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.
When: May 9, 2015 – Noon to 2:00 pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
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.
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.
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!
We look forward to having you join us in this fun summertime camp!!!
Yours in Scouting,
Troop 464 – ASM, Treasurer
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.
Hi Troop 464,
We will have a dessert table again this year, so:
Hola Scout Families,
Pancake Supper Chairman
—– Fruit & Veggie Trays = “Killer Rabbit” Patrol and Senior Patrol
—– Dessets = “Anonymous” Patrol and “Davey Crocket” Patrol
—– Plates & Cups = “Bacon” Patrol and “The Best” Patrol