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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  

Canoeing Campout, 15 - 17 May 2015, Lower Mountain Fork River; Broken Bow, OK

Posted on Apr 20 2015 - 10:18pm

Who: Scouts of Troop 928 (limited to 60 participants)
What: Canoeing / Kayaking campout
When: 15 - 17 MAY 15
Where: Lower Mountain Fork River; Broken Bow, OK
Why: To HAVE FUN and earn the Canoeing (new Scouts) or Kayaking (older Scouts who have earned Canoeing) MB
Cost: $55/person
Requirements: ALL participants must have updated health forms on file with the Troop (Parts A&B) AND must have passed the BSA swim test within the past year (swim test dates: 26 APR & 3 MAY).
All adult participants must complete two online training courses (within the past two years): Safety Afloat & Safe Swim Defense; optional online training course: Hazardous Weather

For those who participated last time, we are heading back to Broken Bow, OK to float the Lower Mountain Fork river. There will be a couple changes from the last trip:

Links to the campout information can be found at Mr. Patterson's Corner  You must be loged into to view this information.

Cameron Ermish Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 8:00am

   Please join us in celebrating the

 Eagle Scout Court of Honor

                          for

         Cameron Ermish
    

Date:  Sunday, April 26th, 2015, Time:  2:30 PM 

Location:  White's Chapel UMC, The Bridge Hall, 185 S. White's Chapel Blvd.

Refreshments will be served.  Please R.S.V.P by April 22nd (login to see contact information)
 
"It always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela

Annual Troop Swim Test, April 26th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM or May 3rd, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 4:29pm

BSA policy and guidelines require that all scouts and parents participating in any water-related scouting events must be verified for their swimming abilities, through a swim test supervised by a BSA or Red Cross certified lifeguard. This is an annual requirement, so if you passed our troop-organized swim test last May/June, then you are nearing its expiration and you must take it again.

To accommodate your needs, we have organized 2 swim tests at the local Southlake Aquatics Center (also known as the Carroll Senior High School Natatorium).
1st Date Option: Sunday, April 26th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM.
2nd Date Option: Sunday, May 3rd, 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

On the above dates, we will have limited capacity to test scouts and parents, based on the number of lanes provided, but also any safety stipulations given by the lifeguard. Therefore, your sequence in the queue will depend on when you sign-up for the test using the Troop website, which will record the date and time of your registration. Should you decide to come later within the session, it will not be a problem, as the sign-up queue is designed more for those wishing to come early and minimize their time required at the pool. That said, be prepared to spend anywhere from 20-40 minutes at the pool, depending on when you sign-up, when you arrive versus others, and also depending on how many people have signed-up for that date.

What Is The EDGE Method?

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 4:29pm

The EDGE method is a four step method for teaching a skill:

Explain
Demonstrate
Guide
Enable

Explain - First explain what you will be doing. Tell them the steps involved. Visual aids might be helpful for this step. Use questions to gauge their understanding.
Demonstrate - Show them how to do the skill. Demonstrate the steps using the actual materials. Describe what you are doing.
Guide - Let them practice the skill. Guide and coach them as they try to do it themselves. This step will take the most time.
Enable - Enable them by letting them do the skill themselves without any intervention.

"You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach high for your goals" - George S. Patton

Adult Training Opportunities:

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 4:28pm

Wood Badge will be conducted in July and October, 2015, at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (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: 

  • Saturday April 11, 2015, Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Location: One Village Circle, Westlake, TX  76262 
  • Registration Form: click here
  • Flyer: click here

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS): April 17, 2015 (click here).

Climbing Tower Instructor Training: April 18, 2015 (click here).

Trainers EDGE: February 28, 2015 at the Longhorn Council office in Hurst (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

Summer Camp Hale Scout Reservation June 28th - July 4th

Posted on Feb 12 2015 - 8:26pm

Hale Scout Reservation is a 480 acre camp located in the beautiful Winding Stair Mountains in Southeastern Oklahoma. Nestled in the Ouachita National Forest Hale Scout Reservation provides scouts of all ages with rugged outdoor challenges and beautiful scenic views. Camp Hale offers a large selection of merit badges not usually found at summer camp, such as aviation, kayaking and snow sports. With two swimming pools and a lake every aquatic merit badge is offered. Scouts working on merit badges will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 of 55 merit badges offered during the week. For the new Scouts needing to get requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class or First Class Camp Hale offers a program called Soaring to Eagle that can be selected in place of a merit badge class to help you reach that next rank.

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