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5/26/16 Update

Posted on May 26 2016 - 11:55am

1. Great camp at Purtiss Creek!  Thanks to all the leaderhsip and scouts who attended.

2. No meeting on Sunday due to Memorial Day weekend. Have a great Holiday!

3. June 5th is the last meeting before Summer Camp - get your gear together.

4. Tim B.'s Eagle project is posted for June 4th - please sign-up on the website.

5. August 12th Electronics lockin scheduled on open for signup - its a ton of fun!

6. Watch for an 'Intro to Scuba' local class for the troop to be scheduled in July.

Tim B. Eagle Project Signup Posted

Posted on May 23 2016 - 6:38pm

Hey guys, I'm Tim B. and I will be leading my eagle scout project on June 4.

Date and Time: June 4, 10am-4pm
Where: My house 6704 Timothy Dr. Plano, Texas 75023
What: Eagle Project Building 9 shutters

So the beneficiary is the outdoor learning center, an area where elementary school kids go every year to learn about the outdoors. It is a really great place, and if you were in the Plano school district you probably went there, and I want to give back.

So what we will be doing is creating 9 shutters to protect the classrooms they have and the expensive equipment on the inside. They have had a history of vandals in the area, so these are really important. The basic design is a baseboard painted and then a small trim and painted. Then attaching hinges and latches.

 It should be a fun project, where we get to build. And even though it is starting later in the day I will still have donuts for all the scouts, since that is almost a prerequisite of a project. Then later around 2 we will order pizza, and we will have drinks such as water, lemonade, and sweet tea!

Invitation to Parent Committee Meeting, May 16

Posted on May 15 2016 - 6:59pm

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please attend the  Parent’s Committee meeting on Monday (5/16) at 7:30 PM at Preston Meadow Luthern Church (6801 Coit Road, Plano)

The agenda will include but not be limited to camp card sales recap  finance report,  upcoming enents and outings.

Please do not think everything is covered and taken care of, Troop 416 needs your help to make every thing happen for the boys so they can have a great scout experience while becoming honorable young men and obtainign thier Eagle rank. 

Thank you

Denis

Troop 416 Committee Chair

Weekly T416 Update & Summer Camp Prep

Posted on May 11 2016 - 4:11pm

 Weekly Reminders:

  1. The last swimming session is tonight 5/11 for scouts needing swimming requirements for ranks First Class and below.  Also summer campers should come and pass the BSA swim test prior to camp.
  2. Please consider helping Vinny T with his Eagle Project - See announcement and calendar for details.
  3. Sign up for Purtiss Creek Camping trip 5/20.  Menu planning will be during the next meeting.
  4. At the 5/15 meeting, parents are invited to attend as we review summer camp personal equipment needed.  The troop version of a Summer Camp packing list is attached for reference - the big items needed are a foot locker and a cot (Academy) with a bug net being optional. Plans are attached if you would like to make one.
  5. Physicals are due for all Summer Camp scouts and leaders.  Please fill out Parts A&B and have a doctor sign Part C of the BSA Medical Form attached. Return the forms to Trish Howard (all 3 parts A-C)

Vinny T. Eagle Project. Volunteers Needed!

Posted on May 3 2016 - 9:22am

 

    

I'm Vinny T and I am having my eagle project on May 14th. Here is what we will be doing and where the project will take place:

We will be repairing a nature trail at my school, Fairhill. We'll be trimming tree limbs and removing brush, laying down a few landscape timbers,replacing pea gravel and removing trash along the path (250 ft).

 

 Please remember to bring water bottle, long pants, hat, long sleeve shirt, and work gloves. If you have a shovel you can go ahead and bring it. I will provide water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, water.

 You can sign up on the Troop Calendar at these links: 
Day 1 Signups:
Shift 1 http://troop416.us/node/2352
Shift 2 http://troop416.us/node/2353
Day 2 Signups (if needed)
Shift 1  http://troop416.us/node/2354
 Shift 2 http://troop416.us/node/2355
Thanks,

Vinny

Weekly Update 4/18

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 12:23pm

Sign-ups & reminders:

  1. April Parent Committee Meeting tonight 4/18 at PMLC South Side rooms 7:30-8:30. All parents invited.
  2. Trail to First Class swimming requirements begin 4/20 with additional sessions 5/4 & 5/11. See event details for three dates.  BSA Swim test available for those attending summer camp or wishing to canoe.
  3. May 1st COH/ Family Picnic/ Farwell to Seniors and Welcome to New Scouts! Sign-up the whole family and for side dishes. The troop will provide meats.
  4. May 20th Camp @ Purtis Creek State Park
  5. 2017 High Adventure Options: Philmont & Sea Base (SCUBA certification focus)! Sign-up on the calendar - we will have an informantion session soon on both trips for those trying to decide.  See Sea Base SCUBA attachment or contact Mr. Dellaporta for details.  Contact Mr. Grenier with questions regarding Philmont.
  6. Eagle Project(s) - Vinny T. Project is on the calendar!
  7. Oak Leaf scout leadership training available this weekend for 1st Class and above scouts.  See separate email and flyer for information.  OA Members are encouraged to attend and help lead the sessions.
  8. Tents & Tarps needed.  If you took one home to dry out after the last camp please bring it back dry and clean.