Troop #315 Newsletter – Nov. 2018

We had a pretty busy October, Lots of outings and scout activities.  I am so thankful we have a great community,  Parents, Scouts, Leaders, all kick in and help with all sorts of tasks. 

Troop 315 November Newsletter 
 

We had a pretty busy October, Lots of outings and scout activities.  I am so thankful we have a great community,  Parents, Scouts, Leaders, all kick in and help with all sorts of tasks. 

Our troop is still 31 boys strong and our calendar of events along with dedicated adults, help keep it strong.   Looking forward to 2019,  There has been talk about something , high adventure, in our future,  This will take a lot of resources and planning, but is very doable.  Scout dads and scouts alike are hinting at Sea Base, Philmont, or something in that direction. 

 
Scouting for food brought in 419 items to help the food bank.  Bloomdale also brought in 453 to the same food bank.  Thank you everyone who helped and donated items.
 
Fundraisers
 
I hope all the scouts are busy selling meat sticks and wreaths.   A reminder.  Wreath orders will be ready the Sunday after Thanksgiving during our bowling party.  Dawns Flower shop has pre ordered the supplies so she is ready for the rush .
 
Meat sticks will be ordered on December 3, and  17.  I will collect any and all order forms/money,  you may have to get them here those weeks.  Mrs Livingston has offered to help me sort and order correct quantities this year .  Thank you Katrina
 
Scout meeting date change
 
All the scouts voted on a meeting date change to come in December and go through March.  The change was offered to the boys due to a conflict in my family schedule during those months.  The temporary meeting date and time will be Thursdays at 6:00pm.  I will keep everyone informed as to when exactly it will take effect.  I appreciate everyone understanding.   This may not happen til later but I need to give everyone notice. 
 
N.B. Library food stand
 
We have been asked to run a concession stand at the North Baltimore Library on November 17th from 10am – 3pm.  We will be selling sandwiches, chips and bottled water .  All funds will go directly to the troop program.  Any scout wanting to help, show up at 9:30am and go to library kitchen.  Wear class B’s
 
Bowling Party
 
November 25,  Our annual Bowling party at Ten Pin lanes,  2pm to 4pm.   Free.  They do sell food if you wish to eat.  There won’t be a meeting that Sunday
 
Merit Badge
 
I got a confirmation from Mr. Julien that he will start Electricity Merit Badge on Nov 4th. 
 
Santa Visit
 
Wednesday, December 5th at Bob Kelly Chevy.  Be there at 5:30pm   Wyatt and Jordan are Buddy the Elves this year and the rest have red/green elf costume for event. 
 
Scout Accounts
 
All our scout accounts are updated and I have everyone’s balance.  Next month begins annual recharter.  All scouts will need $33.00 for the 2019 program year.  If your account has the money,  I will deduct.  If you don’t have enough to cover.  I will be contacting those parents.  The deadline to recharter is December 30th.   FYI,  Some of our scouts have over $300.00 in their accounts.  That is amazing !  !  🙂
 
Baden Powell Quote
 
  “I have over and over again explained that the purpose of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movement is to build men and women as citizens endowed with the three H’s namely, Health, Happiness and Helpfulness. The man or woman who succeeds in developing these three attributes has secured the main steps to success this Life.”
 
Shawn Benjamin
 
Troop 315

NBHS Football 2018 Awards

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Tiger Football.

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Tiger Football.

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Fotos by Ferg

Football – Brayden Holloway, Zach Weinandy, Levi Gazarek, Alex Snyder, Bryant Matthes, Brandan Cotterman, Harley Cole and Darrian Zitzelberger

1st Year Varsity

Isaiah Boyd
Mitch Clark
Santos Canales
Charles Grilliot
Logan Gunter
Johnnie Hernandez
Chris Jackman
Blayne Keller
Logan Keller
Gunner Kepling
Evan Martin
Caiden Phillips
Timmothy Simon
Jeremiah Suman
Levi Trout
Zach Williams
Brendan Woodward
Darrian Zitzelberger
2nd Year Varsity
Brandon Biller
Brendan Cotterman
Jacob Crawford
Brayden Holloway
Bryant Matthes
Zach Weinandy
3rd Year Varsity
Harley Cole
Levi Gazarek
Clayton Heineman
4th Year Varsity
Alex Snyder
Most Improved – Levi Gazarek
Tiger Award – Bryant Matthes
Iron Man – Harley Cole & Zach Weinandy
Scout Team Player of the  Year – Darrian Zitzelberger
Captain Award – Harley Cole, Alex Snyder, Levi Gazarek, Brayden Holloway
BVC 3rd Team – Levi Gazarek, Clayton Heineman, Zach Weinandy
BVC All-Academic – Harley Cole, Brendan Cotterman

compiled by Suzanne Bucher

NBHS Volleyball 2018 Awards

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Lady Tiger Volleyball.

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Lady Tiger Volleyball.

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Fotos by Ferg

Volleyball – Mia McCartney, Leah Lee, Grace Hagemyer, Allison Kepling, Grace Lennard and Grace Stanfield; Not Pictured: Hailey Watson

1st Year Varsity

Maddy Gerdeman
Grace Hagemyer
Olivia Hyatt
Hailey Inbody
Leah Lee
Alli McPherson
Simone Thompson
2nd Year Varsity
Hannah Lord
Mia McCartney
Hailey Watson
3rd Year Varsity
Allison Kepling
Striving Award – Grace Stanfield
Outstanding Performance –  Mia McCartney
Offensive Award – Allison Kepling
Defensive Award – Grace Hagemyer
Captain Award – Hailey Watson, Leah Lee, Allison
BVC Honorable Mention – Leah Lee, Grace Hagemyer
BVC All-Academic – Allison Kepling, Hailey Watson, Grace Lennard, Olivia Hyatt
1st Year JV
Meredith Buchanan
Malachi Combs
Grace Lennard
Hailey Lennard
Grace Stanfield
Myra Stewart
Leia Thomas
2nd Year JV
Isabella Buchanan
Chloe Hopple
Kealeigh Leady
Skyler Vogelsong
Freshmen
Emma Cotterman
Gabby Estrada
Kaitlynn Grant
Laura Keegan
Rylee Ramsey

compiled by Suzanne Bucher

NBHS Golf 2018 – Boys & Girls Teams

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Tiger Golf.

North Baltimore High School Athletics presented the Fall Sports Teams Awards. Here is Tiger Golf.

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Fotos by Ferg

Golf – Olivia Matthes, Jordan Baker, Lilly Westgate, Jordan Bucher, Ellias Burleson, Hunter Vogelson and Jaden Bucher; Not Pictured: Hunter Vogelsong

GIRLS’ GOLF

1st Year Varsity Girls
Jordan Baker
Zoey Beaupry
Lexi Long
Olivia Matthes
Meghan Thompson
3rd Year Varsity Girls
Lilly Westgate
4th Year Varsity Girls
Jordan Bucher
Captain Award – Jordan Bucher & Lilly Westgate
MVP – Jordan Bucher
Most Improved – Jordan Baker
Tiger Spirit – Olivia Matthes
Lowest Round – Jordan Bucher (42)
BOYS’ GOLF
1st Year Varsity Boys
Malaki Peyton-Hobbs
2nd Year Varsity Boys
Hunter Baker
Hunter Vogelsong
3rd Year Varsity Boys
Jaden Bucher
Ellias Burleson
Captain Award – Ellias Burleson, Jaden Bucher, Hunter Baker
MVP – Jaden Bucher & Hunter Baker
Most Improved – Hunter Vogelsong
Tiger Spirit – Ellias Burleson
Lowest Round – Hunter Baker (39)
BVC 2nd Team – Jaden Bucher
BVC Honorable Mention – Hunter Baker
BVC All-Academic – Jordan Bucher, Lilly Westgate
NW All-District Honorable Mention
Jordan Bucher
Lilly Westgate
Jaden Bucher
Hunter Baker
compiled by Suzanne Bucher

Chowline: Less Screen Time During Meals Can Help Promote Healthier Eating in Children

Researchers recommend that parents hold screen-free family meals as often as possible…..

My kids love to watch TV or view their cellphones or tablets while they eat. I used to eat cereal on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons when I was a kid, but my children prefer to watch a screen at every meal, every day. Is this something I should be worried about?

Research has shown that children who have family mealtimes at least three or more times a week are more likely to be of normal weight and have healthier eating habits. And children who have family meals are more likely to feel better about themselves, experience less depression, are less likely to use illegal drugs and tend to get better grades at school.

And while 63 percent of consumers believe that eating at home with their families is important, only 30 percent actually share dinner every night, according to a September report published by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation.

One of the reasons cited in the poll -” too many distractions, including TV and social media.”

With that in mind, researchers recommend that parents hold screen-free family meals as often as possible.

When compared to meals eaten in front of a screen, screen-free meals provide an opportunity for important social interactions between parents and children, says Ingrid Adams, an Ohio State University Extension specialist in Food, Health and Human Behavior in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

“Some studies have shown that family meals help prevent obesity and lower the chances that children will engage in risky behaviors,” she said. “Increases in screen time have been linked with unhealthy habits, such as eating more junk food, physical inactivity, poor sleep patterns and decreased social interaction.”

“As a family, it is important to set healthy limits and boundaries for screen use, particularly when it comes to meal times.”

So how can you lessen the screen time at mealtimes with your kids? Adams suggests:

  • Eat your meals at the table. Have everyone sit at the table together rather than in front of the television while eating dinner. Have kids come to the kitchen when eating other meals and snacks as well.
  • Turn off the television during mealtime.
  • Create boundaries. Make firm rules about not using or viewing screens during meals. Set limits on screen time and where screen time can occur.
  • Remove distractions. Don’t bring phones, tablets or other devices to the dinner table. Consider removing any screens from the eating area.
  • Take turns sharing ideas. Have everyone take a turn sharing what he or she did during the day. This might help spark conversation and lessen the desire for distractions such as TV or phones.

Another tip? Set a good example yourself by not using any screens at mealtime and limiting your total screen time, especially when you are with your family.

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.