Archive for the ‘WEBELOS’ Category

The Columbus Zoo has always been a “scout friendly” place for youth of all ages and BSA ranks.

The zoo offers a variety of programs tailored to help scouts work toward advancement requirements in a combination of indoor and outdoor settings. Programs are already in place to help:

Cub Scouts
* Tigers: Achievement #5 “Let’s Go Outdoors (5D and 5G) and electives 30, 31, 34, and 42 ($12.00)
* Wolves: Achievement #7 and select either the Outdoor Adventures or the Birds Arrow Points and work towards your “World Conservation Award!” ($12.00)
* Bears: Achievement #5 requirements A, C, D, and E. ($12.00)

* Naturalist requirement #1 and at least five of the following requirements: #4, #6, #7, #8, #9, and #11. ($18.00

Boy Scouts:
* Oceanography Merit Badge: The workshop will cover eight of ten requirements. Requirement eight can be done as a post requirement once the program is completed. The tenth requirement is a short take-home quiz to be completed by the scout after the program. Upon completion of these last two requirements, the scouts will be eligible for their Oceanography Merit Badge. ($36.00)
* Mammal Study Merit Badge: Covers requirements #1, #2, #3C, and #4C. Requirement #5 is a take-home requirement to be completed.The workshop will cover four of five requirements. Upon completion of the last requirement, the scouts will be eligible for their Mammal Study Merit Badge. ($18.00)

A link to the overall program:


The Metro Park System will be offering daytime opportunites for WEB I and WEB II Scouts to earn their Naturalist and Forester pins during the months of April and May. Naturalist will be offered at the Slate Run Metro Park ( on April 27th. The Forester will be offered at Blendon Woods Metro Park ( on May 10th. Both events are free but have limited space, requiring advance registration.

Link to the April 27th Naturalist Pin info:

Link to the May 10th Forester Pin info:

Beginning in February 2014, a new Boy Scout Troop will debut in the Hilliard area. Boy Scout Troop 672 will be chartered through and meet at The Resurrection Lutheran Church located on Main Street (Hilliard Rome Road).

The troop will be accepting new WEBELOS crossovers in addition to the core of more experienced Boy Scouts already recruited by the Scoutmaster, Ray Pearall. This is an excellent opportunity for scouts and their parents to join a smaller troop. In addition to new scouts, Mr. Pearsall would welcome adults to serve as Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members and non-registered support positions.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Pearsall directly at

Open to scouts of all ranks and their siblings, this is a family oriented event conducted on two Saturdays at Camp Lazarus. Admission cost is $5 per person. This year the event will be held on March 1st and again on March 8th.

Everyone is welcome to see how sap is collected from trees on Camp Lazarus and visit “maple syrup cooking” at the cabin also located at the camp. I am sure you are asking what becomes of the maple syrup? It is used on the pancakes and sausage breakfasts on sale in the camp’s chow hall from 9 AM through 4 PM. Camp-wide events will also include tomahawk throwing, rope making, hot iron branding, the BB-gun range, fried bread making and bean soup sampling.

More information may be found at:

Based on the inclement weather on the original date, the Belt Loop Bonanza has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2014. Each Scout that participates gets the opportunity to attend three classes to earn three belt loops!!! Choose the three you would like to take that day!!! Make sure to register early to get the class you want. We will close out classes as they fill up!!! Registration will close on February 15, 2014.

If your Cub Scout was registered for the original date, you do not need to re-register. His information and registration are carried over automatically.

A link to the revised event may be found at:

One comment I often hear from local units is their frustration over a lack of BSA-sponsored events within a reasonable commuting distance of Hilliard. What is your opinion on this matter?

The Darby Creek District of the Simon Kenton Council will be hosting their WEBELOS Weekend in the Woods at Camp Otter Run starting on November 1, 2013. This is a great event that will place special emphasis on the Athlete and Sportsman WEBELOS Pins.

Camp Otter Run is located at 7647 County Road 144 in East Liberty, Ohio 43319 (about thirty minutes from Hilliard). The cost for this event will be $10 per WEBELOS and $6 for each adult/leader. Advance registration is required.

A registration form and contact information may be found using this link: