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

Troop 103 Calendar

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 Troop 103 Christmas Party

Scouts and their families
are invited to
Troop 103’s Christmas Party!

Saturday December 6th from 1:00 – 4:00
at Camp Chautauqua
9985 Camp Trail
Miamisburg, OH  45342

Bowling – Chili Cook-Off – Food – Fun!

We ask that each person bring a pull top can of tuna or pull top can of Vienna sausages to be donated to Blessings in a Bag.
1 person = 1 can
5 people = 5 cans

Each family please also bring two 2-liters of pop
plus one Snack plus one Dessert.

RSVP to Molly Vincent at 937 416-1027 or with the number attending and whether or not you are entering our Chili Cook-Off

Monday, November 17, 2014

Community Days Fundraiser

As a reminder, there are 0 more days until the Community Days Event at Elder Beerman (Nov 14th and 15th (Fri/Sat)).

Please turn in all money and left-over booklets at this Monday's meeting (Nov 17th).  I need to turn in a count of total booklets sold and return any unsold back to Elder Beerman.

Thank you,

Bill Ferrara

Troop 103 Photo Essay - Acts of Kindness

Scout Families,

Do a good turn daily. We obviously love kind words and actions here at Troop 103, but we also love it when so few words are necessary to get the point across. Please enjoy this photo-essay regarding random acts of kindness.

In the words of someone I once read about: "Go thou and do likewise."
Mr. Allaire

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rock Climbing

The rock climbing trip has been moved to November 22-23, 2014 due to a conflict at Vertical Adventures.

We are in need of adults that can drive for this trip.

Permission Slip and waiver form are located on the Troop 103 Forms page.

******Parents must initial the first page and sign the second page for it to be valid. If there are multiple boys in one family they can be put on one form.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada - Jan 22-25, 2015

Information for this trip is available on the Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada - Jan 22-25, 2015 information page located on the right-hand side of this web site.

The following information is available on the Troop 103 Forms page.
2015 - Owen Sound Information Handout 
Cold Weather Camping Personal Equipment Checklist 

Be sure to check out all of the information.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Helping Hands of Miamisburg

Troop 103 Scouts interested in earning service hours, 
please talk with Mr. Vincent concerning the following:

Service Opportunity 

Help dispense food items for Christmas

Miamisburg Helping Hands
(224 E. Maple St., Miamisburg, Ohio)


10 am – 3 pm

224 E. Maple Ave

Sign up will begin at the Troop Meeting on November 3rd

Monday, October 06, 2014

Wreath Laying - Community Service

Hillgrove Union Cemetery and local Boy Scout Troop #103 are teaming up to offer a new wreath program as a way of decorating grave sites for the 2014-15 holiday and winter season. Community members are invited to purchase wreaths to beautify the grave site of their loved ones.

Wreath Laying at Hillgrove Union Cemetery 1002 E. Central Avenue Miamisburg, Oh 45342

When: Saturday December 6th
Where: Meet at the church at 7:30am to go to Hillgrove Cemetery at 7:40am
Start Time: Wreath Laying starts at 8am
End Time: Goes until completed--(You will be driven back to the church afterward to be  picked up ).
Why: 100-150 Veterans grave will be decorated with wreaths in remembrance and to honor the Veterans from Miamisburg who have served.
Who: As many Troop #103 scouts as we can get to volunteer their time.

Please take an hour or two out of your morning and join us in giving back to those who gave us more than we can ever repay them for.

Please reply to Maribeth Simpson at or 937-286-9582 if you are able to attend and if an adult if you are able to drive to the cemetery and back.

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