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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.

First Aid Training - for ASMs - November 22

Posted on Nov 19 2014 - 9:19pm

 On Saturday, November 22 from 9am to 1pm, SHAC is hosting First Aid Training for all scout leaders.  See flier attached.

 All ASMs are required to take First Aid every two years.  Please consider going if you are over due.

 All classes are held at: SHAC Council Scout Center 

2225 N Loop West, Houston, Texas 77008 

Register: www.shac.org/training-schedule#first aid

Kayaking Merit Badge - Buffalo Run Park - November 28

Posted on Nov 19 2014 - 9:12pm
Next “Black” Friday, November 28, Mr. Brochu will host a kayaking event for those scouts missing requirements for the Kayaking Merit Badge Class.  Meet Mr. Brochu at Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City at 10 am.  For directions to the park, click on this link: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Buffalo+Run+Park&source=calendar.  The training should be over by 3pm.  Bring water bottles and a sack lunch.   RSVP to Kurt Brochu at klbrochu@comcast.net; space is limited to the number of kayaks.  If you have a kayak – please bring it!
 
Attached is the Permission Form for this event.  Please fill this out and give it to Mr. Brochu at Buffalo Run Park.

Regular Troop Meeting - Troop Elections - November 17th

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 5:53pm

There will be a regular meeting on Monday, November 17th, starting at 7:30pm.  This is the Troop Election Meeting so it is mandatory for all scouts to attend!

FCE will start at 7:00pm and John Henry Donnelly will  work on first class requiremetn 9a, demonstrate the precautions of a safe trip afloat

November 17th is the last chance to get blue cards turned in and BOR completed before the next COH.

Also - Sea Base final payment of $200 is due - please pay up if you have not already!

Flag:  Gladiators.

Troop Elections - Order of Arrow Nominations

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 5:53pm

Troop elections are scheduled for Monday, November 17 during the regular meeting.  

If you are interested in running for office - please contact the Senior Patrol Leader John Rhoden (jarhoden@att.net) .

If you are interested in being nominated for Order of Arrow - please review the attached document for requirements and process and then discuss with the Order of Arrow (O/A) representative Jack Lin (jackmlin@hotmail.com) .

Troop Recharter for 2015 - Starts November 17th

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 5:53pm

At this time every year - all Scout troops must update their rosters, register their scouts and adults with BSA and pay annual dues and insurance.  This is called "Recharter".  The process starts now and final documents must be provided to the Sam Houston Area Council (SHAC) by mid-December.

At the meeting on November 17th we begin Troop Recharter.  Please check in with the committee members at the Recharter table starting tomorrow to verify your contact information and pay your recharter fees.  New applications will also be taken.  If you have recently taken a new job on the Committee or become an ASM - you need to fill out an Adult BSA Application and take Youth Protection Training (YPT).  These forms will be available at the Recharter table or can be found attached. 

We will be checking for Youth Protection Training renewal.  All Adult Leaders - please go to myscouting.org e-learning to update your YPT certificate and bring a copy with you to recharter.  Here is the link:

http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx

Recharter Fees:

CASH or CHECK:   $24/adult, $95/youth, $107 youth with Boy's Life Subscription

CREDIT CARD: $25/adult, $98/youth, $110 youth with Boy's Life Subscription

Wreaths Across America

Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 5:52pm

Every year Troop 993 helps with Wreaths Across America by selling wreaths in November and then placing them at a special ceremony at the Houston National Ceremony on December 13, 2014.  Mr. Carlile coordinates this service event.   

Congratulations to the scouts that helped sell at Ace Hardware on November 15th - total collected at Ace is over $$3,000.  On top of that, our online sales are now over $2,000, thanks mostly to a great effort by Andrew Babasick.  So, the total WAA sales so far for Troop 993 is over $5,000.    Our deadline is Nobember 21st so please keep up the good work!

WE NEED MORE HELP WITH ONLINE SALES!  To sell online - please click the link below and then click the Sponsor Our Team link just under the thermometer to make a wreath donatation, or click Join Our Team to join us in raising money with your own fundraisng page for Wreaths Across America-Houston!  Once you create your own page - you can send that link to friends and family and each dontation will be made to support your goal.  All net sales for scouts will be put in your Scout Account!

https://waahouston.myetap.org/fundraiser/waah2014/team.do?participationRef=1221.0.36374690

For the event on December 13 - we want as many scouts possible to help with laying the wreaths.  Its a very special ceremony to attend and afterwords - we are planning a holiday pizza party.  So - it will be an all day event - more details to follow.  See picture attached!

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