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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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Conservation hours opportunity

Posted on Oct 4 2022 - 8:25am

Conservation service hours opportunity

This Saturday at the Canyon Creek Wetland and Wildscape located behind the Hilton Garden Inn @ 1001 G. Bush In Richardson from 9-12 (you can arrive as early at 7:30)

High Adventure 2022-2023 Interest Survey -- Please complete by Monday Oct 3rd

Posted on Oct 3 2022 - 7:55am

We have created an interest survey for determining what high adventure the Scouts are wanting to focus on over the next year. We'd love to see 100% response from everyone in the troop so we know how to proceed and what to prioritize.

Please complete the survey for each of your scouts by Monday Oct 3rd. Even if he isn't interested in high adventure (there is an option for that), it is good information for us to have. The survey should only take a couple of minutes at most. Please click here https://forms.gle/tBQsvdD22dXvUptR7 to access the survey. Thank you.

Staffing for Cub Scout Adventure Day. Earn Service Hours and have fun. Sat Oct 8 (deadline to sign up is Oct 3 at 8 PM)

Posted on Oct 3 2022 - 7:55am

We have been asked to help staff the Candyland Cub Scout Adventure Day event being held at Camp Wisdom on Saturday October 8th.  We will meet at TBC at 7:15am and depart by 7:30am on Saturday October 8.  This event is limited to 15 Scouts and we will need 4-5 Adults to drive the Scouts to/from Camp Wisdom (about 30 minutes away).  The event ends at 3PM.  Please take the things you will need for a day-camp type of event (Nalgene, hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, comfortable shoes, etc).  If you have questions, please contact Jeff Sharrock or Kelly Vinton.  Please sign up at: https://www.troop1001.org/node/3671 before Oct 3 at 8PM so we can register and have lunch provided for volunteers.

Winter SWAG now available! Deadline to order is October 10th.

Posted on Oct 3 2022 - 7:55am
 
Troop 1001 Winter 2022 Swag Sale!
 
Feel that chill in the air? Order your cold weather Troop 1001 Gear here:
 
We have Troop 1001 hoodies, full zip fleece, beanies, and stickers!
The store is open until Oct 10th, so we can hand them out before Thanksgiving.
 
We won't be keeping all these items in year-round inventory, so grab them while you can!
Class B/Activity Uniforms, some fleece, baseball hats, and uniform items are always available in Swag Store at https://www.troop1001.org/taxonomy/term/1284!
 
A handout will be coming home with your Scout after the October 3rd meeting.
 
Questions? Text Rita 214-620-4295

Upcoming volunteer opportunities: Pumpkins and Library Books

Posted on Oct 3 2022 - 7:54am
**Pumpkins**
The Arapaho UMC Pumpkin Patch is back!  Our first load of pumpkins comes Saturday Oct 1st at 9:30am.  We would love to have scouts and family members come help us with the unloading.  Bring water, work gloves and wheelbarrows or wagons. Donuts are back!!  Our 2nd unload will be Saturday Oct 15th at 9:30am. 
 
A scout and parent team can also sign up for a 2 hour shift to sell pumpkins. The patch will run from Oct 1st - Oct 31st. Arapaho UMC is at 1400 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054BA9AD2EAB9-aumc4


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**Friends of the Library**

The Richardson Friends of the Library book sale set-up is on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30-9PM. They have requested for scouts to help with setting up the event.

Richardson Public Library (in the basement) - 900 Civic Center Drive in Richardson, TX.

Cottonwood Art Festival Thursday Sep 29 - Sunday Oct 2 - Required: 8 hrs/Scout plus 8 hrs/family - Sign up below!

Posted on Sep 29 2022 - 11:07pm

Michelle McDowell Smith

The time has come for us to prepare for our bi-annual Cottonwood fundraiser taking place Thursday September 29th through Sunday October 2nd at Cottonwood Park on Beltline Road, across from Richardson High School.

This is a major fundraising event for our Troop to help with costs associated with Scouting and to make the best opportunities available to the Scouts.  it also is an opportunity for us to engage with the community, and give back our time to the city and artists.  The requirement for each Scout is to volunteer 8 hours and each family to volunteer 8 hours over the course of the weekend. You can spread these hours over the weekend so you aren't overwhelmed with back-to-back shifts. You are also welcome to work more than your recommended hours, we need all of the help we can get! Any hours after your 8 will go towards rank volunteer hours. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0845ADAA2AA57-cottonwood

https://cityofrichardson1.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=67205

LOGISTICS:

Cottonwood Park is located on the south side of Belt Line Road in Richardson, just east of Coit Road. Parking is available on the north side of Belt Line at Richardson High School, and along the side streets around the park. Please note that the artists arrive via Dumont, on the south side of the park, so parking here may be obstructed. No scout vehicles, other than those of the Cottonwood Committee chairs, will be permitted into the park. If you need handicapped access and parking, please contact Brandon Ainsworth at 214-693-0934 immediately. Please allow adequate time to park and walk to the troop tent when arriving for your shifts. The troop tent is near the south end of the park, across from the swimming pool area. We will be volunteering at the park rain or shine. Dress accordingly. Only if there is lightning within 10 miles are we dismissed from our duties.

COTTONWOOD RULES and REQUIREMENTS

1. Follow the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Scout Motto. Troop 1001 is on display to our community, and this is an excellent way to see the quality Troop we are, as well as to recruit new members.

2. Scouts -

  • Wear Class A uniform during the festival on Saturday and Sunday. Wear Class B during load-in on Thursday and Friday, and load-out on Sunday evening.
  • Adults - wear class B if you have it, or something comfortable during load in and load out. Adult Scout Leaders - Class A on Saturday and Sunday

3. Bring:

  • Your own refillable water bottle. (Aquafina brand bottled water is for selling, only.)
  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes and work gloves for load-in and load-out, gloves, hat, sunglasses, flashlight, rain gear, and sunscreen
  • Money, for food. (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Snacks for Thursday and Friday, as needed.

4. Always have a respectful and pleasant disposition. We are looking for tips.

5. Sign in and sign out for all shifts. Please take the time to read all rules and guidelines upon arrival.

6. Carts are to be always controlled by an adult. Scouts may assist in pushing. No riding on carts.

7. Mr. Jeff Sharrock is the Scoutmaster. Mr. & Mrs. Ainsworth are the Cottonwood Committee Chairs. Look to them for any questions you might have.

8. Our HQs will have a Master Cell Phone for artists to contact us. It will be manned by an Adult for dispatching assistance: 214-693-0934 Calls only. Do not text this number.

9. No Scout is allowed to cross Beltline Road or Cottonwood Drive while on duty unless they are with their parent. Adults may cross the street.

10. Be VERY CAREFUL in handling art. This is their livelihood. Get help when lifting.

11. If asked, here is how we use the money we raise here:

  • To give back to our community through things like food drives, safety courses, environment protection, and helping others in need.
  • Provide help to schools and churches with landscaping, irrigation, and new play areas.
  • Provide experiences like summer camp and high adventure outings (climbing, canoeing, and rappelling) that help us learn to become better leaders in our community.