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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.


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-27-21

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

This is the last week of our Wreath Sale Fundraiser. All orders must be entered into your sales link by November 1st. Also bring in your penguin sales sheet so we can record the # you sold.

**Coming Soon**

Troop Meeting November Practice – 11/1 – Stonybrook Church

Tuesday Patrol Meeting – 11/2

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting November Practice – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

Board of Review 11/9 – Stonybrook Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Breaking News**

-Wreath Sale Challenge

The Scoutmaster has issued a challenge to the Scouts of Troop 98. If 10 more wreath orders are entered online between the 10/25 Troop Meeting and Noon on October 31st then he will bring Pineapple Upside-Down cake for everyone to the 11/1 Troop Meeting. So, continue to send out your links to the people you know, especially family and buyers from last year, and do your best to complete the Wreath Sale Challenge.

-Wreath Sale Response Link

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

**Reminders**

-Wreath Sale

The Google forms are ready so start sending out those emails with your link ASAP. All orders must be added to your personal sales link form by Monday November 1st. We would also like all the Scouts to bring in their Penguin sales sheet to the November 1st Troop meeting so we can record the number of penguin cookie jars you have sold.

-Practice for Field Day / Thanksgiving Dinner

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

-Stonybrook Fall Clean Up Day

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

-Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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

-Troop Dues

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

-Troop 98 Beanie

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


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-20-21

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

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

**Coming Soon**

Troop Meeting November Practice– 10/25 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting November Practice – 11/1 – Stonybrook Church

**Future Events**

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

Board of Review 11/9 – Stonybrook Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Breaking News**

-Wreath Sale Challenge

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

-Wreath Sale Response Link

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

-Practice for Field Day / Thanksgiving Dinner

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

**Reminders**

-Wreath Sale

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

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

-Stonybrook Fall Clean Up Day

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

-Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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

-Troop Dues

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

-Troop 98 Beanie

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


Report from the Scoutmasters Lounge 10-13-21

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

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

**Coming Soon**

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

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

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

**Future Events**

Troop Meeting – 10/25 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/1 – Stonybrook Church

Stonybrook Fall Cleanup Day – 11/6 – Stonybrook Church

Troop Meeting – 11/8 – Stonybrook Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Breaking News**

-October Pack Meeting: Trunk or Treat

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

-Stonybrook Fall Clean Up Day

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

**Reminders**

-October Troop Campout

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

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

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

-Wreath Sale

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

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

-Thanksgiving Dinner

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

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

-Troop Dues

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

-Troop 98 Beanie

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


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