Ad Altare Dei Religious Medal
Troop 85 from St. Luke Catholic Church has graciously invited members of Troop 71 to join their Ad Altare Dei program.
The program will run from August 22 to December 6, 2015. Award
ceremony will be in January 2016.
Interested scouts and families should review the materials below and
contact Joe Von Holle to sign up for the program. They currently have
eight Troop 85 scouts signed up.
Parental support from Troop 71 is very important should a scout
decide to participate. Adults need to have current BSA Youth Protection training.
Additional training from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati may also required
(Mr. Von Holle is checking on that).
Kroger Rewards Program
Got a Kroger Plus card? If you associate it with Troop 71 in
Kroger's Community Rewards Program, every purchase you make at
Kroger benefits the troop. Each quarter, Kroger rewards
participating organizations with a check, based on participation and
purchases of that organization's members.
So, enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Community Rewards program to
benefit Troop 71. If you need assistance with signing up
or enrolling, please call Stan Leszczuk, at 602-5299.
Popcorn Sales to Kick-Off at Family Camp
Yes, it's that's time again when Boy Scouts sell popcorn to raise money for scout activities. As in the past, Troop 71
will kick-off popcorn sales during the Troop Family Camp, 28-30 August 2015.
Summer camp 2015 is officially history. It was another great outing for the troop, returning to a venue last visited in 2012. Except this time we
stayed at the northern end of Camp Tomahawk, in the White Pine camp.
Tecumseh Council 100-Mile Hiker Award
The TECUMSEH 100 MILE HIKER Award has been developed for the purpose of encouraging hiking
among Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Youth Groups, and Hiking Clubs.
HOW TO EARN THE TECUMSEH 100 MILE HIKER:
1. Hike 100 miles
2. The award for the first 100 miles hiked is the Spearhead and the award for subsequent
sets of 100 miles is a Spear handle. You may earn as many handles as you like.
3. There is no time limit in which the awards must be earned.
4. One-day hikes should be at least ten miles. Exception: established trails that are five miles or more.
Troop 71's 5-Mile Hike counts.
5. Backpacking hikes of 10 miles or more, with all gear carried in packs and at least one night
camped on the trail may be counted as double mileage.
6. You must use your own best judgement as to the number of miles hiked. Backpack
trips count as one total hike.
7. Leaders and youths should keep accurate record of all hikes including the mileage, date,
and name of hike.
8. For all awards make a list of all hikes taken from the start to present giving mileage, date, and name of hike or trial. Also include total present mileage. Send this in with each application. br />
Outdoor Code — As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners; be careful with fire; be considerate in the outdoors; and be conservation-minded.