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

Located at: 401 Carlwood Drive, Miamisburg, OH 45342

Troop 103 Calendar

Monday, May 28, 2018

Warrior Weekend - July 20, 2018

Warrior Weekend

FRIDAY July 20th

Scouts and Adult Leaders needed

Miamisburg Sportsman's Club

6300 S. Union Rd. Miamisburg, OH 45342


Contact Molly Vincent

(937) 416-1027 or

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Summer Camp - June 24-30

Scouts and Parents,

There is still time to signup for Summer Camp....

Please see me at the meeting if you are planning to go to Summer Camp.

Make checks payable to: BSA Troop 103

There is also a $25 activity fee to cover the costs of fuel and some food throughout the week. (including a meal Friday night that we share with the CLR Staff. This is always a great evening and is VERY much appreciated by the CLR Staff. The activity fee can be paid anytime between now and just before we leave for camp.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Mr. Mize

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Northern Tier Trip - June 6-14, 2019

Scouts and Parents,

We are excited to inform you that Troop 103 has been selected in the Northern Tier lottery for a 2019 trip. This high adventure experience will be a priceless memory in your Scouting experience.

In order to participate in BSA high adventure experiences, you must be 14 years old or be 13 and have completed the 8th grade by the day we arrive in Ely, Minnesota on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

This trip should be a little cheaper than previous trips to Philmont and Sea Base since we are planning to drive and not fly. We expect the costs to fall somewhere between $800.00 - $1,000.00 per person.

If you are a Scout or Scout Leader who is interested in going to Northern Tier in 2019, please respond to this email and "cc" Mr. Ferrara. Please do not "reply all".

We have been given two 8 man crews for a total of 16 participants. The majority of each crew must be Scouts. Everything will be on a first-come basis, and we will give preference to adult leaders who have sons going on the trip.

Each participant will need to pay a $100.00 deposit by Friday, February 16th to hold a spot.

I have included a basic itinerary below to give you an idea of how the trip will probably work. Also check out the website. We will be the at the Ely, MN - Charles L. Sommers Canoe Base.

If you have any questions, let us know.
Mr. Osborne -
Mr. Ferarra -
2019 Norther Tier Trip Leaders

Summer Adventures

Basic itinerary of the trip:

Thursday, June 6th – leave early traveling 10-12 hours

Friday, June 7th – leave early and arrive at Ely, MN between 1:00 and 2:00

Saturday, June 8th – hit the trail

Sunday, June 9th – on the water

Monday, June 10th – on the water

Tuesday, June 11th – on the water

Wednesday, June 12th – return to Ely

Thursday, June 13th – depart Northern Tier

Friday, June 14th – return to Miamisburg

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Eagle Palms Requirements Change

Eagle Palms: the official requirements

These are effective Aug. 1, 2017.

After successfully completing your Eagle Scout board of review and being validated as an Eagle Scout by the National Service Center, you will be entitled to receive an Eagle Palm for each additional 5 merit badges you have completed before your Eagle Scout board of review. For these Palms only, it will not be necessary for you to complete any of the requirements stated below.

After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn additional Palms by completing the following requirements.
  1. Be active in the Boy Scouts of America for at least three months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the last Palm was earned. **
  2. Since earning the Eagle Scout rank or your last Eagle Palm, demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Tell how you have done your duty to God and how you have lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law in your everyday life.
  3. Continue to set a satisfactory example of accepting responsibility or demonstrating leadership ability.
  4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm. ***
  5. While an Eagle Scout, participate in a Scoutmaster conference. *


*For Varsity Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “Varsity Scout Coach.” For Venturers working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “crew Advisor.” For Sea Scouts working on Boy Scout requirements, replace “Scoutmaster” with “Skipper.”

**Eagle Palms must be earned in sequence, and the three-month tenure requirement must be observed for each Palm.

***Merit badges earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this requirement.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Merit Badge Application Process

Starting March 7, 2016, the following process will be in place for Scouts wanting to work on a Merit Badge.

1) Scouts are to arrange for a discussion with Scoutmaster in order to

  1. State their desire/plans to work on a merit badge,
  2. Define which merit badge counselor they are planning to work with 
  3. To review some basic expectations of the merit badge process
2) When that Scoutmaster conversation is in place, I will then
  1. Provide them a blue card, 
  2. Ask them to fill out "Application for Merit Badge" section 
  3. Will approve the application by signature
3) Scouts may then arrange to meet with Merit Badge Counselor to begin conversations.

The Scoutmaster will designate additional resources as needed for times of high activity.

The following rules/guidelines are still in place.

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.

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. Kain and Mr. Head

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
  4. Junior Assistant Scoutmaster

NOTE: Adult Leaders or Non-Leader Adults are NOT permitted to sign-off completed requirements for their own scout.