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Boy Scouts Troop 85 Update

The Action Troop played a very important role during the Kiwanis Kids Day. There were more than 2,500 kids that participated in this event. The Scouts were able to recruit new members and show off their scouting skills.

While the other Scouts were busy at the Kiwanis Kids Day, Joshua Livengood and Jacob Kuzyk completed their NRA Hunting Safety License Class with flying colors.

Merit Badges

How are you doing on finishing up those merit badges started? Need Help? Please see Mr. Mullins if you have a partial merit badge to be completed. There are several Scouts that started a merit badge, now is the time to get it done.

If you are an adult that would like to help a Scout with a merit badge, please let Mr. Mullins know what merit badge you have knowledge in.

Montgomery Farm Campout

The campout at Montgomery Farm was a success. The Scouts earned the Archery merit badge.

Mr. Lewis demonstrates arrow repair, inspect the shafts, and prepare and replace at least three vanes, one point, and one nock.

Scouts Then & Now

Scouting has not changed much over the past 100 years, but some facts have changed. These facts were compiled out of the "Parents Boy Scout Handbook," dated 1963.

Troop dues:

1963: $0.10 per meeting

2021: $1.25 per meeting

Merit Badges:

1963: Dairying, Bookbinding, Beekeeping, Masonry

2021: Geocaching, Chess, Archery, Environmental Science

Committees and Merit Badge Counseling:

1963: Comprised of men

2021: Both men and women are involved in both aspects.

Congratulations to our Country Meat Patch Recipients!

Squad Patch (at least 24 sticks sold): Draco, Dakota, Liam, Ben, Jacob, Joel and Josiah

Hero Patch (at least 144 sticks sold): Joshua, Tristan and Dakota

About Troop Newsletter:

Information compiled by Gerri Kuzyk, Troop Leader. All information is subject to change at any time. If you would like to contribute to this newsletter, contact Gerri at

By Gerri Kuzyk, Troop Leader

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