Weekly Update – September 26

This week’s meeting on September 27th:

Class A Uniforms. Don’t forget to bring water.

Troop website!

http://troop464.us/wp/

If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Fall Camp registration is open. Registration ends November 1st. Please see Mr Hamlin or Mr Zamora with registration questions. See Mr Ellerbrock or Mr Stewart with questions about camping logistics.

Signups for the October Campout at Hill Country State Natural Area are posted. This will be a backpacking trip although a base camp is possible if there is enough interest. Signups will end 2-weeks prior to camp. Please see Mr Hamlin with any questions.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

Families can subscribe to the Troop 464 Remind messaging system by texting @mr464 to 81010.

OA upcoming events:

Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Hometown Bank: 1050 TX-35 Loop, Alvin, TX 77511. This function is open to all Lodge Members

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Weekly Update – Sept 20th

This week’s meeting on September 20th:
Class A Uniforms. Don’t forget to bring water.
Troop elections are tonight. Come help shape the next 6 months of our troop by electing the scout leadership.

Troop Committee meeting is this Thursday at 7:00. Committee is hosting a Texans game night during the meeting.

Troop leadership training campout is this weekend, September 23rd through 25th at Camp Karankawa. Scout leaders are expected to attend.

Troop website!

http://troop464.us/wp/
If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa registration will open soon! See Mr. Hamlin for more details.

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

Families can subscribe to the Troop 464 Remind messaging system by texting @mr464 to 81010.

OA upcoming events:
Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Hometown Bank: 1050 TX-35 Loop, Alvin, TX 77511. This function is open to all Lodge Members

If you have notes or comments you want included in the weekly update, please send them through David Albee.

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Scoutmaster Message

Hello Troop 464,

I wanted to introduce myself and discuss some Troop needs.

My name is Erik Stewart and I’m a third generation boy scout. My grandfather Ewing was scoutmaster in central California and built a scout camp in that area with his National Forest Management connections. My father attended the 2nd National Jamboree in Valley Forge by train from California through Detroit, Niagara Falls, and New York city. I have been leader with our councils Jamboree trips for 2010, 2013, and now 2017.

I only reached the rank of Life scout with a family move from Texas to Tennessee, and yes, I kick myself every day.

I’m very focused on what the scout program can do for youth development into very fine adult members of society. Much of this development is accomplished with in the “Patrol Method” and with the Boy led program. So this is the area that is always difficult. It is easy for the adults to organize the larger Troop based on our skills from experience with team, clubs, and/or from work, etc. However, we all want the opportunity for the scouts to practice and develop these skills. So boy scouting may look more disorganized that a well run Cub Scout Pack as we are shifting the organization and leadership to the youth to develop those skills. Working through patrols and troop organized with youth leadership will improve the more we practice.

There is a big advantage for the adults here in both seeing rapid development and maturity in their sons, but also allowing us to pick and choose what our involvement will be with the Troop and to be flexible with that involvement. We definitely need the adult involvement but in areas that still allow the scouts to manage their own Troop and develop these leadership skills. Essentially, we need to move to more roles more as resource, coach, and mentor roles, along with the Troop committee roles to assure the success of the Troop long term.

This Troop has a great history in the Pearland, TX area and just this year reached the 100+ Eagle milestone. We are blessed with a great charter organization and facilities to accomplish the program.

One of my favorite discussions that is often covered at adult meetings is considering generally the overlap we have with out kids in their lives. If you picture a yard stick of 36″ and consider each 1/2″ as a year in the shared experience you have with your kids. As I have recently observed with my oldest heading to college you have a great deal of active involvement in your kids lives for the first 9″ of that yard stick. Boy Scouts covers the last 3″ of that short timeline. So, I encourage all our parents to look for ways with the Troop to create some meaningful experiences with their own son(s) and with all the scouts in the Troop.

Come talk with myself about what you can bring to the table. Rick supplied everyone with Adult skills surveys take the time to consider these surveys and return them to the Troop.

I would recommend also thinking about one Merit Badge you could really teach well and we will get you on the Troop list for Merit Badge Instruction.

You may be interested in camping with the Troop, holding a committee role, mentor, merit badge instruction, or many other ways to pitch in with the Troop. I prefer teams of people working together towards goals with flexibility to swap roles as needed. This kind of approach make the commitments manageable also.

Tuesday starts another cycle of youth leadership with elections for the Troop positions. The new PLC will then start the management of the Troop. The planning meeting in August established a very good plan for our camping activities through to 2017 Summer Camp and a large number of our scouts are attending the 2017 Jamboree.

So I look forward to a great annual cycle for Troop 464. This weekend we had 24 Webelo scouts camping with the Troop at the scout house. Our scouts managed the event in fine form.

YIS,

Erik
Erik Stewart
Troop 464, Scoutmaster

Weekly Update – September 13th

This week’s meeting on September 6th:
Fall Court of Honor! Setup starting at 6:30 and the Court will start at 7:00. Class A uniforms.
Troop leadership applications are due by the end of the night for our next 6-month rotation.

The troop is hosting almost 30 Webelos this Friday and Saturday at the scout house. We need help from you to show how great our troop is. Please sign up with Mr. Hamlin and see his email for more details.

Troop website!

http://troop464.us/wp/
If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa registration will open soon! See Mr. Hamlin for more details.

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

Families can subscribe to the Troop 464 Remind messaging system by texting @mr464 to 81010.

OA upcoming events:
Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Alvin Church of Christ. This function is open to all Lodge Members

If you have notes or comments you want included in the weekly update, please send them through David Albee.

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Weekly Update – August 30th

This week’s meeting on August 30th:
Normal Troop meeting 7 PM. Class B uniforms. Don’t forget to bring water. Bug spray too!

Class A uniforms are still required if you are having a scout master conference or board of review.

Fall Court of Honor is Tuesday, September 13th. The deadline for troop leadership applications is by the end of the Court of Honor on September 13th.

Troop website!

http://troop464.us/wp/
If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa registration will open soon! See Mr. Hamlin for more details.

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

Families can subscribe to the Troop 464 Remind messaging system by texting @mr464 to 81010.

OA upcoming events:
Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Alvin Church of Christ. This function is open to all Lodge Members

If you have notes or comments you want included in the weekly update, please send them through David Albee.

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Weekly Update – Aug 22

This week’s meeting on August 23rd:
Normal Troop meeting 7 PM. Class B uniforms. Don’t forget to bring water. Bug spray too!

We are having a guest tonight come to speak as a leader in our community. This is one of the rank requirements.

This week’s meeting is the deadline for advancements (rank and merit badges) to be included in the Fall Court of Honor. Advancements we have record of will be handed out tonight for review.

Class A uniforms are still required if you are having a scout master conference or board of review.

Troop website!
http://troop464.us/wp/
If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

The deadline for troop leadership applications is by the end of the Court of Honor on September 13rd.

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa registration will open soon! See Mr. Hamlin for more details.

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

Families can subscribe to the Troop 464 Remind messaging system by texting @mr464 to 81010.

OA upcoming events:
Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Alvin Church of Christ. This function is open to all Lodge Members

If you have notes or comments you want included in the weekly update, please send them through David Albee.

Subscribe/unsubscribe to troop mailings by email to 464addme

Weekly Update – August 16

This week’s meeting on August 16th:
Normal Troop meeting 7 PM. Class B uniforms. Don’t forget to bring water. Bug spray too!

Class A uniforms are still required if you are having a scout master conference or board of review.

Troop website!
http://troop464.us/wp/
If you have something you would like to contribute to the website, you can email contributions and suggestions to 464webmaster

Start thinking about what you want your troop to do for the next year! Coming up August 20th and 21st is our annual planning meeting. Scouts can bring ideas and information for camping and other activities for the troop.

The deadline for rank advancement and merit badges to be awarded for the Fall Court of Honor is the end of the meeting on August 23rd.

The deadline for troop leadership applications is by the end of the Court of Honor on September 13rd.

Fall Camp at Camp Karankawa registration will open soon! See Mr. Hamlin for more details.

2017 BSA National Jamboree in West Virginia. See Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Zamora, Mr. Pham, or Mr. Stewart for more details.

Troop Calendar!

http://troop464.us/wp/?page_id=57

Check the troop calendar on the troop website for the complete list of upcoming dates.

OA upcoming events:
Chapter meetings – 2nd Thursday each month at Fellowship Bible Church, 1720 E. Broadway, Pearland. This function is open to all Lodge Members

LEC meetings – 3rd Thursday each month at Alvin Church of Christ. This function is open to all Lodge Members

If you have notes or comments you want included in the weekly update, please send them through David Albee.

Subscribe/unsubscribe to troop mailings by email to 464addme