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Posted on Apr 18 2024 - 10:58pm

Apr 21 - Sunday - Troop swim test from 2-5PM at JCC.  Signup and waiver can be found HERE on the troop website. Note: The weather is around 70 but pool is heated.

Apr 22 - Monday:

- Mandatory meeting for all scouts running for PL or SPL and their parents at 6:30PM at TBC

- No TFC

- Troop meeting 7PM at TBC

- Adult training (BOR and Merit Badge Counselor) 7PM at TBC

Apr 27 - Saturday - Architecture Merit Badge Class.  Details HERE

Apr 29 - Monday:

- Trail to First Class 6:30PM TBC

- Troop meeting 7PM at TBC.  Troop Elections will be held tonight.

May 2-5 - Thursday-Sunday - Cottonwood ARTS Festival. Signup HERE for your Scout and yourself.

May 4-5 - Saturday & Sunday - Art Merit Badge offerings: Click HERE for information and registration.

May 6 - Monday:

- Trail to First Class 6:30PM TBC

- Troop meeting 7PM at TBC 

Annual swim test - Sunday April 21st from 2-5PM at JCC

Posted on Apr 18 2024 - 10:58pm
The Troop swim test will be held Sunday 4/19 2-5pm in the outdoor pool at the JCC
*The weather is around 70 but pool is heated.
$7 per person (please bring exact change).  You must sign up a time HERE and fill out this WAIVER.  We need adult volunteer help to run the event.  Please select a time/position HERE to volunteer.
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center
Even if you or your scout isn't going to summer camp,  swim tests are required (even for adults) before participating in any water activity like Slippery Falls water hole or one of our canoeing campouts.
The Council is also offering a swim test on Saturday May 11 from 9AM-3PM and you can find the details HERE

Architecture Merit Badge class - April 27th 9AM to 1PM

Posted on Apr 18 2024 - 10:58pm
Lance Lewis will be hosting a new MB class offering to the Troop for Architecture.  Lance plans on hosting the class at his company’s office at 401 North Houston Street, Dallas, TX 75202.

Class will be taught on April 27th from 9 am to 1 pm.  It will include an office tour, an architectural tour of downtown Dallas as well as the architectural presentation.

Class will be open to all Troop 1001 Scouts and he will need a couple of parent volunteers for the office and downtown tour.  He also plans on providing the work books and will sign off at event if we get completion.

Details and registration can be found HERE

Troop Elections - April 29th at Troop Meeting

Posted on Apr 18 2024 - 10:57pm
Troop Elections - April 29th
On April 29th, Troop 1001 will be holding our annual Youth Leadership Elections for the upcoming scouting year. Scouts will be able to elect 8 Patrol Leaders and 1 Senior Patrol Leader. The fun thing is that the adults of the troop do not participate in the voting! The youth have full power over who their leaders will be next year.
To run for both Patrol Leader and Senior Patrol Leader, a scout must have participated in* Introduction to Leadership Skills in Troops (ILST) and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) as well as have the rank of First Class or higher. Senior Patrol Leader Candidates must have already served on the Patrol Leader Council. Patrol Leader candidates will give one-minute campaign speeches about why they want the position and should be voted for while Senior Patrol Leader Speeches should be about three minutes long.
Any scout who wants to run for either of these positions needed to turn in a leadership application to Drew Baker or Mr. Booker already (if you didn't and are still interested, please reach out to Drew or Mr. Booker to discuss).
ALL scouts planning to run for a position MUST attend the scout and parent meeting on April 22 at 6:30PM to discuss these roles. 
All other positions (troop guide, quartermaster, historian, etc.) will be appointed by the SPL and Scoutmaster but not elected at this meeting. Applications for these positions must be turned in by May 21st.
Leadership time is a requirement for every rank after First Class. Look in your scout book for the required number of months for specific ranks as well as job descriptions for each role. We can’t wait to see how each of you choose to serve in this upcoming year!
*or have a plan to participate in. Please speak with the scoutmaster to work out a plan.

Cottonwood update: Adults needed for Thursday and Friday for Cottonwood and open positions on the Cottonwood Committee

Posted on Apr 18 2024 - 10:43pm

Thursday and Friday (May 2nd and 3rd) we are still needing more adult volunteers for the cottonwood shifts during the day (maybe those who aren't working or have flexibility).  Please look at the SignupGenius HERE and sign up for a shift or two.

Also, there are still three empty seats on the Cottonwood Committee that need to be filled, so if this is a position in the troop where you could add your time, talents and ideas, we would love to have you.  If you can do that, please reach out to Nick Palmos (email: cottonwood@troop1001.org) and he can answer questions or get you signed up.

Cottonwood is May 2-5. Signup is now active!

Posted on Apr 16 2024 - 11:47pm

Troop 1001 Fundraiser

May 2-5, 2024 

Cottonwood Art Festival is a major fundraising event for our Troop that helps defray the costs associated with Scouting and provides an opportunity for the Troop to engage with the community by volunteering our time to the city and artists.

To ensure that our assigned volunteer duties are successful, each scout is expected to work a minimum of eight hours at the festival – wear Troop 1001 green t-shirt (hats and neckerchiefs are optional). All time after eight hours count toward rank volunteer hours. Troop 1001 parents/guardians are expected to volunteer a minimum of eight adult hours during the festival – wear Troop 1001 green t-shirt or Class A Field Uniform. We especially need help with loading artists in on Friday and loading out on Sunday night. The entire Troop is needed to support the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Sign up online using the SignUpGenius link: HERE.

VERY IMPORTANT – The Troop is required to have on file a City of Richardson Volunteer Application for every participating adult. We will need new forms from everyone in the Troop as this is an annual requirement from the City. We will have a table set up at the Troop swim test and we’ll be passing out forms at upcoming Troop meetings.

Wednesday, May 1 (6-9pm): Need 4 adults and 4 senior patrol members to move trailers and supplies from TBC to our site at Cottonwood Park.

Thursday, May 2 (11:30am-9pm): Need 30 adults and 15 scouts to load-in the artists

Friday, May 3 (8:30am-10pm): Need 50 adults and 30 scouts to load-in the artists

Saturday, May 4 (9:30am-8pm) and Sunday May 5 (9:30am-5pm): Need scouts all day to sell water. Need adults all day for booth sitting and various tasks.

Sunday Night (5pm – 10pm) ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!: We need the entire Troop to help artists with load-out. We will be available for artists who request assistance until 10 pm.

Please reach out to the Cottonwood Committee if you have any questions.

Committee Chairs - Nick & Rachael Palmos - npalmos@kpmg.com; vettech_007@yahoo.com

Howie Le - lehowie@yahoo.com