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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.

Troop members may log in to view the calendar, see important announcements, and retrieve activity forms, among other services.

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Philmont 2018: an unforgettable experience...sign up today!

Posted on May 2 2017 - 11:37am

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Ask a Scouter that has been to Philmont about their trek and more than likely, you will hear things like:

  • The wildlife and scenery are amazing!
  • I was challenged, and it helped me grow as a person.
  • Once you’ve gone, you understand what it means to EARN a Philmont patch.
  • The experience was life changing!

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. It is located in Northern New Mexico near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Click 'read more' below for details on how to sign up!

New Parents and Summer Camp Info Session - 5/1 at 7pm

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 4:11pm
New families and those with scouts participating in summer camp are encouraged to attend the Information Meeting on Monday May 1st at 7:00 pm at Trinity Bible Church.
 
This meeting will be take place during the regular troop meeting, while the boys work outdoors.  
 
We will review details and logistics for upcoming events:
  • Cottonwood Art Festival
  • May Campout at the Battleship Texas and Schlitterbahn
  • Summer Camp
And we will have a show and tell session to talk about:
  • Recommendations on gear the boys should and should not bring to summer camp.
  • General recommendations on gear for the other 10 campouts the troop does each year. 
New parents, this is an important meeting you don't want to miss.
 
Parents of summer camp participants, you want to be part of this.

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

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 4:28pm

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

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.

 

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

MAKE-UP Swim Test!

Posted on Apr 12 2017 - 6:07pm

Wednesday, April 12 we will meet at the (new location!) Tom Muehlenbeck Center (map) at 8:30pm for swim testing.

This will be the final opportunity to classify as a swimmer prior to the Brazos Canoe Campout. 

Scouts and adults who are testing should be dressed to swim. Bring swim goggles if you are used to swimming with them and a towel. If you are a Plano Parks & Recreation member, bring your pass to help the troop save on fees. Scout may leave once he is signed off. 

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