Friday, September 7, 2018

Eagle #122

Congrats to Evan Hall, the 122nd Eagle Scout in Troop 185.

Just in time! Evan has recently turned 18, and has graduated from being a Boy Scout. We hope he will come back soon as an adult leader.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Reminder for Upcoming Events:

September 23rd - Court Of Honor
September 29 to 30th - HFP Campout
October 19 to 21st - Natural Bridge Campout

Eagle #121

Congratulations to Garrett Smith, the 121st scout to reach Eagle rank in Troop 185!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 8-14, 2018 SUMMER CAMP!

This was our first year at Camp Friedlander.  Everyone had a good time earning lots of Merit Badges and working towards Rank Advancements.  Even WON the camp relay!  We'll be returning next year.

June 9-10, 2018- HFP Triathlon and canoeing/fishing

Due to storms Friday evening, trip was postponed until Saturday morning.  This still left us with enough time to get in some good canoeing and fishing on Saturday.  The evening saw a great job of everyone 'battening down the hatches' to ride out a storm, then we arose early on Sunday to work the triathlon.  Good time!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

EAGLE #120!

On June 6th, 2018, Andrew Whetstone completed his Board of Review to become the 120th Eagle from Troop 185.  Congratulations Andrew!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

Troop 185 (and a couple of guests) ready to march in the 2018 Memorial Day parade to honor the fallen.
In addition, we had a large contingent Saturday to place flags on the graves of the fallen. 

Thunderbase 2018- May 4-6, 2018

May 4-6 was spent at the Council Camporee of Thunderbase.  Loads of activities for everyone to do and just a few (thousand) of our Scout friends to share the experience with.  A little damp Saturday afternoon, but we still had a good time!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April 21-22, 2018- Wildcat Hollow Backpack

April 21-22, we headed down to Wildcat Hollow for a backpack to get outside and break in the new guys!  Younger Scouts did about 6 miles total, while the older Scouts headed out on a planned 11 mile day one.  Due to an 'old-guy' injury, the long hike had to be aborted at mile 5, but we still managed to meet up at the same campsite as originally planned.  Great weather and a great time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bluespring Caverns

March 16-17, 2018  We drove the 4.5 hours to Bluespring Caverns (South of Indianapolis).  Went on a boat ride on the longest navigable underground river in the US and did a little wild caving as well as learned about caving.  Even got to spend the night in the cave!

Monday, February 26, 2018

2018 'Bean Soup' hike

February 16-18, we stayed at Camp Otterbein and did our own version of the Hocking Hills Winter Hike...minus 3,000 of our closest friends and standing in line for buses!  It was a bit muddy, but a great hike!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

2018 Iron Chef cookoff

January 26-28, 2018 we headed to Sequoia Lodge at Camp Falling Rock for the annual Iron Chef Cookoff.  After checking out Dawes Arboretum with a chilly hike Saturday morning, we started the cookoff.  Everyone did a great job and the judges had a tough decision..............This year's winner, and new holder of the 'We ate no weenies' trophy, was the Albino Rhino Patrol.  Way to go guys!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2017 Electronics Lock-In

On December 27th, Troop 185 celebrated the now traditional post-Christmas electronics lock-in.  Everyone brought their new games and got the screen time not normally had during Scout activities!