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

Troop 103 Calendar

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tips and Reminders for a Great Week at CLR


Welcome to the 2015 Chief Logan Reservation summer camp season! The commissioner staff has created the following list of tips to help all troops, veterans and newcomers, to be as well-prepared as possible. Please consider these ideas as you help your scouts pack and prepare for a safe, healthy, and productive week at camp.


Quick Links:
     Summer Camp Website
     (Just as a reminder, all blue cards must be signed by the Scoutmaster BEFORE a scout can begin working on the merit badge.)


Tips for an Efficient Check-in:
1.    Trailers in camp: As a reminder, for the safety of pedestrians in camp, the ranger’s staff will pull your trailer in and out of your campsite on Sunday (check-in) and Friday afternoon (to begin packing).

2.    Troop Photos: This photo MUST be taken during the check-in process on Sunday. We will take your group photo before the swim checks, so please arrive ready for the photo.

3.    Medical Forms: This year, we will be collecting all forms in the CAMPSITE during initial check-in; this must be completed before the swim checks at Waterfront.
a.    This process will go faster if the forms are already collected, easily accessible, and in alphabetical order. (Feel free to either alphabetize adults and youth together, OR place adult forms on top.)

4.    Swimsuits: Please arrive in swim trunks under or with the Class A uniform; this will speed up our transition from arrival to the swim checks!

5.    Tent and cot set-up: We will begin setting up during medical form collection time in the campsite; however, you WILL be asked to PAUSE this set-up to complete swim checks. There will be more time to finish setting up the campsite after the check-in process is complete and after dinner in the time before the campfire if needed.
a.    Need help getting set up? Your Troop Guide will be on hand to demonstrate and assist with proper tent and cot set-up. If your troop has any trouble completing set-up in a timely manner before campfire, PLEASE alert the staff immediately and we may be able assist.

6.    Dinner & Waiter Call:
a.    Dinner will typically be served at 6:00PM, but will be at 6:30PM on Sunday.
b.    Please have a draft of a duty roster completed before arrival so that some waiters are assigned and ready for waiter call at 6:10PM. Friendship circle call will occur at 6:20PM.


Helpful Schedule Tips:
Day
Theme*
Special Events - Today Only!
Sunday
(No theme)
      Check-in: see previous notes
      Opening Campfire: 9:00PM (chapel at 8:45)
Monday
Camp Day
      (Various program area activities after dinner; please consult updated schedules at camp)
Tuesday
Training Day
      Troop Night Pizzas on sale for after dinner! Order through the trading post @ $9.00/pizza.
Wednesday
OA Day
      Family Night; refer to Leader’s Guide
      OA Call-out ceremony: please turn in names of scouts to the Trading Post (along with any out of council letters) 
      Wednesday Night Campfire: 8:30PM (chapel at 8:15)
Thursday
High Adventure Day
      Frontiersman Rendezvous
      (Various program area activities after dinner; please consult updated schedules at camp)
Friday
Friends Day
(including Frontiersman program/ shirts)
      Chief Logan Highland Games
      Closing Campfire: 8:30PM (chapel at 8:15)
Saturday
(Friends Day continued)
      Check-out begins immediately after breakfast and flag ceremony.
* = Consider this theme while choosing t-shirts!



Other Trading Post FAQ’s:
      Possibles Pouch Kit (for Frontiersman Program): $5
      2015 Camp T-Shirt: $12 for S/M/L, $15 for XL and up. (images of this year’s camp shirt can be viewed here View the images here).
      Troop Photos:
      One photo per troop is free!
      Additional copies for individuals: $8 for photos, $31-36 in frames
      Blue Cards: $15 for an entire pack
      Basketry Merit Badge Kits: $15
      Forge Ticket (Metalworking): $5
      Shotgun Merit Badge: $15
      Shotgun Open Shoot: 0.25/shot

Questions?
Email us at clrcommissioners@gmail.com, or call the Ad building at (740) 702-2272

Yours in Scouting,

Arie Leffel                    Drew Thiele

Commissioner               Camp Director

Monday, May 18, 2015

Historian's Email

Scouts and Leaders,
Hey I'm the historian and I need pictures from the past few camp outs. Please send any pictures to this email address cosshayden@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Hayden C.

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 (doulosthreads@gmail.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. 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.

YIS,
Mr. Marcum

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Requirement Sign Off in Scout Handbook

Everyone,

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.