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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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Working on Merit Badges while Social Distancing

Posted on Mar 30 2020 - 10:17pm

Hello Troop 1001!

We hope that you are all doing well and remaining productive during this time at home with your families. There have been a few questions about Scouts working on Merit Badges, so we thought that it would make sense to layout a quick and easy process for everyone to keep things moving forward.

1. Scouts, please e-mail your Patrol Advisor or Mr. Otte to get approval to work on a merit badge. Save this email approval for your records.

2. Contact a Merit Badge Counselor and ask them to work with you to complete the requirements. Click HERE for our current list of counselors. You may also find an approved counselor outside of the Troop.

Coronavirus and Troop 1001

Posted on Mar 30 2020 - 10:16pm
Hello Troop 1001 Families,
 
Members of our adult leadership team met on March 14 to discuss our plans for Troop activities in light of the current state of events surrounding the coronavirus situation. It is our opinion that we should be prudent and err on the side of caution when making decisions to either halt or postpone upcoming Troop events. Therefore, in conjunction with most local school districts, government entities and the Circle Ten Council, Troop 1001 will be suspending all activities through the month of March. There will be no meetings for the rest of this month, and our Raney’s Ranch Campout has been postponed until April. Our Troop calendar on the website has already been updated to reflect these decisions.
 
We are committed to monitoring the progress of this situation, and we intend to decide later in March about activities during the month of April. At this time, we are planning to hold both our monthly PLC meeting and our Parent/Committee Meeting on Monday, March 30 via conference call/online meeting. We will share the conferencing information as the meeting date gets closer. The following is a modified excerpt from the Circle Ten Council’s guidance about continuing our program for the time being:
 
 How can you keep Scouting?
  • Work on rank advancements, merit badges (consider the Public Health Merit Badge), or the Emergency Preparedness and the Cyber Chip Awards. Take some time to work through the requirements that can be completed at home. For merit badges, work with your merit badge counselor via email, Facetime, etc. (remember Youth Protection training – no one-on-one communication between youth and adult).
  • Do a good turn daily. Look for ways to contribute to your community, while staying safe.
  • Be sure to stay social while being secluded. Reach out to the other families and friends in our Troop. Stay connected, even if it’s just to say hi via a phone call or Facetime.
  • Adult leaders are encouraged to take or catch up on their online training. In particular, renew your Youth Protection Training if it is close to expiring.
  • Here's a link to the Merits of At-Home Scouting page pulled together by Circle 10
Please take care of yourselves, be prepared, and stay informed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Troop or our decisions during this time, please feel free to reach out to any of our "key 3" leaders listed below. Otherwise, be on the lookout for more information from us as we do our best to navigate through these next few weeks.

2021 Northern Tier Dog Sledding Trek

Posted on Mar 12 2020 - 8:35pm

We have 2021 Dog Sled Trek Scout and Scouter positions open and would like to give our troop time to think about it before reaching out to other troops. If you want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, talk to Rogge, Randy or any of the boys that attended this year. They will all tell you it was an amazing experience and with the equipment/training – you aren’t really “that cold.”  Learn more.

Summer Camp 2020: Registration and First Payment are due March 16!

Posted on Mar 12 2020 - 8:35pm

Troop 1001 Summer Camp 2020 

One of the highlights of scouting is the summer camp experience.  This year the adventure moves to a new location at Kia Kima Scout Reservation. Located in the Ozarks near Hardy, Arkansas, the camp offers traditional, though exceptional, camp programs including Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, Shooting Sports, the Trailblazer 1st-year program, Aquatics, and S.T.E.M. programs. 

Why did the PLC choose Kia Kima?  Might be the average June temperature of 66-87.  Or possibly the choice of over 80 merit badge options. Or the choice of extracurricular activities such as tubing, white water rafting, or ATV adventures. Merit badge offerings can be reviewed at the following link:

To learn more about Camp Kia Kima, check out the Kia Kima promotional video here.

Eagle Project for George Sulkowski

Posted on Mar 12 2020 - 8:34pm

My Eagle project is about one month out. Right now, I am starting to raise funds to buy all of the materials for the project. I will be building four gardening boxes in the shape of a train for Arapaho United Methodist Church. Any extra funds will go directly to the church. I would like all of the donations by March 21 so I can buy and start working soon after. The support would mean that service to the community and a project I have been hard at work with can finally happen. ANY donations would be greatly appreciated.

Eagle Project for Stephen Philips - 3/7 and 3/8

Posted on Mar 6 2020 - 8:43pm

Stephen Phillips is starting his Eagle Project Sign up HERE for Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th at Dallas Bible Church located near Hillcrest and Arapaho. The goal of the project it to install a brick paver stone walk way and paint a patio set for the Church. Scouts will be digging and painting, and may have the opportunity to drive a Kabota tractor. This will be a great project for service hours.