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Who needs Toothpaste when camping?

For those who were not able to attend Webelos Woods, you missed Scoutmaster Stephens demonstrating and motivating scouts and adults to "brush their teeth" old school. Instead of using toothpaste, they used CHARCOAL.

It was pretty amazing, as documented here: Click here.

It was a great experience!

Submitted by: ksaye on Nov 21 2014

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May 12th announcments

1. No meeting on Memorial Day, and June 1st starts our Sunday meetings from 2:00 - 4:00 2. May 24th will be the final Cycling merit badge ride. 5 people are signed up so far. 3. Camping this weekend (CANCELLED due to low participation) 4. Next meeting is 100% focused on Summer Camp 5. All camp card money was due tonight!

Submitted by: ksaye on May 15 2014

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Service Opportunity: May 17th

All, If not going on the May campout, there is a unique opportunity to help the Crandall fire department overcome financial ruin caused by mishandling money. More information here: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/02/01/crandall-fire-department-recovering-from-financial-blow/ If interested, scouts can call 972-475-1759 for service details. Scoutmaster Saye

Submitted by: ksaye on May 07 2014

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May 5th Announcements

Thanks to all the adults and scouts who worked together to make the Court of Honor happen. 1. We will not meet on Memorial Day. Please enjoy the time with your family. 2. Next Monday all Camp Card money and cards are due. 3. May 16, 17 and 18th is our next campout, focused on games and cooking. To date we have 3 adults and about 6 youth signed up. We need one more adult and a few more youth to make this event happen. 4. May 24th will be the final cycling ride for the Cycling Merit badge, lead by Scoutmaster Colunga. 5. Announced at the Court of Honor, we will change our meeting night on June 1st to be Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00. Wear your class B at the first meeting, and be prepared for Scoutmaster Sanderson's Physical Fitness challenge. Lastly, Please Please Please look to see if you have the Troop Flag. We are still missing it and wanting to avoid a $500 replacement cost.

Submitted by: ksaye on May 07 2014

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Announcements for 4/21/2014

1. This weekend is Aviation for JD, Luke, Thomas and Ozair. No one else signed up. 2. Last call for Volunteer hours. At least one scout has signed up to work at Davis Elementary 1621 McCallum Drive, Garland, 75042 from 1 - 4. 3. Court of Honor is May 4th (Sunday) from 4:00 - 6:00 @ the Church. All rank and merit badges were due on 4/21 to be issued at the Court of Honor. 4. The May campout will be May 16,17 &18. The focus will be scout games, cooking and camping. By request, a scout run campout focused on fun. Uncle Allen's is booked, so we will have to find a different location. 5. Camp card money is due in 3 weeks (May 12th), so this is the last few weeks to put money in your scout account. Has anyone seen our Troop Flag? It never returned from the Family Campout and the cost is ~$500 to replace. Please look for it. This Sunday is the final bicycle riding for those working on the Bicycling Merit Badge. Scoutmaster Colunga is leading this, and they will meet at Carolyn Burkhair Elementary (13900 Maham Rd. Dallas, Texas 75240) at 9:00 AM and donuts are included. Bring: Bike, helmet, water bottle, sun screen and dress appropriately.

Submitted by: ksaye on Apr 23 2014

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Family Campout, March 2014

On March 21, our troop went on the family campout to Uncle Allen’s. This was my first time to attend a family campout. Although I have been to Uncle Allen’s before, this time I spent most of my time working with Mr. Sanderson and Mrs. Reininger in the cooking area. While I have cooked before on campouts, this was my first time to cook as much as I did. I learned just how hard cooking can be and know what it’s like to not just show up and eat the meals. Although I didn't have much time to even just sit down, I had a great time and I hope that everyone else did as well. While the rotisserie chicken took a long time to cook, this was my favorite meal to prepare. The only unfortunate thing that I know of during the weekend was me cutting my thumb while practicing my whittling skills. I promise that no blood ended up in anybody’s food, and I look forward to the next campout when someone else does the cooking. -Matthew Cole

Submitted by: Cole on Mar 31 2014

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3/17/2014 Announcements

1. This Friday is the Family Campout. Meet at the Church at 6:00 PM and read Mr. Sanderson's email on what to bring. 2. The first summer camp payment ($120) is due next Monday. We are attending TRJ (Athens) on June 22 - 28th. 3. Saturday March 29th is the Pack 1978 Arrow of Light. It is from 5:00 - 7:00 at Camp Wisdom and we will be providing transportation from the Church at 4:00 PM. Please try to attend to show support to your new scouts. 4. We have 2 service opportunities, 3/29 from 8 - 1:00 PM is the Garland Trash Bash and 4/26 from 1 - 4 to support Davis Elementary. Signup with the Treasurers.

Submitted by: ksaye on Mar 18 2014

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Thanks for the Scouting For Food / Video Game Lock

All, We had a great event and there are a lot of people to thank: 1. Thanks to the boys and girls for investing their time and collecting over 600 lbs. of food for those who need it the most. 2. Thank you Linda Hermann for 8 gallons of macaroni and cheese. 3. Thanks to the adult leaders who invested their Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday morning ensuring safety and enabling the Video Game craziness that happens. :) 4. Thank you to Pastor Wally for a non deionizational service embracing both Christians and non Christians in worship. 5. Thanks to Mrs. Lisa Ryder for leading our Scout Sunday event and preparing everyone with the song. 6. Thanks to Venture Crew 1485 for great muffins. Ultimately , thank you all for your service! Scoutmaster Saye

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 17 2014

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Summer Camp 2014 Date announced!

The boys have spoken, and we are going to TRJ (Athens) on the 2nd week (June 22 - 28th). Here are some dates to remember: Monday March 24th Sign up for summer camp, first $120 per scout and leader due Monday May 19th Troop Planning meeting, sign up for merit badges and payment of $120 per scout and leader due June 22 – 28th Summer Camp

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 05 2014

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Thanks for Breakfast with Daraja families

Thanks to the following scouts, scouters and siblings for helping and leading the Breakfast with the Daraja families (refugees). Alex S. Alex M. Eliana M. Mark M. John M. Jennifer M. Nicholas R. Tanner S. Jarod S. Maggie S. With your help, it was a great success. I received many compliments on the great work you did and how we always show up to help. In this time of year, most just think about what they get, but you guys clearly showed you think about others! Scoutmaster Saye

Submitted by: ksaye on Dec 26 2013

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New Troop Website!

All, Earlier this month, our website hosting provider upgraded the server and broke our website. This simply happens sometimes and it gave me an opportunity to rewrite the entire website. Because I had to rewrite it, I took the opportunity to make a few changes that I wanted to make, including: simplifying the calendar and the upload area/library as well as combining the Scout Corner area and the News area. When you submit a news article, it will instantly email all troop members both the topic and the entire article/calendar entry. Anyone can submit news, items to the library and calendar entries. If you ever need to send an email to the entire troop and your email is not working, you can always post an article. If you are having any problem or discover an error message/bug, please email me the information and I am happy to look into it and fix it. Enjoy, Scoutmaster Saye

Submitted by: ksaye on Nov 23 2013

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Post this to the Scribe's Corner

Information for Meeting of March 18th, 2013
  • The sign-up for the March campout ended today - meet at the church at 6:00 on the 22th.
  • Duck Creek District's Oak Leaf training is April 4th-6th - you must be 2nd Class.
  • Summer Camp sign-up has started and is $230.
  • Order of the Arrow elections are next week.


Submitted by: Safwan on Mar 23 2013

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Scribe's Corner

Events for this week are the following:
  • The March Campout is the 23rd-24th, sign up today.
  • Garland's Fall Trash Bash is April 13th, sign up by March 18th for a t-shirt.
  • The Order of the Arrow elections are coming up on the 25th.
  • We received Camp Cards to sell, we have 6000, the most in the district. 
Also, turn in unused merit badge books for inventory.


Submitted by: Safwan on Mar 12 2013

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Troop Meeting 11-19-2012

If anyone wants a hoodie, TELL MRS. SAYE, we have to have a minimum

order of 6 shirts/sweatshirts (sweatshirts-$20) (hoodies-$25)


                              You need to tell her before December 5th!!!

      Winter Camp meeting is December 10th, normal meeting time.

      We still have popcorn that need to be picked up!!!!!!!

Meeting to plan for next year is December 3rd...BE THEREE



 



Submitted by: NehemiahMcGowan on Dec 06 2012

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Thank you, Mrs. Sanderson

While we have a lot of adult leaders who do great things all the time, I would like to thank one that we often overlook.

Thank you Mrs. Sanderson.  I know you have been ultra busy, but you still found the time to help lead the Court of Honor.

While that was a great effort, thank you even more for stepping up to help out with Mrs. Ryder had emergency family needs and "picking up the pieces" to ensure our Scout Sunday was a huge success.

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 04 2013

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A great "Breakfast with Santa", again

Thanks to all the scouts, scouters (Adults) and family members who showed up and helped out during the Breakfast with Santa event.  15 youth and 7 adults helped the Church host breakfast and shopping for several family in need.


The sleigh was a great hit again and I think all who attended had a great time.  Special thanks to Alex M. and family.  Way to get involved as a new scout member!


Assistant Scoutmaster,

Kevin Saye



Submitted by: ksaye on Dec 16 2012

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Keeping Garland Beautiful, one day at a time

Yesterday I had an opportunity to help keep my wonderful city beautiful. With me were 5 scouts and another Scoutmaster, Tom Salinas.

We had a great time and collected bags of trash along the way! We even met up with another youth organization, Garland Youth Council (http://www.garlandyouthcouncil.org) that I did not know exist.

During our trash pickup, we discovered several things including: shopping carts in the creek, dead raccoons (a favorite), beverage containers, paper, plastic bags, a cape and a vehicle side mirror. While we were there, Armando, Martin and Gerald all fell in love with Frisbee golf.

Working hard, a reporter came by and captured us in action. You can read the write-up here: http://www.aroundgarland.com/city.cfm?article=1338 and you can see some of the pictures here: http://www.aroundgarland.com/photoalbum.cfm?id=1338.

After the event we all had hot dogs, drinks and chips. We also entered for door prizes and guessed at how many storm drains were in the City of Garland (ask anyone who when if you think you know the answer).  Hint: 10,001 (my guess) was too high.

Lastly, a special shout out to:

1.     Cub Scout Pack 276, for collecting the most bags,
2.     Garland Water Department for the cool pens and notebooks
3.     The Girls Scout Troop (100 I think) who saved 2 new kittens

I had a great time and I would like to thank the boys for helping and Scout Master Salinas for leading this event.

Scout Master Saye


Submitted by: ksaye on Apr 15 2012

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Great Work Armando S.

On Friday December 16th, I was invited to Armando’s service project and had a chance to meet most of the Garland Cross Guards.

For those who did not know, a while back Armando noticed some Crossing Guards helping children cross the street, but they were cold and not wearing gloves.  Armando though and asked his mom "can we help them by buying some gloves and hats?"

After careful planning, they decided to raise the money purchase hats and gloves for ALL 84 Garland crossing guards.  They raised over $700 for this occasion!

On Friday December 16th they surprised the crossing guards with this them gift. I was honored to represent the troop and watched Armando give a great speech.  I was then humbled to see how appreciative the guards were. They were happy someone though of them and I was shocked that no one had ever done anything like this before.

Pictures were taken, stories were told and Armando was the man of the hour.

Great work Armando!

Mr. Saye
Scoutmaster

Submitted by: ksaye on Dec 19 2011

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BIG THANK YOU to Mr Saye and Mr McKelvey for our C

We want to send a great big THANK YOU to Mr Saye and Mr McKelvey for putting together a wonderful day of working on our computers merit badge. We are so thankful for their experience in the computer industry and for teaching us so much in one day. We had a great attendance of about 25 scouts. We got to see the data center at the BSA headquarters and also went to Microsoft. We played video games and even learned how to program some HTML. We are truly blessed to have this experience. I also enjoyed working with all the scouts helping them program. I think they should make the computers merit badge required for Eagle Scout. It is so important for them to know about computers. I can't wait to see what these guys do when they grow up. THANK YOU again!

Submitted by: BrendaB on Nov 21 2011

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A Great Big Thank You

Thank you to Michael Cole, Sharon Faulkner, Greg Haskell and Ellen Reininger who spent 4.5 hours auditing our books for the past year.  There was a lot of information and several binders full of papers to look through, but they worked hard and did a thorough job of completing the audit.

Thank you for your time and your suggestions and ideas on how we can continue to improve our accounting and record keeping.

Submitted by: CynMom on Nov 10 2011

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Happy Anniversary

9 days ago marked our 1 year anniversary.  Then we started with 5 scouts and just a few adults.  One year later we are up to 27 scouts and over the next few weeks I am guessing we be at 37 scouts!

What a fast and wonderful year it has been.  We have accomplished so many merit badges, canoed over 20 miles, rode horses and even melted metal!  While I do believe the past year has been great, I eagerly look forward to the next 12 months now that we are experienced.

While growing does have its challenges, change is good great.  I eagerly look forward to the new scouts and leaders + watching the existing scouts excel in things like: Order of the Arrow and high adventure camping.  We have even started to see the patrols, such as the Pyromaniacs, branch out to do their own thing and really show the rest of the troop what leadership is all about.

Happy to be at Troop 1978,
Scoutmaster Kevin Saye

Submitted by: ksaye on Oct 13 2011

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Parent and Scout Information Packet

When you join Troop 1978, you are given a Parent Packet containing information about joining.  Below you will find electronic copies of all the information:

Parent Packet: http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Troop_Parent_Packet_2011.pdf

Camping Checklist:
http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Troop1978_CheckList.pdf

Uniform Inspection Sheet: http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Official_Uniform.pdf

Scout Code of Conduct:
http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Code_of_Conduct.pdf

Parent Volunteer Form:
http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Parent_Volunteer_Form.pdf

Map and location of the Scout Shop: http://www.troop1978.org/downloads/Scout_Shop.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact an Adult Leader at any troop meeting.



Submitted by: sharla on Oct 10 2011

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Troop 1978 Service Hours

  • Service hours are limited to 2 hours per project, meaning that a star / life scout would have to do a minimum of 3 different projects to gain 6 service hours
  • Service hours must be pre-approved by the “service hour” scoutmaster
  • After the service hours are completed, the scout is to discuss the project with the “service hour” scoutmaster, who will certify the hours have been completed
  • Service hours may not benefit, be scheduled by or be on BSA property, meaning that scouting for food would not count
  • Service hours may not benefit or be scheduled by our charter organization – Cornerstone United Methodist
  • After completion of the service hours, the scout must provide an oral summary to the troop during a troop meeting
  • The service hours must be maintained both in the scouts book, signed by the “service hour” scoutmaster and in the Advancement’s records (TroopMaster)
  • Life rank service hours must show leadership qualities
  • Assisting in an eagle project does not qualify for service hours, as this is normally expected from a scout
  • Scoutmaster Winkler will serve as the “service hour” scoutmaster



Submitted by: ksaye on Mar 17 2011

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Two sides to every coin

Over this past weekend the troop had a great time camping.  We enjoyed the weather, canoeing, ‘Saturday Night Entertainment’ and completing the youth leadership training.  All in all, anyone would have said: a great time had by all.

It often times surprises me how what one person sees as a problem, others see as a great thing.  Case in point, this weekend the adults discussed for probably an hour how the patrols were cooking and cleaning.  While we were concerned that they were burning the food, causing food safety issues and having a challenging time cleaning up.  The boys had a different opinion.  They thought the cooking and food were GREAT and ranked them as one of the funnier things -- like canoeing.

This just goes to show you and constantly reminds me that in a boy run troop, you need to let the boys run it and as an adult leader stop worrying [too much], as they are scouts and they will pass most every challenge.

Submitted by: ksaye on Mar 14 2011

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Having your cake and eating it too

All too often when you have a high standard for quality for the boys, some will simply lose interest before they can achieve.  This is a sad fact, but it is one we must accept.

This past weekend's campout was a great example. We set out to have a great rifle shooting merit badge weekend, and we knew the challenge was a difficult one. In the past, I have seen many boys attempt and never would they all achieve. Add to that a higher standard of quality, and the number of boys who would have accomplished this goes down.  The summer camp average is 20%, meaning that ~15 boys should have failed the shooting portion of the weekend.

We were prepared for the emotional reaction of those who did not achieve. We were ready for the one on one conversations and for the rescheduling at a later time so they would have another opportunity to accomplish. We even shared with the boys that all would probably not achieve and that is OK.

With the outstanding work and patience of Scoutmasters Alverado, Salinas and Winkler, I am proud to say that all of that preparation was not needed. With the focus and dedication of those 3 men over 4 hours, every boy was able to accomplish the task of placing 3 shots in a circle no larger than a quarter at a distance of 50 feet. To that, I take my hat off and offer my appreciation for those 3 who made it happen.

While this was a great accomplishment, it almost overshadows another, namely the Patrol Method in action. This was the introduction of our 4 new patrol boxes (cooking boxes) and all 4 patrols (3 youth, 1 adult) cooked and cleaned flawlessly. It was so awesome, each Scoutmaster commented on how surprised and delighted they were that the patrols were all autonomous and self-sufficient.

Great campout had by all,
Kevin Saye, Scoutmaster

Submitted by: ksaye on Mar 01 2011

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Scouting for Food, a great success

This past Saturday we had the opportunity to participate in "Scouting for Food".  This year, we chose to not just drop off bags, but instead to knock on doors and ask people directly for assistance.

Talking to people was a wonderful experience, meeting people from many walks of life.  Some gave just a few items, some gave whole bags full, and some chose not to give.

I think the boys, 8 in total, had an outstanding time and really make a difference.  We collected 497 items all donated to the Good Samaritan Food Bank of Garland.

One of the craziest things we collected: Girl Scout cookies!

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 21 2011

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Scouting and Indy Racing

This Thursday I had an opportunity to see the BSA (Car 19) Indy race car and ride in a two seater Indy car racing around Las Colinas.  What an experience of a lifetime!

Before the race, we were all treated to a great speech by Bob Mazzuca, the Chief Scout in all of BSA and an Eagle Scout himself.  Bob talked about how Indy racing and scouting had a lot in common.  Both are a team effort where you had to rely on your team.  Both are a journy, not won by any one scout rank or Indy race.  Both require so much from you (both mentally and physically), in preperation, education and dedication.

Did I mention I got to ride in an Indy car?

Alex Lloyd, the BSA Indy car driver then spoke about being in scouting in England.  While he did not have a chance to achieve Eagle Scout, he is (and has to be) a well educated man to understand the science of driving an Indy car.  Alex added that at the end of a race, mentally the driver is exhausted and physically they will lose about 8 pounds.

Did I mention I got to ride in an Indy car?

One boy asked a question about "why is there a wing on the back of the car?".  Dale Coyne, the owner of the BSA #19 car, stated it creates down draft to keep the car hugging the road and how on different tracks, they have different wings.  Alex then added that with some wings, there is enough down draft to allow a car to drive in a tunnel and "hug" the ceiling (yes that is right, drive on the ceiling).  Talk about science!

All in all, it was a GREAT time and I really learned to appreciate Indy racing.  Also, did I mention I got to ride in an Indy car?  Look in our scout pictures area for a picture of the boys in front of the #19 car and a picture of me riding in the 2 seater Indy car.  For the record, I asked Mr. Mazzuca and Mr. Coyne if I could drive.  Without hesitation, they said "No".  :)

Kevin Saye
Scoutmaster

Submitted by: ksaye on Jun 16 2011

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Scout Example

I just wanted to share with everyone something that happened at Monday night's meeting (on May 16th).
The Scouts were outside playing a game and some were coming in to get a drink of water.  I was getting my stuff together to carry out to my car.  Luke Winkler walked up to me and asked if he could help carry anything.  I told him, "No thank you," but he insisted and grabbed the white board to help me carry it to my van.  When I got to the doors of the church several scouts came running in and pushed past me.  Luke then proceeded to open the other door and held it for me.
Luke's actions took little effort on his part, but made a big impression on me.  What a great example of living:
the Scout Oath "To help other people at all times"
the Scout Law "Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind"
and the Scout Slogan "Do a Good Turn Daily!"
It only takes a few minutes out of your day to offer someone a helping hand, look around and see what you can do to show your Scout Spirit.  You might makes someone's day.

Cyndi Saye

Submitted by: CynMom on May 20 2011

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Chuck Box Painting

We have finished painting our chuck box FINALLY. But the way we painted it it's just kind of weird. So everyone will see our chuck box at the meeting. Hope everyone likes it.


Submitted by: Chukwudi on Apr 07 2011

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3 new scouts join Troop 1978

We are thrilled to have 3 new scouts join the troop last Monday, with more to come.

Alex, Gerald and Matthew all joined the troop and are part of the "no name" patrol - to be named later.  All 3 come to us from Pack 1978.

Alex is a great scout, and is ready to go.  He has requested another Horse Ride Saturday and he will be scheduling it so he and 4 others can earn the Horsemanship Merit Badge.  What a team player!

Gerald is very interested in all the Merit badges and has decided to earn them all!  To show his modesty, he has decided to only earn 2 a month.

Matthew, I have been told, is VERY excited to join the troop and is ready for the fun challenges that Boy Scouts brings above and beyond Cub Scouts.  His first challenge will be the Rifle Merit Badge.

Good luck to you all and the entire troop (scout and adults) are happy to have you join us.

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 03 2011

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What a great day to be in Scouting

Today must have been one of the better days in Scouting.  I had the rare opportunity to watch ~40 scouts participate in the best Scout Sunday I have ever seen.  One Boy Scout Troop, two Venture Crews and a Girl Scout Troop all pulled together for this Sunday of Sundays.

As inspiring as watching the Scouts sing and help out what, I think the funniest part was when the Scouts all had down time in-between services.  Then we have a campfire (battery operated candle), and had the rare opportunity to ask questions of the circle.  Here were just a few of the question:

1.  Do you like Justin Bieber?
2.  How many pushups can you do?
3.  What is your favorite color of mascara?
4.  If you could go anywhere, where would it be?

As I am sure you can imagine, the answers ranged far and wide among the boys and girls.  Pictures of the event will soon be posted on the Troop photo website.

As if that was not a great day so far, we also had the opportunity to sell firewood after one of the coldest weeks in history.  We were able to raise $330.00, and the boys even paid for their own lunch (the lunch of all lunches, hotdogs).

Submitted by: ksaye on Feb 06 2011

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Fund raiser that is actually fun!

This past Saturday we had a great time selling firewood.  We had lots of buyers (8) and this was a very profitable activity.

Working in groups of 2, the scouts had a great time selling and each put about $35 in their passbook account.

Selling popcorn is good and generates more money than anything else, but selling firewood is: 1) team oriented, 2) easy and 3) fun for the boys.

I think we will use this activity a few more times to take advantage of the winter months we have left.

Submitted by: ksaye on Jan 25 2011

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Tracking Merit Badge December 31st

At the tracking merit badge workshop we all earned the badge. It was tough, cold and the only live non-bird we found was a turtle - if you don't count all the domesticated dogs. We hiked about 3 miles from the Spring Creek Reserve beginning (Holford Road) to the end (North Shiloh Road). We took pictures of birds, made plaster molds of animal (mainly dog) prints.

The hardest part was the first mud slope down to the creek. we slid and fell (except Martin and I) then found nothing. We all struggled our way up. I managed to reach the top first, but Eric was the first one back on the trail. One scout was so stuck he was giving up, but in the end we got everyone back on the trail. :)

The second slope was not as bad except one boy rolled the whole way down and almost into the water.  Glad his fall was stopped by other scouts, else he would have taken a very cold bath.

In the end it was worth it all.

Submitted by: jarod on Jan 03 2011

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Procrastination vs. Be[ing] Prepared

With the turning of the year, the opportunity to earn one of the four retired BSA 2010 Merit Badge has come and gone.  Working on a badge with my son and with five other boys on December 31st reminds me of the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared.

Obviously this is something they still have to learn.  :)

So what is “being prepared”?  Does it mean always having the answer and having no mistakes or forgotten things?  No.

Being prepared means planning and thinking things out.  In the case of the BSA 2010 Merit Badges it would include scheduling, pre reading the requirements, contingency plans (what to do if it rains your day out of if you get sick) and making sure you have all the items needed.

When I look back to the 6 boys that were working on the badge on the 31st, I noticed a few things:

  * 2 of the boys wore shorts, when it was cold and we were walking in the brushy forest – yikes!
  * 1 of the boys work crocks - not the rubber soled shoes needed
  * 2 of the boys did not have coats in the 40 - 50 degree weather
  * 1 of the boys did not have a warm enough coat

There were some great things, such as:

  * one of the boys brought a snack for the 5 hour event
  * some of the boys brought pens or pencils to write with
  * some of the boys brought cameras to take the required pictures

While we are not all perfect, being prepared is a something that we can all strive for.  It simply means we will have the best time possible and avoid danger (exposure) if we just spend a few minutes if planning.

I can remember when I was a child, sure I was not always prepared but eventually I learned the value of preparation -- and that is what scouting is all about learning values along the way.


Submitted by: ksaye on Jan 02 2011

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Horsemanship Merit-Badge Campout

I hope everyone is excited about the horsemanship merit badge camp-out, i know i am. So that's all i wanted to say. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!


Submitted by: Chukwudi on Dec 30 2010

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December 2010 Patrol Movie

On Wednesday the 22nd, the patrol decided to go to the movie theater and we had lots of fun.  Our first movie was ''Tron Leagacy'' then we went and ate at Sonic.  After that, we decided to watch another movie''Yogie Bear''.


Submitted by: martin on Dec 29 2010

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Dallas Stars Scout Sleepover

At the BSA Stars sleepover We had a great time. At first there was a game Dallas Stars Vs. Minnesota Wild. It was close.  We went into overtime but, the Stars won :). There were almost alot of fights but, none happened due to quick refs. Then we went to get situated with our sleeping bags. We saw the movie Mighty Ducks II. Some of us went on press box tours. Lights out came at 1:15. We then woke up at 6 am to go home. Overall we had a good time.

Submitted by: jarod on Dec 05 2010

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Centennial Camporee

We attended the Centennial Camporee in 2010. We had a good time even though it was packed with over 8,000 people. Though it started bad with waiting for the bus which took forever :( ! We had a good time starting off with a good breakfast. We went to tomahawk throwing, the Police area, and the Military area. Mathew got locked in the police car's back showing how criminals can't escape police cars.  We have some picture of some of the scouts in military uniforms. We saw a cool airshow with a lot of fancy tricks. We played games such as ninja competitions and football. We also had a nice gateway which became the meeting area.  Sunday morning we got to the buses quicker. In the end we all had a good time.

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November 2010 Campout

On the last camp out we actully did really good with sticking together. for Example We Went Orienteering for a requirement for first class and we were grouped into teams and went basically all over Camp James Ray.

Everyone came back safe and tired but got through with it. We also started to finish the BSA 2010 merit badges. We Had a great time there and we hope our other campouts will turn out as fun as we had this last campout!

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Merit Badge Counselors

Overview
Being a merit badge counselor is a very important part of scouting.  Without these counselors, boys will not be able to earn the eagle rank, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
To be a qualified counselor, you need to be either: 1) trained, 2) experienced or 3) have a hobby in the merit badge topic.  Example, to teach the dentistry merit badge, an experienced dentist could be the counselor.  To see the list of all ~126 merit badges, you can look at: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges.

Signing up as a counselor
To be a registered merit badge counselor in Troop 1978, you need to follow 4 steps:
1.       Fill out an adult application that can be downloaded here: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501A.pdf.  In the unit position area, use code 42.  For this form, there is no cost for merit badge counselors.  You must fill out this form (again) even if you are a registered adult leader.
2.       Fill out the merit badge counselor specific form at: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf.
3.       Take the youth protection training, which is online at: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx
4.       Work with the committee chairman or advancement chairman to have a clear understanding of the level of quality that the troop expects or our scouts.

Counselor Training
As stated above, the troop has a requirement to have a high quality for our scouts.  We hold this level for all adult leaders who interact with our scouts.  We are happy to have a training session with any merit badge counselor so the counselor understands what is expected.



Submitted by: ksaye on Nov 29 2010

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Adult Leader Roster

We have several adult leaders to help support our scout's growth and development.

Directly involved with the scouts are the ScoutMasters:
· Martin Alvarado
· Michael Cole
· David Reininger
· Kevin Saye

Providing direction to the ScoutMasters is the committee, including but not limited to:
· Stevan Sanderson
· Sharla Sanderson
· Sharon Faulkner
· Kim Marcom
· MaryLou Sanchez

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either the ScoutMaster: Kevin Saye @ 214-770-7381 or the Committee Chairman: Stevan Sanderson @ 214-704-0097.





Submitted by: ksaye on Nov 27 2010

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Troop Pictures

Because pictures can take up so much space, the Troop uses Shutterfly for all troop picutures.  Here you can upload, download and order prints of pictures.  To goto the site, simply click: http://troop1978.shutterfly.com/

If you need access to the site to be able to upload pictures, simply e-mail the scoutmaster at: scoutmaster@troop1978.org.

Kevin Saye
ScoutMaster, Troop 1978



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E-Mail Groups

Troop 1978 uses Google Groups for e-mailing all users.

E-mail is restricted to members only, meaning if you are not a member of the group, you may not send e-mail to the group.

Our e-mail groups are:

troop-1978-leaders@googlegroups.com ==> for all adult leaders
troop-1978-all@googlegroups.com  ==>for all scouts and leaders


If you want to join the groups, simply go to:

http://groups.google.com/group/troop-1978-all?hl=en  for the all group or
http://groups.google.com/group/troop-1978-leaders?hl=en  for the leaders group.

If you do not want to setup a google group account, you can always e-mail the scoutmaster at: scoutmaster@troop1978.org.

Kevin Saye
ScoutMaster, Troop 1978



 



Submitted by: ksaye on Nov 27 2010

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Joining Troop 1978

Joining the troop is easy.Simply attend a few of our normally scheduled Sunday meetings from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at: Cornerstone First United Methodist 7502 North Garland Avenue, Garland Texas 75044. You might even want to come camping to get the full experience. Scout and Scouters (adults) be warned, Troop 1978 is a boy led troop and while the boys learn leadership, it can be chaotic.  This is because character development is in progress and sometimes boys have to make mistakes to learn. After you attend a few meetings and if Troop 1978 is right for you, simply fill out a youth application: http://www.troop1978.org/library/Troop_1978_Application.pdf and a health application: http://www.troop1978.org/library/Troop1978_Health_Form.pdf and turn it into any adult leader. When visiting Troop 1978, ask to talk to the Troop Guide or Scoutmaster. The troop guide is a position that is meant to help our newer scouts led by a experienced scout. Take a look around our troop with the troop guide and feel free to ask questions about anything related to scouting in general to the scoutmasters or the troop guide. If you need to talk directly with a scoutmaster, you can contact Stevan Sanderson: sandersonstevan@hotmail.com or 214-704-0097 Kevin Saye at: scoutmaster@troop1978.org or (214) 770-7381. Kevin Saye and Stevan Sanderson ScoutMasters, Troop 1978

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September 30th, 2013

We had no meeting today due to it being Fair Day.

Remember: October 21st is when Popcorn forms are due, however the money is not due until December. Sign up for the Cycling merit badge, it is $15 plus money for pizza. ON October 28th we will be having a Halloween party, more info later. Also, on the 10th, we will be having a meeting for anyone who wants the Cycling merit badge at Richardson Bike Mart on 1541 W Campbell.

-Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Oct 07 2013

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     September 16th, 2013
-The Family Campout is this weekend at Uncle Allen's
-We are planning the 2014 Calendar
POPCORN!
-We handed out popcorn selling forms.  Remember, all the profits we receive from the popcorn goes into the scouts account, so it is a great opportunity for fund raising.  When the scouts are selling remember the following selling line “Hello, my name is Your Name, will you please help support me going to Summer camp by buying popcorn or making a military donation?”  You can pick up popcorn order forms at any troop meeting or by contacting Mr. Sanderson (214-704-0097)

Dates to remember:  All Popcorn orders are due on Monday, October 21st.y ou will receive the Popcorn on Monday, November 18th. All Popcorn money is due on or before Monday December 2nd.


Submitted by: Safwan on Sep 19 2013

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     August 19th, 2013

-We had the Backpacking campout last weekend. It was Kerr Scout Ranch in Slippery Falls, OK. Everyone had fun.
-We will have no meeting next Monday due to it being the first day of school.
-Instead of a meeting on Labor Day (Sep. 2) we will have a swim party at Mr. Saye's neighborhood pool.
-For all OA members, Fall Fellowship is from the 6th to the 8th.

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Aug 21 2013

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     August 12th, 2013

-Today in preparation for the Backpacking campout, we hiked 2.5 miles to 7/11 and back. If you are attending, be at the church at 6.
-We will have no meeting the 26th.
-Yesterday at the Court of Honor, Mr. Sanderson issued the Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout Leader? Challenge. It will consist of tests in each of 5 categories: Shooting, Skills, Cooking, Sports, Brown Sea Island, and Team Events. To qualify for this free campout, all a Scout must do is complete their individual challenge issued by Mr. Sanderson by February 10th. The campout will be on March 7th-9th.

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Aug 13 2013

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     August 5th, 2013

 -Today we held troop elections. Our new Senior Patrol Leader is Nick R.
 -Our Court of Honor is this Sunday at Crowley Park.
 -We are going to begin training for our Backpacking campout next week. We will head to Slippery Falls on the 16th.
 
     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Aug 06 2013

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      July 29, 2013

-The Backpacking campout will be held from the 16-18th, and training will be held the two prior meetings.
-Next week's meeting will be the troop elections. 
-The next Court of Honor is Sunday the 11th at Crowley Park, sign up to bring food if you are attending.

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jul 30 2013

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2013 National Jamboree

The Jamboree was awesome!!!!! It lasted from the 13th to the 24th of July.We had several scouts from our troop go. There were patch traders everywhere: in the bathroom, on the side of the road, etc. All of the activities were super hard-core. They had a huge half pipe for skate-boarding, super big bmx traxs, and amazing zip lines. The pizza place was fantastic, and the food we cooked was a little sketchy.The bus ride was fun but it was all to West Virginia  + it was a super nice bus. I rained every day so are camp site was a swamp, which was pretty annoying. Because it rained so much it was very humid. Mike Rowe(from Dirty Jobs) spoke at the stadium show where 3 Doors Down also preformed. There was an amazing fireworks display on Sunday. Overall it was amazing!!!!! I loved it!!!!!!!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/boyscoutsofamerica

©Sam Barbee/Troop 1978


Submitted by: sambarbee on Jul 28 2013

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     June 22nd, 2013

Today was the second meeting during National Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve. As with last week, the meeting was focused on Rank Advancement and Merit Badge completion.

Dates to remember: 
     Sunday, Aug. 11th, is the date of the next Court of Honor. It will be held at Crowley Park, and family and friends are welcome.
     August 16-18th is the weekend of the next campout.

     -Safwan
     


Submitted by: Safwan on Jul 23 2013

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     July 15, 2013

Today was the first meeting after the beginning of Jamboree, our scouts attending arrived at about 2:00. It was a Rank Advancement and Merit Badge Completion-focused meeting.
 
Dates to remember:

 -Sunday, August 11th is the date of the Court of Honor, sign up to bring a food item.
 -August 16-18th is the date of the next campout. It will focus on the Hiking or Backpacking merit badge(s).

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jul 16 2013

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Summer Camp

We had a great time at Camp Constintian!
We won 2nd place in the raft race even though it was upside side down.
All of the food was amazing! We had a great time going to all of are merit badge classes. During free time most of us did open boating, open swim, or open shoot.
All of the staph were amazing! The camp was a ∆∆∆∆∆ triangle experience!

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Jul 12 2013

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Summer Camp

We had a great time at summer camp!
We won 2nd place in the raft race even though it was upside side down.
All of the food was amazing! We had a great time going to all of are merit badge classes. During free time most of us did open boating, open swim, or open shoot.
All of the staph were amazing! The camp was a ∆∆∆∆∆ triangle experience!

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Jul 12 2013

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     July 8th, 2013
-Our next Court of Honor will be held at Crowley Park on Aug. 11th. Sign up to bring food items.
-The August Campout will be held from the 16th to the 18th. It will be focused on either the Hiking or Backpacking merit badges.
-Get ready for National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, its new permanent location.

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jul 11 2013

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-June 24, 2013

-Last meeting before Summer Camp, things to keep in mind:
 -Get to the church on Sunday at noon, pack your stuff in an eighteen gallon tub, we'll be leaving at 1:00.
 -Alex will be our acting Senior Patrol Leader (and our highest ranking Scout present).
 -Other information was contained in e-mails sent if you are subscribed to the troop newsletter.

-Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jun 26 2013

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June 17th, 2013

-Today we had a workday and cleaned buckets to send to the victims of natural disaster in Oklahoma.
-Make sure to get a physical for Summer Camp if you still require it.
-The June Lock-In was last weekend, we had a great time.

-Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jun 18 2013

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June 10th, 2013

- The Lock-in is from 6:00 Friday to 3:00 Saturday, if you want to attend and have not turned in a blue card, bring one to the event,
- Next week we are having a workday, be in your Class B uniform.
- If you are attending Summer Camp, make sure to turn in your health form.
- July 29th we are having First Aid training.

-Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jun 12 2013

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     June 3rd, 2013
 -Today we cleaned out the trailer, remember if you need a lantern, ask for one.
 -Instead of our June Campout, we will be having a Lock-in from June 14th-15th. The only requirement is that you finish a merit badge before the event.
 -We held a swimming event on the 31st for anyone who wanted to get their swim test done.
 -Remember, before Summer Camp you must have your Health Form up-to-date. Physicals are only $12 at CareNow.
 -Next Monday, we will have a cooking competition.

     -Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Jun 04 2013

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      April 29th, 2013
-This meeting, we had our Court of Honor, everyone participated and received awards.

-Dates to remember:
-May 4th-5th is the weekend of the first OA Ordeal anyone tapped out can attend.
-May 11th, 2013 is the day of Preston Sanderson's Eagle Project, speak to him and sign up.
-May 13th, 2013 is the meeting two weeks from now, when ALL Camp Card money is due.
-May 18th-19th is the weekend of the Sports campout.

-Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on May 01 2013

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     April 22nd, 2013

-Duck Creek District Camporee was last weekend, we won a lot of awards.
-There are a lot of opportunities for use the get service hours, one being building a bridge at James Ray on June 1st.
-Next week's meeting is a Court of Honor, attend in full uniform (long pants and merit badge sash)
-Summer Camp and the May Sports campout are coming up soon.

     -Safwan

Submitted by: Safwan on Apr 23 2013

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Duck Creek Camporee

 At the Camporee our troop split into 2 teams to compete in the Duck-a-thon in the morning.
The Duck-a-thon is an event were patrols compete for points in events like, tomahawk throwing, rifle shooting, archery, canoe carry, climbing, and much more.I scored the highest individual in tomahawk of the day.All of the meals were cooked by the adults, for lunch we had hamburgers & french fries. After lunch we had free time, where we could climb, shoot and throw tomahawks. Our troop picked up firewood for the OA ceremony's that were happing later that night. We had a pot-luck dinner with the hole camp and head out for the tapout ceremony. At the Tapout ceremony several scouts got tapedout including Alex and Tanner.
Overall it was a great event. Thanks to JP & Preston for running the hole thing.


©Sam Barbee/ Troop 1978

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Apr 22 2013

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      April 8th, 2013

-At today's meeting we worked on our patrol plaques for Duck Creek District Camporee on the 20th, those will be hung on our tower/monolith thing.
-Garland's Trash Bash is on the 13th, if you would like to attend but have no signed up, meet at the church at 8:00.
-Our next campout, the May Campout, Sports, is being planned.
-As previously entailed, the District Camporee is the 20th, sign up.
-We will also have an opportunity to get service hours by building a bridge at Camp James Ray on June 1st.
 
      -Safwan



Submitted by: Safwan on Apr 09 2013

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April 1st, 2013

- Next week we have a workday: we will work on District Camporee materials, bring a shirt you can get paint on; and we will be creating a Harlem Shake, Scout-appropiate.

- Duck Creek District Camporee is April 19th-21st, sign up.

- Duck Creek District Oak Leaf Training (2nd Class and up, must be recommended by Mr. Reininger) is April 4th-5th (this weekend) sign-up was today but learn more and sign-up by tomorrow at http://www.duckcreekdistrict.org/html/_temp/trng-2013-spring-oak-leaf.pdf

-Again, turn in unused merit badge books for inventory.

~Safwan


Submitted by: Safwan on Apr 02 2013

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      March 25, 2013

Our next campout is in May.
Duck Creek District Oak Leaf training is April 4th-6th, you  must be 2nd Class and be approved by Scoutmaster Reininger.
Order of the Arrow Elections were held today.
We are having our next meeting on April 1st and a workday on April 8th.

      -Safwan



Submitted by: Safwan on Mar 26 2013

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Scouting For Food

At Scouting for food we were asigned neiborhoods to go to, to collect food from.
We had a good turnout and collected alot of food to give to good samaritin. After words some of the scouts went to cosmic jump.

Computers Lockin

At the computers lockin on friday night we troop training and watched a movie. In the morning Tanner cooked us brekfast and then we headed to Microsoft to have FUN. At Microsoft we split up into 2 groups, a group for people who did not have the merit badge,and a group who did. We had subway for lunch and pizza for dinner. It was really FUN.

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Scoutinf For Food

© 2013 Sam Barbee/Troop 1978


Submitted by: sambarbee on Feb 27 2013

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Hey guys, here's the upcoming events!
First, anyone attending the Jamboree should come to the pre-campout on March1st to the 3rd.
BlastCar is coming up fast for those who are participating in that.
The March Campout at the pack crossover is from the 22nd to the 24th.
Last the Order of the Arrow elections are on the 25th of March.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming troop events!  



Submitted by: jman on Feb 27 2013

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Scout Sunday

On February 3rd The troop/girl scouts/Other Scouts met and sang at the church during the services at 8:30 and 11:00.We had donuts and orange juice for breakfast.Over all it was really fun!

Merit Badge Reward Party

The boys who earned the Merit Badge reward party for starting and completing a merit badge after October had a party after church on Scout Sunday. We had lunch at CiCi's pizza and then saw "Here Comes the Boom" at the dollar theater. We had a great time. 

Submitted by: sambarbee on Feb 04 2013

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Troop Court of Honor

The Court of Honor went great! We had over 20 scouts earn merit badges, and several scouts advance in rank. Every thing was excellent!


Submitted by: sambarbee on Jan 29 2013

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Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Campout

 11 scouts and 3 adults went to the rifle shooting campout. Special thanks to Mr.Alvorado for helping us. In conclusion we all had a great time earning a great merit badge. At camp Constintian.

Pumpkin Unloading

 We had fun unloading pumpkins for the church. We had pizza for dinner and enjoyed Helping.



 




Submitted by: sambarbee on Nov 13 2012

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1) Who is handling the donations for the school carnivals?

2)We will be selling firewood at the pumpkin unloading...

Pumpkin Cleanup: Phantom Bunnies(Tuesday, October 16), Spider Pig (Thursday, October 18), Challenge Accepted (Tuesday, October 23), Sabertooth (Thursday, October 25)

Bugle: Nehemiah and Titus have it for this week. Next week it is Alamin's turn.....

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SCRIBES, WEBMASTERS & HISTORIANS!!!!!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 @ 5:00 P.M. IS THE PUMPKIN UNLOADING!!!

Each patrol has cleanup duty Tuesday, October 16-Thursday, October 25

Signup for volunteering at the Walnut Glen Carnival

Submitted by: NehemiahMcGowan on Oct 08 2012

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Alright Guys....If you want to go to Winter Camp please start signing up Sign up starts November 10

It is going to start filling up very quickly.

Cost:$70 When: Thursday, December 27--December 31

GREAT JOB ON THE PUMPKIN UNLOADING EVERYONE, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP AND HELPING!!!

If you want to sale firewood, contact Mr. Saye and he will give you some...

Spider-Pig Patrol cleans up at the church on Thursday.

Submitted by: NehemiahMcGowan on Oct 15 2012

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We all had an awesome time at Uncle Alan's place. True, that two of our scouts got asthma problems while we were there, they were ok. Most likely we will be having a Troop lock in at the church from Mon-Tues. No email has been sent out yet so I am not sure. Also Tryouts for Bugler is the Monday coming up, so get practicing.

Submitted by: chukwudi on Sep 29 2012

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Last friday-sunday we went on the family campout where there were 73 people including families at uncle Alan's place. two scouts were sent home, one to asthma and one of sickness.

Submitted by: MatthewH on Sep 27 2012

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Labor Day Parade
 
We had a few scouts come to the labor day parade. Some of are scouts carried flags and others passed out candy. Over 100 Scouts from Duck Creek District showed up to carry American flags at the front of the parade. Overall, it was very fun to be in the parade.

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Sep 11 2012

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Everyone is going as a group to downtown garland together.
Laborday event is coming up. Meet at the location before 8 am.
School start then so if your in any sports and cant make it then go tell a scoutmaster.
This saturday we are going to have training and swimming. Popcorn event is on the same weekend.



Submitted by: js on Aug 22 2012

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08/13/12 was the last day to signup for shooting campout on 17-19 so if you wanted to go the too bad. It was also the last night to signup for the avation campout. Labor day parade on Labor day we have to carry 50 american flags-class A-weblo's welcome. Church is having a garage sale-need volenteers-same weekend as shooting campout.

Submitted by: js on Aug 14 2012

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On July 30, we had a court of honor. 12 people were awarded merit badges, 5 people rank, 4 people special awards, 1 person years of service, 15 people deca campers. On the 6th there will be a mac and cheese drive where we will construct buildings or dominoes, either or. On the 17-19 there will be a firearms campout (Rifle & Shotgun Shooting)

Submitted by: MatthewH on Aug 04 2012

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Last meeting, we had elections for troop positions. I don't know who got appointed or elected for the positions, but I know all of the scouts that ran would all have been good at the job anyway. I'm sorry to say but this is going to be my last post as scribe. I know you'll all miss me but I have taken the position of the "TROOP iNSTRUCTOR". That was exactly how it was spelled by the way. FAREWELL!

Submitted by: Chukwudi on Jul 14 2012

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Summer Camp - Jun 10-17, 2012
We had a grand adventure at Camp Constantin this year. We took 22 scouts and 4 adults to Summer Camp. Each of the scouts took 3 classes in the morning and 2 in the afternoon with a open period at 4:00 each day where they could swim or do shooting sports. Some of them chose to have social hour at our campsite with Mr Salinas. They divided the meal times into A and B meal. We ate B meal and really liked it. The food was really pretty good this year. It rained a few times at night and we had a few "cool" days to break up the heat. First year scouts went on an overnight hike up Johnson's Peak. It was really fun until we had to wake up at 3:00am and go back to camp because a storm was coming. Friday night some parents came to visit and we had water competitions including a homemade raft race and a water relay race. We didn't win, but we had lots of fun and lots of laughs. Overall - It was a very memorable week.

Troop Elections - Jul 2, 2012
We elected a new Senior Patrol leader. Preston is our new SPL. We also mixed up our patrols. The new patrols are Phatom Bunnies, Sabertooth, Spider Pig and Challenge Accepted.

House Painting Project - Jul 7-8, 2012
We painted a house in Garland for a service project on the weekend of Jul 7-8. We had a great turnout of 17 scouts, 10 adults and 3 siblings to help us. We painted for most of day on Saturday and had hot dogs for lunch. We had to quit near the end of the day because of rain. We went back and finished the job on Sunday morning. Overall, we painted all the siding white, tan trim and replaced some of the siding and installed new screen doors on the front and back. We worked really hard and felt a great sense of accomplishment to help a needy family in our community.

Lockin and Hawaiian Falls - Jul 7-8, 2012
After painting the house, we spent the night at the Firewheel pool/ clubhouse. We had to wait for the rain and lightning to clear, but we were able to swim after the rain. Several boys took their BSA swim test and then we had some great fun. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and also had corn on the cob and we ate a lot of food because we worked up an appetite while painting and swimming. That night we all lined our sleeping bags, cots and air mattress in the clubhouse and slept very hard. In the morning Tanner and JD cooked us a breakfast of bacon and pancakes. After finishing our house painting project, we went to Hawaiian Falls. We had Little Ceasar's pizza for lunch before going to the park. We had a great time chilling out and riding the water slides.

Camp Pictures
House Painting Pictures
Lockin Pictures
Hawaiian Falls Pictures


Submitted by: sambarbee on Jul 09 2012

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So, we have just come back from summer camp and I hope everyone is relaxing from all of the fun we had. The whole week the troop got to know each other better and I think that was the best part of the week. We learned how to work together better and that personally made me proud. Thanks to all of the scoutmasters that went and helped with everything. Now, time to wait for another year for a fun week of summer camp!

Submitted by: Chukwudi on Jun 19 2012

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Today, we started on making are nameplates for summer camp which is NEXT WEEK! We are going to have our name, patrol, troop, and job (and if you don't have a job put your rank). Special thanks to the patrol members on doing the flag services. We need medical forms for summer camp. You won't be able to go if you don't turn your form in. 14 fourms are missing so turn those in ASAP! ARGENT: If you have a negative amount in your passbook you won't be able to get anything at summer camp on your passbook. Meet here at the church at 12:00pm to head out to camp constintain.  

Submitted by: chukwudi on Jun 05 2012

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For our may campout we went camping at camp wisdom,on friday night we set up camp and had to walk to our camp site. On saturday we built a gate way using lashings for a requirement in the book. We had a cooking demonstration at lunch were we had tons of delicious food. We ate ribs,chicken and dumplings,baked beans and monkey bread. After lunch we went swimming at the pool for about 2 hours. When we got back to the camp site we were all very tired and cooked dinner sleepily. For dessert we had a surprise treat. We had mini pie's of the flavors of chocolate,lemon and cheese cake. They were all very good.On Sunday we packed up our stuff,did a trash line and left.

Submitted by: sambarbee on May 21 2012

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Today, we must have all summer camp money and shirt sizes are due today. Hopefully everyone has already had that taken care of. Sign up for this weekends campout is coming to a close so, if you are going make sure you have everything up to date. We had ABOUT 5-10 scouts going to that campout so that was a great turn out. The troop also signed a get well card for Mr.Cole because of his surgey. WE ALL WISH YOU WELL MR.COLE!!! WE would also like to thank Mrs.Barbee for the amazing skit she came up with last meeting. The Dodobird patrol was awesome!!!

Submitted by: chukwudi on May 15 2012

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Tonight, we were almost not allowed to have a game beacause of no scribe active. So now, I am the new scribe here to stay. (I did this mostly so we could have a game today.)

Submitted by: chukwudi on May 08 2012

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April report

  Gateway Painting
     All the patrols painted their side if the gateway and made patrol signs

  Camporee
     The troop with some welbelos went to camp Cherokee for the duck creek district camporee.We all had lots of fun.
   Uncle Alan's
      After the camporee we went to uncle Alan's and played on the water slides and swam in the lake.

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Apr 23 2012

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Last weekend,we took a hiking campout at Camp Wisdom. We left out on friday night with packs on our backs with what we thought was very little food. When we got to Camp Wisdom,we hiked about 1 a mile to get to our campsite! The next day, we went to CedarRidge Valley. We went on a cool butterfly trail. Once when we walked through the trail,we started our super cool hike. We hiked about 2.5 miles until we had lunch. During lunch,Mr.Saye,Martin Alvarado,Alex Salinas,and Sam Barbee Had to walk about 2 extra miles to get water. After lunch, we went on with our hike back to the van another 2.5 miles . Once when we got to the van, we went straight to Camp Wisdom. We had dinner at about 8:00-9:00. After dinner we had a flag retiement cermony where everybody got to  throw a piece of the flag into the fire. After that,we had Mrs.Barbee's great rice krisppie treats that she made!!! After that,everybody went to sleep. The next morning,we had breakfast and had to pick up trash around the camp as part of Leave No Trace. After that,we hiked back to the van and left for the long ride home. By the way no one went home all that hungry.


Submitted by: jd on Apr 01 2012

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Last Meeting we worked on circle of excellence. Congrats to the people who went on the hiking campout, some hiked 5+ miles while those on water crew hiked 7.ALL PATROLS NEED TO PAINT THE GATEWAY AND PUT A PLAQUE ON IT!! MR. SAYE HAS THE WOOD!!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Mar 31 2012

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last meeting we learned how to survive without ovens/chuck boxes. See the signup sheet for hiking campout if you want to go. Start planning your meals and ask Mr. Reininger if you have any questions.

THERE WILL BE NO MEETING OVER SPRING BREAK!!!!

If you were not at the robotics lock-in, there will be one FINAL training session during the Hiking campout.

There will be a robotics workshop on sunday. BRING YOUR ROBOT AND MERIT BADGE BOOK!!!!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Mar 10 2012

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Hiking Campout March 23-25 2012
Our troop went to a hiking campout at Camp Wisdom. We had to backpack up a hill with all our gear. We also learned about and carried backpacking food. On Saturday we went to Cedar Ridge Preserve to hike. We hiked several trails in up-and-down terrain. We saw lots of wildflowers and walked through a butterfly garden. We had ice cream when we returned to camp and had a leadership training class and fireman chit training. We went to bed very tired and slept very hard. The weather was very nice.



Submitted by: sambarbee on Mar 26 2012

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Last meeting We had OA elections; We had 13 people attend the Scuba thing, oak leaf is coming up, and there are only 7 scouts signed up,March 23-25 is the hiking campout, open up the Merit badge if you want, Mrs. Barbee is working on requirements for National honor patrol award, like if you go do a service project, and then go and have a meeting, if that would count for one or two requirements.

Submitted by: MatthewH on Mar 03 2012

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Scout Sunday - Feb 5, 2012

we and the girl scouts sang songs at the church to thank them for are wonderful place to meet, there were also some cub scouts there to. we had lots of fun(most of us).

Robotics Lockin - Feb 10-11, 2012

On Friday night we did leadership training(Introduction to Leadership Skills)during training we took a break and ate pizza for dinner. When we finished we watched "Real Steal". When we woke up we had bacon & pancakes for breakfast. We had Sam demo his robot while Mr.Saye talked about the robotics merit badge. For lunch we had an Iron Chef Contest were we broke up into 4 teams and cooked outside in the cold. Each team had to make an appetizer, main course, and dessert. After that we went up stairs and watched "Iron Man 2" For dinner we ate spaghetti. After that everyone went home.

Nursing Home Visit - Feb 12, 2012

The Purple Penguin Patrol & Preston went to Winters Park Nursing Home for a service project and passed out handmade valentines. We also played some instruments for the residents.


Submitted by: sambarbee on Feb 18 2012

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We voted for our new SPL, Matthew, and our new patrol leaders. The voting was very close, so close that Nick chose with the final vote. We look forward to our new positions and leaders on our upcoming camp out. :-)

Submitted by: sambarbee on Jan 20 2012

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Last meeting we worked on the horsemanship stuff with Mr. Clark allen while the Adults had a meeting with someone for Jamboree for the Entire meeting


Submitted by: MatthewH on Jan 12 2012

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Last Meeting we had revision of circle of excellence and talked with our patrol on if we are going to do another national honor patrol award.just so you know, FC+is going to the smithsonian in Washintgon DC, Second Class- will be going to microsoft and Hawaian falls. I do not know where the tf- group is going

Submitted by: MatthewH on Jan 08 2012

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Today, a group of scouts (including me) went to visit Chief Judge Stevenson Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00. This outgoing also counted towards requirement #5 towards first class:  “5.Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, teacher) your constitutional rights and obligations as a U.S. citizen.” A couple of scouts also had the opportunity to get some requirements signed off for their Citizenship in the Community merit badge. Chief Judge Stevenson is a great man and he really made it fun for us.

Submitted by: Chukwudi on Dec 29 2011

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Last meeting we had a HOLIDAY PARTY!!! Next month we will be....
having elections,
court of honor,
and a horsemanship campout!!!
We have 200+ open merit badges. GET THEM SIGNED OFF!!!
If you want to run for SPL or Patrol Leader, talk with Mr.Saye

Submitted by: MatthewH on Dec 20 2011

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Last meeting we had a CHRISTMAS PARTY!!! Next month we will be....
        having elections,
                 court of honor,
                       and a horsemanship campout!!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Dec 20 2011

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Last meeting we did LNT training with the girl scouts (LOL) pretty much the whole time

Santa's village=8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakfast with Santa
... My mom told me that WE will be pulling the sleigh...I hope she's wrong!!!!


Submitted by: MatthewH on Dec 15 2011

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Last meeting we did LNT training with the girl scouts (LOL) pretty much the whole time







Submitted by: MatthewH on Dec 14 2011

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Last meeting we had circle of excellence.it is Where you set a "calendar"/goal where you decide which training,merit badges,ranks, and service hours you would like to acheive.When you and the rest of your group finish/reach their goals, you get to go to a place that you and your group decide to go ( Such as microsoft ).

Submitted by: MatthewH on Nov 17 2011

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Yesterday, we had a troop outgoing for the computer merit badge and it was awsome. First, we went to a computer network place and they had billions of computers. Next, we went to microsoft (where Mr.Saye works) and got to see a blue screen of death. We even got to write our own html webpage. Then, one of Mr.Saye's friend showed us how he made games on the kinect and one of his games in progress called Crazy Turkeys (which is very much like angry bird but on the kinect). They even had games set up for us to play and an unlimited supply of drinks. Overall, the trip was amazing:)

Submitted by: chukwudi on Nov 13 2011

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COURT OF HONOR. 7TH. BE THERE!!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Nov 07 2011

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Tommorow we will have the unloading of fire wood and Pack 1978's crossover.There will also be a bike ride for anyone who wants to come.Tommorrow is going to be really hectic.



Submitted by: chukwudi on Oct 15 2011

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Last meeting was merit badge monday. Purple penguins are having a canned food drive...Ramen counts. Pretty self-explanatory.Pretty much it.

Submitted by: MatthewH on Nov 25 2011

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On the last troop meeting, we worked on scuba diving merit badge. tommorow we are going on a bike ride . next NEXt week We are having the boy/girl scout campout at uncle allen's. Good Luck!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Oct 15 2011

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We worked on making chicken and potatoes pretty much for the whole meeting


Submitted by: MatthewH on Sep 18 2011

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Tonight's meeting we had new scouts visit. Mr.Sanderson and Mr.Johnson explained and demonstrated how to cut and preserve chicken. Also, how to cut a potatoe and different ways to use it. We will also be going to the crossover soon to come.



Submitted by: chukwudi on Sep 13 2011

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Last meeting we went To Dick's to work on the canoeing merit badge. We also had the uniform inspection which was supposed to happen last meeting...oh well...

Submitted by: MatthewH on Aug 25 2011

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Summer Camp
Before we went on our long trip into the vast unknown, Camp Constantin, we had an awesome pizza lunch. When we got to the camp we had a quick familiarization tour so we'd know where things were located.
Shortly after the tour we had our dinner - which almost everyone disliked. We had the additional challenge of the wind blowing everyone's plate around the place. In my opinion the best meal item was cereal. We received our merit badge class schedules on that same day.
The next day after breakfeast we went to our classes. We had a two hour break, which included lunch, after our first two classes. After our last classes we could do pretty much whatever we wanted; but don't forget about the buddy system that made us go everywhere with a buddy!!
After free time the camp counselors usually host an event such as campfires, movie night, etc. It was basically like that all week except for our service project where we made name plates for each camp site.
The counselors also held an even called possum fest; it was like a fair without roller coasters. It was fun!
TFC, trail to first class, went on a hike to Johnson's peak. We stayed up there overnight. I won't mention the exhausting trip up to the peak, or the visit by the scorpion, but everyone got there safely.
One of the things the scouts fell in love with was the snack shop which helped us to overcome home sickness and the regular camp "food". Personally I hated feeling so home sick that I wanted to cry but, thanks to the activities, I survived.
We entered a raft race and, although we didn't move an inch from land, we won an award for "best looking raft". In addition to that, we won the Baden Powell Award, a very important award. We also had the Order of the Arrow (OA) activities which was tiring because we had to keep our arms crossed for the entire event. Three members of our troop, Preston Sanderson, Ethan Marcom and Nicholas Reiniger, were selected to possibly be members of the OA. To wrap it up it was a fantastic experience.



Submitted by: chin on Jun 30 2011

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Last troop meeting, we met at the fire station and the training center where we learned about different types of fires. Next monday is merit badge Monday!!!

Submitted by: MatthewH on Aug 17 2011

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the winner for the mac-n-cheese was team 2

thank you to the girl scouts for the ice cream

blacksmithing campout is on the13-15



Submitted by: nicholas on May 11 2011

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Nicholas Reininger

black smithing camp out is on May 13-15

be selling camp cards to earn mony for your account :)

another way to earn money in your account is to pick up i-signs and they are worth 50cents each

summer camp is comming up so get ready for it.

good luck to everyone and have a great day!!!!!:)


Submitted by: nicholas on May 04 2011

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May 2,2011
The black smithing campout is in (may 13-15)

we had 2 new scouts who came to visit our troop and Jacob will be joining

thank you christan's mom for teaching the first aid merit badge

good job troop!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by: nicholas on Apr 28 2011

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the black smithing camp out is in may (DATE I DO NOT KNOW)

Christopher has now jioned our troop

thanks to christan's mom for teaching first aid merit badge

good job troop1978!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by: nicholas on Apr 20 2011

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                                         Crossover Campout


       At Cooper State Park we had a fun time. The crossover is mainly for the webelos crossing over into boy scouts. But it is more better if the selected Troop is there too welcome then. Sadly, Preston was not able too attend this Campout :(. So Ethan was there to lead this campout. But when we notice that our top leader is not there. You see how much the Troop depended on that leader, So it is interesting to see how much the troop " falls apart ".
       Of course like every campout there was things getting in the way with the campout.
#1 You remember that thing yall called " fishing ". Well to Gerald it was fishing, because he actually caught a fish, magically. But It takes more than 3 inches of water for it too be called "fishing". Ok, while the Pack was having fun with an obstacle course, The Troop split up into 2 groups. One Group went '"fishing" while the other group went hiking. Now, this hiking had many side effects. We had many people with serious Chafing*. I actually had really super duper bad chafing. The way to fix this is baby powder. ( and a lot of it ). Also i took a Philmont style shower. By rolling up my dirty clothes and using it as a towel.
Note: Always bring a towel, baby powder, and soap to a campout!

*Chafing is when your boxers or your testicles rub against your legs when all sweaty and creates a rash on your legs. This can also happen on your butt. And makes you walk bowl legged.



I am sorry for the lateness of this article.


Submitted by: EthanMarcom on Apr 17 2011

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first of all thanks to MR. SAYE for bring 100 boxes of mac-n-cheese

thank you to ethan for taking over at the crossover campout

on monday the 11th everyone was suppost to pick all their merit badges for summer camp if not talk to Mr. Sanderson.

I hope everyone is still selling camp cards and good luck!!!!!!!!!

Monday,April 11,2011

Submitted by: nicholas on Apr 16 2011

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We studied what and what not to bring camping. We are preparing for a campout. Bring partial merit badges next week.


Submitted by: jarod on Apr 07 2011

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We studied what and what not to bring camping. We are preparing for a campout. Bring partial badges next week.

Submitted by: jarod on Apr 07 2011

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Last meeting we had been put into groups and did one of those now you see it now you don't what was there games
and FCL has a new project
sorry for the delay will be faster next time
Jarod

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oak leaf training is on 25-27

ethan is now 1st class!!!!!



Submitted by: nicholas on Mar 20 2011

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Scout Leadership Training Campout

On Friday March 11, 2011 we traveled from Cornerstone Baptist Church to Camp Wisdom for our leadership training. Everyone learned about their duties and responsibilities in the troop training session. We also learned who we need to go to to direct our questions if we have any questions about our positions. For instance the Patrol Leader goes to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader if he has any questions; In my case I, as the historian, would also go to the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader if I have trouble writing a report. This was a really fun and exciting campout that I hope all the Scouts will remember.


Submitted by: chin on Mar 17 2011

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Scout Sunday - Feb 5, 2012

we and the girl scouts sang songs at the church to thank them for are wonderful place to meet, there were also some cub scouts there to. we had lots of fun(most of us).

Robotics Lockin - Feb 10-11, 2012

On Friday night we did leadership training(Introduction to Leadership Skills)during training we took a break and ate pizza for dinner. When we finished we watched "Real Steal". When we woke up we had bacon & pancakes for breakfast. We had Sam demo his robot while Mr.Saye talked about the robotics merit badge. For lunch we had an Iron Chef Contest were we broke up into 4 teams and cooked outside in the cold. Each team had to make an appetizer, main course, and dessert. After that we went up stairs and watched "Iron Man 2" For dinner we ate spaghetti. After that everyone went home.

Nursing Home Visit - Feb 12, 2012

The Purple Penguin Patrol & Preston went to Winters Park Nursing Home for a service project and passed out handmade valentines. We also played some instruments for the residents.

Scouting For Food - Feb 18, 2012

All the area Boy Scouts were invited to collect food donations for the Scouting For Food drive on Feb 18, 2012.  Troop 1978 had 16 scouts and 8 adults who collected food donations by going door-to-door. We collected 1027 food items that weighed 1029 pounds and took our donation to the Good Samaritan food bank in downtown Garland. We also had someone donate a picture frame. What a great way to help our community and those in need.

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Submitted by: sambarbee on Feb 19 2012

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Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Camp out

Friday we left to go to Camp Constatin, The same camp we are going to for summer camp, To hopefully earn the rifle shooting merit badge. To requirement we came to do is that of you must shoot 3 shots and must be covered in the circumference of a quarter, This is not as easy as it seems. This means that you have 3 rounds, you shoot each round and then go up to the target and if each shot is not able to cover up or touch the area of a quarter, you try try again. This took me 10 times to do, Partly because me and Eric were battling a great war of allergies because of the many cedar trees at Camp Constatin. We all "quartered" at least once. Unless you are the great magical SPL who quartered every time till they finally kicked him out because he quartered 5 times. NOTE: to all future summer Camp-ers if you have allergies to cedar please bring allergy medicine like Benedryl.


I apologize to everybody of the lateness of the article i have been really super duper EXTREMELY busy.


Submitted by: EthanMarcom on Mar 05 2011

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summer camp is June 19-25

you need your physical to go to summer camp

start reading your summer camp merit badge book and get it over with!!!

couart of honer is on the 23 of MAY!!!!!!!

Submitted by: nicholas on May 19 2011

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Sailing


We had a blast sailing sunday. By the courtesy of the church we were able to use the Church Vans transporting scouts to the lake. We had a fun time sailing. We were able to use three ships. One for the Black Angel Wings Patrol, one for the New scouts Patrol and then the ship for ASPL's and SPL and our newest member Luke!


Submitted by: EthanMarcom on Feb 17 2011

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METAL WORKING CAMPOUT

On Saturday we did metal working. A few people made hangers, a tool which we'll use in summer camp, or they made a stake turner. Both objects were hard to make. A few scouts had the chance to make a metallic feather. One of our requirements was to make something in foundry. Some people made chess pieces, others made figurines. On Sunday a majority of the troop took a hike with our backpacks from our campsite to the entrance of Camp Wisdom. Basically the highlights of this camp were so amazing that some want to come back and do it again!



Submitted by: chin on May 20 2011

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January Horsemanship Campout

This past weekend we had a fun time at Camp Cherokee. We came to this camp hoping to fufill the Horsemanship Merit Badge. We all had fun and enjoyed all the Webelos from Pack 1978 coming and having fun. Riding horses was alot of fun( except the pain after the riding). And we hope that the webelos will join us on our other campouts and troop meetings. We all earned the Horsemanship Merit Badge ( PLEASE TURN THE WORKSHEETS IN AND YOU WILL EARN IT.) and the Webelos earned their horseback riding belt loop.

Submitted by: EthanMarcom on Feb 01 2011

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Animal Science Campout

At this recent campout we had a good time. We started at a vets office. we saw tools, different rooms and a blood donor dog named Houdini. We  even had a scout try a dog treat. Next we went to the ranch had lunch. We went on a trailer ride to see cows. the only problem was... rain. It poured even as we went to sleep by our bonfire. the next day we got to meet Scooby and Barley the dogs. We got to use the torpedo heater!!!!!!! :). we went to a dairy farm with 100 cats, 100 beef cows, and 250 dairy cows. The dairy cows were sucking our fingers and one was swallowing preston's hand. We used a swing that Preston and Alamine swung on and Armondo failed off ( was hilarious). in the end we had a good time.

Submitted by: jarod on Jan 24 2011

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august 12-14 is the oceanagraphy campout (maybe)

finish up your mreit badges

christian's mom will be here next meet to help with the first aid merit badge!!!!!

Submitted by: nicholas on Jul 20 2011

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