Mulch Deliveries Start March 26

Thank you to everyone who ordered mulch. The Scouts and parents canvassed their neighborhoods, hung signs and addressed hundreds of envelopes. Through their hard work and your generosity the Troop exceeded last year’s sales by nearly 50% — more than 1,000 bags sold. In total, the troop sold more than 4,000 bags.

We have submitted our order, so we are no longer be accepting new orders from the public.

Now the real fun begins. On Tuesday our mulch will arrive on five flatbed semi trucks. Home deliveries will begin that afternoon.

Thanks again for supporting Troop 113.

How to hang a bear bag

When camping back country, it’s important to store your food and other “smellables” out of reach of bears and other critters. Food, toothpaste, bug spray and other heavily scented items will attract animals, so it’s important to keep these items out of your tent and stored safely away from the rest of the campsite.

This video explains one way to hang a bear bag. It is also a skill we will practice.

Camping hack contest

Everyone has great ideas on how to make camping easier, safer, more fun, less expensive or more conservation minded. All you have to do is search for “camping hacks” and come up with lists and lists of interesting, odd, silly and really great ideas.

So here’s a challenge: Find your favorite camping hack and share it in the comments below. Even better if you can use it yourself (or have used it before). Also, more points if you recycle or reuse (a Scout is thrifty). Light weight, easy to pack and multipurpose, better yet.

Here are a couple of ideas to get you thinking.

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Now, let’s see what you can find.

Mulch Deliveries Begin April 3

This year’s mulch sale has wrapped up — all the mulch has been ordered and will be arriving by truck on Tuesday morning. Deliveries will begin that week and continue through Saturday, April 7 (weather permitting).

Thank you neighbors for your support. Thank you parents for helping with deliveries through the week. And Scouts, you better bulk — you’ve got a lot of hefty bags to deliver. 🙂

If you have any comments or questions about delivery, please post them below.

Annual registration

Hi parents and Scouts,

It’s time for our annual registration. This year, you can pay online to the Troop PayPal account. Just click the button below and follow the online instructions. You will have the option to pay with your PayPal account, or credit or debit card.

  • Youth registration by itself is $26 ($1 to cover PayPal fees).
  • Youth registration with Boy’s Life annual subscription is $38.

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Activity wishlist

If you could do any activity in the world what would it be?

Post your top 3 ideas in the comments area below!

This is for our 2016-2017 camping trips. If you need some ideas here are some past ideas our Troop has come up with:

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Zip-lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Rock climbing


Attention Rodney Campers: Special Meeting Tuesday

Special Meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, to go over merit badge prerequisites, paperwork review and turn-in, final packing instructions, logistics, questions and anything else related to Summer Camp.

This is a MANDATORY meeting for all parents and scouts going to Camp Rodney, whether you are going with the troop or on your own.

  1. Bring 2 copies of your completed BSA physical to include two copies of your insurance card for each scout and adult.  Make sure your last TDAP (or Tetanus) shot was within 10 years.  Keep one additional copy for yourself — you will not get the two copies back.
  2. Adults spending the night need a physical — including the Tetanus shot. Use the same physical forms above.
  3. Bring any pre-reqs you need to have signed off. We will be teaching the  CPR familiarization requirement as a troop during the meeting. All other requirements are in the program guide listed with the merit badge classes you are taking.
  4. Download your packing list here.
  5. Bring any questions you have about logistics and travel.