Monday, December 21, 2015

Troop 185 Honors Four New Eagle Scouts

Scouts, Leaders and families of Troop 185 took a break from the holidays to honor four great examples of scouting.

Chris Johnson, Brent Lewis, Austin Riggs and Ben Tizanno all formally received their Eagle Ranks during the fall Court of Honor.   All four scouts joined Troop 185 at the same time and survived Brown Sea at Camp Falling Rock under the careful guidance of Scoutmaster Chuck Johnson.

Troop 185 has now produced 106 Eagle Scouts - with more on the way.

After the ceremony all Troop 185 Eagle Scouts present joined for a photo.

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.