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Welcome to Troop 418!

Boy Scout Troop 418, part of the Boy Scouts of America, is located in Hilliard, Ohio. (A North West suburb of Columbus, Ohio)  We are a youth-led organization focused on teaching young men the skills they will need throughout their lives.   We encourage our youth to become leaders through Troop positions which help them develop life skills within and outside of scouting.

Troop 418 is an active Troop. We plan monthly camping trips and attend a week of summer camp each year.  Our Troop is also active in giving back to the community with our annual involvement with Toys for Tots and other service activities throughout the year. Our Troop attends Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimmaron, New Mexico every other year.  Philmont is the premier national high adventure camp for Scouts.

Troop 418 has been in existence for 23 years.  Since this time we have had the success of 28 Eagle Scouts. We meet at Hilliard Presbyterian Church every Monday night during the school year at 7pm.

Feel free to attend one of our weekly meetings and check us out!

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Committee Meeting @ Zoom (Online)
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
20 Mile Hike – Upper Olentangy Trail
Jul 11 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Troop 418:

Here are the details for our 20 mile hike:

This time, we will be hiking on the Upper Olentangy Trail.  We will start at the most northern point located behind Hills Market.  The trail then heads south towards downtown following the Olentangy River,  Please see the map attached.

This will be our 5th and final hike for those scouts who are working on their Hiking Merit Badge.  You have come along way and this is the final hike you need to complete your requirements!!  For those who weren't able to attend our previous hikes, please don't hesitate to come out and enjoy the outdoors with us and get some fresh air.

Please remember to bring a water bottle and wear clothing appropriate for the weather that day.  We're starting earlier than usual because chances are, it's going to get hot and we want to avoid the hottest part of the day.

Please RSVP so we can plan on how many people will be attending.

 Upper Olentangy trail.pdf

Summer Camp 2020 – Camp Hugh Taylor Birch
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm


Thank you very much for everyone who has RSVP'ed so far.

We need to give our final counts to the campground on this Saturday, 6/27/20

PLEASE RSVP in Trooptrack if you haven't done so far if you want to attend Summer Camp this year.

The charges will be billed to your scout account with the Troop.  

If you have any questions or need any other information, please respond back to this email and I will respond back to you ASAP

FYI – So far we have a total of 9 scouts in our Troop that are planning on attending!

Thank you

July 12 – 18, 2020

I have spoken with a few scouts and would like to offer the opportunity for all scouts interested in attending Summer Camp this year, the week of July 12th, 2020 at Camp Hugh Taylor Birch located at:4057 Swimming Pool Road • Yellow Springs, OH 45387

There will be more than 44 merit badge opportunities available!!

The full details about the camp is available at:

There are multiple links on the website dedicated to the program changes due to COVID-19.

We have one adult leader that will be attending all week with the Troop. We would love to have some additional adults be able to stay with them for a day or two to help out.  I plan on attending on Sunday through Monday evening and returning Friday evening until we pack out on Saturday.  We would love to get volunteers for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening.

The cost of the week-long overnight camp is $250. Additional activities require other costs. Those prices are also available on the website when you select "Details" about Week B, and then view the "Activities" tab.

We are still working out the details for transportation to and from the event due to the current State of Ohio's recommendations. The closer we get or if any new information is released, I will update everyone ASAP.  We are in the process of gathering information to let everyone know what to pack, forms, etc.  This communication will go out as soon as possible.

Merit Badge and Activity Registration

Merit Badge and Activity registration will not occur during online registration. Scouts will be able to sign up as they move through the program areas in their groups throughout the day. If there is a fee associated with the course that can be purchased from the trading post.

New Tent Policy

All tent camping will be single person camping unless they are from the same family unit. All tents this summer must be provided by the unit or family. Camp tents will not be available.

New Refund Policy

In the event you, your Scout, or your Unit cannot attend camp due to COVID-19, all paid fees will be refunded in an expedited manner.

Please email me with any questions or thoughts by replying back to this email through Troop Track.

Please DO NOT register on-line. We are registering as a Troop.

If you can please respond back either by emailing me or marking an RSVP for this event in TroopTrack before next Saturday, 6/20/20, that would really help with the planning. 


Virtual Committee Meeting @ Zoom (Online)
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Troop Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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