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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.

Visitors:  please read the About Us page to learn more about Troop 1001. Questions? Fill out the Contact Us form.

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Sea Base Scuba Adventure available in 2016!

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:39pm

The troop has the Scuba Adventure at Sea Base for 2016.  See http://www.bsaseabase.org/Adventures.aspx for details.

Basic information

  • Date: June 19-28, 2016
  • Sea Base fee: $980/person, plus transportation
  • Scuba certification before
  • 2 adults, 6 scouts 

Anyone interest should contact Mike Reisinger and pay the troop treasurer a $100 deposit.  Payments are $100 now to hold your place, $440 by September 15th, 2015, and $440 March 5th, 2016.  Transportation will be  determined after the crew is organized in September.

Adult Training Available

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:38pm

There are several upcoming opportunities for adult training:

Adult Leader Training (ALT) - Boy Scout Leader Specific is March 18th, 25th, and April 1st.  This is required in Troop 1001 for anyone working directly with the boys, Assistant Scoutmasters, etc.  This is also great information for any parent of a scout; the course content is how a Boy Scout troop operates on the boy and adult level.  It is valuable to all parents to know how the organization operates whether they are active in the troop or just as a parent of a scout. More information and sign-up is found at http://ntrail.org/?q=content/boy-scout-leader-specific-begins-3182015

Outdoor Leader Skills (OLS) - There is a second course, Outdoor Leader Skills, which is a fun weekend campout which goes over the requirements for Tenderfoot through First Class.  More information and sign-up is found at http://ntrail.org/?q=content/outdoor-leader-skills-weekend-410-122015

Wood Badge - This course follows the above courses.  The Course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organization throughout the country.  It is offered by Circle 10 several times a year. The next courses will be held:
Wood Badge 113 - Camp James Ray, April 10-12, 2015 and April 24-26, 2015
Wood Badge 114 - Philmont Training Center, August 16-22, 2015

Many adults in Troop 1001 have taken this course and can explain what a great learning experience they had taking the course.  See http://circleten.org/wood-badge for more information.

Camporee Pictures

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:38pm

Mr. Danen has posted a great collection of photos from this year's Camporee camp-out on the troop's Shutterfly page.  The photos can be found at https://troop1001.shutterfly.com/12979.  If you should have any difficulty accessing the photos, please contact Mr. Danen at training@troop1001.org.

Merit Badge Partials Information for Parents and Scouts

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:37pm
Do you have several partially completed merit badges?  If so, this information is for you! 
 
Merit Badges are a very important part of advancement in scouting. There are several ways that you can earn Merit Badges in Troop 1001:
  • A scout may choose to work on a Merit Badge on his own with a Merit Badge counselor from within the Troop.
  • Troop 1001 offers Merit Badge classes throughout the scouting year.  Watch the newsletter and website for information on these classes.
  • Summer Camp is a great opportunity to earn Merit Badges.
  • Troop 1001 also offers Winter Camp each year in January.  Scouts may begin/earn up to 4 Merit Badges during this weekend.
  • Other opportunities such as Merit Badge Colleges, and classes offered through business and other organizations are also available. We will provide this information in the newsletter and on the website as it becomes available to us.
When a scout begins a Merit Badge, he receives a blue card which is signed by the Scoutmaster.  This blue card is a record of requirements that have been completed and those that have not been completed. Many times, a scout may be unable to complete a Merit Badge during Summer Camp, Winter Camp, Merit Badge colleges, etc.  In some cases, the scout or the Merit Badge Counselor may hold the only record (blue card) of completed requirements.  In other cases, such as with Summer Camp, the Troop will receive a record of requirements that have been completed and those that still need to be finished. The information on the blue card represents a lot of work done by the scout. It is very important to keep these in a safe place so that the Merit Badge can be completed.  Once all of the requirements are completed, the scout will receive credit for the Merit Badge.
 
The Troop wants to help scouts get their partially completed Merit Badges finished between now and Winter Camp which will be held January 16-18, 2015. To complete a partial Merit Badge:
  • If the Merit Badge was started with a counselor in the Troop, complete the unfinished requirements and then contact the counselor that started the Merit Badge with you. If that counselor is no longer available, check the Merit Badge Counselor list on the Troop website to find a counselor to help you complete the Merit Badge. http://troop1001.org/system/files/Troop_1001_Counselors_Grouped_By_Badge_242013-0.pdf
  • If the Merit Badge was started outside of the Troop (Summer Camp, Merit Badge colleges, etc.), you may use the same list to find a counselor within the Troop to help you complete the Merit Badge.
  • If you are unsure of what partials you have, check your record by clicking on your name on the Troop Website.  Some partial Merit Badges will be listed there.
We will be setting aside some time at Winter Camp for scouts to meet with counselors to complete partial Merit Badges.  Scouts will need to find out what partials they have, and complete them BEFORE Winter Camp.  Then he will need to sign up for a time to meet with the Merit Badge Counselor to go over the completed requirements. Sign ups will become available later this Fall.  If the requirements are completed to the counselor's satisfaction, he/she will sign the blue card showing that the Merit Badge is complete.
 
If you have questions about completing partial Merit Badges, please talk Mr. Reisinger or Mrs. Kruse.

Merit Badge Information for Adults and Scouts

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:37pm

Merit Badges (MB) are a key part of a boy's advancement in scouting; for a MB to be earned, several things need to take place.

1.  Trained MB Counselors are needed. Any parent in the troop can take the training and to be available for the boys as they partake in each merit badge per the necessary requirements.

2.  Boys are responsible for getting a blue card, getting it signed before starting the MB, and checking on the troop website for the name of the counselor.

3.  Boys are responsible to do the requirements. Many times for particular MB's, counselors will offer classes to help the boys complete all or some of the requirements (e.g. Citizenship merit badges, Personal Fitness).

4.  Many times boys have partially completed MB's from Summer Camp or other group presentations. Sometimes there is not time, or a location to complete all the requirements during class sessions.  This can become a big problem as many boys have 5 to 10 or more partially completed merit badges. Again the boy is responsible for going to the MB Counselor in the troop to complete the MB.  A boy's complete advancement record is available on the troop website, including any partially completed MB's.  Boys and parents should review their record regularly.

If you have any questions on merit badge advancement, ask Mr. Reisinger or Mrs. Danen.

New Medical Form Requirements

Posted on Apr 16 2015 - 3:37pm

All Scouts and Adults going on campouts must have a new Annual Health and Medical Record on file with the troop!  Please turn in a new Part A and Part B, signed and dated, along with a copy of your current insurance card.  Please click 'Read More' for more information.  Note: Older forms are no longer valid and cannot be accepted.

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