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September Campout 2016 - Vicksburg, Mississippi


Philmont Trek 2016 - Cimarron, New Mexico


Summer Camp 2016 - Camp Cris Dobbins, Colorado


TTFC 2016 - Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Ranch, Texas


Plano Rotary's Blues Festival was a success!

Posted by cstewart on Jun 27 2017 - 12:05am

Troop 1776 manned the parking lot for the Rotary club's Blues festival. 

Many service hours were earned, and a lucky scout even got to tour the Plano Emergency Command center!

Thanks for coming out and supporting our chartered organization!

Summer Camp 2017 - What a Blast!!

Posted by joshua.martin on Jun 19 2017 - 10:55pm

Check out our Twitter Feed and the Troop Photo Archive to see some of the fun we had at camp!  

We are working to process advancements, stay tuned. 

When: June 11 - 17, 2017
Where: Camp Constantin, Possum Kingdom Lake, Grayford,  TX
Details: Campout Flyer

Calling All Hands!

Posted by cstewart on May 7 2017 - 11:12pm
Sunday's Summer Camp meeting was a big success! 
Mr Wille talked about a lot of exciting Summer/Adventure Camp options for upcoming years.
The scouts held a vote, and elected to visit Camp Buck Toms in 2018!
If you missed Mr Wille's slides, see them here!

Troop 1776 Uniform Closet Project

Posted by cstewart on May 2 2017 - 12:12am
Did you know the troop has a Uniform Closet? If you have uniform shirts, pants, shorts or scouting T-shirts that are too small for your scout or leader, especially if you got them from the scout closet, please donate them to the troop to redistribute. We will have a collection box at the two May meetings.
With many scouts going to summer camp and jamboree, we will open the Uniform Closet at the June 4 meeting and June 29 court of honor.  There is no charge for these items, but please limit each scout to one of each item type so more scout families can benefit from this internal troop service project.  We also accept other scouting and camping items in good shape!
Questions or need to drop off at another time?  email marcwinandy@yahoo.com

Update your Medical!

Posted by cstewart on Apr 18 2017 - 1:56am

Please take time during Spring Break to visit your health care provider and update your and your scout’s BSAMedical records for troop camping and this Summers High Adventure activities! I noticed that a large number of adults and scouts in the troop have medical records that are expired and/or expiring soon. I would encourage you to get this done now before the rush of summer hits. The Scoutmasters for National Jamboree are collecting Medical forms Now!  

Please note that Plano Urgent Care offers $15 physicals for your scout!

Meet your new Scoutmaster

Posted by joshua.martin on Mar 21 2017 - 12:17pm

Congratulations to David!  We look forward to great things!!

On Sunday March 19th the Troop Commitee voted David Wille as our next Troop Scoutmaster.  David will officially take over at our September Court of Honor. 

David Wille was born in Wisconsin and was heavily involved in Scouting as a youth. He is an Eagle Scout who earned 57 merit badges as a Scout. He served as the Lodge Secretary for Mikano Lodge 231 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Order of the Arrow. He served on camp staff and was active with his Troop. He also attended a National Jamboree and went on multiple river canoeing trips led by his Scoutmaster, Mr. Lon Blakey.  David credits Mr. Blakey with teaching him leadership skills, the importance of service to others, the importance of sharing knowledge and giving to others, the joy of the outdoors, and the importance of good character.  David’s goal is to positively influence our Scouts the way he was positively influenced by his Scoutmaster.  

David moved to Dallas in 1993 and by 1994 was serving as the membership chair for Bois D’Arc District of Circle Ten Council (Plano, Allen, and McKinney). He then served as membership chair for seven years for Golden Arrow District (Plano) and remained a member of the District Committee after that time. He did a number of Friends of Scouting presentations and continued to help the membership committee. David became Cubmaster of Pack 280 in 2008 and served two years in that role. While he was Cubmaster, David took Woodbadge Training at Philmont along with Dr. Mikel White, Ronnie Burdette, David Pierce, and Derrek Howell from Troop 1776. In 2011, David became the Vice Chair of Great Plains District, serving under District Chair John Stone, former Scoutmaster of Troop 1776. As a member of the District Committee, David started the District Pinewood Derby and ran that event for several years. David became District Chair of Golden Arrow District and served in that role in 2013-2014. David helped in the formation of Crew 1913, the Circle Ten Council marching band. In 2014, David was awarded the Silver Beaver Award by Circle Ten Council for his contributions.

David joined Troop 1776 as a Committee Member in 2011 while remaining a den leader of Pack 221. For several years, David has run our popcorn and camp card fundraisers. In 2015 and 2016, David was an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Trail to First Class Program. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the 2013 National Jamboree under Dr. Mikel White. He will be serving as a Scoutmaster for the 2017 National Jamboree. He has also served as an adult leader on High Adventure trips to Philmont, Northern Tier, Seabase, Valley Forge, and Guadalupe Mountains/Carlsbad Caverns. David has attended Summer Camp as an adult leader three times, including this past Summer’s trip to Colorado.

David has a number of goals while serving as Scoutmaster.  David would like to maintain Troop 1776’s  high  participation  rate  in  Jamborees  and  High  Adventure base  trips.    He  is  a  strong believer in the importance of these trips in the growth of our Scouts.  He would like to see even more Woodbadge trained leaders--another tradition Troop 1776 is proud of.  In terms of changes,  David  would  like  to  see  more  program  that  maintains  the  interest  of  older  Scouts, recruiting outreach to more Packs to give more Scouts the benefits of our program, and more community service opportunities.  Most of all, David hopes to have a positive impact on the lives of our Scouts and shape their character for the better like his Scoutmaster did for him.

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