Troop 103 Calendar

Monday, May 02, 2016

Troop 103 Service Project

Our troop has been asked again this year to help the Miamisburg Beautification Committee plant flowers and spread mulch in Library Park. This project usually takes about one hour if we get at least 5-6 scouts to help. If you can help, please have your parent drop you off at Library Park at 6:00 PM on Monday, May 16th. Please bring gloves and wear your class B (scout tee-shirt) uniform. Mr. Head will ensure that you get to the regular scout meeting, so your parent can pick you up as usual at St. James at 9:00 PM.

If you have questions, please send them to headfamily@woh.rr.com 

VVJH Buddy Benches Dedication-Eagle Scout Project for Clayton Simpson

You are cordially invited to attend the dedication for Clayton Simpson’s Eagle Scout Project at Valley View Junior High School on May 22, 2016. The dedication will begin at 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting and blessing of the benches. The Junior High School is located at 202 Jackson Street in Farmersville, Oh 45325.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lake Loramie Fishing Camp, May 13-15

This camp out is free if registered by May 2nd, if you register after there will be a $10 fee. If receipts for food for the camp out are given to Mr. Weaver, the patrol will receive a $25 reimbursement. Food for adults will cost $20. Scouts will depart from the church at 5:30 on Friday, May 13. BE AT THE CHURCH BEFORE 5:30. Be there at the latest of 5 pm. They will return at about 12:30 on Sunday, May 15th. Permission slips will be due on May 2nd to either Mr. Weaver or Mr. Grice.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Spring Fling Adult Leaders Needed

Troop 103 Parents,

Thank you to all of you who attended out parent meeting last night.  For those of you who could not make it, I have attached a copy of the handout covered during the meeting.

Basically, we are in need of 13 volunteers to train and serve as leaders of large shift times for the Spring Fling.  You (family, friends, etc...) may sign up for as many shifts as you would like, and you may bring your Scout(s) so they can earn money while you work. Last year, boys averaged around $8.00 and hour.

If we cannot fill the 13 spots by this upcoming Monday night, 4/11, the Committee will have to consider cancelling this fundraiser which raises thousands of dollars.  

Once the 13 spots have been filled, we will be sending out other sign up links for adults and Scouts to sign up for shift times (these are the workers, not the leaders). For future sign-ups, you will not have to enter all of your information. 

At all times during the Spring Fling, there will be the 2 adults (13 leaders), 2 adults (workers), and Scouts (workers) present.

Please click on the link and sign up for a leader shift.  The link will also be available on the Troop website.  THIS IS ONLY FOR ADULTS.

Hope this not confusing.  If you have questions, please let me know.

Kevin Osborne

P.S. - Thanks to Beth Allaire for creating the Sign-up Genius link. 



Monday, March 21, 2016

Summer Camp Registration

Scouts and Parents,

It's time once again to register for summer camp at Chief Logan Reservation. This year, we will be attending camp from 3-9 July 2016. This year, Simon Kenton Council has increased the early bird fee for scouts from $250 to $260. The early bird fee for adults is $150.

In order to obtain the early bird rate, we have to registered and paid in full at Simon Kenton Council no later than 1 Apr 16. Therefore, I will need scouts and adults to be paid in full as of the Monday night meeting on 21 Mar 16.

I will not be at tomorrow night's meeting, but I will begin to collect registration fees of $260 per scout next Monday, 15 Feb 16. In addition, there will be a troop activity fee of $25 that will be due at a later date, closer to camp.

YIS,
Mr. Marcum

2016 Troop 103 Spring Flower Sales

Troop 103 Annual Spring Flower Sale

Why: Selling flowers helps raise money for scouts to attend summer camp at Chief Logan, weekend camping, dues, Merit Badge College and High Adventure Camps.

How: Contact family, friends, and neighbors and tell them that you are able to provide beautiful, quality flowers for them in the spring. The flowers are purchased from Stockslager’s in New Lebanon and arrive one day before Mother’s Day and make great gifts. If they are interested in perennials, vegetables, or would like to pick their own plants, tell them about the vouchers. They can go to Stockslager’s and pick out what they would like. They are good until December, 2017.

Selling/Ordering

Selling dates: March 14-April 25, 2016

  • All orders and money due on or before Monday, April 25, 2016 to Mrs. Allaire and Mrs. Wilhelm. They will attend the troop meeting that evening.
  • Complete top portion of each order form, double check each order, and complete the master order form. You will keep the individual order forms for your delivery. Master order forms will be available on the Troop 103 website. Please complete the form electronically and print out when complete. Additional individual order forms may be printed off website.
  • Excel spreadsheet not compatible with Macs. If using a Mac, please work with us prior to date of to report your sales.
Delivering the Flowers
  • Flowers will be delivered to St. James parking lot on Saturday, May 7 at 9am. Scouts should plan to pick up their orders on this day from 9am-10:30am
  • Vouchers will be ready on Monday, May 2.
  • Scouts should deliver their flowers/vouchers as soon as possible. Please water as needed.
Additional Help Needed
  • We will need several people to help pull flowers from the greenhouses at Stockslager’s on Thursday, May 5 after school beginning at 4pm. It usually takes 2 hours depending on the number of volunteers.
  • I need a few adults to help organize and check orders during the troop meeting on April 25 from 7:30-9:00 at St. James.
  • I need a few adults to help unload the truck at St. James on Saturday morning and pull the orders for each scout. 
  • If you are able to help with these tasks or have questions, please contact Beth Allaire at 974-3226 (cell), 384-0982 (home), or sballaire@att.net.
Profit Margin
  • Vouchers- Scouts receive approximately $3 for every $10 sold.
  • Live plants- Scouts receive approximately $4 for every $10 sold.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SeaBase High Adventure Trip

Scouts and Parents,

Below is various pieces of information pertaining to the High Adventure Trip we are planning in 2017.
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It is CRITICAL that your name appear as it does on your driver license, passport, or state issued ID.

This requirement is for everyone, adult leaders and Scouts too.

Send an email to RobCrawfordinMiamisburg@gmail.com with:

Last Name, First Name, Middle Name or Initial, and your Date of Birth

This information will be used to register @ Sea Base and if we fly via commercial airlines.

Let's start off with TSA accurate information entered into the work sheet tracking financials related to this High Adventure trip.

To register for Sea Base we need a $100 per person deposit paid on Monday March 14th , or Monday March 21st , 2016. We will have Leaders taking payments of the $100 deposit, your registration will be complete when the $100 deposit is paid.

Our Troop check needs to be mailed to Sea Base by March 31st, 2016. Deposits are nonrefundable.

I will maintain a worksheet as we continue to make payments for this High Adventure trip.

At this time our best estimated costs will consist of the following payments:

Out Island Adventure Dates:

Saturday May 27, 2017 - Friday June 2, 2017


The cost estimate per person for the Sea Base Out Island Adventure.
Sea Base cost for the 7 day Out Island Adventure
$ 860
Airfare Estimate Dayton-Ft. Lauderdale
(airfare is estimated, driving options are being investigated)
$ 425

Blue Sky Adventure Shuttle
(Ft. Lauderdale to Brinton Environmental Center)
$ 180

Florida Saltwater 3 day Fishing License
(Age 16 and over)
$ 17

$1,482 Total

Details of payment plans and fund raising opportunities will be present once we get though this participant registration process.



Anchors Away!
Mr. Crawford
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Your crew will paddle aboard a Polynesian War Canoe 5 miles through the Atlantic Ocean to Big Munson Island. You will explore the island by land, snorkel, kayak and participate in shark fishing. Weather permitting, you will be fishing from a power boats off shore of the Florida Keys with the hope of adding fish to your evening meal. The last full day will be spent snorkeling at Looe Key or the patch reef Munson Rocks and working on an environmental project. Your final evening will be a celebration of adventure and a closing campfire. Day 6 your crew will bid farewell to Big Munson Island and paddle 5 miles back to Brinton Environmental Center for closing Conch LUAU.

If you want to participate in this outing send your information as it appears on your state ID, driver license, or passport:

last name
middle initial or name
first name
Date of Birth

Send this to RobCrawfordinMiamisburg@gmail.com

A $100 dollar deposit is required to be paid to reserve your spot in this High Adventure outing. I will be available to take your payment on either Monday 3/14 or 3/21.

FaFF
Mr. Crawford

Monday, March 07, 2016

Merit Badge Application Process

Starting March 7, 2016, the following process will be in place for Scouts wanting to work on a Merit Badge.

1) Scouts are to arrange for a discussion with Scoutmaster in order to
  1. State their desire/plans to work on a merit badge,
  2. Define which merit badge counselor they are planning to work with 
  3. To review some basic expectations of the merit badge process
2) When that Scoutmaster conversation is in place, I will then
  1. Provide them a blue card, 
  2. Ask them to fill out "Application for Merit Badge" section 
  3. Will approve the application by signature
3) Scouts may then arrange to meet with Merit Badge Counselor to begin conversations.

The Scoutmaster will designate additional resources as needed for times of high activity.

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The following rules/guidelines are still in place.

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.

YIS,
Mr. Marcum


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 (http://www.bsa103.org/). 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 (stephenallaire1@gmail.com) to schedule a Scoutmaster conference. 
  • Scouts should contact the Troop Committee Chairman verbally or by email (rhempfling@flhslaw.com) 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.

YIS,
Mr. Allaire and Mr. Hempfling

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.