Troop 154 Scout Leaders: 2016-2017
Senior Patrol Leader:
Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders:
Ian Mahoney, Tyler Beattie
Mr. Allen Ellett
Troop Committee Chair:
Mr. Reed Anderson
6/22/2017 - Sign Painting! The sign painting for Summer Camp will be held at Mr. Mercer's house (9535 Wolfinger Rd., Holland, OH 43528 - near the SE entrance of Secor Metropark) on Thursday, June 29th, at 6:30pm. All Scouts should attend if possible! Please do NOT wear Class A's - wear something you can get paint on! There will also be a demonstration of the camp netting each Scout will need to bring to keep from being eaten by mosquitos while sleeping. The sign painting will be held rain or shine!
6/21/2017 - Parking Sign-Ups - The Troop has created a sign-up page for all of the parking events this summer. Please follow this link (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44a9aa2fa3f94-troop) to register. Scouts and Scouters who attend at least 3 different events will earn a free Class B Troop 154 T-Shirt. This is our big fundraiser for the year, so please help out as much as possible!
6/20/2017 - Reminder - Camp forms are due tonight to Mrs. Howell! This is the deadline for both Scouts and Scouters!
6/12/2017 - Reminder - Camp forms are due to Mrs. Howell NO LATER THAN 6/20! Must submit 2 copies (1 for the camp, 1 for the Troop), including copies of all forms and insurance cards! Also, Merit badge fees are due! See the Troop FB page or contact Mrs. Howell for details.
6/4/2017 - Summer Camp Health Forms - The updated CCLT camp health form is here. This form has the dietary restrictions page and the medications pages. If you have just the standard BSA form, please print the 2 missing pages from this updated form and submit it ASAP. Please bring it to Fun Night if possible!
5/24/2017 - Fun Night! Monday, June 5th at 6pm at the UT Rec Center. Meet at the UT Rec Center, not at the church. Important: Scouts must wear class A's, and bring a signed copy of the UT liability release form. Bring swim trunks, goggles, and towel if you want to swim! Food will be provided (Jimmy Johns subs!).
5/24/2017 - Memorial Day Parade Details! Meet at St. Joe's church parking lot (across the street from the church) at 9:45am on Monday, 5/29. Scouts must wear class A's with neckerchief. Try to wear Scout pants; if not, wear nice dress pants or khaki shorts (but please do not wear jeans, sweat pants, athletic shorts, etc.). Scouts will need to bring weather appropriate gear (hats, sunscreen, water bottle, rain gear) as needed. Parade starts at St. Joes, and ends at Veterans Field. There will be a ceremony to honor fallen veterans following the parade.
5/24/2017 - Cycling Merit Badge documents - Here is a copy of the presentation slides from the Cycling MB meeting. A copy of the BSA Guide to Safe Cycling and the Cycling Checklist are also available by clicking the hotlinks. Finally, here is a copy of the workbook for the cycling MB. Remember that you have to do an inspection and road test with the MB counselor. Look for dates to be announced soon.
5/24/2017 - Canoe Trip! Here is a copy of the canoe trip activity notice. Scouts must be at least 13 years old and able to pass a BSA swim test. The trip is July 24-28, and the cost is $125, which includes canoe rental and meals. Activity notice is due July 9th (the first day of summer camp!).
5/23/2017 - Eagle Court of Honor! Nick Marsalek's Eagle Court of Honor and reception will be Thursday, June 8th, at 6pm at the Sylvania Branch Library (across from Maplewood). Please wear your class A's and help celebrate this accomplishment.
5/16/2017 - Cooking Help Needed! Scouts and Scouters – We have 41 going on the campout this weekend. We need some scouts to volunteer to help with the shopping and serve as cooks for the campout – see the note below. Please let Mr. Valachek know at Valachek@umich.edu if you can help out. Please pitch in to help make this a great campout!
5/14/2017 - Cycling MB is here! Get your blue cards - the cycling MB is starting. Mandatory first class covering bike maintenance, safety, road rules, first aid, etc. is Tuesday, May 23rd, at 7pm. Location TBD.
5/14/2017 - Canoe Trip! July 24-28th is the canoe trip to the Manistee River. Activity notice coming soon. Dry bags required for the trip. Canoe MB suggested this summer for all participants.
5/14/2017 - 100th anniversary of Miakonda! Activity notices for the Miakonda 100th anniversary are due tomorrow at Court of Honor!
5/14/2017 - Spring COH! Spring Court of Honor is tomorrow night. Class A dress is required.
5/10/2017 - Troop Election results! Congrats to the following Scouts who were elected to Troop positions for the 2017-18 school year:
SPL: David Dubiel
ASPL: Trevor Howell, Zack Burton
Quartermaster(s): Carter Rippel, Jack Seal-Roth, Logan Rippel
Scribe: Ethan Martinez
Librarian: Collin Howell
Historian: Logan Farschman
LNT Trainer: Caleb Krolak
Chaplain’s Aide: Matthew Valachek
Bugler: Ben Seal-Roth
OA Rep: Josh Burton
Webmaster: TJ Marsalek
5/5/2017 - Fun Night! - Fun Night will be held Monday, May 5th, at the UT Rec Center. All Scouts and Scouters will be required to fill out a liability release form and turn it in at the event.
5/3/2017 - Miakonda May Campout - Attached is the activity notice for the May campout celebrating the 100th anniversary of Camp Miakonda. Come out and help celebrate this monumental occasion. Troop 154 will be camping showing scouting camping methods of the current era. We will set up camp Friday evening and be in camp and working on scout skills through the open house on Saturday, and then take down camp and leave on Sunday morning. See the activity notice for all of the details. RSVP by May 15th.
5/2/2017 - Parking Events! Here is the tentative list of parking events for this summer at Metamora State Bank. (subject to change):
Friday June 23 Disco Party
Friday June 30 Brothers Osborne
Monday July 3 Fireworks/4th of July
Friday, July 7 Shinedown
Sunday July 9 Rob Zombie
Saturday July 15 Get the Led Out
Wednesday August 9 Tesla
Friday August 25 Hunter Hayes
We will usually show up at around 6pm to start setting up the barriers. We need 4 adults min per event. This is our big fundraiser for the year, so please consider helping out. Park 3 events, and get a free class B troop shirt!
5/1/2017 - Remind App - Here is information on how to sign up for text message alerts and news from the Troop.
5/1/2017 - Atomic Energy! Here is the activity notice for the upcoming nuclear science merit badge camporee this October 6-8. Our Troop is limited to 25 spaces, and is filled on a first come, first served basis! Cost is $32 per person. RSVP (read: turn in $$, activity notice) soon to Mrs. Howell to reserve your space.
4/28/2017 - Troop Elections! Troop elections for 2017-2018 leadership positions will be held on Monday, May 8th, at the weekly meeting. Nominations will be held this Monday, May 1st. Please see this link for the list of positions and requirements.
4/28/2017 - Summer Camp Details - Here are a camp scheduling form and an updated copy of the Merit Badge list. Please get your choices to Mrs. Howell ASAP to insure that you are registered before your desired class fills up! Don't forget your required BSA medical forms!
3/7/2016 - BSA Physical Form - All Scouts and Scouters planning to go to summer camp at Camp Chief Little Turtle will need to complete the BSA physical form (signed by your physician) parts A, B, and C.