Troop Recharter Information

Hello Scouts, Scouters and Parents,

We are now beginning the membership recharter process for the 2014/2015 year!

All youth and adult members of Troop 464 must renew their membership before the troop deadline on December 2nd.

All youth and adult members (or parents) please see Jessika Roller or Rick Hamlin in the scout house to complete this process. Any adult wishing to participate needs to renew or join by this time to be able to participate with the scouts – all adults will be required to provide a current copy of their Youth Protection (YPT) certificate to complete the recharter process.  Similar to last year, the troop will be conducting Face-to-Face YPT training – this training is tentatively scheduled to occur on Tuesday Dec 2nd at the scout house.

Fees, forms and YPT certificates will be collected at all of the upcoming troop meetings, October 28th thru December 2nd.  Due to recent national rate hike —Recharter fees are $25 a person-scout or adult. If you want Boy’s Life or Scouting magazine we believe it is still $12 more per magazine subscription (this will be confirmed). The magazines are optional. Fees may be taken out of scout accounts, but we will not assume you want us to do this. You must talk to the treasurer, Richard Zamora,to make sure you have funds and let him know you want the money taken from your account. If you haven’t registered in the past, we will need a membership form and YPT from (for adults).  We can not register you without everything listed-council will not take it.

If you have not paid your fees by December 2nd your membership will not be renewed and will expire December 31. Boys will not be allowed to participate after this date until charter is re-established and fees are paid.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this process.

Please contact me with any questions.

Rgds,

Rick Hamlin

Troop 464 Committee Chair

rhamlin@yahoo.com

Oct 29th Troop Update

Hello Scouts and Scouters!

This week’s meeting on 28-October:

Full Class A uniforms. Don’t forget your bug spray and water.

If you have any troop gear, you need to bring it to the scout house for inventory Tuesday the 28th during the meeting or Sunday, November 2nd.

Recharter starts tonight!  Deadline is December 2.

Open Signups:

Inks Lake troop campout January 16 through 18.

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa November 21 through 26. Please see Mrs. Duncan or Mr. Hamlin for more information. Deadline to sign up is November 4th.
Woodbadge 2015 registration! Please see Mr. Albee if any adults are interested in taking their Scouting experience to the next level.
Upcoming events:

1 – Nov Athletics merit badge work at the pre-game for the Battle of the Piney Woods
2 – Nov PLC meeting
2 – Nov Troop equipment inventory 8 AM
8 – Nov Gift Alley FUMC
9 to 10 Nov Geology merit badge classes at the Houston Gem, Jewelry, Mineral and Fossil Show
19 - Nov Troop Committee Meeting 7 PM
21 – Nov Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa
7 – Dec PLC meeting
20 – Dec Engineering Merit badge and Whoosh STEM award at Sea Scout Base Galveston
16 – Dec Troop Committee Meeting 7 PM
20 – Dec Gift Basket delivery for FUMC
20 – Dec Skyzone lock-in
4 – Jan PLC meeting
16 to 18 – Jan Inks Lake campout

Camp K Information

Staff App Document

The following post applies to adults and youth who have volunteered or plan to volunteer to assist the camp with program operations (different than attending).

1)  Please let Mrs Duncan know if you plan to camp with troop.

2)  all staff participants (including youth staff) are required to have taken Face-to-face YPT.  The troop will attempt to organize a session prior to camp – more to come on this.

3)  all staff are required to bring a copy of their own medical form to camp.  The troop will not bring your med form.

4)  please thoroughly read the email from Dianna Marsh that follows below

Rgds,

YPT Training

Face to Face YPT will be offered at the scouthouse on two separate opportunities: Tuesday Nov 18th and Tuesday December 2nd.

All fall camp staff (adult and youth) will need to complete FTF YPT.

Signup sheets are posted in the scouthouse.

There is no fee for this training but please RSVP so that we prepare enough materials.

Rgds,

Oct 21 Upate

Hello Scouts and Scouters!

This week’s meeting on 21-October:

Full Class A uniforms. Don’t forget your bug spray and water.

 

Open Signups:

Inks Lake troop campout January 16 through 18.

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa November 21 through 26. Please see Mrs. Duncan or Mr. Hamlin for more information. Deadline to sign up is November 4th.
Woodbadge 2015 registration! Please see Mr. Albee if any adults are interested in taking their Scouting experience to the next level.
Upcoming events:

23 – Oct Troop Committee Meeting 7 PM
24 to 26 – Oct Northern Tier shakedown: canoe trek at Camp Karankawa
25 – Oct Robotics Merit badge and Shoot STEM award at Sea Scout Base Galveston

1 – Nov Athletics merit badge work at the pre-game for the Battle of the Piney Woods

2 – Nov PLC meeting

8 – Nov Gift Alley FUMC

9 to 10 Nov Geology merit badge classes at the Houston Gem, Jewelry, Mineral and Fossil Show

20 – Nov Troop Committee Meeting 7 PM

21 – Nov Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa
7 – Dec PLC meeting

20 – Dec Engineering Merit badge and Whoosh STEM award at Sea Scout Base Galveston
18 – Dec Troop Committee Meeting 7 PM

20 – Dec Gift Basket delivery for FUMC

20 – Dec Skyzone lock-in

4 – Jan PLC meeting

16 to 18 – Jan Inks Lake campout

Kickapoo Campout info

Hello Scouts, Scouters and Parents,

 

The scouts had a wonderful time at the Kickapoo Caverns.  Look for pictures soon.

 

Fall Camp Update

Hello Scouts, Scouters & Parents,

Fall Camp Registration Continues Until November 4th.

So far there are 19 participants from troop 464 – registration has been brisk! I’ve attached a file to summarize the daily schedules for each of these 19 scouts (see “Troop 464 Fall Camp MB.xls”). Please review and let me know if you have issues/questions.

Very few classes are currently filled (tenderfoot and one of the Horsemanship classes are examples of a few that have filled)… This will change quick during the coming month as other troops begin to register.

Here are details if you are interested in registering:

Fall Camp will occur November 21 – 26, 2014

Cost: $100.00 (youth) and $85.00 (adult) – youth will be required to provide payment of $100.00 PLUS applicable Merit Badge Fees at registration Registration Deadline – November 4th, 2014!!!!!

The troop registration form and camp waiver forms are attached to this email – Please complete and return to either Mrs Duncan OR Mr Hamlin at the scouthouse by November 4th!!

All registrants must provide: 1) Troop Registration Form – see Merit Badge List (attached) to complete your selections.2) Payment of $100.00 for scouts PLUS applicable merit badge fees – yes, scout points can be used!3) Completed Fall Camp Release form (the attached file is labled 2013 – please complete
anyway…)4) Completed Horsemanship Waiver form (only for those participating in the Horsemanship Merit
Badge)5) Current BSA Health Form (Part A, B & C) – if not already on file with the troop. Remember that merit badges are first come first serve. It is in the best interest of our Scouts to get our names in as quickly as possible.

In addition we need to highlight that if you have completed a merit badge you should not take the class again. Specifically, Horsmanship, Archery, Rifle and Shotguns that have limited capacity. These are fun classes but in the spirit of Scouting we should let everyone have a chance to participate!

Please contact Mr Hamlin or Mrs Duncan with any questions.

This is a great opportunity to earn Merit Badges and have fun with your friends from troop 464 and accross the Bay Area Council!

I hope to see you all there!

Rgds,

Rick Hamlin
Committee Chair
2014 fall camp merit badge classes 2014-08-24 2013 Fall Camp Release form ALL Scouts 2013 Fall Camp Horsemanship waiver form Troop 464 Fall Camp Registration Form

Athletics Merit Badge

Special offer of discounted price of $20 for Boy Scouts to attend the Battle of the Piney Wood classic game with Stephen F. Austin vs. Sam Houston State on November 1. Scouts will be able to participate in the pre-game Athletics Merit Badge out on the Houston Texans field, will also meet former Houston Texan JJ Moses and receive commemorative patch per Scout. Contact Cameron Walker at 832-667-2103 or Cameron.Walker@houstontexans.com to secure your seats today! This event will work towards but not complete the goals for the athletics badge. A checklist will be provided at the event of completed requirements.  (I do not have at this time which exact requirements they will be completing but have been told it will a majority of them) There is not an official start time at this moment since they are still getting details worked out with NRG Stadium and the participating teams in the Battle of the Piney Woods.  That information will be relayed to all once finalized.  More than likely will be around 11am-1pm start time. Regards, Vernon

Remind – Troop Reminder Text Service

Remind provides a secure method of one way text notifications for troop activities.  The attached flyer will provide you information so you can sign up. Click on link for flyer: Troop 464 Remind

Fall Camp Registration Open

Troop 464 Fall Camp Registration Form 2013 Fall Camp Horsemanship waiver form 2013 Fall Camp Release form ALL Scouts 2014 fall camp merit badge classes 2014-08-24

Hello Scouts & Scouters,

Registration for 2014 Fall Camp has begun!

Fall Camp will occur November 21 – 26, 2014

Cost: $100.00 (youth) and $85.00 (adult) – youth will be required to provide payment of $100.00 PLUS applicable Merit Badge Fees at registration
Registration Deadline – November 4th, 2014!!!!!

The troop registration form and camp waiver forms are attached to this email – Please complete and
return to either Mrs Duncan OR Mr Hamlin at the scouthouse by November 4th!!

 

All registrants must provide:

1) Troop Registration Form – see Merit Badge List (attached) to complete your selections.

2) Payment of $100.00 for scouts PLUS applicable merit badge fees - yes, scout points can be used!

3) Completed Fall Camp Release form (the attached file is labled 2013 – please complete anyway…)

4) Completed Horsemanship Waiver form (only for those participating in the Horsemanship Merit Badge)

5) Current BSA Health Form (Part A, B & C) – if not already on file with the troop.
Remember that merit badges are first come first serve. It is in the best
interest of our Scouts to get our names in as quickly as possible.

In addition we need to highlight that if you have completed a merit badge you should not
take the class again. Specifically, Horsmanship, Archery, Rifle and Shotguns that have
limited capacity. These are fun classes but in the spirit of Scouting we should
let everyone have a chance to participate!

Please contact Mr Hamlin or Mrs Duncan with any questions.

This is a great opportunity to earn Merit Badges and have fun with your friends
from troop 464 and accross the Bay Area Council!

I hope to see you all there!

Rgds,

Rick Hamlin
Committee Chair