About Us



Preston Meadow Lutheran Church (PMLC), 6801 Coit (at Legacy) Road, Plano, is the chartering organization–in the Circle Ten Council (Iron Horse District)–and the meeting place, for Troop 416.  The Troop was designed to serve the “four corners” neighborhoods of Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and Plano.  Boys who attend, or will attend, Frisco Liberty High School are the majority of the members, but all are welcome.

Troop 416 started in April of 2006 with 10 Scouts, aged 11-12, and has grown to over 80 Scouts, aged 11-17, of all Scout ranks.  The troop is led by the Senior Patrol Leader under the direction of the Scoutmaster. Numerous Assistant Scoutmasters are adult advisors to the Scouts of this boy-run Troop.  Other BSA registered adults support the Scouts’ efforts as merit badge counselors, or as Troop Committee members.  The Scouts and their adult advisors have all received the appropriate training for their leadership positions.

To serve the needs of older scouts (14+) that want to concentrate on high adventure and sporting activities, the troop has recently formed Venture crew 416.  While we encourage the crew to remain active in the troop, the crew does have one separate meeting a month and some of their own campouts.  For an example, the crew has participated with the troop on several backpacking trips while also participating in crew only scuba diving and rock climbing events.  Next summer, the crew is planning a high adventure kayaking/ horseback riding 50 mile trek and they are looking into a scuba diving trip to the Caribbean in 2011.

Troop 416 meets weekly, on Sunday afternoons, at PMLC, from 1:30pm-3:00pm.  They follow a program plan which is developed annually by the boys themselves.  Monthly, weekend camping trips are tied to merit badge themes, selected by the boys, such as:  Camping Skills, Swimming, Small Boat Sailing, Fishing, Geology, Rock Climbing, and Rifle Shooting.  The Scouts do frequent service projects in the community-such as the “Scouting for Food” drive, in February.  Troop 416 always attends a week-long summer camp and a week of winter camp (during the winter school break).  They have also organized a number of high adventure outings.  Some of the activities include canoeing and backpacking.

Additionally, the Scouts work in patrols of diverse ages and ranks to carry out their patrol responsibilities.  Every Scout who has joined has increased his Scout rank.  The Troop Committee has set up a TroopUniform and Gear closet to help growing Scouts get, and stay, outfitted.

Through the generosity of Scout supporters such as individual Troop 416 Scout families, Preston Meadow Lutheran Church, and anonymous donors, they have acquired a Troop trailer, a Troop library, tents, and camping equipment.  “Earning your own way” is a hallmark of Scouting and these energetic Scouts, and their parents, have raised funds for their activities and troop supplies through Trail’s End popcorn sales, staffing concession stands at local parks, and selling competitively-priced bagged mulch.

For overall program excellence, Troop 416 is recognized as a BSA Centennial Quality Unit.

All boys (and interested adults) are invited to see if Troop 416 is for them by contacting us for further information, visiting a Troop meeting, going camping with the Troop, or assisting with any of the Troop’s service projects.  Event details, the calendar, program of work, future high adventure plans, aphoto gallery, as well as policies and other information, are detailed on the Troop Website.


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Boy Scout Troop 416
Preston Meadow Lutheran Church

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