Troop 620

Sam Houston Area Council

2017 Summer Camp - 6/24-7/2

Camp Davy Crockett

142 Boy Scout Road
Whitesburg, TN 37891

Camp Davy Crockett located in the foothillsof the smokies has 1865 acres of beautiful outdoors including 8 miles of shoreline on Cherokee lake. Camp Davy Crockett has all the ingredients for fun: motor boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, swimming pool, paddle boards, rifle range, shotgun range, archery range, COPE course as well as over 50 merit badges and other programs.

The full Leaders Guide is available here.
Merit Badges p12-22. Open activities p24. Basic Schedule p27. Class Schedule p37
Make sure when selecting your merit badges, they fit on the schedule. You may be limited on what you take based on the time(s) they are available. Look at p37 on the guide or use this link

You should have received a packing list at the last meeting; however, an example one is available here. Note: The camp is providing tents, cots, and mattresses, so you do not need to bring that. You can chose to bring a sleeping bag, or just bring sheets and a pillow.  Pack a small backpack with a change of clothes, swimsuit, towel and toiletries. This bag will be used on the night before camp and then right when they get to camp for the swim test. This way everything is easy to find and they don't have to dig through their Action Packer / Footlocker. 

If you are a new scout attending the Second Class/First Class classes, you will also need to bring Rope-20 feet(¼“). Look over the merit badges you selected and see if there is any specific gear required or costs.

Travel Fee (Gas): $50

Travel Meals: $50+ (8 meals)

Travel Lodging: TBD

Merit Badge Extra Costs ??

Trading Post Money ??

 

 

 

 

Mulch Sale

 

The troop is selling bags of mulch for $4.00/bag. Delivery and Spreading of the mulch can be included for an extra $1.00 per service per bag. Each bag is 2 cubic feet and there are three options to choose from. 

Preorder now to ensure we have enough to fill your order. To order, please submit your order through our contact form and someone will be in touch with you to sort out the details. If you were referred by a specific Scout, please mention his name so that he gets credit.

Pickup/Delivery will be during the weekend of March 3rd - March 5th.

St Justin Martyr Catholic Community
13350 Ashford Point Dr
Houston, TX 77082 (map)

 

Mulch Calculator

If you aren't sure how many bags you will need, measure the length and width of the area you want to cover and enter those numbers below (in feet). Then choose how many inches of depth you want - 3 inches is a common amount.

Coupon Book Sales & Kroger

Purchasing a Coupon Book will not only save you money, but helps support the Scout who you bought it from. 


Each Coupon Book includes valuable savings from the following:

For more information on how to purchase a coupon book, please contact us

Upcoming Events

Below are some of the events the troop has coming up. For a full list of events, see our calendar.

 

August

Aug. 5-7 - Troop Campout

Aug. 15th - Court of Honor

Aug. 22nd - Popcorn Kickoff

Aug. 27th - Public Health Merit Badge

 

September

Sept. 10-11 - Church Stewardship

Sept 16-19 - Troop Campout

 

October

Oct. 21-23 - Webelos Extravaganza

Oct. 31 - Winter Camp Fees Due (1st Half) & Popcorn Orders Due

 

November

Nov. 11-13 - Troop Campout

Nov. 19-21 - Popcorn Order Pickup

Nov. 28 - Winter Camp Fees Due (2nd Half)

TBD - Flag Retirement Ceremony

 

December

Dec. 19-23 - Winter Camp

Public Health Merit Badge - 8/27

This Saturday, August 27th, the Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Public Health merit badge. Some of the requirements can be earned during this trip (5a) and some will need to be worked on at home.

We will meet at the church at 9:30 and the caravan will leave by 10:15 to arrive by 11am. The length of the tour is expected to be 1 hour.

Waste Management
4939 Gasmer Drive
Houston, TX 77035 (map)

Please RSVP with your patrol or senior patrol leader if you have not already signed up to attend.

Lost Pines Trip

Information for those Scouts attending Lost Pines Summer Camp

Sunday July 10th @ 9AM

We will meet at Albright and will depart at 9:30AM. Please arrive at 9AM so you can get your gear loaded and we can be on the road on schedule. 

Money

Weekly Spending Money is needed. $50 is suggested. A leather kit will need to be purchased at camp for around $7 and the balance of the money will be used daily at the trading post and for meals while traveling to and from camp. You can decide what amount works for you. Money will be turned into the troop "banker" for the trip and Scouts will check out money each day to be used. Please pay in small bills, $1, $5, $10, so the money can be easily given out to the Scouts without them having to make change.

Travel Expense. $10 to be paid to the driver of your Scout.

Packing

Backpack (School Style) - Pack your swim suit, towel, sunscreen, notebook + pen, scout book, water bottle and other items you will need easy access too. 

Action Packer 24gal - Pack your sleeping bag (or blanket and sheet), small pillow, sleeping pad (optional, but preferred), 6 pairs of clothes, bathroom items, and other gear in here.

See the full packing list here.

* Tents are not required as they will be provided by the troop. 

Splashway 6/10-6/12

June 10-12, 2016

Cost: $35-$40 + Food + Travel (Price will depend on number of people who attend)

Note: You must RSVP by Thursday 5/26 4pm to get this price. After that, the price jumps to $45

Payments due ASAP, but must be paid by 6/6 (Troop Meeting prior to event) or you may not be able to attend.

An annual health form is required to be on file. If needed, a blank copy can be downloaded here (Parts A & B)

http://www.splashwaywaterpark.com

Splashway Water Park
5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475 (map)

You must RSVP by 5/26 4pm to get the lower price

Twilight Camp (Service Opportunity)

June 13-17, 2016  (5:30pm-9:00pm)

Cost: $10 (Includes T-Shirt, Water Bottle, and Patch)

Who can volunteer: Boy Scouts ages 14+

What: Volunteers are needed to assist on the Archery & BB Ranges, along with other areas of the Twilight Camp. Youth can earn service hours for volunteering. Youth must be able to attend the camp Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:00pm. Friday the camp will still need help, but it is ok if they have less volunteers that day. Just let the camp know ahead of time your schedule.

Where: 
LDS Church
3450 S Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston, TX 77082 (map)


Register online @ http://tatanka.shac.org/daycamp by 5/31/16

Upcoming Events

Below are some of the events the troop has coming up. For a full list of events, see our calendar.

 

May

May 13-15 - Campout

May 17 - 6:30pm Recruitment @ Miller Intermediate 

May 21-22 - Spring Festival @ St. Justins

May 24 - 6:30pm Recruitment @ Miller Intermediate 

May 26 - 6:30pm Recruitment @ Miller Intermediate 

May 30 - No Troop Meeting (Memorial Day)

 

June

June 11-12 - Troop Campout / Splashway Waterpark

June 24-25 - Railroad Merit Badge Opportunity.

 

July

July 4 - No Troop Meeting (4th of July)

July 10-16 - Summer Camp @ Lost Pines

 

August

August 5-7 - Troop Campout

August 15th - Court of Honor

Arrowman Bash - April 1-3

The below event will take the place of our April Troop Campout


April 1-3, 2016
Bovay Scout Ranch

All Scouts and Scouters are invited to join the Order of the Arrow (OA) for the 2016 Arrowman Bash at Bovay Scout Ranch on April 1-3 2016. For the first time ever, the OA is opening the entire weekend to all the members of the troop.  It is our goal to give the Houston scouting community the opportunity to learn more about the OA, advance in scouting skills and have fun! 

We have engaged our most experienced Arrowmen to create an exciting program for the OA members and visitors. The weekend is designed with something for everyone in your troop:

  • OA candidates can complete the Ordeal.
  • Current OA members have the opportunity to give back to camp by serving as an elangomat, guide for candidates completing the Ordeal, and attend a Brotherhood ceremony signifying full membership in the OA (eligibility requirements apply).
  • Young scouts can work on their path to First Class at the Skills Discovery Camp. 
  • Adults will  have the opportunity to gather and exchange ideas and learn more on how the OA can help improve your troop program.

Our weekend will start on Friday evening with check-in, send off of Ordeal candidates and elangomats, and opening show. Saturday will start with Skills Discovery Camp and the Scoutmaster Forum for adults.  Later in the day we will welcome back new the Ordeal members and have a fun evening with events like shotgun and rifle shooting, canoeing, and climbing just to mention a few. 

The event fee will include all activites and meals.  More information, including the finalized fee, and registration for individuals or troops will be available no later than March 1, 2016 at the link below.

We look forward to seeing you and your entire troop at Arrowman Bash 2016!

 

Past Events

Coming Soon.

Upcoming Events

March

March 5  Poor Man's Supper, Parish Hall. 7:00 PM

March 6  Scout Fair coupon sales, Kroger, 9919 Westheimer, 4:00 PM

March 11-13 Troop Camping

March 12  Scout Fair coupon sales, Kroger, 1520 Eldridge, 12 Noon

March 14  Court of Honor

March 14-18 Spring Break

March 26  Scout Fair coupon sales, Kroger, 9303 Hwy 6, 8:00 AM

April

April 8-10  Troop Camping

April 16 Scout Fair

May

May 13-15  Troop Camping

May 21-22 Spring Festival at St. Justin's (troop will cook and sell hot dogs and turkey legs) 

May 30 (Memorial Day) No Troop Meeting

June

June 20 Troop Meet at Bishop Fiorenza Park

June 26-July 2nd  Summer Camp (TBD)

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