Welcome to the Troop 369 website!

We're glad you are visiting.  Just like our scouts, we are finding new ways to keep the adventure going.  You are welcome to look over our information in the menus to the left.
Our troop meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm with our First Class Trail (FCT) scouts meeting at 6:00 pm.
We meet at the Pollard UMC Merket Scout Center, 3107 New Copeland Road, across from Pollard United Methodist Church.
If you would like more information, feel free to contact Scoutmaster John Fowler at or cell 361-960-4321

Regular Troop Meeting Monday, January 17, 2022, 7pm

Posted by rlong on Jan 17 2022 - 4:39pm

We will be having a regular troop meeting tonight. We will be planning for the upcoming Dangerfield State Park Campout and pre-loading the trailer. 

Regular Troop Meeting Monday, January 10, 2022, 7pm

Posted by admin on Jan 8 2022 - 11:49pm

We will have a regular Troop meeting on January 10th at 7pm.  FCT will meet at 6pm with Ms. Cece.
We again have heat in the Scout Hut, thanks to Mr. Roger Burt.  He has worked diligently to get the new system installed and he says we are good to go. We have some fine tuning to do on the system but we will be well suited for any cold weather ahead.
Recharter time is upon us.  We are a little behind and ask parents to help us get it done quickly.  We have two changes to our recharter fees.  The Scout recharter fee is $89 instead of $90 announced last week.  Oddly, the online recharter system says the fee is $89.04, but rather than adding a dollar, we'll go with the $89 number.  Adult leaders fee is $62 rather than $63.  Please bring these funds this Monday evening.
One thing that Mr. Fowler forgot to remind us of is the Troop Activity fee.  That remains at $100 for scouts.  No inflation here. Remember, this one time fee is used to pay for our monthly camping expenses, for food, fuel and campsite costs.  The fee may be paid either as a one-time payment of $100 or by installments of $30 every 3 months ($120 total).  Paying it one time saves you $20.  Please bring these funds this Monday evening.
At the Monday meeting we will talk about Sea Base in 2023, Summer Camp at Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina, the new Citizenship in Society (soon to be Eagle required) merit badge and start preparing for our next campout to Daingerfield State Park in two weeks.
For those Scouts that have been out of pocket in the last school semester because of sports and band, this is a great opportunity to reconnect and get yourself back on track.  And so you know, we have 4 of our older Scouts that are finishing their Eagle Projects and will soon have their Eagle Boards.  We also have several Life Scouts preparing to start their projects.  Guys, as you get older, you'll find that now is the time to get moving on those merit badges and rank advancements.  Don't lag behind, your time is precious and fleeting.
Finally, here are some very good words to remember.  The Five P's - Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance
Mr. Fowler 

No Troop Meeting on Monday, January 3rd

Posted by admin on Jan 3 2022 - 12:38am

Happy New Year Scouts and Parents, 
Here are a number of notes to start our new year: 
We will not have a regular troop meeting this Monday evening.  Our next Troop meeting will be January 10th at 7pm.  We'll begin planning our campout to Dangerfield State Park.
-- We still have a box of oranges (40lbs), a box of grapefruit (25lbs) and 12 bags of pecans if anyone wants more.  Same price and your scout will get credit into his account for the purchase.  Contact Mr. Fowler for details.
--- We ask that you take a look to the right on our events registration.  We are forecasting into 2023 to see who might like to go to Sea Base summer after this one.  Costs for this high adventure and for Camp Daniel Boone this summer (2022) will be published in a couple of weeks.
---- Recharter is upon us.  We need to get that completed very shortly. Cost will be $90 for youth and $63 for adults.  Mr. Fowler will be contacting you this week to confirm your rechartering with the troop.
We anticipate a very active year in 2022.  So hang on and get ready for the fun and the adventure. Mr. Fowler

FRUIT IS COMING IN! Troop Meeting Monday, December 12th, 7pm

Posted by admin on Dec 12 2021 - 10:34pm

Fruit is coming in! Fruit is coming in!  Tomorrow afternoon, we are expecting our fruit to be delivered.  Tomorrow evening we will distribute the fruit at the Troop meeting to those that have orders.  If you are expecting a fruit order, please plan to be at the meeting.
Mr. Fowler

Service Project - Flags Retirement

Posted by admin on Dec 7 2021 - 8:52pm

We have a HUGE Service Project opportunity.  This Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm, we will gather at Ms. Cece Allen's ranch to conduct one of the largest flag retirement ceremonies around.  At our latest count, we have somewhere around 1300+ (yes, that number is correct!), US flags to retire.  If you need service hours, this is a great time to take care of that.  And if you just want to see that many flags retired, this is a good time to see that.

Class A uniform is required as we will be showing respect for our flags.
Mr. Fowler

TROOP CHRISTMAS PARTY, Saturday, December 11th, 2pm-10pm

Posted by admin on Dec 7 2021 - 8:35pm

Our Troop Christmas Party will start at 2pm this Saturday and will last to 10pm.  Location will be Ms. Cece's ranch.  The address will be sent in a separate email.  Here are some things to do and to keep in mind:
1. Dress for the party will be Class B.
2. Troop Leaders will be cooking up some hamburgers and hot dogs. Scouts are asked to bring side dishes, chips & dip, desserts and drinks.
3. Also, Scouts, bring one of your favorite snacks for the time before dinner.
4. For our gift exchange time, your White Elephant gift should cost not much more than $10.  Bring a gift that you wouldn't mind for yourself.  Who knows, you may wind up bringing it home.
5. Other things to bring: Coat (it will get cold Friday night), rain gear and your own chair (unless you are comfortable on a cold barn floor).

The party will start at 2pm.  Supper will be served about 6pm.  Gift exchange will be at 7pm.  Go Home time will be 10pm.
Plan to come have fun.
Mr. Fowler

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