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Road Cleanup and Court of Honor reminders for this weekend! - 08/07 - 08/08

Posted on Aug 3 2021 - 5:45pm

2 important reminders for this coming weekend:

 

  • Road Cleanup - (9:00am - 12:00pm)  we will be meeting on Independence Road between 121 and Rolater at 9:00 this Saturday at the RaceTrac on the Corner of 121 and Independence.  We'll start cleanup and will end up at the 7-Eleven on Rolator. 

 

  • Court of Honor - (2:00pm - 4:00pm) Please come out and celebrate all of our Scout's and their accomplishments with Merit Badges and Advancements.  We will meet indoors at the PMLC and will start the Ceremony at 2:00pm.  After the ceremony, we will have some fun outdoors with some games and also an Snow Cone/Ice Cream truck to keep us cool.  Please come out and have some fun!  This will be a great chance to celebrate and kick off our Fall for Scouting!

Event Signups!

Posted on Jul 23 2021 - 5:28pm

Just wanted to point out that there are various events to register and sign up for!

Troop Road Cleanup (08/07)

It's been a long time, but we will be cleaning up our stretch of road that Saturday.  Come out and help take part in the cleanup and earn some service/volunteer hours as well.

Court of Honor (08/08)

Please come out and support your fellow Scouts and let's celebrate all that you have accomplished!  After the ceremony, we have some fun outdoor activities and games planned as well as a Food truck that will service Shaved Ice, Ice cream and other treats!

Purtis Creek Campout (08/20 - 08/22)

What better way to cool off than to come out to Purtis creek and enjoy the lake!  Come Swim, fish and even canoe or kayak on this campout.  It's been a long time favorite with Scouts so please sign up if you are interested.

Go Ape (09/18)

Want to show off your climbing skills?  How about showing off your best Zipline air poses?  Sign up for Go Ape and climb your way into the treetops on this Aerial adventure: https://www.goape.com/

Back in the PMLC again!

Posted on Jul 23 2021 - 5:17pm

Starting from July 11th, we will be meeting back inside the PMLC in our usual meeting Rooms (27). 

For these meetings, the side door should be open from 1:15 - 1:30 PM without the need for the keycard.  Please plan on arriving between these times if possible.

Please DO NOT push the intercom button on the door for any reason.  This alerts Facilities and they get notified and will not buzz you in.    

For this Sunday, let's get the gear from our campouts/high adventure all sorted out and the trailer in order and continue working on badges or requirements.

July Campout - Purtis Creek

Posted on Jul 8 2021 - 11:54am

Please sign up so we can get a head count for anyone who wants to campout at Purtis Creek.  We have campsites booked for July 23 - July 25th. 

Purtis is a favorite for the Scouts where they can swim, fish, rent canoe's and kayak's.

Sign up here: Boy Scout Troop 416, Plano TX | Purtis Creek Campout

HELP NEEDED!!! - Trailer Cleanup - move to Storage unit this Sunday

Posted on Apr 29 2021 - 7:34pm

Sorry for the short notice, but getting the storage unit and selling the trailer came quickly. We have recently found a buyer for our very large white trailer and will need to move our gear out of it and into the red trailer and a storage unit for now.

This Sunday we are planning on taking the large white trailer and unloading most of it's contents to the red trailer and also to a storage unit the Troop will be renting.  The Troop needs help from Scouts to come and help move these items around.  

Please come out on Sunday, April 2nd to the PMLC at 1:30pm (our Troop meeting time) and help out with this effort.  The more Scouts and adults we have, the quicker we can get this done.

 

Scouting For Food Reminder - Saturday May 8th

Posted on Apr 29 2021 - 7:32pm

I REALLY want to encourage all Scouts to participate where possible this year.  There are so many families and people that could really use the help.  Please consider asking for food from friends, family or whoever so that we can make this year a success.  As a reminder, anyone that participates will earn service and Volunteer hours for high school.  

As you collect food, please feel free to take them and donate to any food pantry's or organizations that could use the help.  All I ask is that you let me know that you participated and send me the number of items you collected and donated.

I will also be collecting food items at my house through the week, so if you want to drop food off, please email me at the email below and I will send you my address details.


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The Iron Horse District Scouting for Food 2021 is scheduled for 5/8/21.  We are encouraging all units to participate.  With the current Covid situation we are asking all units to follow the standard safety protocols on avoiding large groups, avoid gathering in doors, practice social distancing, where face mask that covers your mouth and nose at all times when around people who are not part of your household.

               Units can donate to any local food bank, pantry, or organization of their choice.  I have listed a few of the organizations below that we have worked with in the past.  I have contacted these organizations and they are happy to work with us again this year.  I’m still working with a couple of them to coordinate a possible donation location/time and food items that may be needed.  I would like to encourage units to work with an organization called Lovepacs.  Lovepacs collects specific type items and provides meal packages for under privilege kids during the school year and summer months.  They put together a weekly meal kit for kids or families.   

               With the current Covid situation we understand that people have various levels of concern about exposure and being around others.  In the past our main focus for food collections was to canvas our area neighborhoods going door to door and place fliers or bags and collect food items.  With Covid some people and units are not comfortable going door to door.  A couple of other ideas that some units have use the past year.  First inform your communities and neighborhoods through social media like facebook and neighbor websites or web pages.  Set up a central collection place where your neighbors can drop donated food items off.  If your community has a central park or clubhouse location set schedule a donation date and time when people can simply drive up and drop off items.  Maybe one or more members of your unit are okay with setting up a collection box that they can place out by their mail box or on their front door step where people in your neighborhood and stop by and drop off items.  

               We are asking that all food donations be made to the local food bank or charity of your choice on or before 5/8/21.  We will need all units to report the number of food items collected and donated, the number of scout and adult volunteers, and the estimated number of hours served during the food drive.  We are asking that these numbers be reported back to me by e-mail no later than  5/15/21.  I will then in turn report the total numbers for the Iron Horse District to the Circle Ten Council.