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

Troop 103 Calendar

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wilderness Survival Outing - May 9-11, 2014

Troop 103 Wilderness SurvivalOuting 

Where: Shimps Hollow Campsite, Germantown Metro Park
When:  May 9th – 11th 2014

Meet at St. James UMC 5:00pm Friday
Return to St. James UMC 3:30 pm Sunday

Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Participants will need to get a Blue Merit
Badge Card and will have a $5 fee for Saturday dinner and program supplies.

Patrols will need to plan menus and duty rosters for the weekend, food cost
will vary by patrol and by participant in the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge .

Scouts not participating in the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge are
encouraged to attend, but will have to work with the PLC to establish
program and event activities.

Mr. Crawford is organizing the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Outing
he can be reached at (513) 478-1462 or by e-mail RobertLCrawford@aol.com

More information and the permission slip is located on the Troop 103 Forms page.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Indian Lake State Park Camping Trip - June 13-15, 2014

These are Boating Education Courses that are being offered by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  Contact Mr. Weaver for more information.

COURSE: Ohio Boating Education Course
OFFERED BY: ODNR Watercraft Springfield
DATE(S): 4/12/2014 - # OF SESSIONS: 1
TIME: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
COST: $5
LOCATION: Gander Mountain - Huber Heights
8001 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights
Montgomery County
TO REGISTER: Springfield Watercraft Office 937-323-1582

SPECIAL NOTES: Call to register.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An 8-hour class in boating and water safety designed by ODNR Division of Watercraft. It covers the fundamentals of safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids. Pre-registration and a pre-paid materials fee generally are required. Some classes may have additional fees due to site rental.
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COURSE: Ohio Boating Education Course 
OFFERED BY: ODNR Watercraft Springfield
DATE(S): 5/3/2014 - # OF SESSIONS: 1
TIME: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

COST: $5
LOCATION: US Army Corps Visitor Ctr - Caesar Creek
4020 N Clarksville Rd
Waynesville
Warren County

TO REGISTER: Springfield Watercraft Office 937-323-1582

SPECIAL NOTES: Call to register.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An 8-hour class in boating and water safety designed by ODNR Division of Watercraft. It covers the fundamentals of safe boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation. Classes are enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids. Pre-registration and a pre-paid materials fee generally are required. Some classes may have additional fees due to site rental.

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. Mr. Head will coordinate requests for Scoutmaster conferences and boards of review with the Scoutmaster and committee. 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. Marcum 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.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Northern Tier

It may sound like a long way off, but it is time to start planning our next high adventure trip for the summer of 2014. Wilderness Canoe Trip participants must be 14 years old OR completed 8th Grade and be 13 years old by the time of arrival.
We are exploring the possibility of the Northern Tier Boundary Waters, here is a link to learn more about the programs offered.

http://ntier.org/


Our goal is to get an idea of those interested so we can begin researching transportation options and costs as well as crew / trip selection planning.


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.