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Invitation to the Parent Committee Meeting Monday 11/17

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 9:02am

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please note we have a Parent’s Committee meeting on 11/17, Monday night at 7:30 PM at PMLC. South entrance.

If you are not a regular attendee, please consider joining us.  The Troop Parent Committee is a good way for parents to be involved in the Troop without necessarily going camping or getting your hands dirty.  We need volunteers to help support the troop with its various business functions. (Keeping track of forms, organizing transportation, accounting, etc.)

Denis

Troop 416 Committee Chair

Grant S. Eagle Project - Help Needed Friday 11/14 and Sat 11/15

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 11:08pm
Dear Troop 416
I was wondering if you would be willing to help me with my Eagle project this weekend. It is in Dallas and we would be building a ramp. To do this we would need to go to the Dallas ramps building on Friday night to build the frame, which would take 1-2 hours. Then on Saturday morning we would go to the house and build the ramp. This would take around 4-5 hours possibly less. My mom can provide all the transportation. I would be very appreciative if you could help me this weekend if you do not already have plans made. I need at least two on Friday and three on Saturday. If you have any questions please contact me at grantsaltar@yahoo.com or text me at (469) 288-1403
Thanks!

Informal Rank & MB Troop Meeting Sunday 11/16 South Rooms 27/28 1:30-3:00

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 11:07pm

Since the troop cancelled camping this weekend, we will have an informal/ optional troop meeting specifically for any scout that would like to focus on rank or MB work.  Scouts should be prepared for MB signoffs or specific questions. Uniforms are not required, but please wear a troop or scout T-shirt. This is a come and go event, and there are no other planned activities. Scouts can leave when they have completed what they need. Troop Instructors are required to attend.

Group Dynamix overnight lock-in, Jan 31st, signup now

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 11:07pm

We have reserved Group Dynamix for a 12 hour lock-in from 8pm Saturday Jan 31st to 8am Sunday Feb 1st.   We need a minimum of 25 boys for this event.   The cost is $39 per person for the event plus some money for pizza and drinks.   Below are some more notes on the event:

  • We can order pizza from Pizza Hut for $6 per pizza
  • We can bring in outside food and drink also.   So a cooler of sodas or snacks can be brought to the event
  • The boys will have access to all the activites at GDX: glow in the dark dodge ball, climbing wall, bow and arrow tag, etc.
  • Parents will need to sign an agreement form with GDX for the event that will basically be the scouts ticket to the evet

Time for the scouts to have some fun and games inside and test their skills on the climbing wall, dodge ball or bow and arrow tag.   To see more on what Group Dynamix has to offer see thier web page:

http://groupdynamix.com/

11/14 Troop Family Camp Cancelled Due to Weather; Crew Still Going

Posted on Nov 12 2014 - 3:31pm

Due to the cold, wet, and windy weather forecast for Saturday the Troop is cancelling the Family Camp at Stone Ranch.  We will have an optional/ informal Troop meeting (troop/scout T-shirt) on Sunday 1:30-3:00 instead strictly for rank & MB work.  We hate to cancel events, but needed to decide early before any further prep work and expenses are incurred.  We also thank the Stones and the Crew for prepping the site in advance last weekend, and Mr Stewart for leading another shotgun saftey course - we will schedule another shotgun opportunity in the next few months. 

 

HOWEVER - The Venture Crew still intends to brave the weather and is inviting any scouts age 14 or over and Life rank to join them.  See their invitation below and contact Aaron if interested.

Interested in learning more about the Venture Crew?   This is your chance!   Any scouts who are age 14 and Life Rank are invited to camp with the Crew this weekend at the annual Thanksgiving camp out.   Come hang out with the crew and help them with their projects and leadership duty this weekend.   If you are interested, please let crew president Aaron S. know, text him at:  972-369-2841.

Shotgun Saftey 11/9 - Required for Shooting at Family Camp

Posted on Nov 6 2014 - 12:02pm

For anyone interested in shooting at the Family Camp, or in the future, that has not already taken the shotgun saftey class with the troop, you must attend this saftey class led by Mr Stewart who is Rangemaster certified with the BSA and NRA.

AFTER the Troop Meeting on Sunday, Nov 9th from 4-5PM we will meet at Paul’s house.  Scouts will practice loading/unloading and handling of shotguns with dummy ammo.   No live ammo will be used.    The goal is to allow each scout to become comfortable with the shotguns and safety procedures before the event.   The address for this meeting is in Plano: 3301 Shady Valley Rd.  Please sign-up online.

Shotgun and dummy ammo will be provided for the class - do not bring firearms.

You MUST  attend this Class, or have had it before to shoot with the Troop.