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 Last Updated: 04/04/14 12:23    Serving scouts from Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, Seven Hills, and North Royalton, Ohio

New: Schedules, Court of Honor Program write up posted, Summer Activities

Eagle Scout Project Planning Guide
Getting Started with Troop 652 
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Troop 652 Whasup?       (Crew News - New Crew Website)

News:  (updated as the info comes in)  

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Welcome new scout Matthew Blech and Anthony Chambers who crossed over from Pack 652 on Friday, February 21st.

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Congratulations to Joe Genco for earning his Eagle Scout rank on December 23, 2013.

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We're currently looking for people to apprentice as:
bulletCommittee Chair and/or Committee Members
bulletOutings Coordinators (usually 2). Got 1 Thank You Mr. Battaglia
bulletAdvancement Chair (usually 1)
bulletTreasurer
bulletQuartermasters 

bulletCooking Merit Badge is required for Eagle starting in January 2014.

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.
April (Court of Honor, Summer Camp Kickoff, Spring Break)
bulletApril 2, Regular Meeting, Outdoor Activities
bulletSkills: Fire Building, Fireman Chit, Compass, Court of Honor Prep.
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout/Canoeing 
bulletApril 9, Court of Honor. 
Parents, Friends and Family are invited to advancements and achievements recognition ceremony. 

Court of Honor Program for those trying to complete the Communications Merit Badge.
bulletApril 16, No Meeting (Holy Week)
bulletApril 20 Easter
bulletApril 23, Regular Meeting. Elections
bulletSkills: Elections, Menu Plan for Mohican
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout/Canoeing 
bulletApril 25, Pack 59 Arrow of Light and Crossing Ceremony
bulletApril 30, Regular Meeting. Parish Center is unavailable to us. Rm 8.
bulletSkills: Leadership: Patrol meetings, campout plan
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout/Canoeing 
May (Summer Camp prep, Home Days prep, Pack 59 Crossing)
bulletMay 2-4, Campout/Canoeing Mohican Wilderness Scout Weekend
Mohican Wilderness hosts a scouts-only weekend event at the start of their season including canoe races, games, skits and scouting activities.
bulletMay 7, Regular Meeting, Summer Camp Kickoff.  Parents should come!
bulletSkills: Lashings, Marching
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Summer Camp, Home Days, Family Night Dinner
bulletMay 14, Regular Meeting. Summer Camp Prep.
bulletSkills: Totin' Chit training, Summer Camp Schedules, Marching
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Summer Camp, Home Days, Family Night Dinner
bulletLast Day to get the "early bird" summer camp rate $255.
bulletMay 21, Regular Meeting.
bulletSkills: Summer Camp Schedules, Marching
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Summer Camp, Home Days, Family Night Dinner
bulletMay 28, Optional Meeting for Summer Camp turn-in and questions.
Summer Activities
bulletSummer Camp June 15-21, 2014. 
Camp Manatoc  Click Here for official site.
Here's last year's handouts from the parent meeting (2013) Similar but for dates and payments to this year.
bullet$255 if paid by May 14 meeting or May16 if you deliver it to Akron.
bullet$270 if paid after May 16 but before June 5
bullet$285 if paid after June 5.
bulletBrecksville Home Days Pop/Water Sale - booth and wagons. June 27-29
bulletSt. Basil Parish Picnic Service. June 22 (Day after summer camp ends)
bulletSummer Meetings;
bulletCooking Merit Badge (Eagle Required) 5 or 6 scouts Star or Life.
bulletPersonal Fitness Merit Badge (Eagle Required) All other scouts.
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.  Nobody has indicated that they are leaving their positions  but we need to "Be Prepared."  We'll probably schedule a parent meeting in March 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.)

We're currently looking for people to apprentice as:
bulletCommittee Chair and/or Committee Members
bulletOutings Coordinators (usually 2)
bulletAdvancement Chair (usually 1)
bulletQuartermasters 

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 MyScouting.org and create an account.

From the MyScouting.org 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.

Previously

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

 

Meetings: 
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  | 
Bret Nemeth | 
Shawna Melnykowski  | 
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.
www.state.oh.us/ohiogcsc/

 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

Independence:
Pack 378 - St. Michael's

Brecksville-Broadview Hts:
Pack 652 - Hilton 
Pack 59 - Chippewa 

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

Future

bulletSummer Camp June 15-21, 2014. 
bulletBrecksville Home Days Pop/Water Sale - booth and wagons. June 27-29
bulletSt. Basil Parish Picnic Service. June 22 (Day after summer camp ends)
bulletSummer Meetings;
bulletCooking Merit Badge (Eagle Required) 5 or 6 scouts Star or Life.
bulletPersonal Fitness Merit Badge (Eagle Required) All other scouts.

Dates Parish Center not available for troop meetings: April 30, ...

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

Simple overview map of where our scouts live. 

March 2014 March (Father-son camp, Cooking overview)
bulletMarch 5,  Patrol Leader Council (PLC) planning meeting. (Ash Wednesday)
bulletMarch 9, Daylight Savings time starts
bulletMarch 12, Light Meeting - Optional.  Band Concerts and School Plays.
bulletSkills: Advancements for scouts who need requirements or sign-offs, Scoutmaster Conferences.
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout 
bulletMarch 19, Regular Meeting. School Plays still going on.
bulletSkills: Scout Rank testing, Flag Ceremony, T21 requirements, BOR
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout 
bulletMarch 26, Regular Meeting. Webelos Visits from Pack 59.
bulletSkills: Campfire, Ice Rescue, 1st Aid for ranks
bulletBadges: none
bulletSign-ups: Campout 
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March 28, 19, 30 Father Son Campout.  
bulletCabin 10 at Beaumont Scout Reservation.
bulletPreliminary permission slip and information sheet. Details may change.
bulletBeaumont Driving Directions and Cabin 10

Feb 28, 2014 February.  Webelos and new scouts.  Maybe a Blue and Gold Banquet or two.
 
bulletFeb. 28-March 2, Camp -  Manatoc Cabin. New (no) Moon!
bulletGet cooking!
bulletTent camping optional to get your "nights in a tent" count up for the camping merit badge.
bulletOut trip to the Merit Badge Midway!  Get your camping and cooking done AND finish some merit badges.
bulletPermission Slip and Information Sheet
bulletTurned out to be a great weekend for camping and a nice cabin.  The stove in Birchbark kept the cabin in the high 60's and the sunshine helped reveal some interesting things near the cabin.  Attending were: Nick, Trev, Dale, JB, Gabe, Sly, Luke P., Luke M., Matthew, Adam, Brett, Clayton, Robbie, Joshua.  Gabe completed his 1st class cooking and Trev and Dale completed 2nd class cooking.

A big "Thank You!" to Mr. Battaglia for the firewood.
Feb 2014 February.  Webelos and new scouts.  Maybe a Blue and Gold Banquet or two.
 
bulletFeb. 5, Optional Meeting
bulletBadges: None
bulletSkills: Lightweight Stoves
bulletFeb. 12, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills: fill out Blue Cards
bulletBadges: 
bulletSign-ups: Campout, Merit Badge Midway
bulletFeb. 19, Regular Meeting. (Cancelled)
bulletSkills: fill out Blue Cards
bulletBadges: Cooking (overview)
bulletSign-ups: Campout, Merit Badge Midway
bulletFeb.  26, Regular Meeting
bulletSkills: fill out Blue Cards
bulletBadges: 
bulletSign-ups: Campout, Merit Badge Midway
bulletFeb. 28-March 2, Camp -  Manatoc Cabin. New (no) Moon!
bulletGet cooking!
bulletTent camping optional to get your "nights in a tent" count up for the camping merit badge.
bulletOut trip to the Merit Badge Midway!  Get your camping and cooking done AND finish some merit badges.
bulletPermission Slip and Information Sheet
Mar 1, 2014 Merit Badge Midway!  (Click Here for the Flyer)

Merit Badge Midway: Saturday March 1, 2014.  10 am - 3 pm
Mayfield High School.

There is a "packet" being published by the District. Click Here.

This event is like a Trade Show for Merit Badges, and is designed for Scouts to learn more about Merit Badges. Download the packet to reach about the event in more detail. Prerequisites should be completed prior to the event.

Blue Card Instructions

Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Mayfield High School Cafeteria
6116 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, OH


Be Prepared: Bring signed Blue Cards with you, complete any and all Merit Badge prerequisites and dress in Class A uniform.

Online Registration is $3 and now open at:
http://mbmidway.gccbsa.com

June, 2013
bulletSign up for the Troop Pop/Water Sale activity at Brecksville Home Days

We'll need lots of volunteers to run this and staff the booth and wagons! 

This is the only fundraiser we use to provide enough funds to operate the troop. We need everyone's help. This is how we pay for things like the troop trailer, tents, patches, merit badges, and supplies. Christmas party and Family night dinner at summer camp.

We work out of a booth on the square but the scouts go out with wagons and coolers to sell cans of pop and bottles of water for $1 to people who would rather not pay $5 for a drink from the vendors.
The City of Brecksville considers this a service.

Clean up your coolers and wagons and get ready for the fireworks on Sunday.

For those who attended summer camp, you can work the weekend and enjoy the continued company of fellow campers and share your stories. 
 

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.

bulletpatrol_box_maintenance.pdf
bulletpatrol_box_inspection_instructions.pdf
bulletpatrol_box_inventory.pdf
bulletpatrol_box_cleaning_instructions.pdf
2010 Summit County is now also a "Quarantine" county.  This should mean that we can take firewood from Cuyahoga County into Summit County (Manatoc, for example) and back.
2006 Emerald Ash Borer Notice for Firewood
Cuyahoga County has been added to the quarantine list for the Emerald Ash Borer.  No non-coniferous firewood (hardwood) is to leave a quarantined area under any circumstances.   Do not to take any firewood out to Beaumont or Manatoc/Butler or Avery Hand.    Non-coniferous means any hardwood but would not include pine.)  Current updated information is available at: ohioagriculture.gov/eab
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Meeting Plan worksheets. Check assignments Click Here  Summer sheets aren't posted yet.   

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