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Welcome to Troop 265's Website!

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.

Christmas Break

Posted on Dec 19 2014 - 8:09am

There will be no troop meetings the remainder of the year. We start again Jan 5th.

Lamb of God Live Nativity Service Project

Posted on Dec 19 2014 - 8:07am
Thanks to the boys, and adults, who helped our charter organization, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, setup and take down, the live nativity scene!  You are a great example to us all! 

The Official Word on Troop Service Hours

Posted on Dec 19 2014 - 8:06am

There have been some questions lately about Troop Service Hours, specifically what counts and what does not. Generally service hours are earned for Troop sponsored events, not individual endeavors. Following is a list of approved service hours that do not need to be pre-approved. Information about these activities in the Troop e-blasts and website will usually state that this is an opportunity to earn service hours. Scouts should write these service hours in their Scout books and have an older scout who is in attendance initial his book at that time. Scouts should also be sure to sign in and out on the attendance sheet which will get turned in and logged into Troopmaster.

 Approved Troop Service Hours:

Flag ceremonies for organizations (Scout Sunday at LOG, for example)
Conservation projects (usually done on camp outs or summer camp)
Town parades in which our troop participates
Helping with Special Olympics events 
Mic-o-say and OA service projects
Eagle Projects for Troop 265 Scouts or friends in other Scout troops
LOG Family Fun Night (April)
LOG Live Nativity (December)
Scouting for Food (February)
Participation in bridging ceremonies for Packs coming to our troop
DFW Pediatric Brain Cancer Foundation Bike Ride (new in 2014)

Things that do NOT count as Troop Service Hours:

Eagle Project fundraisers
Selling camp cards, greenerypopcorn, or first aid kits
Anything else that is not pre-approved by the Scoutmaster

And, of course, there is no double dipping. Service hours for rank cannot count for merit badges, namely Citizenship in the Community. Also, service hours for other organ-izations such as Honor Societies, Confirmation, etc. do not count as Troop Service Hours.

Most Scouts do not have trouble earning enough service hours from this list. If a scout is really having trouble fulfilling his service hour requirement, he can ask the Scout-master about alternatives. But these alternatives are the exception and not the rule. Any alternative service hours must be pre-approved by the Scoutmaster.

Susan White, Advancement Chair

NOAC 2015

Posted on Nov 13 2014 - 6:51pm

ALL ARROWMEN,

The lodge has just released the following info about NOAC 2015:
NOAC, the National Order of the Arrow Conference, will take place August 3-8, 2015 (August 2-9 with travel), at Michigan State University. It is a time where Arrowmen from all around the United States gather to participate in many activities including high adventure skills, leadership classes, Native American crafts, sports, patch trading, and various special events and competitions. This NOAC will be a very unique experience as 2015 is the 100 th Anniversary of the OA. Due to the significance of this event, all those attending will receive a special edition red sash not available to anyone except those attending NOAC. However, space is extremely limited as there is a record number of people attending. The Lodge has 93 contingent slots available so anyone who wishes to attend must submit an application. The youth and adults will be selected from among the applicants, giving priority to youth as there is a limit of one adult per three youth. The applications are available on the Lodge webpageor by clicking here for the Youth Applicationor clicking here for the Adult Application. The application with a deposit of $100 is due by November 31, 2014, and can be mailed to or turned in at the Longhorn Council Office. The total cost will be between $600 and $700 depending on the final price of included transportation.
 
I would like you all to consider to go to this once in a lifetime event. I know that there are fundraisers the troop is doing in the following months that could also help offset this cost (that includes everything). If you have any questions feel free to contact me at Freddie.kruger1@icloud.com or you can contact the OA officers on the website. This is the perfect opportunity to experience an Order of the arrow event on the national level and gain new relationships and experiences.

Bartle Summer Camp -NEW Information

Posted on Oct 31 2014 - 6:57am

We now have our dates and camp assigned.  We did not get all our first choices, but we did get one important one- we will be at Camp LoneStar in 2015!  Within Lonestar we are assigned to the Kick-a-poo site.

The biggest change is the date.  We have been assigned Session 4 - July 6th-16th, and we will be leaving on July 5th.  One great thing about getting 4th session is that it should not conflict with Summer Band Camp, which has been an issue for many in years past with Session 5.

Please let me know if the new date is a problem, hopefully it won't be.  Also, if you have not already signed up on the website, please do so.  We only have so many spots and they are going quickly.

 Register here.

Lastly, please make certain that you have the $50 deposit in your Scout account.  Our next payment date will be in February (1/2 down).

EP Merit Badge

Posted on Oct 22 2014 - 5:20pm
The City of Lewisville is running the Emergency Preparedness merit badge free of charge on Saturday March 14, 2015. As it is an Eagle required and limited to only 30 boys (preference given to those of 1st class and above) It is suggested the boys sign up asap. Here is the website with the required registration link etc...

http://www.cityoflewisville.com/index.aspx?page=962

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