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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  

Rollout of interactive digital merit badge pamphlets begins

Posted on May 23 2015 - 8:14pm

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?

Coin Collecting Merit Badge Opportunity on May 30

Posted on May 23 2015 - 7:51pm

When: Saturday May 30 at 12:30pm 

Where: TNA Coin Show at Arlington Convention Center 

Details: A Merit Badge Counselor will lead a Coin Collecting Merit Badge workshop at the Coin Show. You don’t need to sign up to attend, but please bring a blue card, the Coin Collecting worksheet, and review requirements.  In addition to the Merit Badge workshop, you can attend the Youth Coin Auction at 11am or 2pm and walk around the large room full of any kind of coin you can imagine available to purchase.

Cost: 18 and younger are free, Admission for adults is $3 on Saturday.  More details can be found at http://www.tna.org/

Cole Philmont/High Adventure Scholarship Fund

Posted on May 21 2015 - 10:05pm

We will be creating wristbands for a scholarship fund in remembrance of Cole Malone. The wristbands will be camouflage and have the words  Courage-Duty-Honor. The scouts will be asking for a $5 donation for each band.  Scouts/Parents can order any amount, but they need to be in increments of five. For example 5,10,15,20.  Please sign up as you would for a campout. Next to your name, indicate the amount that you would like to order.  We will not use PayPal for this. When we receive the bands, we will designate a location for pickup. You will need to bring a check for the amount that day to pick them up made out to the Troop. If you order 5, the amount will be $25; 10 amount is $50.  The scout/family may then keep them or ask for donations towards the scholarship fund. This is a wonderful way to honor Cole and his service to our Troop.  Please Contact Mrs. Williams with any questions. 

Merit Badge Counselor Applications

Posted on May 19 2015 - 10:08pm

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.

Canoeing Campout, 5 -7 June 2015, Lower Mountain Fork River; Broken Bow, OK

Posted on May 17 2015 - 2:39pm

Campout is rescheduled to June 5-7.  More details coming soon.

Click here to find the event plan Mr. Patterson sent out. 

Who: Scouts of Troop 928 (limited to 60 participants)
What: Canoeing / Kayaking campout
When: 5 - 7 June 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 logged into to view this information.

Adult Training Opportunities:

Posted on May 12 2015 - 3:54pm

Wood Badge will be conducted 13 July and in October, 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): October 23, 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!

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