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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April 28th Meeting is Spring Swim Test

Posted on Apr 18 2014 - 10:08am

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.

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.

Cottonwood Art Festival - May 1st - 4th

Posted on Apr 17 2014 - 9:10pm

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.  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. WE NEED EVERYONE TO HELP!!!!

Opportunities to help:

Thursday, May 1st (2-9pm): Need about 30 adults and 15 scouts to greet and set-up the artists all day.

Friday, May 2nd (8am-9pm) and Beer Garden (6-10pm): Need about 50 adults and 30 scouts to greet and setup the artists all day, and 4 adults for the Beer Garden Artist Dinner on Friday evening.

Please consider making the sacrifice of a vacation day to help.

Saturday, May 3rd (9am – 7pm) and Sunday May 4th (9am – 7pm): 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 (May 4th): (5pm – ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!) – we need everyone to help with load-out. The festival ends at 6:00 pm. The artists will be tear down at 5pm
and like to load-up as quick as possible.

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 Denise Daugherty at cottonwoodchair@troop1001.org or call me at 214-693-0934.

Yours In Scouting,

Denise Daugherty
Cottonwood Chairperson

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