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Welcome to the website of Boy Scout Troop 194.  Boy Scout Troop 194 is located in Mason, Ohio and chartered by the Mason United Methodist Church.  We are a member of the Hopewell District of Dan Beard Council.  If you are a new visitor, please look around our website and learn about Scouting and our program at Troop 194.  Feel free to email the Troop Leadership if you have any questions.  If you are interested in Venturing, check out the Venture Crew 194 web site.  Thanks for visiting.                                                                                                                                             Now on Facebook!

                     
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Each year, we are required to update our Health Forms for all registered youth and adult members of Troop 194. Please complete sections A, B of the All Scouting Events Medical Form, and then turn it in to the Scoutmaster or Committee Chair.  Only those members who have valid Health and Medical Forms will be permitted to participate in campouts starting in February.

For Summer Camp participation (or events > 72 hours) the additional Section C of the Medical Form is required, and must be signed by a physician.  All BSA Health and Medical Forms, including high adventure camps, can be found at Health & Safety at Scounting.org

  
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Hacker Automotive - Auto Maintenance Meeting

Those scouts that have already earned their Totin' Chip will meet at the The Hacker's shop (Hacker Automotive) to discuss car maintenance.  The Hacker's have a program to discuss basic car mainteance and will be able to show you underneath the car using their lift.

Details:
What: Basic Car Maintenance
Where: Hacker Automotive, 3555 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
When: Tuesday, April 26th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


SWIM TESTING DATES

Who: All Scouts, Crew and Parents
What: Swim Testing & Rank Advancement
Where: Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Rd, Lebanon, 45036
Competition Pool (upper floor, main entrance)
When: Swim Testing Only  April 3rd, May 1st
Time: 12pm to 1pm
Cost: $5 Scouts / Adults and YMCA members Free (Show YMCA ID)


National Jamboree 2017

The next National Jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017 at the Summit in WV.  Registration is open now.  For info, talk to Mr. Krisciunas - he will be a Scoutmaster for a Jamboree contingent troop.  To register and for more information check out www.danbeard.org/jamboree.

  
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Shakedown Backpacking Trip - April 29-30th

The troop will have a shakedown overnight backpacking trip to practice for Philmont.  All leaders and scouts are welcome, but anyone under 13 requires a parent.   We will hike out Friday evening and return Saturday afternoon. We will hike approximately 12 miles total. Please bring a snack for Friday and breakfast and lunch (any dehydrated trail food) for Saturday.

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Troop 194 Mothers Day Weekend Shootout

Join us at Middletown Sportsman's Club for a FUN weekend of shooting and fishing:
Who: Troop 194 Scouts / Crew / Friends and Family
What: Shotgun Trap Shooting in am / Rifle and Pistols in pm / Fishing all day
Where: Middletown Sportsman's Club ( 6943 Michael Road, Middletown, OH 45042)
When: May 6-8 (Shotguns in Morning, Rifles & Pistols in afternoon)
Cost: $45 for Camping & Shooting / $35 Shooting Only / $20 Trained Leaders 
Crew Cost: Pistols & Centerfire Rifles ADD $30 for ammunition
Registration after April 26, 2016:     ADD $20.00

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2016 Master Schedule
The PLC developed the annual plan for all of 2016!  Details of weekly events will show on the column to the left.  Attached is a master file that includes monthly campouts and meeting topics.   Updated Feb 17, 2016
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2016 Summer Camp (July 3 - 9)

Camp Friedlander - One of BSA's premier summer camp experiences and our home summer camp.
Summer Camp Forms:
Summer Camp Registration Packet 2016.pdf
2016_CF_Merit_Badges.pdf
2016_Merit_Badge_Pre_Requisites.pdf


  
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Path to Eagle Checklist
Our troop advancement chair, Mrs. Cooper, has compiled this handy 1 page checklist that shows what is requried to reach the rank of Eagle Scout.  Click here to download

(Almost) Free SAT/ACT Software for Boy Scouts
In alliance with the Boy Scouts of America, eKnowledge is offering SAT and ACT test prep programs valued at $200, free to Boy Scout families. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance is made up of educationally focused foundations, as well as a group of professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball that includes Warrick Dunn and Chipper Jones. The eKnowledge Sponsorship Alliance has provided more than 120,000 SAT/ACT prep programs to families all over the United States.  read more ...

  
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Kroger Community Rewards ProgramKroger Community Rewards Program

Please join the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Register your rewards card online at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards, using your organization name "Boy Scout Troop 194" or the NPO Number:  81393

Purchase accumulations begin on May 1.  After this date, individual purchases will begin counting towards our organization within 7-10 days of registering the individual rewards card on-line. 


If you don't have a Kroger plus card, you can go the site above and request a new card.  It will then be mailed to you. 


Aluminum Cans for CashAluminum Cans for Cash

The Troop is collecting cans and turning them into cash.  All cash procedes are accumulated iin a troop account that the PLC can use to fund projects, events, or items for the troop.  They've purchased a ping-pong table for the Church, Ground Effects Lighting for the Bus, New stoves, lanterns, and water jugs.  Great Work!

 

The monthly collection day for aluminum cans will be the 1st meeting of each month.  Please bring crushed cans and place them in the bins for bagging.


  
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Internet Safety Pledge 

1 I will think before I post.
2 I will respect other people online.
3 I will respect digital media ownership.
4 I won’t meet face-to-face with anyone I meet in the digital world unless I have  my parent’s permission.
5 I will protect myself online.
http://www.scouting.org/cyberchip    http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting 

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