Merit Badge Follow-Ups

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 2:33pm

Electronics MB 

Scouts will need to purchase a kit.  Links to good ones are listed in a Word doc under Files / Merit Badges / Electronics MB.  Check it out!

Pets MB

Ms. Dawn will be at the next upcoming meetings to approve your book/pamphlet on your pet or to check on your short essays.  Don't forget to keep a weekly log to show you are caring for your family's pet!  Fill it in each week and have a parent sign off.  This is very important to show you have helped care for your pet for FOUR months starting last Sunday, Feb. 12. 

Eagle Project - Collecting Clothes for "This Side Up Family"

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 2:01pm
Ben E. has just kicked off his Eagle project to benefit a homeless shelter "This Side Up Family."  The project has two phases - Collecting Clothes (now) and Preparing the Donation (March 25th).
Phase 1 - Now Collecting Clothes Donations
The clothing drive begins now, and for it Ben will collect lightly used clothes (please no dry cleaning, torn articles, or profane content).  Please bring your donations to one of our Troop Meetings or contact Ben directly at spl@troop416.us if you have any questions.
Phase 2 - March 25th Preparing the Donation
Signup today to help sort, clean, prepare, and deliver the donation.  More details to follow.

Parent’s Committee meeting Monday (2/20) at 7:00 (NewTime)

Posted on Feb 17 2017 - 6:43am

Troop 416 Parents:

Please attend the Parent’s Committee meeting on Monday (2/20) at 7:00 PM at Preston Meadows Lutheran Church (6801 Coit Road, Plano). 

Texas House, District 66 Matt Shaheen to visit T416

Posted on Feb 14 2017 - 1:16pm

Due to Troop Elections and other priorities for the meeting on the 26th we have to cancel this arrangement.

We have arranged for Matt Shaheen to visit with T416 on Sunday, March 26th around 2:00 pm.

Mr Shaheen will give a brief overview on his work as our Representative in Austin and the current issues that are being discussed.   He will also meet with Scouts that need requirement 4 for their Citizen in the Community Merit Badge.

This meeting will also help scouts working for their 1st class rank to talk to an elected official in our community.

Please plan on attending the meeting on the 26th so we have a good turnout for Mr Shaheen.

Scouting for Food

Posted on Feb 9 2017 - 9:45pm

First, it is not too late to sign up to help!   Scouting for Food counts for service hours.   So if you need service hours for advancement or NJHS this is a great chance to earn them and help others. 

For the scouts who are helping with Scouting for Food this year below are more details for Saturday:

  • Meet at the Kroger parking lot near 121 and Coit at 9:00 am.    Please be there before 9:00 am so we can get organized and have scouts going with adults to start collecting food by 9:00.
  • Mr Grenier is working on getting more bags.   If you have some grocery bags we can use bring them with you--- always best to be prepared
  • Wear your Class A uniform.    People will recognize the scouting uniform and be more likely to help with canned food donations.
  • We will wrap up food collections around noon and meet at the Taco Bueno near Coit and Legacy to collect all the food into 1 vehicle to take to Emmanuel Lutheran.   We plan to be dismissing the scouts around 12:30 to 1:00.  
  • Some scouts and parents are encouraged to take the food to Emmanuel Lutheran to help stock the shelves and see where the donations really help those in need.   If you have not done this before it is a great experience for the scouts.

If you can’t make it please consider dropping off a donation of cans or cash at Kroger when we start or at Taco Bueno when we finish to help the Emmanuel Lutheran Food Pantry in Dallas.   The food pantry can buy food in bulk so cash donations are always welcome.

Merit Badge Day - This Sunday

Posted on Feb 9 2017 - 9:43pm

All Scouts - time for a mid-winter break (even if it is 70+ degrees) to work on a new merit badge.  We'll have several offered based on your votes from the last Annual Planning Workshop (TOWS).  Such as:  Electronics, Engineering, Space Exploration, Pets, etc.

Be prepared to learn something new!