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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.

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Troop Leadership Applications Due Monday, April 27th

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:52pm
Each spring, the troop elects a Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders for the following year.  Applications are due Monday, April 27th for the spring elections.  Scouts applying for appointed positions of Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and Troop Guide need to turn in applications as well.  See the following documents for details.

ALL Scout Families NEED TO SIGNUP!!!! Troop 1001 Fundraiser Cottonwood Art Festival – Spring 2015 April 30th – May 3rd

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:51pm

Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival is Troop 1001’s main fund raiser. The troop makes money 3 ways: 1) tips from the artists, 2) a payment from the city, and 3) water sales. 

Troop 1001 families are requested to volunteer 8 adult hours for each Scout.Scouts can earn service hours after he volunteers 8 hours. 

Thursday, April 30th (11am-9pm): Need about 12 adults to greet artists, and 30 adults - 15 scouts to setup the artists. 

Friday, May 1st (8:30am-9pm):  Need about 15 adults to greet artists, and 50 adults - 30 scouts to setup the artists. 

Friday, May 1st (6-10pm):  Need 4 adults for the Beer Garden Artist Dinner. 

Saturday, May 2nd (9am - 8pm) and Sunday May 3rd (9am – 5:30pm):  Need Scouts all day to sell water. Need Adults all day for Booth Sitters, the Artist Hospitality Tent, and help with artist carry-outs. 

Sunday Night: (5 – 10:30pm) - ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! – We need everyone to help artists with load-out. We will be available for artists to request assistance until 10:30pm. 

The entire Troop is needed to support the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Sign up on-line using Sign-up Genius at: 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DACAB2CA20-cottonwood1/3614204 

If you can't sign-up online, please contact me at cottonwoodchair@troop1001.org or call me at 214-240-6083. 

Yours In Scouting, 

Denise Daugherty, Troop 1001 Cottonwood Chairperson

Final Summer Camp 2015 Payment and Merit Badge Choices due Monday!

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:51pm

Troop 1001 will be returning to Hale Scout Reservation in the Winding Stair Mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma for Summer Camp this year! From the Soaring to Eagle program for new Scouts to the Outbound adventure for older boys, Camp Hale has a little something for everyone. There's no better way to spend a week of summer than to be with friends both old and new earning merit badges or brushing up on a training course or two.

New and exciting activities await for 2015 including:
  • New technology components such as 3D scanners and printers
  • Natural rock climbing and a climbing overnighter for older scouts (14+)
  • Expanded adult leader training...and more!
This year our week of Summer Camp will be Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20. The cost will be $340 per Scout, the same as last year. The price includes:
  • Round trip transportation to/from camp
  • Meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday breakfast (including seconds!)
  • Merit badges and activities including Aquatics and Snow Sports*
Sign-up starts Thursday, Feb 5th at our Winter Court of Honor. Payments will be collected in two installments this year of $170 each. In order to keep costs low, they can be made via cash, check, online or Scout account. The due dates are as follows:
  • Installment 1 is due on or before Monday, February 23
  • Installment 2 is due on or before Monday, April 27
More details to come as we get closer to June. If you have any questions, please contact our Summer Camp Coordinator, Mr. Otte, either via e-mail at trey@otte.us or via cell phone at 214-402-4718. See you at Summer Camp!
 
* Some merit badges and programs require a nominal fee to cover required materials.

Next OA Ordeal is May 1st - 3rd

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:50pm

Attention new Order of the Arrow (OA) candidates and current OA members - The next OA Ordeal Weekend is May 1st-3rd at Camp Trevor Rees-Jones.  If you were elected as an OA candidate this year at camporee or if you are a current OA member that wants to get more active in the OA, then please visit http://www.miki.org/?page_id=22, read through the page, and then click on the

Still time to turn in your Med Form if it's expired or expiring soon!

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:50pm

All Scouts and Adults going to next campout must have a current Annual Health and Medical Record on file with the troop!  Download here (Parts A&B only for campouts  or Parts A,B&C  for Summer Camp/Northern Tier/Sea Base).

More info after the jump.

High Adventure 2015

Posted on Apr 24 2015 - 3:47pm
The troop needs to decide on High Adventure for 2015, there are two possibilities and several boys have said in the troop meetings that they are interested in going.  Parents talk with your son(s) and if they are interested, email or call Mike Reisinger or Kirk McClure, whose contact information is on the Troop Roster.
 
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.
 
Here is more information on Swamp Base:
 
Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that we go to the day we get there, in order to be familiarized with the history and culture of Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures that we will be experiencing on the Swamp Base trek.
 
University of Louisiana, Layafette: Cypress Lake; we would be staying in the new dorms here the night we get there, and the night after the last day of paddling, and will be able to see Cypress Lake, in the middle of campus.
 
Swamp Base new website, good information, but the video isn't active on this link yet.
 
Current link to the video for Swamp Base
 
Beautiful photo of some of the large Cypress trees the scouts will see on their final day of paddling
 
 
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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