Welcome to Troop 928

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  

Shooting Sports Camp out @ Tahuaya, Oct 15 - 18

Posted on Oct 13 2015 - 12:43am

The troop will be camping at  Camp Tahuaya, 2603 Tahuaya Dr, Belton, TX 76513, the weekend of Oct 16 - 18.  The theme of the campout is shooting Sports. All members of the troop will be eligible to shoot 22 caliber Rifles during the event.  Youth age 14 and over will be able to shoot the 20 gauge shot guns.  The firearms and ammunition will be provided.  No personnel firearms or ammunition allowed.  The cost is $60 per person. We will also be performing a service project by helping the Council with the Cub Scout Fall festival.

The date for registering for the Oct 16 – 18 campout at Camp Tahuaya is fast approaching.  Registration has closed. 

Campout Details:

We will muster at the Troop Shed at 7:00 PM on Oct 16th, leaving by 7:30 PM. We will return Oct 18th at 12:15 PM.

Saturday’s events will be geared towards requirements in rifle and shotgun shooting Merit Badges. We are very fortunate that our troop has NRA Certified Range Safety Officers, NRA Certified Rifle and Shotgun Trainers, and NRA Certified Apprentice Trainers. These Assistant Scoutmasters and Scouts have volunteered their time to run this program and ensure we have a safe, fun and eventful experience. The best shooter from each category in rifle and shotgun will square off against an Assistant Scoutmaster to earn the best shooter title. (I’m putting my vote on the Scouts winning, I’ve seen the ASM’s shoot……)

Throughout Saturday, we will be helping Camp Tahuaya staff events for their Webelo Expo. Each adult attending will be stationed at one event during the day for a few hours. (That schedule will be developed at the camp.) Scouts that want to help can also volunteer their time to assist with running the events. During the day, some of our ASM’s will also be assisting our Troop Guides in training younger scouts on requirements for the Road to First Class. Our scouts will also be allowed to walk around to the different events and participate as time allows, especially on the archery range.

Saturday evening is our Patrol Cooking Contest. Our judges will be grading based on three categories: Best Tasting Food, Presentation and Delivery. Each Patrol can enter one, or both, categories – Main Course and/or Dessert.

Saturday evening will conclude with our troop staffing the annual Webelo haunted hay ride. Camp Tahuaya will have costumes available for us to wear, but we are encouraged to bring our own costumes. The Camp does ask that we NOT bring Devil or Witch costumes, but everything else is fair game, especially Zombie and Monster costumes. There will be a Patrol award for the best costume!

Unfortunately, the County Commissioners voted Monday to ban ALL outdoor fires (wood and charcoal), so we will not be able to work on fire-building skills and complete the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge.

The Camp asks that I remind all attending that we are NOT ALLOWED to bring our own firearms or ammunition to the camp. We are required to use their guns and ammo.  Contact Mr. Lee if you have questions. 

Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Andrew Michael Patterson

Posted on Oct 4 2015 - 3:57pm

Mr. & Mrs. Marc Andrew Patterson and Boy Scout Troop 928

cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for

Andrew Michael Patterson

Sunday, November 1, 2015,  2:00pm

The BridgeWhite’s Chapel United Methodist Church

 Reception following ceremony

Boy Scout Appreciation Days

Posted on Sep 27 2015 - 12:16am

Scouts will receive a 20% discount at Dick's Sporting Goods on Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st. Everything from camping equipment to sports gear included! Click here for the flyer.  

You will receive 20% OFF OF EVERYTHING in the store, including your camping items with very few exclusions. See coupon for details on exclusions (firearms and ammo not included plus some other items) and store locations. They will also have the coupon available at the stores on these days.

Adult Training Opportunities:

Posted on Sep 14 2015 - 10:27am

Wood Badge will be conducted October 2, 2015. (click here). 

Wilderness First Aid and CPR will be conducted multiple times in 2015 (click here and here).  Open to Adults and Scouts 14 and older.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training: TBD.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS): September 19-20, October 16-18, 2015 (click here).

Climbing Tower Instructor Training: TBD (click here).

Trainers EDGE: TBD (click here). 

Other Available Adult Training:

Online Youth Protection Training,  Guide to Safe Scouting, Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills, Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Leader-specific Training,   Rock Climbing Instructor, Chaplain Training, Wood Badge, Leave No Trace Train-the-Trainer, Shotgun and Rifle Instructor CertificationRange Safety Officer Certification, Trainers EDGE,  University of Scouting  And More...

Click here for information about these courses and others!

“Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.” Baden-Powell

Rollout of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets begins

Posted on Jun 5 2015 - 4:06pm

The Boy Scouts of America just released its first wave of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets, and they’re insanely cool.

Starting now, Boy Scouts (and troop leaders and merit badge counselors) can download digital versions of the pamphlets for Cooking, First Aid, Animation and Robotics merit badges. More are coming soon (see the list below).

These digital pamphlets are the same price as their print siblings ($4.99), but you get so much more for your money. In addition to everything in the paper versions, Scouts who use the digital versions get:

  • Videos, including “how-to” clips, career bios, virtual tours and multimedia experiences
  • Search, so you can find what you need quickly
  • Simulations, animations, photo slideshows and graphics
  • Interactive Q&A’s

How do I buy these awesome things?  See this step-by-step guide.

Which merit badges are becoming digital?

Merit Badge Counselor Applications

Posted on Jun 5 2015 - 4:06pm

Adults, If you have paperwork to submit to become a Merit Badge Counselor or need to add/remove a badge to your list, please contact David McRae to let him know.  All paperwork needs to be turned in before the end of May if you want to be able to work with scouts over the summer.  For more information on how to become a counselor, please visit the Merit Badge Resource section of the website.

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