Friday, November 29, 2013

A TON (literally) of Food

The troop was hard at work the last couple weekends working for the Dublin Food Pantry! The first weekend we handed out information to some neighborhoods around Dublin. Th following weekend we returned to those houses and collected a ton of food! We headed back to the church and sorted for a few hours. In the end we collected over 2000 pounds of food. One of the members of the Dublin Food Pantry told us how impressed she was with scouts. She said that many of the scout troops across Dublin were helping at the pantry, and that it was a huge help. She also told us a few stories of people receiving the food, and it felt great to be part of the process. 

Overall it was a great service to our community!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Camp, Shoot, Triathlon!

Another very successful Triathlon for the troop!

The weekend of September 28th, the troop set up camp close to the site of the triathlon, then went to a shooting range nearby.  A 20 gauge shotgun, an AR-15, and a .22 rifle, as well as some airsoft and bow and arrows were shot. Lots of fun was had! The next morning we got up bright and early to go help set up the triathlon.  We had a great turnout of 33 total people.  Into the late morning we helped out during the races. Afterword the troop got paid a bonus because HFP said we always do a great job helping at their races. 
Great job guys!

Get ready for our backpacking trip next weekend, the weekend of October 12.  Scouts who haven't been on a backpacking trip before, don't forget to bring your pack, with what you think you should bring so that we can go over what to bring or not to bring.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Ah, the joys of summer...  sleeping late, swimming, playing video games and watching videos all day.....having Wednesday nights to whisper sweet nothings to your sweetie.....  Well......

It's OVAH!

Right after celebrating your first day back at school, join us for the start of the Troop 185 Regular Season with our opening meeting Wednesday, August 21st, 7pm at the church.

Be sure to dig out your class "A" uniform, sanitize it and wear it on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Are You Ready for Summer Camp? July 7th-July 13th

Still want to go to summer camp and haven't signed up? Deadlines for registration and fees is June 26th. 

See Mrs. Whiting or Mr. Wright to sign up. See Mr. Thompson with your medical forms.

Need help packing for the week long trip? Look below so you will know what to bring.

What to bring:

Completed and appropriate Medical Form
Flashlight with Extra Batteries
Official Scout Uniform
Scout Knife or pocket knife
Extra Shirts and shorts
Scouting-Related T-shirts
Swim suit
Socks for each day
Underwear for each day
Scout Handbook for your program level
Cap or hat
Sleeping Bag or blankets
Toilet articles –toothbrush, toothpaste, soap & holder, comb, etc.
Sleeping Pad and/or Cot
Spending money for the Trading Post
Money for extra Program Fees
Pack, bag or foot locker
Extra shoes and/or boots (NO OPEN-TOED SHOES)
Water Bottle/Canteen/Hydration System
Poncho or rain jacket
Lip Balm
Work Gloves for projects 

Additional Items for Boy Scouts to Bring

Completed Merit Badge work
Merit Badge Pamphlets
Totin’ Chip
Firem’ Chit
Order of the Arrow Sash
Order of the Arrow attire

Optional Individual Equipment to Bring

Insect repellant
Writing Materials
Small, metal mirror
Ground cloth / Tarp to cover Tent
Camera & film
Sewing Kit
Bible or prayer book
Pre-Addressed Envelopes & Stamps
Personal First Aid Kit
Trading Patches

Do Not To Bring To Camp
Inappropriate KnivesFireworks
Matches or Lighters
Personal Archery Equipment
Personal Firearms and Weapons
Private Ammunition
Martial Arts Equipment
Personal Laptops, IPads, tablets, or other computing devices
Radios, TV's, Video Games, or MP3 Players
Immoral Materials
Non-participant Siblings

Ian Kahkonen Earns Eagle, Praised For Being Mentor

Scoutmaster Chuck Johnson awards Ian Kahkonen his Eagle Rank as his parents look on.

One of Troop 185's most active scouts was awarded his Eagle Rank Saturday, June 8th in the Dublin Community Church Chapel.

Speakers praised Ian for his quiet leadership.  Mr. Johnson said he was a terrific role model for younger boys.  Many scouts praised Ian for his work in the troop.

Ian chose former Scoutmaster Bob Richardson as the recipient of his mentor pin, saying "Uncle Bob" was a great help keeping him on track as he worked toward the Eagle rank.

On hand were members of Ian's family as well as members of Sea Scouts and the Venture crew in which Ian is very active.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mitch Kromer and Tim Jacino Join Eagle Fraternity

Cub Scout buddies honored together

Troop 185 awarded Mitch Kromer and Tim Jacino their Eagle Scout Ranks Sunday.  As family, friends and members of Troop 185 looked on, Scoutmaster Chuck Johnson praised both scouts for living the Scout Oath and Law and for providing strong leadership to the troop.

The ceremony was the latest chapter of Mitch and Tim's scouting career and friendship which began when they joined Cub Scout Pack 229 as students at Riverside Elementary School.

Mitch and Tim awarded each other their Eagle Mentor Award.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Troop 185 Conquers Elements, Turtle. 

Saturday sun burns, Sunday rain saturates but troop, crew prevail

Troop 185 Scouts and Venture Crew members prepare to depart on the 18-mile Buckeye Turtle.

The annual Turtle hike gets its name from the reptile that carries its home on its back and progresses at a slow and steady pace.  The 2013 added another reptilian characteristic -the ability to live on dry land and in water.

Forty-eight members of the Troop 185 Scout/Venture Crew contingent set out Saturday morning in bright sunshine and hiked 9 miles to the campsite.  Sunday morning, the contingent woke to rain, broke camp in the rain, hiked 9 miles in the rain, and celebrated their achievement  - in the rain.

All who started the Turtle finished, and were awarded the coveted Turtle medal and neckerchief.


Thanks to Assistant Scoutmaster Kurt Novak for organizing this terrific trip.

We'll see you in 2017!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Troop 185's Newest Eagle Scout

Mikey Raabe Becomes Troop 185's Youngest Eagle Scout 

Friends, family, scouts and scouters gathered on March 2nd to help Senior Patrol Leader Mikey Raabe celebrate his Eagle Scout Rank. It is believed that at age 14, Mikey becomes the youngest Troop 185 scout to earn the rank of Eagle.

Congrats Mikey! And look for another round of Eagle Courts of Honor soon.

Eagle Scout Mikey Raabe with Advancement Chair Jennie Whetstone,  Former Scoutmaster Bob Richardson and  Scoutmaster Chuck Johnson

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Klondike, 2013

No Snow, Lots of Scout Spirit at 2013 Klondike

Some 20 members of Troop 185, many of them new scouts, braved temperatures in the mid-40's to compete in the annual Darby Creek District Klondike.

The scouts used teamwork and ingenuity to work their way through several challenges.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dublin Community Church Honors Troop 185 On Scout Sunday 

Troop 185's charter organization honored scouts and leaders at the annual Scout Sunday Service.  Scouts served prominent roles during the service -  ushers, communion assistants, and readers.  Senior Minister  Rev. Robert Tussing praised the troop for its 70 years of service to the church.

At the start of the service Rev. Tussing singled out new Eagle Scout Mitch Kromer for his Eagle Project - a new portable podium the church will use for special events.