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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.

Regular Meeting - August 31st

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 8:34pm

Regular Meeting starts at 7:30pm.  

First Class Emphasis starts at 7:00pm and will focus on First Class Requirement 8a - demonstrate tying the bowline knot.

See Merit Badge Announcent - Personal Finance and Fitness Merit Badge groups meet at 7:30pm.

Scout Hut Committee Meeting

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 8:34pm

The Scout Hut Refurbishment Commitee will meet to discuss plans at 7:30 pm during the Troop 993 Regular Meeting.

Please come if you can.

Merit Badge NEWS

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 8:33pm

Personal Fitness and Personal Management: Mr. Keahey, Mrs. Grimm and Mrs. Smith will be at the scout hut Aug 24th and 31st at 7:30 to meet with groups of 4 scouts each that still need requirements signed off for these two merit badges. Make sure your workbook is complete and you are able to discuss with your counselor the sections you need signed off. 

Cooking: Cooking merit badge started August 10th.  For those scouts working on the Cooking MB -  there is homework due August 24th,  as well as for menu planning for the Martin Dies, Jr. campout.

Communications:  Mr Jones will be starting the class August 24th,  At that meeting, you will be expected to have a signed blue card, and to have printed the communication MB work book.

 It is strongly suggested that you check out a copy of the communications merit badge book from the library and read it.

The attached Communication MB power point shows an outline of the material that will be covered in each class.  As we start the new year and schedules become clear we will set dates.  As this is the first time Mr. Jones is teaching the class in this format the schedule may be revised.  The goal is to get the merit badge finished in 8 classes.

 While it is not necessary to help with the next troop 993 court of honor for the merit badge, this would we a great way to fulfill one requirement.

 Meetings will be Mondays and will need to be scheduled with Mr. Jones directly at djonesii@yahoo.com

Camping: All scouts needing to complete requirements during a campout should meet with ASM Ernie Drake to discuss those requirements. 

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.    

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

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 8:26pm

The September Campout will be on Labor Day Weekend - Friday, September 4th to Monday, September 7th. Attached please find the announcement with more details and the Permission Form.  

FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO COME - its $30/family member for food.  IF you would like to join us for this campout - please let Mr. Brochu (kurtbrochu@gmail.com) or  Mr. Carlile (scoopc@mindspring.com) know by e-mail as soon as possible.  If you are going - please fill out the Permision Form and bring it to the next meeting.  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

Fall Recruiting Plans

Posted on Aug 30 2015 - 8:15pm

Its time to start talking to all Webelos that will be looking to join a Boy Scout Troop this Fall.  Troop 993 recruits mainly from Packs 73, 598, 1038 and 1040.  If you have any friends or family members that are wanting to check out our Troop - please let them know we will be hosting an Open House - on Monday September 28th.  We also need to reach out to all these Packs and ask to come to a Pack meeting soon to personally invite graduating Webelos to come to the Troop 993 Open House - and to come to our Webelos Campout - October 17-18 at Cam Moritz.  We need help with Membership and Recruiting - if you are interested please contact Mike Culligan (mike.t.culligan@cop.com) or Derick Smith (DESmith@spectraenergy.com).  Amanda Shoemaker (amanda.n.shoemaker@accenture.com) and Tom Stark (tstark@napllp.com) have volunteered to help coordinate communicating with Packs for helping with School Night for Scouting - Thanks Amanda and Tom!!

Webmaster's News for Scouts

Posted on Aug 23 2015 - 5:20pm

Hello Scouts! This section of the website is intended to give scouts interesting and helpful info. The topic of blue cards has recently come up and some of you have asked how to fill out blue cards. Librarian, Carson Grimm has found a helpful how-to video and website. Please look over the attachments for blue card info. 

YIS,

Gavin Smith, Webmaster

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