Team Building at Klondike 2015

Team workScouts performed numerous activities at this year’s Klondike Polar Vortex.  It was a wonderful day with plenty of snow already on the ground.  The scouts practiced team building by attempting to maneuver a course while standing on two 2X6 planks.  The scouts have to work in unison in order move.  The trick is not to fall.

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2015 Klondike Bullet Mold

BulletThis year’s bullet mold station was staffed by Mr. L,  Anthony W, Chris J, Eric B, and Erik O. The bullet mold station was just before the rifle range.

Participants were able to cast a .485 caliber lead round. The scouts took a round down to the range where they loaded and fired one of the black powder rifles

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Bullet Mold Station, Klondike ’14

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Erik O, Chris J, Eric B, Eric K & Mr. K staffed the Bullet Mold Station at HW’s Klondike 2014.  Under a pop up canopy in the woods near the Range, and in extreme winter weather, T-75’s Klondike Staff shared casting secrets and showed participants how to cast their own .485 caliber rounds. Participants cast at least two lead “balls” which they then took to the Range and fired from one of the Troop .50 caliber black powder  “Hawkins” rifles.

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Black Powder Shoot, Klondike ’14

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Once again, Troop 75 ran the Bullet Mold and Black Powder Shoot for the Headwaters District Klondike.  Temperatures were low, snow was heavy at times, but everyone had fun.  Thanks to the Scouts and BP Instructors from Troop 75 for bringing this event to all in attendance.  The station was so busy all day that we could only find the time to take a picture of the last group of shooters for the day.

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Valerie The Velociraptor Debuts at Webelos Woods

Valerie at WWs with Staff

Troop 75 Scouts ran the Shooting Sports Stations (Static Display/Safety, Archery, Air Rifle & Valerie) at Headwaters Webelos Woods October 4~6, 2013 at Camp Stigwandish.  Thanks to a Grant from the Nat’l Willd Turkey Federation (NWTF)  the Troop acquired this “Exotic” archery target from Rhinehart Targets

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Troop Shooting Sports Camp Out a Success & Webelos Woods Shooting Sports Coming Up

Solon Rifle Camp Out
The Troop had another successful Shooting Sports Camp Out hosted by the Solon Sportsman Association at their range facilities in Ashtabula. Troop members will, once again, run the Shooting Sports events at the upcoming Webleos Woods at Camp Stigwandish on the weekend of October 4th.

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VFW Flag Retirement: Veteran’s Park Sunday 9/8 @ 11:00AM

The Troop has been asked to join the VFW at Veteran’s Park this coming Sunday.  Scouts should arrive at Veteran’s Park 11am to help set up and be in full Class A’s.  Expect to be there for approximately 3-4 hours.

UPDATE: Here are a few pictures from the ceremony.  Those scouts that attended did a fantastic job retiring a large number of flags and the VFW Post was very appreciative of our scouts assistance.  Click on the pictures to see full size images.

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Troop Meeting – Tuesday June 18

The June 18 Meeting will be held at 7:30 at Morton Pool – 9325 Rosemary Ln Mentor, OH 44060. Please note the time (our meetings are normally at 7:00).

Scouts attending summer camp can take their swim test and should wear their Class B shirts and swimwear.

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New and Improved

Hi Everyone. As you have noticed, the website was down for a bit after it was hacked by some folks with nothing better to do. Thankfully, we have been able to slowly restore most of the functionality and content that was available in the past. We’ll continue to work on that, but I would encourage that if you have suggestions for improvement, you share them with the troop boy or adult leadership.

On the bright side, the interruption forced us to change some things. The format of the new site is more conducive to hand-held computing devices. You should be able to access the entire site from your iWhatever, or your droid device as long as you can get to the site itself.

Another positive, we have changed the calendar functionality. We are still working out the kinks, but you should now be able to subscribe or add the calendar to your personal calendars. We are using Google Calendar, so if you have a Gmail account, you can find instructions on how to add the calendar here If you have a ios (apple) device, you should look here.

This will allow us to have the boy leadership more involved in directly managing the calendar information, with the possibility that the leadership team will be able to update the calendar during PLC meetings (so long as our wireless router in the church is cooperating).

We will work to update/add content as time goes by, so again, please share your suggestions with troop leadership.

YIS

Bob

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Our Website…

As you have probably noticed, our website looks different today. The site was hacked recently, which caused a bit of trouble for our administrator, and has been a major inconvenience for our members and their families. We have taken steps to protect the site from this sort of attack in the future, and are in the process of updating some features to be a little more user friendly. Look for an updated calendar page by Sunday, and continued refinements inthe coming weeks.

Thanks for your patience, and thanks to Frank McGee for working to get things back up and running.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
18
Sat
6:00 pm P-75 Crossing/ B&G
P-75 Crossing/ B&G
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
William O. to cross (parents: Chris & Julie O) & maybe 1-2 more
Apr
19
Sun
4:00 pm Michael T Eagle COH – Mentor Sen... @ Senior Center
Michael T Eagle COH – Mentor Sen... @ Senior Center
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mentor Senior Center The fire pit dedication is at 4:30 and the Eagle ceremony is at 5:00 with a reception following.
Apr
21
Tue
7:00 pm Troop Meeting
Troop Meeting
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What: Cooking #3 cooking competition Who: Zach, Austin, and Brandon
Apr
24
Fri
6:00 pm Dayton Air Force Museum & Base C... @ Wright-Patterson
Dayton Air Force Museum & Base C... @ Wright-Patterson
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm
The Air and Space museum does not have an entrance fee. This is an occasion where a small amount of spending money for the 3D theatre ($8) would make sense. Drivers will be needed!  We will tent camp at the
7:00 pm Scoutmaster Specific Training – ...
Scoutmaster Specific Training – ...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm
April 20 is the deadline to sign up
Apr
25
Sat
8:30 am Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at QM Building (next to parking lot) to perform much needed maintenance & improvement tasks at our Camp Stigwandish.  A “Beaver Engineer’s Mtg”, to discuss & decide proposed projects will be at 7:00pm at the
Apr
28
Tue
7:00 pm Troop Meeting & OA Elections
Troop Meeting & OA Elections
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting & OA Elections   What: backpack presentation Who: AT people
May
1
Fri
7:00 pm Headwaters District Spring Camproee @ Camp Stigwandish
Headwaters District Spring Camproee @ Camp Stigwandish
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – May 3 @ 10:00 am
The theme for the Spring Camporee is “Tough as a Boy Scout”. Your troop/crew should come to the camporee prepared to compete against other Headwater District units. The events will challenge your mastery of scouting’s most basic skills. Those skills that all scouts
May
5
Tue
7:00 pm Troop Meeting
Troop Meeting
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting What: Fire building Who: John 0., Anthony, and Graden
May
12
Tue
5:30 pm Grt Am Clean Up – Mentor Lagoons...
Grt Am Clean Up – Mentor Lagoons...
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet at 5:30 at Mentor Lagoons Yacht Club Parking Lot, 8365 Harbor Dr, Mentor, OH 44060 (north on Harbor Dr. off of Lakeshore just west of Hopkins).  Class B’s, bring work gloves, platex sink gloves, personal hand sanitizer, water bottle (and way
May
19
Tue
7:00 pm Troop Meeting
Troop Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting What: Flag etiquette Who: Justin G. Joey, and Jack
May
23
Sat
8:30 am Beaver Days – Camp Stigwandish –...
Beaver Days – Camp Stigwandish –...
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at QM Building (next to parking lot) to perform much needed maintenance & improvement tasks at our Camp Stigwandish.  A “Beaver Engineer’s Mtg”, to discuss & decide proposed projects will be at 7:00pm at the
May
26
Tue
all-day Final Summer Camp Payment Due!
Final Summer Camp Payment Due!
May 26 – May 27 all-day
Blue Ridge Mtn Scout Reservation in VA, is one of the most popular Summer Camp programs available and, as a result, they have a very early, and strict deposit/payment schedule.  In order to secure both Scout & Parent at Blue
7:00 pm Troop Meeting
Troop Meeting
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting What: How to clean troop gear Who:  Joe, Anthony, and Justin D.
May
29
Fri
5:30 pm New Scout Camp Out – Camp Stigwa...
New Scout Camp Out – Camp Stigwa...
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – May 31 @ 11:30 am
Location: Camp Stigwandish, Madison, Ohio – Grand River Site.  New Scouts will learn basic Scout, Camp, Cooking, Team Building & Safety Skills at the Mtg’s leading up to this camp out and then demonstrate these skills at the camp out.
Jun
5
Fri
4:00 pm AT Trek 2015
AT Trek 2015
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm
Annual AT Hike of the Appalachian Mountains.  See Mr. Sheehy for details
Jun
7
Sun
8:00 am Buckeye Council NYLT – Camp McKi...
Buckeye Council NYLT – Camp McKi...
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm
Buckeye Council Nat’l Youth Leadership Training, see http://www.buckeyecouncil.org/Event.aspx?id=2011
Jun
14
Sun
8:00 am Great Trails Council NYLT – Camp...
Great Trails Council NYLT – Camp...
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm
Great Trails Council Nat’l Youth Leadership Training – Camp Butler
Jun
27
Sat
8:30 am Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at QM Building (next to parking lot) to perform much needed maintenance & improvement tasks at our Camp Stigwandish.  A “Beaver Engineer’s Mtg”, to discuss & decide proposed projects will be at 7:00pm at the
Jul
3
Fri
4:00 pm Geezer AT Hike
Geezer AT Hike
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm
Geezer Patrol will hike a 2nd section of the AT … see Mr. Sheehy for details
Jul
11
Sat
9:00 am Likely Early Departure for Summe...
Likely Early Departure for Summe...
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
In all likelihood, because of the 7 hr. drive to this camp, the Troop will depart a day early on Saturday, July 11th, as the camp allows Troops driving as far away as we are to arrive the day before.  Access
Jul
12
Sun
5:00 am Summer Camp – Blue Ridge Reserva... @ Camp Powhatan
Summer Camp – Blue Ridge Reserva... @ Camp Powhatan
Jul 12 @ 5:00 am – Jul 18 @ 6:30 am
The Troop will attend Summer Camp at Blue Ridge Reservation, Camp Powhatan: 2600 Max Creek Road, Hiwassee, Virginia  24347 For map of camp and directions, see: https://bsa-brmc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/pow%20map%2009b.pdf For video & more information on Camp Powhatan, see: https://bsa-brmc.org/powhatan The “New River Adventure
9:00 am Crew 283 Alaska Trek
Crew 283 Alaska Trek
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – Jul 23 @ 12:00 pm
 
Jul
25
Sat
8:30 am Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Beaver Days – Stigwandish – 8:30am
Jul 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at QM Building (next to parking lot) to perform much needed maintenance & improvement tasks at our Camp Stigwandish.  A “Beaver Engineer’s Mtg”, to discuss & decide proposed projects will be at 7:00pm at the
Jul
26
Sun
8:30 am GCC NYLT – Camp Beaumont
GCC NYLT – Camp Beaumont
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am – Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm
Nat’l Youth Leadership Training – Greater Cleveland Council, see http://councils.scouting.org/Council440/Volunteer/Calendar

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