Troop 103 meets every Monday night at 7:30pm at St. James United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall.

Troop 103 Calendar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Skills Camp - March 20 - 22, 2015

Scouts and Parents,

I passed out the permission slip and gear checklist last night at the meeting. They can also be found on the website. I am also attaching them to this email, and I will continue to have hard copies of the forms at the meetings.

Permission slips and the $15.00 activity fee are due no later than Monday, March 9th. It is important that you commit to Skills Camp ASAP since your patrol will need to plan meals, a duty roster, gear checkout, and an evening to meet to shop for patrol food for the weekend at the upcoming Monday night meetings.

Let me know if there are any questions.

Mr. Osborne


Skills Camp is just around the corner, Hooray!!

The is a flyer containing some information on the Troop 103 Forms page.

Be sure to thank Brody for his submission of this flyer as part of his merit badge requirements.


Monday, February 09, 2015

Merit Badge Information Updated

Scouts and Parents,

The Merit Badge Counselor Information has been updated and posted to the Troop 103 Forms Page.

There is also a new document which lists all of the Merit Badges and highlights the Merit Badges that are available within Troop 103.

If an adult is interested in being a Merit Badge Counselor for one of the Merit Badges, please contact Mrs. Kuhn for more information and to get signed up.

Thank you Mrs. Kuhn for updating our contact list!!

YMCA Lock-In Swimming Requirements


The Swimming Merit Badge is being offered at the YMCA Lock-In on February 21st.

Make sure you review and understand these requirements as they are being presented by Mr. Dria.

The Swimming Requirements can be found on the Troop 103 Forms Page.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Career Exploration and Merit Badge College

Scouts and Parents,

Miami Valley Council did not elect to participate in the Career Exploration this year and as such I have been looking for alternatives for our troop regarding Merit Badges this winter. 

We were contacted by the Chillocothe District who is generously letting our troop attend their Chillicothe Merit Badge Trail Drive. 

It is taking place on Saturday February 7th, February 21st and March 7th. Scouts have the opportunity to sign up for 3 different sessions but are not required to do 3. The Trail Drive is held at the Greene County Career Center. 

Registration for this event closes on January 30th so please be thinking about attending. Here is the information that was sent to our troop on this event:

The registration information and class schedule is available on the Troop 103 Forms page.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rank Advancement Reminders

Scouts and Parents,

Here are some reminders and some new information scouts and parents need to know regarding rank advancement: 

1. Troop positions of responsibility for Star Scout and above: Scouts serving in positions of troop responsibility will work with adult mentors and complete Junior Leadership Worksheets (reminder). Mentor assignments and Junior Leadership Worksheets can be found on the troop web page ( Position of responsibility requirements in scout handbooks must be signed by the scout's position mentor (new). 

2. Merit Badge requirement verification for Star Scout and above: Scouts must request a Troop Master printout from Mr. Head at least one week prior to Scoutmaster conferences and boards of review for ranks Star Scout and above. Troop Master printouts will be used to verify merit badge completion. 

3. Remember to request a Scoutmaster conference and a board of review a week in advance. 

  • Scouts should contact the Scoutmaster verbally or by email ( to schedule a Scoutmaster conference. 
  • Scouts should contact the Troop Committee Chairman verbally or by email ( to schedule a Board Of Review.
  • Scouts must wear Class A uniform to all Scoutmaster conferences and Boards Of Review. 

4. Scouts should bring their Scout Handbook to all Scoutmaster conferences and board of reviews.

Mr. Allaire and Mr. Stumpf

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Eagle Scout Palm Application

Attention All Eagle Scouts:

When earning an Eagle Palm, you are required to fill out the Eagle Scout Palm Application form located on the Troop 103 Forms page.

This form must be completed and submitted to the Rank Advancement Committee Member (Mr. Head) for use in purchasing the Eagle Scout Palm award.

This is an electronic PDF form and can be filled out online and printed.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Merit Badge Reminders

Scouts and Parents,

All Troop 103 scouts who are working on Merit Badges need to meet the following expectations:

1) You need to schedule all meetings with your counselor ahead of time. This can be done by telephone, e-mail, or by asking them in person at a meeting. Do not walk up to your merit badge counselor at a meeting and ask them to meet with you on the spot. Our adult volunteers give very freely of their time, but they are pulled in multiple directions at a meeting. Take responsibility for scheduling your merit badge sessions.

2) Read the merit badge requirements carefully. If there is a requirement to have a discussion with your counselor prior to beginning a merit badge requirement (i.e. Personal Fitness, Family Life, Personal Management, etc.), DISCUSS WITH YOUR COUNSELOR BEFORE BEGINNING THE REQUIREMENT. If you have not fulfilled the discussion requirement prior to beginning the main requirement, it may not be approved. This means that you may have to do even a time requirement again (such as the personal fitness workouts).

3) If a time requirement requires you to record your results over the duration of the requirement, then record them as you go. Do not try to re-construct the records at the end of the requirement.

4) Merit badge worksheets are an excellent idea, but, simply writing down the answer and giving it to the counselor is not sufficient. Scouts need to be able to discuss their answer and be able to answer their counselor's questions on the subject. Answers need to reflect an understanding of the material and not be one-word answers such as "yes" or "no."

5) Two deep adult leadership must be in place at ALL TIMES. Adults; if the meeting is at your house, be home; if the meeting is at the counselor's house, stick around; if the meeting is at the church, don't drop off the scout and take off. This is very important for the protection of our troop as a whole.

Mr. Marcum

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Requirement Sign Off in Scout Handbook


There have been several questions asked about who can sign-off on completed requirements in the BSA Handbook. We have the answer....

The following people are permitted to sign-off completed requirements in the BSA Handbook for Troop 103:
  1. Scoutmaster 
  2. Assistant Scoutmaster 
  3. Committee Member

NOTE: Adult Leaders or Non-Leader Adults are NOT permitted to sign-off completed requirements for their own scout.