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Welcome to Troop 928

Monthly Outings: Troop 928 has a year-round outings program planned by the Scouts. In addition to our monthly overnight adventures, the Scouts may plan hikes or other activities throughout the school year. Our outings are primarily designed to provide fun, new skills, plus opportunities for advancement and merit badge achievement. To see a list of our planned outings and summer trips, check out the Upcoming Events section on the right, or visit our troop calendar.

Weekly Meetings: Troop 928 holds weekly meetings at White's Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake, TX. Meetings are Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm, throughout the school year. Please refer to the Upcoming Events to the right for meeting dates. 

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell  

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Pathfinder District Camporee

Posted on Apr 9 2024 - 11:34pm

On Friday April 12, we will be departing the church at 5:45 PM. Please be at the shed with all of your things ready to go wearing class A’s at 5:30 so we can leave at 5:45(and at least 5 mins to spare if 5:30 is too early). We will be stopping for food along the way but there will be a maximum of 20 minutes to eat, or if your driver is ok with it, you can take your food to go, and eat in the car. Please be prepared and I can’t wait to see you all there!

What:  Pathfinder District Camporee

Where:  Sid Richardson Scout Ranch

Cost:  $30, includes $15 fee paid to Longhorn Council

The Annual Pathfinder District Camporee is where all Troops and Crews come together to make new friends, compete in challenging activities, take part in an awesome campfire program and see new Order of Arrow candidates being "tapped out".  This year the theme is Scout Olympics in honor of the 2024 World Olympics.  Lots of games, songs and surprises wait for those who attend.  

We will depart Friday evening, traveling to Sid Richardson as quickly as possible.  We would like to get our tents set up and have a cracker barrel by 8:00 pm, so please eat dinner before meeting at the church for departure. 

Saturday we will attend all day events and competitions after setting up our Gateway that leads into our campsite.  This year we will use scouts to drive stakes into the ground so Mr. Stage doesn't hit the only water pipe within 600 acres or our campsite, ultimately flooding it during our campsite inspection.

Monday night Meeting April 15th, 2024

Posted on Apr 9 2024 - 11:32pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When:  Monday night Meeting April 15th, 2024

Location:  Main Event,  407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (families can stay later if desired)

Monday's Scout Meeting is at Main Event in Grapevine.  Our Class A uniform should not be worn for this event.  Class B uniform is recommended, but if a scout does not have one, then appropriate attire other than Class A is required.

This is a bonding experience where we will play various games and blow off some steam after our Camporee over the weekend.  Families are invited to come and play games as well.  Each scout should have their own money to play whatever games they would like.  Some scouts will get a bowling group together, while other scouts will simply play arcade games, pool, laser tag, or play in the Virtual Reality rooms.  

There will be food and drinks available to purchase at the Main Event snack bar.

Board of Review Needed

Posted on Apr 9 2024 - 11:15pm

Scouts please sign up for a Board of Review if you need one.

To our adults who are not Assistant Scoutmasters, please consider signing up to do a few Boards of Review.  If you have not participated in a BOR before, I promise you will enjoy being able to help these scouts just as other parents have and will for your own son.  If you can help, please sign up on the website so we know how many we have available.  We need 3 adults to conduct a BOR but if we can get 6, that will allow us to do 2 at the same time so our scouts can get to the meeting on time.

BOR will begin at 6:45 before our regular troop meeting on 4/15, 5/6.  Please register if you are willing to help.

As a reminder, Boards of Review are not a retesting of skills or a test at all.  Rather, they are a check-in from other adults in the troop of their progress, their feelings about the troop and how the scouting program is benefiting them and to encourage them on their continued progress.  This is a great experience for scouts to talk to new adults and get experience in the setting of an interview with people they may not know.

Summer Camp 2024

Posted on Mar 28 2024 - 7:53pm

Registration for Summer Camp 2024 is now open. See the link on the left side on our page for additional information, 2024 Summer Camp .

Where: Camp Constantin at Possum Kingdom Lake

When: June 16-22

Fees: Scouts $375 / Adults $270

1st Payment Due - April 5 ($255 scouts / $200 adults)

2nd Payment Due - May 3 ($120 scouts / $70 adults)

Summit Bechtel 2025

Posted on Dec 17 2023 - 5:43am

The troop is planning to have a crew attend Summit Bechtel Reserve High Adventure in Glen Jean, West Virginia in summer 2025.  Participants must be age 14 by date of departure (June or July 2025).

Summit Bechtel offers a few different trip types:  white water rafting, ATV, or backpacking with one rafting day.  The Scouts attending will decide which of these trips the crew will do.  White water & backpacking trips are ~$1,150 each and ATV is $1,700 each.  This is the cost to Summit Bechtel for the program, travel to/from WV and incidentals are additional participant expenses.

Additional information can be found here:  https://www.summitbsa.org/programs/national-high-adventure-base/high-adventure-overview/

Crew sizes vary by trip type but range from 8 to 12 participants.

High adventure registrations for summer 2025 will open on January 18, 2024 so we need to begin planning for it now.  A financial commitment will be needed to hold your reservation as the first installment payment to Summit Bechtel is due by 3/1/2024.

I am told that Troop 928 has never attended Summit Bechtel, so this will be the troop’s inaugural crew to attend Summit Bechtel!

Please contact Kevin O’Donnell if interested (or with questions). kevinodonnell@troop928.org 

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on Feb 27 2023 - 10:58am

Our Troop is grateful for every volunteer. For without them, our Scouts would not be as successful. We can use more volunteer help. You can work directly with the troop as an Assistant Scout Master or Merit Badge Counselor or help direct the Troop’s future on the Troop Committee. Don’t worry. We’ll find you a job. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the Troop Committee Chair or Scoutmaster.

Troop Committee Member: The committee consists of parent volunteers who fulfill various roles on the committee. Responsible for conducting the business of the Troop, setting policy, and helping the Scoutmaster and Scouts with the outdoor program and other planned activities. The committee also has the responsibility to provide adults for Boards of Review. 

  • Assistant Scoutmaster: Assists the Scoutmaster in delivering the Troop program. Commitment depends on activity. ASMs can be Patrol Advisers, Assistant Patrol Advisers, Trainers, and Program Advisers.
  • Merit Badge Counselor: The Merit Badge Counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest, you can play a vital role in stirring a Scouts curiosity about a particular topic.

 Bret Heintz committeechair@troop928.org

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