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. 




Service Hours Opportunities

Posted on Feb 27 2021 - 7:45am

If you need service hours, there are two opportunities that have opened up:

  1. Regular Service Hour Opportunities @ Metrocrest Food Bank – Various Dates/Times- register here. Please note volunteers must be 13+.  If under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
  2. Conservation Hours Opportunity @ Coppell Nature Park – March 13, 9-12 AM – register here.

 Be sure to complete your Service Hours Approval Form before participating.  This is required in order for you to receive recognition for your work.

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

Posted on Jan 31 2021 - 12:30pm

We will be hosting Citizenship in the Community merit badge on Saturday, Feb 20th. Registration is open at https://www.troop842.com/node/3758.

This is an Eagle required MB but one which does take a bit of time to complete.  If you already have a few MBs completed and are looking for that next MB, this is a good one to take. 

Personal Fitness MB - Starting Feb 9

Posted on Jan 28 2021 - 5:52pm

We will be delivering the Personal Fitness merit badge on Tuesday, February 9th, prior to the regular troop meeting.  This is an Eagle-required merit badge and an excellent first merit badge for Scouts moving towards the First Class rank.  It does require repeated meetings and on-going tracking of activities over a continuous 90-day period so please be aware of that before starting the merit badge on the 9th.

Campout Cooking Opportunties!

Posted on Jan 27 2021 - 8:09am

We have many Scouts who have requested the opportunity to cook on an upcoming campout in order to complete requirements for the Camping and/or Cooking Merit Badges.  In order to maximize everyone’s opportunities, we have decided to host a Cooking-focused campout at Hickory Creek (Lake Lewisville) the weekend of March 25-27.  For this campout, we will divide into numerous small “patrols” to maximize the number of Scouts who have the opportunity to cook.  All Scouts are welcome to this campout, so if you do not need to cook and simply wish to be fed, please register. (We will also need quite a few adults to join us this weekend as BSA guidelines for cooking during the COVID pandemic require us to keep close supervision on the cooking process.) 

January Merit Badge Opportunities

Posted on Jan 1 2021 - 10:58am

On January 16th, we will be kicking work on the Family Life merit badge and on January 17th, we will be starting formal work on the Camping merit badge. These are both Eagle required merit badges and being made available to a limited number of Scouts who are ranked First Class and above.  Registration is open through the troop calendar.  If you are a Scout ranked First Class or above and you have not yet completed these merit badges, please be sure to register right away.

Northern Tier, 2021

Posted on Dec 13 2020 - 6:39am

Troop 842 has a few spots available for a crew to paddling the Great Northwoods wilderness along the US-Canadian border this coming Summer from June 24 to July 1, 2021. This is an incredible adventure available to Scouts who are 14+ (or 13 and have completed the 8th grade) at the time of the event. If you might be interested, please contact Bryan Smith (bryan.c.smith@live.com) to discuss. 

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