Troop 103 Calendar

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rocky's Run for Freedom


This Saturday, May 28th, is Rocky's Run for Freedom 5K.

Ronald M. and Clayton S. will be running in the race. Clayton plans on carrying the Troop 103 flag during the race.

Paul "Rocky" Zanowick II was a member of Troop 103, a Miamisburg High School graduate, and a Marine Corporal who made the ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us. He was killed in Nahre Saraj District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on June 3, 2011.

In support of one of our own, Troop 103 will also be manning a water station for the race. Having 5-6 Scouts would be great.

We will meet at 7:20am at Library Park (by the stage of the Carnegie building), get our instructions, and go to our station.

After, plan to get picked-up at Library Park around 10:30am.

So far we only have 2 "maybes" signed up. It would be a shame if that's all that shows up. Please respond to this email if you are able to help.

Bill Ferrara

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jordan K. Eagle Scout Project

Jordan K. Eagle Scout Project
When: June 25
Where: West Carrolton by the pool.
What: To build sets for a park
Who: I will need 10-15 Scouts and 3-5 adults

More information to follow...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Aaron K. Eagle Scout Project

Aaron K. Eagle Scout Project

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016
            10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Wilson Park, West Carrollton

Who: 10 Scouts and 4 Adults

Please come ready with cargo shorts or jeans and a t-shirt. Please also bring gloves and a shovel if you are able. We will be working with mulch and gravel. We will plant a couple of trees also.

If you have questions and need to RSVP, please text 937-972-1854.

Also email me at Thank you.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Brody’s Eagle Scout Project: Phase 2

Who: Approx. 25 Scouts and adult leaders will be needed

What: Clearing and widening an existing trail

When: June 4, 2016 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Where: Miamisburg Middle School
6886 Miamisburg-Springboro Road, Miamisburg, OH

Why: To create a safe environment for classes to learn

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rocky's Run for Freedom 5K - May 28, 2016


Rocky's Run for Freedom 5K
May 28, 2016
9:00 AM
Library Park
Miamisburg, Ohio

You must register for the race by going to:

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ronald M. Eagle Scout Court of Honor

The Court of Honor will be held on June 5th at St. James at 3:00 PM. Dinner will be provided immediately after the ceremony. Please RSVP by May 30th via email or call.

Friday, May 20, 2016

White Water Kayaking

To support this outing the Patrol Leaders Council and the Troop Committee have envisioned and endorsed moving the two Monday Meetings to Eastwood Metro Park. (June 6 and June 13). The Troop will leave St. James at 5:45 PM each Monday evening. We will return at 9:15-9:30 each night. The details below are for those that elect to participate in the White Water Kayaking, plans for the rest of the Troop are still being determined.

Whitewater Warehouse in Dayton will work with us on the first two Monday nights in June, June 6 and June 13, we would meet at Eastwood Metropark. The first Mondaynight at 6:30 we would practice kayaking skills on the lake. The second Monday night we would meet at 6:30 at Eastwood Metropark and travel down the Mad River starting half a mile above the white water feature. Depending upon how well everybody does getting through the white water feature we may have multiple times to go through it. After passing through the white water feature we would kayak 3 miles down the Mad River to Whitewater Warehouse's store. They will supply the kayaks and safety gear in 3 to 4 instructors for each night. The cost for this trip would be $25 per person per Monday night. The first Monday night anyone that wanted to could participate for a cost of $25. The second Monday Night those that participated the first Monday in training could pay an additional $25 and travel down to Mad River for a total cost of $50 for four hours of kayaking instruction, lake training, and white water kayaking. The second Monday night run down the Mad River is optional but only for those that have participated in the training on the first Monday night.

I've spent quite a bit of time working with Bernie at Whitewater warehouse to put together a plan that would suit our needs and contain the cost to something reasonable.

I will have Kayaking waivers and life jacket sizing along with Troop permission slips to send out soon. I wanted to get this information out since Monday, May 23, is the only meeting between now and the first outing scheduled June 6,2016.

To kayak you need to pass the BSA Swim Test and be a swimmer. Most likely we will meet at the Miamisburg Pool Tuesday, May 31st and/or Thursday June 2nd.
Don't hesitate to ask question via email or feel free to call me.

Mr. Crawford

Chemistry Merit Badge


I will be offering the Chemistry merit badge at Centerville High School on Saturday, June 18th. If you are interested, please keep reading…

Plan to arrive at CHS a few minutes before 9:00 and come in the front doors of the high school (behind the flag pole). My room/lab is to the right and Ethan will be there directing you where to go. It is my plan to complete the merit badge with only one prerequisite to be completed ahead of time. We will begin at 9:00 and I plan to finish by 2:00 at the very latest. Plan to bring a lunch and drinks for the day. The cost will be $5. I need an email letting me know no later than Friday, June 3rd that you plan to attend so I can order supplies.

Pre-Requisite 4a - Cut a round onion into small chunks. Separate the onion chunks into three equal portions. Leave the first portion raw. Cook the second portion of onion chunks until the pieces are translucent. Cook the third portion until the onions are caramelized, or brown in color. Taste each type of onion. Describe the taste of raw onion versus partially cooked onion versus caramelized onion. Explain what happens to molecules in the onion during the cooking process. (We will discuss what happens, but the cooking/tasting portion should be completed ahead of time.)

PLEASE NOTE – You will be a guest in my lab. I have the same expectations for you that I have for my students. One experiment in particular calls for the use of a strong acid. If you fail to follow directions and/or play around in the lab, you will leave – I will call your parents and you will go home. I hope we have a great time and you all walk away glad you came, but I cannot risk the safety of any person in the lab. You are to wear closed toe shoes and I will provide goggles, aprons and/or gloves as needed.

Please let me know if you have questions,
Ms. Summers

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Troop Pictures

Scouts and Parents,

Ami Vogel and I would like to start a photo database of sorts and the purpose is two-fold. First, we would like to see slide shows at every Court of Honor and sometimes tracking down these photos is not easy. Second, we are planning to create a file for every scout so when his Eagle Court of Honor rolls around we will have plenty of pictures ready to go. This is (hopefully) going to be a large, ongoing project but if it is to be successful we need YOUR help! We need your pictures! Any and all events are welcome - Court of Honors, meetings, camp outs, activities, merit badge courses, etc. Anything to do with scouting is welcome.

We can accept photo memory cards, CD's, email and USB drives with pictures. If you hand us a memory card, CD or USB - you will get it back after we copy the pictures. Choose the format that works the best for you and let us know.

Please start sending us your photos!

Thanks so much!
Ami and Julie

Monday, May 09, 2016

New Library Procedures

Troop 103,

As troop librarian, I have created procedures on how to check out merit badge books from our new mobile library cart. If you would like to check out a book, please follow the attached procedures. These procedures can also be found on the website. Please use this e-mail to notify me that you have checked out a book if I am not at the meeting.


Brody O