April 21st Troop Update

This week’s meeting on 21-April:
Normal troop meeting this week.
Full Class A uniforms.
Short Cub-o-Ree Adult leader meeting at 7:05.
Parent meeting for Woodruff Summer Camp starting at 7:15.
ASM Meeting this Thursday the 23rd at 6:30 PM.
April Committee Meeting is this Thursday the 23rd at 7:30 PM.
If you are interested in summer 2016 high adventure summer camps, please contact   464addme@gmail.com and request the high adventure distribution list to be inluded in the developments.
Open Signups:
Camp Karankawa Summer Camp. Deadline is April 28th. See Mr. Zamora for more details.
Woodruff Scout Camp. See Mr. Roller for more details.
American Cultures Merit Badge on May 9th.  See Mr. Smith for more details.
Upcoming events can be found on the Calendar.

April 14th Troop Update

This week’s meeting on 14-April:
Normal troop meeting this week.
Full Class A uniforms.
If you are interested in summer 2016 high adventure summer camps, please contact   464addme@gmail.com and request the high adventure distribution list to be inluded in the developments.
Open Signups:
Camp Karankawa Summer Camp. Deadline is April 28th. See Mr. Zamora for more details.
Woodruff Scout Camp. See Mr. Roller for more details.
American Cultures Merit Badge on May 9th.  See Mr. Smith for more details.
Upcoming events can be found on the Calendar.

American Cultures Merit Badge Class

Hello Scouts,

I have arranged for a group to attend the American Cultures Merit Badge Workshop being held at the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston at noon on May 9th.

The class is two hours long, and the Asia Society tells me that the scouts will cover all requirements for the badge and get a guided tour of one of their new exhibits.

They are holding a few spots for us, but we need to confirm with them in the next couple of weeks. We should be able to get additional seats if we need to.

The cost for each scout is $10.

If you’d like to signup with the troop, you can register here or contact me: http://bit.ly/amcul2015

Additional info is included below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

What: American Cultures Merit Badge Class

When: May 9, 2015 – Noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Asia Society Texas Center

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, TX

Cost:    $10 per scout (no charge for adults)

How:   http://bit.ly/amcul2015 (registration deadline April 15)

Come to the Asia Society Texas Center where you can earn the American Cultures Merit Badge.

The workshop will focus on how immigrant groups contributed cultural traits to the United States of America.

The topics will include arts, languages, religious traditions and social customs from Asia and Europe.

The day will end with a guided tour of The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America and a project based on ancestry and heritage.

Cost: $10 per scout, adult chaperones and scout leaders free of charge ($5 parking)

Carpools will leave the J.C. Penney parking lot at 11:15 am.

If you don’t wish to carpool, please make sure that your driver has plenty of time to park and take care of event tickets.

Regards,
Vernon
trevor@vmst.net

Woodruff Summer Camp

Hello Troop 464 Scouts, Scouters, and Parents,

I am excited to be able to coordinate this camp along with numerous other talented and dedicated volunteers that are working hard to create a safe and memorable experience for your Scout.

If your Scout is interested please let us know as soon as possible and get the required registration and deposit in to reserve his spot. Please remember that the deposit’s must be made by cash or check — NO scout points. Scout points may be used for the remainder of the balance.

If you have any questions, I will be available to answer them or get the information.

Regards,
Bryan Roller
ASM, Troop 464
Buffalo Patrol, S3-574-15-1

Camp K Summer Adventure Camp 2015

Troop 464 Scouts and Parents,

We are now accepting registration for the upcoming summer camp at Camp Karankawa.

Camp K will offer two flavors of summer camp:

1) The traditional fun filled week of merit badges and activities

2) A new program called “Straight Shooters” which will be filled will nothing but shooting sports!!!

Both programs will provide swimming, campfires and all meals for all scouts and adults.

When registering, scouts will select which program they wish to attend.

Dates: June 14-June 20, 2015   (school will be out so this is a great opportunity to kick off the summer fun!)

Registration Cost: $175 – Scouts,  $85 – Adults.

Registration will start now and will end April 28.

Check with me to see if your scout is eligible for a Troop subsidy of $150.  (Scouts who donated at least 2 items for Pancake Supper will be eligible).

Full payment is due at time of registration.  It can be a combination of cash, check, subsidy or scout account.

After registration is confirmed by Camp K, a few Merit Badge classes will have additional fees: Art $10; Basketry $25; Shooting $25

We will collect these fees after registration is closed and confirmed in May.

Below are the registration form and flyer highlighting these great camp programs.  Sign-up early and get the classes you want!

CAMPK Summer Flyer 2015

Camp K Summer Camp Registration Form

We look forward to having you join us in this fun summertime camp!!!

Yours in Scouting,

Richard Zamora

Troop 464 – ASM, Treasurer

rzamora4@comcast.net

March 31st Troop Update

This week’s meeting on 31-March:
Normal troop meeting this week.
Full Class A uniforms.
Mr. Hamlin is holding a parent information session before the troop meeting at 7:15 to discuss high adventure opportunities.  Possible trips to The Summit in West Virginia or Florida Sea Base in 2016.
Cub-O-Ree meeting is Wednesday evening.
Merit Badge Counselor training is Thursday evening.
Open Signups:
Camp Karankawa Summer Camp.  Deadline is April 28th.  See Mr. Zamora for more details.
Woodruff Scout Camp.  See Mr. Roller for more details.
Merit Badge Counselor Training.  See Mr. Blackman or Mr. Smith for more details.
Upcoming events can be found on the Calendar.

 

Merit Badge Counselor Training

Attention Parents and Leaders – we will have Merit Badge Counselor Training on Thursday, April 2nd from 7 pm – 8:30 pm

This training, led by Northern Star District, will provide you with all of the information you need to become a Merit Badge Counselor.

What is a Merit Badge Counselor, you ask?

As you know, a large part of Scouting consists of the boys earning Merit Badges. Badges can be earned at various camps and classes but also on an individual basis. That is where the Merit Badge Counselor comes in. When a boy chooses to work on a badge on his own, he must work with a Merit Badge Counselor.

If you have an area of interest or expertise in one or more of the current Merit Badges and would like to share your knowledge, then you are a good candidate to be a Merit Badge Counselor.

The course will cover the requirements of a Merit Badge Counselor, what the duties/expectations are of a Merit Badge Counselor and what you need to do to become a Merit Badge Counselor.

If you would like to attend, there are TWO options for signing up.  There is a sign up sheet at the Scout House OR you can register online by clicking HERE.

Note:  Although the online registration shows “tickets”, you won’t need a ticket to attend.  Just register and show up!

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Blackman.

Desserts for Pancake Supper

Hi Troop 464,

What?  Desserts?  With Pancakes for dinner?  Well, um…  Yes!

We will have a dessert table again this year, so:

1) Each family please bring some dessert 
(Cupcakes, Brownies, Cookies, Cakes, Pies or whatever!)
2) Wrap ‘em up, individual serving size, m arked for sale @ $0.50
3) Bring ‘em Friday night or Saturday for the event
Thanks and remember, “Life is uncertain… Eat dessert first!”
See you Friday,
Hag

Last Call For Auction Items! (Pancake Supper)

Hola Scout Families,

Well, our big event is this Saturday (with setup on Friday night)!
Y’all are doing great, but keep those auction items coming!  We have just over 50% of the auction items we should have.
LAST CALL, LAST CALL — Bring your auction items Tuesday!
 
If you know what you are bringing, you can email me so I can add it to the list and get the prep work done for it.
 
If you need until Friday night to bring an item, PLEASE email me and let me know what it is.  We simple cannot record, group up, prep bid sheets and sort out live vs silent items, for a bunch of stuff arriving Friday night.
Sorry to keep nagging, but let me say two things:
1) Our guests, our supporters deserve a good bunch of items and a good time
2) This will all be over this weekend, and then I won’t harass you any more!  :)
Many thanks,
Hag

Pancake Supper Chairman

March 3rd Troop Update

Hello Scouts and Scouters!
This week’s meeting on 3-March:
We’re having a normal troop meeting this week.
Full Class A uniforms.
Pancake Supper is this weekend!! Friday evening, folks need to be there to set up at 7PM at the FUMC. Saturday afternoon 2PM to 9PM for the event.
Next week is our Troop Spring Court of Honor. Scouts please arrive at 6:30 to help setup. Food assignments :
—– Drinks = “Phoenix” Patrol, “That” Patrol, and JASM Patrol
—– Fruit & Veggie Trays = “Killer Rabbit” Patrol and Senior Patrol
—– Dessets = “Anonymous” Patrol and “Davey Crocket” Patrol
—– Plates & Cups = “Bacon” Patrol and “The Best” Patrol
Before the meeting, starting at 6:25, Mrs. Patino is continuing the family life merit badge.
Open Signups:
Camp K 60th / OA 100th campout registration deadline is March 11th.  www.bacbsa.org cost is $10/participant lunch is provided by the camp.  Registrants should Plan for individual participation (transportation and chaperone required). The troop members are likely to gather at camp to perform service during the morning. The rest of the day is likely to be open/individual activities.
Upcoming events – See the Calendar