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October 2023 Troop Campout - Woodwork Merit Badge

 For the October troop campout, we have the unique chance to do a church lock-in! We'll be sleeping right at our own Resurreciton Lutheran Church on Friday, October 20, and spending Saturday, October 21 finishing the Woodwork Merit Badge. We also have plans to do a service project in the afternoon on Saturday, helping our scouts get some much-needed service hours! (Can you also count these for school? Absolutely!)

Scouts can bring whatever they want to sleep on: pillow and sleeping bag, cot, or airmattress. We'll set up in the celebration center and spend the night there. We'll also have a fun movie on the screen before we go to sleep. Scouts will be picked up after dinner and campfire on Saturday night (at 9:00pm).

Permission Slip

Packing List

Medical Forms A&B

Medication Form

Winter Camp! December 26-29

 What do snowmen eat for lunch?

... An iceberger! 

From December 26th through the 29th, Troop 3000 Scouts will be staying in Houston, Texas for winter camp! Join us at winter camp for lots of fun merit badges and an awesome day trip to the Johnson Space Center. 

Registration for camp opens September 15th, with a $250 non-refundable deposit due by October 1st. 

The second payment of $200 is due November 1st. 

Permission form

Packing List

Medical Forms A, B, and C

Medication Form 

Exploration Merit Badge and Longhorn Caverns - September 22-24

 Troop 3000 will be working on the Exploration Merit Badge by camping at Ink's Lake State Park and visiting Longhorn Caverns.

As part of the merit badge, scouts will plan the complete campout (including timing, packing lists, etc), but we do need to buy tickets ahead for the caving tour. There are two options: 

Option 1: Walking Tour. Follow a developed path along an ancient underground riverbed. Visit room after room of amazing geologic wonders. Hear the Texas-sized stories of the people who were shaped by—and helped shape—this national natural landmark. $25 + Campout Costs: $70 total.

Option 2: Wild Caving Tour. See Longhorn Cavern as it existed before modern lights and pathways.  Enjoy a primitive caving adventure through the undeveloped lower level of the cavern. Certain physical requirements apply. Safety gear provided. Tour includes a "Wild Cave Tour Finisher" t-shirt. $110 + Campout costs: $155 total. A parent volunteer must accompany the scouts on this tour. If a willing parent does not register, all scouts will do the walking tour.

These tours fill up quickly. Registration will close 8.20.23, and you must make a selection for which tour you would like to attend.

Permission Form

Canoeing campout: 8.25.23 - 8.27.23

What do you call a transformer that turns into a canoe...

A rowbot! 

From August 25th - 27th, the scouts in Troop 3000 will take on the canoeing merit badge at Camp James Ray! Join us at the canoeing campout for a great way to cool off from the heat and end summer with a bang.  

Permission Form
Packing List
Medical Forms A, B, and C
Medication Form 

Special Packing Item: Make sure to pack water shoes, a swimsuit, and a towel. If you don't have a swimsuit, bring extra clothes that you are okay with getting wet/muddy. 

Medication Note: Medications are sorted by time of day administered. Each medication that a scout takes at a different time of day needs to be in its own pill sorter in its own plastic bag. The style shown below is preferred because it is easy to manage. Do not send prescription bottles. Do not send more medication than should be taken during a campout. 

New system get hype!!!!

After the leadership meeting last Monday, Troop 3000 will be implementing a new system! Every month, a different patrol will handle the flag ceremony, room set up, room clean up, and coordinating with the merit badge counselors for that month to see if they need a specific room layout or any assistants. The patrol's responsible for ensuring this gets done at every meeting! If there aren't any members from your patrol at the meeting, it is up to the patrol to find volunteers from other patrols. Starting from this month, these are the months that each patrol is responsible for: 

July: Niffler

August: Phoenix

 September: Lightning Bolts

 October: Dragons

November: Niffler

December: Phoenix

 January: Lightning Bolts

Troop Calendar - July - December 2023

 7.3.23 – Holiday, no meeting (Maverik Camp at Trevor Rees Jones)

7.10.23 – Leadership meeting, all newly elected leaders

7.17.23 – Inventing MB

7.24.23 – Inventing MB

7.31.23 – Inventing MB

8.7.23 – Court of Honor

8.14.23 – Canoeing MB, Decide which Caving tour you want for September

8.21.23 – Canoeing MB, Last day to turn in money for Caving

8.25-27.23 – Canoeing Campout – Camp James Ray, Cedar Site

8.28.23 – Exploration MB

9.4.23 – Holiday, no meeting

9.11.23 – Exploration MB

9.18.23 – Exploration MB

9.22-24.23 – Caving Campout, Exploration MB – Camping at Inks Lake, Caving at Longhorn State Cavern

9.25.23 – Woodwork MB         

10.2.23 – Woodwork MB

10.9.23 – Holiday, no meeting

10.16.23 – Woodwork MB

10.20-22.23 – Woodwork Campout – Location TBD

10.23.23 – Webelos Recruiting night, activity TBD

10.30.23 – Webelos Recruiting night, Halloween fun

11.6.23 – Genealogy MB

11.13.23 – Genealogy MB

11.23.23 – Thanksgiving, no meeting

11.27.23 – Genealogy MB

12.4.23 – Troop Elections, Winter Camp Class Selections

12.11.23 – Winter Camp Prep

12.18.23 – Winter Camp Prep

12.25.23 – Holiday, no meeting

12.26 -29.23 – Winter Camp

1.1.24 – Holiday, no meeting

Swimming Campout - 6.2.23 - 6.4.23

Our June Campout will be the swimming merit badge! This is a great chance to get this eagle-required badge. Scouts will be camping at Ms. Smeltzer's house and completing the requirements in the backyard and community pools. 

Scouts should be confident swimmers and be familiar with strokes including: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke.

This campout is so unique that it has a special packing list. Please note it. Also, anyone who has finished the swimming merit badge already is welcome to come hang out by the pool! 

Of special note for summer campers: at summer camp, scouts will need the swimming merit badge as well as the kayaking merit badge in order to completely earn the whitewater merit badge. The kayaking merit badge will be offered before camp. Scouts can still go on the whitewater trip, but without swimming and kayaking, they can't complete the merit badge.

Permission Form

Packing List

Medical Forms A, B, and C

Medication Form