Please plan on arriving at the church at Noon. We will be meeting there and riding together to the fair. Tickets for entry to the fair/parking passes will be handed out at the time.
The scouts should plan to be in Class B uniform. If they have them the new summer t-shirts are nice as they stand out and generally everyone is wearing the same thing. The scout should plan to bring water bottle and plan for the weather as we do work rain or shine. Bring a raincoat if the weather calls for rain .We will have them take cover in the case of Thunderstorms or worse. Also they will be in the buddy system the entire time.
The scout will get a 30 minute lunch break at 3pm. No food will be provided but they can bring money to buy food from the vendors.
They can also bring their phones in case of emergencies or problems. They are NOT to use them during the periods they are supposed to be working and NOT to be playing games, including Pokemon Go.
Troop 200 is the only BSA troop that gets the privilege to work at the fair each year and get paid for this. They will get paid $60 for working into their scout account. Workers at the fair will be watching to see if we do a good job and we are very noticeable if we are goofing off or not doing a good job.
We will leave the fair at 6pm and head back to the church where you can pick up your Scout.
If you want to pick up your Scout at the fair at 6pm that can be arranged but you need to make arrangements with me ahead of time and then will also need to physically meet with me to pick them up at the fair.
If you have questions feel free to reach out to me via email or cellphone.
Scouts and Parents – our Class B wear including polos, long sleeve shirts, t-shirts, hoodies and the famous red fleece jacket are now on sale through our on-line sales site! And as a reminder, this is not a fundraiser for the troop – we negotiated the lowest fees possible for our troop family. Click the link below to visit the on-line site. We will try to have samples at the next few meetings and know the sale ends at midnight on May 1 and we should have the items the items by May 15. Please note that the fleece jackets run one size larger than usual. Lastly, scouts and leaders can be reimbursed for Class B items if you have appropriate funds in your scout account and you submit a reimbursement to our troop treasurer.
The apparel sale for BSA TROOP 200 Class B is now open! Shop online, enter sizes and make payments directly.
JLOW, Junior Leader Orientation Workshop, the one day event sponsored for youth (Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts) just beginning leadership roles in their unit and for Scouts wanting to learn more about how to be a better leader. (It is recommended that Boy Scouts have been in the troop for at least 1 year). There are 2 training tracks to choose from!
To qualify for this exciting training, a Scout must be First Class, 13 years of age (14 years of age and older is STRONGLY recommended), and approved by his Scoutmaster. A Venture equivalent outdoor skills and be approved by their unit leader. All participants should have had at least one long-term camping experience and be comfortable living in the outdoors at a camp setting. We expect participants to abide by the Scout Oath and Law, governing all behavior. We expect participants to make decisions based on the principals of the Boy Scout programs, as well as those skills they will be taught as part of the NYLT PROGRAM.
Each course can accommodate up to 48 youth. To ensure the best experience, a maximum of eight participants from one Unit is suggested.
To find out more or if you have questions, please contact:
Fees: Scouts – $ 280
There may be additional costs for some programs and merit badges
$20 late fee if registering after March 10th (except 1st year Scouts, no late fee)
$200 of the $280 is refundable if cancelled by May 10th Adults – $ 120 Registered T200 leaders – $60
Note: It is recommended that parents of first year Scouts do not attend.
Tuesday, February 23: Summer Camp 1st Payment Due
First half payment due ($140)
Merit Badge Selection Schedule due
Note: If you have not committed by this date, you will miss the first registration for merit badge classes, and choices will be limited at later dates.
Tuesday, April 26th: Final camp payment due
Second half payment due ($140)
Swim test at Aquatic Adventures: Sign up for a 15 minute time slot on:
Sunday, April 10th, from 5 – 7 PM (2 lanes), or,
Sunday, April 24st from 5-7 (1 lane)
Tuesday, June 14: FORMS DUE
Doctor signed Health and Medical Form (Parts A, B, & C)
Troop 200 will be attending summer camp at Camp Friedlander, which is just outside of Cincinnati, OH. We have attended this camp as a Troop since 2011, so some of the older Scouts know it very well. The camp is a very nice location and completed significant upgrades in 2002 with new restroom/showers and dining hall.
There is a very nice lake area with canoes, row boats, kayaks, sail boats, and “the blob”. There is also a pool where much of the swimming merit badge instruction is provided.
The rifle and shotgun ranges are a distant hike, but our camp sites are the closest camp site location to these areas. There is also a nice archery range on the other side of the camp. (Note: Scouts will need tokens from trading post for open-session rifle and shotgun. Open archery is no cost.)
All first year Scouts in Troop 200 will be signed up for First Aid merit badge and Swimming (either swimming merit badge or instructional swim, depending upon ability). Several craft merit badges that boys usually find entertaining are leather work, fingerprinting, photography, and the like.
Other Merit Badges
Swimming, First Aid, along with open swim / open ranges and other activities provide a good first year experience. If your Scout is driven, they may want to select an additional merit badge. First year Scouts are not typically eligible for Shotgun, Rifle, Climbing, Emergency Prep, and Metal Works. Fishing, space exploration, geocaching, and most merit badges offered in Handicraft and Cultural Village are good choices for first year scouts. A list of merit badge offerings is available on the Troop 200 web site under “Documents / Summer Camp”. (2016 schedule available in February)
Facilities / Food / Free Time
Scouts will tent in “sites” of 30-60 people. Canvas tents with wood platforms are provided. Each tent holds two cots and pads. First year Scouts will tent with other first year Scouts. Typically Scouts will decide who to tent with before arriving at camp.
The troop eats breakfast, lunch and dinner together in the dining hall each day. The troop typically leaves from our camp site(s) for breakfast and dinner as a troop, while the lunch meal is “meet up” at the dining hall, since many of the Scouts are in program areas immediately before lunch. Food is plentiful. In addition to the main meal, there is always breakfast cereal in the morning and a salad bar for lunch and dinner. Allergy and special diet menus are available by completing “special diet request” form. Vegetarian options are always available; no special diet request form is needed.
Your son will have 1 hour of free time after lunch and before dinner. They may also have additional free time between sessions, depending upon chosen schedule. We recommend keeping the 4:00-5:00 session open to take advantage of the open swim, boating and shooting ranges. There is also a variety of open programs areas after dinner. And yes, there is a trading post.
Gear: Start looking for a large foot locker. No tent, mess kit, sleeping pad or hiking boots needed.
Your Scout will be in merit badge classes with Scouts from Troop 200 as well as Scouts from other troops. We will attempt to schedule Troop 200 scouts that are from the same cub scout pack together in classes as possible. The following is a typical schedule and will run Monday – Friday. Actual class times will vary.
TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
8 am Flag Raising & Breakfast Dining Hall
9 am First Aid Merit Badge Outdoor Skills
10 am Other Merit Badge Other program area
11 am Swimming MB or Instruction Pool
Noon Lunch Dining Hall
1 pm Free time for all of camp
2 pm Handicraft Power Hour Handicraft
3 pm Other Merit Badge Other program area
4 pm Open swim / Open Shooting sports
pm Dinner & Flag Lowering
pm Evening Programs*
Evening programs include open areas, like shooting ranges, water sports, climbing wall, or special events, like competitions and campfire programs.