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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 993!

Boy Scout Troop 993 is part of the Sam Houston Area Council, Mustang District, in West Houston sponsored by Ashford United Methodist Church. Troop 993 is a boy-led troop that is mentored and supervised by adult volunteer leaders. Parents are a very integral part of our troop program. It is through their participation as ASMs and Troop Committee members that we can provide a safe, interesting and varied program. Boys ages 11 - 17 are invited to join our troop. We meet every Monday evening at 7:30 PM at the Scout building behind the Church located at 2201 S. Dairy Ashford Rd, between Westheimer & Whitington.

NO MEETING - NOVEMBER 24; ASM/PLC Meeting on December 1

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:55pm

There will be no meeting Monday November 24 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

On December 1 there will be a ASM meeting starting at 7:00pm and PLC meeting starting at 8:00pm.

ALL SCOUT LEADERS - ESPECIALLY NEWLY ELECTED LEADERS MUST ATTEND THE PLC!!

ASM meeting will focus on Winter Camp preparation - including locker checkout, Fedor planning and COH planning.

Leaders will also discuss a potential December service project at a retirement center.

Troop Elections - Order of Arrow Nominations

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:54pm

Troop elections were held on Monday, November 17 during the regular meeting.  

We had a great turnout - CONGRATULATIONS to the new Scout Leaders for Troop 993:

Senior Leadership:
SPL - Will Collier
ASPLO - Cooper Carlile
ASPLM - Patrick Frain
QM - Andrew Babasick
FCE - John Henry Donnelly
Scribe - Carson Stark
Historian - Gavin Smith
Librarian - Nicholas Ovalle
Chaplain's Aide - Andrew Welch
 
Patrol Leaders:
Phoenix - Andrew Hinojos
Eagles - Kyle Klein (Asst, Ishaan Chaterjee)
Stealth Hawks - Matthew Rodger (Asst, Neo Curry)
Griffins - Alex Culligan (Asst, Carson Grimm)
 
Order of Arrow Candidates:
William Collier
Andrew Moore
Results will be announced at Fedor "tap out" in January, 2015

Court of Honor - December 7

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:52pm

The Troop 993 Fall Court of Honor will be on December 7 at 4:00 - 7:00pm at ADUMC in the main church.

This will be a special evening with lots of badges awarded plus some special awards for some special people.  All parents and family members are encouraged to attend.  All scouts should wear there Class A uniforms.

Scouts that want to volunteer to help with this COH should contact the Court of Honor Chair - Donna Grimm at donna_mckenzie@ml.com .  Scouts working on the Communication merit badge (requirement #8) will be given prioirity.  Donna will be sending out more details soon about the COH agenda and scripts.  COH practice for those participating in the ceremony will likely occur on Saturday, December 6 (time to be announced soon).

Kayaking Merit Badge - Buffalo Run Park - November 28

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:52pm
Next “Black” Friday, November 28, Mr. Brochu will host a kayaking event for those scouts missing requirements for the Kayaking Merit Badge Class.  Meet Mr. Brochu at Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City at 10 am.  For directions to the park, click on this link: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Buffalo+Run+Park&source=calendar.  The training should be over by 3pm.  Bring water bottles and a sack lunch.   RSVP to Kurt Brochu at klbrochu@comcast.net; space is limited to the number of kayaks.  
 
If you have a kayak to bring or lend - please contact Kurt!
 
Attached is the Permission Form for this event.  Please fill this out and give it to Mr. Brochu at Buffalo Run Park.

Troop Recharter for 2015 - Please Read!

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:51pm

At this time every year - all Scout troops must update their rosters, register their scouts and adults with BSA and pay annual dues and insurance.  This is called "Recharter".  The process started in November and final documents must be provided to the Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) by mid-December.  Every Scout and Adult Leader must pay 2015 Recharter Fees (see below) and new Adult Leaders need to fill out Adult Leader Applications and update YPT if its been over 2 years.

The Recharter team will be collecting money, checking contact details and collecting Adult Applications at the meetings on December 1 and 8 and at the Court of Honor on December 7.  Please bring your check or credit card and stop by the table.   New Adult applications will also be taken.  If you have recently taken a new job on the Committee or become an ASM - you need to fill out an Adult BSA Application and take Youth Protection Training (YPT).  These forms will be available at the Recharter table or can be found attached. 

We will be checking for Youth Protection Training renewal.  All Adult Leaders - please go to myscouting.org e-learning to update your YPT certificate and bring a copy with you to recharter.  Here is the link:

http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

Recharter Fees:

CASH or CHECK:   $24/adult, $95/youth, $107 youth with Boy's Life Subscription

CREDIT CARD: $25/adult, $98/youth, $110 youth with Boy's Life Subscription

Questions:   Contact Marci Collier at marci713@sbcglobal.net or 713-775-8396 (mobile)

Wreaths Across America

Posted on Nov 23 2014 - 8:50pm

Every year Troop 993 helps with Wreaths Across America by selling wreaths in November and then placing them at a special ceremony at the Houston National Ceremony on December 13, 2014.  Mr. Carlile coordinates this service event.   

Thanks to the scouts that helped sell at Ace Hardware on November 15th - total collected at Ace is over $$3,000.  On top of that, our online sales are now over $4,000, thanks to only seven scouts.  So, the total WAA sales so far for Troop 993 is over $7,000.    PLEASE VISIT THE SITE BELOW AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS PROVIDED - IT'S A REALLY EASY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE TROOP.  OUR GOAL IS $15,000 SO IF MORE SCOUTS HELP - WE CAN MEET THIS GOAL!

To sell online - please click the link below and then click the Sponsor Our Team link just under the thermometer to make a wreath donatation, or click Join Our Team to join us in raising money with your own fundraisng page for Wreaths Across America-Houston!  Once you create your own page - you can send that link to friends and family and each dontation will be made to support your goal.  All net sales for scouts will be put in your Scout Account!

https://waahouston.myetap.org/fundraiser/waah2014/team.do?participationRef=1221.0.36374690

For the event on December 13 - we want as many scouts possible to help with laying the wreaths.  Its a very special ceremony to attend and afterwords - we are planning a holiday pizza party at Ci Ci's Pizza.  So - it will be an all day event - more details to follow.  See picture attached!

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