scouts bsa Troop 11 | Houston, texas

  • 02/24/2019 5:18 PM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Garage Sale

    At tomorrow’s meeting you are welcome to bring any Scouting related items (uniforms, boots, clothing, equipment, gear, etc) you want to get ride of.  You can donate them to the troop or sell/trade them yourself.  The Troop will be selling lots of Class A uniform parts.

    Next Weekend’s Camporee

    For moring information and to register go to: https://bsatroop11.wildapricot.org/event-3273948

    NEW FEATURE:  Carbon Copy in Wild Apricot

    Very, Very Important!  Wild Apricot has been edited so you can enter up to three email addresses into an account that will be CC’d on an email to that account.  For example, if an email goes to my son Patrick it will also go to me. You must go into the Scout's account yourself to add these email addresses. This way if we have a change in the Sunday Shed return ETA and we email all the participants, most of whom are on the trip, the parents will also get the email.

    Also, because not all of our Wild Apricot contacts want to get all our Troop emails, in the future I will send emails to the following:

    • Scouts who have paid dues
    • Adults who have completed YPT
    • Anyone who has joined the “Distribution List”

    We realize Wild Apricot is not the easiest system to use so if you need any assistance please let me know.

    Snow Sports Merit Badge

    Are you planning on going skiing for spring break.  You should talk to Mrs. Brown about earning the snow sports merit badge.

    Name Patches for Shirts

    Do you need a name patch on your uniform?  Please email Stephen Logue (stephenlogue@hotmail.com)

    Cooking Contest:

    Congratulation to our first three winners:  Alex Citardi, Liam Logue, and Silas White.  The Contest is still on!


  • 12/27/2018 2:26 PM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Most of you know Troop 11 was supposed to go to Philmont last summer but the trip got canceled due to forest fires.  Our makeup trip has just been rescheduled for July 5 – 17, 2020.  I am assuming we will leave Houston Saturday July 4th and return Saturday July 18th.  We need to give Philmont our headcount and deposit by January 31st.   You need to be at least 14 on July 5, 2020 (born before July 5, 2006) and I want to collect a $100 non-refundable deposit so I can determine who wants to go (scouts and adults).  Use Wild Apricot register:

    https://bsatroop11.wildapricot.org/event-3155893 

    Philmont promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxx5L872yVc


    Please let me know if you have any questions or find any problems with the registration system.

    Thanks,

    Sean


  • 10/18/2018 9:09 PM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Court of Honor Readers Needed

    We are looking for four scouts to read during the upcoming Court of Honor. We will meet this Saturday at 5:00 at Candelari's Pizza on Holcombe. If you can do this please let Elliott Conley know as soon as possible. His email is legoeddc@gmail.com

    Uniform Reminder

    For Court of Honors we really want all scouts to be in full field uniforms (official shirt, pants, belt, socks, neckerchief, and merit badge sash).  We have several boxes of uniform parts if you need something.  I also know there are several scouts who have not picked-up their new neckerchiefs.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    YIS,

    Sean O'Connor


  • 10/08/2018 6:58 AM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Registration for the Twin Bayou district fall merit badge fair is open.

    October 20, 2018  |  8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    St. Thomas High School
    4500 Memorial Dr.
    Houston, Texas 77007

    Merit Badge University is an advancement opportunity open to Scouts in troops, crews or ships. A Scout has the opportunity to work on requirements for several merit badges. 

    These are not give-away merit badges. Each Scout is expected to fulfill all the requirements by reading the merit badge book before the event, attending the class, completing prerequisites, and to participate fully during the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements offered. All Scouts are required to bring blue cards signed by their Scoutmaster in order to work on merit badges. 

    Adult participation is needed to offer this event. Every unit with Scouts participating is expected to provide volunteers.

    Registration

    The registration fee is $15 per Scout and includes lunch, supply costs and a participation patch. Lunch will be a Chick-fil-a sandwich, bottle of water and chips. 

    Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Merit badge class sizes are limited.

    Important: Before registering, read the prerequisites below. 

    • Check your Scout's school and troop calendar for conflicts. 
    • Check which merit badges the Scout has already completed. 
    • Have the Scout discuss which merit badges they should sign up for with their Scoutmaster or troop advancement chair. 

    Registration is typically completed by parents, but can also be completed by the troop leadership. Registration is completed online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Council refund policy.

    Click here for more information and to register

  • 10/02/2018 10:11 PM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Registration and Payment for Webelos Woods:

    Below is a list of who is registered for Webelos Woods.  If you or your son are planning on attending but are not on this list then please register by logging into Wild Apricot.  Unlike Eventbrite, to register you must login with the username of the person going on the trip.  If you see your name instead of your son’s name then you should cancel your registration and register your son.  If you need assistance please contact Stephen Cullar-Ledford atcampingchairtr11@gmail.com. If all else fails just email me at oconnorhook@gmail.com so I can manually add to the list.

    1. Everett Adkins
    2. Rio Alfaro-Rodriguez
    3. Landon Bogar
    4. Joshua Brunson
    5. Phillip Brunson
    6. Blanton Bullwinkel
    7. Evan Byrd
    8. Elliott Conely
    9. Matthew Guzman
    10. Kelly James
    11. Joe Jarvis
    12. Andy Jones
    13. Chris Joseph
    14. Ethan Lagos
    15. Liam Logue
    16. Aaron Manego
    17. Amber Mollhagen
    18. Henry Neeriemer
    19. Troy Neeriemer
    20. Benjamin Negron
    21. Carson Ondo
    22. W Ondo
    23. Lyman Paden
    24. Sandy Paden
    25. Regis Penn
    26. David Porter
    27. Steven Porter
    28. Matthew Prabhu
    29. Lucas Sieler
    30. Cormac Tully
    31. Henry Tully
    32. Veer Tummala
    33. Glenn Wallin
    34. Silas White

    Payment: Currently Wild Apricot cannot accept payment.  Once it is you will be invoiced $40.

    Pre-Campout Wednesday night activities – 7:00 PM

    As with most of our campout we want the Scouts to participate in either Grubmaster shopping (HEB on Buffalo Speedway) or Quartermaster preparation (Shed at 4400 Town Plaza).  Every patrol identified a lead for these activities but we always need assistances, especially at the shed.  This is a great way for younger scouts to apprentice.

    Physical Fitness Test Part 2 and Advancement Deadline – Monday, October 8th

    Mr. Nielsen will help the Scouts complete part 2 of the Tenderfoot requirement.  Next Monday is also the deadline for all advancement to be submitted for the next Court of Honor.

    Bellaire City Council Meeting - Monday, October 15

    • 6:00 PM (please be there by 5:45)
    • 7008 S Rice Ave, Bellaire, TX 77401, meet outside the building
    • Wear Class A Uniform
    • Fulfills requirement for Communications OR Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
    • For questions contact Mrs. Nielsen (vnielsen@hess.com)

    Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair

    Court of Honor – Monday, October 22nd 7:00 PM


  • 09/14/2018 7:06 AM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

    Meeting Monday

    Although many schools are closed the Church is open and we will be having a meeting.  Mrs. Brown will be sharing with our parents how to be a Merit Badge Counselor.  The Scouts will be holding elections and working on advancements.
    Please use the following Eventbrite link to pay your annual Troop 11 dues.
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsa-troop-11-2018-2019-dues-registration-49816089264
    Dylan and Melinda McGouldrich are going to take advantage of the HISD holiday and go to the Houston Food Bank  Sept 10 from 1-4 Help distribute classroom supplies to teachers from our Teachers Aid Mobile Distribution center by registering online.
    About Teachers Aid:
    We will once again be building our famous zip-line.  We will also use this weekend to complete a lot of rank advancements for the Court of Honor later in the month.

    Annual Dues

    Houston Food Bank – Tomorrow 1-4 PM – Counts as service hours

    Kids need the right tools in order to succeed in school, but many families can’t afford the most basic school supplies, like pencils, crayons and notebooks.  Many compassionate teachers pay for school supplies from their own pockets so their students aren’t at a disadvantage.  The Teachers Aid Program provides grade level supplies to teachers in schools in which 60% of students are on free or reduced-price lunch. The program is an affiliate of the Kids in Need National Network sponsored by Target.

    Next Campout – October 5-7: Webelos Woods and IOLS training at Camp Brosig

    Adult Leaders: There will be Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training offered at Camp Brosig in the Pavilion starting at 8:30 am Saturday morning and finishing at 10:30 am Sunday morning.  This training is required for adults leaders to camp will Troop 11.  If you have leaders who want to attend this training, please contact Charles Williams <CWilliams@olsonllp.com>

    Court of Honor – October 22nd, advancement deadline October 8th

    Thanks to Mrs. Brown Troop 11 made the newspaper:


Scouts BSA Troop 11
First Presbyterian Church Houston
5300 S Main St, Houston, TX 77004

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