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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.

Friends of Scouting Dinner and Annual Fundraiser

Posted on Jan 22 2015 - 2:15pm

Parents, our Troop is so blessed with the time, talents and resources of our membership.  There are many, many troops in the Dallas area that need help supplying a full scouting program to its youth members.  Our Friends of Scouting chairperson, Andy McRoberts, and his vice-chair, Kelly Heatly, need your help in raising funds for our annual Friends of Scouting fundraiser.  Our Troop's goal is to raise $20,000 this year.   Please consider making a generous donation when Andy or Kelly contacts you or email them at the address at bottom below Scout Law. If you give $500 or more, you'll be invited to the annual Friends of Scouting dinner on Thursday, March 5th at the Omni Dallas Hotel in the Dallas Ballroom starting at 6 pm - it is always a wonderful evening celebrating the core values of scouting.  Here are some great facts to help make up your mind:

Friends of Scouting Overview

  • Scouting Develops:  Character, Leadership Skills, Physical Fitness and Values
  • 100% of the money raised in the Friends of Scouting fundraiser stays with Circle Ten
  • Circle Ten has 54,942 Scouts and serves 12 North Texas Counties
  • 40,388 Scouts participated in the four Circle Ten camp facilities in 2013
  • 9,266 Disadvantaged Scouts are able to participate (Trevor Reese Jones Scholarship Fund)
  • 1,007 Circle Ten Scouts earned Eagle Rank in 2013
  • 240,976 Service Hours given in 2013 (includes Eagle Projects)
  • 395,217 Cans of Food Collected

Friends of Scouting Funding

$12,484,791 total expenses in 2013 (4 camps, 2 service centers, 70 full time employees, 40 program specialists and 250 summer employees)

  • 28% of Annual Budge is funded from Friends of Scouting
  • $265 is the cost for one Scout to participate in scouting for one year

 Scout Law – “Do a Good Turn Daily”

 Please contact Andy McRoberts (ajm@mcrobertsinc.com), or Kelly Heatly (heatly@swbell.net). 

POR Training

Posted on Jan 21 2015 - 1:20pm

UPDATED:  POR (positon of responsibility) training will be held on Sunday January 25th, 1:30-4:00pm in Nearburg Hall.  All Scouts needing a POR and Patrol Leaders are required to attend. POR assignments will be announced at the training. Please signup on the Troop website so we have training materials available for you. We also need a few adults to assist, so please indicate if you will be attending. According to our records in TroopMaster, the following boys need POR credit to continue advancing in Scouts and should attend the POR training session this Sunday (in addition to all elected Patrol Leaders): Gabriel B., Beto B., Jake D., Jack H., Cameron L., Eduardo LB, Kamal M., Nehemiah M., Ethan M., Josh M., Ethan P., Ayush S., Jackson S., Roshan V., Zen W., and Meyer Z.  Thanks, ASM Pittson

Orienteering with NTOA at Camp Wisdom - January 31st

Posted on Jan 21 2015 - 1:20pm

Are you working on the Orienteering MB? Or do you need the 1st Class orienteering requirement? If so, there is an orienteering meet at Camp Wisdom in Dallas on January 31st—it doesn’t get any more convenient than this! If you are interested in attending, please register using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.  See the event schedule below. Scouts should arrive at least 30 minutes before the first beginner’s clinic for the merit badge briefing. Scouts should wear clothes suitable for bushwhacking through the forest. Running shoes or boots are OK. Long pants or jeans, gaiters, or tall socks would be good. Bring suitable outdoor gear for the weather conditions (jacket, poncho or rain suit, gloves, hat, etc.). Orienteering meets are held even if raining. Also compass, watch, canteen or water bottle, and whistle (loaners available). Many bring a sack lunch for after they run. Awards are given after the competition.

 The Schedule (http://www.ntoa.com/events/20150131wisdom/tab_general.htm)

08:30 - 08:45 : Arrive at Camp Wisdom

09:00 - 10:30 : Registration. You must arrive and register by 10:30 AM. If pre-registered, you must check-in and pay your fees by 10:30 AM

09:00 - 09:30 : BSA Merit badge clinic  Find out more: http://www.ntoa.com/bsa/head_boyscouts.htm

09:30 - 09:45 : Beginner's clinic. Additional clinics may be held if there is a need and an instructor is available.

10:00 - 12:00 : Competitor's start the course, 1 person every minute on each course. No starts will be allowed after 12:00 except where the number of participants on a course requires additional start times

10:00 - 02:00 : Competitor's on the course. Every person must return to finish and check in by 02:00 PM.

02:00 - 02:30 : Award Ceremony. Or as soon as results are tallied after 02:00 PM.

02:00 - 04:00 : Control Marker Pickup. Get extra experience. Volunteer to pick up a few control bags.

 Contact ASM Darlak or ASM Avila if you have any questions. Thanks.

Positions of Responsibility - Due Now!

Posted on Jan 15 2015 - 12:59pm

Attention all Scouts needing a POR - position of responsibility. You require a POR if you are a Scout first class and above. To request a POR, fill out a ‘Leadership Position Application’ and email to the addresses listed on the form. The form can be found on the Troop website – Files section, page 2.

Shotgun Merit Badge Make-Up Class on January 17, 2015

Posted on Jan 13 2015 - 3:23pm

The shotgunning merit badge makeup session that is scheduled for this Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Camp Trevor Rees Jones (the site of Winter Camp in Athens, Texas).  If you need to complete the shooting qualification requirement, this is is a good opportunity, as certified shooting instructors will conduct the session.  Please note that if your son is going to attend, he must register for the shotgunning session at the website in the email directly below (c10shootingsports.org).  The site also has other information regarding the cost, etc.

Troop Elections on Monday, January 12th at 7 pm

Posted on Jan 8 2015 - 12:19pm

Our Troop elections are on Monday, January 12th so please make every effort to be there to elect our next Senior Patrol Leader and your new Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders.  

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