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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.

Scout Hut Cleanup - September 20

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 10:41am

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!

Urgent Need: Committee Chair and Health/Safety Chair

Posted on Sep 16 2014 - 10:41am

Troop 993 is in urgent need of a new Committee Chair and Health/Safety Chair.  

Health/Safety Chair- The Health/Safety Chair keeps all the books (about 7) that have everyone's medical forms up to date for all campouts.  Its a critical chore and requires a pretty big effort one time a year when medical forms are updated for everyone - otherwise there is an ongoing requirment to update the books throughout the years.  Time commitments is around 1 - 2 hours per week on average. 

Thanks to Faye Lin who did an outstanding job as Health/Safety Chair for many years.  She can help train the new person - just please step up!!

Committee Chair - The Committee Chair is in charge of running the Committee which includes supporting the Scoutmaster, running Committee Meetings, and managing troop issues that arrise.  Troop communications is now coordinated with the Webmaster and will not require as much time from the Committee Chair as before.  Time commitment is about 2 - 3 hours per week. For questions about the position, contact Ms. Lyon at disalyon@sbcglobal.net or Scoutmaster Kurt Brochu at klbrochu@comcast.net.

Thanks to Sandra Klein for stepping up as Recording Secretary!

 

Chris Stuewer is an Eagle!

Posted on Sep 15 2014 - 9:26am

Chris Stuewer passed his Eagle Board of Review on September 2, 2014.  Congratulations Chris!!

Chris' Eagle project was to build a platform that will be used as a gardening container at his grandmother's assisted living facility.

Swimming Merit Badge

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 4:20pm

REMINDER - for those scouts that are working on the Swimming Merit Badge - the POOL requirements will take place on Sunday, September 14 at the South Briar Pool - 1708 Crystal Hills - Houston 77077 - from 5 - 7:30 pm.  Wear you swim suite and bring goggles and towel.  Please study the requirements (attached) and be prepared to complete all requirements.  If you have a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket - please bring it.

ALSO - if any 2nd Class or 1st Class scouts want to come and cover the swimming requirements for those badges - please come. 

Mr. Keahey, Mr. Calile, Mr. Culligan and Mr. Mitchell will be there to help teach the course.

 

Regular Troop Meeting - Sept. 15

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 4:18pm

Regular Troop Meeting is scheduled for September 15th.   First Class Emphasis will start at 7:00pm and the regular meeting at 7:30pm.  

Please bring Martin Dies Jr. Campout and Winter Campout permission slips and money!!

All Patrols will rehearse activities for the Open House on 9/22 (see Open House Announcement).

Flag:  Glatiators

 

September Campout - Martin Dies, Jr. State Park

Posted on Sep 13 2014 - 4:17pm

Please see attached Permission Form for September Campout. 

Permission Slip and Payment deadline is 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.

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