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Register for the 2018 Spring Camporee

March 2 -4

Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. This is a great event for new Boy Scouts who recently joined the troop.

Register here

Patrick’s Eagle Project, Scout Sunday, and Camporee

Troop meeting tomorrow night
Although it is President’s Day we do have a meeting tomorrow night.

Patrick O’Connor Eagle Scout Project Shearn Elementary: 9802 Stella Link Rd. (Just south of 610)February 24th, 9 AM – 3 PM
Earn service hours and come help rebuild the Shearn Elementary School garden.  Work will include weeding, building walls, and moving soil. Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring gloves, good shoes, and wear a Troop 11 Class B shirt.
Please let Patrick (ptoconnor131@gmail.com) know if you can bring any of the following:

  • Wheelbarrows!!!!
  • 4 Tine Cultivator Rakes
  • Garden/Iron Rakes
  • Hoes
  • Shovels

Scout Sunday – Please plan on joining Troop 11 as we show our thanks to First Presbyterian Church for nearly 100 years of support on February 25th.  We are going to meeting in the front of the church at 8:10 for the 8:30 service.  Please wear your Class A uniform with Troop 11 neckerchief.

Next Campout – District Camporee, March 2-4th
Calling all Scouts! Spring Camporee is right around the corner. Camporee is a weekend camp out for troops. Should be a great event as Troop 505 will be hosting our annual Twin Bayous Camporee.  They are using the same format we used 3 years ago.  Patrols compete in various competitions and are judged on leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit. This is a great event for new Boy Scouts who recently joined the troop. Registration is now open at Eventbrite: Troop 11: 2018 District Camporee Troop 11: 2018 District Camporee

Register for Webelos Woods

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/troop-11-2017-webelos-woods-registration-38277864122

Our October campout is Webelos Woods which means only one thing to the Scouts of Troop 11: ZIPLINE! This year, thanks to hard work harvesting trees on a campout, we have even bigger spars available to make this the biggest, fastest ride we’ve ever built!

We will be hosting dens at our campsite as well as receiving visits from many other Webelos and Scouts throughout the day.

 

9/12/17 update: Volunteering with JJ, pool party, calendar updates, CoH dates, and NYLT

Volunteering this Saturday
9AM-Noon
Lightning Logistics – 10622 Hirsch Road, Houston 77016.  It is about 13 miles from First Presbyterian Church
Lightning Logistics has taken on the responsibility of taking in, sorting, re-packaging and distributing all of the goods that are purchased/donated through JJ Watt’s efforts. We are confirmed for 9am on Saturday. Class B uniform and closed toe shoes. Boys should bring water too.  Should be a lot more fun than ripping out wet sheetrock. {Note:  We know this will be a long recovery and Troop 11 is committed for the long-haul.  If you know of ways you think the troop can help please let me know.}

Willow Pool Party this Saturday4-6PM
We are not camping this weekend but we are certainly due some fun.  We will be swimming and grilling hot dogs at Willow Pool (10525 Cliffwood Dr).  Please bring sides, fruit, chips, and drinks.

Camping Calendar
For some obvious and some not so obvious reasons, our scheduled toobing trip has been postponed.  Our next campout is Webelos Woods October 6-8.
Tentatively, we are also scheduling a winter backpacking trip to Guadalupe Peak the January 2-7th and a Spring Break (March 10-17) canoeing trip down the Buffalo River in Arkansas.

Court of Honor
Our next Court of Honor is October 16th. The deadline of all award and rank submissions is October 2nd.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Register now for NYLT!  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an action-packed leadership course designed for Boy Scouts and Venturers. During the six days of NYLT, youth are challenged to develop leadership skills through teambuilding activities, games, and practical application. Graduates return to their home units to continue their growth and deliver the promise of the youth-led unit. Registration is now open for Winter NYLT, to be held at Bovay Scout Ranch on December 26-31. To learn requirements and more about NYLT, please click here. To register for the 2017 Winter NYLT course, click here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

YIS,
Sean O’Connor
713-202-1810

Summer Camp and Colorado Trip Meeting, Wilderness First Aid

Summer Camp Informational Meeting

Please come to our Summer Camp at Kia Kima information meeting Monday, June 5th in LC 181/185 at First Pres. from 7-8pm. Matthew Moore will go over what to bring, when to arrive, what to expect and answer any questions.

He also will want to double check any dietary restrictions you or your scout require.

We currently have 13 leaders going on this trip and we just heard from another scout that would like to go. If there are any leaders who are willing to give up their seat, we could bring another scout along.

The current plan is to meet at the church at 5:30am and to leave by 6am on Sunday, June 25th. We are on a tight schedule, so please arrive on time and fed that morning. We will eat lunch on the bus ride.

If you miss the meeting and have any questions, just email, text or call me.

Looking forward to a fun week in the Ozarks,

Matthew Moore

Troop11summercamp@gmail.com

713-703-2165

American Red Cross (ARC) CPR and Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WaRFA) certifications

1.  American Red Cross (ARC) CPR class from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 3 at the Red Cross headquarters, 2700 Southwest Freeway.  No charge to participants.  Open to anyone 12 years old or older.  Current ARC CPR certification (i.e., received after July 15, 2015) is a prerequisite to taking the Wilderness and Remote First Aid course–so if a participant is going to the WaRFA course, the participant either needs to take this class, already have a current ARC CPR certification or arrange to take the class (will almost surely be a combined First Aid/CPR class) by July 15, 2017.  Please RSVP using Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/troop-11-cpraed-tickets-34851964163 

2.  ARC Wilderness and Remote First Aid (WaRFA) class from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 at the Red Cross headquarters, 2700 Southwest Freeway.  No charge to participants.  Open to anyone 14 (not 12 or 13) years old or older.  Please RSVP using Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/troop-11-wilderness-first-aid-tickets-34873036190

Any Philmont crew must have at least one member with current (i.e., within the last two years) WaRFA certification.  It’s a good idea to have as many crew members as possible with this training; one never knows the circumstances when it may be needed.  And it will be a good idea for the participants in this summer’s Colorado trip to have this training–so this is training that should be considered by anyone planning on going on either the Colorado trip in 2017 or the Philmont trek in 2018.

Please contact me if you have any question.

Lyman Paden

ScouterPaden@gmail.com

Colorado Planning Meeting

Chris Bryant and I would like to have a Scout and Leader meeting to finalize the rosters and itineraries June 3rd from 5- 7 PM at the Church (Vegetables with a side of Pizza will be served).  We would also like to collect checks for $450/participant.  

Please RSVP is you can attend.  If you cannot attend but still want to go to Colorado let me know.  If you are no longer planning on going on this trip let me know.  

 

YIS,

Sean O’Connor

oconnorhook@gmail.com

713-202-1810

Service Project, Snow Sports, Court of Honor, Summer Trips

Hermann Park Service Project

This is our third of three service projects at Hermann Park.  We will meet 9:00 AM at the same location (6540 Almeda Rd.) but will be building gardens this time.  Breakfast and Lunch will be prepared.  Bring the usual: sunscreen, hat, water, bug repellant, etc)

Snow Sports Merit Badge

Ms. Brown will be teaching the classroom portion of the snow sports merit badge in our upstairs meeting room at the Church, Sunday at 2:00 PM.  Even if you have never skied before you are welcome to attend.  The Troop is currently in the early planning stages of a January 2018 ski trip.

Court of Honor

We have a very special Court of Honor on Monday night at 7:00 PM.  Benji Tollett and Nicholas Herrero will be receiving their ranks of Eagle Scout.  We will also be awarding merit badges and ranks earned by our Scouts.

Court of Honors are a time when we really want our Scouts to dress their finest.  Full Class A uniform, neckerchief, and merit badge sash.

Upcoming Camping

I believe next Monday is also our deadline for signing up for Summer Camp and the Colorado trip

Please let me know if you have any questions.

YIS,

Sean O’Connor

713-202-1810

More photos from San Marcos river canoe trip