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.

ASM/PLC Meetings - June 29th

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 10:10pm

ASM meeting will start at 7pm and PLC meeting at 8pm.

PLC meetings are mandatory for scout leaders - please contact Senior Patrol Leader Nicolas Ovalle at ovalgut@gmail.com if you can not make it.

Summer Campers - bring your Medical Forms and Permission Forms if you have not already turned them in!!

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

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 10:09pm

Summer Camp is less than two weeks weeks away!  Here are the latest instructions from ASM Glenn Welsch:

1.  Please review all the attached materials for instructions on what to bring, not bring and details about BHST. 

2.  Make sure you get your permission slip/waiver form in on June 29.  Paperwork must be turned in or you can not attend.  This applies to scouts and adult leaders.

3.  Make sure you get 7 copies of your BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Form (Parts A,B, & C) with a copy of your family’s health insurance card to one of the health & safety team members by June 29th:

        ·         Michiko Matsunaga - michicoken@gmail.com

        ·         Melissa Laborde - missylaborde@gmail.com

        ·         Pam Dove - pamdove5@gmail.com

4. There will be a trunk and backpack inspection during the Regular Meeting on Monday July 6.  All summer campers are required to completely pack your trunk and backpacks and bring them for a shake down (inspection).   

5.  We have submitted several questions to the BTSR outback director and will pass along details as soon as we get the response.

 If you have questions - please contact Glenn Welsch: 281-686-7921; glennwelsch@sbcglobal.net.

Tragedy at Philmont

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 10:09pm

A Boy Scout camping  in northern New Mexico died after being swept away by flood waters in the North Ponil Canyon early on Saturday morning.

The flash flood hit unexpectedly in the middle of the night, around 4:30am near the Philmont Scout Ranch.

12 Scouts were in the middle of a 12-day trek across the ranch. Eight of the Boy Scouts were between 14 and 17 years old. A Scout Ranger and three adult Crew Leaders made up the rest of the team. 

Please put these scouts and their families in your prayers.  Troop 993 will discuss doing something appropriate to support the family.

Merit Badge NEWS

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 10:09pm

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 last meeting will be held on Monday 7/6/15 at 6:15pm at the Scout Hut. Please have requirment 7 completed and be ready to discuss.

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. 

Cooking: We would like to offer this merit badge in the Fall. If you are interested in teaching this class please contact Jennifer Smith at ja-smith@sbcglobal.net

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.    


Personal Management Merit Badge

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 10:07pm

Personal Management Merit Badge Final Class is on Monday, July 6 from 6:15-7:30pm

Requirement 7 as well as simple and compounding interest will be discussed at the final class. Please come to class prepared and ready to discuss these two sections.


Scout Hut Refurbishing Project/Donations

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 12:12am

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

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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