of the season so come out and join us. We will need help in all areas to assist our new members on their voyage through the Order of the Arrow.

Would you like to seal your membership in the OA by taking your Brotherhood? You can do it here for just an additional $20.00. If you took your Ordeal in 2021 or before you’re eligible. Just choose the Brotherhood option when you register and pay.

If you are a new candidate, you MUST complete the written Candidate Registration Form which was mailed to you (or it is available at the event page listed below.) and either mail it in at least 7 days before the event or bring it with you to the event. If you do not have this form, you will NOT be permitted to attend the event.

You MUST have been elected to the OA by your Unit after October 2021 to be eligible to take your Ordeal and join the OA.

Event Page: https://scoutingevent.com/441-51363

-Class B Troop Shirts

Within the next few weeks, we will be ordering a batch of class B Troop shirts to replenish our stock. Along with putting together the order for the Troop, I wanted to add any shirts for those Scouts and Scouters that may want to add to their collection.

First year summer camp Scouts will get a cotton version for free. If they would like to go with a dri-fit version, that will be $4 extra. Scouters and older Scouts can purchase cotton shirts for $10 and dri-fits for $14. This pricing is for sizes S-XL. For sizes larger than XL the price goes up $2 per size larger for each type.

We will only order dri-fits if someone has ordered them. Our standard inventory is for cotton shirts only, so if you’d like a dri-fit version, now would be the time to order it

Please let me know of any that you’d like to order by the June 6th meeting. They can be paid for upon delivery. Questions about shirts can be sent to Mr. Huggler.

**Reminders**

-Discover Your Next Adventure Recruiting Event

The Troop will be arriving at 8am to start setting up for the event, and we expect to have everything cleaned up by 3pm. Hot Dogs and water will be available during the day. Please make sure you RSVP on Team App if you will attend. Scouts will be needed to lead groups of visitors around to the different activities in the park.

-Salute to Mothers Dinner

For this Troop meeting Troop 98 will be treating the mothers of our Scouts to a special dinner to thank them for all they do in supporting their Scouts. The adults of the Adult Crow Patrol will be overseeing the preparation of the meal and the Scouts will be working as waiters. We hope that you will come have a great evening and that this becomes a yearly tradition moving forward. Please RSVP for this event on Team App so we can prepare the appropriate amount of food. Our menu for the evening can be found below. Included with the RSVP is a selection for your main dish and type of potato. Please leave a comment or reach out to us by email if you have any questions.

Menu:

Salad

Brisket / Vegetarian Chili

Scalloped Potatoes / Sweet Potato Soufflé

Green Beans

Applesauce

Cornbread

Jell-O Cake

-June Campout

Spend a weekend learning both basic and advanced skills related to fishing and water safety. Join us at OPCC from June 17 to 19 for their annual Baitcasters seminar. Classes range from bow fishing to lure making to boat safety with a variety in between. All participants are encouraged to participate in a fishing derby and attend the award ceremony with prizes to conclude the day. This event is FREE and open to all youth ages 8 – 16. Adult sponsors are charged a $20.00 fee. Meals will be provided, and overnight camping is available at no charge.

-Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor

Jesse and his family will be hosting Jesse’s Court of Honor on Sunday June 5th from 1pm onwards at Woodside Green Park in Gahanna. An Eagle Court of Honor is a very special event for the Scouts that have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This is a great opportunity for all Scouts and Parents to see the hard work and dedication that earning the Eagle Scout rank requires. This is a Class A uniform event. Chilidogs and cake will be available during the event.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $350 and Adults need to pay $180 on or before June 20th. Payment must be paid in full by June 20th to receive the Late Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made with a check during a Troop Meeting or using the Team App ONLINE STORE. Checks should be written to Troop 98 BSA. If you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 5-5-22

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 You can also reach us on Facebook or Instagram @Troop98gahanna or our website troop98gahanna.info

**For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th.**

**Coming Soon**

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

Troop Meeting: Knives & Tools - 5/9 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 5/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 5/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: Packing - 5/16 – Stonybrook Church

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green

Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor – 6/5 – Woodside Green

Salute to Mothers Dinner – 6/13 – Stonybrook Church

June Campout: – 6/17 to 6/19

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

**Breaking News**

-May Campout: Caving

**For lunch in the cave, we purchased trail mix, spam, and peanut granola bars. If you want any other food in the cave, please feel free to bring it along. The meal cost for the weekend is $6 per person. Also, if you have not turned in your caving waiver & camping fee already you need to bring it with you on Friday night. Please make sure you eat before arriving at the church on Friday night.**

If you are going on the campout you need to complete the waiver that was handed out during the 4/25 Troop Meeting. These must be turned into Mr. Emmons before we leave on 5/6. All Scouts will have a chance to learn about caving and go into the show cave. The other caves will only be available to the 14 and older Scouts. Any Scouts under 14 or that do not want to go in the other caves will be working on their cooking skills and practicing hammock camping. Everyone on the campout will be preparing meals as a group for this campout. Please come to the meeting before the campout with meal ideas. This is an amazing and challenging event that will provide many great memories. There will be an $18 camping fee per person for the campout. This must be paid in the exact cash amount on Friday before we leave. It can also be paid through the Team App ONLINE STORE.

-June Campout

The June campout is coming soon. So, make sure you attend the 5/9 Troop meeting. The Scouts will be voting on the theme of the campout. Make sure you attend so you can have your input out the Troop campout.

**Reminders**

-Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor

Jesse and his family will be hosting Jesse’s Court of Honor on Sunday June 5th from 1pm onwards at Woodside Green Park in Gahanna. An Eagle Court of Honor is a very special event for the Scouts that have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This is a great opportunity for all Scouts and Parents to see the hard work and dedication that earning the Eagle Scout rank requires. This is a Class A uniform event. Chilidogs and cake will be available during the event.

-Board of Review

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. Please RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present. Please let us know if you cannot attend the schedule Board of Review and we will plan additional time for when you are available.

-Discover Your Next Adventure Recruiting Event

Troop 98 is hosting the DISCOVER YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE event to provide families with fun activities and to help them learn about our programs. Our activities are exciting, hands on, and outdoors focused to show you the fun in Scouting. These activities will engage your senses of imagination, teamwork, and adventure as you travel around the park. There will also be handouts for anyone wanting to learn more about our programs and applications for those who are ready to join. So, stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm to have some fun and visit with our Troop. Our Scouts BSA program is for youth in Fifth Grade through High School. The activities at the event are designed for that age group. Families with younger children can come to the event to learn about our Cub Scouts program for Kindergarten to Fourth Grade youth. Please remember every youth must have a parent/guardian in the park during the event. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event or our program.

-Troop Dues

The dues for 2022 are $5 per month will be collected for every month of 2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made with a check during a Troop Meeting or using the Team App ONLINE STORE. Checks should be written to Troop 98 BSA. If you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 4-28-22

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 You can also reach us on Facebook or Instagram @Troop98gahanna or our website troop98gahanna.info

**For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th.**

**Coming Soon**

Ben M. Eagle Project – 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon

Garage Cleanup – 4/30 from 1pm to 4pm – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting: Menu Planning – 5/2 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: - 5/9 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 5/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 5/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green

Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor – 6/5 – Woodside Green

June Campout: – 6/17 to 6/19

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

**Breaking News**

-Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor

Jesse and his family will be hosting Jesse’s Court of Honor on Sunday June 5th from 1pm onwards at Woodside Green Park in Gahanna. An Eagle Court of Honor is a very special event for the Scouts that have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This is a great opportunity for all Scouts and Parents to see the hard work and dedication that earning the Eagle Scout rank requires. This is a Class A uniform event. Chilidogs and cake will be available during the event.

-Board of Review

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. Please RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present. Please let us know if you cannot attend the schedule Board of Review and we will plan additional time for when you are available.

-Discover Your Next Adventure Recruiting Event

Troop 98 is hosting the DISCOVER YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE event to provide families with fun activities and to help them learn about our programs. Our activities are exciting, hands on, and outdoors focused to show you the fun in Scouting. These activities will engage your senses of imagination, teamwork, and adventure as you travel around the park. There will also be handouts for anyone wanting to learn more about our programs and applications for those who are ready to join. So, stop by anytime between 10am and 2pm to have some fun and visit with our Troop. Our Scouts BSA program is for youth in Fifth Grade through High School. The activities at the event are designed for that age group. Families with younger children can come to the event to learn about our Cub Scouts program for Kindergarten to Fourth Grade youth. Please remember every youth must have a parent/guardian in the park during the event. Please contact us if you have any questions about the event or our program.

**Reminders**

-Ben M. Eagle Scout Project

Ben is asking for your help to complete his Eagle Project. We will be working to build a flag retirement box for the VFW 8796. The workdays will be on 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon. Meet at 604 Tall Oaks Dr. for the project. Ben has worked hard to prepare his project so if you are available, please come out and help him with its completion. All Scouts are welcome to attend. RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Garage Cleanup

The Troop will be working to clean and organize the Garage and all our equipment on Saturday April 30th from 1 to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to practice setting up and cleaning our camping equipment. Getting our equipment ready now we make sure we can have more fun when we are out camping. We will be working outside the entire time so please come dressed for the weather.

-Merit Badge Super Saturday

Merit Badge Super Saturday is a FREE quarterly Merit Badge event open to all Scouts to help them connect with Merit Badge counselors and complete requirements. The next event will be on May 14 from 7:30am to 4pm. Registration for classes are open. Be sure to check the schedule on their Facebook page @mbSuperSaturday. If you have questions about earning a Merit Badge, please email the Troop or ask us at the next Troop Meeting.

-May Campout: Caving

If you are going on the campout you need to complete the waiver that was handed out during the 4/25 Troop Meeting. These must be turned into Mr. Emmons before we leave on 5/6. All Scouts will have a chance to learn about caving and go into the show cave. The other caves will only be available to the 14 and older Scouts. Any Scouts under 14 or that do not want to go in the other caves will be working on their cooking skills and practicing hammock camping. Everyone on the campout will be preparing meals as a group for this campout. Please come to the meeting before the campout with meal ideas. This is an amazing and challenging event that will provide many great memories. There will be an $18 camping fee per person for the campout. This can be paid in the exact cash amount at the next Troop meeting or on Friday before we leave. It can also be paid through the Team App ONLINE STORE,

-Troop Dues

The dues for 2022 are $5 per month will be collected for every month of 2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made with a check during a Troop Meeting or using the Team App ONLINE STORE. Checks should be written to Troop 98 BSA. If you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 4-20-22

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 You can also reach us on Facebook or Instagram @Troop98gahanna or our website troop98gahanna.info

If you did not receive a copy of the Summer Camp Book, please ask for one at the next Troop Meeting. They are also available in pdf form on the Team App UPLOADS page.

**Coming Soon**

Ben M. Eagle Project – 4/23 & 4/24 from 9am to Noon

Jeremy C. Eagle Project/OPCC Habitat Day – 4/24 10am to 3pm - OPCC

Troop Meeting: Caving – 4/25 – Stonybrook Church

Ben M. Eagle Project – 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon

Garage Cleanup – 4/30 from 1pm to 4pm – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: – 5/2 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green

Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor – 6/5 – Woodside Green

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

**Breaking News**

-Jeremy C. Eagle Scout Project

Come out and help Jeremy with the final installation of his Eagle Project. This final part will be at OPCC (768 County Rd 26, Marengo, OH 43334) on April 24th and will take place as part of OPCC's Habitat Day. OPCC's Habitat Day is open to all volunteers. The focus will be on improving the property and there are at least 3 planned activities, including creating a butterfly garden, installing Jeremy's project, and blazing/improving trails. The entire event runs from 10am to 3pm. OPCC has offered a lot to our Troop and to Scouting over the years so everyone is encouraged to come out and help if they are available. Please check the location on a map or your GPS before leaving as the entrance can be difficult to find if you have never been there before.

-Merit Badge Super Saturday

Merit Badge Super Saturday is a FREE quarterly Merit Badge event open to all Scouts to help them connect with Merit Badge counselors and complete requirements. The next event will be on May 14 from 7:30am to 4pm. Registration for classes opens on Sunday 4/24. Registration fills up quickly so make sure you check the schedule on their Facebook page @mbSuperSaturday before Sunday so you can have your selections made when registration opens. Make sure you Follow them on Facebook, so you are notified when registration opens. If you have questions about earning a Merit Badge, please email the Troop or ask us at the next Troop Meeting.

**Reminders**

-Ben M. Eagle Scout Project

Ben is asking for your help to complete his Eagle Project. We will be working to build a flag retirement box for the VFW 8796. The workdays will be on 4/23, 4/24, 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon. Meet at 604 Tall Oaks Dr. for the project. Ben has worked hard to prepare his project so if you are available, please come out and help him with its completion. RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Troop Meeting: Caving

During the 4/25 Troop Meeting we will be covering safety and caving techniques that Scouts will need for the May campout. We will also be handing out a waiver during the meeting that must be signed by your parent or guardian and turned into Mr. Emmons before we leave on 5/6. All Scouts will have a chance to learn about caving and go into the show cave. The other caves will only be available to the 14 and older Scouts. Any Scouts under 14 will have their own adventures during the campout. This is an amazing and challenging event that will provide many great memories. There will be an $18 camping fee per person for the campout.

-Garage Cleanup

The Troop will be working to clean and organize the Garage and all our equipment on Saturday April 30th from 1 to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to practice setting up and cleaning our camping equipment. Getting our equipment ready now we make sure we can have more fun when we are out camping. We will be working outside the entire time so please come dressed for the weather.

-Troop Dues

The dues for 2022 are $5 per month will be collected for every month of 2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made using the Team App ONLINE STORE. However, if you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.

Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 4-14-22

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**

Troop Meeting: Skateboarding – 4/18 – Stonybrook Church

Pack 98 April Pack Meeting – 4/19 – Friendship Park

Ben M. Eagle Project – 4/23 & 4/24 from 9am to Noon – 604 Tall Oaks Dr.

Troop Meeting: Caving – 4/25 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Ben M. Eagle Project – 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon – 604 Tall Oaks Dr.

Garage Cleanup – 4/30 from 1pm to 4pm – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting: – 5/2 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green

Jesse C. Eagle Court of Honor – 6/5 – Woodside Green

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

**Breaking News**

-Pack 98 April Pack Meeting

Pack 98 will be doing an hour of community service to clean up Friendship Park. They will be meeting at 7pm on Tuesday April 19th. Scouts should wear work clothes and bring work gloves. This would also be a great opportunity to collect Pipestone Wood while cleaning up the park.

-Garage Cleanup

The Troop will be working to clean and organize the Garage and all our equipment on Saturday April 30th from 1 to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to practice setting up and cleaning our camping equipment. Getting our equipment ready now we make sure we can have more fun when we are out camping. We will be working outside the entire time so please come dressed for the weather.

**Reminders**

-Ben M. Eagle Scout Project

Ben is asking for your help to complete his Eagle Project. We will be working to build a flag retirement box for the VFW 8796. The workdays will be on 4/23, 4/24, 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon. Meet at 604 Tall Oaks Dr. for the project. We may be meeting at the VFW on the last day to install the box. Please RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Troop Meeting: Caving

During the 4/25 Troop Meeting we will be covering safety and caving techniques that Scouts will need for the May campout. We will also be handing out a waiver during the meeting that must be signed by your parent or guardian and turned into Mr. Emmons before we leave on 5/6. All Scouts will have a chance to learn about caving and go into the show cave. The other caves will only be available to the 14 and older Scouts. Any Scouts under 14 will have their own adventures during the campout. This is an amazing and challenging event that will provide many great memories. There will be an $18 camping fee per person for the campout.

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made using the Team App ONLINE STORE. However, if you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.

**Old Crow Corner**

-Old Crow Patrol Roadblock Survey Round 2

In this survey are 24 options for activities we can run during the recruiting day. The goal of this survey is to cut this list down to the best 16 options. Select up to 6 of the options in the survey. The options with the most votes will be presented to the Scouts so that they can make the final decision on the 6-8 activities we will be doing.

https://forms.gle/6CzsYkxnemkQE6248

Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 3-30-22

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**

Stonybrook Spring Cleanup – 4/2 – Stonybrook Church @ 9-11am

Jeremy Cox Eagle Project Workday #1 – 4/2 – 638 Gahanna Highlands Dr @ 12-4pm

Jeremy Cox Eagle Project Workday #2 – 4/3 – 638 Gahanna Highlands Dr @ 10:30am-2:30pm

Troop Meeting: Rifle Safety – 4/4 – Stonybrook Church

Committee Meeting – 4/5 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 4/5 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

**Future Events**

April Campout: Troop Shoot & Crossover – 4/8 to 4/10 – Camp Lazarus

Parent Meeting / Court of Honor – 4/11 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting: Skateboarding – 4/18 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

Spring Recruiting Day – 5/21 – Woodside Green

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

**Breaking News**

-Board of Review – **4/5**

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. Please RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present. If you cannot attend, please let us know so we can schedule another day and time that you can attend.

**Reminders**

-Stonybrook Spring Clean Up

Stonybrook’s Spring Clean Up, will be on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00-11:00 am. (Rain date: April 23). We hope you can come and help with some twig pick up and mulch lay down. Bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them (put your name on them).

-Jeremy C. Eagle Scout Project

Come out and help Jeremy with the construction of his Eagle Project. The first workday will be from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday April 2nd. And the second workday will be from 10:30am to 2:30pm on April 3rd. Both workdays will take place at 638 Gahanna Highlands Drive. Please RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Ben M. Eagle Scout Project

Ben is asking for your help to complete his Eagle Project. We will be working to build a flag retirement box for the VFW 8796. The workdays will be on 4/23, 4/24, 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon. Meet at 604 Tall Oaks Dr. for the project. We may be meeting at the VFW on the last day to install the box. Please RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Troop Shoot & Crossover Campout

The Troop will be camping in the Shawnee Campsite at Camp Lazarus. The Troop will be using the Rifle Range during the day on Saturday (Thank You Ward Family) and will be participating in the Pack 98 Crossover Saturday Evening. Then the new Scouts will hike over to our campsite for a bonfire with desserts, and then camp the rest of the weekend with their new Troop.

The Patrols will be responsible for their meals during the weekend. The Saturday Lunch should be something that can be carried down to and eaten at the rifle range.

**To participate in shooting sports during the campout you must complete and turn in the Troop Shoot Permission Slip. The permission slip can be found on the Team App UPLOADS page.

All Troop members will need their full Class A Uniform for the Cub Scout Crossover on Saturday Evening. Please start preparing now so you can be sure to look your best.**

-Recruitment: Troop Shoot

During the Troop shoot on Saturday April 9th, we want to you to invite your friends to come out shooting with us for the day. To do this they must have a parent complete part A and B of the medical form, fill out the Troop Shoot permission slip, and go through the safety briefing with our Range Safety Officers. Start talking to anyone you think would be interested now so they can get this event on their calendar. This event will be available for anyone between 11 and 17 years old. Parents are also welcomed to attend the event. Anyone interested should meet us in the Camp Lazarus parking lot around 8am on Saturday morning.

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made using the Team App ONLINE STORE. However, if you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.

**Old Crow Corner**

-Old Crow Patrol Roadblock Survey

Below (in the link) are 40 options for activities we can run during the recruiting day. We would like to present about 20 of these to the Scouts so that they can make the final decision on the activities we will be doing. Please select favorite for any of the options in the survey that you would like the Scouts to pick from. We will use the votes to come up with the final list. Rather than having to read through these during the meeting I put together the survey so you could read them and provide input in your own time before the next Troop Meeting.

https://forms.gle/sewcrnKgsxmy9sCV7

-Summer Camp Book Review

Summer Camp Book 2022 Draft1 is available on the UPLOADS page. Please give it a look over for any mistakes. Special attention should be given to dates as we need to make sure all of them were updated from the last version. Also let me know anything you wish was included so you knew before camp so it can be added. The plan is to hand out the physical copies on 4/11 during the parent meeting.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 3-17-22

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**

Patrol Box Workday #3 – 3/19 – Mr. Emmons Driveway

Troop Meeting: Packing a Pack – 3/21 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: TBA – 3/28

Stonybrook Spring Cleanup – 4/2 – Stonybrook Church @ 9-11am

Jeremy Cox Eagle Project Workday #1 – 4/2 – 638 Gahanna Highlands Dr @ 12-4pm

Troop Meeting: Rifle Safety – 4/4 – Stonybrook Church

April Campout: Troop Shoot & Crossover – 4/8 to 4/10 – Camp Lazarus

Parent Meeting / Court of Honor – 4/11 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

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

**Breaking News**

-Jeremy C. Eagle Scout Project

Come out and help Jeremy with the construction of his Eagle Project. The first workday will be from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday April 2nd. And the second workday will be from 10:30am to 2:30pm on April 3rd. Both workdays will take place at 638 Gahanna Highlands Drive. Please RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Ben M. Eagle Scout Project

Ben is asking for your help to complete his Eagle Project. We will be working to build a flag retirement box for the VFW 8796. The workdays will be on 4/23, 4/24, 4/30 & 5/1 from 9am to Noon. Meet at 604 Tall Oaks Dr. for the project. We may be meeting at the VFW on the last day to install the box. Please RSVP on Team App if you can attend.

-Troop Shoot & Crossover Campout

The Troop will be camping in the Shawnee Campsite at Camp Lazarus. The Troop will be using the Rifle Range during the day on Saturday (Thank You Ward Family) and will be participating in the Pack 98 Crossover Saturday Evening. Then the new Scouts will hike over to our campsite for a bonfire with desserts, and then camp the rest of the weekend with their new Troop.

The Patrols will be responsible for their meals during the weekend. The Saturday Lunch should be something that can be carried down to and eaten at the rifle range.

**To participate in shooting sports during the campout you must complete and turn in the Troop Shoot Permission Slip. The permission slip can be found on the Team App UPLOADS page.

All Troop members will need their full Class A Uniform for the Cub Scout Crossover on Saturday Evening. Please start preparing now so you can be sure to look your best.**

**Reminders**

-Patrol Box Workday

**Please bring a mask for wood dust and safety glasses if you have any.**

The Troop will be building several new Patrol boxes to replace the existing black boxes. The Scouts will be working on assembling and painting the boxes while adults will be operating the power tools. We have another workday scheduled to finish up the work on 3/19. We will be working from 9am to Noon. Scouts should wear work clothes that can get dirty to the event and bring work gloves and a water bottle. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. **See Team App for the workday address.**

-Recruitment: Troop Shoot

During the Troop shoot on Saturday April 9th, we want to you to invite your friends to come out shooting with us for the day. To do this they must have a parent complete part A and B of the medical form, fill out the Troop Shoot permission slip, and go through the safety briefing with our Range Safety Officers. Start talking to anyone you think would be interested now so they can get this event on their calendar. This event will be available for anyone between 11 and 17 years old. Parents are also welcomed to attend the event.

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Stonybrook Spring Clean Up

Stonybrook’s Spring Clean Up, will be on Saturday, April 2, from 9:00-11:00 am. (Rain date: April 23). We hope you can come and help with some twig pick up and mulch lay down. Bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them (put your name on them).

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made using the Team App ONLINE STORE. However, if you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 3-3-22

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**

Patrol Box Workday #2 – 3/5 – Mr. Emmons Driveway @ 9am

Pack 98 Pinewood Derby – 3/5 – Stonybrook Church @ 8am

Music Merit Badge Workshop – 3/6 / Steinbrenner Band Center

Troop Meeting: Primitive Fire Building & Cub Visit – 3/7 – Stonybrook Church

Committee Meeting – 3/8 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 3/8 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

Spring Field Day Meeting (Old Crow) – 3/9 – Massey’s Pizza @ 7pm

March Campout: Time Warp – 3/11 to 3/13 – Otter Run

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: Emergency Preparedness – 3/14 – Stonybrook Church

Patrol Box Workday #3 – 3/19 – Mr. Emmons Driveway

Troop Meeting: Packing a Pack – 3/21 – Stonybrook Church

April Campout: Troop Shoot & Crossover – 4/8 to 4/10 – Camp Lazarus

Parent Meeting / Court of Honor – 4/11 – Stonybrook Church

May Campout: Caving – 5/6 to 5/8

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

**Breaking News**

-Moundsville Penitentiary Camporee – Optional Opportunity

This is a special event that Scouts can sign up for if they are interested. The Camporee has Merit Badge opportunities, a Penitentiary and Ghost Tour, Lunch and Dinner Saturday, and a patch. The cost for this is $60 per person. This is NOT an event the Troop is doing as a group.

You can find more info and register for the event at:

https://scoutingevent.com/619-BREAK?fbclid=IwAR0xl2n002lDtSsmPFPoPlPthBEMxuGVw01B0mupBpzeSv8Rv8Z01CIKBbo

-Recruitment: Troop Shoot

During the Troop shoot on Saturday April 9th, we want to you to invite your friends to come out shooting with us for the day. To do this they must have a parent complete part A and B of the medical form, fill out the Troop Shoot permission slip, and go through the safety briefing with our Range Safety Officers. Start talking to anyone you think would be interested now so they can get this event on their calendar. This event will be available for anyone between 11 and 17 years old. Parents are also welcomed to attend the event.

-Summer Camp Merit Badges

The Merit Badge Schedule for Summer Camp 2022 is available on the Team App UPLOADS page. Several Merit Badges are highlighted in yellow. This means that these Merit Badges have a course fee that must be paid before camp. Please let us know if you have any questions about Merit Badges or Merit Badge course fees.

**Reminders**

-Patrol Box Workday

**Please bring a mask for wood dust and safety glasses if you have any.**

The Troop will be building several new Patrol boxes to replace the existing black boxes. The Scouts will be working on assembling and painting the boxes while adults will be operating the power tools. We have two more workdays scheduled to complete all the work. These days are 3/5 and 3/19. On each day we will be working from 9am to Noon. Scouts should wear work clothes to the event and bring work gloves and a water bottle. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. **See Team App for the workday address.**

-Pack 98 Pinewood Derby

The new date for the Pinewood Derby is March 4th and 5th at Stonybrook. On Friday night setup will start at 6pm. Then on Saturday race check in begins at 9am. We hope that Scouts can attend and support the Pack.

-March Campout: Time Warp

The Scoutmaster has been building a Time Machine to go back and research Troop 98 history. He has invited the Scouts of Troop 98 on this campout the help him test out the Time Machine. Everything should go fine; the Scoutmaster’s dog almost never eats the calculations needed to run the time machine. But just in case you get sent back to the past you should Be Prepared by brushing up on your knowledge on some of the Scoutmaster’s favorite movies. Understanding these movies may just be the key to getting back to your own time.

The Patrol will be responsible for planning and cooking their meals on this campout. We will meet at the church at 6pm on Friday and depart at 7pm. Please eat dinner before arriving or bring something to eat Friday night. We can see a wide range of temperatures, and weather conditions in March so make sure you check the weather and pack as needed. Pack one layer heavier then you wear normally since we will be outside for the entire campout.

-Music Merit Badge Workshop

We'd like to invite your troop to our music badge workshop on March 6th from 4pm-6pm. The workshop will take place at the Steinbrenner Band Center at the north-east end of Ohio Stadium (1961 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210). For any TBDBITL fans, this is where the band rehearses! Parking is available at the Tuttle parking garage across the street.

The workshop will include several presentations, breakout activities, and scout performances to work through the requirements of the music badge with our sisters (more details in the attached flyer). One of our sisters will be registered as a merit badge counselor, so participants can meet with him throughout the workshop to sign off on requirements. Scouts are encouraged to bring a musical instrument or can participate through singing, and adult leaders are also welcomed to join as counselors or audience members for the performances at the end of our workshop. We ask that all participants and attendees wear a mask at all times, and are encouraged bring a musician mask of their own if available.

Scouts can register at: https://forms.gle/XXLhxb4pVnZGhFbz8 Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to hosting you!

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Regular Price Scouts need to pay $335 and Adults need to pay $165 on or before May 9th. Payment must be paid in full by May 9th to receive the Regular Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Payments can be made using the Team App ONLINE STORE. However, if you use the store a processing fee has been added to the price. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 2-10-22

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

Congratulations to JD for being our newest 2nd Class Scout.

Come prepared to our 2/14 Troop meeting with ideas for future events.

**Coming Soon**

February Campout – 2/11 – 2/13 – Oakland Park Conservation Club

Troop Meeting: EDGE – 2/14 – Stonybrook Church

Pack Meeting: Blue & Gold – 2/15 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Summer Camp Early Pricing Deadline – 2/21

Merit Badge Saturday – 2/26 – Stonybrook Church

Patrol Box Workday #1 – 2/26 – Mr. Emmons Driveway

Patrol Box Workday #2 – 3/5 – Mr. Emmons Driveway

March Campout: Time Warp – 3/11 to 3/13 – Otter Run

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

**Breaking News**

-Pack 98 Pinewood Derby

The new date for the Pinewood Derby is March 4th and 5th at Stonybrook. On Friday night setup will start at 6pm. Then on Saturday race check in begins at 9am. We hope that Scouts can attend and support the Pack.

-Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday will be on February 13th this year. If you are not on the campout, please come to the 9:30 am service at the Church on Sunday in your Class A uniform. The Scouts will be recognized during this service which will include a video presentation showcasing photos from recent events.

**Reminders**

-February Campout Viking Challenge

During the February Campout the Scouts will undergo a series of Viking challenges during the weekend. Each challenge the Scouts complete will help them move onto the next challenge. Challenges will involve things the Vikings did such as archery, axe throwing, and cooking over the fire. For completing all the challenges, the Scouts will be rewarded with a Viking style feast on Saturday night. All meals on Saturday will be part of the Viking Challenge. **Scouts on the campout should turn in $7 to the Troop Scribe.** The Scouts will have to shop for their own Sunday Breakfast, it is not part of the Viking Challenge.

The Troop will meet at the Church on Friday night starting at 6pm and we will depart for OPCC at 7pm. Scouts should remember to eat before arriving at the Church or bring something to eat with them Friday night. On Sunday we expect to be back at the Church around 1pm.

We will be camping in the Scout area at Oakland Park Conservation Club. Scouts will be able to sleep in the Adirondack shelters. These are open faced buildings so Scouts are encouraged to bring extra tarps to cover the front of their shelter. Please make sure you pack what you need for this cold weather campout. See the Scout Handbook if you need information on what to bring.

-Patrol Box Workday

The Troop will be building several new Patrol boxes to replace the existing black boxes. The Scouts will be working on assembling and painting the boxes while adults will be operating the power tools. We have two workdays scheduled to complete all the work. These days are 2/26 and 3/5. On each day we will be working from 9am to Noon. This schedule should allow us to use the new Patrol Boxes at the March Troop Campout. Scouts should wear work clothes to the event and bring work gloves and a water bottle. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. **See Team App for the workday address.**

-National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is a 6-day experience that takes place over a full week or 2 weekends. Each course will instruct participants in advanced leadership skills based on the National BSA Syllabus & the Youth Leadership Training Continuum. NYLT is a combination of classroom & practical “Hands on” exercises. The course is taught by youth-led staff modeling the best in leadership skills using the teaching E.D.G.E. The course demonstrates vision-based team building & conflict resolution skills using a wide variety of fun yet challenging activities.

Each course can accommodate up to 48 youth. To ensure the best experience, a maximum of 8 youth (per course) from one Unit is suggested. Find out what it means to BE, to KNOW, and to DO leadership skills for life! The 2022 fee for all courses is $200, payable to the Simon Kenton Council & includes all food and program materials. Fees must be paid at the time of registration. Scholarships & financial assistance options are available.

If you are interested, please talk to the Scoutmaster to learn more.

-Merit Badge Saturday

The Merit Badge Saturday is February 26th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Stonybrook Church. The entry fee for the event is $5. Please use the address below to register if you are interested in participating. The list of Merit Badges being offered is on the Team App EVENTS page.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSerOMftf9tec739l_-g5k2uVHLi7EOIxzPQ_r94S7aoGEspkg/viewform

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Early Price Scouts need to pay $285 and Adults need to pay $135 on or before February 21st. Payment must be paid in full by February 21st to receive the Early Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 2-3-22

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 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting: Winter Camping – 2/7 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 2/8 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 2/8 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

February Campout – 2/11 – 2/13 – Oakland Park Conservation Club

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: EDGE – 2/14 – Stonybrook Church

Pack Meeting: Blue & Gold – 2/15 – Stonybrook Church

Summer Camp Early Pricing Deadline – 2/21

Merit Badge Saturday – 2/26 – Stonybrook Church

Patrol Box Workday #1 – 2/26 – Mr. Emmons Driveway

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

**Breaking News**

-Pack 98 Pinewood Derby

With the current weather situation please stay tuned for updates on the Pack 98 Pinewood Derby.

This is a great opportunity for Scouts from the Troop to meet and help the Cub Scouts in the Pack. Each den has their own scheduled race time during the day, this means anyone can come and help even if they can only stay for 1 hour of the event. Due to the weather setup will be on Saturday morning so we need help from anyone available, so the rest of the day stays on schedule. This is a new track for the Pack so extra hands to get is set up would be greatly appreciated.

-Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday will be on February 13th this year. This year the church will not be having the Scouts work as ushers and greeters. Instead, they will be recognizing, introducing, and celebrating the Troop at the three services. To do this we want to make a video presentation like last year. So please send in any photos you have from recent Scout events so we can share them with the Stonybrook congregation. To send in photos email the Troop or add them to the Team App GALLERY.

-Board of Review – 2/8

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. Please RVSP for this event on Team App so we can plan to have an appropriate number of committee members present. If you are not available on the regular Board of Review night, please let us know and we can make arrangement for you to complete a Board of Review.

-Patrol Box Workday

The Troop will be building several new Patrol boxes to replace the existing black boxes. The Scouts will be working on assembling and painting the boxes while adults will be operating the power tools. We have two workdays scheduled to complete all the work. These days are 2/26 and 3/5. On each day we will be working from 9am to Noon. This schedule should allow us to use the new Patrol Boxes at the March Troop Campout. Scouts should wear work clothes to the event and bring work gloves and a water bottle. We will be working outside so please dress for the weather. **See Team App for the workday address.**

**Reminders**

-February Campout Viking Challenge

During the February Campout the Scouts will undergo a series of Viking challenges during the weekend. Each challenge the Scouts complete will help them move onto the next challenge. Challenges will involve things the Vikings did such as archery, axe throwing, and cooking over the fire. For completing all the challenges, the Scouts will be rewarded with a Viking style feast on Saturday night. All meals on Saturday will be part of the Viking Challenge. Scouts on the campout should turn in $7 to the Troop Scribe. The Scouts will have to shop for their own Sunday Breakfast, it is not part of the Viking Challenge.

The Troop will meet at the Church on Friday night starting at 6pm and we will depart for OPCC at 7pm. Scouts should remember to eat before arriving at the Church or bring something to eat with them Friday night. On Sunday we expect to be back at the Church around 1pm.

We will be camping in the Scout area at Oakland Park Conservation Club. Scouts will be able to sleep in the Adirondack shelters. These are open faced buildings so Scouts are encouraged to bring extra tarps to cover the front of their shelter. Please make sure you pack what you need for this cold weather campout. See the Scout Handbook if you need information on what to bring.

-National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is a 6-day experience that takes place over a full week or 2 weekends. Each course will instruct participants in advanced leadership skills based on the National BSA Syllabus & the Youth Leadership Training Continuum. NYLT is a combination of classroom & practical “Hands on” exercises. The course is taught by youth-led staff modeling the best in leadership skills using the teaching E.D.G.E. The course demonstrates vision-based team building & conflict resolution skills using a wide variety of fun yet challenging activities.

Each course can accommodate up to 48 youth. To ensure the best experience, a maximum of 8 youth (per course) from one Unit is suggested. Find out what it means to BE, to KNOW, and to DO leadership skills for life! The 2022 fee for all courses is $200, payable to the Simon Kenton Council & includes all food and program materials. Fees must be paid at the time of registration. Scholarships & financial assistance options are available.

If you are interested, please talk to the Scoutmaster to learn more.

-Merit Badge Saturday

The Merit Badge Saturday is February 26th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Stonybrook Church. The entry fee for the event is $5. Please email mlhlray@gmail.com if you are interested in participating. The list of Merit Badges being offered is on the Team App EVENTS page.

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Summer Camp

For Summer Camp Early Price Scouts need to pay $285 and Adults need to pay $135 on or before February 21st. Payment must be paid in full by February 21st to receive the Early Pricing. There is no more early bird deposit, the pricing for camp is only based on when you are PAID IN FULL. Also, please work to schedule your doctor visit for you BSA physical now so that it will be ready for Summer Camp.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 1-5-22

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**

Troop Meeting: Maps & ASPL Election – 1/10 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 1/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 1/10 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

January Pack Meeting: Pine Wood Derby Car Workshop - 1/18 – Stonybrook Church @ 7pm

**Future Events**

January Campout – 1/21 to 1/23 – Camp Lazarus

February Campout – 2/11 – 2/13 – Oakland Park Conservation Club

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

**Breaking News**

-Board of Review – 1/10

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

-ASPL Election – 1/10

**The two ASPL Speeches have been posted to the Team App Gallery. If the videos do not open on your phone, please try watching the videos on the Troop 98 Team App webpage.**

https://troop98gahanna.teamapp.com

It has been 6 months since our last ASPL was elected. It is now time for him to step up to SPL and for a new ASPL to be elected. The new ASPL will spend 6 months in that role and then move up and serve 6 months as SPL. ASPL elections are open to any First Class and above Scouts committed to serving the Troop during their term.

This Scout will be Assistant Senior Patrol Leader from the middle of January until the end of Summer Camp. They will then serve as Senior Patrol Leader starting at the end of Summer Camp 2022 until January 2023. The Election will be held at the next Troop Meeting on 1/10.

-January Troop Campout

The Scouts of Troop 98 must use their sleds and their skills to tackle challenges on their way to finding the ultimate prize in the Gold Fields of Camp Lazarus. Due to campsite availability the January Campout has been moved to the weekend of January 21 to 23.

This will be a cold weather campout so Scouts should be prepared for Winter Weather. Being prepared with layers of clothes will be key. For more details, please check you Scout Handbook or ask for help with your packing. The Scouts will prepare Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday. Scouts should bring a Friday Dinner or eat before arriving at the Church. Meet at the Church at 6pm on Friday night. The Troop will be departing for Camp Lazarus at 7pm. Scouts and Adults please make sure you signup on the campout roster so the proper amount of food can be purchased. If you cannot signup during a Troop Meeting, please email us so we know you will be attending. On Sunday the Troop will return to the Church around 1pm. Notice will be sent out on Team App when we depart from Camp Lazarus.

**Reminders**

-Troop Dues

We are collecting 2021 dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. The same $5 per month will be collected for every month in $2022. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Northern Tier 2023

If you are ready commit to a Northern Tier Trek in 2023, please email the Troop or let us know at the 1/10 Troop Meeting. The 1/10 Troop Meeting is the deadline for commitment. The Northern Tier fees, and potential dates are attached to this news post.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 12-9-21

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**

Troop Meeting – 12/13 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 12/13 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 12/13 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

December Pack Meeting: The Reindeer Games – 12/14 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting & ASPL Speeches – 1/3 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting & ASPL Election – 1/10 – Stonybrook Church

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

Troop Leader Training 1/22 – Location TBD

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

**Breaking News**

-Board of Review – 12/13

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

-ASPL Speeches & Election – 1/3 & 1/10

It has been 6 months since our last ASPL was elected. It is now time for him to step up to SPL and for a new ASPL to be elected. The new ASPL will spend 6 months in that role and then move up and serve 6 months as SPL. ASPL elections are open to any First Class and above Scouts committed to serving the Troop during their term.

This Scout will be Assistant Senior Patrol Leader from the middle of January until the end of Summer Camp. They will then serve as Senior Patrol Leader starting at the end of Summer Camp 2022 until January 2023. Interested Scouts should be prepared to tell the rest of the Troop why they want to be the next ASPL and SPL on 1/3. Election held at the next Troop Meeting on 1/10.


**Reminders**

-Troop Dues

In 2021 we will be collecting dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.

-Wreath & Penguin Sale

All Wreath and Penguin money should be turned in at the next possible Troop Meeting. Please contact us if you run into problems.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 12-2-21

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**

December Troop Lock In – 12/3 to 12/4 – Camp Lazarus Exchange Lodge

Troop Meeting: Effective Meetings – 12/6 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 12/13 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 12/14 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 12/14 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

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

Troop Meeting – 1/3 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 1/10 – Stonybrook Church

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

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

**Reminders**

-Troop Lock-In

The Troop will be staying in the Exchange Lodge at Camp Lazarus from Friday night to Saturday morning. Those going can meet at the Church at 6pm and travel with the Troop in the convoy up to camp. The convey leaves the church parking lot at 7pm. If you want to travel directly to camp, please meet us there at 7:30pm.

Everyone coming to the lock-in should bring $5 to pay for dinner. It will be a late dinner, so everyone is encouraged to eat something before the event. You can also bring extra snacks in case you get hungry during the lock-in.

There will be a gift exchange during the lock-in. Everyone participating will pick a number and have a chance to pick out a gift. Gifts should be wrapped, scouting related, and in the $10 range. Only those that bring a gift will be allowed to participate, and participation is not required.

Scouts should also bring some card or board games that they want to play during the lock-in. Since we are in the back of camp at the exchange lodge internet access will not be available.

The Scouts will be taking a break from the games to plan out the weekends we will be camping in 2022. Scouts should bring with them a list of any dates they would like the Troop to try avoiding during the year.

Please go to the Team App EVENT page to RSVP for this event and to see more details about the event plans.

-Wreath & Penguin Sale

All Penguin money must be turned in by the 12/6 Troop Meeting. Please contact us if you run into problems. If you have not turned in your money from the wreath sale, please turn it in at the next Troop Meeting.

-Troop Dues

In 2021 we will be collecting dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 11-27-21

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**

Troop Meeting: Cooking over a Fire – 11/29 – Stonybrook Church

Pack 141 Crossover – 11/30 – Etna United Methodist Church

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

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: Dressing in Layers – 12/6 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 12/13 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 12/14 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review – 12/14 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

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

Troop Meeting – 1/3 – Stonybrook Church

January 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 Lock-In

The Troop will be staying in the Exchange Lodge at Camp Lazarus from Friday night to Saturday morning. Those going can meet at the Church at 6pm and travel with the Troop in the convoy up to camp. The convey leaves the church parking lot at 7pm. If you want to travel directly to camp, please meet us there at 7:30pm.

Everyone coming to the lock-in should bring $5 to pay for dinner. It will be a late dinner, so everyone is encouraged to eat something before the event. You can also bring extra snacks in case you get hungry during the lock-in.

There will be a gift exchange during the lock-in. Everyone participating will pick a number and have a chance to pick out a gift. Gifts should be wrapped, scouting related, and in the $10 range. Only those that bring a gift will be allowed to participate, and participation is not required.

Scouts should also bring some card or board games that they want to play during the lock-in. Since we are in the back of camp at the exchange lodge internet access will not be available.

The Scouts will be taking a break from the games to plan out the weekends we will be camping in 2022. Scouts should bring with them a list of any dates they would like the Troop to try avoiding during the year.

Please go to the Team App EVENT page to RSVP for this event and to see more details about the event plans.

**Reminders**

-Pack 141 Crossover

Pack 141 will be holding their Crossover Ceremony on November 30th from 6-8pm at Etna United Methodist. We are asking for available Scouts and Old Crow members to attend and welcome the Scouts crossing over into our Troop. This is a Class A uniform event. Please RSVP YES on Team App for this event if you can attend.

-Wreath & Penguin Sale

If you have not shown us your Penguin sales sheet, please email the Troop a photo or bring it to a Troop Meeting. We need to add the number of penguins sold with your wreath sale totals to determine the number of total units everyone sold.

The end of the Penguin sale will be the 11/29 Troop Meeting. At that Meeting Scouts and Parents should be prepared to take their Penguin orders with them. All Penguin money must be turned in by the 12/6 Troop Meeting.

If you have not turned in your money from the wreath sale, please turn it in at the next Troop Meeting.

-Troop Dues

In 2021 we will be collecting dues of $5 per month for the months of April to December only. Dues can be turned into the Scribe or Troop Treasurer at any Troop Meeting. Scouts can also use their Scout account to pay their dues for the year. Please contact the Troop if you have any questions.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 11-17-21

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**

Ashenike Chapter Meeting – 11/18 - Online

Troop Meeting: Fire building– 11/22 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting: Cooking over a Fire – 11/29 – Stonybrook Church

Pack 141 Crossover – 11/30 – Etna United Methodist Church

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

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting: Dressing in Layers – 12/6 – Stonybrook Church

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

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

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

**Breaking News**

-Ashenike Chapter Meeting

The Order of the Arrow Chapter representing Troops in the Daybreak District (that’s us) will be having their next meeting on Thursday November 18th @ 7pm. There are Zoom and in person options for the meeting. Attend in person at 50 S Second Street Newark, OH 43055 or online using the link and meeting details below. We hope to see any of our Order of the Arrow members attend the meeting.

https://DominicanSistersofPeace.zoom.us/j/96931553845...

Meeting ID: 969 3155 3845

Password: 500476

-Pack 141 Crossover

Pack 141 will be holding their Crossover Ceremony on November 30th from 6-8pm at Etna United Methodist. We are asking for available Scouts and Old Crow members to attend and welcome the Scouts crossing over into our Troop. This is a Class A uniform event. Please RSVP YES on Team App for this event if you can attend.

-Wreath & Penguin Sale

If you have not shown us your Penguin sales sheet, please email the Troop a photo or bring it to a Troop Meeting. We need to add the number of penguins sold with your wreath sale totals to determine the number of total units everyone sold.

The wreaths are at Mr. Huggler’s house and available for pickup this week. Please call ahead and schedule a pickup time, the number to call is 614-638-3073. Do not pick up any wreaths unless you have a scheduled time with Mr. Huggler. Please leave a voicemail and he will get back to you. The address is 6931 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. Morse Rd, third house on the right past Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, (Rt 605).

After picking up your wreaths all wreath money must be turned into the Troop at the 11/22 Troop Meeting. The end of the Penguin sale will be the 11/29 Troop Meeting. At that Meeting Scouts and Parents should be prepared to take their Penguin orders with them. All Penguin money must be turned in by the 12/6 Troop Meeting.

**Reminders**

-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.

-Recharter

Adult leaders planning to stay on the Troop charter for 2022 need to turn in a check for $45 dollars to the Troop so we can pay for your rechartering. This is also a good time to check when your youth protection training expires and retake the course as needed.

-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 11-3-21

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

If you have not shown us your Penguin sales sheet, please email the Troop a photo or bring it to the 11/8 Troop Meeting. We need to add the number of penguins sold with your wreath sale totals to determine the number of total units everyone sold.

**Coming Soon**

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

Old Crow Wood Splitting – 11/7 – Mr. Ball’s House

Troop Meeting November Practice – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting 11/9 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

Board of Review 11/9 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

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

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 11/15 – Stonybrook Church

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**

-Board of Review

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 cannot attend the normal Board of Review on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, please let us know so we can schedule a Board of Review for you at another time.

-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.

-Recharter

Adult leaders planning to stay on the Troop charter for 2022 need to turn in a check for $45 dollars to the Troop so we can pay for your rechartering. This is also a good time to check when your youth protection training expires and retake the course as needed.

-Old Crow Wood Splitting / Trailer Loading

The Old Crow will be meeting to split wood and load up Gary’s trailer for the Field Day/Thanksgiving Campout. The Trailer is in Mr. Ball’s back yard. Some splitting supplies are there with the Trailer. Work gloves and boots are highly suggested. Please see the Team App EVENT page for full event details.

-November Roundtable

The East District is getting a new name and it will be announced at the November Roundtable on November 4th. The meeting will be online and in person. Meeting details are on the Team App EVENTS page.

**Reminders**

-Practice for Field Day / Thanksgiving Dinner

We are down to our last meeting to 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.

-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 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.


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