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Posted on Apr 11 2024 - 10:51pm

Apr 12-14 - Friday-Sunday - Campout: Camporee - Form up at 5:30PM Friday

Apr 13 - Saturday - Workday for Eric Calhoun's Eagle project

Apr 14 - Sunday - Eagle Court of Honor for Davis Jackson, Zach Garfield, Ben Jacob and Jake Vinton 3PM at Arapaho UMC

Apr 15 - Monday:

- No troop meeting and No TFC. PLC meeting will be at 6:30PM at Braum's on Campbell Rd

- Leadership applications due to Mr Booker. Please read THIS if you're applying for PL or SPL. Note: Mandatory parent/scout meeting on Monday April 22 for everyone running for those positions.

Apr 21 - Sunday - Troop swim test from 2-5PM at JCC.  Signup and waiver can be found HERE on the troop website.

Apr 22 - Monday:

- Trail to First Class 6:30PM TBC

- Troop meeting 7PM at TBC

- Adult training (BOR and Merit Badge Counselor) 7PM at TBC

- Mandatory meeting for all scouts running for PL or SPL and their parents at 7PM at TBC

May 2-5 - Thursday-Sunday - Cottonwood ARTS Festival. Signup HERE for your Scout and yourself.

Troop Elections - April 29th at Troop Meeting

Posted on Apr 11 2024 - 10:31pm
Troop Elections - April 29th
On April 29th, Troop 1001 will be holding our annual Youth Leadership Elections for the upcoming scouting year. Scouts will be able to elect 8 Patrol Leaders and 1 Senior Patrol Leader. The fun thing is that the adults of the troop do not participate in the voting! The youth have full power over who their leaders will be next year.
To run for both Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, a scout must have participated in* Introduction to Leadership Skills in Troops (ILST) and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) as well as have the rank of First Class or higher. Senior Patrol Leader Candidates must have already served on the Patrol Leader Council. Patrol Leader candidates will give one-minute campaign speeches about why they want the position and should be voted for while Senior Patrol Leader Speeches should be about three minutes long.
Any scout who wants to run for either of these positions will need to turn in a leadership application to Drew Baker or Mr. Booker by April 15th and attend the scout and parent meeting on April 22 to discuss these roles. 
All other positions (troop guide, quartermaster, historian, etc.) will be appointed by the SPL and Scoutmaster but not elected at this meeting. Applications for these positions must be turned in by May 21st.
Leadership time is a requirement for every rank after First Class. Look in your scout book for the required number of months for specific ranks as well as job descriptions for each role. We can’t wait to see how each of you choose to serve in this upcoming year!
*or have a plan to participate in. Please speak with the scoutmaster to work out a plan.

Cottonwood is May 2-5. Signup is now active!

Posted on Apr 11 2024 - 10:29pm

Troop 1001 Fundraiser

May 2-5, 2024 

Cottonwood Art Festival is a major fundraising event for our Troop that helps defray the costs associated with Scouting and provides an opportunity for the Troop to engage with the community by volunteering our time to the city and artists.

To ensure that our assigned volunteer duties are successful, each scout is expected to work a minimum of eight hours at the festival – wear Troop 1001 green t-shirt (hats and neckerchiefs are optional). All time after eight hours count toward rank volunteer hours. Troop 1001 parents/guardians are expected to volunteer a minimum of eight adult hours during the festival – wear Troop 1001 green t-shirt or Class A Field Uniform. We especially need help with loading artists in on Friday and loading out on Sunday night. The entire Troop is needed to support the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Sign up online using the SignUpGenius link: HERE.

VERY IMPORTANT – The Troop is required to have on file a City of Richardson Volunteer Application for every participating adult. We will need new forms from everyone in the Troop as this is an annual requirement from the City. We will have a table set up at the Troop swim test and we’ll be passing out forms at upcoming Troop meetings.

Wednesday, May 1 (6-9pm): Need 4 adults and 4 senior patrol members to move trailers and supplies from TBC to our site at Cottonwood Park.

Thursday, May 2 (11:30am-9pm): Need 30 adults and 15 scouts to load-in the artists

Friday, May 3 (8:30am-10pm): Need 50 adults and 30 scouts to load-in the artists

Saturday, May 4 (9:30am-8pm) and Sunday May 5 (9:30am-5pm): Need scouts all day to sell water. Need adults all day for booth sitting and various tasks.

Sunday Night (5pm – 10pm) ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!: We need the entire Troop to help artists with load-out. We will be available for artists who request assistance until 10 pm.

Please reach out to the Cottonwood Committee if you have any questions.

Committee Chairs - Nick & Rachael Palmos - npalmos@kpmg.com; vettech_007@yahoo.com

Howie Le - lehowie@yahoo.com


Annual swim test - Sunday April 21st from 2-5PM at JCC

Posted on Apr 10 2024 - 12:09pm
The Troop swim test will be held Sunday 4/19 2-5pm in the outdoor pool at the JCC
$7 per person (please bring exact change).  You must sign up a time HERE and fill out this WAIVER.  We need adult volunteer help to run the event.  Please select a time/position HERE to volunteer.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
Even if you or your scout isn't going to summer camp,  swim tests are required (even for adults) before participating in any water activity like Slippery Falls water hole or one of our canoeing campouts.
The Council is also offering a swim test on Saturday May 11 from 9AM-3PM and you can find the details HERE

Eagle Court of Honor for Jake Vinton, Ben Jacob, Zach Garfield and Davis Jackson - Sunday April 14th at 3PM - Arapaho UMC

Posted on Apr 10 2024 - 12:08pm
Please join us to celebrate Jake Vinton, Ben Jacob, Zach Garfield and Davis Jackson earning the Rank of Eagle Scout.
Sunday April 14th at 3 p.m., Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson TX 75080.

Please see the evite and RSVP HERE

Trail to First Class sessions are back! Mondays at 6:30PM at TBC

Posted on Apr 10 2024 - 12:08pm

Note to TFC participants:  This is not a classroom exercise.  You need to come to the meetings prepared to show what you know and the knowledge of the specific sign-offs that you are wanting to accomplish.

We have re-started the Trail to First Class (TFC) sessions.  If you are a new scout who needs to work through the early ranks to get to first class, this is the place for you!  Meetings will be on Mondays before the regular troop meetings. Details of the schedule are below:

TFC Schedule:

  • Note: The rank-specific TFC classes are now for the requirements of that rank. The rank of the night does not have to be the very next rank for the scout. We have made this specification to highlight that Scout through First Class requirements can be signed off in any order.
  • April
    • 4/15 - NO TFC (PLC only)
    • 4/22 - Second Class requirements (current Tenderfoots)
    • 4/29 - First Class requirements (current Second Class)
  • May
    • 5/6 - Scout Requirements (currently unranked) (potentially change to a full sweep to help before the COH)
    • 5/13 - Tenderfoot requirements (current Scouts) (potentially change to a full sweep to help before the COH)
    • 5/20 - NO TFC (Court of Honor)