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BSA Swim Test/Practice Wed April 26th

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 8:54pm

We have scheduled the following dates/times to practice and conduct BSA swim tests for any scout attending summer camp this summer or who may need a swim test for a summer activity.  These will all be held at the Plano Aquatics Center located at 2301 Westside Dr. in Plano.  All scouts attending summer camp must pass the BSA swim test prior to summer camp to participate in water activities.

1)      Wednesday April 12 – swimming practice only

2)      Wednesday April 26 – swimming practice and administration of BSA swim test

3)      Wednesday May 10 – swimming practice and administration of BSA swim test

We will have one lane reserved from 7:15 pm until 8:45 pm each of these nights.  We encourage all scouts who are not already string swimmers to come practice. 

A $3 fee per day is required for each participant and anyone who wants to observe from the pool deck (I believe they waive the fee if you are a member of the pool).  They have a waiting room by the front desk where parents/siblings can wait for free. 

For scouts on the Sea Base Crew – these will be practice sessions only and you are encouraged to attend as many as possible.  Sea Base participants are required to pass a BSA swim test when we arrive at Sea Base.  However, if you are also attending summer camp, you should pass our administered swim test at one of these sessions so we’ll have your BSA swim test record for summer camp.

This Sunday

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 8:54pm

Troop 416 - lots going on at this Sunday's Troop meeting:

- Frisco City Councilman Bill Woodard will be stopping by to talk to the Cit in the Community scouts and to address the whole troop

- Signup for Summer Camp Merit Badges

- Turn in Camp Cards (money or remaining cards)

- Order Class B T-Shirts

- Boards of Review

Leaving for Campout Saturday Morning

Posted on Apr 21 2017 - 1:03pm

All - due to potential for strong storms in the early evening we will instead leave for camping tomorrow morning.  Meet at the PMLC Church at 7 AM.  Weather is predicted to be beautiful Saturday and Sunday.

Food Shopping for Campout (Thursday, April 20th)

Posted on Apr 20 2017 - 7:56am

All campers are expected to attend to acquire ingredients for patrol camp meals.  Meet inside grocery entrance past the shopping carts and scouts: BRING THE MENUS & SHOPPING LISTS that you prepared at the last scout meeting!

Scout Campout - Cross Timbers, TX(Juniper Point Campground)

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 4:11pm

Notes on the Cross Timbers Campout (Juniper Point Campground)

  • Scouts going to Philmont will be going on their long hike to prep for Philmont.    All other scouts will be at what we call "base camp".  
  • Here are items to consider bringing to the campout so you "are prepared" for any events the SPL and Patrol Leaders decide on for Saturday
    • Bathing suit and towel so you can cool off in the lake
    • Fishing pole since we are on the lake
    • Good hiking shoes in case we work on the 5 mile hike for 1st class or to identify plants/animals
    • Sun screen, bug spray, water bottle, scout book for signoffs
  • Be at PMLC by the scout trailer Friday at 6:00 pm to load gear and head out for a fun weekend camping.   Eat BEFORE you arrive at PMLC.

For parents looking for the address and location of the campout here is what is on the Juniper Point Campground site:

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.85972, -96.83194
33°51'35"N, 96°49'55"W

West Juniper 32843 Hwy 377, Gordonville, TX 76245 East Juniper 32744 Hwy 377, Gordonville, TX 76245

From Whitesboro, TX, travel 13 miles north on Highway 377. The campground is on both sides of the highway as the highway enters the Willis Bridge crossing into Oklahoma. The east side access is a controlled entrance park. The west side access is where the trailhead for the Cross Timbers hiking trail is located.

Collin D's Eagle Project

Posted on Apr 10 2017 - 5:36pm

We are doing a project with Dallas Ramps. We will be removing and replacing an existing concrete step and constructing a wheel chair ramp to aid the homeowner in getting from her home to her porch and from her porch to the driveway. Friday is pre-building wooden modules to be used on the ramp, off site.   Saturday is on site, putting the pre-built modules together and adding handrails and kickboards to finish off the ramp.  Food will be provided.

All Scout ranks need service hours - this is a great way to obtain them.