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"A Day in the Park" Event - Meet at St. Mark's, 9:00 a.m.

Posted on May 27 2016 - 3:29pm

Scouts, the Troop is planning this event at T.P. Hill at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX.  

Because many scouts need patrol bags for the upcoming Day in the Park, we have decided to change the schedule and structure it like a campout. Scouts and their parents should meet at the trailer at St. Mark's at 9:00 AM, where we will organize the gear, then leave for the park. If your schedule does not work with this, we are quite sorry, but you will have to drop your son off at school at 9:00. You do not have to stay, as they will be transported to the park via carpool. Thank you.

Troop 838 offering BSA Swim Test, TFC Reqs and Lifesaving MB - Saturday, May 28, at Town North YMCA, 9:00 a.m.

Posted on May 24 2016 - 8:59am

Troop 838 will host aquatics classes to complete Swim tests, earn TFC swimming requirements and all requirements for Eagle-required Lifesaving merit badge -

Saturday, May 28 at Town North Y:
WHAT:  Aquatics classes to cover these aquatics requirements:
                  BSA Swim Test for scouts and adults attending summer camp:
                  Second Class reqs. 8a,b,c
                  First Class reqs. 9a,b,c
                  Lifesaving merit badge -
                       link to printable Lifesaving badge worksheet:
WHEN:      Saturday, May 28
                     9:00 am to about Noon.
                     Swim test will complete in first 30 minutes, and
                     TFC requirements will probably complete in first 60-90 minutes.
WHERE:    Town North YMCA
                   4332 Northaven Road, Dallas   75229
                   Phone:   (214) 357 8431
BE PREPARED:   For Lifesaving MB
                                  - to swim 400 continuous yards using
                                       4 different  swimming strokes (Req. 1b)
                                  - know same precautions for a safe swim (Second Class)
                                        and precautions for a safe trip afloat (First Class)
BRING:       Swimsuit and towel
                    $15.00 per scout for class if not a member at Town North Y, and
                    $10.00 suggested gratuity for class instructor
                           Checks payable to:   Town North YMCA
QUESTIONS:   Gino Cischke        ginocischke@sbcglobal.net
                          Andy Moyer   214 282 9497    andhm@sbcglobal.net 

BSA Training for Adult Volunteers

Posted on May 24 2016 - 8:59am

Adult volunteers who attend camp outs (including those adults planning on going to Philmont next summer!), please make sure to take BSA training classes when you see them available in the area, or at Summer Camp, or on-line.   For each monthly camp out and for each of our 3 crews going to Philmont, we must have adults trained with:  Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Youth Protection and Weather Hazards.   After you’ve completed ANY training course, please make sure to submit evidence of completion to troop730advancement@gmail.com to ensure that our Troop has a record of your training.   Thank you.

New BSA 2016 Advancement Requirements

Posted on May 24 2016 - 8:58am

Beginning in January 2016, the BSA Advancement requirements were updated. All Scouts starting work on a new rank in 2016 MUST use the 2016 requirements to advance. Scouts who had started a rank in 2015 are grandfathered under the old requirements until they complete that specific rank. Scouts on the Trail to First Class are grandfathered through First Class presuming they achieve First Class NLT December 31, 2016.

Any Scout who has had a BOR for First Class or higher in 2016 must now use the 2016 Advancement requirements for the rank they are working on. The new 2016 Advancement Requirements can be found in the NEW Boy Scout Handbook or online--Scouts are NOT required to purchase a new handbook.

A side-by-side comparison between the pre-2016 and the NEW 2016 requirements for each Rank can be found in the attached document. 

As of January 1, 2017, ALL Scouts will be required to meet the 2016 Advancement requirements for every new rank regardless of when the work on that rank was started.

Want to Earn some Merit Badges this Summer?

Posted on May 21 2016 - 11:26am

Scouts, if you have any time this summer, the National Scouting Museum has a robust offering of merit badges throughout the summer.  The merit badge counselors are typically excellent but do require that you "be prepared" for each merit badge.  Part of being prepared is bringing an "opened" blue card to the beginning of your MB class--one that has been signed or "opened" by the Scoutmaster.

To see the offerings and register, please see the museum's website at http://www.bsamuseum.org/Programs-Events/Calendar.

Troop 730 Trailer Graphics

Posted on May 15 2016 - 9:17am

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