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 Last Updated: 05/13/15 14:18    Serving scouts from Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Independence, Seven Hills, and North Royalton, Ohio

New: Summer Camp. schedules.  

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!)
bulletMay 9, (Saturday) 9-11. 1st Year Camper Orientation at Manatoc
bulletThis is an optional event for scouts and parents who are interested in an overview of what summer camp is like at Camp Manatoc
bulletSign-ups:  Early Bird Summer Camp payments $255. It's $275 after the 15th.
Canoe Trip Information

We will be canoeing the Cuyahoga River from Camp Hi in Hiram-

We'll be camping Saturday night at Punderson State Park in Newbury-

Here is who we have signed up- Aleks and Phil R., Samuel and maybe Mark E., Andrew and John C., Alex and Brian C., Brett, Adam and Ed S.

Alex K. was a maybe, but also heard he has baseball Saturday.

Let Mr Sowers know immediately if  anyone is missing .

We'll be leaving St. Basils on Saturday morning between 8 and 9. I'll firm up the departure time by Wednesdays meeting.

Unless any of the dads has the ability to tow our trailer, we'll be leaving the trailer and taking as much of the gear as we can in either trucks, vans or cars. I will have a van.

Cost will be $38 per person which includes $18 per person for the canoe trip. You may pay Wednesday night. As always, if the food cost is less, the scouts will get a refund in their scout account.

We'll use the generic permission slip.  Click Here.

Summer Activities
bulletJune 14, St. Basil Parish Picnic Service 
bullet June 21-27, Summer Camp Camp Manatoc  Click Here for official site.

Here's THIS year's handouts from the parent meeting. Dates and payments to this year.
bullet$255 if paid by May 13 meeting or May15 if you deliver it to Akron.
bullet$275 if paid after May 15 but before June 11
bullet$290 if paid after June 11.
bulletJune 24, Family Night at Camp Manatoc
Come one and all!  Family, friends, cub scouts, Webelos, alumni

Family Night is Wednesday evening. The troop provides drinks, burgers, and hot dogs. Families bring either a side dish or a dessert to share. Invite family and friends and Webelos who might want to attend to meet their Arrow of Light requirement of visiting a Boy Scout Troop at an Outdoor Oriented Activity. The whole campground is in "Open House" mode for Family Night. We usually get around 100 people.

We'll need a head-count by Monday of Summer Camp so that we can buy the food.

Visiting Webelos and their families do not need to bring a side/dessert.
bullet June 26-28, Brecksville Home Days Pop/Water Sale - booth and wagons. 
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. 


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

Alternate layout in case it works better for you. 
Home Days Signup2


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 

Summer Camp 2015

Please visit Manatoc Official Information for information.  In the left margin, 

bulletThe "Leader Guide" document has the administrivia, 
bulletthe "Forms" document has all the forms: You'll need , 
bulletInstructional Schedule - shows when the various badges are offered.
bulletCamper Release
bulletAnnual Health and Medical Record

The Scouts and Parents Summer Camp Kickoff meeting was April 22 and the handouts for the meeting are available here: Summer Camp Handouts


bulletJune 21 - 27 (Sunday, Fathers Day) Through Saturday morning
bulletDan Beard Site (same as previous years)
bulletWednesday evening is "Family Night", Invite friends and family, Webelos, and others who might get a kick out seeing the ceremonies and how the scouts work and play at camp.
bulletMay 13 is the last meeting to sign-up/pay at the "Early Bird" discounted price.  Actual deadline  is May 15 but you might have to deliver the payment to the Akron Council yourself after the 13th.
bulletEarly Bird fee is $255, between May 16 and June 11 the fee is $275 and it's $290 after that.
bulletFirst Year Campers are invited to visit camp on May 9th with their parents for an orientation of camp. 

How it works:

bulletScout and family decides to attend summer camp with the troop during the main week.  (Alternate weeks are also available where the scouts camp with another troop at camp. )
bulletGet the handouts from the Summer Camp Kickoff Meeting.
bulletDecide which badges and activities are of interest by circling them on the Camp Manatoc Instructional Schedule.  Scoutmaster must approve.
bulletGet the Health Forms signed by parents and a physician.  Might be tough to get an appointment with your regular doctor in time. Let me know if you expect a problem and we'll see if we can arrange a
"physical fest" or something similar.

Note that the online version of the form is preferred by most everyone because you type in the info instead of writing it.
bulletFill out the Camper Release Form. (from the handout)
bulletSubmit Payments.  Checks payable to "Troop 652"
Early Bird (by 5/13) $255, Basic (by 6/11) $275, then $290
bulletSign up for Family Night (Wednesday of camp week) sign-ups are important.  Invite family and friends but we'll need a head count for adults and youngsters so that we can be sure to have enough food.
bulletThe Google Docs for signups and the checklist.  Here's this years: Summer Camp Family Night sign-up online form 
bulletSign up for the Troop Pop/Water Sale activity at Brecksville Home Days
bulletSign up for the St. Basil Parish Picnic service  
bulletStart gathering your gear!
bulletStart taking care of the prerequisites for the badges you want to take (they're the things you should have done before attending the merit badge sessions with the counselors at camp).
bulletIf you want to spend some time at camp, sign up here on the Adults List.
bulletAnd, for reference, the Sams Club Shopping List is here.
Summer Camp Sunday schedule (Happy Father's Day!) 
12:30-1:30  Arrive at Camp Manatoc on Truxell Rd in Penninsula. 

Believe the 25 MPH limit on your way there. 

If you'll be renting a cot at camp, stop at the Administration Building on your way into camp. 

bulletFollow signs to Gillwel Lodge. Park at the pavilion. 
bulletCarry gear to our campsite behind the pavilion. 
bulletPick a tent with your "tent buddy" First Year campers must have a tent buddy whether it's another 1st year camper or an older scout. 

Mr. Bellmore will get there around 1:00 and ...

bulletcollect any paperwork which hasn't been turned in yet 
bulletcheck health forms and prescription meds for rule compliance
bullettake pictures of families and scouts
2:00-3:30  Check-in. 
bulletNew this year: A scoutmaster goes to the Dining Hall to do paperwork while scouts stay at camp.  A camp guide will come back to camp with the scoutmaster.
bulletGather uniforms for pictures and swimming stuff for the swim test at the pool. 
bulletThe Guide will walk the scouts through their stations. 
bulletCollect cleaning Supplies 
bulletGet Dining Table assignment 
bulletGo to Flag pole for group picture 
bulletGo to Health Lodge for Health Form and Meds recheck. 
bulletGo to Swimming Pool for Swim Test. 
bulletReturn to camp.
5:00 Emergency Siren sounds. Explain procedures for when siren sounds
5:30 Waiters to the Dining Hall. No 1st years as waiter.
5:45 Retreat
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Camp Tour and Orientation.  SPL Meeting
8:45 Vespers (Religious Service)
9:00 Campfire
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.

April 2015 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
March 2015 March. 
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


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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