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.

Swim Test Monday Night - 8PM 4/25 at Westside Tennis Club

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:43pm

The annual Troop 993 swim test certification is Monday April 25.  Arrive at 8PM.

***No Regular Meeting and No First Class Emphasis Monday Night!***


***See Attached Waiver-- print off and bring signed to the test.

Westside Tennis Club at 8 PM.


1200 Wilcrest Dr, Houston, TX 77042  




At arrival, inform the guard you are with the Boy Scout Troop.

Test Info:  Scouts and adult leaders that want to attend any swim/water related campout - including the campout planned for May - must complete this test.

  Below are the basic requirements of the test:

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.

Troop 993 Scout in Action -- The Flood of April 2016

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:43pm

Oskar Oberg, Troop 993 scout, used some of his Seabase training during the flood of Monday April 18.  Oskar's cool and quick thinking helped him save his next door neighboor from his flooded Subaru.  The water was above 3’, and the neighbor was far from calm, not to mention his wife.  He used his diving flashlight so he could see and remove the bike rack from the vehicle, as it was blocking the tailgate-- which was the only working door. Once removed, the neighbor was able to depart the vehicle and to safety with Oskar's help.

Summer Camp Update

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:43pm

Hello Troop 993 Scouts and Parents,

Please read and print out the two enclosed attachments:

  1. Current rosters for base camp and summer camp:  If there is a mistake or I left someone off the roster, let me know immediately.  Our final payment to Sam Houston Area Council is due May 1, so our numbers and names need to be accurate.  (We can still add scouts and adult sponsors after that date, but there may be a late fee.) If you see three question marks next to your name, it’s because I have not received solid confirmation of attendance.
  2. Permission/Consent to Treat Form:  please fill this out and return it to me as soon as possible.  It is due June 6.  (That’s a ways off, but trust me, you want to take care off any paperwork you can in advance.  We still have to deal with medical      forms, merit badge selections, packing, etc.)

Scouts without a Permission/Consent to Treat Form will not be allowed to attend summer camp.

Merit Badge News - Citizenship in the Community

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:36pm

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Scouts working on the Citizenship in the Community merit badge will meet with Mr. Jones and Mrs. Collier at 7pm May 2nd to work on the requirements. You should bring your signed blue card with you. 

Mrs. Collier and Mr. Jones are the sponsors of the Citizenship in the Community Merit badge this spring.  Please contact either of them for information at: djonesii@yahoo.com or marci713@sbcglobal.net

T-Shirts Available & Other Misc Updates

Posted on Apr 24 2016 - 10:34pm

From Marci Collier:

-We have a few of the old style Troop T-shirts available for sale. See Marci Collier to buy one for $10 during the Monday Meetings.

Scout Fair Success!

Posted on Apr 17 2016 - 10:07pm

We had a great team at Scout Fair - the Texas Caviar was enthusiastically received and 500+ servings were gone by noon.  There was none left for the judges at 1pm, but we took second place for the entire for Mustang Dustrict.

Thanks to Tyler and Cole Huff, Ernest Amatosero, Andrew Welsch, Nicholas Ovalle, Callum Gillespie, Andrew Babasick, Zane Beyer, Michael Frain and Joshua Martinez, Paul Babasick, John Donnelly and Scoop Carlile.


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