NB Fire 6th Toys for Tots

Funds and TOYS go to benefit children in our local community.

The North Baltimore Fire Departments 6th Annual Toys for Tots gathered over $1,400 in cash donations and a bunch of TOYS!

These funds and TOYS go to benefit children in our local community.


Bump, Eat, Strike!

There were even a few 300 games!…..

A Bowling Party Extravaganza for Pack #372

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

 The bumpers were up and the pizza was “Heavenly” on Sunday,December 9th.  Pack #372 was treated to Heavenly Pizza and bowling as a reward for all of the service projects completed earlier this year. Twenty scouts, along with siblings and parents were there at the Ten Pin on Main Street, ready to get a few strikes.There were even a few 300 games! (Ok, if you add the total of number of pins for all of the bowlers in a lane.)

The boys were each given their official Pinewood Derby racing kits from Cubmaster, Eric Trout, along with the rules and regulations for each. This year’s Pinewood Derby has a slightly earlier date, January 20th,so let’s all get those cars cut, sanded, and painted over Christmas break!There will be a weigh in prior to the race on January 16th at the Scout House from 6:30 to 8:00. This is the time to make adjustments and modify weight if needed. If your scout has not yet received their car kit, you can contact Eric Trout at (419) 262-3967.

 The fun doesn’t stop when the snow starts flying. There isplenty more fun to come. Along with January’s Pinewood Derby, there will also be the biennial Mom/Scout Birdhouse Auction on February 10th.  This is a special event where the houses (or bird feeders) are made with love by a scout and a special lady, (Mom, Aunt,Grandmother, etc.). Money raised helps to fund scout events like Camp Berry and our late night pool party.

We wish all of the families and friends of Pack #372 a Wonderful and Happy Holiday Season.

Photos from Chamber Santa Visit to Downtown NB

The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce along with several sponsors welcomed Santa, Mrs. Claus and several elves to Bob Kelley, Inc. on South Main Street.

The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce along with several sponsors welcomed Santa, Mrs. Claus and several elves to Bob Kelley, Inc. on South Main Street.

The Chamber offered horse-drawn carriage rides, a chance to share your wish list with that Jolly Old Elf and his Mrs., a chance to win a bicycle, elves and just plain good, cute and well-behaved children! (nod – nod – wink – wink).

Made possible by our generous sponsors:
Bob Kelley Chevy-Buick
Briar Hill Health Campus
Cyber Solutions
Newlove Realty

Enjoy these photos from Katie

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North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
124 E Broadway (West of the Post Office alley)
PO Box 284
North Baltimore, OH 45872

Call the Chamber or more information: 419-857-8130

NBACC Santa Visit 12/5

TOMORROW – Come meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! Giveaways, cookies, train displays, free horse-drawn wagon rides!

Come meet Santa & Mrs. Claus! Giveaways, cookies, train displays, free horse-drawn wagon rides!

Horse Drawn wagon rides are very popular

Santa is scheduled to arrive here in North Baltimore on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 6:30 pm.  at Bob Kelley Chevy-Buick on South Main Street in North Baltimore.

Made possible by our generous sponsors:
Bob Kelley Chevy-Buick
Briar Hill Health Campus
Cyber Solutions
Newlove Realty

North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce
124 E Broadway
PO Box 284
North Baltimore, OH 45872

Call the Chamber or more information: 419-857-8130

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Troop 315 December Newsletter

from Shawn Benjamin, Scout Master – Another year of scouting is winding down and Holiday’s are here. 

Troop 315 December 2018 – Newsletter
from Shawn Benjamin, Scout Master
Another year of scouting is winding down and Holiday’s are here.  As for myself;  Scouting is the gift that lasts year round.  I started with the troop in 2010 and going into 2019,  It’s now clear that the world of scouting is, very much, a vocation.  Beyond volunteering, it’s a way of life;  The connection you see when a scout joins our troop at 10 1/2 and then goes off to do great things as an adult,  be it college, military, or a great blue-collar career,  I feel gifted to know, I had a part in that.   I see it in their smiles, their enthusiasm, laughter, silliness and most of all, dedication to a group that becomes, more family, than anything else,  We look out for each other,  step up to help with needs and projects.  Not be afraid, rather, proud of the uniform and what it stands for.

Yep, this is a pretty mushy scoutmaster minute, but I feel it important to let everyone know just how dedicated I and all the leaders and scouts who are part of Troop 315 are.  It brings an abundance of smiles during every get-together.  In preparation for 2019, I’m, going to ask my Assistant Scoutmasters to fill some of the spots in our meetings that keep the scouts excited.  I know they are very capable and my wish is for them to keep the upbeat tone we all know and love about our troop.

Santa Visit

Show up at Bob Kelley Chevrolet at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5,  for the annual Santa Claus Visit.  We have 10 Elf costumes so first to show up gets to be an elf.  Our job is crowd control and working with the families as they make their way to see Santa.  Great P.R. event.  
December is the month all scouts need to renew their Boy Scout membership for the upcoming year.  $33.00 is the fee each boy must pay for 2019 program.  These dues go directly to National after we collect.  Final date to pay them is December 30, 2018.  The troop can deduct them from your scout accounts or can be paid by cash or check to the troop.  Very important that you don’t miss the deadline. This will cause a scout to drop from our membership roster and will not allow us to cover him with insurance during any outing or group event.  I will contact parents if I see that their scout does not have enough in their scout account.
If you haven’t picked up your wreaths yet.  See Dawn at the flower shop to complete your order.  I will need a copy of your order form to figure how much each scout makes for his account.  
Meat Sticks
All meat stick orders can be turned in on Sunday, December 2,  I will place orders on the following Monday.  There will be a 2nd order placed as a makeup on December 17.   It takes a week for it to process and arrive.
Video Game Night
Back by popular demand, our annual Scout lock-in.  We will leave scout house at 3:00 pm to go to Ohio Skate in Maumee,  til 6:30 pm then travel back to Bowling Green Pizza Hut for supper, then back to scout house for the video game lock-in.  Cost for all this is $15.00 which I will collect before we leave.  I ask that all scouts be picked up by 8:00 am the following Sunday after they clean the scout house up.
Cub Lock-in
Saturday, January 12, 2019, Our troop annually helps the district run the Cub Lock in,  We will need volunteers to help play games with the cubs into the wee hours of the morning.  More to come on that event
Klondike Camp at Berry
We have been invited to camp at Berry and participate in their winter camp On January 18 – 20th.  We will rent a cabin for the event, Cost is $10.00 plus a grocery list will go out.  
In regards to girls in Scouts B.S.A.
In regards to the introduction of girls into Boy Scouts of America,  Troop 315 will continue to remain an all-male troop.  If interest in a female troop exists in North Baltimore,  Requirements for a charter, 2 deep leadership, committee, and 5 female youth will need to organize.  Troop 315 will be available to help educate and direct anyone willing to organize a female BSA troop.  Troop 315 will continue to be known as a traditional troop due to its status as all male. This program will be available in February for interested North Baltimore residents
Quote from Baden Powell
“If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.”
Shawn Benjamin

Tidying Up Our Trail

THANK YOU SCOUTS!!! Nearly five bags of trash were collected and sticks and other debris were cleared to make the trail safer for walkers, runners, and bikers this fall…..

Submitted By Jennifer Vanlerberg

If you drove perpendicular to the Slippery Elm Trail this past Sunday, November 4th, you may have spotted them. There were, after all, approximately two dozen of them. This year’s Slippery Elm Trail clean up had 25 participants in the form of Cub Scouts from Pack #372, parents, siblings, grandparents, and one canine companion.

Thank you to Cub Scouts–Pack#372 for helping to clean up the Slippery Elm Trail near North Baltimore.

There were three Boy Scouts from Troop #315, who have dual roles as Boy Scouts and Cub Scout Den Chiefs. (Thanks to Zach Trout, Alex Trout, and Jesse Vanlerberg for your help!)

With all of this assistance, we were able to cover Quarry Road to Oil Center Road.

Prior to venturing out, Cubmaster Eric Trout went over the scout philosophy of “Leave no trace.” Scouts were reminded not to litter, or take any of nature home with them.

Nearly five bags of trash were collected and sticks and other debris were cleared to make the trail safer for walkers, runners, and bikers this fall.

Some of the same scouts participated in both the 2018 “Scouting for food” service project/collection of American flags at our local cemeteries, and the Slippery Elm Trail clean up.

We appreciate everyone that assisted with these important community service opportunities and hope the boys will enjoy our annual Bowling Party in December as a reward for hard work well done.

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.
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

At Our Service–Scouting For Food is TODAY

Boys from Pack #372 and Troop #315 gather food for local families…..

Submitted by Jennifer Vanlerberg

On Saturday, October 20th, the Scouts of Pack #372 placed informational door hangers all over town. The door hangers reminded folks to please set out your bag of food on Saturday, October 27th to help stock our food pantries in anticipation of the holidays. Nearly two dozen scouts (including Boy Scouts Isaiah Boyce and Zach Trout) scattered with volunteer parents and friends (and even one dog) to help spread the message around town. The boys were treated to doughnuts and hot chocolate before venturing out. And more doughnuts, and doughnut holes…

Scouting for Food…….and doughnuts….

Scouting for Food

Hours jaunting around town can be exhausting for little legs, but that wasn’t even the only service these boys completed that day. American flags were respectfully removed from both Old and New Maplewood Cemeteries so that the flags can be retired and new ones can be planted in the spring.

Troop #315 will be collecting the food donations in the morning of October 27th. Please no glass or expired food. Thanks to everyone that helped and will be assisting to make the meals and holidays for our local families and friends.

More Scouting for Food

More Scouting for Food

Testing out the hot chocolate before distributing info on Scouting for Food


SATURDAY – Boy Scouts Organize Food Drive for Local Food Pantries

Wood County residents are asked to leave their donation on their front porch by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018. …..

Wood County residents are asked to leave their donation on their front porch by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The items will be picked up and delivered to food pantries and shelters located in Wood County.

Wood County, Ohio, October 11, 2018 – In the spirit of the Boy Scouts of America promise, “to do a good turn daily” and “to help other people at all times,” the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America will organize their annual “Scouting for Food” non-perishable item food drive in Wood County (Ohio) during the week of October 20-27, 2018.

Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s longest running nation-wide service project to help stop hunger. It began as one Scout’s service project in St. Louis, MO in 1985 and was nationally adopted in 1988.

Twenty-five units comprised of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Exploring Posts, and Venture Crews located in Wood County will partner with Girl Scouts USA to distribute informational tags by October 20th. The tags will include the local unit serving your area and a list of acceptable donation items.

Scouting for Food is supported by Frisch’s® Big Boy® Restaurants of NW Ohio and also Keystone Press.

The week of October 20-27, 2018 non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Wood County locations of Frisch’s® Big Boy® Restaurants to include Wooster St. and Main St. in Bowling Green, Route 20 in Perrysburg and Woodville Rd. in Northwood.

About the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America:

Under the leadership of approximately 2,500 adult volunteers, the Erie Shores Council provides a values-based, character education program for youth in our community, including Cub Scouts (K-5th grades), Boy Scouts (6th-12 grades). In addition, Erie Shores Council offers Exploring and Venturing which are co-ed programs for youth 14-20 yrs. old who seek opportunities to “explore” fields of career interest or wish to participate in high “adventure” activities.

Erie Shores Council owns two camps, Camp Miakonda in Sylvania, OH and Pioneer Scout Reservation near Pioneer, OH, which provide outdoor education and camping experiences for Scouts and non-Scouts alike.

To learn more, call 419.241.7293, or go to www.erieshorescouncil.org.

Fotos by Ferg: Flag Football

Last Saturday morning at the NBHS Tiger Drive Practice Field………….

Last Saturday morning the Flag Football teams were playing hard at the fields out at 2012 Tiger Drive. Here are some pictures of the action:

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Flag Football, Saturday, September 29th

Much THANKS to Scott Ferguson (Fotos by Ferg) for the pictures. Your hard work and dedication are appreciated

Troop 315 Busy Newsletter

Oh yes;  We have a lot on the schedule for October.  Chime into any activity you would like to go to. On some weekends. 

Troop 315 Busy Newsletter (Oct. 2018)
from Scoutmaster Shawn Benajmin
Oh yes;  We have a lot on the schedule for October.  Chime into any activity you would like to go to. On some weekends.  Our leaders are going in two different directions.   The pictures below are from Join Scouting Night,  Camp at Bradner and Joe teaching scouts to do lashings
I’d like to take this opportunity to tell a little story about our troop. particularly, one scout who made me think.  Isaiah B.  Isaiah crossed over last March from cubs and is nearing his first year as a Boy Scout.   This young man smiles quite a bit,  His attitude and personality shines through the group due to his “Happy Camper”  charm.  Isaiah stopped to chit chat at the last camp and said to me,  ” Shawn,  You know why I like scouts……   I get to be myself”.  Immediately, I knew what he meant.  You see scouts can come to our troop and feel comfortable just as they are.  Perhaps this may be influenced by my youth days in scouting and wanting to ensure that all boys who join Troop 315 can enjoy scouting with no need to worry about fitting in.  As Mr. Rogers always said,  “We like you just the way you are”
October 5-7   
Camperall at Pioneer Scout Reservation.  Any scout who has not experienced summer camp or would love to celebrate 50 years of PSR can attend.  Cost is $15.00 and includes all activities and program areas that are open.  Root Beer Cantina and fireworks on Saturday night.   We will leave scout house at 6:30 pm right after Homecoming parade.  Pack class A but you won’t need til Saturday, mess kits, camping supplies.  We will return home by 10:30 am Sunday.  here is an email I received in regards to the Camperall :
The Erie Shores Council, Camp Frontier 50th Celebration Camporall is quickly approaching, and the countless volunteers and staff are hard at work putting on the final touches of what will be an amazing and exciting event for all Scouts. I wanted to reach out and take the time to send you some very important information regarding event logistics and hopefully help answer some of the questions you might have as we get closer to the event. Please see some common questions with answers listed below.
When does check in start?
Check-in will be open from 5:00-9:30 pm Friday night. You will be directed to parking when you arrive and then to your designated camping area.
What paperwork do I need to have?
All participants (youth and adult) must have the BSA Health form (attached) parts A and B only. Please have these ready to turn in when you arrive.
Where are we camping?
Camping will be in the large field north of Lake MacNichol, Parking will be in the astronomy field directly next to the camping field. Fresh water tanks and latrines will be setup for use in the camping area. Troops are encouraged to fill up their water containers at home and arrive with them in their troop trailer to help alleviate lines at the water filling stations. Campsites will be measured out and each troop will receive an area sized appropriately based on pre-registered Scouts. Troops of 12 people or less will be given 2000 Sq. Ft, Troops of 13-24 people will be given 3000 Sq. Ft, Troops of 25-36 will be given 4000 Sq. Ft, and Troops larger than 36 people will be given more space according to their numbers. Keep in mind the average tent is around 48 Sq. Ft, the average dining fly around 600 Sq. Ft, and average Troop trailer around 150 Sq. ft. Camping area are all open and grassy. Troops are required to bring all their own camping equipment.
What is the Schedule for the day/what activities are being offered?
Please check out https://www.psrweb.org/Camporall2018 to download the weekend schedule and activity listing.
What Meals are provided?
Lunch on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday will be provided. Troops are responsible for bringing and cooking all other meals.
Do Scout need to bring money?
Scouts can attend the Camporall with no money at all and have a great time. Please note however that the trading post will be open the entire day and there will also be t-shirts for sale that scouts can choose to custom screen print themselves with the Camporall logo for $10 each. Float at the Root Beer Cantina are provided with the cost of the event at no extra charge.
What time can we leave on Sunday morning?
Troop can pack up and leave as soon as they would like Sunday morning. Troops are encouraged to attend our non-denominational vespers service at 7:00am. We will also be serving donuts, milk, and coffee for breakfast at our vespers service for those who attend
Steve Porter | Camp Frontier Director
October 5  
Homecoming Parade,  Line up at 5:00pm. Friday  at Powell school.  Step off at 5:30pm.  We will then head to scout house to pack and leave for PSR.  Class A uniform for parade.  
October 13
Community Service at Hoytville.  We will need volunteers to help with their village work day,  Only a few hours but great for your scout book advancements.   We will leave the scout house at 8:30am Saturday morning.  Bring water bottle.  Wear Class B T Shirt
October 13
Older scout opportunity for parking lot duty in Van Buren for Soccer Tournament.  Hard work and we need a6-8 scouts 13 or older to help with that.  Meet at scout house at 6:30 am Saturday morning,  Tammy Trout and Tiffany Bowling will be transporting scouts that morning.  Pack a sack lunch for the day. We will be done at 4:00 pm.  Class B T Shirt
October 14
Again, Older scouts will be parking cars at the Apple butter fest in Grand Rapids , OH.  We will leave at an early 6:00am at Scout house and spend the day there till 4:00 pm.  Frank Boes, Joe White and myself will be in charge of that event.   Frank and I plan on cooking lunch that day so no need for sack lunch. Class B T Shirt
October 21
Latin Mass trip to Toledo with our Ad Alteri Dei class.  parents are welcome to come.  This is a traditional Latin Mass that was used from the year 1570 to 1965.  A living treasure of the Catholic church.  We will leave the scout house at 8:00am.  Dress nice for church.  
October 21
Scout meetings resume and Meat Stick  / Wreath fundraiser sheets will be handed out.  These fundraisers will go on through October and into November.  We will extend the meat sticks a little longer but will have 2 order by dates so we can fill in on a second meat stick bulk order as needed.   The wreaths will be ready on the Sunday following Thanksgiving and Dawns Flower Shop will be preparing those for us again.  Thanks, Dawn
October 27
Scouting for food will take place in North Baltimore,  All scouts who can help, show up at the scout house at 9:45 am.  We will pick up food bags in the community and drop off at the Bridge church on Tarr St.  I will need 1 to 2 parents with trucks to assist that morning.  I will take 1 – 2 hours total.  
October 27
Halloween Parade.  Line up is at 6:30pm Step off is at 7:00.  We will start at the park again and end at the Fire Station with cider and doughnuts.  All scouts wanting to march can wear their costume and we will then go to the cemetery for the Cub scout Hay Ride.  Parents can pick up all scouts at the scout house following the event. Should be at 9:30pm.  
Merit Badges
When we resume meetings, Mike Julien will be teaching Electricity and Home Repair merit badges through November and December.  Our scouts will be helping with small repairs at the scout house while earning these merit badges including finishing our cabinets /sink and remodeling the bathrooms.  Any adult who has talent in these areas are asked to help out during the meetings .  Tasks such as setting a toilet, PVC plumbing, tile work, and painting are all part of the needs.  
Bowling Party
Looking ahead,  We do have a bowling party scheduled to take the place of meeting on Sunday, November 25 at Ten Pin Lanes.  Free event for all scouts from 2pm to 4pm
Quote from Lord Baden Powell
“There is no teaching to compare with example.”

Troop 315 Newsletter September 2018

Scouting Calendar all the way through 2019 – Soooo many activities to learn from and enjoy!

Troop 315 Newsletter September

With elections of our new SPL and patrol leadership behind us, Troop 315 is beginning a new chapter in the world of scouting.  We’ve built our troop’s numbers over the years and ramped the scouting program up to allow many young men achieve rank of Eagle.

Trip to the Mansfield Reformatory…

The new Senior Patrol Leader has been hoping for this opportunity for a few years and currently,  our troop consist of 4 patrols;  Eagles , Dragons , Archer, and Border – to be renamed…   Each patrol consist of 5 – 7 boys and each patrol works separately but comes together as a troop to act as one.  This is known in scouting as ” the patrol method”. 
While we’ve always had separate patrols,  focusing on unique tasks and training’s in smaller groups will help keep chaos down and allow each patrol to become stronger and more defined.  Alex, our SPL, being trained at National Youth Leadership Training has really emphasized the need to move forward since our troop is large in membership and honestly,  trying to control 26 scouts with one voice can be challenging.   
We will need a few confirmations on who’s going for the upcoming camps and fundraisers.  With school and sports, it becomes tough to guess on these outings so please respond to any of the following events.
Bloomdale camp 
September 7 – 9.  This camp has no cost and has no grocery list.  It is for the recruitment of scout for Troop 337 and they asked for our help to show lots of scouts this upcoming weekend.  Even if Friday is unavailable due to football,  You can come out Saturday and camp til Sunday.  Either way,  let me know. We will leave the scout house at 6:30pm .  Bring tent, mess kits, and sleeping bag, clothes, etc.  Note about mess kits.  please ensure you have silverware and cups with your kits,  scouts seem to forget a lot of camping supplies .. especially mess kits. 
Luckey Fest.  
September  29 – 30  This Food tent  works in shifts and needs transport at different times through the weekend. We also need adults to assist during the festival.  Our scouts serve food Friday, Sat and Sun til 1:30pm and also cleanup at end.  It is a fundraiser and each shift counts as 1 share towards your scout accounts, The festival is similar to Good ole Summertime  Below are the following shifts available
Friday  4:00pm to Close
Saturday  7:00am – 2:00pm   and   2:00pm to 9:30pm
Sunday  7:00am – 3:00ish
I will provide transportation home on Friday,  Saturday morning and Saturday close.  I will also drive Sunday morning.  We will need drivers for the other times as well as scout and parent helpers.  6 – 8 scouts and parents are needed for each shift
Camperall at PSR
October 5-7    This event celebrates Camp Frontier’s 50th birthday and approx. 3000 scouts\ leaders are expected.  Our troop will set up the 1950’s campsite but can also participate in all activities during the weekend.  It’s summer camp crammed into that weekend.  Cost is $15.00 and I do need a headcount by Sept 20th.  We will return by 10:30am that Sunday.  
Village cleanup day in Hoytville
Chris Snyder has asked for additional help in Hoytville for their village clean up.  on Saturday October 13th.  We will work for 3 – 4 hours and leave N.B. at 8:45am .  Nothing hard but does fulfill community service hours you log in your handbooks. 
Committee meeting
Our adult troop committee will be meeting and discussing budgets, calendar, fundraiser’s,  membership and future of scouting.  Short notice, but this Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 scout house is the time for this .   Also.  all Adult leadership must have taken YPT’s current coarse by October 1,2018
Upcoming Calendar –  We annually present the calendar for the year at this time.  Below is the events we have on it currently.  
4     Rotary meeting State of the troop ( Shawn & Mike)
5-7  Bloomdale camp
26   2 scouts at Chamber meeting
28-30  Luckey Fundraiser
4   Round table
5   Homecoming Parade
5-7 Camp at Pioneer Scout Reservation
13  Hoyville Cleanup
14  Apple butter fest 13up scouts helping
27 Halloween Parade
28  Ad Alteri Dei scouts to St Joseph’s Toledo
31 2 Scouts Chamber Meeting
Wreath Fundraiser
Meat Stick Fundraiser
??  Camp at Doc Roberts
28  Scouts at Chamber
5  Santa visit scouts at Bob Kelley
29  Video Game Night / Sky Zone
Merit Badge
30 Scouts at Chamber
1-3  winter Camp at Miakonda
13  Court of honor for scouts / FOS
27 Scouts at Chamber
1-3  Camp Alaska Survival / Berry
27 Scouts at Chamber
Spring Camp
24 Scouts at Chamber
17 – 19  Armed Forces camp
27    Memorial Day Parade
16 – 22   Summer Camp
Family Picnic
End of summer outing  
Who is  Lord Baden Powell

His first introduction to scouting skills was stalking and cooking animals, and avoiding teachers, in nearby woods, which were strictly out-of-bounds for the school that he attended. He also played the piano and violin, was an ambidextrous artist of some talent, and enjoyed acting. Holidays were usually spent on yachting or canoeing expeditions with his brothers.
Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boar War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. A Boer army of in excess of 8,000 men surrounded him and his troops. Although wholly outnumbered, the garrison withstood the siege for 217 days, and much of this is attributable to some of the cunning military deceptions instituted at Baden-Powell’s behest as commander of the garrison. As a result, Baden-Powell became a national hero back home.
On his return home, Baden-Powell found that his military training manual “Aids to Scouting” had become something of a best seller, and was being used by teachers and youth organizations. Following a meeting with the founder of the Boys’ Brigade, Sir William Smith, Baden-Powell decided to re-write Aids to Scouting to suit a youth readership, and in 1907 held a camp on Brownsea Island for 22 boys of mixed social background to test out some of his ideas, which is now seen as the beginning of the Scouting movement.
“Scouting for Boys” was subsequently published in 1908 in six installments. Boys spontaneously formed Scout troops and the Scouting movement had inadvertently started, first a national, and soon an international obsession.
Although he could have continued his military career, Baden-Powell decided to retire from the Army in 1910 on the advice of King Edward VII, who suggested that he could better serve his country by promoting Scouting.
Under his leadership, Baden-Powell brought Scouting to the youth of the world and the world Scouting movement grew. By the end of 1910, there were over 100,000 Scouts in England. In 1922, there were more than a million scouts in 32 countries and by 1939; the number of Scouts had grown in excess of 3.3 million. Baden-Bowell became appropriately known as the “Chief Scout of the World”