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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.

Visitors:  please read the About Us page to learn more about Troop 1001. Questions? Fill out the Contact Us form.

Troop members may log in to view the calendar, see important announcements, and retrieve activity forms, among other services.

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Scouts and Adults Sign Up for Flags for Patriot's Day

Posted on Sep 1 2015 - 9:33pm

Please sign up here to help place flags Saturday, September 5th or pick up flags September 12th.

 

Flags Out September 5th      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054baaae2aa20-patriots1

 

Flags In September 12th      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054baaae2aa20-patriots2

 

The flag program is a major fundraiser for Troop 1001.  The Canyon Creek Home Owner's Association Flag Program grew to 470 flags last year and it is still growing.  The troop places flags in the neighborhood north of the church for four patriotic holidays.  The Troop is paid $1 for each flag placed the Saturday before a holiday and another $1 for each flag picked up the following Saturday.  Eight Saturdays a year we need drivers and scouts from 8 AM to noon.  Typically we are done and at Braum’s for our scoop of ice cream by 11 AM.

 

The patrols are responsible for filling the assigned volunteer spots.  When you sign up, look for your patrol leader or your son’s patrol.  Adults can also sign up at the bottom for the Freebird (adult) patrol.

 

If you can't sign-up online, please contact Paul Young at 972-207-3083.  Scouts cannot use the time for BSA required service hours, but they do count toward school or community volunteer hours.

Scout Leadership Applications

Posted on Sep 1 2015 - 5:27pm
Scouts 1st class and above can turn in applications for the following leadership positions.  These positions are appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster consent.  Descriptions of each position can be found at http://www.bsahandbook.org/PDFs/troop.pdf.  If a scout wants to continue a position from last spring, he must reapply.
  • Quartermaster
  • Order of the Arrow Representative
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Instructor
  • Chaplain Aide
  • Den Chief
  • Bugler
  • Scribe
  • Webmaster
  • Leave No Trace Trainer
Fill out the Troop Leadership Application found on the troop website under "Files" -> "Forms" (or click here) and turn into SPL Brian Daugherty.  Scouts may turn in forms at GDX or troop meetings.  Deadline is Sept. 7th.  Contact Scoutmaster Paul Howard (scoutmaster@troop1001.org) for any questions.

Swim Test-Sept 6 and 13, Plano Aquatic Center

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 10:22pm

Swim tests must be renewed every year for both scouts and adults. If you tested in the spring, you will be set for the canoe races in September. If you are new to the troop or missed the spring test and plan to attend the canoe races, you will need to test now. If you are not classified as a swimmer, you cannot participate in the canoe races.

Two swim tests can be scheduled upon request to accomodate different schedules. Choose either Sept. 6 or 13 at 5:00 pm.  Both are Sunday evenings. Since not many scouts are needing to test, please let Outdoor Program Chair, Amy Summerfelt (outdoorprogram@troop1001.org) know if you will be there and which day you prefer. If you're not sure if you are listed as a swimmer, see the end of this post.

We will meet at Plano Aquatic Center, 2301 Westside Dr, Plano, TX 75075. Map

Please check in with Amy Summerfelt before proceeding to the pool area. The troop will pay the $3 admission fee for each swimmer, unless you are already a member of Plano Parks and Recreation (bring ID, if so). Bring a towel, goggles if you are used to swimming with them and be dressed to swim.

If you need to check your status as a swimmer, please check the list after the jump...............................................click 'read more'↓↓

High Adventure

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 10:08pm
High adventure treks are one of the most memorable experiences offered in Scouting, but it takes advance planning to make them happen.  Now is the time to sign up for winter 2015 and summer 2015 treks as well as looking ahead to submit requests for summer 2017.  Part of the Aug. 31st troop meeting will include brief presentations to the scouts on available options.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, 7 PM at TBC will be a meeting for scouts and parents interested in high adventure for winter 2015 and summer 2016.  
 
Winter 2015 & Summer 2016 - sign up NOW.  Scouts currently in 8th grade and up will be eligible (14 yrs or older at time of trip).
Reserved treks
Troop is gauging interest in requesting the following potential trips.  Slots filling fast.
  • Philmont Winter Adventure - Winter break 2015.  Adventure options include winter camping and snow sports.  We have Dec 28-31 on tentative hold with Philmont.  Any scouts and adults interested in this Adventure should be ready to make a commitment Monday night as we must let Philmont know on Tuesday
  • Rocky Mountain High Adventure - Summer 2016.  Adventure options include hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking.
Summer 2017 - reservations start Oct. 2016.  Scouts currently in 7th grade and up will be eligible.  Troop is looking for interest to submit requests.
Contact Mike Reisinger to sign up or for any questions.

Off to the Canoe Races!! Sept. 18-20, Worth Ranch

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 10:06pm

Troop 1001 returns to the bends of the Brazos River to once again compete in Longhorn Council's Canoe Races (info sheet). The troop will camp at Worth Ranch Scout Camp near Palo Pinto, TX (map).  Scouts can choose to paddle in the 6-mile race or if over 14 years old and a strong, experienced canoeist, can choose the 14-mile race.

Be prepared!  Bring your signed permission slip and $25 to your patrol leader on Money Monday, September 14, 2015.   Scouts should be at the church parking lot no later than 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18 in Field uniform (formerly referred to as Class A). The troop should return about 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 at the hospital parking lot across Campbell Road.

ADULTS NEEDED!! This race cannot happen if we do not have trained adults.

We need a minimum of 9 adults for this campout (canoes are provided):

  • Safety/Sweep Boats (2 per canoe, 3 canoes) who are willing to paddle along with racers in safety and sweep boats. All adult safety/sweep boaters MUST BE TRAINED IN SAFETY AFLOAT AND SAFE SWIM DEFENSE. These can be taken online here.
  • Shuttle Drivers (2-3): Shuttle paddlers between put-in, take-out and camp.

Longhorn Council also has a need for adults from each attending troop to help with the following:

  • Sandwich making (Friday night - youth may help)
  • Driver Shuttle
  • Trailer shuttle
  • Cooking supper
  • 6-Mile Race Starter
  • 6 Mile Race judge (timer)
  • Data entry (race times)
  • Sweep boater – 6 mile staff
  • Sweep boater – 14 mile staff
  • Serving Supper 

Please contact Amy Summerfelt, Outdoor Program Chair (outdoorprogram@troop1001.org), if you can attend this campout and assist with the above positions. As part of the adult patrol, we enjoy the campout as much as the scouts, but we and our guests serve as a model patrol for the scouts' camping activities in our boy-led troop.

Water shoes are advisable. Scouts should also be sure to pack a swimsuit, a towel or chamois, sunscreen, a hat, water bottle, and a change of clothes. Please note the camp requires each canoe on the 6-mile race to have two liters of water and each canoe on the 14-mile race to carry 4 liters of water.  An easy rule of thumb is for 6-milers to each bring a liter of water (or container to fill up at camp Saturday morning) and for 14-milers to do the same for two liters of water.  Other suggested items include a hand bailer and knee pads.

Sign up for OA Fall Fellowship! - September 11th-13th

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 10:05pm

The Mikanakawa Lodge's annual Order of the Arrow Fall Fellowship is coming up quickly.  If you are an OA member (or will be after the August 14th-16th ordeal weekend), then you will want to attend this event!  Sign up for a weekend full of fun, food and fellowship with OA members from our troop, district, and council!

This year's fall fellowship will be at beautiful Camp Constantin.  Come check out the camp's brand new dining hall, have fun at the waterfront and participate in fun activities such as lodgeball, whiffle ball, and shooting sports  As an added bonus, save 50% on this fun event, if you sign up by Friday, August 21st (only $20!).

Once you've signed up for Fall Fellowship, please sign up for the event on our troop's website as well, so that we'll know who's going.  This will also help us coordinate carpooling to/from the event, if needed.  Please click here to sign up on the troop's website.

If you have any questions about OA fall fellowship, or any other upcoming OA events, please contact Mr. Fertitta via e-mail.

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