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(Christiansburg, Ohio)
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Welcome to Troop 88

Troop 88 at 2011

Summer Camp

BSA Troop 88 was founded in 1944 by the Honey Creek Baptist Church just North of Christiansburg.  Ralph Sutherly was the first Scoutmaster. The Troop enjoyed camping in the woods West of the Church as well as other areas close by. The Charter was transferred to Social Lodge #139 I.O.O.F. Lodge in Christiansburg in 1952 with Russell Ullery as Scoutmaster. In 1954, Bill Gabriel became Scoutmaster. The Troop was folded in 1956 but continued into the 60's as a boy's club. 

In 1992, The Christiansburg/Grafton United Methodist Church was asked if they would sponsor  a Boy Scout Troop. They voted to sponsor a Troop, and when the question came up about a Troop number, it was decided to use 88 as several Church members were members of the old Troop. Richard Furrow was a charter member of the original Troop.
Keith Hanselman became the Scoutmaster of the Troop. His son, Chris Hanselman became the Troop's first Eagle Scout. Something the original Troop did not have. That number has increased to 11 Eagle Scouts.

The Troop has enjoyed camping in the Christiansburg area as well as other spots across Ohio. In fact, the Troop has camped in Indiana, been to Kentucky and Michigan. The Troop has also left the United States twice and camped in Canada. The Troop also enjoys caving in Indiana.

Michael Grove became Scoutmaster in 2001 until 2008. At that time, Keith Hanselman became Scoutmaster again. 

Our Eagle Scouts

Chris Hanselman    Brent Laughman    Paul Lee    Tyler Kutherman    Brian Selsor
Jonathan Peirson    Michael Thornton    Andrew Thornton    Chad Rockey     Andy Thompson    Nathan Grove    Heath Snider   

Come on! Join the fun!!!!!


Contact us at:

Troop Meeting

Monday 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Christiansburg United Methodist Church
7 East 3rd. Street
(Corner of North Monroe Street & East 3rd. Street)
Christiansburg, OH 45389

Keith Hanselman

Brent Perkins
Assistant Scoutmaster

Tom Smith
Assistant Scoutmaster

David Drow
Assistant Scoutmaster




Up coming events

September 6TH. 6:30PM St. Paris Library. Troop leadership meeting

September 8TH, Pony Wagon Days Parade. Line up at the old Jr. High at 5:30PM

September 10TH. we have been ask to help with a district service project to pick up litter
on the bike trail in Urbana. We need to meet at the Coffee Depot in Urbana at 1:00PM. Wear old clothes and bring gloves.
September 11TH. Dedication of the beam from the World Trade Center,  at Freedom Grove in Urbana. (State Route 55 & US 68)  We need to be there at 1:00PM to help where we can. The dedication is at 2:00PM.After the dedication, the movie Twin Towers will be shown at the Champaign County Gov. Bldg. We need ALL Scouts & leaders there. All who attend will receive a special patch. Go to
for more information.

September 12TH. Troop meeting

September 14TH. Cub Scout sign up night, 7:00PM at the Elem School.  We need several Scouts to do some activities with the new Cubs, such as a game, tying knots or anything you might want to do.

September 19TH. Troop meeting
September 23-25TH. Fall Camporee at Fairborn. Cost is $15.00 plus our food. I need to know who is attending to report how many will be there. Go to  for more information.

September 26TH. Troop meeting

October 3RD. Troop meeting

October 7-9TH. WEBELOS Woods, Champaign County Fairgrounds. We have been ask to help do a first aid demonstration to help WEBELOS earn their Readyman pin.

October 10TH. Troop meeting

October 17TH. Troop meeting
October 24TH. Troop meeting

October 31ST. Troop meeting

November 7TH. Troop meeting

November 11-13TH Second Annual Restore & Explore at Camp Birch

November 14TH. Troop meeting

November 21ST. Troop meeting

November 28TH. Troop meeting

December 5TH. Troop meeting

December 12TH. Troop Christmas Party