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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Canoe Wars and Capture the Flag Campout IN THE SAME CAMPOUT!! WHAT??!! Sept. 19-21 Camp Wisdom

Posted on Aug 30 2014 - 6:24pm

That's right. Just like peanut butter and chocolate, Canoe Wars and Capture the Flag have to be better together. Come out and support your team on the water and on the field at nearby Camp Wisdom (map). Sign up online here before Money Monday, Sept. 15.

Adults are encouraged to sign up here as well, even if you're only driving. Please indicate whether you will camp with our adult patrol and/or drive and how many seats you can offer.

For Money Monday, please bring your completed and signed permission slip and $15 cash for patrol food. Please turn in any medications at form-up on Friday in a zip-top bag with the campout medication form inside giving full instructions. Any prescription medications must be in a pharmacy bottle with the scout's name.

Form up on Friday, Sept. 19 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.

The troop should return about 12:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 21 at the hospital parking lot across from the church on Campbell Road.

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.

Available in "Read and Learn" section: Be Prepared for Troop 1001 Campouts in 6 Steps

Posted on Aug 30 2014 - 6:24pm

There was no time to make handouts for the presentation on Friday night at GDX, so here is the presentation in text form for parent and scout reference.

"Read and Learn" has many helpful FAQ articles and is located on the left side bar. If there's anything else you would like to have available, kindly let us know.

Popcorn Fundraiser

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 10:56pm
As discussed before the fun began at GDX, the troop is considering selling popcorn via the "Show and Sell" in addition to the usual method of taking orders from friends, family and acquaintances. There seemed to be a lot of interest in this method of selling popcorn to raise funds. 
I need your help to make this possible though. 
Please contact your church to find out if they will allow the troop to sell popcorn after service(s) for one or two weekends between October 6th and November 9th. Or if you would rather, I can contact your church to ask if you send me the name of the church, contact, and phone number.  It might be helpful to know how many (or which) boys from our troop attend your church. 
We need to know by this Tuesday, September 2nd if we are going to do this so I can get us signed up and figure out type and quantity of popcorn to order.
Call me at 972-235-7210 if you can help or send an email to susan@reyeshome.net.

God and Country Award for 2014-2015

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 10:56pm

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 28 2014 - 10:56pm
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

High Adventure 2015 Update!

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 10:56pm
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.
2.  Northern Tier in northern Minnesota see http://www.ntier.org/About/Summer%20Canoe%20Trips.aspx 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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