scouts bsa Troop 11 | Houston, texas

Family camp, triathlon, summer camp, merit badge fair, and more

03/28/2019 6:53 AM | Stephen Cullar-Ledford (Administrator)

April Family Campout (sign-up deadline is next Monday at 4:00 PM)

Bring Everybody to Family Camp at Double Lake Campground!

Moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and even great-grandparents are all welcome to see what it’s like to camp (and eat) with the troop during the first weekend in April. Double Lake is 90 minutes north of the Scout Shed.

It is very important all scouts and guests register.  We often have a shortage of food due to unregistered guests.  Register with Wild Apricot: https://bsatroop11.wildapricot.org/event-3305166\

This campout will not only be a blast, but will also allow for completion of some rank advancement requirements. There will be opportunities for younger Scouts to work on their Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements. For older Scouts, we will have a service project and a long hike. Everybody can join for challenge events and cooking competitions. 

Troop 11 and Troop 12 will both be camping at Double Lake during the same weekend. There will be some shared activities such as Saturday night dinner and some advancement activities. Each troop will have its own tent area.


May Campout

May 3-5 Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park with a Triathlon at Typhon Texas.  Please see the attached flyer.  Scouts need to sign-up with the Troop (Wild Apricot coming soon) and at Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon:   https://www.trisignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/TyphoonTexasKidsTri

The past three years the event has sold out at least two weeks prior to the race (April 21st). 


June: Summer Camp (space is limited so sign up fast)

WOODRUFF SCOUT CAMP

06/22/2019 9:00 PM

06/29/2019 11:30 PM

Your Scouts will have a week of pure adventure at Woodruff Scout Camp. We’re not just talking about a fun week with your best friends, this is the summer of a lifetime. This is where thousands of Scouts come together for a week of awesomeness that will impact them forever.

You'll never forget your summer at Woodruff. With programs designed for maximum fun and achievement, Woodruff offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures for Scouts looking for a pure Scouting experience.

Your typical Woodruff morning is spent knocking out Merit Badge requirements at our class-leading waterfront, nature/STEM center, field sports, handicraft or shooting sports ranges. In the afternoon, Scouts and their Troops have the opportunity to take on adventure challenges like climbing & rappelling, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, mountain boarding, Ga-Ga ball, interpretive programs, and a variety of aquatic activities. Campfires, movie nights, Vespers, and spoof badge sessions fill the twilight hours before taps closes out another great day of camp. 

Located in the North Georgia Mountains, Woodruff's natural environment gives you nearly unlimited opportunities for adventure. And our renowned first-year camper program and quality merit-badge instruction means that every Scout will have the time of his life.

CAMP WEBSITE 

https://www.campwoodruff.org

More information and registration at:

https://bsatroop11.wildapricot.org/event-3239465?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=6/26/2019


Merit Badge Fair:  This Weekend

On Sat March 30 from 9:00-3:00, Troop 11 leaders are beginning 2 Eagle required merit badges.  These require some homework.  We will also be available to help scouts work on their partial merit badges at the beginning of the meeting. 

For those who are planning to ski or have skied this year, we will teach the beginning of Snow Sports in the morning.

·         Citizenship in the Community in the morning

·         Personal Management after lunch. 

A couple of Life Scouts will be preparing lunch for those who are there.  We will charge $2 (cash only) to help cover the cost of the food.  Registering will help us have a headcount for planning.


Religion Award

From Kathy Hwu:

We will begin the Ad Altare Dei class in 2 weeks. The class is geared toward 13-14yo Scouts, 7th grade or above. Older Scouts and Venture crew members are welcome. We will also have the Pope Pius award class for high school or older Scouts and Venture Crew Members. We will meet Sunday, March 31 at 130pm in PFC Room 208Ato review expectations, requirements, class dates. This is the diocesan website for the religious emblems. Scouts who complete all 4 emblems (2 as Cub Scouts and 2 as Boy Scouts/Scouts BSA) are eligible for the Pillars of Faith Award. 
Website for the diocese regarding religious emblems

http://www.dccs-dgh.org/

Scouts of other faiths who are interested in earning their religious emblems can also contact me. I will try to help you get in touch with the appropriate counselor.

https://www.scouting.org/awards/religious-awards/

Thanks! Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Peace and blessings,

Ms. Kathy Hwu
713-898-2239 (call or text)


Tenderfoot Fitness Requirement

All our scouts working on the Tenderfoot rank started their fitness requirement.  Parents, please help remind the scouts to do their exercises and record their progress.


Court of Honor

Save the Date:  May 25th, 2:00 PM.  This means we need to get all advancements turned in on Monday May 13th.


Zach Bryant’s Eagle Scout Project

My name is Zach Bryant and I am currently working on my Eagle Scout project. My

project’s goal is to create a library for San Francisco Nativity Academy, a non-tuition

based private independent Christian PreK-3 through 1st-grade school serving low-

income students and families. Many students at San Francisco Nativity Academy are from immigrant families who have recently moved to the United States. 95% of the students currently in attendance are considered English Language Learners and are just beginning to develop English language speaking skills. We are working to assist in their language learning activities by starting a Library at their school. This library will allow students to read age-oriented books during the school day to practice and develop their skills.

This project offers a couple different ways you can help. Please read below and let me know how you’d like to help.

1 - I am collecting new and gently used children books to fill the new library at San

Francisco Nativity Academy. I have assembled collection kits that are available for you to take and distribute in your neighborhood or to friends and family. After about a week, I will ask you to return to collect the kits. Any books you collect, you can bring into the next meeting. I will have collection kits available at every Troop meeting in March or you can email me at zachary.bryant@students.sths.org to arrange a way to get a kit outside of a meeting. Beginning and early reader books in English and Spanish are especially welcome.

2 - Another way you can assist with the book collection is by gathering books in your own home. If you have any books in your own house that you believe could help the school, please bring them in to the next meeting (any time during the month of March) so we can include them in the new library.

3 - Please join me at San Francisco Nativity Academy (5808 Renwick Drive, Houston 77081) on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am-12:00 pm. During that time, we will be assembling new library shelving, stocking the library with the collected books, and cleaning and placing donated tables and chairs. Food and drinks will be provided for all volunteers – adult helpers are welcome! Please mark your calendar and plan to help us out. 

We would really appreciate your help! Please contact me with any questions or to

volunteer at zachary.bryant@students.sths.org.

Thank you for your consideration,

Zach Bryant



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

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