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Troop 71 is sponsored by:
United Methodist Church
4143 Kemp Road
Beavercreek, OH 45431

Troop 71's website is possible through the generous funding of  Rich Diesslin
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Swim Test
Swim Test
The annual swim test is tentatively scheduled for
    03 January 2016 (Sunday)
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Fairborn YMCA
    300 S Central Ave, Fairborn, OH 45324
    (937) 754-9622

Sign up by adding your name to this list: Swim Test Sign Up Sheet

Christmas Break 2015 Merit Badge Trail Drive
It's back! Troop 71 is once again offering a bevy of Merit Badges during the 2015 Christmas break.
Merit badge classes include: Merit Badges

        Communications (Eagle-required)
        Swimming (Eagle-required)
        First Aid (Eagle-required)
        Movie Making
        Disabilities Awareness
        Signs, Signals, and Codes

Dates, times, and locations are in the sign-up sheet: Merit Badge Trail Drive Sign Up Sheet

2015 Wreath Sales Info
Troop 71's annual wreath sales fundraiser has begun. It runs from 06 October to 17 November 2015. Wreaths will be available for pick-up on 28 November 2015

View the Wreath Sales page for additional information.

Merit Badge Counselors Listing
Click on this link to view the Merit Badge Counselors availabel to members of Troop 71

Ozone Zipline Adventure on 12 September 2015
Look! Up in the air. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's one of our adult leaders zipping in Oregonia, Ohio. And he's even taking pictures.

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.

Detailed enrollment instructions are posted on Troop 71 website at 

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.
Tecumseh Council One Hundred Mile Patch
The application form may be found at this link.

Troop 71's point-of-contact is Mr. Bill Ruck.  Click here to send him a message.

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.