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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We need a count! Sign up for Galveston by May 1st! (Payment due May 8th!)

Posted on Apr 23 2017 - 10:09pm

It is a busy season for Troop 1001 and the end of the year is approaching quickly. We have a big trip planned to Galveston on Memorial Day Weekend. There are a limited number of seats. 

Sign-up by May 1st and pay by May 8th.

The Battle Ship of Texas Foundation            Port of Houston Boat Tour,  Battleship Texas and Schlitterbahn!

  • May 27 (Sat)-29 (Mon), 2017
  • Houston, La Porte and Galveston, Texas 
  • Sign up online 
  • Cost is $200 per Scout, $150 per adult and includes charter bus transportation, meals, admission to all sites and lodging for the weekend. 
    • Payment may be made online or by cash/check (payable to Troop 1001). 


Canoe Trip Down the Brazos River - April 21-23!

Posted on Apr 21 2017 - 1:15pm

For those scouts that missed Monday's troop meeting, here are some highlights from Caleb & Dylan's canoe prep instruction.
Campout Agenda 
  • Friday night - camp overnight at Rochelle's Canoe & Kayak Rental
  • Saturday morning - canoe instruction, pack canoes, and start paddling down Brazos!  Troop is doing the 10-mi trip across two days.
  • Saturday afternoon - lunch on the river, arrive at sand bar/island.  Primitive camping instructions and setup camp. .
  • Saturday night -dinner, free time and campfire!
  • Sunday morning - pack canoe, paddle to takeout point.  Scouts Own Service while awaiting shuttles.  Travel back to Richardson. 
Packing Notes 
Check the packing list on the permission slip, but here are some extra details.  Scouts need to be prepared and travel light since gear has to fit in canoes on Saturday
  • Two water bottles - stay hydrated. 1L Nalgene bottles work well.  Use carabiners to keep them strapped in.
  • Keep gear dry - use dry sacks if you have them.  Otherwise, put clothes in gallon ziplocs.  Sleeping bags, etc. in thick trash bags (troop will have extras if needed).
  • Clothing - check Graford, TX forecast.  Be prepared for warm days and cool nights.  Always bring rain gear.  Avoid cotton.  Bring swimsuit or clothes that can get wet.
  • Mess kit - plate/bowl and spoon are fine for freeze-dried meals.  Frisbees make good plates too!
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray - no aerosols
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Gloves recommended - avoids blisters
  • Small camp chair - optional 
  • No cell phones or electronics!


Per BSA standards, all Scouts and adults must have passed the swimmer classification test to participate.


Summer Camp 2017 - Are you ready? Sign up now!

Posted on Apr 21 2017 - 1:14pm

Have you seen the Boys Life article 8 Amazing Scout Camps to Try This Summer?  It features Hale Scout Reservation, where Troop 1001 will go from June 25th to July 1st this summer.

If you still have not submitted your merit badge selections, or if you are still thinking about going with us to HSR, please email summercamp@troop1001.org or contact Mr. Esquivel as soon as possible.

Remember, on May 1 we will have our parent meeting for Summer Camp preparation, everything from gear to logistics will be discussed.

Also, don’t forget that all medical forms A, B, and C for scouts and adults attending must be current before going to summer camp.

If you have any questions, feel free to email summercamp@troop1001.org or call our Summer Camp Coordinator Mr. Nicolas Esquivel at (972) 372-4836

Some additional useful links:

HSR 2017 Brochure

HSR 2017 Program Guide

HSR Camp Schedule

Adult/Parent Training and Summer Camp Infosession for New Members

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 9:33pm
Boy Scouts is different from Cub Scouts; the boys are older and ready to do more on their own.  To help parents understand the differences between the two programs, there will be three classes and one infosession held during our next four Monday night Troop meetings.  The first class will start with the "This is Scouting" video and end with a discussion about the Aims and Methods of the Boy Scout program. Our second session will be about all things summer camp: logistics, gear recommendations, and merit badge classes to name a few. The third topic is Board of Review (BOR) Training, which will qualify you to serve on Boards of Review for the Troop. We usually have at least one a week if not more, so please don't miss this session. We need your help! Last but not least, we will cover Merit Badge Counselor Training which will allow you to teach your own class or serve as an instructor during Winter Camp in January. All sessions will start at 7:15PM in Room 2 at the church. Mark your calendars now!

Update & Use Shutterfly for Troop 1001 Activity Photos!

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 9:33pm

Troop 1001 maintains a Shutterfly account accessible to everyone at troop1001.shutterfly.com.  If you've not already done so, check it out for great pictures from many Troop 1001 campouts and other events over the past many years.

If you have or take pictures at any Troop 1001 events that you would like to share with others, please upload them to the troop's Shutterfly account for others to enjoy!  Grady will be using pictures from the account to update the Troop Handbook this summer and would appreciate help with photos at upcomign events including the following:

  • April canoe trip
  • Cottonwood Arts Festival
  • May Galveston trip
  • Summer Camp
  • The Summer PLC Planning Conference
  • Flag duty days
  • Philmont, Sea Base, Northern Tier, NYLT, and other summer activities
  • Oak Leaf,  OA Ordeals, and other events from this current year
  • Cross-Overs, Twilight Camp and any other outside events our Scouts worked

Cottonwood Art Festival – Spring 2017 May 4-7, 2017

Posted on Apr 18 2017 - 9:33pm

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Cottonwood Art Festival is Troop 1001's main fundraiser.  The troop makes money 4 ways: 1) tips from the artists, 2) a payment from the city, 3) water sales, and 4) general public donations.

Troop 1001 families are requested to volunteer a minimum of 8 adult hours for each Scout. Scouts can earn service hours after he volunteers 8 hours. The entire Troop is needed to support the Cottonwood Art Festival. Sign up on-line using Sign-up Genius at:


Please open hyper-link for the required City of Richardson Volunteer Waivers for Adult and Youth. Print, sign and return the attached for each youth and adult ASAP.  



Thursday, May 4th (11am-9pm): Need about 12 adults to greet artists, and 30 adults - 15 scouts to setup the artists.

Friday, May 5th (8am-9pm):  Need about 15 adults to greet artists, and 50 adults - 30 scouts to setup the artists.

Friday, May 5th (6-10pm):  Need 4 adults for the Beer Garden Artist Dinner.

Saturday, May 6th (9am - 8pm) and Sunday, May 7th (10am – 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, May 7th (5pm – 10pm) - ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! – We need everyone to help artists with load-out. We will be available for artists to request assistance until 10:00pm.

If you can't sign-up online, please contact us at cottonwoodchair@troop1001.org or call us at 972-231-9350.

Yours in Scouting,

Tim and Carol Ozlowski, Troop 1001 Cottonwood Chairpersons

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