Spring Campouts

Posted on Jan 18 2017 - 7:27am

We just posted the dates for upcoming campouts - so signup today!

- March 24th - 26th - Stone Ranch - Honey Grove, TX
- April 21st - 23rd - Cross Timbers, TX
- May 26th - 28th - Beaver's Bend Oklahoma

Parent’s Committee meeting Monday (1/16)

Posted on Jan 14 2017 - 10:04pm

Troop 416 Parents:

Please attend the Parent’s Committee meeting on Monday (1/16) at 7:30 PM at Preston Meadows Lutheran Church (6801 Coit Road, Plano). 

Troop Outing to The Heard (1/22)

Posted on Jan 13 2017 - 10:42am

Instead of our regular troop meeting - we'll be meeting at the Heard in McKinney (at our normal time 1:30 PM).  Meet in the Parking Lot.  Admission is $8.

We'll be enjoying the afternoon outdoors.  Key activities include:

- 5-Mile Hike for Trail to First Class scouts

- Orienteering Course

- Check out the animals and the museum

This is a great opportunity for all scouts.  Remember to dress appropriately and bring a water bottle.

Pizza Party - January 29th (Sell Mulch!)

Posted on Jan 12 2017 - 5:17pm

Troop 416,

I'm buying pizza for the troop! 
In order to start strong with mulch sales, I am challenging ALL scouts to submit at least one mulch order before this Sunday's meeting.  If we hit our goal of every scout selling at least one order this week, I'll spring for a pizza party for the troop!

High Adventure Planning for Summer 2018

Posted on Jan 9 2017 - 9:58am

For scouts age 13+ in Summer 2018 - we talked about potential High Adventure trips (yes it can take up to 18 months of planning ahead).  Based on scout feedback, the two leading options are:

- Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base (whitewater rafting + mountaineering)

- BSA Northern Tier (week long canoe trip)

We highly suggest all scouts go one at least one high adventure trip - most scouts consider HA the pinnacle of their scouting experience.

Still plenty of time for feedback and ideas.  Please email scoutmaster@troop416.us with any questions, ideas, or feedback.  (see the file with listed options under Files / High Adventure)

Eagle Ceremony - January 8th (after regular meeting)

Posted on Jan 4 2017 - 8:10pm

After the regular Troop meeting (3:30-4:30PM @ PMLC), Aaron S & Ryan K will be having their Eagle Ceremony. Relatively speaking, it will be a short ceremony and “camp food” will be provided immediately afterward. All Troop 416 Scouts and Parents are invited to attend.

The troop has several recent Eagle Rank recipients and several that are very close.  This may be a good opportunity for soon-to-be Eagles and their parents to see what an Eagle ceremony consists of and what type of things a family needs to consider when planning one for their own Scout.  We hope to see you there.