Troop 84 had a lot of fun during this years Cookoff/ Court of Honor. We started with 2 hours to cook, and then we set our meals in a buffet style line in the church. After everything was eaten, we then proceeded to the Court of Honor. This was the first one after summer camp, so as we expected, there were a ton of merit badges awarded. Similarly, many ranks were handed out too, mostly to the newer scouts but with some exeptions. My hope is that everyone enjoyed this event as much as I did.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 4:00 PM - Join us as we run & walk for all abilities at the 7th annual Steps of Faith 5K & Food Drive on Sunday, Sept 16, 4pm in Westerville, Ohio @Alum Creek Park! Proceeds will support special needs children in central Ohio (Heinzerling Community) and Nicaragua (Tesoros de Dios / Bradley's House of Hope).
Troop 84 had a blast on this years summer camp at Camp Falling Rock. We spent 7 days and 6 nights earning merit badges, most of which were easy considering the ratio of counselers to scouts was 2:1. Everybody got a variety of merit badges, but none could meet the troop record of 14 merit badges earned at summer camp. Many of our newer scouts participated in Pathways, formerly known as Brown Sea, to get asclose as they can to first class.
Troop 84 spent their Friday evening at the Court of Honor with Jayden Duckworth as our MC, in which 8 merit badges and 1 rank was awarded. We also had a presentation by Mrs. Snow, a representative of Friends of Scouting, who taught us about the 1% differences that could turn a Scouts life around. We then proceeded to the award ceremony and witnessed our Scouts making progress in their advancement adventure. In the end, we hung out, ate cookies and bananna bread.
UPDATE: Arrowhead District communication confirmed that everyone must update Youth Protection by October 1, 2018. (See attached image). I am still recommending that our troop complete the training by June 1st.
On February 10, 2018, 13 brave scouts and 2 daring Fossils braved a 250 mile trip westward. After a brief stop at Wright Patt AFB Museum, we journeyed to BlueSpring Caverns in Bedford, Indiana. We experienced a flat bottom boat tour of the underground river, "saw" complete darkness, white cave fish and crawfish, bats, loads of frogs. After a short training video and do's and dont's we "wild caved" and tried not to get stuck in the cracks in the cave. It paid to be tiny for once! We "slept" on bunkbeds, if you call that sleeping, had breakfast underground and survived.