3rd Annual Trunk or Treat

Free Community Event, Costumes Encouraged, Candy Galore!

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat
invites the community to our Halloween Event!
Monday, October 28
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Briar Hill Health Campus


Free Community Event, Costumes Encouraged, Candy Galore!
If you would like to register a trunk please contact Stephanie at 419-957-8327!
600 Sterling Drive • N. Baltimore, OH 45872
419-957-8327 • briarhillhc.com •
Briar Hill Health Campus
Hot Dog, Chips & Drink Meals for $2
Trunk Decorating Contest with FREE Trunk Registration!
All proceeds from food purchases will benefit NB Christmas Lights Fund
A Trilogy Health Services Community

Troop 315 October Newsletter

Parades, camps, merit badges, and of course, fun……..

submitted by Scoutmaster Shawn Benjamin

So here we are; a very busy October.  As stated in September’s newsletter,  There are a lot of things going on both with school functions as well as Scouting. 

We will hand out Wreath and Meat Stick forms for the fundraiser the goes through November this Sunday.  Speaking of November.  A bowling party is in the works and Larry Bateson has a friend in B.G. who want to teach Law merit badge at the courthouse so stay tuned for  more details on that event . 

The cub scouts have volunteered to help up with scouting for food collection.  The attached pictures are from trash detail at this years Luckey Festival.  but wait there’s more !!!

October 6 &13

Mrs. Ginger Povenmire will teach Nuclear Science pre requisites for the upcoming Davis Basse Camporee for merit badge.   To earn the badge, these classes will fulfill all requirements  along with the camp.  You will get a partial if you miss these upcoming meetings.

October 11  Homecoming Parade.

We will line up at Powell school at 5:00pm  Step off is at 5:30pm.  All scouts are invited to march with us in full class A uniform to the Football field.  Parents can pick up there.  Anyone who is not with band or other group is welcome to participate, including parents. 

October 12 Soccer Tournament Parking

We need 8 scouts to assist in Van Buren for their annual Soccer Tournament.  This is a fundraiser and scouts can sign up to assist parking cars and with trash .  We will need to leave N.B. at 6:30am and will last until 3pm Saturday afternoon.  I will transport from Scout house. Class B T shirt

October 13   Apple Butter parking

We need 8 scouts to help park cars during Grand Rapids Apple Butter Fest.  We will need to leave N.B. at 6:15am and will be done at 4pm.  Please let me know if you would like to sign up for either of these  but please , for now,  pick one of them, I will take a list of scouts who would like do both but will use if we are short.  I will email everyone as the detail fills up.  With these kind of work responsibilities, be aware that parking cars requires scouts to be very aware of their surroundings and mature enough, so, if you have concerns about being too young  we try to ask that scouts be at least 12 years old. We will accept younger but will talk to parents individually about each scouts’ abilities.   Wear Class B t Shirt

October 18 – 20 Penta Merit Badge Camp

Cost $15.00   This camp will allow scouts to earn merit badges that can be offered and completed in one day, Please se attachments for schedule , and pre req’s .  This event has turned into a day camp for us due to other school related functions happening that weekend.  We will leave the scout house at 7:00am .  Class A. Uniform.  Closing campfire and root beer cantina will end the day at 10:00pm.  We will drop off scouts directly to their houses.   I’ll need a list of merit badges from scouts who are going.  Lunch is included and we have been invited to Troop 337 for supper.  Just bring your mess kit.

Penta Merit Badge List
Penta Merit Badge List


October 25-27  Davis Besse Camporee

Link    http://dbaec.org/   Cost $25.00  Includes all meals

Reminder that Mr. Pack has granted all scouts wanting to go to this a free pass, excused from the football game and parade.  We will leave N.B. at 6:00 p.m.  There are 20 spots reserved.  Here is a list of who I have going so far. Class A for the day for this camp

Jesse V, Noah V., Josh F. Josh C. Daniel H. Isaiah B. David R. Skyler L. Zack L.Conner B.Anthony C. Chris J. Corey J.  Please let me know if I need to add or delete your name from this lest.  Drivers,  Shawn Benjamin, Billy Trout, Joe White  so far

Quote from Lord Baden Powell

“The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country. “

 

Pack #372 Updates – Sept. 2019

It is not too late to join scouts!

Pack #372 Updates

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

Cub Scout Pack #372 has been busy! “Join Scouting Night” was held at the library last week and new families have been welcomed into the wonderful world of scouting. On Sunday, September 15th, the first Pack meeting for this school year took place at the American Legion. This was a dual purpose Pack meeting, combining the first service project with the kick off for the annual popcorn fundraiser.

The North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor paired with our pack for a project to benefit Findlay’s City Mission.  Clients there will be attending an event to get a free hair cut, and thanks to the help of our own scout families, they will now be given a handmade fleece blanket as well. Approximately 20 blankets were completed prior to the popcorn sample tasting and kickoff event.

After all of the blankets were completed, scouts were given a sample bag of this year’s popcorn selections. The popcorn sale runs from Sunday, September 15th through November 2nd. Money is to be collected prior to delivery. Please seek out your favorite scout and support this important fund raising effort. The money helps fund so many of our fun family events from Camp Berry to our Family Swim Party in the summer. The Pack gives back to our community, from cleaning the trail to removing flags at the cemetery in preparation for the following year’s replacement flags. Let’s all show our support! (And who doesn’t love a delicious cheese or caramel popcorn????)

It is not too late to join scouts! You can contact Cub Master Eric Trout for more information at (419) 257-3855 or email eltrout75@gmail.com

You don’t want to miss our upcoming events. Cub Scouts conduct the flag raising at all of our home football games. The Homecoming parade is near and the Scouting for Food service project is a month away. There is so much fun on the way! And we would like to thank Eric and Tammy Trout for bringing extra uniform shirts, sweatshirts, and extra cub scout gear to pass out to families that can use these items. There are still extras if anyone is in need, just contact Eric at the number above. 

 

September Newsletter Troop 315

This is an Awesome era to be a Boy Scout in North Baltimore!

September Newsletter Troop 315

No one can deny that this time of year is very hectic.  It’s the same here, planning and squeezing all the activities in .  October proves to be especially busy and I’ve included all the info I have in this newsletter to prepare everyone.  The fundraisers seem to concentrate around this time of year but will allow scouts to build their accounts . One of the gaps that we’re unable to cover is Scouting for Food which happens on October 26.  The troop collects all the food and drops of at Bridge Church Saturday morning. I have been talking to Eric Trout who may be able to offer help, I’m also asking parents if they can assist Eric on that day since we will be at Davis Besse.  This is a rare moment we are stretched both ways.  

September 8 & 15  First Aid

The troop will continue First Aid training and merit badge with Mrs. Boes.  I want to thank all our scouts for being extra attentive and very respectful of our guest.  

September 12  Join Scouting Night

Although we support our Cub scout pack in effort for them to recruit, Our troop will be at the NB Public Library at 7pm Thursday September 12 in hopes we also have new scouts join.  If you would like to hang out with us for that short time. Come in Class A that night

September 22  Kyle Gerdeman’s Eagle Ceremony

Kyle Gerdeman, a 19 y/o student of Toledo University will receive his Eagle Award and Court of Honor on Sunday September 22, at 2pm American Legion.  All scouts please attend this highest honor event in full class A uniform. Larry Bateson will be Master of Ceremonies and some of you will be involved as Color Guard and Honor Guard.   I remember Kyle when he was just a cub and to see him become the amazing person he has is why being scoutmaster is so rewarding. Now, don’t be surprised if you hear a funny story from me about him at that event.  

September 27-29 Luckey Festival

This year will start a different approach to fundraiser shared with other troops.  We are going to try and split work load equally to prevent burn out among leaders. So… We are going to work from 3pm Saturday, September 28 to 7:00pm ish on September 29.  We will offer 3 shifts during these days so sign up accordingly . You can work multiple shifts

   Saturday 3:00pm to 9:30pm   1 share

   Sunday 6:30am  – 1:pm 1 share

   Sunday 1:pm – 7:00pm  Clean up – 1 share

Sunday will overlap since we have a lot of teardown to do.  Parents, we also need you if you can help so let me know if you can participate any ne of these shifts.  Cleanup Sunday may end earlier depending on how much help we have to do final trash run and collect cans.  

October 6 &13

Mrs. Ginger Povenmire will teach Nuclear Science pre requisites for the upcoming Davis Basse Camporee for merit badge.   To earn the badge these classes will fulfill all requirements to earn the merit badge

October 12 Soccer Tournament Parking

We need 8 scouts to assist in Van Buren for their annual Soccer Tournament.  This is a fundraiser and scouts can sign up to assist parking cars and with trash .  We will need to leave N.B. at 6:30am and will last until 3pm Saturday afternoon. I will transport from Scout house

October 13   Apple Butter parking

We need 8 scouts to help park cars during Grand Rapids Apple Butter Fest.  We will need to leave N.B. at 6:15am and will be done at 4pm. Please let me know if you would like to sign up for either of these  but please , for now, pick one of them, I will take a list of scouts who would like do both but will use if we are short. I will email everyone as the detail fills up.  With these kind of work responsibilities, be aware that parking cars requires scouts to be very aware of their surroundings and mature enough, so, if you have concerns about being too young  we try to ask that scouts be at least 12 years old. We will accept younger but will talk to parents individually about each scouts’ abilities.  

October 18 – 20 Penta Merit Badge Camp

Cost $15.00   This camp will allow scouts to earn merit badges that can be offered and completed in one day,  I will have a list of merit badges offered forth coming and a menu with grocery list will go out in October newsletter.  We will leave the scout house at 6:30pm Friday and transport to Penta campus . Tent camping so bring your camp supplies and buddy up with someone .  Camp will depart from Penta at 8:30am Sunday morning.  

October 25-27  Davis Besse Camporee

Link    http://dbaec.org/   Cost $25.00  Includes all meals

Reminder that Mr. Pack has granted all scouts wanting to go to this a free pass, excused from the football game and parade.  We will leave N.B. at 6:00 p.m. There are 20 spots reserved. Here is a list of who I have going so far

Jesse V, Noah V., Josh F. Josh C. Daniel H. Isaiah B. David R. Skyler L. Zack L.Conner B.Anthony C. Chris J. Corey J.  Please let me know if I need to add or delete your name from this lest. Drivers, Shawn Benjamin, Billy Trout, Joe White  so far.

Quote from Baden Powell

“Boy Scout is not merely to give you fun and adventure but that, like the backwoodsmen, explorers, and frontiersmen whom you are following, you will be fitting yourself to help your country and to be of service to other people who may be in need of help. That is what the best men are out to do.” 

Shawn Benjamin – Scoutmaster

Kid Events and NB Library – September

Plenty of activities for the youngsters at YOUR library!

Kid Events at the North Baltimore Public Library

September 2019

Weekly Events:  After School Snacks for all –
Mon.-Fri. from 2:30-5 pm

Thanks to the Friends of the NB Library & Community Contributions!

Craftivity Projects for all –
Mondays @ 3 pm

Pop-Up Games for all –
Fridays @ 3 pm

Preschool Story Times –
Tuesdays @ 10 am
Beginning Sept. 3rd for ages 1-5 with an adult companion

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, puppets & activities as we continue our way through the alphabet and into the fall season!


Lego Play –
Tuesdays 3-4 pm

Beginning September 3rd for elementary age & preschoolers with a responsible caregiver

Create something with our Lego supply each week!  Try a challenge or play a Lego game!


After School Adventures –
Wednesdays from 3-3:45 pm
Beginning Sept. 4th for kids in K-4th grade

Come for a weekly story adventure and a variety of games and activities!


Special Events:  Movie Times for all ages/Snacks provided!
Secret Life of Pets 2 – Thursday, Sept. 5 from 3-4:30 pm
Disney’s Aladdin – Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 3-5 pm


Connecting with Cursive Handwriting

Mon., Tues., & Wed., Sept. 9-Oct. 2 from 3-4 pm for 3rd grade & higher

Our staff member and retired teacher, Mrs. Pam Van Mooy will instruct students on how to write and read cursive writing.  Registration is required.


Lemonade & Laughter at the NB Historical Center –
Thurs., Sept. 12
from 3-4 or 6:30-7:30 pm

We’ll be meeting across the street at the Historical Center for stories & memories of being a kid in NB, a tour of the center followed by cookies & lemonade.  Kids are welcome to bring a grandparent or older relative/friend to share in the fun.  Registration is required beginning on Aug. 28.

Just4Teens –
Thurs., Sept. 19 from 3:30-4:30 pm for grades 5 & up

Teens can join us for games, music & snack-opportunities as we plan our fall events!


Unicorn Extravaganza Party –
Thurs., Sept. 26 from 3-4 or 6:30-7:30 pm

Explore the ever popular fantasy of the unicorn in story, crafts, games & treats!  All ages are welcome (preschoolers with a responsible caregiver) but registration is required beginning on Sept. 11.

 


For more information visit the NB Library, the website www.nbpubliclibrary.org , call 419-257-3621 or email the Youth Services Coordinator – cheryl@nbpubliclibrary.org

10th Annual STEM in the Park

SAVE THE DATE….September 28 at BGSU…FREE

 

STEM in the Park is an annual event at BGSU that promotes the importance and significance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

This event features displays and activities created by area universities, local businesses, and community partners to engage children of all ages. This event is free for all to attend. There will also be free healthy snacks provided!

For our 10th annual STEM in the Park, we will feature an all new ECO Zone with earth-centric activities because there is no Planet B! Go green with STEM in the Park.

NB Youth Football Schedule 2019 – Scrimmage Wednesday

NB Youth Football program will play Sundays at 2:00. Here is the schedule:

The North Baltimore Youth Football program will play Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Here is the schedule:

Scrimmage, Wednesday, Powell School (6:00 pm).

Week One – Aug. 25, 2:00 pm @ Pandora-Gilboa

Week Two – Sept. 8, 2:00 pm – HOME with Van Buren

Week Three – Sept. 15, 2:00 pm @ Arlington

Week Four – Sept. 22, 2:00 pm – Home with Riverdale

Week Five – Sept. 29, 2:00 pm @ Carey

Week Six – Oct. 6, 2:00 pm – Home with Arcadia

Mike Solly is the Head Coach.

Support our North Baltimore Youth Football program and get your TIGERS FOOTBALL gear here: http://www.specialteeink.com/phone/index.html…

 

Market Hog “Queenie” –  Queen of the Wood County Fair

Congratulations to Sara Casey…….

On Tuesday, July 30, Sara Casey and her market hog, fondly named Queenie, took home the title of all titles – Grand Champion Market Hog.
Sara spent all summer working with three market pigs and a market goat. Her hard work and dedication has paid off with the highest honor possible. Between her three market hogs, Sara brought home the following titles:

Champion Berkshire

Champion Middle Weight Market Barrow

Reserve Champion Market Barrow

Third Overall Market Hog

Champion Heavy Weight Gilt

Champion Gilt

Grand Champion Market Hog

All three of Sara’s hogs were bred locally in Arlington, at S&K Showpigs (owner, Scott Stauffer). Those sponsoring Sara’s Grand Champion at the
4-H sale on Monday, August 5 were as follows:

Casey’s Sales & Service

North Baltimore American Legion Post 539

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Ray Beck Pioneer Seeds

Mike Stacy Crop Insurance

Legacy Cooperative

First Federal Bank 

Griffith Farms

Griffith Landscaping 

NB Custom Cuts

Lyle Bursick Family

Hosler-Corbin Insurance 

Sara is a member of Country Paws 4-H Club and will be an 8th grader at North Baltimore Middle School. She and Queenie enjoyed an unforgettable week together in the Champion Barn at the fairgrounds!

Sara with her barn banner display and her dad, Jim Casey
Sara and her market goat, Kirby 
Sara with Ivy
Sara and Ollie
Sara with market hog judge, Nathan Day
Sara showing Queenie
Sara and her awards
Sara with some of her sponsors- First Federal Bank, Legacy Cooperative, Casey’s Sales and Service and Hancock-Wood Electric 
Sara and Queenie


Sara is the daughter of Jim and Mary Casey and the granddaughter of Mike and Diane Julien and Ned and Sharon Casey, all of North Baltimore. 


submitted by Mary Casey

congratulations, sara casey. Job Well done!

TheNBXpress invites other North Baltimore area youth to submit a few pictures and paragraphs about their Wood County Fair Adventures to share with our readers. Send an e-mail to:  editor@theNBXpress.com, or leave a message on our facebook page: NBXpress 

Library Summer Reading 2019 Winners!

A wonderful Summer Reading Program in North Baltimore…

Summer Reading 2019 Winners!

What an amazing Summer Reading 2019 we have had at the NB Public Library!

With 381 participants this year, we had many winners in the children’s contests, each winner got to pick from our special space themed prize box.

Everyone was anticipating the Grand Prize drawings at the conclusion of Summer Reading and the winners were….

Preschool (birth-kindergarten)
Space Tent and Tunnel— Cecilia Lemley
Walmart Gift Card—Carter Beltz

Kids (grades 1-4)
Telescope—Emma Kaufman
Globe—Brynn Clark
Walmart Gift Card—Zane Snyder

Teens (grades 5-12)
Virtual Reality Set—Georgia Burk
Chrome Book—Jesse Vanlerberg
Findlay Mall Gift Card—Davyn Gaertner

Adults

Tania Park Thomas
Karen Espen
Laura Siferd Badertsher
Misty Shinsky
Pat Nungester
Diane McCardle
Heather Naftzger
Kyle Shaffer
Rani Clark

Beginning July 22, all kids and teens who registered for summer reading are eligible for a Wood County Fair pass. This is a one day entry to the Wood Co. Fair that runs from July 31-August 5 courtesy of the Wood County Fair Board.

THANK YOU!!!

Our Summer Reading program would not be possible without the wonderful help of our community sponsors! An out of this world thank you to …

Amplex
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
Dawn’s Flower Shop
Friends of the NB Public Library
Mak & Ali’s
McDonald’s
NB American Legion Post #539
Subway
Wood County Fair

 

GOS Pet Show Results

Well-behaved pets shared at the Pet Show…..

Thanks to all 15 kids who came with their pets – clean & well-behaved!  Special thanks to Sebastian Fackler and his Lab, Clover, who were late for the dog competition because they were waiting on a train!  Another great Pet Show enjoyed by everyone!

Dogs-

1st Place – Anna Burrell age 9 with Jasmine a 7 week old Great Dane

2nd Place –Chance Frey age 11 with Grizzly a 3 month old Australian Shepherd Pit Mix

3rd Place – Leah Trout age 9 with Brady a 7 year old Pug

Cats-

1st Place – Ashlyn Coup age 7 with Pearl an 8 month old mixed Siamese

2nd Place – Kale McDonald age 10 with Jax a 1 year old Siamese

3rd Place – Ava Burrell age 6 with 1 year old KitKat

Other Pets-

1st Place – Allie Engard age 8 with Hermit Crab – Shelly Seamore

2nd Place – Riley Engard age 11 with Hermit Crab – Salty Gary

3rd Place – Rilex Livingston age 6 with Guinea Pig – Zeek

Congratulations to All!

Chance Frey with Grizzly
Anna Burrell with Jasmine

                                

Allie & Riley Engard with hermit crabs

                              

Rilex Livingston holding Zeke

                               

Ashlyn Coup with Mom, Teri, holding Pearl
Leah Trout with Brady

                           

Sarah Ryanne with Collie, Piper

                           

Jon & Mason Brim’s Mini-Dachshund, Roxy

                

                               

Race O Rama Hobbies & Raceways

…listen for Karl Hoffheins owner of Race O Rama on WKXA Friday morning!

Friday, July 26 listen for Karl Hoffheins owner of Race O Rama on WKXA Friday morning, as part of a day on the radio in North Baltimore…

Race O Rama Hobbies & Raceways
(419) 334-2100
127 N Main St
North Baltimore, Ohio

Stop by Good Ole Summertime Day (July 27)! We hope to have enough kids show up for some racing…


We are a hobby store that sells models, die-cast and slot cars and slot car accessories.

 
 
We have 4 different track to choose from to race:
 
– 1/4 mile (in scale) drag strip
 
– 103 ft. road course (called a “Paperclip”) for 1/24th scale cars
 
– 85 ft. Tri-Oval for 1/24th scale cars
 
– 4-lane H/O scale track
 
We also have cars and controllers that you can rent. 
 
We also offer used & new equipment that you can buy.
 
Come on in and join the fun!
 

GOST 2019 BINGO for Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with NB Gleaner Arbor #461 hosting GOST Bingo. 

North Baltimore Cub Scout Pack #372 in conjunction with North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461 will again be hosting the GOST Bingo. 

Bingo will run from 1 till 6 pm in the Fire Hall.

This year all games will be 3 bingo cards for $1. Most games will be split the pot game with special Bingo’s approximately every half hour.  For the special Bingo games the prizes will be a $20 gift certificate to a local merchant and Gleaner items.

At approximately 5:30 pm we will start a cover all bingo for the grand prize. Each participant will be limited to 3 cards only for the final bingo and the price will be $1 per card with a 3 card limit per person.

The grand prize this year will be a Samsung 43” Smart TV and a Costco Gold Membership, these prizes are valued at a grand total of $380. 

Children 15 and under must play with an adult.

Cold pop and water will also be available for sale during Bingo for $1 each.

All proceeds from the Bingo will go to Pack #372’s future activities.