Troop 315 Fall Update

Upcoming Camporee and Scout House interior painting and tile floor installation help needed!

An early update to an upcoming camporee.
October 13 – 15 in Pemberville
Wood District Camporee.  The camp is set up in stations but each troop will have something for the scouts to do.  our troop will have a corn hole station and will provide a root beer cantina at the evening close after campfire.  If any of our parents have corn hole boards and toss bags, I’d like to ask to borrow for the event.  We are looking for 3 sets.  
The troop will leave the scouthouse at 5:30pm Friday night.  Tent needed and can buddy up with other scouts,  Mess kit and 2 change of clothes.  We will send out a menu after the next meeting for the groceries to pick from.  .  Scouts will return home by 9:30 to 11:00am ish Sunday morning.  
I think the cost of the camp is $10.00 and includes a common lunch so we only cook breakfast and supper Sat. but also have something small on Friday night and Sunday breakfast.  Please let me know if you’d like to go.  I know older scouts have band and cross country, but the younger ones will have a great experience.  
Part II
We are purchasing floor tile and materials to redo our scouthouse floor.  I am in need of parents who know something about laying tile floor  and also parents to help with other parts of the job.  Cutting, grouting, and mastic.  Once the materials are delivered, we will schedule a time for volunteers to help install it.  
In the upcoming weeks,  I will  need to empty as much from the building as possible for us to complete the floor which also includes bathrooms.    Cost of materials was around $950.00 and the Legion, last year, earmarked $1000.00 for a floor. 
Thank you in advance for your assistance – Contact Shawn Benjamin, Scout Master (through CyberSolultions).

NB Cross Country Results

9/9/17 @ Archbold Invitational…………..

Varsity boys cross country team finished 5th overall, with the top six boys finishing in the top 40, each taking home individual awards.  PR’s came from Levi Trout (19:31), Aiden Gore (20:49), Zeth Johnson (20:52), and Jordan Kimmel (24:09).


Varsity girls finished 4th overall, with the top four girls finishing in the top 40, each taking home individual awards as well.  PR’s came from Marina Kimmel (25:44), Katie Dewulf (26:06), and Gabby Kepling (28:00).


Jr High finished with two PR’s – Lucy Trout (20:53) and Casey Mowery (15:11).


High School Boys CC Results

NB finished 5th out of 8 full teams


HS Boys Times – 5K, 3.1 miles

84 Total Runners


13th – Noah Pelton, 19:09

18th – Levi Trout, 19:31

31st – Wyatt Mowery, 20:36

35th – Aiden Gore, 20:49

36th – Zeth Johnson, 20:52

38th – Kyle Gerdeman, 21:01

57th – Zion Cook, 22:23

71st – Jordan Kimmel, 24:09


High School Girls CC Results

NB finished 4th out of 7 full teams


HS Girls Times – 5K, 3.1 miles

68 Total Runners


18th – Sydnee Smith, 23:34

19th – Lydia Hartman, 23:42

28th – Rachel Crouse, 24:38

35th – Marina Kimmel, 25:44

42nd – Katie Dewulf, 26:06

52nd – Gabby Kepling, 28:00


Jr High Boys CC Results

NB – not a full team


Jr High Boys Times – 2 miles

129 Total Runners


75th – Casey Mowrey, 15:11


Jr High Girls CC Results

NB – not a full team


Jr High Girls Times – 2 miles

111 Total Runners


32nd – Caitlin Schwartz, 15:44

100th – Lucy Trout, 20:53


Spice Up School Days

Put a fresh twist on your next school-night fiesta…………………

(Family Features) Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. A Mexican-themed meal is a sure way to keep things festive and lively around the family dinner table.

Not only does a meal centered on Mexican-style foods let you spice up your menu, it also allows for plenty of personalization so even the pickiest of palates can be satisfied. That means less time for preparation and more time spent together.

Put a fresh twist on your next school-night fiesta with these ideas:

  • An ethnically-inspired meal is a great opportunity to encourage kids to try out new flavors and experiment with foods they wouldn’t normally eat. Sample variations of classic salsas, incorporate seasonal ingredients like jicama and diced sweet peppers to freshen up your dishes or put a spicy spin on a classic Italian favorite by creating Mexican-inspired stuffed shells.
  • Get creative with proteins. Chicken and beef are common options, but heart-healthy fish and shrimp are also great candidates for a Mexican-style meal. Pork is another good choice for many Mexican dishes, and beans provide an excellent source of added protein, along with some flavor variety.
  • Mex-up your taco night. Try an alternative to the traditional corn shell with an option like Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells, crafted with artisanal blends of real corn, unique grains and ingredients baked into each shell. They’re made with whole kernel corn, giving them an authentic taste and a distinctive flavor, aroma and texture.
  • Keep things kid-friendly and fun by focusing on finger foods. A large taco can be difficult for little hands to handle, but a street taco portion, a chimichanga or even nachos are more hands-on.
  • Look for fun toppings that add an extra crunch. For example, new Ortega Crispy Taco Toppers, lightly breaded slices of real jalapeno or onion, provide a bold kick and are the perfect finishing touch for tacos, salads and even Mexican-style burgers.
  • Don’t forget dessert. No meal is complete without a sweet treat, such as a churro, flan, empanada or sopapilla. Many of these favorites can be prepared ahead of time so you can simply cook and serve for a perfect ending to your family fiesta.

Find more mealtime inspiration like these recipes, perfect for the busy back-to-school season, at, or find Ortega on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Slow Cooked “Pulled” Chicken Tacos

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Servings: 5

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Ortega Chipotle Taco Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 shells) Ortega Good Grains White Corn with Chia Taco Shells, warmed
    taco toppings
  1. In medium pan, combine chicken, taco sauce, chicken stock, salt and pepper, and cook on low, covered, approximately 2 hours, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 F. Remove chicken from pan and shred using two forks.Turn heat to medium-high and reduce cooking liquid into thick sauce, cooking 3-5 minutes and stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and combine sauce with shredded chicken.
  3. Serve in taco shells with desired taco toppings.

Baja Chicken Pizza

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Ortega Green Taco Sauce
  • 1 can Ortega Vegetarian Refried Beans
  • 3/4 cup Ortega Homestyle Salsa (any variety)
  • 1 Mama Mary’s prepared pizza crust
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) Ortega Diced Green Chiles
  • 1 bag (8 ounces) Mexican-style shredded cheese
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Ortega Original Taco Sauce (any variety)
  • 1 bag Ortega Crispy Onion Taco Toppers
  1. In large bowl or re-sealable plastic bag, combine chicken breasts with green taco sauce. Stir or shake to coat. Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350 F.
  3. Bake chicken 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
  4. Let chicken cool 10 minutes then cut into small cubes.
  5. In medium bowl, combine refried beans and salsa.
  6. Transfer prepared pizza crust to baking sheet.
  7. Spread bean mixture over dough, leaving 1/4 inch at edges for crust.
  8. Top with peppers, green chiles, chicken and cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  9. Top with taco sauce and crispy onion toppers then serve.

Mexican Style “Totchos”

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5

  • 1 package (32 ounces) tater tots
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 packet Ortega Taco Seasoning
  • 1cup water
  • 16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 bag Ortega Crispy Jalapeno
  • Taco Toppers
  1. Prepare tater tots according to package directions.
  2. Heat medium skillet over medium heat. Cook ground beef 4-5 minutes until browned, using wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Add taco seasoning and water. Cook until water evaporates and sauce is thickened.
  3. Top hot tater tots with cooked ground beef and cheese, and broil in oven 5 minutes.
  4. Top with tomatoes, sour cream and crispy jalapeno toppers, and serve immediately.



Proceeds will benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission – Soldiers Saving Puppies. Puppies Saving Soldiers…………..

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2017 – On Saturday, September 23, area golfers will hit the course at Bedford Hills Golf Club to spend the day enjoying one of their favorite hobbies and participating in a friendly competition.  This morning, however, will have much more significance than a typical day on the greens because these golfers will be participating in the “Putts Fur Mutts” Golf Outing and Putt Putt Event to benefit the Puppy Rescue Mission.
Event Co-Chair Jill Borkowski says “I have great respect for our brave military men and women.  They make so many sacrifices to serve our country, but no soldier should ever be faced with the decision to leave a beloved stray animal behind in a war zone or other impoverished country.”
Borkowski goes on to say “I think about the lives our adopted pets have lived and wish a safe, spoiled, carefree life for all dogs and cats.  Our dogs Belle and Bailey and our cat Oreo all passed within the last three years; I cannot think of a better way to honor them than to help give animals in war zones a loving, forever home with the US soldiers who bond with and rescue them.”
TSgt Sean McGrew and his dog Sandy Paws, Travis Huelsebusch and his dog Sky Weasel, and Lauren and Ray Knight and their dog King will be honored guests at the event.  TSgt Sean McGrew saved Sandy Paws during his deployment to Kuwait, Travis Huelsebusch rescued Sky Weasel while working as a government contractor in Africa, and the Knight family adopted King after he was left abandoned and tied to a pole in Afghanistan with a severed tail and ears.
King is the top left, Sky Weasel is the bottom left, and Sandy Paws is the one on the right.
The “Putts Fur Mutts” event will include 18 holes of golf with cart and range balls at 8 am (with prizes for the top three golf teams) or Putt Putt at 10 am.  Attendees will enjoy donuts, Panera Bread bagels with cream cheese and Biggby Coffee at registration.  The cost for golf is $90/individual; teams and individuals are welcome.  The cost for Putt Putt is $25/person; children are welcome. 
The event will also include golf contests, a 50/50 raffle, a dessert bar for humans, a desert bar for dogs (so guests can take “doggie bags” home; no dogs at the event, please!) and more.  New this year is the Best Buy “Tail” Gate area with two big screen TVs showingfootball courtesy of the Spring Meadows Best Buy store in Holland OH, plus corn hole and yard Yahtzee for attendees to enjoy while waiting for lunch.  Golfers and Putt Putt players will meet-up for a meal from Outback Steakhouse Toledo and a silent auction.
Some of the auction items will include:
·       A 4 day/3 night stay in the Royal Towers at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas
·       A Zamboni ride at a Toledo Walleye game
·       The chance to watch batting practice on the field prior to a Cleveland Indians home game
·       A “trip to Orlando” including two nights at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, passes to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando, Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes and golf
·       The chance to watch batting practice on the field prior to a Boston Red Sox home game, a tour of Fenway Park and a one night stay at the Kimpton Onyx Hotel
·       Baseball tickets with hotel stays (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies)
·       An American flag previously flown over the US Capitol
·       University of Toledo football and BGSU football tickets
·       A two night stay at the Sheraton Sand Key on the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater, Florida
·       The chance to throw out the first pitch at a Toledo Mud Hens game
·       Autographed sports memorabilia and much more!
To register or inquire about hole sponsorships, please contact Co-Chair Jill Borkowski at 419-367-6828 or  The registration form, a full list of auction items and regular updates are available at
Generous supporters like the LaQuinta Inn in Perrysburg OH, Mark Feldstein & Associates, and Paws & Remember of Northwest Ohio help underwrite the expenses associated with the event or donate services so that all of the proceeds go directly to the Puppy Rescue Mission to help military members bring their battle buddies home.
The net proceeds from the “Putts Fur Mutts” event will be donated to the Puppy Rescue Mission.  The non-profit Puppy Rescue Mission handles soldiers’ requests, logistics, transport and cost – like veterinary care, travel, crates and other supplies – for stray dogs and cats of war cared for, bonded with and adopted by US soldiers.  The Puppy Rescue Mission also established Neda’s Fund to help in the event that a soldier needs financial assistance with surgery or emergency veterinary care at any point during the animal’s life, and the organization handles re-homing if the soldier cannot keep the animal.  The group also participates in multiple rescue events in the USA each year like abuse cases and animal hoarding situations.

Northwestern Water and Sewer District Projects

Utility work can impact roads throughout our area……………

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, – The Northwestern Water and Sewer District (the District) delivers water and sewer services to over 19,000 customers in Wood, Sandusky and Hancock counties.  Although many of our construction and maintenance projects are performed underground, our utility work can impact roads throughout our area.  The District will announce updates and when additional projects are under contract.  Updates and additions are highlighted in bold and underlined.

Wood County

Bloomdale – Water Line Maintenance, WaterShed, Bulk Water Station
Through September, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Cherry Street in Bloomdale for water line maintenance.  Project complete: October. 

Bairdstown – Sanitary Sewer Work
Through September, daytime, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on SR 18 between Bushey Road and Leathers Road for sewer installation.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Through September, daytime intermittent lane restrictions and short-term closures are also possible on local streets in Bairdstown for pavement and restoration work.  Project complete: September.

Millbury – Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Through June 2018, short-term, intermittent lane restrictions are possible throughout the Village of Millbury for sewer work and manhole repairs.  Project complete: June 2018.

Northwood – Curtice Road Waterline Replacement
Through November, intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Curtice Road between Bradner Road and Reva Drive for water line replacement.  Traffic will be maintained by automated signal and flaggers.  Project complete: March 2018.

Perrysburg Township – Starbright Subdivision Water Line Project
Through November, daytime intermittent lane restrictions are possible on Oregon and Ayers Roads, adjacent to the Starbright subdivision for water line replacement.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Through November, lane restrictions and closures are possible within the Starbright subdivision.  Local access will be maintained.  Project complete:  November.

Plain Township- Gypsy Lane Sewer Maintenance*NEW WORK*
On Tuesday, September 19, and Wednesday, September 20, from 8am until 4pm daily, Gypsy Lane Road, between Rudolph Road and Sand Ridge Road will be closed for sewer maintenance.  Detour: Rudolph Road to Sand Ridge.

Washington Township, State Route 65 Pump Station Upgrade
Through September, daytime lane restrictions are possible on State Route 65 near State Route 235 for pump station upgrade.   Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: September.

Walbridge – Walbridge Water Line Abandonment *PROJECT COMPLETE*
Water line work is complete in the Village of Walbridge.

For a full list of projects on and off road, please visit our website: