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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.

Regulary Meeting - August 3rd

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:56pm

Regular meeting on Monday, August 3rd starting at 7:30.

John Henry will be leading FCE starting at 7:00 and has a fun game planned to review various requirements.

In addition - after Flag Ceremony - Carson Grimm will introduce a new poster he has created that explains the Blue Card process (for Merit Badges) - and he will be teaching "how to fill out a blue card" using his new poster.  All scouts are encouraged to attend!!

Summer campers - if you have not already, please return your tents - all clean and ready for the next camp out!

 

Wake Nation - August 4th Outing

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:56pm

Come one, come all the the August Wake Nation outing on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 10am to 3pm with 2 hours of wakeboarding starting at 11am and 1 hour on the water obstacle park in Wake Nation!  Attached please print permission slip - fill it out and bring to to the meeting on Monday August 3rd - or you must have it before departure on Tuesday, August 4th.  Everyone going should get to the church at 10am and we will arrive back at about 3:00 pm. The scouts going will have to bring their own lunch as well as swimming attire, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.  All adults that can go are welcome!!  The current cost is $35 but there is a chance this will go up depenign on who shows up.  Please contact Scoop Carlile at scoopc@mindsprings.com or cell 713-828-2502 if you are interestnig in going.

See link for more information:  http://wakenationhouston.com/wakeboarding/.  

Pizza Planning Party - August 14 - 15

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:55pm

The annual meeting (actually its a sleep over) to plan campouts and other fun activities that Troop 993 will be doing from fall 2015 - summery 2016 is call "PPP" - Pizza Planning Party.  All scouts are welcome to attend this fun but important planning event.  It starts at 7pm on Friday August 14th - bring your sleep over gear - and is done by about 7am on Saturday August 15th.  Everyone crashes in the main meeting room at the scout hut.  Pizza for dinner - you are expect to bring good ideas for fun stuff to do - and once the meeting is over - its fun and games until lights out.  If you have never been - come - its really fun!!

September Campout - Martin Dies, Jr. - September 4 - 7

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:48pm

The September Campout will be on Labor Day Weekend - Friday, September 4th to Monday, September 7th.  This is a rare 3 night campout to an awsome State Park (see link).  We wil work on First Class Emphasis, the Cooking Merit Badge and we are planning to do multiple distance swims including attempting an open water Mile Swim for those interested!  More details to follow, but mark you calendars for a great start to the Fall scout season.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/martin-dies-jr

Merit Badge NEWS

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:48pm

Cooking: Mr. Brochu will be teaching the Cooking merit badge starting 8/10/15.

Communications: Mr. Jones is offering to meet in small groups with First Class scouts who would like to complete this merit badge.  Class size is limited to 8.  Get a signed blue card from Mr. Brochu and then contact Mr. Jones. Meetings will be Mondays and will need to be scheduled with Mr. Jones directly at djonesii@yahoo.com

Personal Fitness:  All First Class scouts who would like to complete this merit badge MUST submit the 12 week fitness plan as discussed at the last meeting. 

Personal Management: The classroom portion of the Personal Management merit badge class is done. Please meet with Mrs. Grimm or Mrs. Smith on 7/27/15 to sign off on the rest of the requirements which you have completed.

Camping: ASM Ernie Drake has completed the classroom portion of the merit badge.  Those scouts that attended the class and any scouts with partials, please schedule a time to meet with Mr. Drake individually to go over the worksheet and all completed requirements.  Remember that outstanding requirements can be completed at any camp out but please get prior approval from Mr. Drake. 

Merit Badge Counselors: Our troop is in need of merit badge counselors.  If you have a special skill or hobby that could be utilized for a merit badge, please consider volunteering to be an official merit badge counselor.  It's easy to get signed up and there is no cost involved.  We can have more than one counselor per badge so don't hesitate to fill out the attached forms and turn them in to Jennifer Smith, Merit Badge Coordinator.  If you have any questions, email Jennifer Smith at ja-smith@sbcglobal.netAny ASM who wants to sign off on Camping, Cooking, Hiking, etc must also fill out the attached forms.   

Summer Merit Badges: There are many merit badge opportunities available for scouts in the summer. Click on Merit Badge Resources to view various merit badge fairs as well as Houston area museums who offer a variety of badges. Make sure to get your blue card signed before enrolling in any class.    

 

Lost - but not Found

Posted on Aug 2 2015 - 9:46pm

We have a couple scouts looking for some stuff - so please check to see if you happened to pick up some extra gear or scout book recently:

Sammuel Henderson is missing his Scout Book - thinks he lost it at the Scout Hut last meeting.

Ernest Amatosero is missing tow black Academy water bottles, a blue Under Armour thermo bottle and his First Class Badge.

Please contact them if you have them. 

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