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.


Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 6:03pm

All Fedor campers need to come to the Scout Hut on Monday, January 26 to help clean and refold tarps and clean/put away stuff from the Fedor Campout.  Please bring a broom - that will speed up the clean up.

There is a PLC meeting starting at 8pm - so scouts are expected to come at 7pm to help out.

If anyone has some good photos from Fedor - please send to Mike Culligan at mike.t.culligan@cop.com.

ASM / PLC Meetings - Monday January 26

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 6:03pm

ASM Meeting from 7 - 8p and PLC Meeting from 8 - 9 this Monday, January 26.

The February campout to Brazos Bend and Summer Camp planning will be among the topics.



Summer Camp - Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch ("BTSR")

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 6:02pm

We have an official date for summer camp: July 12 to July 18.  Mark it on your calendar! 

First Payment is due February 2nd.   Please do not let the large numbers you’re about to see below discourage you.  If there is a financial issue, we can work something out.  We want every scout in Troop 993 who wants to attend summer camp to have an opportunity to join us on this epic adventure.  See attached letter for preliminary roster of who is attending.

Here’s the payment breakdown, separated by base camp and high adventure options:

Total Payment from Parents (per scout):

  • Base camp: 300 + 200 =                     $500.00
  • Outback: 430 + 200 =                         $630.00
  • Mountain Man: 325 + 200 =               $525.00
  • Cavalry: 325 + 200 =                           $525.00

The $200.00 fee covers travel expenses, adult sponsorship, fuel, van rental, insurance, etc.  (We are working to reduce these expenses.  This amount is the prelimiary assumption and if we can reduce cost the second payment will be reduced.   

First Payment from Parents (half of total costs) DUE FEB. 2:

  1. Base camp =                             $250.00
  2. Outback =                                 $315.00
  3. Mountain Man =                       $262.50
  4. Cavalry  =                                  $262.50

Second Payment from Parents (half of total costs) DUE APR. 6:

  1. Base camp =                             $250.00
  2. Outback =                                 $315.00
  3. Mountain Man =                       $262.50
  4. Cavalry  =                                  $262.50

The second payment will be due on April 6. Write all checks to Troop 993 and deliver them to either me or Paul Babasick, our troop treasurer. Please hold off on paying the full amount. The second payment may wind up being smaller after final travel plans are made and if more scouts attend.  

Attached is the latest roster of scouts and adults attending camp. If there are any mistakes, or you would like to change your mind about base camp or high adventure, please let me know ASAP.   Also, read up on the high adventure options before you make your selection.  There are age requirements, restrictions, additional costs, etc. you need to be aware of. http://buffalotrailbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BTSR-2015-High-Adventure-Booklet.pdf .  Also find the 2015 Leader Guide attached.

Summer Camp ASM:  Glenn Welsch



Be sure to thank the following individuals for stepping up: Glen Welsch, Kurt Brochu, Scoop Carlile, Cameron Klein, Mike Culligan, Larry Dove (tentative) and George DeVaull.  I’d also like to thank the other adults who volunteered but could not serve on the selected week.

We have seven adults attending, but we could always use more so please let me know if you’re interested.  (Also, it’s good to have a back-up option.)

Bechtel Engineering Day

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 5:51pm
Troop 993 has about 10 scouts signed up for Bechtel Engineering Day!  Derick Smith has contacted all scouts attending to let them know what class they are assinged.  REMEMBER - ALL SCOUTS ATTENDING MUST COMPLETE PRE-WORK REQUIREMENTS AND SUBMIT TO BECHTEL BY FEBRUARY 4th.  Please see link below for instructions about what to do,  Also scouts need to get Blue Cards filled out and signed by Mr. Brochu prior to attending the class and bring with them.
If you cant attend - please e-mail Derick Smith at desmith@spectraenergy.com AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

University of Scouting

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 5:50pm

February 7, 2015

Benjamin Davis High School
12525 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77067

Its not too late to sign up for the University of Scouting.  This is an excellent change to learn more about scouting and get training.   The course catelog attached.  Please consider attending.

University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Order of the Arrow, district and council leaders and parents. It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where participants choose from over 100 courses. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. This unique day of seminars provides information, techniques, and best practices on how to improve your Scout program. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University of Scouting has something for you.  

Recruiting Update

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 5:48pm

Troop 993 participated in the AOL at Webelos Woods Campout this weekend, crossing about 5 scouts over.  We are also invited to participate in the Pack 598 Arrow of Life (AOL) ceremony on January 31 from 3 - 5p.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr. Brochu. 

The Troop 993 new scout campout is scheduled for March 7 - 8 (details to follow).

If you know any graduating Cub Scouts or any boy interested in Boy Scouts - please reach out and contract them to let them know they are welcome in Troop 993.  Invite them to attend any regular meeting with you. Questions - please contact our membership Chair, Marci Collier at marci713@sbcglobal.net or Tom Stark at tstark@napllp.com.   New members are welcome at any time of the year and prior participation in Cub Scouts is not required.

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