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.

Winter Camp Details

Posted on Dec 16 2014 - 8:53am

All scouts and adults going to Winer Camp that have not provided an updated Medical Form - please fill out the attached forms and bring 7 copies and include a page with both sides of your insurance card.  This is the last call - if scouts don't provide updated forms Monday December 15, they will not be allowed to go.

Troop 993 camp site has been confirmed - its #13.  See letter from the Strake Camp Director and the referenced attachments.  See attached Recommended Equipment Checklist.

Good morning Scouters!

Attached to this e-mail is our "week-at-a-glance" style schedule, which is unchanged from the last prior years.  I've had a few people ask when A and B shift breakfast/dinner eat, and this schedule will provide that information.

Also, you will find a map of Camp Strake with letters marking the various general locations of merit badges.  A key is also provided so you know which merit badges match up with the various letters.

We will have hard copies of these documents for you when you arrive in camp, so don't feel the need to print these out.  These are just for your reference as you prepare for camp.

Yours in Scouting,

Bobby Warren, Camp Director
Winter Camp | Camp Strake
Sam Houston Area Council

E-mail: bobby@twinbayouoa.org
Phone: 713-515-2958
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CampStrake

Regular Meeting - December 15

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:25pm

There will be a regular meeting on Monday, December 8 starting at 7:30pm.  No First Class Emphasis this week - John Henry has a mid-term!

For all Winter Campers - there will be "Good Locker, Bad Locker" - instructions on the proper way to pack a locker and discussion about what to bring.

If you have not turned in your updated medical forms for Winter Camp - PLEASE BRING FORMS TO THIS MEETING.  Scouts that have not provided updated medical forms will NOT be allowed to come to Winter Camp.  There are only a couple scouts that have not provided updated forms - please contact one of the Health/Safety Chairs:  Pam Dove pamdove5@gmail.com or Missy LaBorde missylaborde@gmail.com .

If you have not paid your recharter dues - please come to this meeting and see Marci Collier or Mike Culligan to pay dues by check or credit card.


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New Mid Adventure Program

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:24pm

All boys who are 13 years and above & First Class or greater have an opportunity to join the new “Mid Adventure” program, led by Trey Petrie who provided the following note. 

We will not be meeting Monday, December 15 because it is good locker/bad locker for those attending Winter Camp. Keep watching for our next meeting date.  At Fedor, we will cook similar to high adventures and see types of water purification, but everything else will be with the troop. Later on, we will also have another camp out that y'all can choose where (we will discuss later). I have also been asked about what you will need for Fedor. I do not expect you to have all right now. I would encourage you to pack the gear that you do have so you can get a feel for it.  If you want to start looking for sales, costly items you may not have include:  sleeping bag, hiking poles, and backpack (70 Liters as a minimum, bigger the easier to pack w/o stuff hanging and therefore easier to carry). REI employees can point you in the right direction if you say you plan to go to Philmont to get an idea of what to look for although you can buy anywhere. Below is the entire Philmont packing list. The only thing I would say to not get yet are boots as they will likely outgrow them before the trek comes up. What to bring for Fedor: backpack, sleeping bag, clothes (prepare for the cold), ankle high boots, water (bring all water for the weekend), mess kit, (do not need JetBoil. We will have all gear for cooking), etc. We will go over this at the next meeting as well. If you have any questions, email me at: treypetrie@sbcglobal.net



Troop Recharter for 2015

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:24pm

Big thanks to Marci Collier for getting Troop 993 recharted for 2015!!  If you have not paid your dues yet - please provide Marci a check or credit card as soon as possible - detailes below.


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

Questions:   Contact Marci Collier at marci713@sbcglobal.net or 713-775-8396 (mobile)

Court of Honor - December 7

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:23pm

The Troop 993 Fall Court of Honor on December 7 was a huge success with 36 scouts advanced in rank and 153 Merit Badges awarded.

Special thanks to Donna McKenzie Grimm and Ken Johnson for coordinating the script and ceremony, to Michelle Gillespie for coordinating all rank advancements and merit badges, to Amanda Shoemaker for programs, to Jim Petrie for coordinating the Eagle plaque, to Nancy for audio visual assistance, and to Jackie Collins for reception refreshments.  Congratulations to all scouts that participated in the ceremony - you did an exccellent job!

Also - thanks to the Curry family for taking photographs and posting them to a website.  Click the link below for lots of photos form the night that you can download.  Also, see Photo Albums for highlight photos.


Wreaths Across America - December 13

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:23pm

Troop 993 did its part once again to support Wreaths Across America!   We raised over $11,000 including sales at Ace Hardware, online sales and  the generous Feagan Foundation contribution.  This year, over 45,000 wreaths were placed on graves at the Houston National Cemetary - the second largest in the country behind Arlington Cemetary in Washington, D.C.  For the 18 scouts that participated, it was a great experience.  Thanks to everyone that helped make this a big success, especially Mr. Scoop Carlile that coordinated the efffort.  Check out the WAA Photo Album for picutres from this special day!

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