Troop 103 Calendar

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Scouting Families and Adult Leaders,

Common sense tells us training is important, and research shows the importance of trained people in all organizations, especially in the world of Scouting. A trained Scouting participant is knowledgeable and more confident in the role being performed and trained Scouting leaders exhibit a knowledge and confidence that is picked up by people around them. Trained Scout leaders impact the quality of program, Scout safety, participant retention and a whole lot more. A trained organization is better prepared to make the Scouting program all it can be.

Over the past several years, Troop 103 has made solid strides to increase the focus on participant and leader training and to identify and deliver well-planned training opportunities to our Scouts, adult leaders and parents. It is through the combination of solid training sessions and consistent coaching and reinforcement that we all can deliver an outstanding program for our Scout families.

On September 28th, we have two training opportunities that you are highly encouraged to attend. As there has been much work and preparation that have gone into developing the training; your strong attendance and respectful attention is appreciated.

September 28

· 7:45 – 8:15 PM - Diversity in Scouting

Mr. Steven Sherbet – Miami Valley Council Training Committee, Wright Brothers District Training Chair

Mr. Dwight Matlock – Miami Valley Council, Assistant Commissioner of Training

· 8:15 -8:45 - Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)

Officer Doug Sharritts - Miamisburg Police Department, D.A.R.E. Officer

Please mark this date down on your calendar and make special plans to be in attendance.

Adult Leaders: Remember, every Scout we come in contact with deserves a trained leader. Please plan to make time on your schedule to attend both sessions in continued support of our young Scouts. We are very blessed to have you in the Troop program and thank you for all you do to help develop and guide our wonderful young men.

Appreciatively Yours in Scouting,
Mr. Allaire
Scoutmaster Troop 103

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Merit Badge Trail


If you have nothing to do on a Saturday well I have news for you! Are you looking to earn some merit badges this fall? 2015 Merit Badge Trail

Sunwatch District is hosting their annual Merit Badge Trail at the Dayton Engineers Club. Scouts that meet the criteria can earn badges during three weekends this fall. For more information...follow the link.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Horseback riding trip reminder

Hello Scouts,

A friendly reminder that all people that are interested in going on the horseback riding trip in November needs to send Mrs. Simpson an email by Tuesday the 22nd if you are going.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Popcorn Sales and Information

Scouts and Parents,

Listed below is important dates for the Popcorn Sales.
If you have any questions or need popcorn for a Show and Sell, Contact Mr. Vincent

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 Popcorn Order Forms


See Mr. Vincent for Popcorn Order Forms at a Troop meeting or 
call 937- 776-3605

Thank You
Kernel Vincent

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.