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Year 2024

January

tobogganing/Camp Chief Little Turtle

For this event the scouts will camp at Camp Chief Little Turtle in Angola, IN and travel to nearby Pokagon State park to ride toboggans.

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camp chief little turtle

February

Pack 285 Crossover

This event will be held at Saint John The Baptist Church in Tipp City, OH. At this event new scouts will cross over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Our scouts will be there to welcome them into the troop as they cross over the symbolic bridge.

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Saint John The Baptist Church

February

Scout Sunday

This event will be held at the Church of the Scout's choice. Scout Sunday is an opportunity for scouts to attend services in uniform, conduct a flag ceremony, speak about Scouting, and present religious awards.

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Vandalia United Methodist Church

February

Real Life First Aid/Monroe Grange

Real life First Aid will be held at Monroe Grange in Tipp City, OH. At this event the scouts are presented with real life first aid situations and have to react with proper first aid in a timely manner.

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monroe grange

March

Scouting for Food/Tipp City

Scouting for Food is our biggest service project of the year. This service project consists of 2 Saturdays. On the first Saturday the scouts pass out door hangers to every house in Tipp City. On the second Saturday the scouts collect all donated food items from all the houses that have sat food outside. This year we collected ?lbs of food for Needy Baskets food pantry.

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scouting for food

April

Indoor Skydiving/Camp Friedlander

For this event the scouts will be camping at Camp Friedlander in Loveland, OH. The scouts will be taking the STEM Nova program at IFly where they will learn the science behind skydiving and get to take 2 flights in the indoor skydiving tunnel.

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IFly indoor skydiving

May

Fishing/Chenoweth Trails

The Fishing main event is held at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville, OH. The scouts put all of their fishing knowledge to the test as they attempt to catch fish (everyone catches a fish at this pond).

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chenoweth trails

May

Memorial Day Weekend/Tipp City

On Saturday the scouts place flags on the graves of veterans at Maple Hill Cemetery. On Monday the scouts participate in the Memorial Day parade.

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memorial day

June

Summer Camp/Camp Chief Little Turtle

This years summer camp will be held at Camp Chief Little Turtle in Angola, IN. At summer camp the scouts work on completing merit badges, team building exercises, rank advancement requirements, and of course having fun with friends.

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camp chief little turtle

July

Paddle Sports/Camp Birch

The Paddle Sports main event will be held at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch in Yellow Springs, OH. The scouts will go on a 5 mile canoe trip down the Mad River.

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canoe

August

Caving/Marengo Caves

The Caving event will be held at Marengo Caves in Marengo, IN. Scouts will be exploring the "wild" cave filled with mud, water, tight spaces, and all the adventure they can handle.

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marengo caves

September

Mumfest/Tipp City

Mum Fest is the big fundraiser of the year for the scouts. Starting in August the scouts begin selling mums to be painted on driveways. September begins the painting all the way up to Mum Fest. At Mum Fest the scouts run a Cobbler Booth.

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mum

October

Wilderness Survival/Camp Michaels

Wilderness Survival will be held at Camp Michaels. The scouts will learn how to survive in the wilderness with only the things around them. They will build there own shelter and sleep in that shelter one night.

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camp michaels

November

Turkey Bowl/Redmen Picnic Grounds

Turkey Bowl will be held at the Redmen Picnic Grounds in Troy, OH. For this event the scouts spend the day cooking a Thanksgiving meal that they will share with their families that evening.

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redmen's lodge

December

Yearly Planning/Miami County YMCA - Robinson Branch

The Yearly Planning event will be held at Cricket Holler Scout Camp in Dayton, OH. At this event the scouts plan all the next years events.

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Miami County YMCA - Robinson Branch


Year 2023

January

Real Life First Aid/Monroe Grange

Real life First Aid will be held at Monroe Grange Banquet Hall Tipp City, OH. At this event the scouts are presented with real life first aid situations and have to react with proper first aid in a timely manner.

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monroe grange

February

Pack 285 Crossover

This event will be held at Saint John The Baptist Church in Tipp City, OH. At this event 10 new scouts will cross over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Our scouts will be there to welcome them into the troop as they cross over the symbolic bridge.

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Saint John The Baptist Church

February

Scout Sunday

This event will be held at United Methodist Church in Vandalia, OH. Scout Sunday is an opportunity for scouts to attend services in uniform, conduct a flag ceremony, speak about Scouting, and present religious awards.

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Vandalia United Methodist Church

February

Caving/Marengo Caves

The Caving event will be held at Marengo Caves in Marengo, IN. Scouts will be camping in cabins and exploring the "wild" cave filled with mud, water, tight spaces, and all the adventure they can handle.

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marengo caves

March

Scouting for Food/Tipp City

Scouting for Food is our biggest service project of the year. This service project consists of 2 Saturdays. On the first Saturday the scouts pass out door hangers to every house in Tipp City. On the second Saturday the scouts collect all donated food items from all the houses that have sat food outside. This year we collected 3157lbs of food for Needy Baskets food pantry.

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scouting for food

April

Backpacking/Camp Birch

The Backpacking event will be held at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch Scout Camp in Yellow Springs, OH. The scouts will go on a 6 - 8 mile hike at adjoining John Bryan State Park. This hike is done wearing full backpack.

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camp birch

May

Wilderness Survival/Camp Birch

Wilderness Survival will be held at Camp Birch Scout Camp in Dayton, OH. The scouts will learn how to survive in the wilderness with only the things around them. They will build there own shelter and sleep in that shelter one night.

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cricket holler

May

Memorial Day Weekend/Tipp City

On Saturday the scouts place flags on the graves of veterans at Maple Hill Cemetery. On Monday the scouts participate in the Memorial Day parade.

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memorial day

June

Summer Camp/Camp Berry

This years summer camp is being held at Camp Berry Scout Camp in Findlay, OH. At summer camp the scouts work on completing merit badges, team building exercises, rank advancement requirements, and of course having fun with friends.

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camp berry

June

Brighton's Eagle Project Phase 1

Brighton will be creating a retreat in the woods at Ginghamsburg Church for his Eagle project. For phase 1 of the project the trail was cut and cleared into the woods. Then rocks were dug up to line the creek and build a fire pit.

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Eagle project group photo

July

Cycling/Hueston Woods

The Cycling main event is held at Hueston Woods State Park in Oxford, OH. The scouts go on a bike ride on the bike trails at the state park.

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hueston woods

July

Court of Honor/YMCA Miami County - Robinson Branch

Court of honor is a troop event held to award the scouts all the different achievements they have earned. Whether it be merit badges, ranks, or roles, scouts have the chance at Court of Honor to be recognized for their achievements.

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YMCA

August

Gavyn's Eagle Court of Honor

This is a very special event where Gavyn was honored for his accomplishment of reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. It take a lot of hard work and dedication to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. We are all very proud of Gavyn for earning this high honor. Many stories were told and lots of laughs had.

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The Ark

August

Fishing/Chenoweth Trails

The Fishing main event is held at Chenoweth Trails in Greenville, OH. The scouts put all of their fishing knowledge to the test as they attempt to catch fish (everyone catches a fish at this pond).

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chenoweth trails

September

Brighton's Eagle Project Phase 2

Brighton will be creating a retreat in the woods at Ginghamsburg Church for his Eagle project. For phase 2 of the project the remainder of the brush was cleared and firewood was stacked. A fire pit was constructed with rocks and 3 benches were constructed with materials that were gathered on site.

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Eagle project group photo

September

Mumfest/Tipp City

Mum Fest is the big fundraiser of the year for the scouts. Starting in August the scouts begin selling mums to be painted on driveways. September begins the painting all the way up to Mum Fest. At Mum Fest the scouts run a Cobbler Booth.

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mum

October

Climbing-Indoors/Climb Cincy

The climbing main event will be held at Climb Cincy. Scouts will be learning climbing skills and putting them to use on an indoor climbing wall.

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Climb Cincy

November

Fire Pit Build/YMCA Miami County - Robinson Branch

This event is a service project where the scouts will build a fire pit. This fire pit will be used a lot by the troop for many different things. The fire pit will be located behind the pavilion at the YMCA.

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YMCA

November

Turkey Bowl/Redmen Picnic Grounds

Turkey Bowl will be held at the Redmen Picnic Grounds in Troy, OH. For this event the scouts spend the day cooking a Thanksgiving meal that they will share with their families that evening.

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redmen's lodge

December

Yearly Planning/YMCA Miami County - Robinson Branch

The Yearly Planning event will be held at the YMCA Miami County - Robinson Branch. At this event the scouts plan all the next years events.

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YMCA

December

Court of Honor/YMCA Miami County - Robinson Branch

Court of honor is a troop event held to award the scouts all the different achievements they have earned. Whether it be merit badges, ranks, or roles, scouts have the chance at Court of Honor to be recognized for their achievements.

Click here to see photos
YMCA