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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Not Going On the Camp-out? Consider Helping Out On an Eagle Project!

Posted on Oct 18 2014 - 11:55pm

Matthew E. needs help on his Eagle Project this weekend, helping repair benches (which convert to picnic table halves) for a local church.  Please consider using your sanding, staining or saw-operating skills Sunday, Oct. 18 to help him out from noon to 6 pm.  Project tasks include sanding and staining wood.

Thanks for your help!

Rockclimbing Campout and Merit Badge UPDATE

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:28pm

OCT. 13:

MONEY MONDAY meet at TBC. Please bring $15 cash for patrol food and a signed permission slip, as usual. Scouts will work on completing more of the Climbing MB.

OCT. 17:

Campout at Lake Mineral Wells State Park (map of park)

Meet at 5:30 pm in the Trinity Bible Church parking lot. Bring your sack dinner, daypack, water bottle and wear your field uniform for travel.

Please turn in any medications at form-up on Friday in a zip-top bag with a signed campout medication form (2nd page that prints with permission slip) inside giving full instructions. Any prescription medications must be in an original pharmacy bottle or packaging with the scout's name.

The troop should return about 1:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 19 at the hospital parking lot across from the church on Campbell Road. We will send out a message to all parents with any changes to this time.

Adults are encouraged to attend. While we always enjoy the campout and have just as much fun as our scouts, the adult patrol and our guests facilitate and serve as a model for the scouts' camping activities in our boy-led troop.

Be sure to check the weather to be prepared with appropriate clothing.

Parent/Committee Meeting Monday, October 20th, at 7:00 PM

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:28pm

All parents and adults are invited to the next parent/committee meeting.  The meeting will be from 7:00 to 8:30 PM this Monday night, October 20th, in TBC Room 2.  If you are new to the troop, we typically discuss the previous campout, upcoming activities, and other items related to the operation and improvement of the troop.

Please join us!  Cookies and a door prize will be provided!

Adult Training Date Changes

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:27pm

These course are intended for parents to have a better knowledge of the Scouting program and to be able to help in presenting a better program to the boys of Troop 1001.  These courses will be on Monday during the troop meeting, lasting about hour, in Room 2.

Oct 27  DATE CHANGE Merit Badge (MB) Counselor Training 

Nov 3  DATE CHANGE - Board of Review Training

We hope to see you there.  Please contact Mike Reisinger with any questions on adult training.

Adult & Scout Volunteers Needed to Staff Webelos Woods 11/7 - 11/9 (eligible for service hours)

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:27pm

The troop will be participating at Northern Trail District’s Webelos Woods, November 7th - 9th at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones in Athens.  The troop will staff one of the Webelos activity pin stations and also host some local Webelos dens at our campsite.  This is an excellent recruiting opportunity and helps support a great district event.  Scouts who volunteer will earn service hours.  We need at least 3 adults and 6 - 8 scouts to make it a success, though more are welcome to show strong support.  There is no cost for this event.

Please sign-up on the troop website.  For more information, see the Webelos Woods 2014 website (do not register on the district site).

Merit Badge Partials Information for Parents and Scouts

Posted on Oct 16 2014 - 9:27pm
Do you have several partially completed merit badges?  If so, this information is for you! 
Merit Badges are a very important part of advancement in scouting. There are several ways that you can earn Merit Badges in Troop 1001:
  • A scout may choose to work on a Merit Badge on his own with a Merit Badge counselor from within the Troop.
  • Troop 1001 offers Merit Badge classes throughout the scouting year.  Watch the newsletter and website for information on these classes.
  • Summer Camp is a great opportunity to earn Merit Badges.
  • Troop 1001 also offers Winter Camp each year in January.  Scouts may begin/earn up to 4 Merit Badges during this weekend.
  • Other opportunities such as Merit Badge Colleges, and classes offered through business and other organizations are also available. We will provide this information in the newsletter and on the website as it becomes available to us.
When a scout begins a Merit Badge, he receives a blue card which is signed by the Scoutmaster.  This blue card is a record of requirements that have been completed and those that have not been completed. Many times, a scout may be unable to complete a Merit Badge during Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Merit Badge colleges, etc.  In some cases, the scout or the Merit Badge Counselor may hold the only record (blue card) of completed requirements.  In other cases, such as with Summer Camp, the Troop will receive a record of requirements that have been completed and those that still need to be finished. The information on the blue card represents a lot of work done by the scout. It is very important to keep these in a safe place so that the Merit Badge can be completed.  Once all of the requirements are completed, the scout will receive credit for the Merit Badge.
The Troop wants to help scouts get their partially completed Merit Badges finished between now and Winter Camp which will be held January 16-18, 2015. To complete a partial Merit Badge:
  • If the Merit Badge was started with a counselor in the Troop, complete the unfinished requirements and then contact the counselor that started the Merit Badge with you. If that counselor is no longer available, check the Merit Badge Counselor list on the Troop website to find a counselor to help you complete the Merit Badge. http://troop1001.org/system/files/Troop_1001_Counselors_Grouped_By_Badge_242013-0.pdf
  • If the Merit Badge was started outside of the Troop (Summer Camp, Merit Badge colleges, etc.), you may use the same list to find a counselor within the Troop to help you complete the Merit Badge.
  • If you are unsure of what partials you have, check your record by clicking on your name on the Troop Website.  Some partial Merit Badges will be listed there.
We will be setting aside some time at Winter Camp for scouts to meet with counselors to complete partial Merit Badges.  Scouts will need to find out what partials they have, and complete them BEFORE Winter Camp.  Then he will need to sign up for a time to meet with the Merit Badge Counselor to go over the completed requirements. Sign ups will become available later this Fall.  If the requirements are completed to the counselor's satisfaction, he/she will sign the blue card showing that the Merit Badge is complete.
If you have questions about completing partial Merit Badges, please talk Mr. Reisinger or Mrs. Kruse.

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