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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.

Troop 993 Open House

Posted on Sep 21 2014 - 6:03pm

Troop 993's Open House is scheduled for Monday, September 22 starting at 7:30pm. All scouts shoul be at Scout Hut early - by 7:00 - to help set up activities for Open House. This is our first event to recruit new members - especially Webelos II Dens from our area.  PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT - see attached handout to distribute.  Those working on First Class - this is your chance to recruit a new member to satisfy requirement 10.  

During the Open House - each Patrol is responsible for an activity:

Pheonix:  Low ropes course

Spartans:  Fire building

Griffin:  Blind folded maze

Stealth Hawks:  Dutch Oven Pizza

During the upcoming Regular meetings, Patrols will be working on preparing for this event.

Scout Hut Cleanup - September 20

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 10:25pm

We need all scouts available to come help clean out the Scout Hut on Saturday morning, September 20 from 8 - 10am.

We are preparing to make inprovements to the Scout Hut and need to get it cleaned up first!

September Campout - Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 10:24pm

Please see attached Permission Form for September Campout. 

Permission Slip and Payment deadline was Monday, September 15th - but bring it as soon as possible!

WHERE: Martin Dies, Jr. State Park (141 miles northeast of Houston) N 30° 50.573 W 094° 10.318

 https://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=N+30%C2%B0+50.573+W+094%C2%B0+10.318&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=30.855079,-94.855957&spn=2.258671,4.768066&sll=-32.010396,135.119128&sspn=68.55961,152.578125&t=m&z=8&iwloc=A

WHEN: Friday to Sunday, September 26th – 28th, 2014

Meet at AUMC 5:30 PM Friday, September 26th (LEAVING 6:30 PM)

Estimated Return Time 2:30 PM Sunday, September 28th

COSTS: $40 per Scout

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES:

• Main focus of this campout will be to allow our younger scouts to complete their Tenderfoot, 2nd & 1st Class requirements and allow the older scouts to teach and have fun. Scouts are strongly suggested to review their handbooks and leverage the ASM’s during this outing to address any remaining requirements for their rank advancement

• Swimming & Kayaking

SCOUT REQUIREMENTS:

• Class A uniform with hiking boots, rain gear, sunscreen, hat, durable water bottles (minimum of two liters) & appropriate swim wear.

• Friday evening eat before arriving at the Scout Hut or bring dinner with you as we are not planning on stopping on the road Friday for dinner.

• POSITIVE ATTITUDE & DESIRE FOR A FUN TIME!!

OUTING COORDINATORS:

Kurt Brochu,  klbrochu@comcast.net

832-563-3325 (C)

Michael Mitchell, mmitchell@vaughnconstruction.com

713-589-7402 (C)

SPECIAL NOTES:

• As this is the same week as our Open House, Scouts will not have to perform menu planning or cooking (unless you are working on your Cooking or Rank requirements).

• We’re looking to borrow kayaks for this outing. If you can lend the troop yours for the weekend, please bring it Friday the 26th or contact Mr. Brochu or Mr. Mitchell so that alternate arrangements can be made.

Regular Troop Meeting - Sept. 29

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 10:23pm

Regular Troop Meeting is scheduled for September 29th.   First Class Emphasis will start at 7:00pm and the regular meeting at 7:30pm.  

Flag:  Griffin

 

David Keahey Court of Honor - October 5

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 10:23pm

David Keahey's Court of Honor will be on October 5th at AUMC at 3:30pm.  Please come join his family and friends to celebrate accomplishing his Eagle Badge.  A reception will follow at Fellowship Hall.  Some clean up help is needed - please contact Mr. Keahey if you can help at 281-493-2679.

Webelos Campout - Camp Mauritz - October 17-19

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 10:23pm

WHERE: Camp Mauritz located north of Ganado on CR 256 Ganado, TX

WHEN: Friday evening October 17, 2014 through Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2014

MEET: Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. sharp in the Ashford United Methodist Church parking lot. 

Webelos scouts and their parents/leaders will join us Saturday morning at Camp Mauritz.

COST: $30.00/scout and $20.00/adult

PRIMARY ACTIVITIES:

Camping, introducing Boy Scouts and Troop 993 to others, cooking, games, campfires, campfire stories, scout skills, troop and patrol spirit and fun.

SCOUT REQUIREMENTS:

Open to all scouts.

In order to attend this trip, scout must have:

Class A uniform, 2 liters of water, hiking boots that cover the ankle, hiking socks, insect repellant, sunscreen, rain gear, personal first aid kit, sleeping bag, ground mat, Boy Scout handbook.  See Troop website for list of other scout personal gear.

PERMISSION SLIP DEADLINE:  Monday, October 6, 2014.

Attached please find attachments with campout inforamtion for both Scouts and Webelos - and Permission Slips for both Scouts and Webelos.

Outing Coordinator:

Tom Stark tstark@napllp.com H 281-497-2686, or C 713-444-1294

 Additional Notes:

This is your chance for Webelos scouts learn about the great things that Troop 993 does and the fun we have!

Please reach out and invite any potential Webelos to join us!

 All adults of Troop 993 scouts attending will need to complete and turn in both Youth Protection Training (http://shac.org/Home/Training/YouthProtectionTrainin/ ) and a Class 1 Health Form before the permission slip deadline.

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