TROOP 71 NEWS
Now Leaving for Camp Gerber
Click here for more Summer Camp photos
by Troop 71 Beavercreek OH
Click here for photos received on 21 July 2014
At the Carnevale's Grandparents:http://goo.gl/uyZ08c
Troop 71 at Gerber:http://goo.gl/c3Cb0v
Summer Camp photos received on 23 July 2014
Eagle Courts of Honor
Isaac Stanton - Sunday, 27 July 2014, 2:00 pm, Aley United Methodist
Michael Chuck - Saturday, 9 August 2014, 7:00 pm, Aley United
Methodist Church (flyer
Sea Base St. Thomas in 2015
There are still scout and adult spots left for Troop 71's trip to Seabase St. Thomas next summer.
Sign up and pay your deposit by Aug 1st to save your spot. After Aug 1, the remaining slots will be offered outside of the troop.
Must be 14 years old or 13 and out of 8th grade by June 14, 2015.
Any questions? -email Cherish Lesko at
New BSA Annual Health and Medical
The Boy Scouts of America recently published an update to the Annual
Health and Medical Record.
If you or your son is attending Summer Camp
(or any scout event
lasting more than 72 hours) and have not yet completed the Annual
Health and Medical Record, please use the new form found on
(This has Parts A, B, and C)
- Instructions are posted on
- Also, please note these Risk Factors found on
For events shorter than 72 hours, use this form
(This has Parts A and B only)
For High Adventure events, use the appropriate form.
Florida Sea Base
, plus the
PADI Medical Statement
Philmont Training Center
(or this form for
Limited Back Country
Personal Fitness Merit Badge
The next personal fitness merit badge sessions will begin on Tuesday
18 March 2014
, 5:30 pm at Shellabarger Park on Kemp Road to the west of Aley Church.
Click on this link for schedule,
required items, etc.
We will have sessions every other Tuesday, and all sessions will be at the park.
Before 16 March 2014, Scouts must:
- Have a copy of Parts A, B, and C of the
BSA Annual Health and Medical Record
(completed on or after 31 March 2013)
- Complete Requirements 1a and the Body Mass Index (BMI) portion of Requirement 6 (See Personal Fitness Merit Badge workbook
- Bring all items above to first session on 18 March 2014.
There will be a special session to complete requirement 7 and the 12 Week Goals part of Requirement 8.
Date and time of this special session is to be determined.
Participants will be given ample notice.
The counselor for this Merit Badge is Mr. Brian Stanton who is still looking for 2 or 3 adult scout leaders who can help with the sessions.
His contact info is on the
Personal Fitness Merit Badge webpage
Mr. Stanton will have merit badge cards available at the first session.
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Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization
Scouts who take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines during a
BSA-sponsored event must have an authorization form on file withTroop 71.
This will give Troop 71 leaders permission to administer the OTC
drugs during the event. Two versions of the authorization form
A generic authorization
that may be used by any BSA troop;
A Troop 71-specific
(same as the generic form, but with Troop 71
MERIT BADGE OFFERINGS
Click here for Merit Badge Counselors of Troop 71
Hiking Merit Badge
Hiking Merit Badge satisfies an Eagle requirement for completing Swimming, Hiking, or Cycling MB. This
is a physically demanding MB and a Scout must be prepared to complete the five 10-mile and one 20-mile hikes.
Scouts interested in earning the Hiking MB must complete a Blue Card and turn in to Mr. Bill Ruck.
Prepare and implement a plan to prepare for the 10-mile hikes (as per Requirement 3) and
turn in to Mr. Ruck with your Blue Card. It is highly recommended that you begin a
conditioning program in June to be prepared for the 10-mile hikes. You should keep a log of your fitness
activities related to preparing for the first 10-mile hike.
Additional info available on this flyer.
Hiking MB worksheets from MeritBadge.org.
New Merit Badge Requirements for Eagle
Merit Badge is now required
for the Eagle Scout rank. All Scouts who did not earn Eagle by the end of
2013 must complete the Cooking merit badge for Eagle, no matter when
they started working on that rank.
Also, after its introduction in the 2013 Jamboree, the
Merit Badge is now an option
. Scouts must earn either the Environmental
Science or Sustainability merit badge as an Eagle Scout requirement.
Scouts may get both merit badges, but only one will count towards
the total number of Eagle-required merit badges.
The minimum number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout will
remain at 21. Scouts must now earn 13 Eagle-required
and 8 elective badges to attain Eagle Scout rank.