• EGG DROP CHALLENGE

    SUNDAY FEB 25TH

    The rules of the Egg Drop are as follows: 

    • The egg must be raw (this will be verified after the drop).

    • Packaging can be no bigger than 6” x 6” x 6”.

    • No parachutes, or other descent slowing devices, are allowed.

    • Nothing can be adhered to the egg shell (wrapped around, yes, but not physically attached with tape or glue).

    • No peanut butter is allowed, as some Scouts have a severe an allergy to it.

    • The egg should be placed in the packaging ON THE DAY of the drop, unless the entire package is placed in the refrigerator (we do not want spoiled eggs potentially breaking).

    • Scout must listen to the Adult Leadership instructions, and not run out to retrieve their package until instructed to do so.

    • Following the drop, Adult Leadership will open the package (carefully) for inspection.

    • All eggs and their container must be thrown away at the end of the station rotation, due to potential contamination of the package by a broken egg.  Please do send the egg in a package that you are not willing to part with.

  • March 2024 Canoeing and Northern Tier Shakedown Campout

    This weekend will be a lot of fun for everyone! We will be spending the day canoeing on Lake Texoma and honing our paddling skills. For those going to Northern Tier this weekend we will be practicing our paddling techniques and our portaging. This is the perfect opportunity to test your canoeing skills as well as learn some things in the process. We will have a short class on the parts of the canoes as well as go over the strokes needed.  

  • February Caprock Canyon Campout

    We are traveling North West to Caprock Canyon. There is a large herd of free-range buffalo and more hiking than we can do in a weekend. We haven’t been here in a couple of years and it will not disappoint no matter what we do! There is a bat cave, natural arch, slot canyons and some amazing views. We will camp the entire weekend at Caprock Canyon. The address for the camp is 850 Caprock Canyon Park Road, Quitaque, TX 79255 We will be staying at the LK009, LK008, LK007, and LK006 Campsites.

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  • Winter Camp Campout

    Troop 1776 has a proud tradition of offering high quality merit badge classes and counseling at its annual Winter Camp.  This year we will offer 20  merit badges.  We will do four merit badge classes with four options during each session on Saturday and Sunday.  Scouts sleep in cabins and adults do the cooking.  Scouts may bring video games/tvs for this campout as well as cards/boardgames for their free time.

    Ice cream continues for movie night this year!

  • December 2023, Troop 1776

    Cooking and Shooting Campout

    We are doing a COOK OFF!!!! Saturday Night will be the cook off. Each patrol needs to show up with their best efforts to create the winning meal. Plan on cooking just a little more than usual to account for the taste testing! We have the shotgun range reserved for Saturday afternoon and will be building a monkey bridge and working on our Cooking Merit Badge Saturday morning.

    FOOD: We will be doing a meal planning meeting, and the patrols will be cooking the entire weekend. I expect the scouts to all fully participate in this endeavor and not leave it up to one person.

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  • Adopt a Highway

    Scouts,

    This is a service opportunity to pick up trash along Los Rios Blvd between E Park Blvd and Parker Rd.

    We will meet at the north end of the PESH parking lot at 9:00am on November 18, 2023. It usually takes about an hour, depending on the number of participants.

    Donuts are provided! So are trash bags, grabbers, and high visibility vests.

  • Northern Tier, July 2-8 2024, Signup is open

    We have 2 crews reserved for this summer with a total of 10 scouts and 6 adults going to the back country in Canada for an adventure of a lifetime. Sign ups are open now to get on this year’s crews! You do not want to miss this event. Email Mr. Killebrew ( briantkillebrew@gmail.com ) with your interest in going before all the slots are filled.

    Quetico Provincial Park – Crews from Ely
    Quetico Provincial Park is the superlative canoe-expedition wilderness. Almost all human traces have been removed, crews are allowed to camp anywhere they choose. The park’s 1.2 million acres include over 600 lakes with well over 2,000 remote campsites. Quetico is considered the finest canoe park in the world.

  • 2023 November Campout – USS Lexington Campout

    When: Nov. 10th – 12th, 2023
    Where: Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Bastrop, TX

    SIGN UP NOW REGISTRATION CLOSES: Oct. 29th 11:30pm

    The national Council announced an update to the Youth Protection guidelines for “Adult Supervision” that will go into effect September 1, 2023.  In short, the “72-hour rule” is going away and any adult that is staying overnight in connection with a Scouting activity must be registered in a qualified unit position such as Committee Member (just a Merit Badge Counselor will not count).

    The basic plan is that we will be camping at Lost Pines Scout Reservation which is close to Austin. We will spend the night there in the Turner Campsite and head to the USS Lexington in the morning.

    The drive to the boat will be 3hrs 30 min. We will be staying the night aboard USS Lexington, a record-setting World War II aircraft carrier-turned museum located on Corpus Christi Bay. We’ll hear stories from the ship’s past—covering topics like kamikaze and torpedo attacks, the manpower it takes to navigate an aircraft carrier, and being named the “Blue Ghost” by Tokyo Rose herself. There are over 11 different levels within the ship, giving your curious minds a hands-on experience that reflects on the sacrifices made by a heroic generation.

    The overnight itinerary includes all five tour routes of the ship, stories of historical events from her past, a scavenger hunt, a film in the 3D MEGA Theater, LEX ghost stories, two trips through the chow line, bunking in original crew quarters, an unforgettable patriotic flag ceremony, and so much more!

    We will camp at Village Creek State Park in the group camping area on Friday night.  We will get up early and pack up quickly on Saturday morning and meet the outfitter for departure.  We will park the cars at an appropriate place and get started as

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  • 2023 October Campout – Caving and Bouldering at Inner Space Caverns and Enchanted Rock

    When: Oct. 6th – 9th, 2023
    Where: Camp Billy Gibbons, Richland Springs, TX

    SIGN UP NOW REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sept 30th, 11:30pm

    The national Council announced an update to the Youth Protection guidelines for “Adult Supervision” that will go into effect September 1, 2023.  In short, the “72-hour rule” is going away and any adult that is staying overnight in connection with a Scouting activity must be registered in a qualified unit position such as Committee Member (just a Merit Badge Counselor will not count).

    The basic plan is that we will camp at Village Creek State Park in the group camping area on Friday night.  We will get up early and pack up quickly on Saturday morning and meet the outfitter for departure.  We will park the cars at an appropriate place and get started as

    This is our annual Fall 3-day camping trip and it’s going to be awesome! We will be camping at Camp Billy Gibbons which is close to both Enchanted Rock and Inner Space Caverns. We will spend the day on Saturday in the caves at Inner Space Caverns doing a walk through and a Wild Cave Tour. We have not done this one so it will be a new experience for everyone. They provide the helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. If you would like to bring your own you can certainly do that as well. Please note we will be getting dirty and muddy so bring a change of clothes to change into for the ride back to camp. They do not have showers but a great hose to rinse of with. We have reserved the showers at the campsite so that will be available.

    On Sunday we will be heading to Enchanted Rock to do some bouldering, caving, geocaching and hiking. This park is amazing with its massive pink granite dome and finding the only colony of fairy shrimp in the world! Hiking around the dome there is a ton of bouldering and exploring to do as well as an 8 mile round the dome hike.

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  • 2023 September Campout – Canoeing the Big Thicket National Preserve

    When: Sept 15th -17th, 2023
    Where: Village Creek State Park, , Lumberton, TX

    SIGN UP NOW REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sept 3, 11:30pm

    The national Council announced an update to the Youth Protection guidelines for “Adult Supervision” that will go into effect September 1, 2023.  In short, the “72-hour rule” is going away and any adult that is staying overnight in connection with a Scouting activity must be registered in a qualified unit position such as Committee Member (just a Merit Badge Counselor will not count).

    This will be a great canoe trip.  We will be paddling on Village Creek and camping on a sandbar.  The Scouts will paddle about 10 miles in total between Saturday and Sunday.  This will fulfill requirement 9b4 for Camping Merit Badge.

    The basic plan is that we will camp at Village Creek State Park in the group camping area on Friday night.  We will get up early and pack up quickly on Saturday morning and meet the outfitter for departure.  We will park the cars at an appropriate place and get started as soon as we have all the cars staged.  We will paddle to a sand bar where we will camp.  On Sunday morning, we will get up early, pack up, and canoe to the takeout point.  After gathering our gear and stowing canoes, we will head back to Plano.

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  • 2023 Annual Swim Test

    When: Tuesday May 9th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Where: Scuba Adventures Plano
    2301 N Central Expy # 140, Plano, TX 75075, USA

    Once again, we will be holding our annual swim tests at Plano Scuba. Make sure you show up to get your swim test as these are required for many of our water activities and Summer Camp.


  • 2023 May Campout – Guadalupe Tubing

    When: May 19th -21st, 2023
    Where: Camp Tahuaya, Belton, TX

    One of the best places to go tubing anywhere in the United States is the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, Texas.  A section of this river that is heavily tubed is called the Horseshoe.  The beauty of this section of river is that when you get done, you can just walk a few blocks and start over again.

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