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Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 8-11-22

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**

Recruiting Event: Summer Sendoff – 8/13 – Next to Gahanna Pool

Merit Badge Super Saturday – 8/13 - 1001 Doherty Rd Galloway

Giving Bean & Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens Sale Starts – 8/15

Troop Meeting: Wood Tools – 8/15 – Stonybrook Church

Back to School Pack Meeting – 8/16 – Stonybrook Church Outdoor Sanctuary

**Future Events**

Order of the Arrow: Ordeal / Brotherhood – 8/19 to 8/21 – Camp Oyo

Troop Meeting: Wood Tools – 8/22 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Campout: Wood Tools – 8/26 to 8/28

Troop Campout: Weekend of Mystery – 9/16 to 9/18

Mill Street Market – 9/25 – Mill Street

**Breaking News**

-Back to School Pack Meeting

Back to school means back to Cub Scout Pack Meetings! Join us for our first pack meeting of the new school year at the Outdoor Sanctuary behind Stonybrook Church on August 16th at 7pm. We will have information for parents and some games for the scouts!

-Troop 98 2022 Fundraiser – Part 1 Details

There is a new document in UPLOADS that offers additional details about the Giving Bean and Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens fundraisers. If you have not received your Seller ID# contact us so we can get you setup before the sale starts. Please go over all the details before the sale starts and let us know if you have any questions. Part 1 of the fundraiser only runs for 2 weeks so we need an enthusiastic start on Monday.

**Reminders**

-Summer Sendoff

It is time to start reaching out to your friends and neighbors about our next fun activity to get out and meet the community. We are counting on every one of you to help bring people to this event. Anyone starting Grade 5 or higher is invited to our Summer Sendoff. We will be playing kickball, human foosball and more! If you get hungry or need a break, we will also be cooking hot dogs and making s’mores. Head over to the Gahanna Pool (148 Parkland Dr.) on August 13th from 1pm to 5pm to join in on the fun. You can find a flyer for the event that is great for sharing on the Team App UPLOADS page. Scouts should wear their Troop 98 T-shirt and the Troop will be meeting there at 11am to setup for the event.

-Troop Campout: Wood Tools

Have you ever wondered what you can build with a combination of wood tools and pioneering skills? Well then this is the campout for you. During our meetings in August, we will be going over skills and tools you can use to make camp life more fun and comfortable. All of this builds up to the main event during our Campout from 8/26 to 8/28. So, start thinking about the most interesting improvements you could make to camp.

-Ornament Design Competition

This year we are adding custom printed ornaments to our fundraiser. That means we need a design for the ornaments, and we want it to be designed by one of the Scouts in Troop 98. Your design must be of your own making and should feature something about Gahanna that will have a broad appeal. It will also need to be a one color design and fit into a 2” circle. The ornaments themselves will be a solid color such as, silver, red, green, white, orange, or black. The due date for designs is the 8/29 Troop Meeting. That night the Troop will be voting on which design is their favorite and will be featured on the ornaments. We hope that the ornaments are a big success and that we will be able to have a new design every year in the future. If you have any questions about the ornaments.

-Advancement Records

As a backup to the advancement records in a Scouts handbook our new Junior Assistant Scoutmaster will be routinely going around and taking photos of the advancement sections of every Scouts Scout Handbook. This will allow us to log completed requirements as a backup for the requirements they have completed. So please make sure you bring your Scout handbook to each Troop meeting.

-Troop Dues

The fundraiser works to cover about 2/3 of what it costs to have all our fun each year. The dues you pay each cover the other 1/3 of the costs. Please make sure you remember to turn your $5 dues in each month. 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 8-4-22

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**

Troop Meeting: Wood Tools – 8/8 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Committee Meeting – 8/9 – Stonybrook Church @ 6:30pm

August Board of Review – 8/9 – Stonybrook Church @ 7:30pm

Recruiting Event: Summer Sendoff – 8/13 – Next to Gahanna Pool

Merit Badge Super Saturday – 8/13 - 1001 Doherty Rd Galloway

**Future Events**

Giving Bean & Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens Sale Starts – 8/15

Troop Meeting: Wood Tools – 8/15 – Stonybrook Church

Back to School Pack Meeting – 8/16 – Stonybrook Church Outdoor Sanctuary

Order of the Arrow: Ordeal / Brotherhood – 8/19 to 8/21 – Camp Oyo

Troop Meeting: Wood Tools – 8/22 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Campout: Wood Tools – 8/26 to 8/28

Troop Campout: Weekend of Mystery – 9/16 to 9/18

Mill Street Market – 9/25 – Mill Street

**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 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.

-Ornament Design Competition

This year we are adding custom printed ornaments to our fundraiser. That means we need a design for the ornaments, and we want it to be designed by one of the Scouts in Troop 98. Your design must be of your own making and should feature something about Gahanna that will have a broad appeal. It will also need to be a one color design and fit into a 2” circle. The ornaments themselves will be a solid color such as, silver, red, green, white, orange, or black. The due date for designs is the 8/29 Troop Meeting. That night the Troop will be voting on which design is their favorite and will be featured on the ornaments. We hope that the ornaments are a big success and that we will be able to have a new design every year in the future. If you have any questions about the ornaments.

-Advancement Records

As a backup to the advancement records in a Scouts handbook our new Junior Assistant Scoutmaster will be routinely going around and taking photos of the advancement sections of every Scouts Scout Handbook. This will allow us to log completed requirements as a backup for the requirements they have completed. So please make sure you bring your Scout handbook to each Troop meeting.

**Reminders**

-Summer Sendoff

It is time to start reaching out to your friends and neighbors about our next fun activity to get out and meet the community. We are counting on every one of you to help bring people to this event. Anyone starting Grade 5 or higher is invited to our Summer Sendoff. We will be playing kickball, human foosball and more! If you get hungry or need a break, we will also be cooking hot dogs and making s’mores. Head over to the Gahanna Pool (148 Parkland Dr.) on August 13th from 1pm to 5pm to join in on the fun. You can find a flyer for the event that is great for sharing on the Team App UPLOADS page. Scouts should wear their Troop 98 T-shirt and the Troop will be meeting there at 11am to setup for the event.

-Troop Campout: Wood Tools

Have you ever wondered what you can build with a combination of wood tools and pioneering skills? Well then this is the campout for you. During our meetings in August, we will be going over skills and tools you can use to make camp life more fun and comfortable. All of this builds up to the main event during our Campout from 8/26 to 8/28. So, start thinking about the most interesting improvements you could make to camp.

-Troop Dues

The fundraiser works to cover about 2/3 of what it costs to have all our fun each year. The dues you pay each cover the other 1/3 of the costs. Please make sure you remember to turn your $5 dues in each month. 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 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

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