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Boy Scout Troop 228 is located in Berea, Ohio and charted by the United Methodist Church of Berea. We are in the Western Trails District of the Lake Erie Council. Troop meetings are on Sunday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the United Methodist Church at 170 Seminary Street.

There are monthly camping trips. Recent destinations have been Beaumont Scout Reservation, Camp Alaska at Firelands Scout Reservation, Camp Miakonda near Toledo, Mohican Wilderness Campground, white water rafting on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania, South Bass Island, Camp Stigwandish, Top O’Ledges, and Buffalo Naval Park. We go to Seven Ranges Scout Reservation for summer camp. This is a week long trip beginning on a Sunday and ending on a Saturday, usually the fourth week in June.

For our High Adventure program we sent a crew to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in 2014. We sent eight scouts to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. In the summer of 2012 several of our scouts attended the Eagle Base High Adventure program in the Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania. In 2010 the Troop sent groups of older Scouts to Tinnerman Wilderness Canoe Base and the National Scout Jamboree. Older Scouts also went to the Florida Sea Base in 2009 and Adventure West Virginia in 2008.

For further information contact the Scoutmaster Dale Dragony at scoutmaster@berea228.mytroop.us

Au Sable River Crew

 

1st Class Swim Requirement/Sea Base swim test

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:36am

Any Tenderfoot or 2nd Class Scouts that have not completed their 1st Class Scout Water Rescue requirements will meet at the BW Rec Center with Mr Tony Dick on February 25th in lieu of the regular meeting. Scouts should meet with Mr. Dick in the parking lot of the the BW rec center at 6:25 with swim trunks under clothes, towel and permission slip. The requirement should take about an hour. The Crew going to Sea Base in August will take there BSA Swim Test at that time also. Please sign up on-line.

SPL Elections

Posted on Feb 12 2018 - 10:55pm

The Troop will be electing their next Senior Patrol Leader at this Sundays meeting. The floor will be open for nominations prior to the vote. Scouts accepting the nomination should come prepared to give a short campaign speech. The newly elected SPL will be inducted the at the following meeting.

Troop Court of Honor

Posted on Feb 2 2018 - 8:01am

The Troop will be holding it's semi-Annual Court of Honor in lieu of of the Troop meeting on Sunday February 11th at 6:30. Scouts will be recognized for Advancements and Merit Badge completions within the last six months. All Scouts should be in attendance and all parents are HIGHLY encouraged to attend! Members of the Troop Committee will be speaking about Summer Camp, Rechartering and other extremely important items. Scouts are encouraged to bring a snack to share following the program.

Klondike sign ups are open!

Posted on Jan 24 2018 - 3:14pm

Please sign up online for the District Klondike to be held the weekend of February 2nd at Beaumont. We will be staying in a heated cabin with all meals provided.

Tubing at Brandywine

Posted on Jan 24 2018 - 3:11pm

The Troop is planning an outing to Brandywine Ski resort this Saturday, January 27th for tubing at the Polar Blast hill. The Troop will depart and return to the Berea UMC parking lot. We plan on departing at 10:30 sharp and return around 4:00. Scouts need to dress for the weather and should bring spending money for the concession stand. Please sign up online so we can plan transportation. Parents, please complete the attached permission slip and be prepared to sign the group roster/ waiver from Brandywine prior to our departure.

Troop 228 Recharter and 2018 financial news

Posted on Jan 10 2018 - 9:34pm

Hi Scouts and parents:

The Troop has been rechartered for 2018 with the National Boy Scouts of America. Scouts and adult Leaders will need to pay $33 for membership. However, boys that have joined or transferred into the Troop during 2017 and have paid the $45 joining fee have already paid this $33 fee for 2018.