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

Troop 250 – Outdoor Lasertag Cancelled – My 20, 2017 –

Hello all,

     Have spoken with the Outdoor Lasertag Facility this morning; because of the all the rain they got last night and this morning, it is too wet to take the lasertag equipment out this morning.   Unfortunately we will have to cancel our even today.  

In the next couple Troop meetings, we will be discussing events and campouts we (meaning Scouts) would like to do in the coming year.   If Outdoor Lasertag is something you’d still like to do, be sure to bring it up in our discussions.  

See you at the Troop meeting Tuesday!

 

Troop 250 News – Week of May 15, 2017

Hello everyone!

I’m sure everyone is getting excited about the end of the school year!   Well, I bet the Scouts are – parents, maybe not so much.    As mentioned in last weeks blog, most Troop adults have a conflict Tuesday night, and will not be able to attend the Troop Meeting.   Therefore, there will be no Troop Meeting on Tuesday, May 16.     We will have three more meeting before we break for the Summer – May 23, May 30 and June 6.  We will resume meetings in August.  

Summer Camp at Hale Scout Ranch in Oklahoma is the week of June 11 thru June 17.   All Scouts who registered for Summer Camp have been signed up for their Merit Badge Classes.    All that remains are Physicals and the Swim Test.    

          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

May “Campout” : Outdoor Lasertag.  We will meet at the shed at 08:00 a.m. and caravan to LaserTag DFW in The Colony; we should be done and back in Bedford by noon.  There will be a strict enforcement of the “Registering on the Troop website” rule.  The fee for this event s $20. 

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 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Troop Meeting Cancelled

May 20 – (Saturday) – Outdoor Laser Tag – Meet at Shed at 08:00 am.   We should be back at shed by 12:00 noon.   Bring your $20 fee.

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, 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