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
11/13/2018 - WW1 Activity Notice - Winter Weekend 1 - the Harry Potter Camporee - is fast approaching. This campout will be November 30 - December 2nd at Camp Miakonda. We will be staying in Oakdale Cabin. Activity Notices and payment are due November 26th. Cost is $25 per Scout. Christmas lights and decorations are suggested.
11/4/2018 - Santa Parade 2018 in Woodstock - Here is the activity notice for the Santa Parade in Woodstock, Ontario, Ca. for the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 17-18). We will march in the parade, and stay at a local church. Spaces are very limited, so get your forms in to Mr. Roth ASAP. Cost is $10 per person. Please note that both parents must sign the form for the Scout, and a notarized copy of the birth certificate and another ID (school ID, driver's license) is required for youth to cross the border. Adults 16 and up need a passport.
10/17/2018 - Fall Festival Info - Here is the informational letter and the staging map for Fall Festival. Also, Mr. Martinez needs volunteers to help with the booth from setup (7am) all the way through cleanup (5pm). Please e-mail him or contact him through FB if you can help.
10/3/2018 - Halloween Campout - The Halloween Campout at Miakonda is scheduled for Oct. 26-28th. Activity notices are due no later than Oct. 15th, and the cost is $20 per Scout. Note that we will not get back to the church until 5pm on Sunday the 28th! We will also do Scouting for Food on Saturday morning, more details to follow.
10/2/2018 - Fall Court of Honor - The 2018 Fall Court of Honor will be held on Monday evening, October 22nd, starting at 6pm in the Sanctuary of the church. The Troop will provide hot dogs, hamburgers buns, and drinks. You are asked to bring a dish to share. Last names A-M = side dish, N-Z = dessert. Please RSVP to Mr. Ellett by this Friday! Updated: Here is the link to the sign-up genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094AAEAE28A6FF2-fall
9/24/18 - Mandatory YPT! Mr. Gill will be conducting the mandatory youth protection training for all Scouts. This is required by BSA National. The training has changed from years past, and is required to be updated, so please attend!
8/27/2018 - Activity Notices! - Canoeing Campout Sept. 14-16 on the Rifle River in Michigan. Cost is $30 for canoes, $40 for kayaks. Due Sept. 3rd (YES - LABOR DAY!).
Pioneer Scout Reservation 50th Anniversary Camporee - Oct. 5-7th, cost is $25.00. Forms due Sept. 10th.
8/26/2018 - Revised Troop Calendar - Here is Revision #1 of the annual Troop 154 calendar of events.
7/3/2018 - Obituary for former T-154 Scoutmaster - It is with sadness that Troop 154 reports the passing of former Scoutmaster James Currier. Mr. Currier, 79, a long-time resident of Sylvania, OH, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 while in hospice. In true Scout fashion, Mr. Currier asked for donations to the Boy Scouts in lieu of flowers. His obituary can be read here.
7/2/2018 - Parking Event! The big July 3rd fireworks celebration in Sylvania is tomorrow night! Please sign up using the sign-up genius link, and plan to start at 5:30pm. Bring a chair and stay for the show! We will help get cars out of the lot at the end, and expect to depart at 11:15-11:30pm.
6/18/2018 - Summer Camp Forms - Mrs. Howell needs any outstanding summer camp forms ASAP! Here is the Informed Consent Release form, the ATV liability form (for ATV session participants only), and the BSA medical (physical) forms. Also, here are the packing checklist and the parent info. sheet.
6/15/2018 - Fishing MB - The fishing MB class has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 21st, from 5:30-8:00pm at Olander Park open air shelter #2 (west side of park, halfway up the parkway). Blue cards and fishing poles required. Please RSVP to Mr. Marsalek (only if you are attending) by Wed. at Noon.
6/15/2018 - Important Reminders! The arrowhead painting is this Monday at Mr. Krumm's house at 7pm - see FB or Mr. Ellett's e-mail for the address. Also, Mrs. Howell needs all merit badge final selections and changes, as well as any outstanding paperwork and forms, by this Sunday!
6/12/2018 - New T-154 Eagle Scout!!! We are proud to announce that Daniel Klein has successfully been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by BSA National. Daniel's Eagle Board of Review was May 14th, and will officially become his Eagle Rank date of record. Congratulations, Daniel, for becoming Troop 154's 194th Eagle Scout since 1944!!!
6/10/2018 - Parking Events! Please check the Sign-up genius, and RSVP for our upcoming parking events! These parking events are the major fundraiser for the Troop, and allow us to slack a little bit on selling popcorn. Our first parking event is Allison Krause this Thursday, June 14th!
6/9/2018 - Summer Camp Reminder - Please get (2) copies of your health forms, fees, and talent release forms to Mrs. Howell by 6/24!!! Also, if you haven't chosen your merit badges, you need to get this to Mrs. Howell ASAP, as some classes are already full (closed).
6/4/2018 - Fun Night - Tonight is Fun night at the UT Rec Center at 6pm. Please don't forget your forms!
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