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Welcome to the website of Boy Scout Troop 194.  Boy Scout Troop 194 is chartered by the Mason United Methodist Church, Mason, Ohio, and is a member of the Hopewell District of the 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. 

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If you are having trouble with accessing the website or your accounting information, please contact the web site adimistrator for assistance.  Email address changes can be made after logging in on the scout / adult profile pages. Click here to contact the webmaster.
  
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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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Tuesday Meeting - April 15th (TAX DAY)

Mark Brackman is making his World Famous Donuts
There will be a Lashing Contest - Winners get to Pie a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster in the face

The rules are simple:

Be the first to build your ladder using Square Lashings (pg 396 scout hbk.)

Ahhhh.... but wait there is more:

 - Each patrol will be assigned a judge

 - The judge will make sure each member ties a lashing

 - Patrols will have one minute added to their time for each member not participating

 - Patrols using the edge method to help any scout with his knot will have one minute subtracted from their time

 - Patrol with the fastest overall time wins first dibs at the donuts and the right to select their favorite "Assistant" Scout Master for a pie in the face (to be provided by me).


Tuesday May 13 - Spring Court of Honor
We will be having the Spring Court of Honor May 13th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm during our regular Troop meeting. 

Tuesday May 20th - Spring Picnic at Cottell Park
This is a Family and Friends picnic planned for Tuesday May 20th.  If you have friends interested in the Crew or Troop, please invite them to join us.  We'll be serving Hot Dogs and Chips with a $5 cover charge.  Part of the proceeds will go to help raise funds for the Troop.

Monday May 26 - Memorial Day Parade
We'll be marching in the Memorial Day Parade.  Please help represent our troop!
  
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NYLT 2014
NYLT 2014 - See Scoutmaster if interested. Also, attending NYLT reduces fees for summer camp for this year. read more ...

(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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May Shooting Campout
Who: Troop/Crew 194 & Guests
What: May Shooting Campout
Where: Middletown Sportsman's Club
When: May 09-11, 2014
Activities: Shotgun, Rifle & Pistol Shooting, Fishing and Campfire Program.
Come on out to the Middletown Sportsman's Club and camp, fish and shoot with us.  This campout is open to prospective scouts and their parents/guardians as well.  Or if you prefer just come out on Saturday for Shooting and Lunch.  Bring yourself and your fishing tackle for a great weekend.  read more ...

June High Adventure Trip - Ozarks Canoe and Kyak Trip

The trip is June 7-14 to St. Louis and then to Eminence Missouri where we will spend 6 days Canoeing, Kayaking, Caving, and Hiking.  This trip is open to all Scouts 13+ that have completed their 1st Class Rank.   Click Here For More Information


2013 and 2014 Campout and Activity Plans
For the schedule for all of scheduled campouts and events see the calendar menu above or click for 2013 schedule or 2014 schedule

  
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Kroger Community Rewards ProgramKroger Community Rewards Program

The Kroger Rebate/Gift Card program has been replaced with Kroger Community Rewards Program. Instructions for registering can be found here.

 

NEW - We are updating the process with our program.  Jodi Reynolds is the new contact for questions in regards to the Kroger Rewards Program.   Please be patient while we get all the information updated.


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.
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