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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 1001, Richardson, Texas!

This is the official website of Troop 1001 of Richardson, Texas.  It is designed to help you learn more about our troop, its activities and programs, and see where we have been and where we are headed.  The troop meets Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (except summer months and Mondays following a campout), at Trinity Bible Church, 400 West Campbell Road, across from Richardson Regional Hospital.

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SUMMER CAMP 2015: PAYMENT #1 DUE MONDAY (3/2/15) & CALLING ALL ADULTS!

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:42pm
Join us for a week of fun June 14-20... sign up for Summer Camp during Monday's Troop meeting! Due to schedule changes this month, the initial sign-up and payment due dates have been extended. Reserve your spot today! The first payment is $170. You can pay online, use your Scout Account, or bring cash/check with you to the meeting. 
 
The first 8 adults to register for Summer Camp get to go FREE OF CHARGE! We need your help at camp, adults, so we are rewarding the first 8 to make the commitment. Stay for the whole week or split it with a friend. Regardless, our boys cannot go to camp alone. Besides, Camp Hale has lots to offer us 'big kids' as well. From leader-specific training to water rescue and wilderness first aid, you can brush up on your skills and certifications or just relax and enjoy the beautiful Winding Stair Mountains. Spend a week with your Scout and his friends...you'll be glad you did!
 
More details to come as we get closer to June. If you have any questions, please contact our Summer Camp Coordinator, Mr. Otte, either via e-mail at trey@otte.us or via cell phone at 214-402-4718. See you at Summer Camp!

Summer Camp 2015 Sign-Ups Start Feb. 5th at Winter Court of Honor

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:41pm

Troop 1001 will be returning to Hale Scout Reservation in the Winding Stair Mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma for Summer Camp this year! From the Soaring to Eagle program for new Scouts to the Outbound adventure for older boys, Camp Hale has a little something for everyone. There's no better way to spend a week of summer than to be with friends both old and new earning merit badges or brushing up on a training course or two.

New and exciting activities await for 2015 including:
  • New technology components such as 3D scanners and printers
  • Natural rock climbing and a climbing overnighter for older scouts (14+)
  • Expanded adult leader training...and more!
This year our week of Summer Camp will be Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20. The cost will be $340 per Scout, the same as last year. The price includes:
  • Round trip transportation to/from camp
  • Meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast (including seconds!)
  • Merit badges and activities including Aquatics and Snow Sports*
Sign-up starts Thursday, Feb 5th at our Winter Court of Honor. Payments will be collected in two installments this year of $170 each. In order to keep costs low, they can be made via cash, check, online or Scout account. The due dates are as follows:
  • Installment 1 is due on or before Monday, February 23
  • Installment 2 is due on or before Monday, April 27
More details to come as we get closer to June. If you have any questions, please contact our Summer Camp Coordinator, Mr. Otte, either via e-mail at trey@otte.us or via cell phone at 214-402-4718. See you at Summer Camp!
 
* Some merit badges and programs require a nominal fee to cover required materials.

Adult Training Available

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:41pm

There are several upcoming opportunities for adult training:

Adult Leader Training (ALT) - Boy Scout Leader Specific is March 18th, 25th, and April 1st.  This is required in Troop 1001 for anyone working directly with the boys, Assistant Scoutmasters, etc.  This is also great information for any parent of a scout; the course content is how a Boy Scout troop operates on the boy and adult level.  It is valuable to all parents to know how the organization operates whether they are active in the troop or just as a parent of a scout. More information and sign-up is found at http://ntrail.org/?q=content/boy-scout-leader-specific-begins-3182015

Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) - There is a second course, Outdoor Leader Skills, which is a fun weekend campout which goes over the requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class.  More information and sign-up is found at http://ntrail.org/?q=content/outdoor-leader-skills-weekend-410-122015

Wood Badge - This course follows the above courses.  The Course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organization throughout the country.  It is offered by Circle 10 several times a year. The next courses will be held:
Wood Badge 113 - Camp James Ray, April 10-12, 2015 and April 24-26, 2015
Wood Badge 114 - Philmont Training Center, August 16-22, 2015

Many adults in Troop 1001 have taken this course and can explain what a great learning experience they had taking the course.  See http://circleten.org/wood-badge for more information.

Wilderness First Aid Class

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:40pm
This is the 16 hour ECSI course designed by Philmont and meets the requirements for the BSA - High Adventure Bases.          
                                                                           
2015 Courses                
The dates are November 7th - 9th
                     January 9th - 11th
                     March 25th - 27th
                     April 24th - 26th
 
The times are Friday 6:30 - 10:30 pm
                    Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
                    Sunday 12:30 - 4:30 pm
               
Cost - $75.00 payable the first night - this includes course materials, snacks, and Saturday lunch.  $50.00 deposit will hold your space.  Maximum class size is 12.
 
See Mike Reisinger for application and questions.

Test Patients Needed For Wilderness First Aid

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:40pm
Wilderness First Aid is offered three times, in January, March, and April (see announcement below to register for the course).  Part of the course involves scenarios where the participants use their new skills in field situations.  Mr. Reisinger needs scouts and scouters to help with these scenarios.  The Saturday and Sunday sessions will be held at Prairie Creek Park.  Those who have helped with the previous courses have enjoyed the experience.

Sea Base - Coral Reef Sailing Adventure for 2015

Posted on Feb 27 2015 - 3:40pm
Troop 570 currently has slots on two different Sea Base Treks.  Both treks are the same, the Coral Reef Adventure, but have different departure dates: August 1 and August 2.   They have room for two on each of the treks, with maybe 3 slots on the August 1st trek.
 
For more information contact Todd Spraggins at 214-616-8750 or David Coleman at 214-762-8429.

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