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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.

Make-Up Swim Test 5/5 6:30PM Southbriar Community Pool

Posted on May 4 2016 - 4:01pm

The makeup swim test is May 5th (Thursday) 6:30pm for people that did not make it to the Westside Tennis Club test.  It will be at:

Southbriar Community Pool

1708 Crystal Hills Dr.

The pool is south of Briar Forest on Crystal Hills Dr, three blocks east of Dairy Ashford.

Call Scoop if you intend to attend: 713-828-2502

Thanks,

Scoop

Test Info:  Scouts and adult leaders that want to attend any swim/water related campout - including the campout planned for May - must complete this test.

  Below are the basic requirements of the test:

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.

Regular Meeting & Troop Elections Monday Night

Posted on May 2 2016 - 2:19pm

Troop elections scheduled for this evening as part of regular meeting.

Please speak to Senior Patrol Leader Nicholas Ovale (ovalgut@gmail.com) or Mr. Brochu with any questions you have.

San Marcos Canoe Trip May 13-15

Posted on May 2 2016 - 2:17pm

WHERE:  Canoeing on the San Marcos River about 150 Miles West of Houston.  Camping at San Marcos River Retreat, 444 Pecan Park Drive San Marcos, TX 
WHEN:  Friday to Sunday , May 13-15th, 2016 (Meet at SCOUT BUILDING 5:00 PM  Friday, May 13rd;                             Estimated Return Time 3:30 PM Sunday, May 15th 
COSTS:   $60 /per Scout or Adult Tandem Canoe (SAT &  SUN)

Summer Camp Update

Posted on May 2 2016 - 2:16pm

Hello Troop 993 Scouts and Parents,

Please read and print out the two enclosed attachments:

  1. Current rosters for base camp and summer camp:  If there is a mistake or I left someone off the roster, let me know immediately.  Our final payment to Sam Houston Area Council is due May 1, so our numbers and names need to be accurate.  (We can still add scouts and adult sponsors after that date, but there may be a late fee.) If you see three question marks next to your name, it’s because I have not received solid confirmation of attendance.
  2. Permission/Consent to Treat Form:  please fill this out and return it to me as soon as possible.  It is due June 6.  (That’s a ways off, but trust me, you want to take care off any paperwork you can in advance.  We still have to deal with medical      forms, merit badge selections, packing, etc.)

Scouts without a Permission/Consent to Treat Form will not be allowed to attend summer camp.

Key Deadlines to Schedule Times for Rank Advancement

Posted on May 2 2016 - 2:15pm

Court of Honor will soon be upon in late May.  If you would like to be recognized at the next ceremony for your rank advancement and you still need a Scoutmaster conference completed and/or a Board of Review, Please remember Scouts need to schedule a time for both, as needed.

Troop 993 Scout in Action -- The Flood of April 2016

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:43pm

Oskar Oberg, Troop 993 scout, used some of his Seabase training during the flood of Monday April 18.  Oskar's cool and quick thinking helped him save his next door neighboor from his flooded Subaru.  The water was above 3’, and the neighbor was far from calm, not to mention his wife.  He used his diving flashlight so he could see and remove the bike rack from the vehicle, as it was blocking the tailgate-- which was the only working door. Once removed, the neighbor was able to depart the vehicle and to safety with Oskar's help.

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