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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 jfowler4321@gmail.com or cell 361-960-4321

Tyler State Park, Conservation / Service hours opportunity Saturday, April 10th, 8:15 AM

Posted by rlong on Apr 8 2021 - 11:02am

Service hours opportunity

This Saturday, April 10th, we have an opportunity to get in some much-needed service hours. The service would count for hours toward rank and one of the ten activities required for First Class rank advancement. We're meeting Boyd Sanders at the Park headquarters at 8:15 AM. He will have the supplies ready for the boys. We'll be picking up litter along the shores if it's a small group or removing invasive vegetation if we have a larger group. We will break for lunch at 12:30 PM, so bring a sack lunch to eat before heading home. 

Thank you, Gabriel and Mrs. Simmons, for setting up this opportunity.

Mr. Rich Long

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 29th, 7pm

Posted by admin on Apr 4 2021 - 6:15pm

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 29th, 7pm
 
Happy Easter
We wish for you a Happy Easter as we celebrate what Christ did for us so many years ago.  Regardless of our different faiths, we all share our thoughts and wishes for a peaceful day with our families and cherished friends.


Summer Camp in Colorado
Our Troop meeting this week will focus on our Summer Camp this summer in Colorado.  The troop will depart June 18th and return on June 27th.  Scouts, if you are still on the fence about going, now is the time to make that decision.  Merit Badge selections need to be made.  Whether or not to go Whitewater Rafting will be decided. Our journey to and from Colorado will be discussed.  We still have openings, so if you want to go, we need to know now.

Tomorrow is also the time when the $200 deposit for the trip will be needed.  We made the reservations; we need to get the payments made.  The cost will be $650.  However, should the Scouts decide to do the Whitewater rafting, that cost will need to be $750, $100 being the cost of the day-long whitewater trip.  This will be explained and decided at this meeting.  Registration for Summer Camp is on the right side of the Troop website. >>>>>>>>>>
Mr. Fowler

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 29th, 7pm

Posted by admin on Mar 28 2021 - 11:00pm

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 29th, 7pm

Order of the Arrow Presentation
       For our Monday evening Troop Meeting, we will begin with a short presentation by our Order of the Arrow election team. That plus several other activities are planned to make it a full and busy meeting.

April monthly campout is set for Beavers Bend, Oklahoma  Sign-up is now open!----->>
      Our April campout on the weekend of 23-25 April, will be into Southeast Oklahoma, at BlueJay campsite, on the waters of Broken Bow Lake.  Registration is open.  If you plan to go, get signed up.
 
Summer Camp in Colorado – We need to talk money
      Our fees for summer camp this year will be $650/scout and $525/leader. The troop has already paid over $4,000 to get us registered at San Isabel and we have another payment for the camp coming up in mid-April.
      We are proposing a payment schedule that should help everyone get paid up by the 1st of June. For each camper, a $200 deposit should be paid within the next week (approx. 4/5), then a payment of $225 by 5/1, and the final payment (balance) by 6/1 before we go to camp.
      The fees will cover the week of Summer camp, plus transportation and food while on the trip.  The troop will also have a great opportunity to go whitewater rafting, which will be an additional cost.  That will be discussed in the near future.
       We will also be talking about merit badge selections during the troop meeting next week.
Mr. Fowler

Troop Parents & Leaders Meeting, March 22nd, 7pm

Posted by admin on Mar 21 2021 - 10:00pm

Troop Parents & Leaders Meeting, March 22nd, 7pm

The Troop Parents & Leaders Meeting will be Monday evening, March 22nd at 7pm.  There will not be a regular Scouts meeting this week. 
We will be talking about our summer camp trip to San Isabel Scout Ranch in Colorado.  Final cost for the summer camp will be discussed.  We will also discuss some of our coming campouts and how we can better manage our scheduling.  We will also show you the Troop Google Calendar that we have set up for the next 6 months.  Please plan to attend so you are more aware of your Scout's activities in the coming months.
Mr. Fowler

Summer Camp in Colorado Announcement

Posted by admin on Mar 17 2021 - 10:50pm

Summer Camp in Colorado, June 18-27, 2021    Sign-up is now open!----->>
 
Our Scouts have decided that for our Summer Camp this year, we will be going to San Isabel Scout Ranch in southeast Colorado, located in the mountains, a little west of Colorado City, CO. That's also Southwest of Pueblo, CO.  Google San Isabel Scout Ranch for some super pictures of the camp and mountains!
 
We now have reservations for 30 Scouts and Leaders. Cost for the camp (camp only) is $375/scout, $300/leader.  We should have the total trip costs for you by Monday, March 22nd.  The trip will last from Jun 18th to Jun 27th.
 
For planning, we will depart Tyler on the morning of June 18th, layover at the Kwahadi Museum in Amarillo to the 19th.  Then, with a possible side trip to Philmont, we will arrive at San Isabel Scout Ranch on Saturday afternoon.   We are OK to come in a day early so we are all set.

After camp on the 26th, we reverse course back direct to Amarillo to stay at the Museum again on the night of the 26th. Then it’s back to Tyler on the 27th.
 
We will be working on the costs this weekend and should have that for the Monday adults meeting.  Sign-up for camp is now open on the Troop website.  Merit badge selections will come shortly, so please stay turned for that if you plan to go to Colorado for Summer Camp.
Mr. Fowler

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 14th, 7pm

Posted by admin on Mar 14 2021 - 10:00pm

Monday evening Troop Meeting, March 14th, 7pm
   
At our Monday troop meeting tomorrow evening, we have several things to do.  Ms. Marshall will present our two Colorado Summer Camp selections.  It will be important that all Scouts planning on going to camp this summer, attend this meeting.  Scouts will be selecting one of the two camps in Colorado.  Tuesday morning we will make reservations at your selected camp.  Based on the selected summer camp, we will have the financial arrangements pulled together by the end of the week.

We will also prepare for the campout to the Boozer Ranch scheduled for this weekend.  Each Scout must sign up for the campout by Wednesday to attend.  Menus for each patrol will need to be completed as well at this meeting.  Parents, please make sure this is done so that proper amounts of food are purchased for the weekend.  We also must have a proper head count for transportation needs, so please be prompt in getting signed up.  Mr. Long will be our Scoutmaster for this campout.  Mr. Fowler is still recuperating from his foot surgery and will not be attending.
 Mr. Fowler

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