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Summer is a great time to update your Youth Protection Training!

Posted by joshua.martin on Jul 29 2016 - 1:48pm

Summer is here, and with the hubbub of Summer camp and high adventure winding down, now is a great time to update your youth protection training. YPT is required for all BSA volunteers, and it must be retaken every two years. You don't have to be a registered BSA member to take YPT.

There are a lot of great resources and links on our Training page. You can also check on your current YPT exipry date.

Troop 1776 takes great pride in delivering a great program, and high-quality, trained adults form the base upon which everything is built. Thank you for your support!

TTFC/Cooking Campout, August 5-7

Posted by joshua.martin on Jul 29 2016 - 1:47pm

We will be having a new Scout TTFC Campout on August 5th-7th.  The campout will be at Camp Trevor Rees Jones in Athens. 

While this is a TTFC Campout that will focus on the 5th Graders, I am happy to open it up to
(a) Scouts that want to do requirements for Cooking Merit Badge at a campout,
(b) Scouts that want to do Camping Merit Badge cooking requirements, and
(c) Scouts older than 5th Grade that have not completed their cooking requirements for TTFC. 

A Scout should be able to do ALL TTFC cooking requirements on this campout or ALL campout related Cooking merit badge requirements or ALL requirements for Camping merit badge cooking on this campout.

NOTE:  If I get sufficient adult support at the campout and you already have the campout cooking merit badge requirements done, we may be able to organize a hike where you can do the hike/backpack cooking merit badge requirements.

Please let Mr. Wille know each Scout and Adult that plans to attend.  This campout will involve swimming and we need to pay for the pool on a per person basis. 

Campout at Vicksburg Military Park, September 2nd

Posted by joshua.martin on Jul 29 2016 - 1:47pm

September features an adventure in Mississippi, to kick off our new scouting year! The troop campout will be at Vicksburg Military Park in Vicksburg Mississippi. 

The troop will travel by bus to the park, and will tour both the battle ground and the USS Cairo (a sunken monitor, recently raised).

Sign up now, or read the flyer.

If you take pictures at this event, be sure to upload them here! As always, you can follow their adventure on the Troop's social media page.

2017 National Jamboree

Posted by joshua.martin on Jun 27 2016 - 3:56pm
 
What:  2017 National Jamboree
When:  July 15/18 to July 29, 2017
Where:  The Summit, located in the mountains of West Virginia
Who: All Venturing crew members or Boy Scouts that are AT LEAST First Class and (12 years of age or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade) all by the first day of the Jamboree.
RegistrationOPEN - Register NOW
                     CLOSES June 30, 2016!
 
Both adults and scouts should sign up now!  I encourage you to register now to help us prepare for the big event!
 
With the size of our troop, we will likely be taking two troops to the Jamboree, same as we did in 2013.  All current first year scouts will be eligible to attend by 2017.  So, I encourage you to signup and claim a spot.  Our troop website has photos and videos from the 2010 and 2013 Jamborees which help tell the story, and you can reference the 2013 Jamboree troop information pages under the Jamboree link on our menu.
 
There are two great videos to look at: a teaser, and a more in depth look.
 
There are two trip options outlined in the official CircleTen Flyer here.
 
Please contact Mr. Joiner if you have any questions at scoutmaster@troop1776tx.org 

Troop 1776 High Adventure Makes the News!

Posted by joshua.martin on Dec 8 2015 - 6:17pm
 

While some teens were busy attending camps, playing Xbox, or just sleeping late over the summer, 22 teens and six leaders from Troop 1776 were off on an adventure. An adventure that provided them an opportunity to learn how to master a canoe, have some great fun fishing, and hone their camping skills, all while being totally disconnected from the real world.

The Scouts took part in a high adventure program called Northern Tier, known as the Boy Scouts of America's oldest national high adventure program, outfitting scouting groups for canoe trips since the summer of 1923.

Read the article here!

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