Orienteering at Seven Ranges

Orenteering

During Orienteering Scouts learned how to use a compass and orient a map through a 5 mile course. Also scouts learned how to measure objects using a compass.Overall scouts learned many useful skills and had lots of fun.

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Rapelling at Hocking Hills

Rock HouseThe troop went on its annual climbing and repelling trip. Scouts learned how to tie the knotted leg loop harness and used them this weekend. Also they learned many knots for climbing and rappelling such as the water knot and the grape vine. Although the nights were cold everyone stayed warm eating lasagna,ground hog stew, and other warm food. All of the scouts had fun climbing and rappelling but they also enjoyed visiting the rock house.

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Court of Honor 9-11-2015

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It does not seem possible that it has been 14 years since ‘9/11’ when the older Scouts where in NYC working on Citizenship of the World just 6 week before that fateful day.  Although purely a coincidence of scheduling, the Troop had it’s annual COH this past Friday (9/11) at the Bellflower Park Pavilion (in a driving rain, of course). Incredibly, half of the current Troop’s Scouts where not even born, and the other half were infants, on 9/11. The US Flag in the picture of the current Troop at this COH was a gift from Troop 75 COH 9-11-15Kevin Kleber (on my immediate left, your right, in the 9/11 photo) with a certificate verifying that this flag flew over his base while he was serving a tour in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base

DSC02156 The Troop visited the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Museum. The scouts enjoyed a fun day viewing numerous aircraft.

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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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Upcoming Events

May
3
Tue
7:00 am Law Day – La Malfa – 7am
Law Day – La Malfa – 7am
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Troop may be asked to present colors
7:30 pm Order of the Arrow Elections
Order of the Arrow Elections
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Wapashuwi Lodge Representative will visit T-75 to talk about OA and hold elections.
May
5
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
May
6
Fri
6:00 pm BSA CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR COURSE
BSA CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR COURSE
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 4:00 pm
We need adult help if we are to continue to provide the depth of program offered to our Scouts.  This is particularly true where BSA Rules require certified adult instructors to run programs sucha s Rappelling & Climbing.  This course
May
8
Sun
9:30 am Stig Archery Range Project – 9am...
Stig Archery Range Project – 9am...
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!  T-75 will build a sheltered Archery range for future District Events.  Bring gloves, shovels, Maddox’s, crow & pry bars, hammers, extension cords, cordless drivers, corded drills, skill saws, screw & drill bits,
May
12
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
May 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
May
13
Fri
6:00 pm Scout Camporee @ Stigwandish
Scout Camporee @ Stigwandish
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – May 15 @ 11:00 am
 
May
19
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
May 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
May
20
Fri
5:30 pm New Scout Camp Out – Stigwandish
New Scout Camp Out – Stigwandish
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – May 22 @ 11:00 am
New Scout Camp Out – Camp Stigwandish, Grand River Camp Site – and – the three (3) mtg’s leading up to this camp out will focus on basic Packing, Camping, Tenting, Cooking and Scout Skills & Practices, as well as
May
26
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
May
30
Mon
8:00 am MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet in Heinen’s Parking Lot in Class A’s for Mentor Memorial Day Parade
Jun
2
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
Jun
4
Sat
8:00 am BSA CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR COURSE –...
BSA CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR COURSE –...
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 7:00 am
  The May 6-8 BSA Climbing Instructor Course includes a “Practicum” session on the Rock Face at McConnell’s Mill SP in PA.  If weather prevents us from completing the outdoor portion of the course, this will be the “rain date”
Jun
9
Thu
5:30 pm Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Girdled Rd Reservation Shakedown...
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AT Hikers will meet at Girdled Rd side of Girdled Rd Reservation for 7 mile shake down, gear demonstrations and pack inspections.  Pack as close to actual departure pack as possible to get full benefit of shake down.  This is
Jun
10
Fri
6:00 am Appalachian Trail Trek
Appalachian Trail Trek
Jun 10 @ 6:00 am – Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm
The Troop will take to the AT again for it’s annual backpacking trip.  Scouts who are, or are in very close striking distance of 1st Class & 13 years old are invited to come to AT informational mtg’s & shakedown
Jun
12
Sun
8:00 am GCC NYLT – 1st Course
GCC NYLT – 1st Course
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm
Greater Cleveland Council’s NYLT at Camp Beaumont
Jun
24
Fri
6:00 pm Zip Line @ TBD
Zip Line @ TBD
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 11:00 am
Ziplining and a water balloon fight with lashed catapults.

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