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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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Summer Camp @ Trevor Rees-Jones - June 21-27

Posted on May 28 2020 - 9:43pm

 

Troop 1001 Summer Camp 2020 

One of the highlights of scouting is the summer camp experience.  This year the adventure moves to Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp. Located in the East Texas near Athens, the camp offers traditional camp programs including Nature, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, Shooting Sports, 1st-year programs, Aquatics, and as well as exciting extracurricular activities such as ATV, Horseback riding, and woodturning. 

To learn more about Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp, check out the promotional video here.

Working on Merit Badges while Social Distancing

Posted on May 28 2020 - 9:43pm

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 May 28 2020 - 9:43pm
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.

Flags Out - THIS SATURDAY

Posted on May 21 2020 - 9:44pm
Scouts & Parents,
 
Memorial Day is almost here.  Please sign-up for the Flags Out troop fundraising event for the Canyon Creek Home Owners Association by using the SignUpGenius email or by clicking on the following link.
 

Our very own Eagle Scout, Vincent Nguyen, became 2LT Vincent Nguyen, Engineers, US Army

Posted on May 21 2020 - 9:40pm

Our very own Eagle Scout, Vincent Nguyen, became 2LT Vincent Nguyen, Engineers, US Army, on May 3rd, 2020. He took his oath at Liberty Park (the “tank park”) in Plano.

Life Skills Survey

Posted on May 20 2020 - 7:42pm

Hello all,

If you have not done so please have your Scouts fill out the life skill surveys. Younger Scouts may need an adult to help them with this process. It is all online so it is easy to access. This helps us to determine how the program is doing according to the youth. Also it helps to get valuable grants to support the program.