Troop 103 Calendar

Friday, August 28, 2015

Eagle Fair

Hi everyone: As I mentioned at the Troop meeting this week, an Eagle Fair will be held on September 19, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the training center at Cricket Holler. Attendance is recommended for Star and Life scouts working toward Eagle (and their parents). Attached is a flier with more info.

Mr. Hempfling

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 Popcorn Order Forms


The Scout Shop staff said there's been a problem with the mailing of order forms.
I picked them up today and I'm available to get those to you, upon request, ASAP.

Respond or call 776-3605

Thank You
Kernel Vincent

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Backpacking Sept. 18-20, 2015

Troop 103 Backpacking in Red River Gorge

When: September 18 – 20, 2015

Leaving: Meet at St. James UMC 4:30pm Friday

Return: Return to St. James UMC 4:30 pm Sunday

Fuel, backcountry permits and camping fees are $10 per person

Patrols will need to plan menus and duty rosters for the weekend, food cost will vary by patrol and by the number of participants in the backpacking trek.

Mr. Crawford is organizing the backpacking trek, he can be reached at (513) 478-1462 or by e-mail

Permission slip is located on the Troop 103 Forms page and is due to Mr. Crawford by September 14, 2015.

Nothing teaches “Be Prepared” like backpacking, and The Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky is a premier location. Based on the preliminary interest it looks like we will have two groups, an intermediate, and an advanced group, hopefully all ending up at the same site to camp Saturday night.

The attached permission slip has more details, in an effort to use the patrol method permission slips need to be gathered by patrol leaders (yes even if you are not going). Getting a count of participants early will help the PLC determine what our trek options are, and will help the adults determine transportation needs.

Mr. Crawford

Monday, August 03, 2015

Chief Logan Reservation Video


Matt A. has placed the video from the August Court of Honor on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks Matt!

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. 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.

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.