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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.

Troop e-mails

Posted on Apr 11 2014 - 4:18pm

Our website and e-mail list provider continue to work through options regarding the Yahoo e-mail issue (info) that impacted everyone. In the meantime we have restricted the ability to send "Announce" e-mails since replying to these e-mails caused it to go back out to the entire troop!

If you have news that needs to go to the entire troop send an e-mail to Bruce White, the webmaster. You can find his e-mail - or any other member's e-mail - by clicking on the Troop Roster menu option on the website. (We do not put e-mail addresses directly on the web page due to spambots that search webpages.)

YPT

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 9:33pm

We are encouraging all parents in Troop 265 to take Youth Protection Training (YPT). It only takes a few minutes to complete, and will benefit the troop greatly. If you take this, you can participate in all activities. Remember to print your certificate out after finishing and let Mr. James know. To take Youth Protection training go to www.MyScouting.org and create an account. Then from the MyScouting.org portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training.

Camp Cards

Posted on Mar 29 2014 - 2:39pm

This is a great way for you to earn money for your scouting activities.  The cards sell for $5.00 and you earn $2.50 per card.  This money goes directly into your scout account for your expenses. 
 
Sales will run from March 8 to April 27.  All money and  unsold cards must be returned to Mrs. McCarty by Monday May 5th.  Sign up online for Kroger locations at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EA5A622AB9-troop

Note from Mrs. McCarty: PARENTS - If you shop at Kroger this is a great way to help fund your scout.  I buy 10 cards.  Each card has a $5.00 coupon to Kroger when you spend $50.00 I use thes cards when I shop so it does not cost me anything and Craig gets $25.00 in his account.  Most Krogers will let you break up your order so if you ever shop at Kroger its easy to use your coupons.
 
THIS WILL BE MY LAST YEAR handling camp cards.  If anyone is interested in taking over this responsiblity for the Troop, this would be a great time to see how its done.  This is a very easy way to help the troop. You email how many cards the troop wants, you sign up on the Council web sight for Kroger slots, you pick up the cards ( at Trietsch) you distribute to the scouts and collect cards and money from the scouts and turn it all in to council ( at Trietsch).

Rank Advancement Procedure

Posted on Mar 27 2014 - 12:34pm

All scouts should take a moment to review the newly revised Rank Advancement Procedures on the the Troop website. I realize that I have been too accommodating by allowing the boys to have their Scout Spirit, Scoutmaster Conference and sometimes a Board of Review all on the same night. They have now come to expect to be able to fast track the advancement process and I have been slammed with last minute requests before each Court of Honor. We will now be going back to the old way of doing things:  Scout Spirit the first week, Scoutmaster Conference the second week, and Board of Review the third week. This way the SPL, the SM and I will all be able to schedule these meetings ahead of time and we won't be rushing this important part of the scouting experience.

Two words of advice for scouts:  Plan Ahead! The date of the next Court of Honor is already on the calendar, so you all know when it will be. I can look up your records anytime if you have questions about your status. Also, Mr. White has upgraded the Troop website so you can now click on your rank and see all of your rank dates, your merit badges earned, and requirements remaining for your next rank advancement. This should be a very helpful tool for you, but if you need more detailed information, you can always contact me.

I know how important advancement is to the scouts and their parents, so I am here to help you in any way. I just don't want to go crazy doing it.

Susan White
Advancement Chair
972-539-5074

Rank Progress now on Website

Posted on Mar 26 2014 - 8:50pm

Scouts can now see what they need to complete to advance to the next rank. To view, go to the Troop Roster and find you name either by Patrol or under Scouts. Then click your name to bring up your member information page. Finally click on your current rank which is next to your name in parenthesis. This will bring up your advancement progress. The top shows previous rank advancement dates and merit badges earned. The bottom shows what has been completed to move to the next rank and what is left to do. Information is only as current as what you have told Mrs. White.

Membership Applications Due

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 9:36pm

New Scouts - Please remember to get your BSA applications turned in at the Troop Meeting on March 17. Membership dues are $18 plus $12 if you wish to receive Boys Life magazine. Checks should be made out to Troop 265. Applications and checks can be turned in to Yolanda Wikle or Susan White at the next Troop meeting.