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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  

Helpful Tips for Meritbadge Counselors

Posted on May 21 2016 - 11:47pm

The following links help Meritbadge Counselors stay abreast of changes to various badges and provide helpful tips to ensure you are providing our Scouts the quality experience they deserve.  We would recommend you subscribe to the Counselor's Compass newsletter if you are a Meitbadge Counselor. You can find other useful links in the Merit Badge Resources link which can also be found on the Menu on the left side of the website.

Counselor's Compass Newsletter Archives:  Here are the most recent newsletters:  Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 

Instructions for Managing Subscriptions to Counselor’s Compass
Counselor’s Compass is designed for merit badge counselors, council and district advance-ment committees, and related staff advisors. Any Scouting volunteer or professional may subscribe.
Subscribing. Send a message to merit.badge@scouting.org, with “SUBSCRIBE” in the subject line. Indicate your name, email address, and council in the message text.

Merit Badge Counselors

Posted on May 21 2016 - 11:44pm

We would love for any parents to sign up as a Merit Badge Counselor if your vocation or hobby matches the skills taught in any of the 130+ Merit Badges offered by Boy Scouts. Please go to the Troop web site in advance of the meeting and click on ‘Merit Badge Resources’ to learn more.  Please contact David McRae for additional information. 

Merit Badge Opportunity

Posted on May 14 2016 - 9:35pm

The TNA Coin and Currency Show will be held on May 20-22 at the Arlington Convention Center.  If you are not attending the Lake Murray campout, on May 21 Scouts have an opportunity to earn the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. Our family has attended this Coin Show multiple times and I highly recommend attending if you even have a slight interest in coins. The Coin Show has several youth activities including auctions which allow you to obtain free collector coins.   Contact David McRae if you need additional information.

New Boy Scout Advancement Requirements

Posted on May 7 2016 - 12:34pm

Scouts joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements.
Scouts who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016:

        • Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
        • Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class.
        • Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
        • For 2017: All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

 This document gives a parallel comparison of existing requirements and requirements that will be effective Jan. 1, 2016 along with FAQs concerning the changes.

2016 Boy Scout requirements—parallel comparison 2016 Boy Scout requirements FAQs 

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

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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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