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Troop 265 is in its 43rd year of operation and is chartered by Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Flower Mound Texas. At this time, the troop has 55 registered scouts and has produced over 96 Eagle scouts.

We meet every Monday (except Mondays following the monthly campout), at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1401 Crosstimbers Road, Flower Mound, TX 75028. For more information, or to schedule a visit, please use the Contact Us link on the left.

ILST Campout September 26th-28th (Formerly TLT)

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 10:29pm

On September 26th, we will have our ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) Campout at Hickory Creek Park on Lake Lewisville.  This is close, so those that have sporting conflicts can still make it out for some of the event.  This training is necessary for all scouts, and is a pre-requisite for Brownsea Training in December.  If you’ve already done Brownsea, this campout is STILL very important and necessary to attend. This campout is a little different as we are taking the scouts through a leadership curriculum as well as Scout skills training with an adult leader.  This is where the adult leaders teach the scouts how to teach and lead other scouts.   We’ll be covering Communication, Group Dynamics, Troop position specifics, the importance of working together,  Scouting skills such as Knots/Lashings/Fire Building/etc. , and much much more.  Please log onto the website and register for the campout if you are able to attend. 

Bartle 2015 Preliminary Signup

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 10:22pm

Believe it or not it is already time for us to be thinking about summer camp 2015. We must submit preliminary numbers to Heart of America Council by November.

Fundraising Volunteer Needed

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 10:02pm

The Troop is currently looking for someone to take over Greenery Sales for this Fall.  It involves setting up a table at Lamb of God on three consecutive  Sundays (8:30 to 12:30) for sales, handing out order forms at a Troop meeting, collecting and depositing the funds, placing the order on line, distributing the greenery when it arrives, including at least one Sunday at Lamb of God.

Service Hours Opportunity

Posted on Sep 17 2014 - 9:28pm

The DFW Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is needing volunteers to help at the  annual Ride for Kids event on Sunday Oct 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The shift is from 7am to 12:30 pm and a one hour training is required either Thursday night or Saturday morning before the event. Therefore you would earn 6.5 service hours. You will also be provided with breakfast and lunch. The Ride for Kids event is a motorcycle ride from TMS through the countryside and back to TMS.  We have pediatric brain tumor survivors there who go on the ride, we serve lunch, and have a short program at the end. We need all kinds of volunteers from the registration area, to manning the coffee/danish area to helping with lunch, to assisting in the motorcycle parking lot, etc. We need at least one adult to oversee the scouts so please sign up if you can help. Please register on the calendar (www.fmtroop265.org/node/4967) by Sep 20th.

Life to Eagle Seminar

Posted on Sep 11 2014 - 9:35pm

Mr. Gmitro, Topsanah District Advancement Chair, will be putting on his "Life to Eagle" seminar on Saturday, September 20 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Trietsch. No need to register, just show up and be ready to take notes. This seminar will be very helpful for Life Scouts who are starting to think about their Eagle Project, or need to start thinking about their Eagle Project. Parents may attend, too.

It is time for Popcorn sales! (Starts August 16th)

Posted on Aug 14 2014 - 10:49pm

There are 4 kinds of sales:

(1) Show and Sell (SNS)--where we set up in front of businesses as a pack and sell the popcorn (This starts Aug 16th).  Dates:  Aug 16, 17, 23, 24, 31.  Sept 20.

  •  We have great locations (SNS) this year to sell our popcorn with 6 dates:  Walmart Super Center (2499/407) and Cabelas.  So this should make the popcorn sales a bit easier.   Please go to this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ea5a622ab9-20141

(2) Take Order (TO)--where the scout goes door to door to sell the popcorn by taking orders and delivering later. (This starts Sept 6th-order sheets will be out soon) Dates Aug 16th - Oct 7th, product arrival Nov 6th

(3) Show and Deliver (SND)--this is a hybrid of the other 2:  Scouts go door to door with the product available and makes an immediate sale, and the scout also has an order form in case the person wants to order something not available at the time, and delivers that product later: dates Aug 16th - Oct 7thClick here for SND product order sign out sheet.

(4) Online sales--people go to your link, order online and pay, product shipped directly to them, scout gets commission (product is more expensive).  Create your link: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/uploads/bf/bf62cced-1f25-4e16-bf5a-fc5f5716a896.pdf

Suggestions for successful popcorn sales:

  • Try to go out for a short time over a few days if you are selling door to door (take order) Do not let the scout go alone. Please outline safety tips with your scout.
  • Go out as soon as you can to sell.  All the other scouts in the area are also selling popcorn at the same time and there are no territory boundaries.
  • Collect Money on Take order up front, you are responsible for that money.  It is due Nov 14th
  • Give donation slips for the military donations.  I have these available.

Prizes and commission

  • If we sell over $7000 during the Show and Sell (SNS) time, then the commission will be 35%.  This is the amount that will be put into the scout account.
    • This percentage carries over into Take order, so it is very important to get out and have a good SNS
    • Less then $7000 in SNS gets 30%.
  • All sales types eligible for the commission.
  • There are also individual prizes from council that the scouts choose based on how much popcorn they sell.  There is a new prize vendor this year, so the prizes are different. These are included with the order sheet.  Prize selection is due when Take order sheet is turned in.
  • Credit cards can be an accepted method of payment. 
  • Scouts who sell at least $2,500 (online, mobile, face-to-face or combination) in any calendar year can receive 6% of their total sales invested in their own college scholarship account.  Let me know if you reach this amount as I have to contact council.  Here is the link for more info:  http://sell.trails-end.com/content/b6b081445f2d113/college-scholarship---funded-by-trail%27s-end 
  • There is a prize for filling the entire Take Order sheet with orders.  The address cannot be the same on each line!  Let me know if you do this.
  • There is a chance to win a spot to Philmont this year.  Must sell $2500 to qualify for the drawing.

General Popcorn information

Credit cards can be an accepted method of payment. This is easier at a Show and Sell venue, but can be done for Take order and Show and Deliver as well.  Let me know if you want to explore that option for Take order or Show and Deliver. 

Download military donation receipts to print at home:
      Black and white: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/uploads/d4/d42df7b8-3142-48fc-80cb-d594625fec7b.pdf 
     
Color: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/uploads/9c/9c04e6c0-01f0-433b-8208-9390cf048a13.pdf

 *If you have any questions, please let me know: Tammy Kidwell, 214-675-5174, skyhag65@aol.com

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