Troop 250 News – Week of April 24, 2017

Hello all!  We had our Court of Honor last week, great job to all who advance in Rank or completed Merit Badges.  We have a lot going on at the Troop meeting Tuesday night – money from Camp Card sale is due, Summer Camp down payment is due, Merit Badge class requests are due (if you have registered for camp).  We will also be discussing the camp out this weekend.  We will be leaving Saturday morning instead of Friday night.   There is a high chance of rain and thunderstorms, so plan accordingly.   If weather does not look good, we may have to cancel the trip.  If we do cancel, an email will be sent out by 06:30 on Saturday morning. 

Here are this week’s headlines :

Camp Card Sales Deadline – Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25 – all money and unsold Camp Cards are due at the Troop Meeting on Tuesday, April 25.   Any unsold cards must be returned, or you will have to pay for them.  

Summer Camp at Hale Scout Ranch in Oklahoma has been moved to the week of June 11 thru June 17.   We now have two adults and 4 Scouts registered, plus 3 Scouts and 1-2 adults from Troop 757.   If you would like to go, you need to make a down payment of $150 to hold your spot no later than April 25.   If you are using funds from your Scout account, write the details on an envelope and put it in the box at the Troop meeting next week   The remaining $145 is due by May 16.  Since we have changed weeks, space at Camp is very limited. 

An email was sent out to all who registered with most of the significant details.  We will be registering for Merit Badge Classes within the next week, so you will also need to turn in your Merit Badge Class selections at the Troop Meeting April 25.     

We will also set a time for a Swim Test and hope to schedule free Scout Physicals as well, but you should be prepared to go to your primary physician in case we are unable to get a doctor to come to a Troop meeting.   Adults will need to see their primary physicians.   If any Scouts or Adults go to their primary physicians, 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.  

You will need to turn in Parts A, B and C along with a front and back copy of your Insurance Card.  

Future Activities :

Swim Test – stay tuned for details

April Campout : Slight change – we will meet at the Scout shed at 07:00 am Saturday morning to load the trailer and leave just as soon as we are done.   This will require everyone to pitch in and help so we can leave as early as possible. 

May “Campout” : Due to schedule conflicts, we will just have a day event in May.  Deadline to register for May Outdoor Laser Tag event is Saturday, May 11.   That is two weeks from this Saturday.    We will meet at the shed and caravan to LaserTag DFW in The Colony; we should be done and back in Bedford by 1:00 pm.  There will be a strict enforcement of the “Registering on the Troop website” rule.   We need a minimum of 10 players to make a reservation; if we do not have 10 when registration closes, we will have to cancel this event.   You must register on the website if you want to attend this event. 

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, May 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 :  

April 25 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Turn in camp card money and unsold cards. Plan Menus and Finalize Plans for Camp Warfield Camp out

April 29 – (Saturday) – 7:00 am – Camp Warfield – Meet at Scout Shed for immediate departure – weather permitting.   Check your email before leaving your house. 

May 2 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – No Troop Meeting – PLC only

May 4 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – District Roundtable – LDS

May 8 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop Committee Meeting

May 9 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 13 (Saturday) – Deadline to sign up for Outdoor LaserTag. 

May 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 20 – (Saturday) – Outdoor Laser Tag

May 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

June 6 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Last meeting before Summer Camp.  Finalize plans

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

Troop 250 News – Week of April 17, 2017

Hello all,

Sorry this is going out so late, it’s been a rough couple days at work.   Tonight is our Spring Court of Honor, so all Scouts should come dress in their best Scout uniforms.   Neckerchief, nice pants……nice pants means tan or khaki pants or shorts.   Nice (no holes) jeans are acceptable. 

Here are the details from last week’s blog :

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Troop 250 Spring Court of Honor – 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist of Bedford (our host church).   Go in the front door (faces Bedford Road, all the way down the hall and thru the frosted glass doors.   Fellowship Hall is on the right.     Scouts should wear their best Class A uniforms with neckerchiefs.  Tan or khaki pants or sorts, or NICE blue jeans.   No athletic shorts, or shorts with patterns or designs on them.  Tennis or dress shoes, or hiking boots – no flip flops or sandals.  

At the Court of Honor tonight, we will have a brief discussion about our April Campout the weekend of April 28-30.  We have 3 Scouts and 2 Adults registered.   For logistical reasons, we will be changing the location from Enchanted Rock to “Camp Warfield”.   Troy Warfield’s parents own some property out by Emory, Texas, and have again graciously offered to let our Troop camp there.    

Camp Card Sales Deadline – Tuesday, April 25 – all money and unsold Camp Cards is due at the Troop Meeting on Tuesday, April 25.   If you need more cards, send an email to Scoutmaster@Troop250.org    .  Sell, sell, sell!

Summer Camp at Hale Scout Ranch in Oklahoma has been moved to the week of June 11 thru June 17.   We now have two adults and 4 Scouts registered, plus 3 Scouts and 1-2 adults from Troop 757.   If you would like to go, you need to make a down payment of $150 to hold your spot no later than April 25.   If you are using funds from your Scout account, write the details on an envelope and put it in the box at the Troop meeting next week   The remaining $145 is due by May 16.  

An email was sent out to all who registered with most of the significant details.  We will be registering for Merit Badge Classes within the next week, so you will also need to turn in your Merit Badge Class selections at the Troop Meeting April 25.      We will also set a time for a Swim Test and hope to schedule free Scout Physicals as well, but you should be prepared to go to your primary physician in case we are unable to get a doctor to come to a Troop meeting.   Adults will need to see their primary physicians.   If any Scouts or Adults go to their primary physicians, 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.  

You will need to turn in Parts A, B and C along with a front and back copy of your Insurance Card.  

Future Activities :

Fundraisers : We have distributed Camp Cards that you can sell to to raise money for your Scout activities. Cards sell for $10; and offers many discounts to area merchants.   One of the bigger draws is they have a coupon for $10 off a $100 purchase at Albertsons or Tom Thumb, so there is literally no cost to the buyer.   Each card you sell will generate $5 for your Scout account.  This money can be used to for campouts, Troop activities and even Scout related gear.    If you would like to sell Camp Cards, see Mr Henning after the Troop Meeting.   Remember, you must pay for and/or return the cards you check out.   If you need more Camp Cards, turn in the money for the ones you have already sold to Mr Henning after the Troop Meeting and ask for more.   All money and / or unsold Camp Cards must be turned back in no later than Tuesday, April 25.   

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 campout or activity other than a Troop meeting.

Troop Committee Meeting : just a reminder, we have a monthly Troop Committee Meeting where Troop Adults and Parents discuss our activities and review finance and equipment needs, among other things. Even if you are not an avid camper or super active in Scouts, you can help out by attending the Committee Meetings. The Committee Meeting is 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, May 8 at 7:00 pm. We also welcome you to attend Troop events and/or campouts so you can see your son and his fellow Scouts in action.

Upcoming Activities :   

April 18 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Spring Court of Honor

April 25 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – Plan Menus and Finalize Plans for Camp Warfield Campout

April 28 – (Friday) – 5:30 pm – Camp Warfield – Meet at Scout Shed for immediate departure

May 2 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – No Troop Meeting – PLC only

May 4 – (Thursday) – 7:30 pm – District Roundtable – LDS

May 8 – (Monday) – 7:00 pm – Troop Committee Meeting

May 9 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 16 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 23 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

May 30 – (Tuesday) – 7:00 pm – Regular Troop Meeting – TBA

Troop 250 News – Week of April 10, 2017

Hello all – Just a few reminders :  

  1.  No Regular Troop Meeting tonight – PLC only.   Since this is the first Tuesday after a campout, we will hold a Patrol Leader’s Council meeting to plan the coming month.  Following are members of the PLC and all are expected to attend PLC meetings : SPL, ASPL, Troop Guide, Instructor, Troop Quartermaster, Chaplain’s Aide / Scribe, Patrol Leaders.   If you have a conflict, let your SPL know so he can plan accordingly. 

2.  Saturday, April 15deadline to sign up for next campout the weekend of April 28.  

3.  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Troop 250 Spring Court of Honor – 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist of Bedford (our host church).   Go in the front door (faces Bedford Road, all the way down the hall and thru the frosted glass doors.   Fellowship Hall is on the right.     Scouts should wear their best Class A uniforms with neckerchiefs.  Tan or khaki pants or sorts, or NICE blue jeans.   No athletic shorts, or shorts with patterns or designs on them.  Tennis or dress shoes, or hiking boots – no flip flops or sandals.  

4.  Camp Card Sales Deadline – Tuesday, April 25 – all money and unsold Camp Cards is due at the Troop Meeting on Tuesday, April 25.   If you need more cards, send an email to Scoutmaster@Troop250.org    .  Sell, sell, sell!

5.  Summer Camp at Hale Scout Ranch in Oklahoma has been moved to the week of June 11 thru June 17.   We now have two adults and 6 Scouts registered.   If you would like to go, you must register on the website asap.   You will also need to make a down payment of $150 to hold your spot.   The remaining $145 is due by May 16.   We will be registering for Merit Badge Classes within the next week.    We will also set a time for a Swim Test and hope to schedule free Scout Physicals as well.   Adults will need to see their primary physicians, be sure to tale Part C of the BSA Health Form (available under documents on Troop 250 website) with you.