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 Last Updated: 03/23/15 13:46    Serving scouts from Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, Seven Hills, and North Royalton, Ohio

New: Campout details. .  

Eagle Scout Project Planning Guide
Getting Started with Troop 652 
OA Lodge 17
Tinnerman ('09/'07/'06/'04) 
('07 / '03)
Sea Base
Northern Tier

Troop 652 Whasup?       (Crew News - New Crew Website)

News:  (updated as the info comes in)  

There are 2 openings on the Philmont Crew as of Jan 2, 2014


The 2013 and 2014 photos are being uploaded.  Not done yet.


We're currently looking for people to apprentice as:
bulletCommittee Chair and/or Committee Members
bulletAdvancement Chair (usually 1)

Animated Knots    Scout Site with Videos for Ranks through 1st Class.

bulletAdult Training Opportunities.
bulletSee Greater Cleveland Council List
bulletYouth Training Opportunities
bulletSee Complete List of Online Courses
bulletDen Chief Online Training
bulletCheck this out.  Alton Brown (Food Network, Parade Magazine) on scouts and cooking.  Click Here.
bulletPosition Log (new!)
bulletMar. 4, Regular meeting
bulletSkills:  T21 Lashings and other requirements


bulletMar. 7, Merit Badge MIdway

bulletMar. 11, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills:  trailer cleanout. Library prep for summer camp
bulletMar. 17, St. Patrick's Day
bulletMar 18, Regular meeting
bulletSkills:  Bowline. Gear check?
bulletMar. 22, Pancake Breakfast fundraiser and service 


bulletMar. 25 Regular meeting
bulletSkills:  half hitch test, father son planning: food and activities
T21 fitness test
bulletMar. 27-29, Father-Son campout at 7 Ranges Scout Reservation.
bulletDetails and Permission slip

April. Advancement
bulletApr 1. No meeting. Holy week
bulletApr 5, Easter Sunday
bulletApr 8, No meeting. Spring Break
bulletApr 15. Regular Meeting
bulletSkills:  ice rescue test. ceremony training: COH prep. orient a map
bulletApr 22. Court of Honor and Summer Camp kickoff
bulletSkills:  Communications
bulletSpecial: Parents encouraged to attend. 
bulletApr 29, Regular meeting
bulletSkills:  frap test. Canoe safety


FAQ (09/2006) 

 Policies & Procedures (05/02/02)

Who We Are (1/12/05)

Help Wanted

Eagle Scout Honor Roll

Errors & Omissions

Merit Badges

Planning Sheet


St. Basil the Great
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm

Check the parish calendar site for the latest changes

Troop 652

Scoutmaster: Cliff Bellmore 

Asst. Scoutmasters:  
 Dee Nemeth  | 
Ed Sowers  
Katrina Yeigh

Crew 652

Advisor: Shawna Melnykowski 

Fingerprinting & Background Checks 

All registered adults are being required to provide fingerprints and submit to Criminal Background checks.

Fingerprinting Cover letter
Consent Form (due before fingerprinting)

Info on state law re: volunteer background checks.

 Background Check Consent Form - Fingerprint & Criminal Records Check Consent.

Adults, see fingerprint
notice wrt new state law
(Do Right-click, save-as)

Related Cub Scout Packs

Pack 378 - St. Michael's

Brecksville-Broadview Hts:
Pack 652 - Hilton 

Life Skills selected by scouts

1) Shoe Care, 2) Chop Veggies, 3) Iron Clothes, 4) Repair zippers

Done: 2014: Neckties, Sewing buttons, darn clothes 

Scout Parents:

I found a brief summary describing how parents can be involved in their son's scouting experience - scan down the left to see what best describes your situation, then scan the possibilities for your involvement. Click Here.

Pages extracted from the "Scout Parenting Book"

We'll need some parent/adult volunteers to learn the Committee positions from the current people so that we won't lose any knowledge as people graduate from the troop.  We need to "Be Prepared."  We'll probably schedule a parent meeting to ask for people to staff committee positions and "events" (like Popcorn, Brecksville Home Days Pop Sale and Summer Camp Family Night dinner) and putting outings together like the Gettysburg trip, etc.)

Youth Protection Training

You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training. To take Youth Protection training go to and create an account. From the portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training.

Upon completion, you may print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council.

When your volunteer application is approved, you will receive a BSA membership card which includes your member ID number. After you receive your membership card, log back into MyScouting, click on My Profile and update the system by inputting your member ID number. This will link your Youth Protection training records, and any other training, in MyScouting to your BSA membership.


Coming Attractions:
bulletBadges as a Troop: Cooking, First Aid, Personal Fitness, Electricity, Citizenship of the Nation, Citizenship of the World, Environmental Science
bulletSkills as voted: 
1) Ties, 2) Shoe Care, 3) Chop Veggies, 4) Sew patches, darn clothes, 5) Iron Clothes, 6) Repair zippers 


bulletDates Parish Center not available for troop meetings: Sept. 3, ...

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All meetings will be in the Parish Center   Click here to see the St Basil Campus satellite map.


Merit Badge Midway is March 7
bulletMar. 7, Merit Badge MIdway

Midway Flyer and registration information

Midway badges and prerequisites list

This message is from Mike Reville, our TC District Boy Scout Advancement Chair, and is specifically addressing the Merit Badge Midway this coming Saturday (March 7), at the Independence Civic Center 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Any boy scouts planning to attend must go online and register quickly or they will be turned away on Saturday if we reach our capacity!

Information and online registration can be found here: Merit Badge Midway Link

Subject: Merit Badge Midway Troop Leaders. The on-line registration is filling up fast. Due to fire restrictions we have to reduce the number of people in attendance. If you have Scouts that want to attend, registration must be done by 8:00 am Thursday. We may have to turn away walk in scouts. Please remind Scout parents to drop Scouts. If they are attending a training session themselves, they are welcome. 



Feb 2015 February. 
bulletFeb. 4, Regular Meeting
bulletFeb. 11, Regular Meeting
bulletFeb. 16, Presidents Day
bulletFeb 18, (Ash Wednesday) No meeting )as of the 18th.
bulletFeb. 21, Pack 378 Blue & Gold, (Saturday) 5 p.m. - 8
bulletFeb 25, Patrol Leader Council. Planning - Not a regular meeting.
bulletSign-ups:  Philmont Payment #3 due
bulletPhilmont Crew Gear check
bulletSign Blue cards for Merit Badge Midway participants.
bulletBackpackers Shop Boy Scout Bash.  Click here for Flyer

This flyer to you all. It shows some specials being offered the last Saturday in February for Scouts and Troop Leaders. There will be a store-wide discount as well as some specials with purchases. Free food, possibly some seminars and lots of fun! There will also be an eagle scout on staff that day should there be any questions about Philmont that parents may have as far as what gear/what to expect.
Jan 2015 January. 
bulletJan. 7, No Meeting
bulletJan. 11, Jakob Nypaver Eagle Court of Honor.  2 p.m. FLC.
bulletJan. 14, Regular Meeting
bulletSign-ups:  Turn in Popcorn Money.
bulletJan. 19, MLK Day
bulletJan 21
bulletSign-ups:  Philmont Payment #2 due
bulletJan 28
bulletJan 31, St. Basil Service. 
bullet6 pm - 9
bulletSimilar to what we do at the Fall Fest.  Handle the beverages and trash.
Dec. 2014
bulletDec 3. Climbing and Pizza Party at Kendall Cliffs Indoor Climbing Wall.
bulletDec 3. Almost a regular meeting.  Personal Fitness Merit Badge testing and Webelos welcome/paperwork session.
bulletDec. 4. Climbing and Pizza Party at Kendall Cliffs Indoor Climbing Wall.
bulletWe moved it to Thursday night because Kendall had a conflict.
bulletWaiver required, Click Here
bulletScouts are covered by the troop for climbing. Adults and Siblings are extra.
bulletPizza and drinks provided by troop.
bulletWe need a headcount for 1) Pizza eaters, 2) Climbers 
and we can also use belayers who are certified at Kendall Cliffs or who have the Climbing merit badge and want to go through a short checkout session to become belayers.
Nov. 2014 Nov. Popcorn
bulletNov. 5, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills: Personal Fitness Monthly test, Camp Menu.
bulletSpecial: Turn in Popcorn orders.
bulletSign-ups:  Campout, Climbing & Pizza Party (Dec 3)
bulletNov. 10, Popcorn orders must be entered to Council before noon.
bulletNov. 12, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills: Campout prep.
bulletBadges: Cit. Community, Personal Fitness, 
bulletSign-ups:  Campout, Climbing & Pizza Party (Dec 3)
bulletNov. 14-16, Campout - tent camping at Camp Butler Aspen Hill site.

As of Nov. 13, we're considering leaving Saturday Morning instead of Friday night because of schedule conflicts.

Current plan is to gather at 8:30 Saturday morning. Leave by 9 am.

bulletClick for Campground Information
bulletClick for Permission Slip and Event Details
bulletClick for Campground map (A big map)

bulletNov. 19, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills: Neck Ties, Sewing/repairing (option 2)
bulletBadges: Cit. Community, Personal Fitness, Pizza order!
bulletSign-ups:  Campout, Climbing & Pizza Party (Dec 3)
bulletNov. 21, (Friday) Popcorn pickup. It will be available after 6 for those who are visiting family and friends who have placed popcorn orders with you.  We'll set something up for distribution Saturday or Sunday as well. 
bulletNov. 26, No Meeting.  Day before Thanksgiving
Nov 2014 Registration for 2015 will take place in November.  If you have money in your scout account to cover it, we'll register you.  If you don't, we'll send an email to arrange payment.  Cost to re-register is $33 without Boy's Life, $44 with Boy's Life. If you want to pay by cash or check, that's OK too.  Payable to "Troop 652".

When BSA changed their registration fee from $15 to $25, we dropped the Boy's Life subscription requirement in order to keep the cost the same.  
Nov 2014 Please join me in congratulating Jakob Nypaver for passing his Eagle Scout Rank Board of Review on Monday, November 3, 2014
Oct, 2014 Oct. Advancement, Fall Fest, Popcorn
bulletOct. 1, Regular Meeting. Advancement
bulletSkills: Tenderfoot 6, 7. 2nd Class 2, 3e, lashings.
bulletSpecial Patrol Names, Yells, Flags.
bulletSign-ups: Parish Fall Fest, Popcorn Sales, Campout
bulletOct. 8, Regular Meeting
bulletBadges: Cit. Community, Personal Fitness, Finish Env. Science
bulletSign-ups: Parish Fall Fest, Popcorn Sales, Campout
bulletOct. 11, Popcorn Take Order sales can begin.
bulletOct. 12, St. Basil Fall Fest Service
bulletOct 11-12, Popcorn sales after masses
Popcorn signups:
After Masses Sales Signups

bulletOct. 15, Regular Meeting. 
bulletSkills: Campout activities plan, 
bulletBadges: Cit. Community, 
bulletSign-ups: Campout
bulletOct 17-19, Campout. Stigwandish. Iroquois Site
bulletClick for Campground Information
bulletClick for Permission Slip and Event Details
bulletClick for Campground map
bulletOct. 22, Regular Meeting. Conferences
bulletSkills: Team Building
bulletBadges: Cit. Community, Finish Env. Science
bulletSign-ups: Climbing & Pizza Party (Dec 3)
bulletOct. 29, Regular Meeting. Webelos Visitors 
Sept, 2014 Sept. Camporee, Appalachian Service, Popcorn
bulletSept. 3, Regular Meeting. Room 8.
Summer Camp badges, photos, Prep for Camporee skills competition.
bulletSkills: Lashings, Fire Lays
bulletBadges: Environmental Science
bulletSign-ups: Camporee, Appalachian Service, Parish Fall Fest.
bulletSept. 10, Regular Meeting. Popcorn Kickoff
bulletSkills: Lashings, 
bulletBadges: Personal Fitness, Cooking
bulletSign-ups: Camporee, Appalachian Service, Fall Fest, Popcorn 
bulletSept. 17, Regular Meeting. Camporee Details
bulletSkills: 1st Aid and Plant identification.  Make and raise a flagpole
bulletBadges: Personal Fitness testing
bulletSpecial: Camporee menu
bulletSign-ups: Camporee, Appalachian Service, Fall Fest, Popcorn 
bulletSept. 20-21, Appalachian Service Project.
bulletSept 20-21, Possible Popcorn Sales after mass.
Popcorn signups:
After Masses Sales Signups

bulletSept. 24, Regular Meeting.
bulletSkills: Chariot, flag pole.  Fire by friction. Timed events.
bulletSpecial Patrol Names, Yells, Flags.
bulletSign-ups: Camporee, Parish Fall Fest, Popcorn Sales

bulletSept. 26-28, Camporee campout. Beaumont. (Not going!)

Welcome new scouts.  Remember to:

1. Register, (I can't transfer your records to the troop after March) 

2. Go over the Youth Protection insert in the front of your book with a parent,

3. Practice your "Scout" rank must-know's (just like Arrow of Light)

4. Part A Health form ( which lists "things we might need to know" and who we should call in case of an emergency.

5. See the "Getting Started with Troop 652" page


Mr. Jack Wygonski will be issuing troop tents in April & May.  There's a form that goes with the tents saying that you'll return the tent in good condition when you leave the troop or you'll pay $50 toward helping to replace the tent.  A parent must read and sign the form in addition to the scout signing it.


All of the new scouts should earn their "Scout" rank as quickly as possible.  Please  remember to go over the youth protection stuff in the front of the book with a parent or guardian!   Practice the other requirements and ask for a Scoutmaster Conference!


All new scouts should have received a video DVD showing how to do all the requirements through first class rank.  


The Patrol box maintenance instructions have finally been posted.

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Meeting Plan worksheets. Check assignments Click Here  Summer sheets aren't posted yet.   

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