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Remaining Troop Adult Volunteer Needs

Posted on Jun 22 2020 - 3:32pm

THANK YOU to the following adults for stepping up to volunteer with the troop.

Another volunteer came forward last week! Thank you to Kelly Bond for taking the role of Hospitality for the troop. Who else can help?!

Beginning January 2021, Stacey Lawrence will be the boys' troop Scoutmaster. Starting right away, we are thankful that Beth Haynes will serve as our new Acheivements Chair and Rolf Gatlin will serve as our Medical Form Coordinator.

We still have a few remaining needs for adult volunteers - the foundation of this troop is stronger when we have more adults connected and helping keep things going behind the scenes. Even if you can not commit to a big job, many hands make the work lighter for all!

1. Trail to First Class Leader (or two if we have people who'd rather share the role) - to lead weekly Trail to First Class (TFC) sessions before troop meetings as a help to younger scouts working through the early ranks. Older scouts are also assigned to assist the TFC Leader as they practice their own leadership skills. 

2. Flower Sale & Camp Card Fundraising: We are looking for a new adult leader to organize the flower fundraiser that is held in the fall and spring. This involves coordinating with the store owner, editing the sale flyer, communicating the details to the troop, collecting orders to submit to the store owner, and coordinating the distribution of the orders to scouts when the flowers come in.  

    We also need a point person for the Camp Card fundraiser held in late spring - this can be done separately from flower sales or as a part of the same role.  A simpler job, this fundraising task involves handing out the cards to scouts to sell and communicating the details to the troop. Money & unsold cards then need to be collected and returned to the council.

3. Registration/Council Point Person: We have a need for a volunteer to help our Committee Chair manage the paperwork that must be handed in to the council office and sort out any questions with registration. This task typically involves a monthly visit to the council office for various administrative matters. 

If you are interested or have questions about any of these volunteer needs, please contact Kyle Donovan at [email protected]

Spring Flower Fundraiser -- Success!!

Posted on Jun 20 2020 - 9:58pm

Between T444 and T444G, our scouts raised a total of $2781 in flower sales this spring - well done!  From that amount, $1960, has been placed into campership accounts for scouts who requested funds for camp, trips or other scout costs.  Congratulations, Scouts, on helping to earn your way for the adventures you enjoy. 

Traffic Control for Pastor Blair's Goodbye Parade

Posted on Jun 19 2020 - 12:21pm

Our Scouts have been asked to serve as traffic control for Pastor Blair's goodbye "parade" as she prepares to start her new role as Director of Leadership Ministry at the Texas Methodist Foundation on July 1st.

The parade will be held on Sunday, June 21st from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

This is a way for the Troop to say thank you for Pastor Blair's support these last four years (while earning service hours).

Mr. Sweeney will coordinate getting:

  • Orange vests for our volunteers from Pastor Maggie
  • Traffic cones from Kara Ross, the Dayschool Director

Troop Needs:

  • Scout and parent volunteers to direct cars into a traffic flow that will wind through the north parking lot (RSVP here)

Phoenix Patrol Meeting by Zoom on June 15 2:00 PM

Posted on Jun 12 2020 - 10:28pm
Phoenix Patrol (scouts who just finished 6th grade):  
We need to have a meeting about our next patrol leader and assistant patrol leader.  We can also talk about the possibility of getting together in person - please find out if your parents would be ok with that so we can think of a plan together.
Topic: Phoenix Patrol Zoom Meeting
Time: Jun 15, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 774 9567 7960
Password: 4LxJGC

Summer Camp is Back On Again!

Posted on Jun 12 2020 - 10:27pm
Have your plans changed this summer? Ours have. We are now going to summer camp at Camp Orr in Jasper, AR. July 12-18, cost $325. Please contact Sara Knowles this week if interested

FIN-FUR-CON Merit Badge Event rescheduled to October 10th

Posted on Jun 11 2020 - 1:28pm

*If you registered your scout for the original date in March and have not cancelled, your registration has been moved automatically to the new date. If you aren't signed up, take a look at the site for more details. Its a great opportunity for earning merit badges. We can coordinate car pools as the date nears.**

October 10

The is an annual merit badge university and Trail to First Class event with a focus on the outdoors, wildlife, and conservation; in partnership with Circle Ten Council and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).

Cost is $20 per Scout, $10 per adult Scout leader and no cost for Staff.

Make it a fun, family event! Family members are invited to come and enjoy a visit to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, a world-class museum and 90-acre facility that combines visitation and outdoor education, and a production fish hatchery. Its mission is to provide an educational, entertaining visitor experience that promotes freshwater sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of aquatic resources in Texas. For all the details about planning your Family visit, check out the TFFC site.

Admission to the TFFC for family members is separate from Scout admission to the MBU event. However, families choosing to visit the TFFC while their Scout(s) attend the MBU may purchase meal tickets at $10 each and have lunch with their Scout. Meal tickets will be available for purchase during MBU registration.

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