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

Posted on Aug 12 2020 - 11:20am

*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.

The following info was part of the original event planning, and it subject to change due to current requirements to follow safety precautions.  As we learn more about the updated event plans, this post will be revised. 

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.

More information, including a contact


Committee Meeting August 10, 6:30-8:00 pm

Posted on Jul 25 2020 - 9:19am

We will have a Committee Meeting on Monday, August 10, 6:30-8:00 pm.  The main focus of the meeting will be planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We will discuss safety protocols and options for both virtual and socially distanced events, as well as backup plans in the case of further COVID shutdowns. Zoom information is in the calendar.

July Sea Base Crews postpone trip to December

Posted on Jul 15 2020 - 9:55pm

With rising Covid-19 cases causing increasing worry over traveling to Florida for the summer Sea Base trip, our two crews have found a solution. The trip has been postponed until December 2020. We have a new reservation for December 27 - January 2nd. We still have two open spots in one of the crews if there is anyone else interested in joining in for the adventure!  Each crew will be coral reef sailing for the week.  You must be at least 14 by December 27 to be eligible. For more details on cost and the trip itself, contact David Grossman. 

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)

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