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Scouts BSA Update

Posted on Feb 22 2020 - 10:20pm
As you have probably read in the news, Scouts BSA filed for bankruptcy last week.  You can read the message from national by following this link. 
This decision by the national organization does not affect our local council or district.  For our Troop we will continue with our planned campouts and high adventure treks.

Scouting is safer now than ever before. The safety of the children in our program is our absolute top priority.  Youth protection is always top of mind and one instance of abuse is one too many.    I would like to take this opportunity to remind our adults of what you can to do help protect our youth.  First, take the Scouts BSA youth protection course.  All our registered leaders must complete this course and test every two years.  Second, discuss the content of the course with your scouts.  Third, you and your scout must be vigilant and practice two-deep leadership.  A scout should never be alone with an adult leader, including in all forms of communication like emails and texts. There should always be two registered adults at each event, and in the case of the girl troop, there should always be at least one adult female present at each event.  You can access the youth protection training via this link, and if you do take it, please contact me so we can complete your registration: https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/

Details on Horseback Riding Campout

Posted on Feb 21 2020 - 4:35pm

Campout Details are in the Calendar.  At Feb 24 meeting, bring $25 for riding fee and $15 for grubmaster fee.  

Salesmanship Merit Badge & Class B Meeting

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 7:50pm

Salesmanship Merit Badge

Start working now on your Salesmanship merit badge and finish it up next month with our Spring Flower Sale to complete the requirements!  This class is open to both girls' and boys' troops.

Former troop adult leader, Jeff Kort, will be here Monday night, Feb. 17 at 7:00 pm to lead a class on the Salesmanship merit badge.  The class will last about 30 minutes and will have a follow up session on March 9th at 7:00 pm.  Come in your Class B uniform ready to learn.  

Do you need to meet with adults for a scoutmaster conference or board of review? Connect with the adults you need to speak with in advance of Monday night to set a time they can meet with you. 

Texas Fin-Fur-Con Merit Badge University: 1-day class, earn up to 2 badges!!

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 7:47pm

Texas Fin-Fur-Con (TFFC) Merit Badge University is coming up and will be held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (5550 FM2495 Athens, Texas 75752).

Saturday, March 28th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (3-hour Morning and 3-hour afternoon sessions)  Cost $20 for Scouts, $10 for adult Scout leaders, No cost for Staff.

Sign up ASAP to claim a spot in the class you want - registration will fill quickly for these classes.  In addition to merit badges, there are also classes to work on specific Tenderfoot and Second Class requirments if you want to work towards rank advancement instead. Follow the link below for more details and to register your scout.  Then, keep an eye on our Troop Facebook page so that we can coordinate ride-sharing for the day of the event among the kids who are attending.    


Circle Ten Council - Spring Break Merit Badge University - Camp Wisdom

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 2:44pm

Just announced!  Circle Ten will be having 2 instances of a one-day Merit Badge University, one on March 7 and one on March 14, each day is 9:30-3 at Camp Wisdom.  Details are in the attached link, sign up directly with Circle Ten if you are interested, this is not a Troop event.  https://circleten.ihubapp.org/events/22778.

Shooting campout - roster update - PLEASE READ

Posted on Feb 11 2020 - 2:01pm

Our annual shooting campout is coming up this weekend. Below is the current roster that I have, both adults and scouts. Please review - if your name is not on this list and you are planning on going you need to do two things:

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