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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  

Today is Troop 928 swim kick-off party

Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 10:34pm

Come join us for the Troop 928 kick-off party on Sunday August 28 from 8-10pm at the Trophy Club pool http://www.trophyclub.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/pool.html located at 500 Parkview Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Families interested in joining our troop are welcome to attend. 

You will have an opportunity to complete your annual swim certification. If your prior certification was completed prior to Sept 30, 2015, you need the certification in order to attend water campouts such as the upcoming event in September. Please sign up on the Troop website by Satuday, Aug 27th so we will have an accurate headcount for food. Indicate if you wish to take the swim test.

Questions: Email ASM David McRae: davidmcrae@troop928.org

Dallas Hope Service Project, Sept. 11

Posted on Aug 14 2016 - 9:31pm

We will be serving lunch at the largest homeless shelter in North Texas. Dallas Life first opened its doors in 1954. There are very strict requirements for residents who are chosen to live there and it will be a wonderful way to give back to our community. There are spots for only 18 scouts to serve. The food will already be cooked for us and our jobs will include serving the hot food, serving drinks and dessert, and talking with the residents.

They require me to turn in the names, phone numbers and birthdates for anyone over 18 to have a background check done. I will need all of this information turned into me by Sunday September 4th so that I can compile it, turn it in and they have time to do the background checks. These checks have to be done for adults that are driving or just coming too!

Attire: Red Scout T-Shirt, Scout shorts/pants (no shorts are allowed to be way above the knees), CLOSED toe shoes, and our baseball cap. (If you don’t wear a baseball cap and you are serving food, you much wear a white hair covering that they will provide.) Don’t wear your baseball cap in (as residents are not allowed themselves to wear hats) but have it for serving food. If you are under 12 you will be serving dessert and drinks. You must be over 12 to work on the lines where hot food is served.

Time: We must all be there by 10:30 a.m. to have orientation. We will be staying until lunch has finished being served.

Location: Dallas Life Address: 1100 Cadiz St, Dallas, TX 75215
Their Phone: (214) 421-1380

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I think you will gain so much appreciation and insight by choosing this service project and helping the homeless of our region.

Jeannie Hubert -

Longhorn Council Outdoor Ethics Training Weekend

Posted on Aug 9 2016 - 7:17pm

Please review the attached flyer to learn about training available from the Longhorn Council concerning outdoor ethics and Leave no Trace.

Training Flyer Training for Scouters and Scouts, 14 and older, in the principles of Leave No Trace.

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. 

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 

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