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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"! 

“The Scoutmaster must be alert to check badge hunting as compared to badge earning.” Baden-Powell  

Campout to Ft. Hood, Dec 12-14

Posted on Dec 7 2014 - 1:47am

Troop 928 will be visiting Fort Hood the weekend of 12-14 December.  We will be hosted by the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) — the "Lucky 13th".  Fort Hood is approximately 60 miles north of Austin and 50 miles south of Waco. The city of Killeen borders Fort Hood to the east and Copperas Cove borders Fort Hood to the west. 

Fort Hood, TX. Camp Finlayson  Latitude: 31.0990635  Longitude: -97.8350207

Activities will include a tour of Fort Hood and eating at their chow hall.  Additional activities may include visits to: the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, Hood Army Airfield, barracks tour, Engagement Skill Trainer and motor pool/hanger. We are also looking into the possibility of late night bowling. 

This campout is focused on experiencing Fort Hood and having fun.  We will not be working on any specific merit badges, but we will “Tour a federal facility”, which satisfies a requirement of the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge (Eagle required).

 We will be camping on base at Camp Finlayson and all of our meals will be purchased at their dining facility.  So, we will need to bring our camping gear, but we can leave our chuck boxes behind. 

 $30 per scout (or adult) will cover camping, grub and bowling (if available).

Mike Terry is the ASM organizing this event.  Please contact him if you have any questions.

LOCK-IN at Group Dynamix - ALL NIGHT. Friday, Jan 9

Posted on Dec 7 2014 - 1:47am

LOCK-IN at Group Dynamix - ALL NIGHT !! Activities include:

Group challenges, survivor games, low ropes challenges, up to 29 intense high ropes elements including climbing walls, zip lines, rope bridges, challenge poles, inflatables, two movie theaters, Giant Basketball, group video games and so much more. Cost $45.00. Consent form and additional information will become soon via email.

- Parents: Are free as chaperones, bring a bedroll and pillow to get some sleep if you like.

- Meet at the scout shed at 7 pm Friday evening, return at 8:45 to 9:00am Saturday.

- Snacks and drinks will be provided

Contact ASM Gary Traylor for information.

U.S.S. Lexington & Sea World Campout

Posted on Nov 18 2014 - 5:15pm

January’s campout is going to take us to two completely different great locations. The first stop on Saturday will be at Sea World where we will take a behind the scene tour of the park and sleep on the floor in the shark enclosure. After eating breakfast on Sunday we will travel to Corpus Christi and board the USS Lexington where you will be able to tour the ship, go on a history scavenger hunt and spend the night in the crew bunks. This is sure to be a great 3 day 2 night trip that will take place during the 3day weekend / Martin Luther King holiday.

Cost: Scouts $185.00 / Parents $160.00                                                        

Includes: Accommodations and all meals for scouts. Bring additional money for souvenirs..

Transportation: Will be provided by the parents attending the trip.

Accommodations: Both Sea World and the USS Lexington will have separate sleeping areas for any Moms wanting to make the trip.

Everyone attending the MUST complete a Release Packet required by Sea World. It will be available for download after Nov 21st.                                                           

DEADLINE for signups is November 25th.

Departing 9:30 am Saturday Jan 17,  Returning approx 4:00 pm Monday Jan 19

2016 Expeditions for Philmont Scout Ranch

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 6:39pm

I have agreed to register Troop 928 for the 2016 Expeditions for Philmont Scout Ranch.  Unit reservation requests for 2016 Expeditions for Philmont Scout Ranch will be made online thru Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  This is strictly a random draw.  IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE UNIT RESERVATION PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL OF WHO (BOTH SCOUTS AND ADULT ADVISORS) WOULD WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A JULY, 2016 7-DAY TREK BY MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 17TH.  Additional information follows along with a copy of the 2014 7-Day Itinerary Guidbook - Philmont Treks

Yours in Scouting, Jon Graswich

The Philmont fee is charged for every participant, including adult advisors.

 Cost: $508/person plus transportation. 

Payment Schedule to Philmont: $100/person deposit due Jan. 30, 2015, $204/person advance due Oct. 1, 2015, $204/person balance due March 1, 2016.

Adult Training Opportunities:

Posted on Oct 19 2014 - 7:27am

Wood Badge will be conducted at Worth Ranch in March/April 2015.  Click here for full information. 

Wilderness First Aid and CPR will be conducted in October 2014 (click here) and multiple times in 2015 (click here).  Open to Adults and Scouts 14 and older.

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   November 7 - 8, 2014 at Trophy Club Park.  Click here.

University of Scouting is November 15 in Burleson.  Click here.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course - Fall 2014: Open to Adults and Scouts 14 and older.  Click here for more information. 

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!

“We do not want to make Scout training too soft.” Baden-Powell

Important information about parking and access at the church

Posted on Oct 18 2014 - 10:19pm

As we have all seen there are lots of activities going on at the church.  With the additional  congestion due to the construction there have been issues with traffic and pedestrian control.   In an effort to alleviate some issue we have worked with the church to develop parking areas for the scouting associated vehicles along with entry and exit points for us to use on our meeting nights.  Please utilize only the areas indicated on the attached map.  For drop of and pick up of your son please utilize the area by the memorial fountain so your son can enter and exit the building though the doors in the new commons area.  Since many others utilize the church for meetings that are not as exuberant in nature as ours we need to ensure our boys stay within the area assigned for our meetings.  All adults need to help ensure our boys stay within the area of Wesley Hall and the commons area.  The refreshment area and its contents are not for the scouts use or consumption.  We also need to ensure that all stay out of the construction areas.   The fence around the construction area is there to keep everyone safe and we need to respect the intent of the fence.  No shorts cuts.

“An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.”  Baden-Powell. 

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