TROOP 71 NEWS
01 Feb 15 Court of Honor: Food and Drink Assignments
The next Troop 71 Court of Honor will be on Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM in the Fellowship Hall
(main church building downstairs where the parent meetings are held) at Aley Church. All scouts, leaders and
family members are invited to attend. Scout uniform for the day is the Class A uniform including merit badge sash.
We will have a carry-in dinner followed by the presentation of rank and merit badge awards.
Dinner food assignments are by patrol and are as follows:
Main dish - Pirate Patrol
Salad, sides, and vegetable dishes - Duct Tape and Spartan Patrols
Desserts - Mizu Patrol
Soda(four 2-liter bottles per scout) - Fusion and Phoenix Patrols
Let's have a big turn out to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday and all the hard work done
by the scouts and adult leaders over the past several months.
Parents' Meeting Notes
Notes from the 20 January 2015 Troop 71 Parents' Meeting
2015 Summer Camp Selected
The Troop 71 2015 Summer Camp will be at (drumroll please)
Tomahawk Scout Reservation (a.k.a., Camp Tomahawk) in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Some will remember that this is where we went
for summer camp in 2012. A few photos from that 2012 event are posted on Flickr.
Click this link to view those photos from 2012
Go to the Summer Camp webpage
for more information.
Sea Base St. Thomas in 2015 - updated
Update: Scholarship Form added.
There are still scout and adult spots left for Troop 71's trip to Seabase St. Thomas next summer.
Sign up and pay your deposit by Aug 1st to save your spot. After Aug 1, the remaining slots will be offered outside of the troop.
Must be 14 years old or 13 and out of 8th grade by June 14, 2015.
Any questions? -email Cherish Lesko at
Here is the application for a $300 scholarship for the SeaBase trip
. It is due to SeaBase by January 15 and requires a
Unlike the Philmont scholarships, there is nothing in the packet that indicates that each crew can only have one scholarship
receipient so as many that wish to apply can.
What Happens When A Scout Sells More Than $400 In Popcorn?
He gets to throw a whipped cream pie at the Troop 71 Scoutmaster!
E-mail Blast Archives
See the link on the left side for the page where we are now beginning to archive the e-mail blasts sent out from Info(at)Troop71.info. The goal
is to keep a copy of the messages for future reference. At this time, the thought is to keep only the e-mail blasts from the previous
twelve months. This is to keep disk-space usage at a reasonable level.
We're going to start the archive with the December 2014 messages.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
Merit Badge Trail Drive 2015
The 2015 Chillicothe District Merit Badge Trail Drive will be held Feb 7, Feb 21 and Mar 7 (8:30 am - 12:15 pm)
(Scouts must attend all three days to earn the badge. Also, see the Pre-requisites list below.)
at the Greene County Career Center (2960 West Enon Rd -- Xenia, OH 45385)
For new scouts and parents, this is a great way for scouts to earn merit badges (many Eagle Required badges offered) in just three classes!
Cost: $5.00/scout (can pay by credit card on line)
-- Short opening ceremony and announcements at 8:30 am
-- Class Period 1 is from 8:45 am - 9:45 am
-- Class Period 2 is 10:00 am - 11:00 am
-- Class Period 3 is from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.
(Classes are one hour each with 15 minutes between classes.)
Registration opens on Nov 1, 2014. Go to this website to register:
General Info and Merit Badge Pre-Requisites (scouts should complete these prior to the trail drive):
Merit Badge Schedule (check out the schedule and preplan your schedule before registering):
BSA Annual Health and Medical
is the new Boy Scouts of America Annual
Health and Medical Record.
If you or your son is attending Summer Camp
(or any scout event
lasting more than 72 hours) and have not yet completed the Annual
Health and Medical Record, please use the new form found on
(This has Parts A, B, and C)
- Instructions are posted on
- Also, please note these Risk Factors found on
For events shorter than 72 hours, use this form
(This has Parts A and B only)
For High Adventure events, use the appropriate form.
Florida Sea Base
, plus the
PADI Medical Statement
Philmont Training Center
(or this form for
Limited Back Country
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Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization
Scouts who take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines during a
BSA-sponsored event must have an authorization form on file withTroop 71.
This will give Troop 71 leaders permission to administer the OTC
drugs during the event. Two versions of the authorization form
A generic authorization
that may be used by any BSA troop;
A Troop 71-specific
(same as the generic form, but with Troop 71
MERIT BADGE OFFERINGS
Click here for Merit Badge Counselors of Troop 71
Download the organizer for Merit Badge and Rank Advancement Cards
(use with baseball card
plastic sleeves) - Compliments of Carl Herting
Updated Merit Badge Requirements for Eagle
Merit Badge is now required
for the Eagle Scout rank. All Scouts who did not earn Eagle by the end of
2013 must complete the Cooking merit badge for Eagle, no matter when
they started working on that rank.
Also, after its introduction in the 2013 Jamboree, the
Merit Badge is now an option
. Scouts must earn either the Environmental
Science or Sustainability merit badge as an Eagle Scout requirement.
Scouts may get both merit badges, but only one will count towards
the total number of Eagle-required merit badges.
The minimum number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout will
remain at 21. Scouts must now earn 13 Eagle-required
and 8 elective badges to attain Eagle Scout rank.