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300 Volunteers Needed To Tap Maple Trees For Largest Maple Syurp Festival In Ohio

Volunteers needed to tap Maple Trees!
 


 
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Each year, in the stillness of winter, maple trees stand at the ready… waiting… preparing for that day when they give the very sap needed for true maple syrup.  And this year, the time has come once again.

Who: EVERYONE! It does not matter if you Scout or not! Bring your family, friends, Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship, Girl Scout Troop, 4H Club, Church, and / or Service Club!
What: Maple Tree Sap Tap
When: January 31st, at 9am
Where: Camp Lazaurs, U.S. 23 Delaware, Ohio.

Saturday January 31, 2015 10 am Camp Lazarus begins the Annual Tapping of the Trees. With only volunteer help, nearly 1,000 spiles, buckets, and lids need hung throughout the 300 acre camp. Everyone is welcome to come learn and help tap the trees. Hot coffee and chocolate is always available.

Registration can be done on the Maple Syurp Sap Tap Facebook event page by clicking https://www.facebook.com/events/781839555220060/.

If you unable to register on Facebook, or have any questions, please feel free to call the Camp Ranger at (740) 548-5502.

 


 

The Delaware County Fair:  Ponder the Past and Prepare for a Blast

Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds
Hungry as horse at the fairgrounds

Delaware County Fair’s history and tradition leads makes the fair what it is today.

So it’s almost time for the Delaware County Fair.  While dinner options might include fried candy bars and pepperoni sticks, or perhaps a trip to the Buckeye Valley booth for healthier fare, there was a time when the county fair meant [Read more…]

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Boy Scout Troop 844 sponsors The “Olentangy Challenge.”

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Boy Scout Troop 844 participates in the annual Winter Bushwhack Hike.  They have enjoyed the opportunity so much they decided they could do the something similar in Central Ohio.

The Olentangy Challenge is meant to be available for Scouts and non-Scouts.

The Challenge is loosely based on a Tri-Athalon format.  Walk/Hike, Bike, and canoe/kayak are the intended elements of the opportunity. [Read more…]

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

It’s one of the early signs of spring in Delaware County – the annual Maple Syrup Festival at Camp Lazarus put on by the Boy Scouts of America – Simon Kenton Council. The temperature this past Saturday got up to nearly 50 degrees, and you could tell people were itching to get out of their homes and enjoy the sunshine after a long and brutal winter.

For a $5 admission and $5 all-you-can-eat pancakes, it’s an event filled with entertainment for the whole family. Ironically, the festival’s namesake (Maple Syrup) was in short supply. The Boy Scouts were proud to explain the syrup-making process, and it involves a winter that has frequent daytime temperatures above 40 degrees, and nights below freezing. Since our Central Ohio winter didn’t start seeing daytime temperatures above 40 until this past week, the sap just wasn’t running enough in time for the festival. By opening weekend only three gallons of syrup had been tapped.

Maple Syrup Festival

Winding your way through the campground you were likely to see visions of yesteryear and how the early settlers would have lived. Kids were happy to ride in a horse-drawn carriage, visit a Blacksmith, cut and brand their own piece of wood, churn butter, shoot BB guns, throw tomahawks and much more!

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

Two other presentations that were not to be missed included a firing of an historic cannon and Native American dancing.

Maple Syrup Festival

Maple Syrup Festival

The Simon Kenton Council has things down to a science at this point since this is their 27th year for the annual Maple Syrup Festival. Program Director Ken Ruppel gives much credit to the 175 individuals who volunteer their time to make it all possible. It was clear that the volunteers enjoyed themselves as much as the families enjoyed attending.

To view more photos from the event, visit my Flickr page and scroll away!

 

Boy Scout Troop 61 Lasagna Dinner Fund Raiser

Wednesday 11/13/13 5-7 pm Asbury UMC Boy Scout Troop 61 is hosting a lasagna dinner.

This is a monthly event held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month through May.

Donations are accepted for dinner and all proceeds go to fund the troop throughout the year.

Asbury United Methodist Church is located at 55 W. Lincoln Ave.