Tuesday, August 11, 2015


A small contingent from Troop 185 visited Gettysburg National Military Park August 1-4, 2015 and completed the "Gettysburg Heritage Trails" program to earn the badge/medal.  Elements included hiking the Billy Yank and Johnny Reb Trails, Downtown Gettysburg, Visitor Center and National Cemetery, and visiting the Eisenhower National Historic Site.  Check out some of the photos in the Troop 185 Photo album!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Scouts Enjoy Geocaching Hunt

Triathlon volunteers earn geocaching merit badge 

As they waited for the grueling duty of helping the HFP Triathlon at Deer Creek State Park, Troop 185 Scouts learned about geocaching.

Scouts hunted for and found hidden objects by means of GPS coordinates. The scouts had to track "The Travel Bug" which showed where a council patch was located.  If the bug was there, the scouts were able to tell where the patch was located.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Troop 185 Honors Veterans at Dublin Observance

Scouts, Adult Leaders Mark Memorial Day

A strong contingent of Troop 185 Scouts and Leaders helped Dublin honor its veterans during the city's annual Memorial Day procession.

The group proceeded from The Shoppes at River Ridge to the Dublin Bridge where veterans dropped a wreath into the Scioto River to honor Navy veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.  

From there the procession traveled up Bridge Street to the Dublin Cemetery where, as part of the memorial ceremony, Troop 185 scouts placed flowers at the monument honoring the fallen.

Friday, May 22, 2015

STOP THE PRESSES - The Dispatch Profiles Mikey Raabe

The Columbus Dispatch took notice of Troop 185's Mikey Raabe for his excellence on the track, in the classroom and especially his leadership with Troop 185.

High schools | Going to School: Mikey Raabe, Dublin Scioto

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Troop 185 Recognizes Scouts at 2014 Fall Court of Honor

Mrs. Johnson Draws Rave Reviews for Scoutmaster Minute

Jackson Raabe, Luke Jacino and Brian Harrington earn rank advancements. 

Scouts, scouters and families of Troop 185 gathered on December 17th to honor those who earned merit badges and rank advancements during the fall.    Many younger scouts showed their enthuiasm by earning new ranks. Many senior scouts displayed their perseverance by completing "long-running" merit badge requirements.

Mrs. Linda Johnson made a bid to succeed her husband at Troop 185's next Scoutmaster with a stirring Scoutmaster Minute, filling in for the ailing Mr. Chuck Johnson.

During the address, Mrs. Johnson announced that Mr. Kurt Novak was awarded the Simon Kenton Council's Silver Beaver Award honoring him for years of service to Troop 185, the Buckeye and Darby Creek Districts and the Simon Kenton Council.

Outgoing Senior Patrol Leader Zach Whetstone introduces Troop 185's leaders for 2015.

To end 2014 and start 2015 the troop introduced its new leadership team, headed up by Senior Patrol Leader Collin Hippler.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Eagle Projects Progressing

Brendan Murphy, Brent Lewis Manage Service Projects 

Brendan Murphy 
Brent Lewis and scouts clear brush

Brendan Murphy and a small band of fellow scouts, family members and his dog Sid Vicious designed and built a covered community message board in Shawnee Hills.  

The completed project can seen right behind the Shawnee Hills Police complex, off just off Dublin Road.

Brent Lewis, scouts and family spent two days clearing brush and debris from the Chapel in the Woods at The Riverside United Methodist Church.

Brent, his dad and Mr. Johnson are now putting the finishing touches on a new pulpit for the chapel.

Kevin Crossland Awarded Eagle

Family and Friends Celebrate at New Hope Church

Kevin Crossland (center) and all Eagle Scouts recite the Eagle Pledge. 

Kevin Crossland was was awarded his Eagle Rank on November 22, 2014.  Family and friends enjoyed a carefully planned ceremony at New Hope Church in Powell, where Kevin and his family are members.

After the ceremony, the gathering enjoyed a taco buffet in the church hall.

Kevin became Troop 185's 100th Eagle Scout in its more than 70 year history.