Troop 250 News – Week of June 5, 2017

Hello all!

Welcome to June 2017!     Today will be our last Blog and Troop Meeting as we take our annual break between Summer Camp and August.   We have a group of 12 hardy souls going to Camp Hale in Oklahoma next week.   It is a great camp north of beautiful Broken Bow, Oklahoma with lots of Merit Badge opportunities, fun activities and some pretty good food, too.   There are 4 Scouts and 4 adults from Troop 250, and 4 Scouts and 1.5 adults (one adult is only staying until Wednesday) joining us from Troop 757.   All the T757 Scouts and Adults were with us at our Ft Hood campout.    It should be a great week!    Thanks again to Mr Jeevanandam and Mr Valluru for volunteering making it possible for our Scouts to attend camp this year. 

Reminder – if you are going to camp and have not yet turned in your Health Forms and Insurance Cards; we need them asap – preferably at the Troop Meeting tonight.   Each Scout and Adult going to camp should bring their BSA Health Form (Parts A, B and C) and a front and back copy of their Health Insurance Card.   Adults should provide a copy of their online Youth Protection Training (YPT).  

Swim Test – We have re-scheduled our Swim Test to the day we arrive at Camp.   It should not take any time at all as most Troops are LDS (Church of the Latter Day Saints), and will not arrive until Monday morning, so we’ll have the camp all to ourselves.    The T757 guys have already taken their swim test, but may opt to take it again just for a chance to get into the pool.

Future Activities : Tonight is also our last Troop Meeting before we break for Summer; our PLC will lead us in an open discussion about places we’d like to go and/or events we’d like to do next year, so the PLC will have some input from the Troop when they meet for the Annual Planning Meeting on August 8.

Dues : Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a camp out or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Troop Committee Meeting : We are still in need of adults leaders to assume some positions of responsibility to keep our Troop running.  Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by volunteering for a position and/or attending the monthly Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is held the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, August 7 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or camp outs so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities :

June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B uniforms – Last meeting before Summer Camp.    Patrols will meet to discuss what they’d like to do next year (Campouts, Activities, Summer Camp, etc…..).    Bring ideas…………..

June 11 – (Sunday) – 08:00 am – Meet at Shed for Summer Camp

June 13 – (Tuesday) – No Meeting

June 17 – (Saturday) – Afternoon – Return from Summer Camp

June 20 – Break for Summer – next Regular Troop Meeting will be August 15

August 8 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – PLC – Annual Planning Meeting

August 15 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 22 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 28 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms  – Troop Elections

Troop 250 News – Week of May 29, 2017

Greetings all

    I hope you all had the opportunity to celebrate Memorial Day and reflect on what it it really about – honoring the memory and sacrifice of those who defended our nation.    Here is today’s “news” :

Tonight’s meeting will mostly be about Summer Camp – what to bring, what to expect, the when and where, etc……   Each Scout and Adult going to camp should bring their BSA Health Form (Parts A, B and C) and a front and back copy of their Health Insurance Card.   Adults should provide a copy of their online Yoth Protection Training (YPT).  Scouts who are not going to camp, but are interested in learning more about what it is like are welcome to attend, but it is not required.   Next week’s Troop meeting is the last one before we break for summer, but is an important one as we will be discussing camp outs, events and activities we would like to do next year.  

        Reminder – Physicals – Each Scout and Adult going to Summer Camp will need to see their primary physician to get a Physical Exam done.   Be sure to take Part C of the BSA Health Form (available under documents on Troop 250 website) with you so they can fill it out.  

          Swim Test – We have re-scheduled our Swim Test to the day we arrive at Camp.   It should not take any time at all as most Troops are LDS (Church of the Latter Day Saints), and will not arrive until Monday morning, so we’ll have the camp all to ourselves. 

Adults : As mentioned at the last Court of Honor, we are looking for more Adults to take a more active role in running the Troop.   We have a volunteer to be Troop Treasurer (thank you Mr Jeevanandam!), but have other positions that we need to fill.    If you are interested in being more involved in your son’s Scouting career, please see Mr Henning, Mr Painter or Mr Hoenich.   

Future Activities :

Dues : Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a camp out or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Troop Committee Meeting : As mentioned at the Court of Honor this week – we are in need of adults leaders to assume some positions of responsibility to keep our Troop running.  Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by volunteering for a position and/or attending the monthly Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is held the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or camp outs so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities : 

May 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – All Documents for Summer Camp are due (Physicals Part A, B and C, Front and Back Copy of Insurance Cards, Copy of YPT (Adults).   Review Summer Camp Gear Checklist.   If you are not going to Summer Camp, this meeting is optional. 

June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B uniforms – Last meeting before Summer Camp.    Patrols meet to discuss what they’d like to do next year (Campouts, Activities, Summer Camp, etc…..).  Bring ideas…………..

June 11 – (Sunday) – 08:00 am – Meet at Shed for Summer Camp

June 13 – (Tuesday) – No Meeting

June 17 – (Saturday) – Afternoon – Return from Summer Camp

June 20 – Break for Summer – next Regular Troop Meeting will be August 15

August 8 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – PLC – Annual Planning Meeting

August 15 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 22 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 28 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms  – Troop Elections

Troop 250 News – Week of May 22, 2017

Hi all!!

Normally, we would have a PLC this week, but since we only have 3 more Tuesday before we break for the summer, this will be a regular Troop meeting.   Tuesday’s meeting will be a continuation of the knot tying skills we worked on the week before last (on May 9).   Be sure to bring your Scout handbooks for reference and so you can get advancements signed off.   Over the next week or so, start thinking about what campouts and activities you would like to see the Troop do this Fall and next Spring.   That will be the focus of our last meeting before Summer on June 6.  

          Physicals – Each Scout and Adult going to Summer Camp will need to see their primary physician to get a Physical Exam done.   Be sure to take Part C of the BSA Health Form (available under documents on Troop 250 website) with you so they can fill it out.  

          Swim Test – Swim Test will be done at the Grapevine Colleyville ISD Natatorium at 2305 Pool Road, Grapevine Texas on Thursday night, May 25, at 7:15.    Please be on time – the pool closes at 8:30; anyone who has not completed their Swim Test will have to do it at Camp.  Other Scouts and adults can take the swim test if time permits.  To get to the GCISD Pool, go north on Central (it changes names a couple times) past Hall Johnson; the Natatorium is just before you get to Krisy Kreme on Highway 26)

Adults : As mentioned at the last Court of Honor, we are looking for more Adults to take a more active role in running the Troop.   We have a volunteer to be Troop Treasurer (thank you Mr Jeevanandam!), but have other positions that we need to fill.    If you are interested in being more involved in your son’s Scouting career, please see Mr Henning, Mr Painter or Mr Hoenich.   

Future Activities :

Swim Test – Thursday, May 25 7:15 to 8:30 – GCISD Natatorium

Dues : Be sure you are up to date on your monthly dues – it is $5 a month / $60 per year.   You can pay in advance, or per month.   If you fall more than 3 months behind, you must get caught up before you can attend a camp out or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Troop Committee Meeting : As mentioned at the Court of Honor this week – we are in need of adults leaders to assume some positions of responsibility to keep our Troop running.  Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by volunteering for a position and/or attending the monthly Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is held the 1st Monday after the first Thursday of each month. A little confusing, yes, but the District Roundtable is the first Thursday of the month, so we hold our Committee Meetings the following Monday so we can share and discuss news from Roundtable.  Our next Committee Meeting is Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or camp outs so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities : 

May 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms –  Final Summer Camp Payments are due.    Knot Relay Games.   Bring your Scout Handbooks.

May 25 – (Thursday) – 7:30 – 8:30 – Troop Swim Test at GCISD Natatorium, 2305 Pool Road, Grapevine.  Please arrive by 7:15 to check in.    The Natatorium closes at 8:30 pm, so those going to Summer Camp will be given priority; other Scouts and adults can take the swim test if time permits

May 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – All Documents for Summer Camp are due (Physicals Part A, B and C, Front and Back Copy of Insurance Cards, Copy of YPT (Adults).   Review Summer Camp Gear Checklist.   If you are not going to Summer Camp, this meeting is optional. 

June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B uniforms – Last meeting before Summer Camp.    Patrols meet to discuss what they’d like to do next year (Campouts, Activities, Summer Camp, etc…..).  Bring ideas…………..

June 11 – (Sunday) – 08:00 am – Meet at Shed for Summer Camp

June 13 – (Tuesday) – No Meeting

June 17 – (Saturday) – Afternoon – Return from Summer Camp

June 20 – Break for Summer – next Regular Troop Meeting will be August 15

August 8 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – PLC – Annual Planning Meeting

August 15 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 22 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class B Uniforms – Sign up for Troop Elections

August 28 (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Class A Uniforms  – Troop Elections