Troop 154 Scout Leaders: 2017-2018
Senior Patrol Leader:
Asst. Sr. Patrol Leaders:
Trevor Howell, Zack Burton
Carter Rippel, Jack Seal-Roth, Logan Rippel
seeking replacement :(
Mr. Allen Ellett
Troop Committee Chair:
Mr. Reed Anderson
10/21/2017 - Fall Festival - The Fall Festival and Parade is tomorrow (Sunday). The Parade meets at Northview HS at Noon. The Parade kicks off at 1pm. Class A's required.
Also, the food booth needs volunteers! Please sign up to help!
10/16/2017 - Court of Honor! Tonight is the Fall Court of Honor. It starts wit the potluck dinner at 6pm, followed immediately by the CoH ceremony. All Scouts and parents should attend. Hopefully, you already RSVP'd to Jen Rippel, so we have enough food.
10/16/2017 - Reminder - Halloween Activity Notice Due! The Halloween Activity Notice and payment are due this evening!
10/16/2017 - Fall Festival Rescheduled - As most people know, the Fall Festival was postponed late Sat. night until this upcoming Sunday, 10/22/2017. We will still be marching in the parade and operating the hamburger/hot dog stand. A new sign up sheet is available for work times in the food booth - sign up here.
10/14/2017 - IMPORTANT! THE FALL FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED A WEEK DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER AND HIGH WINDS. NO PARADE OR FOOD BOOTH TOMORROW (SUN., 11/15). MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON! - DAN, 11:00PM 10/14/17
10/04/2017 - Fall Festival Parade Details - We will be collecting canned goods from the parade watchers during the parade. They are expecting (we hope!) to hand their canned goods to the scouts marching in the parade. Therefore, we should look like scouts. Please wear your scout uniform and represent scouting proudly. We will have the troop trailer in the parade and available for placing food collected during the parade. Please encourage all you know who will be attending the parade to bring canned goods for our collection. If others watching see us collecting canned goods they will remember to bring their donations next year (we hope!). I have requested more specific information about where we should meet for the parade and will forward that on as soon as I get it. The information below is all I have at the present:
Save the Date for Sunday, October 15, 2017
Fall festival runs from 11:00am-4:00pm
Parade will go through from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Parade staging will begin at 12:00 Noon in the Northview High School parking lot.
The Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce is leading the event this year.
Follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1823790634609040/
10/02/2017 - Troop Calendar Revised (v3)! With the change in dates for the Scouting for Food bag dropoff (moved from 10/21 to 10/28) and pickup (moved from 10/28 to 11/4), here is version #3 of the 2017-2018 Troop Calendar.
10/02/2017 - Meeting Tonight! Weekly meeting at 7pm in the church basement. Nuclear Science Merit Badge part 2 tonight. Also, the Darn Tough sock order is in! Pick up your orders from Dan Marsalek at the meeting. Please bring your payment in order to receive your socks.
10/02/2017 - Fall Festival Sign-up! Sign up for spots in the hamburger stand at the Sylvania Fall Festival on Sunday, October 15th. Register via this Signup Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48adaa2fa6fb6-fall
9/27/2017 - Popcorn Sales! It's time to sell popcorn and raise money for the Troop. If you need forms, they are available for download on the Erie Shores website (https://www.erieshorescouncil.org/popcornforms). Popcorn forms and money are due by 10/30/2017.
9/27/2017 - Philmont Oct. Prep Hike/Campout - There is going to be a Philmont Prep Hike and campout on Oct. 21-22 at Pioneer Scout Reservation. Cost is $12, and the activity form is due Oct. 9th.
9/27/2017 - Eagle Project Day - Saturday, September 30th, Tyler Beattie will be holding an Eagle Scout work day at his house from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Food and snacks will be provided! I need 4 or 5 scouts to help sort crayons into boxes based on their color. Please let me know if you are able to attend (address, e-mail and phone are in the e-mail from Mr. Ellett).
9/22/2017 - Sock Order! The Darn Tough sock order has been placed (126 pairs of socks!), and the order is being shipped this afternoon. It should arrive sometime next week. Socks will be available at the weekly meeting on Monday, Oct. 2nd, pending your payment.
9/20/2017 - JYLT is this Sat.! - Reminder that the JYLT program is this Saturday from 9am-3pm at the church. All Patrol Leaders should attend! Other scouts are welcome to attend as well. Lunch is provided.
9/20/2017 - Philmont Prep Hike - There will be a 5 mile hike this Sunday 9/24 for the Philmont Crews at Oak Openings. All other scouts are welcome.
We will meet at the church at 9:00am. If it is easier you can meet us in the Mallard Lake lot at 9:30. Please let us know if you are coming; you can email at email@example.com
All scouts should wear comfortable shoes.
Non-Philmont scouts- bring a trail lunch to eat during the hike, come prepared.
Philmont scouts should carry the following essentials - sleeping bag, 2 liters water, personal first aid kit, rain gear, compass, bug spray, mess kit, any snacks
We will cook a Philmont meal for lunch. See you there!
9/18/2017 - Troop Calendar - Rev#2 - The latest update of the 2017-18 Troop Calendar (rev 2) is here in PDF format for easy printing to put on a fridge, etc.
9/18/2017 - Halloween Campout - Here is the activity notice for the Halloween campout at Miakonda on Oct. 27-29th. Cost is $20 and the completed form and payment are due Monday, Oct. 16th.
9/18/2017 - Popcorn Sales! - It's that time of year again - time to hit the Trail ... Trails End ... and sell popcorn! Mr. Roth will have more details tonight. In the meantime, here is the 2017 popcorn flyer.
9/18/2017 - PLC Reminder - There is a PLC meeting this evening at 6pm before the regular troop meeting. All Scouts are encouraged to attend, especially those in leadership roles.
9/15/2017 - JYLT Activity Notice - All Scouts elected to leadership positions, including Patrol Leaders, should attend the JYLT Training. The JYLT activity notice is due 9/18/2017.
9/15/2017 - Philmont Prep Hike - There is a Philmont Prep Hike scheduled for 9/24/2017 at 9:30pm at Mallard Lake in Oak Openings. Distance will be approx. 5 miles.
9/12/2017 - PLC Meeting - There will be a PLC meeting next Monday at 6pm before the regular weekly meeting. All elected positions (esp. new Patrol Leaders) should plan to attend.
9/12/2017 - Service Opportunity - Olander Park is hosting a service hours opportunity this Sunday from 2-4pm with Mr. Martinez. Please bring gloves and rakes (if possible).
9/5/2017 - Darn Tough Socks! The deadline for ordering socks at 65% discount off the website prices is Monday, Sept. 18th. Please use the new Google webform for each size/color of sock you wish to order. There is no minimum to order.
9/5/2017 - Committee Meeting this Sunday - There is a Troop Committee meeting this Sunday at 7pm at the church.
9/4/2017 - No Meeting Tonight! Due to the Labor Day Holiday, there is no scheduled weekly meeting for this evening. Our next meeting is Monday, Sept. 11th.
8/29/2017 - Eagle Project - Daniel Klein will be hosting another work day for his Eagle Scout project this Wed. (8/30) from 7:00-8:30pm at his house. If you need service hours for rank advancement, this is a good opportunity to get some!
8/26/2017 - Troop Activity Calendar - Here is an updated copy (rev 1) of the 2017-2018 Troop calendar for your use - print it out, and put it on your fridge, family bulletin board, cubicle wall, etc.
8/25/2017 - Parking Updates! Hunter Hayes parking event is tonight (lot should fill up!). We have a new event added for tomorrow (Saturday August 26). The concert features: Damien, Local Anesthetic, R.M.O. and URATOY. Set up at 5:00. Doors open 6:00. Concert start 6:45. Done by 7:00 or so. See you at the bank!
8/22/2017 - Philmont Picnic! The Philmont kick off Picnic will be Sun Aug 27th, 6-8pm at Dr. Klein's house. All interested or signed up to go on the Trek next year are welcome. Please RSVP ASAP. Bring a side dish to share; brats, hot dogs, drinks will be provided. See you there!
8/21/2017 - Reminder! Weekly Meetings start tonight! We are getting back into the regular schedule with our first weekly meeting of the school year. See you in the church basement at 7:00pm!
8/20/2017 - Cycling MB - 50 mile ride is today! Meet at Tam-o-Shanter back parking lot at 9:00am. Bring water, snacks, and a lunch. Ride should take about 6 hours.
8/9/2017 - Cycling Merit Badge - Please get your 10 - 25 mile required rides completed before school starts, if possible! We will have our last organized ride - 50 miles - on Sunday, August 20th, at 9:00 am. Expect the ride to take between 5 and 6 hours, and have a lunch stop. The bike route and starting/ending point will be determined this week.
8/9/2017 - Parking Events! We have 3 nights in a row of parking fundraisers at Metamora State Bank. Wed. = Tesla, Thurs. = Ann Wilson (formerly of Heart), Fri. = 80's Dance Party. We need help at all 3, but we need kids/adults who are not going on the campout to help on Friday! Parking starts at 5:30pm.
8/9/2017 - Miakonda 100th campout - Meet at the church on Friday at 6pm. We are NOT meeting at Miakonda, we will carpool as usual and depart from the church at 6:30pm. Practice your knots/lashings. Scout need to provide their own dinner on Friday. Here is the schedule for the campout (per the organizers).
8/2/2017 - MARR forms due! Here is the form needed to ride FREE in the Mad Anthony River Rally bike ride this Saturday morning (Aug. 5th). We will tentatively meet near Cyclewerks in Whitehouse at 7:15am. Bring your helmet, class B shirt (if you have one), and a bottle of water. Sunscreen recommended.
Pinned: 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!
Pinned: 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
Thursday August 10 Ann Wilson
Friday August 11 80's Party
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!
Pinned: 5/1/2017 - Remind App - Here is information on how to sign up for text message alerts and news from the Troop.
Pinned: 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.