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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.  Out 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 22 years.  Since this time we have had the success of 23 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

Service Project: Miscellaneous
Sep 1 all-day

Event for recording miscellaneous service hours

Troop Meeting: Committee Meeting – Kick off Year Event
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Welcome to the new scout year! I hope your scout enjoyed their first meeting this week and excited about the upcoming scout year.

I recently have worked with our web site developer to improve the look and link of our online calendar to Scout Track to our website. If interested you can subscribe to our calendar to have events synced with your personal calendar. Keep up to date on scout activities by visiting our Troop website.

I wanted to personally invite you to a kick off committee meeting on Thursday September 1st from 7 – 8:30pm at the Schlotterer home. We will be going over the schedule for the year and set goals as a committee in what we want to do this year. The evening will also have a social component to it in which I will be providing drinks and lite snacks to allow us some time to get to know one another a little better outside of the normal Monday Committee Meetings. I hope you are able to join us. In an effort to track your availability in attending, I set up a sign-up genius. Please plan to RSVP your attendance so we can plan accordingly.

See you next Thursday!


Tim Schlotterer

School Holiday: Labor Day Holiday – No Troop Meeting
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:59 pm
Campout: Biking Campout
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm

Hi Troop 418,

Here’s an announcement about our next exciting campout –
a Bicycling Campout!

Troop 418 Bicycling Campout
September 9 to 11, 2016
Camp Friedlander

581 Ibold Rd, Loveland, Ohio

About the Campout
It’s time to hit the trail – the bike trail. Activities include bicycling, hiking, cooking, and camping. Plus, scouts will learn how to ride safely, cycling first aid, how to maintain and repair their bikes, how to plan rides, and much more. Whether you’re a bicycling beginner or a seasoned rider this campout is for you. We will take ability levels into consideration and use the scouting buddy system. This campout will count towards rank requirements or cycling merit badge.

Friday, September 9, 2016
5:30 p.m. – Hilliard Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Noon – Ackerman Eye Center, 4555 Cemetery Road, Hilliard

To be determined after campout.
Near $30 range.

Register by September 5:
Sign-Up Genius

What to Bring:
•BSA Permission Slip – Signed


•BSA Medical Form up to date
(Annual form must up to date and submitted to Scoutmaster)


•Bicycle: good working order (If you do not have a bike contact Mr. Morris.)
•Helmet: fits correctly (If you do not have a helmet contact Mr. Morris.)
•Water Bottle for Bike: (attached to bike or in a small daypack while biking)
•Sunscreen (50+ preferred)
•Rain Gear: If you do not have rain gear you will not participate. A poncho will do.
What to Bring – Personal Gear

For more information about Camping visit


Cycling Merit Badge Requirements

Cycling Merit Badge Interactive Booklet

This will be an exciting trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Campout Adult Leaders In Charge:
Don Morris — Scoutmaster:
Karl Litterer – Cycling Merit Badge Counselor

Hope you can make it!

Jerry Freewalt
Troop 418 Outdoor/Activities Chair

Badge Deadline for Troop
Sep 12 all-day

Please have all blue cards, rank advancement or other information submitted to Mr. Hopping by the end of the September 12, 2016 Troop Meeting. This is to prepare for the Court of Honor on September 19, 2016.

Fun Facts about Troop 418!

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