Christmas party December 17

posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:25 PM by Webmaster Troop253

Troop 253 Christmas Party is coming up on Monday Dec 17. We will do our ever popular variation of “Yankee Swap” gift exchange game. if you want to play please bring a wrapped gift for the exchange game with a price of approximately $15. 

The game goes as follows…

All the wrapped presents are placed in the middle of our circle. Each player picks a number from a hat to determine the order of selection. The person who picks the first gift selects whatever one they like from the pile, leaving it wrapped. Then the number two participant can either pick a gift from the pile OR can steal the gift from the first picker. This continues until the last person picks. Participants can re-steal their first choice back, and if a participant manages to re-steal their gift three times they are ’safe’ from having it stolen again. Lots of fun.

Please bring something snack related to share, Christmas Cookies are always good.

Meeting starts at our usual 7pm.

Citizenship in the World - Merit Badge Event

posted Nov 8, 2018, 7:06 AM by Webmaster Troop253

Troop 253;

The following event is required for those Scouts completing the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge...

Cultural Cafe: Indonesia & Democratic Republic of Congo
Tuesday, November 13 | 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony
November 2018 Cultural Cafe graphic
To foster multicultural diversity and awareness on campus, International Student and Scholar Services at the Office of Global Education sponsors a series of Cultural Cafés every semester. Each month, students, faculty and staff are invited to the informal and free Café that seeks to educate and familiarize them about the home countries of our international students.

November Campout Details

posted Oct 23, 2018, 2:12 PM by Webmaster Troop253

November Campout - Hot Air Ballooning - Details in Brief:

When: Campout: November 16–18, 2018
Balloon Flight: November 17 @ Dawn

Where: Lodging: Shiloh Church UCC - 5300 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, OH 45415
Balloon Flight: Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co. ltd, 2460 Greentree Rd., Hangar 8J, Lebanon, OH  45036
Museum Tour: National Museum of the United States Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45431

Cost: $200 per person if flying • $20 per person if not.

Departure Info: Arrive at UCC 4:00pm Friday, Nov 16

Return Info: Arrive back to UCC approx noon, Sunday, Nov 18

Misc: Aviation Merit Badge will be possible for those interested.

Money Due & Final Reservations: Monday, November 5, 2018

Heritage Fest Cotton Candy Booth

posted Jun 17, 2018, 1:47 PM by Webmaster Troop253

Folks - 

The Heritage Fest - and the Troop's one big fundraiser of the year, is just two weeks away!!

Please click here  to sign up sheet to work our Cotton Candy Booth - please click the link and sign up to volunteer.

All proceeds go to the Troop - to fund the purchase of gear, operating expenses and scholarships.

Please consider working at least two shifts as we have to staff the booth for 14 hours!!

Scouts, Adult Leaders and Parents are all encouraged to volunteer!

Summer Camp Status Update

posted Jun 12, 2018, 6:39 AM by Webmaster Troop253

Troop 253 Family:

As of today, June 12, 2018 - We have only TWO Monday Troop Meetings left before Summer Camp! We do not meet as a Troop during the week of July 4.

At this point Campers should be focused on three things:
1. Complete Field Uniform (Class A) minus sash
2. Updated Health Form, Parts A, B & C
3. Gathering Personal Equipment

Both the Health Form and Equipment List are on the Forms/Downloads page.

Pack 3250 Crossover

posted May 30, 2018, 8:04 AM by Webmaster Troop253

Pack 3250 Details in Brief

When: Saturday June 2, Dinner starts at 6pm, crossover should be done 8pmish

Where: Camp Spelmen - about 15 minute ride from Kent

Activity: To represent the Troop and support the Scouts of 3250 at their Crossover ceremony

Cost: $0 - Dinner is provided by Pack 3250

Misc: We have three Scouts confirmed so far, Mr. Mahon is providing a ride from Kent if anyone else wants a ride get in touch with him.

More Camp Spelman info:

Pedal with Pete Info

posted May 30, 2018, 8:03 AM by Webmaster Troop253

Pedal with Pete Details in Brief:

When: Saturday June 2, report at 7:30am, we should be done by 1:30pm
Where: Towners Woods, report directly to the Towners Woods parking lot off Ravenna Road
Activity: Working a relay/rest stop for the cyclist - hand out water, etc.
Cost: $0 per person - this counts as service hours!!!
Misc; You do not have to stay for the entire event - stay as long as your schedule permits, any help is welcome and encouraged!!
More Pedal with Pete info:


posted Apr 7, 2018, 1:01 PM by Webmaster Troop253   [ updated Apr 7, 2018, 1:01 PM ]


What: Swim Practice & Test
When: Saturday, April 7 - 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Student Recreation and Wellness Center, 1550 Ted Boyd Dr, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Cost: $5.00 (unless you have a membership at the Rec)

Details: Parents - Proceed directly to Guest Services in the Pro Shop - Tell them you are with Troop 253, they are expecting us. They will have a short release form to complete, then proceed to the locker room to change, we will meet in the pool. We have two lanes of the lap pool reserved just for us.

April 2018 Campout & Whitewater Rafting Trip!!!

posted Feb 15, 2018, 5:55 PM by Webmaster Troop253

Campout Details in Brief:
When: April 20-22
Activity: White Water Rafting
Depart: UCC at 4:30pm Friday April 20
Return: UCC approx noon, Sunday April 22
Cost: $95.00 - includes transportation, rafting, camping, food and state park fees

Rafting Details in Brief
When: April 21 @11am
Where: White Water Adventurers, Ohiopyle Pennsylvania
Activity: A 7 ½ mile Guide-escorted tour down the Lower Yough river, a 3-5 hour trip in class II-IV rapids

Includes rafts, paddles, life jackets, helmets, snack lunch riverside, transportation back to check-in by bus, guides alongside in kayaks. 7 ½ miles, class II-IV rapids Minimum age is 12.


Register Here:

March 2018 Camping - Rock Climbing

posted Jan 26, 2018, 5:10 PM by Webmaster Troop253   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 7:40 PM ]

The March campout is also early in the month, March 2-4 and is Rock Climbing, also by Scout request. 

Because of the variables of weather and equipment we are climbing at Kendal Cliffs, the indoor facility located at Appalachian Outfitters. This will be a traditional campout, we are staying in cabins at Manatoc for the weekend, and climbing from 1-3pm on Saturday. 

The cost for the Weekend, camping & climbing combined is $35.00

Registration form is here:

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