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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 - July 27

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 9:20pm

Regular meeting on Monday, July 27 starting at 7:30.

John Henry will be leading FCE starting at 7:00 and will teach Requirement #8 for Tenderfoot (knowing your patrol name, giving the patrol yell, and describing your patrol flag).

Mrs. Grimm will be available to sign Personal Management Merit Badge Blue Cards from 7 - 8:30 for those that have completed all requirements.

Summer campers - please return your tents - all clean and ready for the next camp out!

Wake Nation - August 4th Outing

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 9:20pm

Come one, come all the the August Wake Nation outing on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 11am to 2pm with 2 hours of wakeboarding and 1 hour on the water obstacle park in Wake Nation!  Everyone going should get to the church at 10am and arrive back at about 2:45pm. The scouts going will have to bring their own lunch as well as swimming attire, towel, water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat.  We will need adult volunteers to take everyone there, and the cost is currently $35.  Please contact Scoop Carlile at scoopc@mindsprings.com if you are interestnig in going.

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

Merit Badge NEWS

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 9:20pm

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.    

 

Communication Merit Badge

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 9:20pm

Mr.  Jones will be starting the Communication Merity Badge class on August 24th.    

 At that meeting, you will be expected to have a signed blue card, and to have printed the communication MB work book.

 The Communication MB workbook can be found here:

http://www.meritbadge.org/wiki/images/6/6b/Communication.pdf 

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

 The attached 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.

Please contact Mr. Jones at  if you are interested.

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

Posted on Jul 26 2015 - 9:19pm

Summer Camp was a tremendous success!!  HUGE THANKS TO GLENN WELSCH FOR ALL THE PLANNING, COORDINATING AND MANAGEMENT TO GET US SAFELY THERE AND HAPPILY BACK!!  The final Thorns and Roses  ceremony said it all - despite many challenges all scouts and adults had a great experience - and many wonderful memories.  

Scouts - please clean and bring back the tent you were issued!!

Check out the new BTSR Photo Album for a few good pictures.  

We now have a Troop 993 Shutterfly account to share high definition photos and videos.  You will need to open a Shutterfly accout (no cost) and then you can view and upload photos to the site - listed below.  

https://houstontroop993.shutterfly.com. 

Scout Hut Refurbishing Project/Donations

Posted on Jul 19 2015 - 9:40pm

Construction crews arrived on June 11th and determined that the risk of foundation beam replacement was higher than expected - and wanted more money.  This has caused a delay that will be worked through in the next few weeks.

A seperate announcement will go out seeking money from anyone that wants to donate to this scout hut refurbishment project.   All parents that work for companies that will make donations to charities that employees volunteer for - are encouraged to consider using this to help raise money for the scout hut project. 

Please contact Mike Culligan (mike.t.culligan@cop.com) or Paul Babasick (babasick@slb.com) if you would like to discuss a donation.

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