Welcome to Troop 842!!

We are Boy Scouts of America Troop 842 in Coppell, Texas, chartered by the First United Methodist Church in Coppell.

We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at 420 South Heartz Road in Coppell.  You are welcome to visit and learn more about us.

Our Scoutmaster can be contacted at scoutmaster@troop842.com

Once members are logged-in, they will see details related to Troop announcements and upcoming events.  Any questions about this website can be sent to:  communications@troop842.com. 




December 10, 2019 = PLC and Weekly Troop Meeting

Posted on Dec 6 2019 - 5:53am

PLC Meeting 6-7pm.  SPL, ASPLs, Patrol Leaders, Scribes, and Troop Guides should attend.  Bring questions and suggestions from your patrol.  Scribes to take minutes (i.e. write down what is decided).  Note for our new scouts: this is the Patrol Leaders Council, for leadership to plan ahead, not for all scouts.  The regular troop meeting will start at 7pm.

Troop Meeting 7-8pm.

Activity: Packing for Camp

Nuclear Dragon Patrol on Setup, flag and cleanup duty (arrive by 6:45pm to set up and get the flags ready; don't leave until everything is packed away).

Chili Cookoff SignUp Available

Posted on Dec 6 2019 - 5:53am

Dec 17 is our annual chili cookoff event.  This is a great time for Scouts and families to socialize over a warm bowl (or two or three) of chili.

Please signup to bring your favorite chili and/or condiments and deserts here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4BA4AC29A3F49-2019

All Troop 842 families are welcome to this holiday event.

University of Scouting for Parents

Posted on Dec 6 2019 - 5:52am

Hello Parents,

University of Scouting is coming up on Jan 4th (Saturday) at SMU.

It is a full day event, with opportunities for learning new things,  for new parents as well as veterans alike.

$30, lunch included, register by Dec.22. For full details, see this pdf.


There are courses for cooking, merit badge counseling, emergency preparedness, map reading, how to do board of review, eagle projects, technology in scouting, backpacking, CPR, scoutbook, etc. etc. there is large variety.

For those who want to get trained as Assistant Scoutmaster, the SALT course is being offered.

See this pdf for full list of courses.


December 17, 2019 = Chili Cook-Off!

Posted on Dec 6 2019 - 5:51am

Troop Meeting 6:30-8:30pm.

Activity: Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Enter your favorite Scout cooked chili recipe. Make a crock pot full, give it name and we will all dig in.

Everyone gets a vote to help us choose our Chili Champion of 2019!

Please sign-up to let us know what you will be bringing.

We have no BOR tonight because of the chili cook-off.

Advancement Process

Posted on Nov 15 2019 - 5:50am

The Advancement Desk is usually open from 6:30PM on troop meeting nights.

Scouts, before you come to the Advancement Desk, please log in to ScoutBook to update those records to match your handbook.  Then, when you bring your handbook to the desk, your requirements just need approval.

If you have questions about advancements, it is best if the scout asks in person on troop meeting nights.  Any questions between those times, email advancements@troop842.com.

Food Charges Now in Camping Fees

Posted on Oct 29 2019 - 8:08pm

Starting with the November 2019 campout, we will start incorporating meal fees into the campout charges.  We believe that by doing this we can provide parents with greater transparency as to the true cost of each campout and make it easier for Grub Masters to get reimbursed.

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