Friday, December 29, 2017

December 20, 2017- Winter Court of Honor and Brandon's Eagle COH

Your 2018 Scout Leadership!
 Proud parents  look on as Brandon receives his Eagle Rank.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Wright Patterson Air Force Museum and Aviation Trail Medal, December 1-3, 2017

Good time had staying at Camp Birch and earning the Aviation Heritage Medal of the Tecumseh Council.  This included visiting multiple sites of the 'Aviation Heritage Trail' in and around Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum.  Pretty cool!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

EAGLE #119

Congratulations to Brandon Starcheus.  On Monday, November 13, he became the 119th Eagle Scout in Troop 185.  Good job Brandon!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November 10-12, 2017 Camp Lazarus Webelos visit and Troop Shooting event

The troop welcomed 8 Webelos on Saturday for some fun activities including shelter building and Scoutmaster tea.  After a chilly evening by a large fire, the Webelos departed Sunday morning.  After their departure, we got in some rifle and shotgun time on the Camp Lazarus range.  Fun as always.

October 20-22, 2017 Hocking Hills State Park

Stayed at the primitive group camp, then did a lot of hiking on Saturday.  Checked out the new Whispering Cave Trail and had some fun on the nearby swinging bridge in the morning.  Afternoon hike was the Conkles Hollow Rim Trail.

Canoeing and HFP Triathlon, September 23-24, 2017

We arrived at Deer Creek shortly before lunch to set up camp.  After lunch, we found a MUCH better canoe launch just outside of Pancoastburg and spent a couple of hours plying the backwaters of Deer Creek Lake.  Sunday was working the triathlon as usual.  Good time!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

75th Anniversary Celebration!!!

Sunday, August 13th we celebrated 75 years of Troop 185 at Dublin Community Church.  Had a good turnout and unveiled the new trailer art!  More pictures later.

Summer Camp 2017

For our 2017 Summer Camp, the Scouts of Troop 185 chose to go to Camp Frontier at Pioneer Scout Reservation near Toledo.  Rainy, but otherwise a pretty good week!

Philmont 2017

In late June and early July, Troop 185 sent a crew of 11 scouts and scouters on a twelve day trek to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. 

Let's see some pictures guys!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

June 10-11, 2017 HFP Triathlon help and canoeing at Deer Creek

Didn't have much luck with the planned canoeing on Saturday afternoon...just too windy and too many boats.  It was otherwise a beautiful weekend with a nice sunset over the lake Saturday evening.  Helped out with the triathlon Sunday morning and earned some money for the troop.

May 31, 2017- Spring Court of Honor

Spring Court of Honor had it all.  Merit Badges, rank advancements, eagle addition, we honored Bill Clark for earning Eagle Rank!

May 19-21, 2017 Philmont Shakedown @ Zaleski

Final shakedown hike for the 2017 Philmont Crew was spent dodging rain at Zaleski State Forest.  Good crew!

May 12-14, 2017 Detweiller Farm

Fishing and Canoeing on the Mad River.  Beautiful weekend!

April 29-30, The TURTLE!

The Turtle is a Buckeye District backpacking camporee that occurs every 4 years.  9 miles to camp, camp overnight, 9 miles back to the start.  Troop 185 took a good contingent again this year, including some alumni (and sportacus)!

April 7-9, 2017 Welcome to Scouting Campout

Welcome to Scouting Campout.  Covered a lot of Scout and Tenderfoot requirements for our new scouts!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

March 10-12, 2017. Ft. Ancient Camp out

Everyone had a great time this weekend, even though it was a little cold. Saturday morning we headed off to clean up the mounds at Ft. Ancient. After we went to the Ft. Ancient museum.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 10-12, 2017. Iron Chef Cookoff!

Had a great Iron Chef cookoff this year.  Went for a hike at Blackhand Gorge on Saturday Morning and had the cookoff Saturday evening. 

The "We Ate No Weenies" award this year went to the Flying Lemurs of Antarctica patrol.  Great job by everyone.

More pictures available if you click on the Troop 185 Photos link to the right.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February 5, 2017- Scout Sunday

We had about 12 scouts help with the church service today.  Bennett told everyone the story of his scouting career, and Mr. Hoy explained to the church just how much service Troop 185 had done in the last year.  Mrs. Raabe was even able to recruit some possible merit badge counselors.  A good Scout Sunday!

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 20-22, 2017- Hocking Hills Winter Hike

On January 20-22, we participated in the Winter Hike at Hocking Hills.  A little muddy, but good hike, good bean soup, and good shakedown for the folks going to Philmont.

Eagle #116

Congratulations to Nathaniel McCauley for becoming Eagle #116 through Troop 185 on January 19, 2017.  Good job!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Electronics Lock-In!

On December 27th, everyone brought their newly gifted video games, and enjoyed an overnight lock-in at the church.

December 2016 COH, December 21, 2016

In addition to our normal Court of Honor duties including merit badges and rank advancement, the December 21st COH we had the privilege to honor 5 older scouts with their Eagle Rank.  Good job Pete Zimmerman, John Devantier, Trip Whiting, Will Molnar, and Josh Kocher!