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Summer Camp !!

Sign up for Summer Camp at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch is open now, and is almost full, so if you want to attend, get signed up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

See Mr. Polk for more details, and check out the photo album on the Yahoo Groups site 


Swim Tests

ALL BSA members that want to participate in any water related activities, including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, blobs etc MUST pass a BSA Swim Test every year. 

This is especially important with Galveston Island watersports campout and SR2 Summer Camp coming up. 

SR2 in June is going to be hot and dusty - you will be wanting to get in the lake or the pool every chance you get, and you won't be able to if you don't get a BSA Swimmer Rating! 

We have 3 dates available on the online sign-up. There is a limit to the number of swimmers we can certify at each date, so reserve your space early, and get practicing!

Click here to link to details of the swim test dates, or see Mr. Moore for more details.


Flag Display

 Flag Carriers - check out the documents section for new T209 regulations regarding Flag Display for Flags Across America. Click here to go to the new guidelines


HMNS Summer Programs and Scout Saturdays

If you haven't discovered them yet, the HMNS program is a great way for the Scouts to earn Merit Badges on weekends and at Summer Day Camps, all taught by experienced adult MB Counselors. They have a great catalogue of Merit Badge courses, including several that are Eagle Required.

See www.hmns.org for details, or click here for a flyer including $25 discount codes and cheap parking!

Please make sure to collect your Blue Cards from the Merit Badge Coordinators before attending the courses!!


Parent & New Leaders Guide to a Boy Led Troop

A Document has been added explaining the aims, processes, pitfalls and benefits of operating a Boy-Led Troop. It can be found under the documents tab, or at this link


Sign ups and Campouts

Please help the Youth and Adult leaders organizing these camp-outs for the Troop by noting and respecting the last date to sign up and cancel.

Sign up is now open for :-

Lazy K Field Sports at King Ranch

7-9 April


Sargent (Galveston) Campout 

5-7 May


The entire 2016/17 camp-out schedule is also now online - Check the Troop Calendar for details. Thanks to all those that attended the Annual Planning meeting to get this calendar put together! 

THE EARLIER YOU SIGN UP FOR POSTED EVENTS, THE EASIER YOU MAKE IT FOR THE ORGANIZERS. 

PLEASE DON'T CAUSE HEADACHES FOR THE ORGANIZERS BY LEAVING SIGN UP TILL THE LAST MINUTE! 



Key Upcoming Events/Activities 


3/28 - TM - Physical Fitness Part 1

4/1 - Bonfire Build day for Lazy K

4/4 - Gun Safety / Prep for Lazy K

4/7-9 - Lazy K

4/11 - First Aid


See our Troop Calendar for other exciting events!

Service Projects



Posting Flags at National Cemetery on Memorial Day
signup now online at flagsforfallenvets.com


Check back for more service projects 




Troop 209 Automated Signup

Please use the online automated system for signing up for all  campouts, activities, service projects etc, as well as submitting Youth Leadership Reports. 

Click HERE to access the system, and refer to the emails sent previously ref logon requirements/passwords

Troop 209 High Adventure Criteria 

Click here for the Selection Criteria Workbook.

This workbook contains 2 worksheets, one for Scout and one for Adult


Troop 209 News    

 

 Automated Sign up and Reporting System


The system is available and ready for use. Click here to learn how to use it, and what it can do for you!


Click here to submit your monthly Leadership Reports, sign up for Campouts, and check out Merit Badge requirements and Counsellors.




WebMaster's Corner

To join our Email List, please click here to visit the Yahoo Group page. Once there, click "+Join Group" 

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people 
to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes 
by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 209 "Flags Across America"

Want to learn more about our key fundraising activity?

Click here to learn about the troop flag program.

Flag subscription forms can be accessed below:

New flag subscription form

Flag renewal form

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