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

Troop 103 Calendar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Court of Honor - June 1, 2015

Scouts,

The June Court of Honor is only two weeks away. I am e-mailing the different foods and plastic utensils that each patrol needs to bring so we can enjoy some refreshments after the ceremonies. Please bring the items that your patrol has been asked to bring on the night of the Court of Honor (June 1).

Pyromaniacs-snacks

Cobras-desserts

Spartan Monkeys- cups, plates, napkins, plastic ware

Dark Knights- snacks/desserts

Thunderbolts- snacks

Jedi Eagles- cups, plates, napkins, plastic ware

Flying Fruit Ninjas-desserts

Thanks
Paul W.

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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rocky's Run for Freedom and First Aid homework

Good afternoon all,


First let me say "Happy Armed Forces Day" and thank you so very much to those who stepped up and answered the call to serve! I am attending a final meeting for volunteer information on Tuesday for Rocky's Run for Freedom and I am needing to know exactly how many are planning or wanting to assist with volunteering for this event on Saturday May 23rd so I can let the event coordinators know an exact number. 

 Also, those who are planning on running and carrying our troop flag need to discuss with Mr. Crawford making arrangements to retrieve the flag prior to Saturday and running together as a unified patrol as a show of solidarity as a military unit would have done. This would show the proper respect for Rocky and to his family. 

As soon as I have information processed from Tuesday's meeting 5-19-15, I will be sending it out to the troop. I am hoping to also get the route information that night as well.

Now, in regards to the First Aid homework that was assigned from the night we discussed the first portion of Poisonous plants in Ohio and how to identify/treat them. I have had 2 Scouts turn their assignment in to me. This is for all Scouts regardless of whether or not you have completed the First Aid Merit Badge because we can all use a refresher on our skills (hence why we have a skill at our meetings). 

The assignment was to acknowledge the 5 Types of Poisonous Plants discussed and something that you did not already know about them (hint: you can list just one type of the berries not all of them).

The other part of the assignment is to tell what the signs/symptoms of one of the 5 Poisonous Plants and how to treat the symptoms of one of the 5 Poisons Plants. I do not want this assignment typed!!!! This is to be hand written so I know you did your own work and didn't just copy paste. Mr. Mize has posted the Power Point used for the presentation on the troop website. If you do not have access to a computer, please let me know so other arrangements can be made.

Thank you,
Ms. Simpson

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Eagle Scout - Joey M.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Joey M.


Troop 103's Newest Eagle Scout!


 Job Well Done!




Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ROCKY’S RUN FOR FREEDOM 5K
RUN/WALK

MAY 23RD, 2015 STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9 AM

Race proceeds will benefit:

- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

- Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

- The Uriah Edward Zanowick

More information is available via the flyer/registration form located on the Troop 103 Forms page.

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.