October Camp

We will have a backpack/hike on Saturday, October 21, followed by a one-night campout at a primitive site. Those who prefer to hike without their gear can load their gear into the troop trailer. Some scouts need a night in a tent for the camping merit badge and some will do the cooking merit badge “trail” cooking requirements.

More on this later.

October schedule

Oct Thursday 5, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: square knot, lightweight stove, timber hitch

Oct Thursday 12, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Timber Hitch test, Plants and Animals, Orient a map
Activity: Orienteering

Oct 15, St. Basil Fall Fest Service. 1-4 plus tables and chairs

Oct 21, Camp out with hike/backpacking to Camp Butler along either the
Buckeye trail or the CVNP towpath.

Oct Thursday 20, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Orient a map, cold weather camping
Activity: Personal Fitness

Oct Thursday 26
Skills: Sheet bend
Activity: Scrabble night

Oct 29, Sly Robakowski Eagle Court of Honor. 2 pm, Family Life Center

Schedule change

1) Meeting day-of-week change including this week,
Some meetings in October and November will be on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays. The dates are:
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 16. Resuming Wednesdays for Nov 22, 29

Court of Honor and Popcorn

You should have received an invitation to Sly Robakowski’s Eagle Court of Honor via email on September 10.
Please RSVP if you haven’t already

You should have received an email from popcorn@troop652bsa.org explaining the changes Council has made to the popcorn sale for this year. Check your junk mail folder if you didn’t get it or send an email to popcorn@troop652bsa.org and I’ll send it directly to you instead of using the mailing list.

October Meeting Schedule

October Popcorn Sales

Oct 5, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: square knot, lightweight stove, timber hitch
Patrols:
Activity:

Oct 12, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Timber Hitch test, Plants and Animals, Orient a map
Patrols:
Activity: Orienteering

Campout not planned yet

Oct 19, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Orient a map, cold weather camping
Patrols:
Activity: Personal Fitness

Oct 26, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Sheet bend
Patrols:
Activity: Scrabble night

September Meeting Schedule

Sept 6, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Fusing, lashing
Patrols:
Activity: Fire and game

Sept 13, Regular Meeting.
Skills: lashing
Patrols: Build a catapult or trebuchet for the campout competition
Activity: test catapult

Sept 15-17, Camporee in Brecksville Meadows Area with Bike and Ride. This year, it includes a train ride to Peninsula with your bicycle and you ride back to Brecksville and stop at scout skills competition stations along the towpath trail.

There is a mandatory bike safety course before the trip. You’ll get a token at the training which will allow you to board the train with your bicycle. Helmets required.

Information and Details
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/2017_Camporee.pdf
Permission Slip
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/camporee2017_permission.pdf

Sept 20, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Tent pitch, advancement and summer camp T21 sign offs
Patrols:
Activity: Candle Duel?

Sept 27, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Bowline, Clove Hitch
Patrols:
Activity: Personal Fitness Badge start

Camporee 9/15 – 9/17

Camporee 9/15-17, Brecksville Meadows Area with Bicycles, Sept. 15-17, Camporee in Brecksville Meadows Area with Bike and Ride.

This year, it includes a train ride to Peninsula with your bicycle and you ride back to Brecksville and stop at scout skills competition stations along the towpath trail.

There is a mandatory bike safety course before the trip. You’ll get a token at the training which will allow you to board the train with your bicycle. Helmets required.

Information and Details
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/2017_Camporee.pdf
Permission Slip
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/camporee2017_permission.pdf

Venture Crew Update

Venture Crew Meeting Wed. at 8pm at St. Basil. We will be putting some activities on the calendar for the year, signing up for Thursday’s open house and planning a recruiting event. Please bring your ideas.

I have a table for the Crew / troop to recruit at the Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School open house on August 31st between 6 – 7 PM

Please let me know if you’d like to help us out. We’d like you to come with your class A – I also need any videos or picture videos (preferred) of high adventures so we have something to show. The focus is venture crew due to the HS ages.