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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.

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Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 10:33pm
Oct 17 2014
Oct 19 2014
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch
 

THE EVENT This is the Longhorn Council’s largest Boy Scout event and one of the most popular orienteering events held in the USA.  Orienteering is an international sport that consists of finding control markers in the field from locations marked on a map.  This year’s competition will start in the main camp area by the dining hall. Each team gets a new 5-color map 20 minutes before the race starts.  There are 75 flags/markers marked on the map and you must find all you can in 3 1/2 hours. Some flags are very easy to find and some are hard.  Each flag is worth 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 points, depending on how hard it is to find. Plan your strategy to find the most flags and maximize your score!!  The Orange & White control markers in the field are identified with a number to let you know if you have found the right flag. To prove you found the marker you punch the score card with a pin punch that is attached to each marker. Each pin punch has a different pattern. Orienteering is a team event, so be sure to register by teams of 4-6 Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, Webelos, or Adults.  At least TWO registered adults must accompany each Webelos team.  Your team needs a compass and a watch or stopwatch so you’ll finish on time. Participants should bring full canteens or water bottles, and cups for drinking water at water stops.  In order to help control litter, no cups are provided at the water stops. The sections of camp we use for orienteering have some areas of thick vegetation and can be very rocky.  Wear long pants and good trail shoes or boots.

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Webelos Woods

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 6:31pm
Oct 25 2014
Oct 26 2014
Faith Lutheran

Troop 265 will be participating in Webelos Woods and a Saturday Scout Show. We will be teaching lashings and building a lash-a-pult. More details to come. Undetermined if we are spending the night. 

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Highland Games

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 6:30pm
Nov 07 2014
Nov 09 2014
Camp Tahuaya
 

It is time again for the Highland Games Competition!

Featuring professional Scottish Highland games weights, hammers, and other gear.  You will compete in fun and challenging Celtic tests of strength, endurance and skill.  Highland Games is both an individual event and a team event for groups of 4-8 participants from Venture Crews, Teams and Troops.at Camp Tahuaya.  Teams choose their participants for each Highland athletic competition.  These competitions are open to all Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and adults.

Kilts will be provided for the participants where necessary.  Units are encouraged to make their own kilts!

Troops, Crews and Varsity Teams can also visit the annual Gathering of the Clans Scottish Festival in Salado, 3 miles south of Camp Tahuaya on the service road.  The Festival runs from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. All participants receive a Camp Tahuaya Highland Games T-Shirt.

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There are 2 age classes for youth in all of the events.  “Light Weight” are age 11-14 years, and “Heavy Weight” are 15 and older.”  There is also a Venturers Class, an Adult Class, and an Adult Coed Class. Team and Individual Awards will be given in each class.

Competitions are “Toss” events that go for distance and “throw” events go for height.  Events are Traditional Events with professional Highland Games Equipment, plus several NEW Events.  We add a few Scouting touches for safety in some events, like helmets.

Events

Turning the Caber.  A caber is a 16-20 foot long pole that is tossed end-over-end.  The object is to balance the Caber (pole) vertically over your head, run forward and toss it so that it flips end over end and lands vertically. We use a lighter variant of the 90 to 120 pound logs the Scots use but it’s fun just the same!  Think helmets.

Sheaf Toss.  What’s a Sheaf?  A sheaf is a 16-20 pound bag of hay (10-12 pounds for the light weights).  What do you do with it?  Hurl it straight up into the air over an adjustable crossbar with a pitchfork.  It’s High Jump with pitch forks.  Highest toss wins.

Weight Throws.  Pick up the weight in one hand, sling it from side to side to gain momentum and throw it the farthest … or as far as possible.

Weight Toss.  You’ll stand under an adjustable height crossbar, hold the weight and swing it back and forth between the legs.  On the final swing you bring the weight up in an arc.  Then toss it over the crossbar (we hope).  Highest toss wins.

Clachneart.  It’s a rounded stone and you throw it – like a shot put.  You can spin if you want.  Distance Counts.

Braemar Stone.  What’s a Braemar Stone?  Well, it’s like the Clachneart, except bigger and you can’t move when you toss it (no shot put moves).  Again distance counts.

Hammer Throw.  Now using professional Scottish hammers!  Another throw for distance event.

Farmer’s Walk.  In the farmer’s walk, the competitor picks up two weights, each weighing up to 150 pounds and walks around a series of pylons.  The winner walks the farthest.  We’ll go a little light on the weight: you’ll use hay bales, bulky but not nearly as heavy.  You get the idea…

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Merit Bade College Patch Contest

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 6:05pm

Attached is a flyer announcing the Patch competition for the 2015 Merit Badge College.  The artist of the design that is chosen  will receive a $30 gift card to Academy Sports.  The designs are due by October 13th.

NOAC 2015

Posted on Sep 24 2014 - 8:53pm

The National Order of the Arrow Conference will be August 3-8, 2015 at Michigan State University. This conference will mark the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow. All arrowmen in attendance will receive a red sash with a white arrow according to their position in the Order of the Arrow (ordeal, brotherhood, vigil honor). Space is very limited so sign up quickly. More details are on the troop calendar at http://www.fmtroop265.org/node/4991. For  general questions please email David Krueger at: Freddie.kruger1@icloud.com.

Fundraising Volunteer Needed

Posted on Sep 18 2014 - 7:52pm

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. 

In the past we have delivered at Lamb of God the Sunday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  It will be up to the new coordinator to establish the dates.  In the past only about 10-12 scouts have participated.  The most difficult part is delivering the wreaths to Lamb of God and finding the church member who purchased greenery.  We collect phone numbers and emails.  We also have church members pre pay so that the Troop is not left with greenery.  We have used Profit Potentials for the past three years.  They supply all the paperwork and the order is emailed in to the company. 

If anyone is interested or has questions, they can contact Jennifer McCarty at 214-415-5195 or mccartyjb@hotmail.com.  I will be available to help but I will be out-of-town for a large part of this event.

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