Troop 154 Scout Leaders: 2017-2018
Senior Patrol Leader:
Asst. Sr. Patrol Leaders:
Trevor Howell, Zack Burton
Carter Rippel, Jack Seal-Roth, Logan Rippel
Mr. Allen Ellett
Troop Committee Chair:
Mr. Reed Anderson
5/25/2018 - Tenderfoot Weekend #2 - Attached is the activity notice for Tenderfoot part 2 campout. We will try to get anyone who did not attend Tenderfoot weekend through some of the tenderfoot rank skills, plus we will knock off some of the second and first class skills, notably the 5 mile hike. We will identify plants, animals, and practice our leave no trace skills and get another weekend of camping and cooking under our belts before we go to summer camp.
Please note we had to change the weekend of the campout to June 8 – 10, due to lack of time to plan for the first weekend in June. We were not sure we had a campground until we finally were able to make contact with the park to confirm.
We hope to see you all on the 8th – 10th. There is little time to get this activity notice back – we are still rushing to get the campout planned. It is due next Monday at Fun Night!!! Please do not be late with it! We will be setting the menus on Fun Night as well as having fun.
5/25/2018 - Parade Details - As always, Troop 154 will be marching in the Memorial Day parade to honor our veterans. Please arrive at the designated spot (in this photo) across the street from St. Joseph’s Church on Main Street at 9:30am – 9:45am. Please wear your full Class A uniform. Do not wear cut-off or ripped jeans –please look sharp. We will be handing out flags along the parade route. We will take turns with that and also be looking for veterans along the parade route and saluting them as we march. The parade will proceed down Main Street to Erie Street, Erie Street to Garden Park, down Garden Park to Veterans Memorial Park where there will be a brief ceremony. We will dismiss from the Park. Parking is difficult downtown. I recommend parking at Veterans Memorial and walking if you are able. Please bring water – it is supposed to be hot and sunny on Monday. It would not hurt to bring rain gear since a scout is prepared.
5/24/2018 - Box of Flags Reminder - If you took home a box of flags 2 weeks ago, please remember to clean them off and lightly sand the wood handles. Bring them with you to the parade on Monday morning so we may hand them out to kids and veterans along the route.
5/22/2018 - Fun Night info - For the last official troop meeting of the year we traditionally have a “fun night”. This year, fun night has been scheduled for the University of Toledo Recreation Center. All scouts will need a waiver signed by their parents for admission, and all adults will also need a waiver. Please print one out, fill it out, and bring it to the meeting. That will be our June 4th meeting and we will meet at the Rec Center instead of at the church. The event will start with check in at the Rec Center at 6:00 and we will have access to most of the opportunities at the center, including the pool. A swim test will be administered to all who wish to swim. We will not have access to the climbing wall as that requires special staffing. Important note – Uniforms are required for access to the Rec Center. This is a scouting event.
We will be having Jimmy Johns sandwiches for dinner through the arrangements made by Mr. Howell. We will have a room where we will be able to eat, and leave things that scouts do not wish to carry with them for the evening. Uniform shirts can be left in the room after check in, provided a t-shirt is worn under the uniform. The locker room will be available for changing, but scouts need to bring a lock if they want to leave valuables in the lockers. Unlocked lockers have had things disappear from them in the past.
5/21/2018 - Summer Camp - Early Bird registration due for new Scouts today! Get your Merit Badge selections in to Mrs. Howell ASAP, as classes fill up quick! Here is the List of Merit Badges, and here is the MB planning sheet.
5/21/2018 - Important! - Spring Court of Honor is tonight!
5/20/2018 - Eagle CoH! Alex Miller will be holding his Eagle Court of Honor immediately after the Spring Court of Honor at the church. Please plan to attend both functions!
5/14/2018 - Eagle coming ... Congrats to Daniel Klein, who passed his Eagle BoR, and is now awaiting confirmation from BSA National.
5/14/2018 - Election Results! The following Scouts were elected to terms starting immediately after Summer Camp 2018:
SPL: David Dubiel
ASPL: Trevor and Collin Howell
Quartermaster: Carter Rippel and Jack Seal-Roth
Scribe: Ethan Martinez
Historian: Lucas Tsou
Librarian: Mark Curtis
Chaplain’s Aide: Matthew Valachek
OA Representative: (none elected) - See David to apply!
LNT Trainer: Daniel Mahoney
Webmaster: Avinash Singh
Bugler: Max Amialchuk
5/14/2018 - Summer Camp notice due! Due date for Summer Camp is Monday, May 21st! Get your money and activity notices to Mrs. Howell by next Monday!
5/14/2018 - Philmont Fundraiser! The 2018 Philmont Crew from Troop 154 is holding a fundraiser tonight at 1000 Degrees Pizza on Monroe St., from 4-8pm. No cooking, good eats, and you get to support your fellow Troop mates! See the attached flyer for details!
5/13/2018 - Troop Elections! Troop elections will be held tomorrow night during the meeting! All scouts should plan to attend!
5/6/2018 - Busy Meeting planned! - Tonight, we have Troop election nominations, deadline for Spring CoH submissions, and more! Please try to make tonight's and next week's meetings as the election process is very important to the success of the Troop.
5/1/2018 - Tenderfoot Weekend - Tenderfoot Weekend is quickly approaching - it is May 18th-20th at Gerber Hill Park, just across the border in Michigan. Here is the 2018 TF1 activity notice, which is due next Monday (5/8/2018 - Sorry for the short timeframe!). The cost for this campout is $10 per Scout. New Scouts are very strongly encouraged to attend, as we will be focusing on rank requirements for Scout/Tenderfoot/2nd Class/First class, plus they will earn their Totin' Chip (right to carry and use knives, axes, and saws) and Firem'n's Chit (right to use matches, have campfires).
4/27/2018 - Important! - If you are going on the camporee this weekend, please be at the church by 5:30pm! Don't forget your completed liability release forms (links are in the 4/23/18 news, below!). You are NOT allowed to bring your own weapons (bows, guns), but you may bring your own fishing equipment.
4/23/2018 - Philmont Prep Hike - Here is the activity notice for the upcoming Philmont prep hike at Tar Hollow, May 4-6, 2018. Cost is $30 per person. Form is due 4/30!
4/23/2018 - Required forms! - Here are the forms required for the shooting sports camporee this weekend. Adults/Scouters and youth who are attending the camporee must fill out the liability forms!
4/23/2018 - Reminder - Activity notices for summer camp at Pioneer Scout Reservation the week of July 9th are due tonight if you want the early bird rate of $346. After today, the cost goes up to $366.
4/16/2018 - Activity Notices Due! - The Spring Shooting Sports camporee notices and funds are due tonight! See 2/18 news for form the link to the activity notice and details.
4/15/2018 - Cyber Chip - The Cyberbullying / Cybersafety form and Cyber Chip contract (handwritten on the back of the form) can be turned in Monday at the end of the meeting.
4/12/2018 - Eagle CoH! - Ian Mahoney's Eagle CoH is tomorrow night at the Council Lodge at 7pm. Smores and hot chocolate to follow!
4/01/2018 - Reminder! - There IS a weekly Troop meeting tomorrow (no April Fools Day joke!) at 7pm at the church. Philmont prep hike activity notices are due.
3/19/2018 - Eagle Court of Honor - Ian M. is holding his Eagle Court of Honor on Friday, April 13th, at 7pm at the Council Lodge at Camp Miakonda. S'Mores and Hot Chocolate afterwards. Scouts - please attend in your class A's! Please RSVP by 4/10!
2/21/2018 - March PLC Campout at WPAFB -
Attached is the activity notice for the March Campout – a trip to Dayton to visit the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum. Cost is $45, and the form and $$ are due 3/12.
The campout is March 23 – 25, 2018. We know that this is the first weekend of spring break. We are not able to schedule it any other weekend in March due to campsite availability. We are sorry about that but we are unable to control campsite availability at this time. This will be an awesome trip and the museum is well worth seeing and if you are able to come you will not regret it.
See the activity notice- we will be leaving promptly for this campout because it is a long – long – long drive and we will get to camp very late even leaving at 5:30 so if you arrive late you will be left behind and have to find your own way to camp.
2/21/2018 - Philmont Meeting - There is a mandatory meeting on 2/26 at the church at 6pm for all 2018 Trek participants. Discussion will focus on Trek selection!
2/18/2018 - Spring Shooting Sports Camporee - Here is the activity notice for the Spring Camporee, which is being held at Adams Conservation this year April 27 – 29, 2018. The cost is $30, and all forms and money are due April 16th! We will have the opportunity to participate in various shooting sports at the camporee. Troop 154 will be cooking lunch for all scouts in attendance. Please note the following: ALL SCOUTS WHO WISH /TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOOTING ON SATURDAY MUST BE IN ATTENDANCE FRIDAY EVENING, AS THERE WILL BE A SAFETY COURSE OFFERED THAT EVENING. IT WILL NOT BE REPEATED. IF YOU MISS IT YOU WILL MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPOREE!!!
ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE A WAIVER OF LIABILITY (ATTACHED) FILLED OUT AS WELL. PLEASE TURN IT IN WITH YOUR ACTIVITY NOTICE.
2/14/2018 - Winter Weekend 2 / Klondike Campout - Meet at the church at 5:45pm, depart PROMPTLY at 6:15pm. Please wear layers and bring dry clothes/extra shoes. It may also be muddy. Remember the 80's theme ...
2/13/2018 - Reminder - Winter COH - Monday, Feb. 26th is the Winter Court of Honor. We will meet in the Sanctuary instead of the basement of the church.
2/12/2018 - Webelos Crossovers - The following Packs have crossovers coming up:
Pack 153 - Tuesday, Feb. 13th, Ward Pavilion at Wildwood Metropark, 6pm dinner, 7pm crossover
Pack 154 - Monday, Feb 26, 6pm, Highland Elementary (will be done by Winter CoH)
Pack 158 - Mar 21, Maplewood, time ???
Scouts should attend to help greet our new Troop members!
2/11/2018 - Order of the Arrow Elections - Tomorrow night is the OA elections. The Troop needs a quorum to have the vote. Therefore, all Scouts should attend the meeting! Also, it;s the last day to submit items for Winter Court of Honor.
2/01/2018 - Summer Camp Activity Notice - Summer Camp will be at Pioneer Scout Reservation from July 8-14th. Cost is $346.00 if paid by April 23rd (early bird registration deadline), and $366.00 after that date. Here is the PDF of the activity notice. Free PSR hats for all early bird registrations. Campers must have the required BSA medical forms (a.k.a. physicals) completed and turned in before leaving for camp - preferably sooner. More details on that coming soon. Also, here is a recommended summer camp equipment list for newer Scouts.
2/01/2018 - Shegardaynou Camporee - The Shegardaynou International Camporee will be held May 11-13th, 2018. Cost is $55, and the activity notice and fee is due on March 5th! This is a” Sister City” event in which Troop 154 has participated for many years. Come and enjoy the hospitality of our brother Scouts of Canada while you put your scout skills to the test as we compete with about 20 other Troops. Adults must have a passport. Please remember that scouts will need 2 forms of I.D. with one of them being a photo I.D. Both parents must sign the permission slip!!!!!! Please bring $10 in smaller bills for lunch on the way home, as travelers will get Canadian currency back in change.
1/31/2018 - Ian Mahoney's Eagle Project - Ian is conducting an Art Supply Drive for The Autism Model School's Art Club. Donations will be accepted until February 7th. Ian is happy to come pick up in the local area. Thank you for any support you would like to provide. Here is the list of needed supplies:
1/30/2018 - Troop Calendar updated! The 2017-2018 Troop calendar has been updated. It is now rev 5. Note the change for Scout Sunday to Feb. 11th.
1/28/2018 - Philmont 2019 Trek Activity Notice - Here is the 2019 Philmont Trek Activity Notice. $100 deposit and form are due at the meeting on 1/29!
1/20/2018 - Sled Building! Here are the dated/times for the sled building at Mr. Roth's house:
Tues, Jan 23, 7-9pm
Tues, Jan 30, 7-9pm
Wed, Feb 7, 7:30-9pm
Tues, Feb 13, 7-9pm.
1/20/2018 - PLC Meeting! There will be a PLC meeting at the church this Monday (1/22) evening at 6pm, before the regular Troop meeting. All Patrol leaders are expected to attend!
1/20/2018 - Reminder - The last date to submit Merit Badges and Rank Advancements for Winter Court of Honor is Monday, Feb. 5th!
1/15/2018 - Winter Weekend 2 Notice - Here is the activity notice for Winter Weekend 2 (Klondike Sled Derby) at Miakonda. It will take place Feb. 16-18. Cost is $25, and it is due on Monday, 1/29.