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Alabaster Camp-Out Sign Up

posted Sep 7, 2017, 12:57 PM by Jonathan Bowmer

Please follow the below link to sign up for this camp out.

We would like an accurate head count by Sept 17th for tour reservations.

Alabaster Caverns Camp-Out Sign Up

Cost will be: 
$35-Scouts 
$40-Adults

30th Anniversary Prep

posted Aug 17, 2017, 12:58 PM by Jonathan Bowmer

Planning for our 30th Anniversary celebration is underway.  

When: November 5th at 2pm.   
Where: Monsignor Tash Hall at St Thomas Apostle Catholic Church (4100 Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79109)

We are asking that any Eagle Scout of Troop 87, please provide us with updated contact information.  Please follow the following link and complete the online form.

2017 Winter Camp

posted Feb 10, 2017, 6:11 AM by Jonathan Bowmer

2017 Winter Camp is schedule for February 24th - 26th at MK Brown.  

Please see attached flyer for additional details.

Philmont Adventure, without the Crew

posted Feb 22, 2016, 1:08 PM by Jonathan Bowmer

Philmont has amazing opportunities that are available to individuals.  Check out the link below.


http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2016/02/22/rocs-tct-stem-at-philmont/

2016 Summer Camp Payment Schedule

posted Jan 5, 2016, 1:28 PM by Jonathan Bowmer


Troop Meeting Schedule Change

posted Sep 9, 2015, 4:15 PM by Jonathan Bowmer

Important Troop Meeting Changes!  


Read and cover with all Patrol Members

The Troop 87 PLC has decided to change the current weekly Troop meeting plan to include 1 Open Meeting per month.   This Open meeting is intended to give all Scouts more leadership experience as well as make better use of everyone’s time. 

 

The dates for these open meetings over the next 4 months are currently set to take place on 9/29, 10/27, 11/24 & 12/22.

 

These open meetings will be used by the Scouts for the following purposes:

1.       All Scout Master Conferences

2.       All Board of Reviews

3.       MB make up & completion

4.       Troop Leadership work sessions for Quartermasters, Scribe, Historian, Chaplin's Aide etc.

5.       Patrol Activities planning to include Troop meetings, Camp-outs & Patrol meetings.

6.       Outdoor activities Planning (Monthly Camp-outs, Summer Camps & High Adventure)

7.       Patrol meetings (As needed and Scouts are not involved in the above priorities)

 

This plan will only work if we have all registered Adults present on the dates listed to help participate in Board of Reviews, help supervise Patrol Activities, work with Scout teams etc.  Please mark these dates as key dates to attend Troop meetings going forward.  Your help is needed an appreciated.

 

Adults that are our Asst. Scout Masters, or that hold Adult Troop Positions such as Quarter Master, Chaplin, Secretary & Merit Badge Counselors will need to plan on attending these Open Meetings so that you can work with your Scout counter parts on their assigned duties and or merit badge completions, as needed.

 

Patrol Leaders will need to plan in advance with the PLC and their Patrol members to determine how this time can best be used by each Patrol. 

 

Please recognize that the next few months will be a learning process for all involved on how this will work best for Troop and we welcome all feedback.  If you see something that can be improved, along with what you are able to do to help improve that area, please present it privately to the Troop Committee Chairman, Jonathan Bowmer or to our Scout Master, Ray Bustos.

Eagle rank: a launchpad, not a final destination . . .

posted Aug 25, 2014, 4:18 PM by Dallas Gimpel   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 4:19 PM ]

Have a look at one Eagle Scout's take on the rank of Eagle Scout.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout

posted Feb 18, 2013, 8:47 AM by Dallas Gimpel

Watch "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?"

Premieres March 4
7 p.m. Central

That's right! Six episodes of the reality TV show "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" will air on the National Geographic Channel starting Monday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central time.

310-516_TougherKitPostcard_pg2.jpgInvite your Scouts to watch the exciting trailer to get ready for the show. Also, visit the "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" website at www.ToughScout.com for additional fun activities and an opportunity to share Scouting photos through social media!

Get "Tougher's" cool digital downloadable Web banners and background screens from the Marketing Toolbox at www.scouting.org/marketing. Pass the word - "Tougher" is coming to town!

 


Boyd Matson blames BSA . . .

posted Aug 26, 2012, 4:45 PM by Dallas Gimpel   [ updated Aug 26, 2012, 4:45 PM ]

Have a look at this article by National Geographic journalist, Boyd Matson.

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