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Welcome to Troop 265's Website!

Troop 265 was established in 1972 and is chartered by Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound Texas. The troop averages 60-80 registered scouts and has produced over 115 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.

Trailer Design Contest - See your creative ideas become reality!

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:10pm

Have you been meaning to work on a design for our new troop trailer this summer but haven't quite gotten around to it? Well, it's not too late, but you'd better work fast! The submission date for trailer designs has been set as Monday, August 10, 2015. Designs can be submitted to Scoutmaster Kidwell or Committee Chair Mike Rochelle. Designs can be submitted on a flash drive, CD or paper. The following week committee members will choose three designs which will later be voted upon by registered scouts from Troop 265. Submissions must adhere to the following design criteria:

-Includes words and Eagle's Nest as on old trailer
-Add "Established in 1972"
-Consider adding O/A and all the camps we frequent
-No design on the front V of the trailer
-Consider cost of multiple colors/full color before submitting

So get busy and get creative! We can't wait to see all of the great ideas our scouts will come up with!

Popcorn Time Again!

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:09pm

It is time for Popcorn sales! (Starts August 15th) There are 4 kinds of sale. Please notes dates and sales structures for each of these: (1) Show and Sell (SNS)--we set up in front of businesses as a troop and sell the popcorn • Right now we have these dates: Aug 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, Sept 6. • Locations at this time: Super Walmart (2499/407), Bass Pro Grapevine, Cabela’s near Alliance Airport. • All sales commissions and a percentage of donations are pooled into one amount from all locations/dates. These are dispersed to the scout accounts based upon amount of time worked by each scout. There is no “good/bad” location or time; we all work together to make sales/donations. • Please go to this link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094EA5A622AB9-20151 (2) Take Order (TO)--the scout goes door to door to sell the popcorn by taking orders and delivering later. • Dates Sept 5th - Oct 5th, product arrival Nov 5-7thth • Money and prize selection due Nov 15th. • Order forms will be passed out to interested scouts the first week of Sept. • The commission from sales go directly into the scout account of the scout making the sale. (3) Show and Deliver (SND)--this is a hybrid of SNS and TO: Scouts go door to door with the product available from SNS and makes an immediate sale. 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 Sept 5th - Oct 5th, product arrival Nov 5-7th • Money and prize selection due Nov 15th. • SND product order sign out sheet on the troop website. Fill this out to check out popcorn. • Order forms and product will be passed out to interested scouts the first week of Sept. • The commission from sales go directly into the scout account of the scout making the sale. (4) Online sales--people go to your unique link, order online and pay, and the product is shipped directly to them. The scout gets the sales commission (product is more expensive). • Link will be posted when site is live • Make sure you have the right unit: Troop 265, Longhorn Council, Topsanah District, especially if you were recently in a pack. If the information/account is incorrect, the scout will not receive any credit for the sale! Suggestions for successful popcorn sales: • Try to go out for a short time over a few days if you are selling door to door. 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 15th • Give donation slips for the military donations. • There are also “calling card” style business size cards if you would like to leave those who purchase. These are available on the troop website. Prizes and commission • If we sell over $7000, then the commission will be 35%. This is the amount that will be put into the scout account. o This is for Show and Sell (SNS) or Take Order (TO), not the combined total o This percentage carries over into Take order if achieved during SNS, so it is very important to get out and have a good SNS o 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. • 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. • 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. General Popcorn information • Credit cards can be an accepted method of payment. o 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: o Black and white: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/d42df7b8-3142-... o Color: http://www.longhorncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/9c04e6c0-01f0-... *If you have any questions, please let me know: Tammy Kidwell, 214-675-5174, skyhag65@aol.com

Philmont Meeting - Saturday, August 1st

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:05pm

 We would like to have a kick off meeting next weekend at Lamb of God Church at 1:30PM- Fellowship Hall inside the Church.

 I would like to consider this meeting Mandatory for everyone that is planning to attend Philmont.  We will be locking in the money very soon, and we need to be certain everyone is on board and financially committed.

Coin Collecting Merit Badge offered this Summer

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 12:17am

While out and about this summer, you can earn the coin collecting merit badge. You need to collect about 20 coins of a certain type and visit a museum or other location that has a coin display. See the attachment for this and other summer homework. Then, before school starts we will cover the remaining requirements at a session in the Scout Hut. Contact Mr. White with any questions. Note there are coin shows this weekend and next that fulfill one requirement (http://www.coinshows.com/texas.html) or you can visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Ft. Worth or another coin exhibit.

Order of The Arrow Centennial Award

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 12:17am
The Centennial award can be worn on the sash and there will unlikely be any type of award like it while you are still members. Many of these requirements you have already completed. I have attached both the youth and adult requirements for your reference. Once you are done take it to the lodge to sign off on and you can then get your patch. You will have until the end of the year to complete all requirements.
As always if you have any questions feel free to email David Kruger at: Freddie.kruger1@me.com and I will respond as fast as possible.
Thank you in advance.


New Troop Trailer!

Posted on Jul 18 2015 - 12:17am

On Monday, Mar-Properties donated and delivered a new Lark V-Nose trailer. It is a tandem axle 7 x 16 foot trailer with electric brakes and a five year warranty. Troop 265 heartily thanks Mar-Properties and all their gracious owners for this HUGE blessing and look forward to using it soon as we move our growing Troop to scouting adventures across the country. Scouts - look for an announcement soon on an opportunity to design the graphics for the outside of this trailer!

Thank You from Troop 265....

Here is a picture of the trailer with Cody G. and his mom who is an owner of Mar-Properties.

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