Welcome to Troop 85!
Troop 85 is a Boy Scout troop chartered to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. First chartered in 1959, Troop 85 has operated continuously for almost 50 years. We are part of the Chillicothe District of Tecumseh Council 439.
Troop 85 is open to all boys who are older than 11 (or who have completed the 5th grade) and who are younger than 18. Boys younger than 11 or who have not yet completed the fifth grade are encouraged to visit Cub Scout Pack 85.
On March 21st several Troop 85 scouts volunteered to help with the St Luke Stations of the Cross service. QuinnR, ChrisB, LukeL, SeanL, SteffanP, JamesB, and EricD read the stations, held candles, and carried the cross through each station. The Stations of the Cross is one of several parish activities that Troop 85 is proud to support throughout the year. The event received much positive feedback, and many thanks to Mr Heaton and the other adult leaders who helped to make this a memorable event.
At this year’s Chillicothe Merit Badge Trail held at the Greene County Career Center, a total of 17 Troop 85 Scouts took part, where 45 merit badges were worked on. This included 26 merit badges that are required for Eagle rank. The event included 3 separate Saturday mornings – February 1st, February 15th, and March 1st. Many thanks to Mr. Boyd and all of the merit badge counselors who made this a wonderful event.
For Klondike 2014, 6 BSA Troop 85 boy scouts and 2 adult leaders went to a Winter Camporee event at Camp Miakonda, near Toledo, OH from 17-19 January. Matt M., Michael B, John Paul B, Michael P, Jordan H, and Christopher H went on the trip, with Jordan as senior patrol leader and Chris as a patrol leader. Klondike is an event where, using supplies brought with them by sled, Boy Scout patrols complete certain events relating to scouting skills. Some events include fire building/cooking, first aid, compass, woodcraft, and knots/pioneering. Our troop did well overall. In addition to the event, they also stayed overnight, and camped in below-freezing temperatures. Brrrr. Many thanks to Mr. Madsen and Mr. Price for being the adult leaders!
This is the calendar of all events for the year.