Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 1001, Richardson, Texas!

This is the official website of Troop 1001 of Richardson, Texas.  It is designed to help you learn more about our troop, its activities and programs, and see where we have been and where we are headed.  The troop meets Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (except summer months and Mondays following a campout), at Trinity Bible Church, 400 West Campbell Road, across from Richardson Regional Hospital.

Visitors please read the About Us page to learn more about Troop 1001.  Questions?  Fill out the Contact Us form.

Troop members may log in to view the calendar, see important announcements, and retrieve activity forms, among other services.

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Spring Troop Swim Test - REQUIRED for all water activities!

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 11:11pm

Instead of our regular troop meeting scheduled for April 3, we will meet at the Plano Aquatic Center (map) at 7:00 pm for swim testing. Scouts and adults who are testing should be dressed to swim. Bring swim goggles if you are used to swimming with them and a towel. If you are a Plano Parks & Recreation member, bring your pass to help the troop save on fees. Scout may leave once he is signed off.


A swim test is required by BSA for all water-related outings and is good for one year. The swim test must be passed before particpating in:

  • April Canoe Campout
  • May Galveston Trip (Schlitterbahn/Battleship Texas)
  • June Summer Camp
  • July Sea Base

Swim Test Requirements: Jump in feet first in water over your head, swim 3 laps (75 yards) using any front stroke and 1 lap (25 yards) using any back stroke, without touching the bottom or sides. Rest by floating.


Sign up for Cottonwood while you're there and pay or make merit badge choices for Summer Camp!


Get Ready for GALVESTON!

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 11:10pm

It is a busy season for Troop 1001 and the end of the year is approaching quickly. We have a big trip planned to Galveston on Memorial Day Weekend. There are a limited number of seats with payment due May 8th.

Stay tuned for further updates on this incredible weekend, but for now:

  • What: Staying overnight on the Battleship Texas followed by big fun at Schlitterbahn!
  • When: May 27 (Sat)-29 (Mon), 2017
  • Where: Galveston, Texas
  • How: Sign up online 
  • Why: You don't want to miss the fun on this end of year campout, do you?
  • Who: YOU if you don't delay on sign up - there are limited seats! Cost is $200 per Scout and includes charter bus transportation, meals, admission to all sites and lodging for the weekend.


Cottonwood Art Festival – Spring 2017 May 4-7, 2017

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 9:22pm

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Cottonwood Art Festival is Troop 1001's main fundraiser.  The troop makes money 4 ways: 1) tips from the artists, 2) a payment from the city, 3) water sales, and 4) general public donations.

Troop 1001 families are requested to volunteer a minimum of 8 adult hours for each Scout. Scouts can earn service hours after he volunteers 8 hours. The entire Troop is needed to support the Cottonwood Art Festival. Sign up on-line using Sign-up Genius at:


Please open hyper-link for the required City of Richardson Volunteer Waivers for Adult and Youth. Print, sign and return the attached for each youth and adult ASAP.  



Thursday, May 4th (11am-9pm): Need about 12 adults to greet artists, and 30 adults - 15 scouts to setup the artists.

Friday, May 5th (8am-9pm):  Need about 15 adults to greet artists, and 50 adults - 30 scouts to setup the artists.

Friday, May 5th (6-10pm):  Need 4 adults for the Beer Garden Artist Dinner.

Saturday, May 6th (9am - 8pm) and Sunday, May 7th (10am – 5:30pm):  Need Scouts all day to sell water. Need Adults all day for Booth Sitters, the Artist Hospitality Tent, and help with artist carry-outs.

Sunday Night, May 7th (5pm – 10pm) - ALL HANDS ON DECK!!! – We need everyone to help artists with load-out. We will be available for artists to request assistance until 10:00pm.

If you can't sign-up online, please contact us at cottonwoodchair@troop1001.org or call us at 972-231-9350.

Yours in Scouting,

Tim and Carol Ozlowski, Troop 1001 Cottonwood Chairpersons

Camporee 2017 *** March 24-26 *** Camp James Ray

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 9:22pm


Troop 1001 will once again compete in Northern Trail District's annual Camporee. This year's event will be held at Camp James Ray (map). This is your chance to come help Troop 1001 collectively show off all of its outdoor skills to bring home a BIG WIN!!


Summer Camp 2017 - Are you ready? Sign up now!

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 9:24pm

Summer Camp Registration is ongoing!

Technically the spring season has not even started yet, but we need to be prepared and start getting ready for an incredible Summer Camp. This year the troop will be going to Hale Scout Reservation near Talihina, Oklahoma from June 25th to July 1st.

Registrations for both Scouts and Adults who would like to attend are now open. Click 'read more' below for details!

Sea Base 2017: 2 Spots Available for Scouts - Registration Now!

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 9:23pm

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Hello Troop 1001 Families!

We have two crews going to Sea Base during the summer of 2017. We are signed up for the Scuba Adventure. Here is a link to the description of the various programs at Sea Base. The Scuba Adenture is listed about half way down the page.

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