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.

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April 28th Meeting is Spring Swim Test

Posted on Apr 23 2014 - 2:49pm

The April 28th meeting will be held at the Plano Aquatic Center  (2301 Westside Drive, Plano, TX 75075) to complete the BSA swimmer classification test for all scouts and adults. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm.

The test will be good for one year, which will cover summer camp.  Scouts and adults must pass the swim test to participate in water-oriented activities, including any water-oriented campouts next year.  Every summer camp attendee should take the swim test.  Please also note the Palo Duro Campout payment will be due at this meeting. 

There are changing rooms available, but please try to arrive ready to swim. Don't forget goggles if you are used to swimming with them.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, May 23-26, Memorial Day Weekend, Sign up and PAY ONLINE!

Posted on Apr 23 2014 - 2:49pm

For the final campout of the year, we will travel to beautiful Palo Duro Canyon-Texas' own Grand Canyon.  A few of the highlights of the trip will include hiking rugged trails, horseback riding and spectacular stargazing with telescopes.  A bus has been chartered to take us the six hours to the state park, where we will camp on the canyon floor, just steps from the headwaters of the Red River.

Cost for scouts will be $60.00, payable online or by check to Troop 1001.  $15 cash for patrol food is due on Money Monday, May 17. Sign up first and then pay online here or by check at any meeting or at the swim test on the Monday, April 28th meeting.  













Help Jamie S. with his Eagle Project!

Posted on Apr 18 2014 - 9:10am

From Jamie S.:

I will be doing my Eagle project on April 26th and May 3rd 2014. I realize that May 3rd is during the Cottonwood Arts Festival.  I would like for scouts to help me out on Saturday, April 26th to help me put out flyers for the project.  We will start around 9:00 am at Terrace Park in Richardson.

SUMMER CAMP: Merit Badge Selections Due and Parent Meeting on April 21st!

Posted on Apr 17 2014 - 9:12pm
Summer Camp is just around the corner.  All Merit Badge selections are due Monday, April 21st.   Merit Badge choices can be found here:
Each scout should choose 4 Merit Badge classes to take at Summer Camp.  If you have questions about Merit Badges, please see Mrs. Kruse.
**Mrs. Kruse will be available beginning at 6:30 PM on Monday night to take final payments and to sign up for Merit Badges.**
Troop 1001 will be returning to Hale Scout Reservation this summer.  Summer Camp is June 15th - 21st.  The cost of Summer Camp is $340, and the complete payment of $340 is due now!  If you are unable to pay at a meeting, we now have online payments available for payment 1 and payment 2.  Just click on the Online Payments tab on the website.  
Adults attend Summer Camp for Free!
Don't forget that the Troop Committee has voted to send up to 8 adults to Summer Camp for FREE!  If you are an adult who is considering going to Summer Camp with the boys, be among the first 8 to sign up and you will attend camp for FREE!  If a week is too long for you to be away from work, find a buddy to split the week with you.  Adult leaders may sign up with Mrs. Kruse.
Summer Camp Meeting for Parents
There will be a meeting for all parents of scouts attending Summer Camp on Monday, April 21st at 7:15 PM in Room 2.  Please put this date on your calendar now, and plan to attend.  We will be going over important information pertaining to your scout and Summer Camp.  All parents sending a scout to camp should plan to attend this meeting.

Camping Merit Badge Class

Posted on Apr 17 2014 - 9:12pm

Camping MB will continue Monday, April 21st at 6:00 pm.   We will finish Requirement 1 and continue on to Requirements 2 and 3.  Bring any record you have of what was signed off on at last the campout at Mr Raney's ranch.

High Adventure 2015 Update!

Posted on Apr 17 2014 - 9:12pm
The troop has a Sea Base sailing adventure for 6 scouts and 2 adults, see below for details.
The troop is looking at two other possibilities, both minimum age completed 8th grade when you attend.
1.  Swamp Base in Louisiana, see http://www.bsaswampbase.org/ for more information.
2.  Northern Tier in northern Minnesota see http://www.ntier.org/About/Summer%20Canoe%20Trips.aspx for more information.
We will answer questions and poll at troop meeting on Monday, April 21. 
We have a reservation for the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, June 17th - 23rd, 2015. This is Coral Reef Sailing Adventure, crew number CRW061715C, for 6 scouts and 2 adults. Anyone interested can hold space with a $100 per person deposit to the Troop Treasurer Bill Sproull.  For more information on this adventure, go to http://www.bsaseabase.org/Adventures/coralreef.aspx.  Contact Kirk McClure or Mike Reisinger for information.

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