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September Campout 2016 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

 

Philmont Trek 2016 - Cimarron, New Mexico

     

Summer Camp 2016 - Camp Cris Dobbins, Colorado

 

TTFC 2016 - Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Ranch, Texas


TROOP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Meet your new Scoutmaster

Posted by joshua.martin on Mar 21 2017 - 12:17pm
  

Congratulations to David!  We look forward to great things!!

On Sunday March 19th the Troop Commitee voted David Wille as our next Troop Scoutmaster.  David will officially take over at our September Court of Honor. 

David Wille was born in Wisconsin and was heavily involved in Scouting as a youth. He is an Eagle Scout who earned 57 merit badges as a Scout. He served as the Lodge Secretary for Mikano Lodge 231 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Order of the Arrow. He served on camp staff and was active with his Troop. He also attended a National Jamboree and went on multiple river canoeing trips led by his Scoutmaster, Mr. Lon Blakey.  David credits Mr. Blakey with teaching him leadership skills, the importance of service to others, the importance of sharing knowledge and giving to others, the joy of the outdoors, and the importance of good character.  David’s goal is to positively influence our Scouts the way he was positively influenced by his Scoutmaster.  

David moved to Dallas in 1993 and by 1994 was serving as the membership chair for Bois D’Arc District of Circle Ten Council (Plano, Allen, and McKinney). He then served as membership chair for seven years for Golden Arrow District (Plano) and remained a member of the District Committee after that time. He did a number of Friends of Scouting presentations and continued to help the membership committee. David became Cubmaster of Pack 280 in 2008 and served two years in that role. While he was Cubmaster, David took Woodbadge Training at Philmont along with Dr. Mikel White, Ronnie Burdette, David Pierce, and Derrek Howell from Troop 1776. In 2011, David became the Vice Chair of Great Plains District, serving under District Chair John Stone, former Scoutmaster of Troop 1776. As a member of the District Committee, David started the District Pinewood Derby and ran that event for several years. David became District Chair of Golden Arrow District and served in that role in 2013-2014. David helped in the formation of Crew 1913, the Circle Ten Council marching band. In 2014, David was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by Circle Ten Council for his contributions.

David joined Troop 1776 as a Committee Member in 2011 while remaining a den leader of Pack 221. For several years, David has run our popcorn and camp card fundraisers. In 2015 and 2016, David was an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Trail to First Class Program. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the 2013 National Jamboree under Dr. Mikel White. He will be serving as a Scoutmaster for the 2017 National Jamboree. He has also served as an adult leader on High Adventure trips to Philmont, Northern Tier, Seabase, Valley Forge, and Guadalupe Mountains/Carlsbad Caverns. David has attended Summer Camp as an adult leader three times, including this past Summer’s trip to Colorado.

David has a number of goals while serving as Scoutmaster.  David would like to maintain Troop 1776’s  high  participation  rate  in  Jamborees  and  High  Adventure base  trips.    He  is  a  strong believer in the importance of these trips in the growth of our Scouts.  He would like to see even more Woodbadge trained leaders--another tradition Troop 1776 is proud of.  In terms of changes,  David  would  like  to  see  more  program  that  maintains  the  interest  of  older  Scouts, recruiting outreach to more Packs to give more Scouts the benefits of our program, and more community service opportunities.  Most of all, David hopes to have a positive impact on the lives of our Scouts and shape their character for the better like his Scoutmaster did for him.

March's Campout is Bouldering & Mountain Biking at Wichita Wildlife refuge!

Posted by joshua.martin on Mar 14 2017 - 11:58pm

March's campout is at Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge, in Lawton, OK. This campout is one of the ones that the boys really love. 

Two rugged ranges of granite mountains trend nearly east-west and enclose a natural prairie. These granite walls and the canyons that cut through them offered protection to groups of Native Americans hiding from their enemies. In the 1800's, when the U.S. Cavalry thought about where to build forts to keep the peace in the Indian Territory, it was only natural to build Fort Sill on the margins of the Wichita Mountains.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, when conservationists thought about where it would be best to bring in herds of buffalo and other endangered species, the protected prairie sheltered by the Wichita Mountains was a logical choice.

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Update your Medical!

Posted by cstewart on Mar 14 2017 - 12:21am

Please take time during Spring Break to visit your health care provider and update your and your scout’s BSAMedical records for troop camping and this Summers High Adventure activities! I noticed that a large number of adults and scouts in the troop have medical records that are expired and/or expiring soon. I would encourage you to get this done now before the rush of summer hits. The Scoutmasters for National Jamboree are collecting Medical forms Now!  

Please note that Plano Urgent Care offers $15 physicals for your scout!

Face-to-Face training available!

Posted by cstewart on Mar 14 2017 - 12:19am

There is an additional Youth Protection Training that is required if you are participating in Day Camp, Twilight Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, Summer Camp, NYLT, or Winter Camp IN THE STATE OF TEXAS ONLY. The State of Texas requires a special type of state-certified youth protection training commonly referred to as Face-to-Face YPT.

These in-person courses are offered several times throughout the year in preparation for those special types of events. This training can also be used to meet the requirement of regular YPT.

If you are interested in going to summer camp, please consult the Circle Ten website for more information on where to find classes.

 

Welcome new boys from Packs 2007, 1776, and 1789!

Posted by joshua.martin on Feb 28 2017 - 10:48pm

 

 

Welcome new Scouts !!!

Troop 1776 officially welcomes our new boys crossing over from Packs 2007, 1776, and 1789!

Congratulations on your Arrow of Light!  We are excited for you and looking forward to you joining our ranks.

 

Summer Camp 2017 - REGISTER ASAP!

Posted by joshua.martin on Feb 27 2017 - 10:34am
 

Summer Camp Troop Registration is ONLINE, REGISTER NOW.

Please note!  GET YOUR REGISTRATIONS IN BY MIDNIGHT TUESDAY TO TRY TO GET INTO THOSE CLASSES WITH LIMITS!!!  We will be registering the boys for the MB classes of their choice the minute the Council opens their registration on March 1st.  This will allow our boys to have a better chance of getting the classes that they would like as a number of classes have limited head counts.

!! OLDER Scouts !!  Check out some of the unique opportunities that this camp offers!  Advanced Sailing, Motor Boating, Small Boat Sailing, Water Odyssey (including a Catamaran trip!), and Water skiing!  There are also a number of other MB classes that TRJ does not offer, check out the program guide.  Don't forget to also look for the prerequisites before registering.

When: June 11 - 17, 2017
Where: Camp Constantin, Possum Kingdom Lake, Grayford,  TX
Details: Campout Flyer

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