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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.

Return to Class A Uniforms

Posted on Aug 29 2014 - 8:55am

Return to Class A Uniforms 
With school starting again, it is time to start wearing Class A uniforms to Troop meetings again. The Class A uniform includes your Scout shirt, shorts, belt and socks. Neckerchiefs and sashes are for formal occasions such as Courts of Honor.

Life to Eagle Seminar

Posted on Aug 29 2014 - 8:55am

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.

Come and Get 'em at the Fall Court of Honor!

Posted on Aug 25 2014 - 8:53pm

The date for the fall Court of Honor has been changed to Sunday, September 7. It will still be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Lamb of God Lutheran Church. Please plan to attend to see your Scout get his share of the 300 Merit Badges that will be awarded. There will also be a slide show of the three summer camps our Scouts attended.Dessert will  be provided, there are no food assignments.

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

Plan Ahead for Rank Advancements

Posted on Aug 7 2014 - 10:23pm


Our next Troop Court of Honor is on the calendar for Sunday, September 14. If you are planning to get a rank advancement before the Court of Honor, please pay attention to the following dates:

Monday, August 18 - Last date for a Scout Spirit
Monday, August 25 - Last date for a Scoutmaster Conference
Monday, September 1 - Labor Day Holiday - No Troop meeting
Monday, September 8 - Last date for a Board of Review
Sunday, September 14 - Court of Honor

Requests to race through the three steps of Rank Advancement in one evening will no longer be granted except under special circumstances. Failure to plan ahead is not a special circumstance.  :) 

Susan White
Advancement Chair

Fishing and Rifle Shooting Merit Badges available at Bass Pro Shops

Posted on Aug 7 2014 - 10:22pm


BSA and Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine are offering two merit badge classes for Scouts in Fishing and Rifle Shooting. Classes are taught at the Grapevine store on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6pm according to the following schedule:

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