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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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Deadline Extended to Feb 10th, Wednesday--Caving/Zipping Campout, Feb. 13-15

Posted on Feb 10 2016 - 5:33pm

Troop 1001's Big Bus Trip of the Year will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 to Monday, Feb 15. We will form-up this year at a leisurely 9:30am Saturday morning and depart TBC by 10:30am. Our first stop will be Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Northwestern Arkansas, where we will have a spelunking tour and spend the night inside the cave (optional if you're claustrophobic)). Then we will make our way to good ol' Camp Hale in Oklahoma for a day of Camporee prep to help Troop 1001 be prepared to win Camporee 2016. Monday morning, we will break camp and go to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a 1/2 day of ziplining. We return to TBC Monday evening.

This is a more expensive campout. Scholarships are available if needed. Don't let lack of funds stop you from joining this fun trip. Contact Mr. Keelan at committeechair@troop1001.org to discuss privately.

 

Zipline!ZipLine2

Cost for this trip:

  • $125 scouts
  • $50 adults
  • pocket money for pit stops/souvenirs

Deadline to pay: Feb 8th. 

Helmet and gloves required for cave. Bike helmets or hard hats acceptable.

Register online here

Permission Slip 

Camp Medications Form

ZipLine Waiver

Scouting for Food, Saturday, Feb 13

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 7:19pm

A scout is helpful. 

Scout volunteers needed. If you are not camping and can help with delivery of collected food to the Network of Community Ministries, please contact Mr. Howard as soon as possible for more details. There will be a vehicle designated for donations waiting in the TBC parking lot at 9:30 am Saturday, Feb. 13 during form-up for the Caving/Zipline trip.

Troop 1001: Please bring canned goods collected from home, family, neighbors and friends to help support this good turn for our community. Network of Community Ministries counts on this food every year to help fill their pantry. This is their single largest influx of food during the year. Robust, non-glass containers only please.

 

Canned meats Pasta and Sauce Hearty soups
Macaroni & Cheese Canned fruit Dry Pinto Beans
Rice Canned Beans Peanut Butter
Canned Vegetables Jelly Tuna
Cereal Non-refrigerated Cheese Flour
Cooking Oil Sugar Powdered Milk
Baby Food Baby Formula

 

Wilderness First Aid Classes

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 5:37pm
Wilderness First Aid will be again be offered this year.  This is the course required for all High Adventure Bases, with Philmont requiring 2 per crew. Cost is $75 for the Wilderness First Aid class and $30 for the CPR/AED class, if needed.  The dates are:
  •   November 20-22
  •   January 8-10
  •   February 5-7
  •   April 1-3
  •   April 29 - May 1
  •   May 20-22
Class times:
  •   Friday 6:30 - 10:30 pm
  •   Saturday  8:00 - 4:30 pm
  •   Sunday  12:30- 4:30 pm
CPR/AED certification is required with a class being held the Wednesday before each class.  See Mike Reisinger for an application or questions.

Merit Badge Information for Adults and Scouts

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 5:37pm

Merit Badges (MB) are a key part of a boy's advancement in scouting; for a MB to be earned, several things need to take place.

1.  Trained MB Counselors are needed. Any parent in the troop can take the training and to be available for the boys as they partake in each merit badge per the necessary requirements.

2.  Boys are responsible for getting a blue card, getting it signed before starting the MB, and checking on the troop website for the name of the counselor.

3.  Boys are responsible to do the requirements. Many times for particular MB's, counselors will offer classes to help the boys complete all or some of the requirements (e.g. Citizenship merit badges, Personal Fitness).

4.  Many times boys have partially completed MB's from Summer Camp or other group presentations. Sometimes there is not time, or a location to complete all the requirements during class sessions.  This can become a big problem as many boys have 5 to 10 or more partially completed merit badges. Again the boy is responsible for going to the MB Counselor in the troop to complete the MB.  A boy's complete advancement record is available on the troop website, including any partially completed MB's.  Boys and parents should review their record regularly.

If you have any questions on merit badge advancement, ask Mr. Reisinger or Mrs. Danen.

Annual Fees are Due!

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 5:37pm

If you have already paid your annual dues, thank you!  We appreciate your prompt payment.  If you haven’t paid, please click here

Please note that we are treating annual dues like an event signup this year, so you will not find a payment button under Online Payments.  You must click on the link above, click Register, and follow the prompts.  If your scout has decided not to participate this year, please let us know by clicking on Regrets, entering "Not participating" in the notes field, and then click Submit.  That will be our indication not to follow up with you for payment.  And, you will be removed from our mailing list.

If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair, Georgia Kruse, at membership@troop1001.org.

If you don’t have a login to the website or have forgotten your password, please email the webmaster at webmaster@troop1001.org.

High Adventure

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 5:36pm
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.

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