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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.

American Red Cross CPR AED FA Training

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 5:31pm

Mr. Schaeffer will be offering two training sessions for American Red Cross certification in CPR AED and first aid on Nov. 10th & 19th.  (I know these are school and workdays, but I am training DCT staff and have space in the classes if you are available.)  I will also offer two sessions of recertification for anyone who is currently certified on Nov. 18Th one at 9:00 and one at 11:30.  Please sign up with the event registration feature. 

Want to Earn your Archery Merit Badge??

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 2:07pm

UPDATE:  Troop 730's date has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9th from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Sign-up using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.  Scouts, if you want to earn your Archery merit badge in a group of other Troop 730 scouts, please email Mrs. Schultz who will contact the Archery merit badge counselor for some available dates and times.   

Sign-Up for Winter Camp!

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 1:47pm

Scouts, if you want to have a GREAT time, earn 4-5 camping nights towards your 20 nights AND earn merit badges or get TFC sign-offs, please join us at Winter Camp! We have reserved our favorite camp site at Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp in Athens, TX from Dec-27 through Dec-31 for Winter Camp. At camp this year, 41 merit badge courses, including several Eagle-required, are being offered. This is also a great opportunity to work on the Eagle required Cooking and Camping merit badges while cooking for your patrol or troop leaders. You can also enjoy the climbing tower, the shooting range, horseback riding and the Indian Village. If you are up for it compete for your troop by participating in competitions such as caveman golf, tug-o-war, archery, rifle and shotgun shooting, fishing, cooking, a 5k run or the polar bear swim (only for the BRAVEST of scouts). While school is out, this is a great time to knock out some camping nights and earn credit towards Eagle required merit badges (Camping and Cooking) as well as take other Eagle or non-Eagle merit badges or earn TFC requirements, but most importantly, have some FUN!

To sign up, please use the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website. Please write in the comments section which merit badges you would like to register for (see the attachment for those offered). We can register for merit badges starting Nov. 1st, and some of the more popular offerings are first come, first served, so the sooner you get your selection in, the sooner I can register you.

Please note: Each scout can register for 3 hours of morning merit badge sessions (each merit badge class is typically 1 hour per day for 3 days)--please prioritize your requests. It is a good idea to add backups in case an offering gets full. If you are a TFC scout, you should register for the TFC offering which will take 3 hours each morning, so there is no room for additional merit badges. In the afternoons, there are additional programs available for scouts: Ham Radio certification and Intro to Troop Leadership Skills for scouts in a position of responsibility. I will sign all of us up for the pen turning.

Adults, we need a minimum of three more adult leaders who can attend the entire session (we typically have 4 adult leaders there). Adults who attend can sign up for CPR/First Aid/AED training, Wilderness and Remote First Aid and Hunter Education.

 If you have any questions, please contact ASM Joe Darlak at jdarlak@earthlink.net or 214-642-3725. Thanks.

Popcorn Order are Due on Monday, October 27th

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 1:47pm

Scouts, please bring your popcorn order forms and money to turn in to our Popcorn Kernels, Mrs. White and Mrs. Chavez to our meeting on Monday, October 27th.  Please make sure to total the dollar amount of your order and confirm that your money total matches the total amount due on your order form.   Also, please make sure that your name is on the order form.   We also suggest keeping a photocopy of your order form for your records.   If you are NOT submitting an order form because all of your sales were on-line sales, please email Mrs. White and Mrs. Chavez to let them know.   Our Popcorn Kernels will be following up with every scout who does not turn in a popcorn order form after Monday, October 27th - please be courteous to our adult volunteers and turn in your order form and money to our Popcorn Kernels on time.   Thank you!

Time to Sign-Up for Northern Tier - June 13th through June 20th (Ely, Minnesota)

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 1:47pm

Scouts, it is time to sign-up for our Troop's trip to Northern Tier in the boundary waters between Minnesota and Canada.   The trip will be from June 13th though June 20th.   Mr. Zapendowski will be leading the trip.  We only have 8 slots for the trip, and 3 slots are already taken.   If you want to see more about the Northern Tier, please see www.ntier.org and look at the Summer Treks section.  For more detailed information, please contact Mr. Zapendowski. If you want to sign-up, please use the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.  Please note that you must be 14 years old at the time of the trip OR graduated from 8th grade and be at least 13 years old.  Troop 730 is sending a crew of 8 (or multiple crews of 8) to BSA high adventure Northern Tier Base in June 2015. That's one week after Summer Camp at Hale Scout Reservation. We will spend six days canoeing Boundary Waters, possibly including Quetico Provincial Park. Northern Tier is one of three BSA Triple Crown bases, besides Philmont in New Mexico, and Sea Base in Florida. $100 deposit is necessary to reserve a spot. Please keep in mind that Northern Tier does not refund fees. Crews are 6-8 members. Northern Tier charges $605 per day per crew, so it's most economical to fill crews up to 8 members. Prior trips came up to approximately $800 per participant. Cost of the trip includes: Northern Tier fees; round trip airfare to Minneapolis; car rental for a week. Please contact ASM Zapendowski at 214-908-4969 or at piotr.zapendoswki@gmail.com.  for more details. It's wet and cold there, it's windy, mosquitoes want to eat you alive, canoes and gear are very heavy. It's a challenge... who's up? Hol-Ry!

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

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 1:46pm

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.

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