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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.

Climbing Merit Badge Finish Up Class

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 8:49am

What:  Complete the Climbing Merit Badge from the October Campout

When: Sunday, November 29 from 1-3PM or 3-5PM  (please sign up for one of the sessions, each will be limited to 8 scouts)

Where:  TBD, One of the Summit indoor climbing gym locations, but probably Grapevine Summit based on the outstanding requirements

Who: Scouts who wish to complete their climbing merit badge from the October campout.  If there are open slots, other scouts may come who wish to complete the requirements that we will cover.  Mario will be there to help us.

REQUIREMENTS:  Please bring $20 for a Summit day pass and climbing equipment.

You MUST have the following done to be allowed to stay to complete the climbing requirements.  Print the worksheet, using the merit badge book complete the following sections to discuss with a counselor:  1abb (worksheet is in error should be a “c”), 2, 4abc, 6acd

Again, you will not be allowed to stay if you have not completed the worksheet sections before you arrive.  Please be sure you are ready so your parents do not make a unnecessary trip.

To sign up, please use the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website

Time to Sign-Up for Winter Camp 2015!

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 8:48am

Scouts, if you want to have a GREAT time, earn 4 camping nights towards your 20 nights AND earn merit badges or get TFC sign-offs, please join us at Winter Camp! We have reserved the Black Bear campsite 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). Registration for merit badges opened on 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.

Sign Up for a Board of Review

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 8:43am
There will be several opportunities for boards of review prior to the Court of Honor.
11/16 (This is a Patrol Leaders Council meeting, but we will have a board available.)
11/30 (This will be a busy night, so please do not wait until the last minute.)
Prior to your board of review make sure that you have completed all of your rank requirements and have participated in a Scout Master conference with Mr. Pigg.  To set up your board, please contact Mr. Powell at MichaelWPowell@icloud.com or at 214.914.8666.
Kindest regards,
M. Powell

Merit Badge Counselor Application

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 8:43am

Adults and Parents, the BSA has issued a new Merit Badge Counselor Application form (attached to this announcement) and Circle Ten is only accepting the new form.  So if you'd like to volunteer to become a new Merit Badge Counselor, please make sure to complete the attached new form and email it to our Merit Badge Counelor Coordinator - Anjelika Dattatreya and cc: troop730advancement@gmail.com.  Our coordinator will obtain the signatures of both the Troop Committee Chairman and our Chartered Organization Representative (Jason Lange at St. Mark's) and submit the completed application to Circle Ten, and our Advancement Coordinator will record which badges that you're volunteering to teach.  Thank you!

Want an Easy Way to See Advancement Information?

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 8:42am

Update: In order to see the most up to date advancement information on your TM Mobile app on your phone, you must "sync" on your phone by selecting the two arrows in a circular pattern (see the top right of the image below).  After syncing, the advancement information on your phone will be up to date.   Thanks!



You can download the app on your phone called "TM Mobile" published by TroopMaster software.  Download it from the app store for your smart phone, and then follow the following instructions: 

  1. Open the TM Mobile and go to the tools settings (the two crossed shovels symbol near the top of the screen)
  2. Select the "TroopMasterWeb2" server.
  3. In the "Customer #: type in 068159
  4. Type in your scout's User ID:  same instructions as above - FirstnameLast initial.  If your scout's name is John Smith, your user ID would be JohnS
  5. Type in your password: you last name with the first letter uppercase.  In the example above, the password would be Smith.
  6. Select "save changes"
  7. Then hit the "Sync" button and the data should load onto your phone - it takes about 1 to 2 minutes for it load.
  8. From the home screen, you can see the contact information that we have for you, your advancement status, etc. 

Adult volunteers, if you do not currently have a son in the troop, please use your own first and last name.  If you cannot log on, please email webmaster@dallas730.mytroop.us.   

Sign Up for the Collections Merit Badge!

Posted on Nov 5 2015 - 1:14pm

Scouts, the Collections merit badge is featured in Boys Life this month! Sign up to earn your collections merit badge November 30. Download the work book, do the work sheets and bring them with a sample of your collection to wrap up this MB in one night!! Start collecting Now if you don't have a collection yet. ASM L. Zinn.

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