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NB Troop 315 Newsletter – September 2015

Troop 315 Newsletter

We are competing to be the largest troop in Wood County.  The top spot goes to Brent Bomer,  Troop, 325, in Grand Rapids OH with 36 scouts .  Well, it’s not really a competition but our growth in North Baltimore is at 35 scouts.  I can only say, Thank You to all the families who support our troop and allow us to do great things for our community.

If any parents remember my letter for help a few months back.  I want to say thanks to all who stepped forward.  Our leadership , uniformed crew includes,  Tim West, Anthony Morrison, Ed Kaman, Tim Brown, Larry Bateson- Eagle Coach,  Mike Julien Committee Chair ,   and myself.  Without them and our great parents who step in when asked.  This troop would be able to do what it does.  HAVE FUN AND EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS !!!

We also need to thank our committee,  Tony Hetrick , Treasurer, Kathy Enninger , Treasurer, Dennis Miller – Charter Rep, Lyle Bomer – Unit Commissioner ,  Marcy Byrd, & Jim Carter, Troop comittee

Eagle Scouts

We have a large group of young me who are working on their eagle projects.  I will try to list who is doing what right now .

Bill T.   has completed his Eagle project and is finishing up paperwork for his Board of Review.  Billie’s project was to build a portable Gazebo for the Wood County Fairgrounds

Noah H.  Project is to build a disc golf coarse at our local park.  Hole sponsorship is currently underway

Noah P.  Is building an entrance way for the New Maple wood Cemetery

Hank M.  is charting and designing an emergency response route board for our local E.M.S.

Cody G.  is designing and building a brick structure for the bell brought over from our closed Catholic church in Cygnet

Tyler S.  is building benches for the school athletic dept.

Danny C. is building a stage for the band / practice field at the MS/HS

Other scouts who are at life rank and thinking about project plans are   Kyle G. , Damn D., Aiden G., Levi T.,  & Wyatt M.

Troop trailer

The troop has bought a ” new to us” trailer thanks to the donations of Gregg Glamm, & Roger South The new trailer is 6 x 12 with side door and drop gate.  sign age is being applied currently and should be in service by our October camps.  Our current  5×8 trailer will be used by N.B. Cub Scout pack 372 and continue to stay in service for our community

Luckey Fest.

September 25 – 27 is the annual Luckey fest and we are invited to help Troop 332 with he food booth.  It is a fundraiser for each scout and like last year,  The shifts and shares are as follows.  Please sign up for a shift and plan on spending the weekend in Luckey.  We will be camping at John Bailey’s farm for the event.    There are a possible 4 shares for the  event.

* Friday evening,

* Saturday til 4:00pm ..

* 4:00 til close

* Sunday open til 4:00.

Please email me on your wishes.  I will be at the event all weekend and Parents wishing to bring scouts can let me know as well as other parents for car pooling plans.

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food is on October 24th,  We will be collecting food from our local residents to be given to our food bank.  I have had communications with he new church using the old Salvation Army building and they will be available that day o receive our collections.  Scouts not attending camp that weekend will be needed to help collect the bags and count the items at the end.  drivers for 4 routes are also needed.  Please let me know if you can drive.  With our troop going in 2 directions that weekend, It will require more help from all of us

October Camps

There are 2 camps upcoming and one of them will overlap Scouting for Food on October 24.

First camp is on October 16 – 18 in Luckey.  Roman games theme d.  Cost is $10.00 per scout.   .  We will need a couple leaders and/ or parents to commit to the weekend.  I am scheduled out of town on Saturday.

Second is the Haunted house camp in Findlay at Camp Berry on October 23 – 25,  We are to design  a haunted area for cubs and older .  The time of day will dictate how scary it can be.  Cost for this camp is also $10.00.  There is a cash prize for the best haunted area.  1st – $500.00. 2nd – $250.00, 3rd – $150.00.  All meals are provided for this one.  Parents are also welcome to attend and participate with us.    This camp requires some planning and materials to build our station.

Lord Baden Powell

It was during this last appointment that Baden-Powell really began to develop his ideas about the scouting movement. In 1904 he attended the Annual Drill Inspection and Review of the Boys Brigade in Glasgow, where the founder, William Smith, had recruited over 54,000 boys. Smith had asked Baden-Powell to rewrite his book Aids to Scouting for a younger audience. According to Michael Rosenthal in The Character Factory, this gave Baden-Powell “the vision of a British society made strong by legions of well-disciplined, morally upright, patriotic youth who found their satisfaction in defending the interests of the empire and following the orders of their superiors.”

Since Baden-Powell was still occupied as inspector general of the cavalry, it took a few years to put his ideas into action. In 1906 he wrote a short paper called “Scouting for Boys,” where he put some of his ideas into print. His vision for scouting was strongly influenced by three of his contemporaries, William Smith, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Dan Beard. Seton and Beard had started similar youth organizations in the United States. This small paper turned into a six-part series called Scouting for Boys, which was published between January and March of 1908. The series included the first publication of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. This series then led to an official weekly magazine, called The Scout, which increased the visibility and appeal of the scouting movement in the public’s eye.

In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell acted upon his ideas and ran a demonstration camp for boys on Brownsea Island off the coast of Dorset. Twenty-two boys, from ages 10 to 17, took part in the weeklong exercise, which consisted of camping, cooking, tracking, singing, and storytelling. This was the beginning of what was called “unquestionably the most significant youth movement of the twentieth century ” in Michael Rosenthal’s The Character Factory.

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