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Welcome to Troop 730's website! If you are not a member of this troop and want information about Troop 730, click on "About Us" in the left margin.  If you want us to contact you, please click on "Contact Us".

We maintain our newsletter, calendar and related files on this site. An automatic summary of changes will be emailed out every 1 or 2 weeks (based on new items) to keep you posted about new or changing activities.  For youth protection reasons, you must be issued a password to access any detailed information about our activities. Click "Getting Started" on the left Menu bar to see a short description of many features on this site.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Posted by admin on Aug 29 2014 - 12:56pm

There will be no Troop meeting on Monday, September 1st (Labor Day).   The next meeting will be a Troop meeting on Monday, September 8th and will be in the Study Hall room in the far left, rear side of Centennial Hall.   We will meet at 7 pm.   It is a "Money Monday" camp out planning session so all Patrol Leaders should attend (regardless of whether you're attending the camp out) and all Scouts attending the camp out should attend.  See you then!

Troop Dues Payment Deadline - September 15, 2014

Posted by admin on Aug 29 2014 - 12:56pm

Troop Parents, the dues for the 2014-2015 year are due by September 15th.  Please make your check in the amount of $150 payable to "Troop 730" and give the check to our Troop's treasurer, Dotti Singhal.  PLEASE BRING YOUR CHECK ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.    If you prefer to mail it, Dotti Singhal's home address is listed in the Troop Roster on the left side of this website.   Please note that if your son is an Eagle Scout, no dues are owed.   We don't want any boys to avoid participating in our Troop because of monetary concerns.  If your family cannot afford the dues, please discuss the matter in total confidence with the Troop's Scoutmaster (Carl Pigg) or the Troop Committee Chairman (Paul Martin). 

New Troop Organizational Chart

Posted by admin on Aug 27 2014 - 8:05am

Ever wonder how the Troop is organized?  We've posted an updated Organizational Chart to this website - please choose the "Organizational Chart" link on the left side of this website.  Our SPL and Scoutmaster will be updating it further once our new patrols are finalized.

Youth Leaders Training Session at Group Dynamix (All Youth Leaders Should Attend)

Posted by admin on Aug 25 2014 - 5:59pm

All Youth Leaders (including all Patrol Leaders and Scouts with Positions of Responsibility), we're having our semi-annual Youth Training Session on Sunday, September 28th at 4 pm at Group Dynamix (1215 Trend Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006).   We need ALL youth leaders to be there promptly at 4 pm when the training begins.  Please bring $10 in cash for a short pizza break.   Parents, please pick up your boys promptly at 8 pm.   We'll have the youth training from 4 pm to 6 pm, a short pizza break, and then Group Dynamix fun events until 8 pm.   Please make every effort to attend if you are a Youth Leader.   We will also need approximately 5 adult leaders to attend. Please sign-up using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.  If you're attending, you must bring a signed waiver form (attached). 

New Contact Information?

Posted by admin on Aug 24 2014 - 6:51am

At the beginning of each school year, we ask that each Scout and Parent double-check to ensure that we have your current contact information.  Did you get a new email address or cell phone number, did you move homes or jobs?   Please review the information that we have for you by selecting the "Troop Roster" tab on the left side of this website.  If you have changes, please use the "Contact Us" feature on the left side of this website or email webmaster@dallas730.mytroop.us.   Thank you.

More Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted by admin on Aug 21 2014 - 9:54pm

Parents, we are a 100% volunteer organization and we ask that each Scout’s family contribute at least one significant adult volunteer (we have some generous families who contribute up to four significant volunteer positions – thank you!).  We are still looking for more volunteers to fill the following positions for the 2014-2015 school year:  

  1. Assistant Popcorn Kernal (1 person).  We need one assistant who can help our Popcorn Kernal, Jessica White, and assistant, Diana Chavez.   This is a fun, short-term role that primarily involves signing up the troop to participate in the popcorn sale, helping distribute the order forms, submitting the order forms to Circle Ten, and then helping on a Saturday morning on the popcorn order distribution date.   Ideally, we’d like to get a parent of a younger scout who can learn the position this year and then become the Popcorn Kernal next year.

  2. Friends of Scouting Coordinator (2 to 3 people).  This is a relatively short term volunteer position following up with our Troop’s members to obtain 100% participation by our Troop in this very worthwhile fundraiser.  Friends of Scouting helps bring the scouting program to underprivileged kids in the areas served by Circle Ten.  This is a particularly manageable job if we can split the job between 2 or 3 volunteers as we did last year.   This will be a Friends of Scouting kick-off dinner in January or February for all contributors who contributed $500 or more – it is a great event and we’ll need our F.O.S. Coordinators to help fill our typical 2 tables of 10 people (perhaps we can fill 3 tables this year!).   

  3. Winter Camp Coordinator (1 person).  This is a short term volunteer role that involves getting familiar with the Winter Camp sign-up requirements and deadlines, helping to publicize the sign-up dates and deadlines, and then signing up the Scouts’ preferred merit badge selections.   This is typically a 6 week duration and is not terribly time consuming.   

  4. Summer Camp Coordinator (1 person). This position is almost identical to the Winter Camp Coordinator above but involves slightly more time as we have more boys attend Summer Camp.  We have a wonderful Summer Camp Coordinator volunteer book full of tips and tricks to help teach the role to the next volunteer.  There is also some coordination during the actual Summer Camp between parents and our Summer Camp adult scout masters.

  5. Bus Drivers (3 people). We need at least 3 more adults who are willing to obtain their Class C Commercial Driver’s License in order to drive our Troop’s short white school bus.   We need these volunteers to be able to drive to and from our longer camp out destinations.  We are very blessed to have our own Troop bus but we need volunteers to help drive the boys.   For the details, please see the tab on the left entitled “Become a Bus Driver!”

  6. Membership Coordinator (1 person).  We have one Membership Coordinator already, but we’d like at least one more to help ensure that we’re obtaining all of the BSA membership applications, obtaining the signatures of requisite Troop leaders and for adult applications, the signature of our St. Mark’s Chartered Organizational Representative, and submitting the paperwork to Circle Ten’s offices on Harry Hines.   No special skills required other than enthusiasm.  This is a great way to get to know our new Scout families!

  7. Spring Picnic Organizer (1 person).  This is another short term volunteer position.  The Spring Picnic Coordinator selects the date after consulting with St. Mark’s, publicizes the date, and assigns duties for the various tasks.  We have a wonderful volunteer book for this position that is full of tips and tricks to help make this volunteer position successful. 

  8. Merit Badge Counselor Round-Up Coordinator and Merit Badge Curriculum Planner (1 Person).    This is short term (30 to 45 days) job. The volunteer for this job solicits volunteers within our Troop’s adults to sign-up to become a Merit Badge Counselor, ensures that the BSA required paperwork is completed and turned into Circle Ten,  and then helps select the Merit Badge curriculum to be help each month during our advancement meetings (once per month).  We typically offer one Eagle required merit badge and one non-Eagle required merit badge each month.

Please email me if you have time to help at webmaster@dallas730.mytroop.us.  Thank you. 

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