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Welcome to the home page of Boy Scout Troop 41 in Bay Village, Ohio.  Troop 41 was chartered by Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church in 1964 and is currently celebrating 50 years of scouting on the shores of Lake Erie.

After 50 successful years, Troop 41 continues to excel in providing a quality scouting experience for boys in Bay Village and its surrounding communities.  So far this year the troop has traveled to Beaumont, Manatoc, Stigwandish, Firelands, Holiday Valley Ski Resort, and White Star Park in Gibsonburg, OH.  Six scouts and 3 adults travelled to SeaBase Bahamas for high adventure on the high seas during July.  Troop 41 activities have included Camp Alaska, the Western Trails Klondike Derby, ski club, broomball, foot golf, disc golf, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, a Chili Madness fundraiser, rookie campout, marching in the Bay Village Memorial Day Parade, summer camp and an Environmental Science merit badge workshop. Troop 41 has also participated in service projects including serving Dutch oven cobbler to the congregation of Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church (their chartered organization), spring cleanup of the church grounds, assisting with the Village Project fundraiser “Project Pedal”, and cleaning up Cahoon Park following the annual Bay Days celebration of Independence Day.  Scouts have also completed or assisted with Eagle projects including curating a military display for the Westlake Historical Society at Clague House Museum, building and landscaping a fire ring at John Knox Presbyterian Church, rebuilding and landscaping the dumpster enclosure at Bethesda, and building raised garden beds and a rain barrel irrigation system for Flat Rock Homes, a care center for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Troop 41 scouts are currently looking forward to autumn adventures including cycling the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Towpath Bike Trail, an annual September bike campout at South Bass Island State Park, the annual popcorn sale, assisting with All-Bay Campout activities, backpacking at Oak Openings Preserve, an Iron Chef campout at Firelands, and a winter backpacking trip in December.  Plans are also underway for a Michigan high adventure trip to include hiking the dunes, kayaking in the Upper Peninsula, and exploring the natural wonders of Michigan in July 2018. If you are interested in learning more about Troop 41 please join us at a troop meeting at Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church on Thursdays at 7:15PM or email baytroop41@gmail.com

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