Troop 154 Scout Leaders: 2016-2017
Senior Patrol Leader:
Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders:
Ian Mahoney, Tyler Beattie
Tristan Turkopp, Daniel Klein
Mr. Allen Ellett
Troop Committee Chair:
Mr. Reed Anderson
10/20/2016 - Popcorn!!! - Forms and $$ are due this upcoming Monday (October 24th) to the Kernel! If you can't make it to the meeting, please contact Mr. Roth directly.
10/19/2016 - Scouting for Food Info - WE NEED YOU!!!
This weekend we are starting our yearly Scouting for Food drive. We will meet Saturday October 22, 2016 at 9:00 at the Sylvania First United Methodist Church parking lot to receive your neighborhood assignments and get your door hangers to take out into the community and proceed door to door, leaving the notices that we will be returning the following weekend to collect any food that the residents would like to donate to the Sylvania Family Services Organization to stock their food pantry.
WE NEED LOTS OF SCOUTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS TO HELP DELIVER THE NOTICES, AND PARENTS TO DRIVE THE SCOUTS TO VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS AND MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED WHEN THEY ARE GOING DOOR TO DOOR. OUR GOAL IS TO DROP OFF 4000 NOTICES THIS YEAR!!!
Then, the week following, SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2016 AT 9:00 we meet again AT THE CAMP MIAKONDA PARKING LOT (the scouts will be camping there that weekend for the Halloween Party) to receive the assignments for going back into the community to collect the food left by the residents of Sylvania and take the food collected to Sylvania Family Services. We will help them sort and shelve the food in their food pantry.
Last year we collected 800 bags of food. Our goal this year is to top 1000 bags of food but to do so we need lots of help getting notices out in the community, and then to go back and collect the food. WILL YOU PLEASE HELP US?
10/15/2016 - Fall Festival Update! - The food booth has been moved - we are no longer near Chandler Cafe. The Troop hamburger and hot dog stand will now be near J&G pizza on Main Street. Volunteers for the food booth who are helping with setup should meet at the church at 7am.
Also, Scouts should meet at Northview in Class A uniforms for the parade at around Noon. The parade starts at 12:45pm. Silica Drive will be closed, so an early arrival is important.
Finally, we will need help with clean up and tear down of the booth after the parade is finished - around 3 or 3:30pm.
Be prepared - it may rain. See you all tomorrow!
10/11/2016 - New Eagle Scout! - Congratulations to Logan Yarbro for officially attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Logan's Board of Review was September 12th, and we received the official paperwork back from National recognizing his achievement. Logan is the first scout from Troop 154 to reach Eagle this Year!
10/10/2016 - Fall Court of Honor - The Fall Court of Honor will be next Monday, 10/17/2016 at 6pm in the church. The Troop will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Families with last name starting with A - L should bring a side dish. Families with last name M-Z should bring a dessert. Please RSVP to Jen Rippel with the number of people in your family attending, so we may order the correct number of hamburgers and hot dogs!
10/10/2016 - Fall Festival! The parade and festival are this Sunday. Look for an e-mail with more details soon regarding the parade. The hamburger and hot dog stand needs volunteers. Please contact Jen Rippel if you can help! We will meet at the church at 7am on Sunday to load the trailer and head over to Main Street at Chandler Cafe to set up. If you can volunteer some time, please let Jen know ASAP!
9/27/2016 - Halloween Campout! The activity notice for the Halloween campout at Miakonda is now available. Cost to attend is $10. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Deadline to turn in the activity notice is Oct. 17th (at the Court of Honor!).
9/19/2016 - Cyber Chip! The form "Cyber Chip: Scout Law and Cyberbullying/Cyber Safety" is available for download. Please remember to write up the electronics usage contract with your parent(s) on the back side of the form and bring it in to be signed next Monday.
9/19/2016 - Reminders! - Tonight is the last night to turn in activity notices for the Camp Iron Chef campout at Oak Openings this weekend. Also - their will be a Cyber Chip program tonight during the meeting for those who need their Cyber Chips for advancement.
9/13/2016 - Revised Activity Calendar - Rev 3 of the 2016-2017 Troop 154 Activity Calendar is now available for download.
9/12/2016 - It's Back! BSA Popcorn Fundraiser starts tonight! See the flyer for more details!
9/12/2016 - Camporee at Oak Openings (Cast Iron Chef) - The next Troop Campout is scheduled for September 23-25 at Oak Openings. Activity Notice is due by Monday, Sept. 19th, as we have to have a firm headcount into Council.
9/11/2016 - PLC Meeting! There will be a PLC meeting this Monday evening at 6pm at the church. All Patrol Leaders and Elected Positions are expected to attend.
8/11/2016 - Misc. News and Information - Upcoming Events for the Troop include Parking at the bank (Aug. 19th, 26th, and 28th), Committee Meeting (August 15th, 7pm, church), and the first troop meeting of the school year (Monday, August 22nd).
8/10/2016 - Philmont Pictures - The 2016 Philmont Crew has started to put pics and videos from the trip on the Troop FB page for viewing. Look for the 2016 Philmont Trek photo album.
7/11/2016 - Summer Camp Parents Night - Wednesday evening is parents night at camp so if you would like to come to camp and see your son (whom you will be missing badly by this time) Wednesday evening is parents night. You can make the drive out to camp and see where your son has been living and working and having fun for the first three days. We have a pot luck dinner that evening to give the boys a break from camp food for an evening. So we ask that you bring a dish to share for a group of hungry scouts and leaders. We would like families with last name starting with A – K bring a side dish and names from L – Z bring a dessert. This will prevent the overload of everyone bringing a dessert and the scouts getting too much sugar for the week. We will provide some sort of main course – to be determined yet – burgers, sub sandwiches, for all. We will need a count so we can properly prepare. Please let us know how many will be attending from your family so we can be prepared. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The campsite is at least a half mile from the parking lot and there will be lots of other opportunities to walk around camp to see the sites where your sons will be working. Bring rain gear on the likelihood that it will rain. Occasionally it does not but why risk it?
7/11/2016 - New Leaders! - The Scout Leaders for the 2016/2017 school Year is now posted. These young men will take over leading the Troop for the upcoming year at the conclusion of Summer Camp this week.
7/8/2016 - Important Summer Camp Details! - Please arrive at the Church on Sunday morning at 9:30 so we can complete all of the check in and get the trailer loaded with all of the gear required for a week in the fun and sun in time to be leaving at about 11:00. Loading the trailer and getting checked in will take some time. So please be patient and recognize this.
Mr. Ellett will have a list of the scouts who get early bird registration hats and the hats available Sunday. Please bring a hat! Please bring sunscreen – non aerosol!!! The spray pump kind is OK as is the old fashioned put a drop on your hand and rub it on. The aerosol spray kind is not welcome in camp due to the damaging affect that the spray has on tents and other things that overspray may hit. Please bring bug repellent. The same thing applies to this – non aerosol please.
The week outside in the sun will give you ample opportunity to use both sun screen and mosquito repellent.
PLEASE BRING A LUNCH. WE WILL NOT GET LUNCH AT CAMP AND THERE ARE NO FOOD PLACES BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND CAMP. WE WILL NOT STOP. BRING A SACK LUNCH. YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO EAT IT WHEN WE GET TO CAMP. FIRST MEAL AT CAMP WILL BE SUNDAY DINNER.’
PLEASE HAVE YOUR SWIM SUIT ON UNDER YOUR PANTS OR HAVE IT ON THE TOP OF YOUR PACK. We will have swim checks as one of the first things we do at camp. You can put your suit on in your tent or in the changing area of the pool, or have it on so all you have to do is get in the water. The choice is yours.
AS ALWAYS, WE TRAVEL IN CLASS A UNIFORMS. THIS IS AN EXPECTATION OF CAMP. WE WILL HAVE A TROOP PHOTO TAKEN WHEN WE ARRIVE AT CAMP BY THE CAMP STAFF. I WILL PURCHASE A COPY AND EMAIL IT TO ALL WHO WOULD LIKE ONE, AND PUT IT ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND TROOP WEBSITE ALSO.
Scouts will have to carry their gear – clothes, etc. from the parking lot to the campsite, which is approximately one half mile away. The poles for the netting can be placed in the trailer. Leaders tents, etc., will also be moved in the trailer to the campsite. It is the camp requirement that scouts carry their gear to the camp.
When you check in be ready to tell us how many are going to come to parents night (Wed., July 13th) so we can have an accurate count of the number of burgers we need to bring in order to assure everyone gets to eat. Remember to bring your pot – luck item for dinner that evening.
7/7/2016 - Parking! - Our next parking event is the Get The Led Out concert on Saturday evening, July 9th. It starts at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm.
6/30/2016 - July 3rd Parking - Our next parking event will be Sunday, July 3rd at the bank. Bring chairs/blanket and stay for the fireworks. Scouts and Scouters should bring adequate fluids to drink to prevent overheating and dehydration.
6/27/2016 - Reminder! - Sign Painting tonight at Mr. Mercer's house at 7pm! You can also drop off any outstanding forms you have for summer camp (physicals, talent release, etc.)
6/21/2016 - Eagle Project - Logan Y. is again looking for help on his Eagle project this weekend, from 4-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This help counts towards service hours for rank advancement. Please see Mr. Ellett's e-mail or the Troop FB page for address and RSVP info.
Pinned: 6/16/2016 - Summer Camp - Please see the following information:
Pinned: 5/3/2016 - Cyber Chip! Scouts - Get your Cyber Chip contracts completed and turned in to me next Monday! The contract should include: what your online presence is (including cell/testing usage), expected behavior, and ramifications if you fail to live up to the contract. Please have your parent(s) sign it. Here is the form with the Scout Law and Cyberbullying/Cybersafety, in case you need another copy. Please write your contract on the back of it.
Pinned: 5/3/2016 - Canoe Trip! - Troop 154 will again be venturing north to go canoeing and camping on the Manistee River! Here is the activity notice! It is due by July 10th. Please note you must be at least 13 years old and First Class rank to participate.
Pinned: 4/12/2016 - Election Results! - Congratulations to the following Scouts in their newly elected positions (terms starting after Summer Camp 2016):
Troop 154 - SPL Council 2016-2017
Senior Patrol Leader: Hunter Morgan
Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders: Ian Mahoney, Tyler Beattie
Quartermasters: Daniel Klein, Tristan Turkopp
OA Representative: Nick Marsalek
Librarian: Caleb Krolak
Historian: Zack Burton
Scribe: Nate Burton
Chaplain's Aide: Jacob Lesley
Bugler: Ryan Morgan
Webmaster: Milo Simpson
LNT Trainer: Trevor Howell
Troop Guide: Lucas Burton
For those Scouts who did not get elected, please note that there are still leadership positions available (Den Chief, Troop Instructor). Please see Mr. Ellett for details.
Pinned: 3/21/2016 - 2016 Summer Camp Information! The Activity Notice, Merit Badge Schedule, and Health Forms for Summer Camp at Pioneer Scout Reservation have been posted! Please check them out. Note that there is any early bird reservation discount (plus, you get a camp baseball hat).
Pinned: 1/6/2016 - New rank requirements are in effect - see this Scouting Magazine weblink. Here's a quick summary:
The rank requirements are official as of Jan. 1, 2016.
Scouts who joined the Boy Scouts of America on or after Jan. 1, 2016:
Scouts who joined the BSA prior to Jan. 1, 2016:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, all Scouts MUST use the current requirements regardless of rank.