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Monthly Outings: Troop 928 has a year-round outings program, with an overnight outing every month planned by the Scouts themselves. In addition, the Troop or any of the patrols may plan day hikes or other activities during the year. See the list of outings and dates in our troop calendar. The Troop outings program is designed to provide the Scouts with fun, new skills, and advancement. In addition to meeting requirements for advancing in rank, outings provide opportunities for earning merit badges, including Camping, Hiking, Cooking, Backpacking, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and many others.

Weekly Meetings: Troop 928 holds weekly meetings at the White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, TX. Meetings are every Monday evening from 7:00pm until 8:30pm except during the summer and any special occurrences. Please refer to the Upcoming Events list to the right for more information. 

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Welcome to "The Journey"! 

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell  

Save the Date 14 May

Posted on Apr 23 2016 - 9:45am

 

Travis Almand's Eagle Scout Court of Honor
14 May, 3 P.M.
Southridge Lakes Clubhouse
111 Southridge Lakes Pkwy, Southlake, TX 76092

Annual Troop Swim Test

Posted on Apr 20 2016 - 10:47pm

All Troop 928 members,

It is a BSA requirement that all Scouts and Adults complete a swim test annually, specifically within the past 12 months before they participate in any activities regarding water, whether boating or swimming. As we have done in the past, Troop 928 will conduct 2 testing sessions during early May, so that scouts and adults planning to attend Camp Murray in Oklahoma during late May, and / or summer camp at San Isabel Scout Ranch in Colorado in early June, will be eligible.

For those scouts needing the swimming requirement for their Road to First Class, Mr. Kester will be at both of the swim events to work with the scouts on the requirements and signing off the requirements once completed.

Our local high school swimming pool director has agreed to hold 4-5 lanes open for us, so that we can oversee multiple swimmers at one time. The pool is located at the Southlake Aquatics Center, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092.

To sign up for a test, please go to our Troop 928 website and sign up for one of the following sessions:
1. Sunday, May 8th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2. Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Campout - Lake Murray, OK

Posted on Apr 2 2016 - 3:15pm

When: May 20-22, 2016
Muster at Scout Shed: 6:30 PM Friday, May 20.
Return to Scout Shed: 1:00 PM Sunday, May 22.

Being our last campout for this scouting period, we wanted to have a fun and enjoyable campout where we have many things to keep us busy.
Our activities for this campout will include: Bicycling, Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Golf (or putt-putt), Museum and Tower
Horseback Riding - $30 additional fee will apply

There will be opportunities for each patrol to work on cooking requirements for rank advancement, as well as opportunities to just hang out.
In addition, the Philmont groups will head out Saturday morning for training on the trails around the lake. The trails are rocky, tree lined, sandy, and rugged, much like Philmont. There are many inclines and obstacles along the trail that make for a challenging and dynamic trek on some parts of the trail. There are many bridges and waterways to see and travel over, there is even a small waterfall along one of the paths. For the most part, the trails are clearly marked, but it is best to use a trail map. The trail is rural so it is possible to see deer and other wild animals.

Map of Lake Murray State Park

Adult Training Opportunities:

Posted on Feb 13 2016 - 9:23pm

Troop 928 requires scouts to complete the National Youth Leadership Training/Twin Arrows course prior to being eligible to run for Senior Patrol Leader. The curriculum of this course teaches youth to better communicate, problem solve, team build, plan activities and become effective leaders for their units. As adult leaders, wouldn’t it be great to know what the youth have been taught to help mentor them in their roles? 

Wood Badge is just that course. It is one of the premier adult leader training courses offered in Scouting. The information and tools provided not only benefit participants to become better leaders for their youth; the skills are very applicable in day-to day roles and work life. In fact, many companies will count Wood Badge as approved training or Continuing Education Units. 

Please consider attending the upcoming spring course at Camp Tahuaya. The course dates are 1st Weekend: Friday, March 18th to Sunday, March 20th and 2nd Weekend: Friday, April 8th to Sunday, April 10th. If those dates don’t fit with your schedule, there are three additional courses offered this year, a week-long course at Sid Richardson in July, a week-long course at Philmont in September, and a split weekend course at Sid Richardson in October. 

Additional information and on-line registration can be found here: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/training-2/wood-badge/

Northern Tier High Adventure Base for canoe treks in Summer 2017

Posted on Feb 3 2016 - 9:31pm

We have been awarded two crews to attend Northern Tier High Adventure Base for canoe treks in Summer 2017! In recent years, we have had several Scouts from the troop attend Northern Tier canoe treks and they all come back having had a great time!

Northern Tier offers wilderness canoeing expeditions in Northern Minnesota, Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Manitoba through three canoe bases (our treks will originate from, and return to, the ELY, MN base). A highly trained staff member, called an Interpreter, accompanies all crews on their trek. Particulars of the trip are outlined below. Additional information about this fantastic BSA facility can be obtained at their website (www.ntier.org) or from those who have already attended.

The cost of the trek is expected to be approximately $1,200 per participant, including airfare. A deposit of $200 will be required by February 1st at which time a binding commitment is required. If you are interested in attending, please email Tom Zelewski (tomz@troop928.org )  as soon as possible. We will establish the roster and waiting list based on emails in order received, subject to receipt of deposit and commitment forms by the deadline. Priority will be given to Scouts with parents also attending (for the first three adults for each crew). We have spots for up to 16 participants (Scouts and adults). We must have at least 2 adults attending per crew. All adults attending must register as BSA leaders and must take Youth Protection Training. Wilderness First Aid training is also required.

We need a volunteer to be the lead adult advisor for the treks. This person will assume responsibility going forward for the planning and logistics of the trip.

Trek Details

Summer Camp in Colorado at San Isabel Scout Ranch

Posted on Jan 23 2016 - 8:54pm

Troop 928-

Summer will be here before you know it, and a new adventure awaits for those who signup!

Troop 928 will be enjoying weather in the 70s during the first week of July in the stunning mountains of Colorado at San Isabel Scout Ranch. The camp is at 9,000 feet elevation and is about 100 miles from Philmont. It is about a 10 hour drive from here and is in the Rockies of Southern Colorado (North of Santa Fe and Southwest of Pueblo). The camp has been nationally accredited since 1963.

We will depart on a contracted commercial bus the evening of Saturday, July 2nd, and return the evening of Sunday, July 10th.

Cost is $650 per person and includes the camp, professional bus service for the week (to be on call as needed), meals including during trip there and back, and T-shirts.  

Payment Plan for scouts:
$200 by February 8, 2016 (the troop already paid for numerous spaces in December to hold our campsite)
$225 by March 7, 2016
$225 by April 7, 2016
$45 for optional Whitewater Rafting (must be BSA Swim Certified to participate) is due by May 7, 2016

Additional important information contained on the attachment.

Short video of camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0H51tFwhEU&feature=youtu.be

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