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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. 

 

 

 

November 13, 2018 - COURT OF HONOR

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 11:16pm

Court of Honor 7-8pm in the Sanctuary

The Court of Honor is our quarterly meeting/ceremony, at which all ranks, merit badges and other awards earned over the past three months are presented to the scouts.  Families are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend.

All scouts must wear complete Class A uniform consisting of Class A shirt, BSA pants, neckerchief, BSA socks, belt and merit badge sash.

Bear Patrol and all scouts in a leadership position need to arrive by 6pm to help set up and rehearse.  Also, on duty for cleanup after refreshments – do not leave before checking with SPL.

Refreshments after the Court of Honor, in Wesley Hall.

For the reception refreshments, we ask each Scout family to contribute the following:

Last name beginning with A-K 6-pack of your favorite soft drinks or water.  Individual serve bottles, please, not liter bottles

Last name beginning with L-Z bag of Popcorn, Cheezits, Mini Pretzels, Goldfish, Chex cereal, Mini Marshmallows, plain M&M's, etc.  We are going to use these items to make a trail mix.  NO PEANUTS!

 Scribe = all scribes on duty.  Must transcribe attendance and turn in form before going home.

There are no Scoutmaster Conferences, Boards of Review, nor Eagle Project Reviews this week because of the Court of Honor.

Congratulations to our newest EAGLE SCOUT!

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 11:16pm

Congratulations to Troop 842’s newest Eagle Scout, Jake MacKenna! 

We are so proud of him! 

Jake is our fifteenth scout to earn the rank of Eagle so far this year.

Service Hours Opportunity – Ronak Thomas' Eagle Project Fundraiser Car Wash Saturday November 17

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 11:16pm

Life Scout Ronak Thomas is holding a car wash to raise funds for his Eagle Project, and he needs your help.

When:.  Saturday November 17.  There are two sessions, 10am to noon and 12pm to 2pm.

Important Information about Recharter

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 11:16pm

It is time to recharter your BSA membership.  Packets will be available to pick up at the October 16 meeting.  Please pick up your family’s packet promptly, and return the completed packet as soon as possible to make our wonderful volunteers’ job easier. 

Once again, we are offering an earlybird incentive to turn in packets early.  Those who return a COMPLETE packet by the end of the October 30 meeting will be in the draw for a 50% discount on the next Summer Camp.  Please DO NOT turn in partially complete packets.  The deadline to turn in all packets is November 13 at the meeting.  There is no meeting on the following week, and the troop’s recharter process will have started.  Packets can be returned after that date for a $30 inconvenience fee, until November 27.  All members who have not returned packets after that date will be DROPPED from Troop 842 and BSA membership.  We will not hold up the troop’s registration for any late returns. 

Remember, the new YPT is now compulsory, and YPT taken before this recent summer all expired on September 30, regardless of the date printed on YPT certificates and cards.  This is to bring everyone up to date with changes within the BSA.  You will be advised in your recharter packet if your YPT has expired – and you should have received emails advising you to retake your YPT.  We cannot recharter any adults without a current YPT.  You do not have to wait until you have your packet to update your YPT.  Log in now to my.scouting.org to take the new YPT.

If you have any questions, contact Irene Lopez at irenem08@hotmail.com.  If you do not wish to recharter, please help out our hardworking membership committee and contact Irene Lopez at irenem08@hotmail.com, so that we do not waste supplies and time creating a packet for you.

 Again, the dates:

  • Tuesday 10/16 = pick up recharter packets at the troop meeting
  • Tuesday 10/23 = turn in complete recharter packets
  • Tuesday 10/30 = earlybird deadline to turn in complete packets for draw
  • Tuesday 11/6 = turn in complete recharter packets
  • Tuesday 11/13 = deadline to turn in complete packets at the Court of Honor
  • Tuesday 11/20 = no meeting – happy Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday 11/27 = final deadline to return packets (with late fee) – or be dropped from the roster

NO TROOP MEETING November 20

Posted on Nov 12 2018 - 11:15pm

Because of the Thanksgiving break, there will be no troop meeting this week.

We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Board of Review HELP NEEDED

Posted on Oct 21 2018 - 10:43pm

Parents - the Troop needs your help during Tuesday Troop meetings to conduct Boards of Review. This is one of the important activities that parents need to participate in to keep the Troop running smoothly, and we are occasionally finding ourselves short of parents coming into the weekly meetings to seat BORs for all of the kids that are requesting advancement. 

As a starter, if your Scout has a BOR on any given Tuesday, please come inside and connect with Morris Owens or Matthew McGregor and sit on a BOR for one of the other boys who are also having a BOR that day. 

Participating on a BOR is an easy way to help the Troop go and to get to know the boys of Troop 842.  Don’t worry if you’ve never participated in a BOR before - it is a very easy open discussion meeting format, you will have a “script” to follow along with, and you will be able to follow the other adults lead in the BOR. 

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