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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Overnight Lock-in: Group Dynamix - August 22 - 23

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 8:39am

Troop 1001 kicks off the scouting year with an overnight lock-in August 22 - 23 at Group Dynamix, an indoor ropes course and team-building facility in Carrollton. Please sign up here.  After bringing scouts to 1215 Trend Drive in Carrollton, parents should stay for a short meeting to learn what exciting activities and campouts are in store for the upcoming year and how you can best support your scout having fun and advancing in the troop.

Group Dynamix  1215 Trend Dr. Carrollton, TX 75006 (972) 416-9646

Friday, August 22 - 8:00 pm: meet at GDX in Carrollton (map on permission slip)

Pick-up: Saturday, August 23 - 8:00 am sharp

Fill, print out, sign and bring the GDX consent form and the Troop Permission Form, The cost of the event is $25 per scout with additional money for vending machines. It is preferable to pay $25 cash or online.  If you write a check, please make it payable to Troop 1001. Adults are welcome to stay throughout the night and are not charged to participate as chaperones.

All the fun will conclude at 8:00 am sharp on Saturday morning.  Parents should arrive promptly to scrape up their scouts and allow the leaders to go home and recover from the night.

Pizza will be served late at night so each scout should have dinner before arriving.  Dress in Activity uniform.  Closed-toe shoes are required.  Scouts who feel they may not stay up all night may plan to crash on a bean bag chair or may bring a sleeping bag.

Annual Dues are Due: Pay Online or at GDX

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 8:39am

The 2014-15 scouting year has begun! You should receive a call soon from your new patrol leader.

Scouting dues are $140 and adult dues are $25. You can remit payment online or at GDX. We would appreciate all families to have remitted dues payment by August 31st. Thank you for your prompt attention to the troop's financial health and supporting our scouting curriculum.

Troop Leadership Applications

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 8:39am
All scouts 1st Class and above are encouraged to apply for a leadership position.  A leadership role not only meets rank requirements but is key to running a great boy-led troop.  Non-elected positions are approved by the SPL at the beginning of the fall season.  Fill out the Troop 1001 Leadership Application Form and turn it in to SPL Clint starting at the GDX lock-in on August 22nd.  If a scout desires to continue a non-elected leadership position from last year, he must still submit a Leadership Application Form.
Below is a list of leadership positions.  For a description of each position, see the "Patrol Leader's Handbook" or Positions of Responsibiliy on meritbadge.org.  Note positions with an asterisk (*) are only eligible for Star and Life rank requirements, not Eagle.

Final Personal Fitness Merit Badge Session: Tuesday, Aug. 21

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 8:38am

The final activity session is at 7 pm Tuesday at the entrance to the track at Richardson North Junior High.  Print out the workbook packet to fill in the fitness log at the end of the packet EVERY DAY you exercise.  Scouts are responsible for filling out the fitness log, workbook packet and blue card (which have been handed out).  The exercise session lasts 30 minutes to complete jogging or running a mile or for nine minutes, and a minute each for pullups, situps and pushups. We will have a guest speaker after the activity session to complete Req. 9. With any extra time, we'll go over remaining questions on the requirements section of the workbook to help you fill that out. 

God and Country Award for 2014-2015

Posted on Aug 20 2014 - 9:43pm

If interested, please contact Mr. Frank or Mr. Lawson as soon as you can via emails listed below.

·         12 classes, September 2014 through January 2015 (exact dates to be set later).
·         All classes are Mondays from 6:00-6:45 at TBC on Troop Meeting nights.
·         Must be able to attend at least 10* of the 12 classes. (*Possibly flexible but please call Mr. Frank or Mr. Lawson to verify.)
·         Must be First Class rank (or very close). Extensive Bible reading, writing, and several service projects. Won't allow much time for other advancement during these five months.
·         Open to all Scouts of any faith, but the curriculum is Christian, suitable for any Christian denomination, Protestant, Catholic, or Independent.
·         This award is offered once every two years, so most Scouts have at least two or three chances to earn it.
·         Cost is $5.00 for workbook. TBC and Troop 1001 provide your medal, certificate, patch, and square knot patch.

Grady Frank

Randy Lawson

Cottonwood Art Festival - October 2nd - 5th - WE NEED EVERYONE'S HELP!!

Posted on Aug 20 2014 - 9:43pm
Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival is Troop 1001’s main fundraiser. The troop makes money three ways: 1) tips from the artists, 2) a payment from the city, and 3) water sales. Based on past years we need about 500 adult hours for Cottonwood to be successful, which equates to about 8 hours of adult help per scout.
Opportunities to help: (Please consider making the sacrifice of a vacation day to help).
Thursday, October 2nd (2:00 pm - 9:00 pm):  Need about 30 adults and 15 scouts to greet and set-up the artists all day.
Friday, October 3rd (8:00 am - 9:00 pm) and Beer Garden (6:00 pm - 10:00 pm):  Need about 50 adults and 30 scouts to greet and set-up the artists all day, and 4 adults for the Beer Garden Artist Dinner on Friday evening.
Saturday, October 4th and Sunday October 5th (9:00 am – 7:00 pm):  Need adults and scouts all day.  Adults can volunteer for Booth Sitters, the Artist Hospitality Tent, and help with artist carry-outs.  Scouts are needed to sell water at the troop tent and to help with artist carry-outs.
Sunday Night, October 5th (5:00 pm - 10:00 pm):  ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! – We need everyone to help with load-out.  The festival ends at 6:00 pm.  The artists can begin tear down at 5:00 pm and like to load-up as quick as possible.  We will be available for artists to request assistance until 10:00 pm.
We need the entire Troop's assistance to support the Cottonwood Art Festival.
Sign up on-line using Sign-up Genius at:
The time slots, and number of volunteers need for each shift is shown in parentheses.  If there is an Adult shift opening but no Scout opening, sign-up and bring your Scout with you.  The more Scouts the better!  
If you can't sign-up online, please contact me at cottonwoodchair@troop1001.org or call me at 214-693-0934.
Yours In Scouting,
Denise Daugherty, Troop 1001 Cottonwood Chairperson

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