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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.

Winter Camp Meeting at 7 pm on Monday, December 15th

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 4:51pm

Scouts attending Winter Camp, we have an important planning meeting on Monday night.  

1.  Pre-monday night, scouts, please think about their meal plan especially if they are doing the cooking merit badge.  This might be  a way to divide into Winter Camp patrols to space out the cooking requirements.

2.  Need all people going to winter camp to be there Monday night and let ASM Darlak, Pfaff and Schaeffer know if they cannot attend.

3.  Monday night we will work on winter camp patrols, and ensure enough cooking opportunities for the scouts needing their cooking / camping merit badge.

I wonder if the Troop has my advancement status correct?

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 4:49pm

Scouts, ever wonder if the Troop's records on your advancement status are correct or up to date?   You can always check your advancement status by selecting the tab on the left entitled "Advancement Info" and follow the log-in instructions to see your advancement information, verify that we have your correct contact information, etc.   You can run reports to see your individual history, your individual participation, what items remain outstanding for any partial merit badges - it contains a wealth of information.   If is a web-based version of our primary advancement software, TroopMaster.  If you see any items that need to be updated, please scan and email your scout advancement pages to our Advancement Coordinator at advancement@dallas730.mytroop.us.   Thanks.

Positions of Responsibility

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 4:48pm

Scouts, if you're a First Class Scout or higher rank but not yet an Eagle Scout, you MUST have a Position of Responsibility to keep advancing pursuant to BSA national policies.   If you don't have a P.O.R. and you're a First Class or higher ranked scout, please complete the attached form. Please follow the instructions on the form (including emailing it to the 4 email addresses at the bottom of the form).   What are your options? Please read the attached Detailed Descriptions of the Positions of Responsibility document attached to this announcement. 

Scouts - Need to Submit Advancement Items or Ask Advancement Questions to our Advancement Coordinator?

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 4:45pm

Scouts, do you need to submit advancement Items or ask advancement questions to our Advancement Coordinator, Mrs. McCutchan?  Please make sure to email her at our Troop's official advancement email address - troop730advancement@gmail.com or advancement@dallas730.mytroop.us (Please do not her personal email account).   The advancement records are stored in our Troop's official advancement email account so that the advancement information will be available for future advancement coordinators and scoutmasters.  Thanks!

50 Mile Hike Spring Break Trip with Mr. Zapendowski in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville TX

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 3:58pm

ASM Zapendowski invites all Scouts, Scouters, and Friends of Scouting from Troop 730 and beyond, for a 5-day, 50-mile backpacking trip to Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville TX. We will depart Dallas on Friday evening March 6 and return on Wednesday evening March 11, or depart on Tuesday evening March 10, return Sunday evening March 15, depending what dates work best. We will hike for five days, 10 miles per day, carry all our food and gear, purify water, camp, and come back home with lots of fun memories from days full of sweating under a heavy backpack. This camp is open to all scouts and families. Typical cost of these trips is under $100, including food and travel by bus. Please contact ASM Zapendowski at 214-908-4969 or at piotr.zapendowski@gmail.com.  Sam Houston National Forest is beautiful in March, see you there!  If you want to sign-up, please register using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.

Merit Badge Offerings at The Perot Museum!

Posted on Dec 11 2014 - 3:58pm

Scouts and Parents, the Perot Musuem has a growing list of Merit Badge Offerings.  For sign-up instructions, please see below. Upcoming workshops on the calendar are listed below. You can register directly on the site by going here:

13 Dec 2014 - Citizenship in the Community
13 Dec 2014 - Birding
18 Jan 2015 - Geology
22 Feb 2015 - Geology
12 Apr 2015 - Birding
21 Jun 2015 - Citizenship in the Nation
12 Jul 2015 - Fingerprinting
2 Aug 2015 - Fingerprinting
6 Sep 2015 - Citizenship in the Community

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