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Leadership Sunday

Posted on Aug 27 2016 - 3:08pm

Scout attendance is requested for the Sunday Meeting.  This is their opportunity to be elected or appointed to a 6 month leadership rotation. Only active scouts willing to attend and serve should consider leadership roles.  Scouts who do not attend and lead will not be given credit for leadership.

  1. SPL Election - Candidates must have met with Vin and Mr. Murfee previously to align on expectations of the role with the current SPL and Scoutmaster. 
  2. Sign-up for all other troop leadership positions.  Patrol leaders will be elected by their patrols and scouts can sign up to be considered for all other leadership positions.  All appointed positions determined by the new SPL and Scoutmaster and will be notified by the next meeting.  Those roles include: ASPLs, Quartermasters, Instructors, Troop Guides, Scribe, Historian, Webmaster, OA Rep, Den Chief, Chaplain's Aide, Leave No Trace trainer, Bugler etc.  Generally it is expected that scouts be 1st Class or above to qualify for a troop leadership role other than Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader.

Rohit M. Eagle Project rescheduled to 9/17

Posted on Aug 26 2016 - 3:33pm
This original project was rained out and is now rescheduled for 9/17
When: Saturday, September 17th  8:00 A.M to Noon
Where:1108 Hillsdale Drive, Richardson
 
We will be renovating the front a house owned by MOSAIC, who houses mentally disabled adults. The renovation will include removing rocks, plastic tarp, and some shrubs from the garden bed.Then we will install mulch in the garden bed. I need around a dozen volunteers to complete this project. If you are able to donate loppers, shovels, rakes, handsaws, or a water jug for the project, that would be much appreciated! Volunteers should have work gloves, a water bottle, and wear sunscreen. Dough nuts will be served the morning of the project at 7:45 A.M. Pizza will be served once the project is finished around 12:00 P.M. Hope to see you there!  Rohit

8/20 Weekly Update - SPL Elections 8/28!

Posted on Aug 20 2016 - 10:02pm
  1. SPL Elections are Sunday 8/28.  While a few are thinking, none are confirmed running yet.  Anyone interested in serving the troop as SPL, please contact Mr. Murfee and Vin in advance to understand expectations. Scoutmaster@troop416.us and SPL@troop416.us

  2. "New" Scouts on the Trail to First Class (TFC) - several of you have nearly earned the Scout rank but are lacking requirement 6.  PARENTS - please help your scout with the Scout requirement #6 (using the pamphlet in the front of their 2016 new scout book):  

    "With your parent or guardian, complete the exercises in the pamphlet
    How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide and
    earn the Cyber Chip Award for your grade."

  3. Service opportunities are posted.  Please sign up for the PMLC service project "Flip Flops For Flapjacks", and the several Eagle project dates available.  Rohit's will be rescheduled soon due to the rain this morning.  Two more projects will be added soon.
  4. Camping - Several Camping dates have been added for Sept, Oct & Dec so please sign up. November date is TBD.

PMLC Flip Flops and Flap Jacks

Posted on Aug 20 2016 - 9:21pm

Please signup now for some Service Hours and to help our Chartering Organization by helping to prepare breakfast and serve at PMLC at the Annual Flip Flops for Flapjacks on Sunday, Sept 4th.   It's always a fun event where we serve our charter organization that helps us in so many ways. Please register early and know that participation is expected from all scouts that are in town.  Many of us attend other faith based activities on Sundays, but please carve out time to serve PMLC on this day.

  • Please plan to show up to start at 8:30.   We will begin setup at 8:30.   Cooking will be starting around 9:00.  
  • We will be serving food from 9:30 to 11.   After 11 we will need some help for cleanup.   If you can not attend the whole time, please add a comment next to your name on when you can be there to help.
  •  We will have some scouts cooking pancakes, some scouts in charge of serving food, other scouts making coffee and juice, while others are helping in Fellowship hall to clear tables, and refill drinks
  • If you have a preference in what you are doing see Kirk at the scout meeting to give your inputs.
  • We need 1 adult to help scouts with the ovens to cook sausage and a 2nd adult to help coordinate scouts in the kitchen: mixing batter, cooking stations, fruit prep, drinks, etc. 

Invitation to Parent Committee Meeting, August 15

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 1:09pm

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please attend the  Parent’s Committee meeting on Monday (8/15) at 7:30 PM at Preston Meadow Luthern Church (6801 Coit Road, Plano) in the South side rooms.

The agenda will include but not be limited to winter camp, 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

Ashton M. Eagle Project Sign-up: Texas Ramps

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 1:06pm

We will be working with the non-profit organization “Texas Ramps” to build a wheelchair ramp for a person who is confined to their home in a wheelchair. Visit their website atwww.Texasramps.org. Tools and Lunch will be provided. Please bring: Water/water bottles, sunscreen, work-gloves, protective eye-wear, and a hat.

The project will consist of three parts:
Day 1: Constructing the ramp and cutting the lumber to be ready to put together at the build site
Day 2: Assembling and installing the ramp at the person’s house
Day 3: Returning to the person’s house and painting the ramp

When?
Day 1: August 26th, 7:00pm
Day 2: August 27th, 8:00am
Day 3: September 3rd, 8:00am

Where?
Day 1: 4720 Simonton Rd, Farmers    Branch
Day 2: 1407 Berkley Avenue, Dallas
Day 3: 1407 Berkley Avenue, Dallas

Why?
The person we are helping is one of many that Texas Ramps helps every year, and we are helping their cause because these people are trapped in their own homes, unable to use stairs, so Texas Ramps builds them a ramp to solve this problem. But because there are so many people that have this problem, Texas Ramps needs any help they can get to build these ramps.