Sunday 8/3 Court of Honor

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 10:00pm

For the Court of Honor 8/3, please remember full uniform, and parents are expected to attend to recognize the scout's achievements, particularly rank advancements.  For rank advancements, don't forget to bring your parent pin ribbon, or let us know at the start of the COH if you do not have one - we have a few extras.  We have accomplished a tremendous amount in the last three months and are excited to celebrate, and hopefully roll through a few pictures from our adventures!  Scouts please be prepared to  set-up Fellowship Hall at the opening.   

Troop SPL Interviews 8/10 & Election 8/17

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 9:59pm

The troop SPL election will be in August, likely the 17th, followed by appointments of other leadership positions and then Patrol Leader elections.  Please consider if you are prepared to step up to serve your troop in a leadership role.  If you are only interested in "checking the box" for leadership, then do not apply.  It takes real desire, commitment and sacrifice to lead and we look forward to bettering the troop together.


SPL candidates should be prepared to interview with the current SPL and Scoutmaster on August 10th, and email scoutmaster@troop416.us and spl@troop416.us in advance with your intent to interview.  We will have sign up sheets on the 10th for anyone else interested in serving as an ASPL, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Troop Instructor, Scribe, Quartermaster, Den Chief, Historian, Librarian, Web Master, Bugler,  Chaplain Aide, or Leave No Trace Trainer.  All other positions besides Patrol Leader will be reviewed and appointed by the SPL with Scoutmaster approval.  Patrol Leaders will be elected in a subsequent August meeting.

Sign Up Now - Volunteer at PMLC Family Field Day Sunday 8/10 11:30-2PM

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 9:59pm
PMLC will be hosting a Family Filed Day for the church on Sunday 8/10 from 11:30 to 2:00.  Our own 416 Alum Scott Howerton is coordinating volunteers to run several events including: Kickball, Relays, Races, Water balloon toss, Tag, Horseshoes, face painting, sidewalk chalk. 
Scouts and/or Scout Families please sign up on the troop website asap if you are interested and the scout time invoved will count as service hours for rank advancement.  Each event will have approximately an hour or two worth of volunteer opportunities, and there can be more than one volunteer for each. The volunteers will be keeping the events orderly, most of the events are obvious what everyone will be doing. (e.g. refereeing the kickball games). If you have questions please contact Scott H at scottthowerton@hotmail.com
Thanks for your help serving our Charter Organization!

OA Update: Camp Hale Callout, Election Results & Ordeal Info

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 9:34pm

Congratulations to the following scouts who were called-out to celebrate their OA candidacy at Camp Hale in July!  Stephen B, Rithvik R, Zach S, Ben I, Vin C, Dillon R, Mark M, Neel R, Rohit M.

The OA has changed recently, so not only are the scouts called out eligible, but so are the others that were elected but were not able to attend summer camp.  The following scouts were also elected as OA candidates this spring! Jonathan Z, Gabriel F, Matthew W, Jarod S, Rick Z, Matt S

All of the 15 scouts above should receive a letter from the OA confirming the Ordeal dates they may choose to complete their OA membership.  The first opportunity is very soon 8/8-8/10 at Camp Constantin.  Participation is optional and any Ordeal carpool arrangements should be coordinated through the parents as OA is not a troop activity.  Questions about the OA can be directed to our OA Representative Kyle F, or information can be found on the website http://www.mikanakawa.org/ 

August Activity TBD

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 9:26pm

Our troop boating event in August did not pan out.  We will have an alternate plan by next week so please watch the calendar!

Texas A&M University Aggie Eagle Program & Scholarships

Posted on Jul 31 2014 - 8:51pm

Troop - Your current and previous Scoutmaster are both proud Texas Tech graduates.  With that said, it pains Mr. Murfee somewhat to pass along this information, however Texas A&M is a quality institution that  recruits and provides scholarships to Eagles that participate in the program.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, please log in to read the entire email about the Aggie Eagle Program and the September dates for recruiting.