TroopMaster Sync

Posted on Apr 18 2015 - 5:57pm

Scouts and Parents,

Today we have performed a sync of this sites users with TroopMaster.  TroopMaster is an application we use for tracking Scout and Adult information including rand and advancement.  This should bring our website up to date with the latest info we have on scouts, parents, and their ranks and roles.  

Unfortunately, TroopMaster has some internal deficiencies.  As changes are made in TroopMaster, it does not always retain the same records and simply update.  Sometimes it performs a delete then add in new form.  This makes it impossible for this site to see that the record applies to the same scout or parent.  The end result is you may receive notice of a new id.  If you do, please use that accordingly.  

Eventually we intend to move away from TroopMaster, but it isn't possible at this time.


Troop416 Leadership.

Summer Camp - Merit Badge Selections due by 4/19 Meeting

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 9:19pm

Summer Campers - Please see the attached leader guide for Merit Badge options and list your choices in the registration comment field no later that the 4/19 meeting. There are five MB Blocks offered, so make sure to choose one (or group) from each block, or alternately older scouts meeting the requirements can sign-up for the higher adventure sessions (ATV's, Outback etc.).  Please list alternate choices for high adventure in the event they fill-up quickly.  The troop will submit the scouts choices following the 4/19 meeting. ALSO PLEASE LIST IF YOU HAVE A BUDDY YOU WANT TO REGISTER WITH FOR SPECIFIED MBs.

 NEW SCOUTS PLEASE SIGN UP! (New Scouts should take First Aid & Swimming - will will help with thier selections on 4/19)

We are still in need of Adult Leaders AND Drivers for Camp Avondale in Louisianna. Please consider helping or attending even if you have not done it before. Contact Denis at committee.chair@troop416.us or Mr. Murfe at scoutmaster@troop416.us if you have questions.  We will have experienced leaders who will be in charge.

Summer Horseback Cavalcade Openings for Troop or Crew; Shakedown Saturday

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 9:14pm

The Venture Crew is attending a horseback Cavalcade this summer at Buffalo Trails Scout Ranch in West Texas from 7/5-7/11 and has several slots open for Troop or Crew Life scouts age 14 and over. Camp costs plus transportation estimate is ~$550.  Please contact Dave "Rocky" Stone asap if interested at davesto2@aol.com.  http://buffalotrailbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BTSR-2014-High-Adventure-Booklet.pdf.  There is a Shakedown this weekend - see calendar for details.

Optional 2nd 50 Miler Service Project Saturday 4/18

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 9:14pm

The group of scouts needing service hours to complete their 50 miler award will be picking up trash again this Saturday - See Calendar for details and sign-up.This is ONLY for scouts needing their 10 hours of community service to complete their 50 Miler patch from Colorado backpacking, Eleven Point River Missouri Kakaking, or 2015 Philmont Crew.  This is not a required event.  

Need First Aid rank requirements? Join us 4/19 & 4/26

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 3:02pm

All new scouts (or anyone neededing First Aid rank requirements) should plan to attend 4/19 and 4/26 to complete First Aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class.  New scouts should also bring their personal first aid kit.  Troop instructors be present and prepared to teach!

Cooking Merit Badge - Current Scout Group In Progress

Posted on Apr 15 2015 - 2:56pm

Sunday 4/19 we are planning to be in the kitchen for at least 45 minutes for live cooking practice.  Scouts are encouraged to bring menus and shopping lists for Requirement 5 – 7.  We will also sign-off on requirement 8 for scouts who have it ready.


Yours in Scouting,

Rick DellaPorta - ASM Troop 416 Plano