Friday, November 2, 2012

LDS Regional Camporee - Bovay

At the camporee site, Scouts will feel close to nature, as they view the morning sunrise and the sunsets each night. The wildlife can frequently be seen ambling through the tall prairie grass foraging for food. Scouts will be able to sit back, relax and imagine the life of cowboys riding across the hills and plains of Texas. The Duke Energy Camporee Site is a primitive camping area, and to preserve its natural beauty, the principles of "Leave No Trace" must be strictly followed. Reservations are made through the district professional.

Boray LDS Regional Camperee

LDS Regional Camporee - Bovay

Friday, September 21, 2012

Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State Park is a 2,083.2-acre wooded recreational area, six miles southwest of Huntsville, Texas, within Walker County and the Sam Houston National Forest.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Upcoming Activities



July 25 (w):         YM, Ultimate Frisbee

July 28 (Sat):       Best of EFY – to register see http://ce.byu.edu/re/befy/texas/houston.cfm 

July 29 (Sun):     Fireside with Elder Ellis

July 31(Tues):    Temple for YM

Aug 1 (w):           No official activity – Optional Ultimate Frisbee combined with all YM

Aug 4 (Sat):         Chess tournament, Chess Merit Badge – Tentative date

Aug 8 (w):           YM/YW activity, Deacons are in charge – summer games, Swim party

Aug 15 (w):         Scouts – 1st Aid skills and other advancement required activities

Aug 22 (w):         Court of Honor

Aug 27 (m):         1st day of School – KISD

Aug 29 (w):         Time Management, study skills class

Sept 5 (w):          Scouts – Compass course at Meyer Park

Sept 7-8 (f-s):    OA Ordeal – For OA elected members only

Sept 12(w):         YM/YW - Combined

Sept 19 (w):        Campout Planning

Sept 21-22 (f-s) Campout – tentative date

Oct 19-20 (f-s):  LDS Region Camporee

Oct 31 (w):          Halloween, No meetings

Nov 9-10 (f-s)    Campout – tentative date

Dec 1 (sat):         Stake MB Clinic

Friday, June 1, 2012

Announcements

6/3/12 - Sunday is board of review for rank advancement.
6/3/12 - Summer camp forms and payments due.
6/6/12 - Wednesday Court of Honor.
6/6/12 - Summer Camp Meeting Merit Badges Blue cards are due.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Calendar Planning

Please wear activity uniform (Also known as Class B, or scout T-shirt)
Packing list for summer camp.
Camporee Patches pass out & recommend activities for next year’s camporee.
Deliver fliers for Primary activity to houses in Kleinwood.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Campsite Inspection

Knots and Lashings.
Activity Uniform (‘Class B’) is appropriate dress.
Useful camp gadgets for summer camp, we need a new gadget each day as part of campsite inspections.



CAMPSITE INSPECTION

  • United States Flag Is it displayed? Is it displayed properly? 
  • Unit Identification Is the unit flag or other appropriate insignia bearing unit numbers easily seen? 
  •  Tent Appearance Are tents pitched properly? No tent ropes tied to trees, shelters, or other tents. Are all the tents in the campsite consistent in appearance (either all open or all closed)? 
  • Clean Tents Are the tents neat and clean? Is personal gear stored out of the aisles of the tent and food is not in the tent for animals? Are there any clotheslines in the tents? 
  • Clean Campsite Area Is the campsite area clean? Is there trash in the campsite? 
  • Fireguard Chart The unit’s fireguard chart must be filled out and displayed on the campsite’s bulletin board. 
  • Safety Hazards No hazardous objects in the area; tools are stored properly when not in use. 
  • First Aid Kit Is the unit first aid kit marked, clearly displayed, and readily accessible for the Scouts? 
  • Vehicles No unauthorized vehicles are allowed in the campsite. All authorized vehicles must display a permit. 
  • Recycling Aluminum cans and plastic sorted 
  • Latrine The latrine must be reasonably clean. Is there adequate paper and soap available? 
  • Bonus Points Does the unit have a unique gateway or other camp gadgets that would require Scouts to use their Scoutcraft skills?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)


Module One—Introduction to Leadership (Know). Conducted within a week of a Scout's acceptance of his new position, this session focuses on what a boy leader must know.                        "The Boy-Led Patrol."

Module Two—How to Fulfill Your Role (Be). This session on how to fulfill the role's responsibilities focuses on what a leader must be.  "Teaching EDGE" method of instruction.

Module Three—What Is Expected of Me? (Do). This session focuses on what a leader must do. Topics include a review of the troop leader position descriptions, motivating Scouts to lead, what constitutes success in the boy's leadership role, and a coaching session with the Scoutmaster.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Brazos Bend State park

We camped April 5-7 2012, Brazos Bend State park, it was yummy, my favorite animal to see was some deer. And the Alligators were... alright. My favorite food there was the cornbread. I loved the hiking...and no one snored...except there was a faint noise coming from Balint's, and Brother Wheldon's tents. And pack light.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Camping Plan

HOMEWORK:
Every boy needs to present self and pack (or bag) for the campout.  Please bring your personal packing list (Camping MB 7a) so we can compare pack against the list. 

9b requires a 4 mile backpacking trip.  Boys that did not attend our Lonestar Trail Backpacking campout last fall can pass off this requirement.  Be sure to have access to a backpack.  Those boys will be carrying our water, food and cooking equipment for lunch during the hike.

All boys need to prepare a duty roster for camping MB 4a.
Here are the patrols for duty roster:
  Patrol A                          Patrol B
  Jacob D                           Balint M
  Nick T                              Jacob H
  Conner P                       Jacob M
  Erik A                              Ruggy H
  Spencer N                    Davis H
  Tony A                           Tucker E

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scout Overnight Camping Equipment List

_____ Tent
_____ Sleeping bag
_____ Pillow
_____ Air mattress
_____ Bag / Pack
_____ Chair
_____ Jacket
_____ Neckerchief / Hand Towel
_____ Scout uniform A & B
_____ Hat (prevent ticks / sunburn)
_____ Flashlight & Batteries (find the toilet)
_____ Mess Kit (knife, fork, spoon, cup) (eat)
_____ Water Bottle
_____ Personal First Aid Kit
_____ Scout Pocketknife
_____ Compass
_____ Boy Scout Book
_____ Insect Repellent / Sunscreen
_____ Raincoat ($1)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sample Dinner Menu

Dinner 1
Meal: Stew, Rolls, Pudding, Hot Drinks
Serves: 4
Type: Camp
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Can Opener, Mixing Bowl, Measuring Cup, Medium Pot
Stew: 2 large cans stew, 1 can mixed veggies, 1lb. stew meat, seasonings, 2oz oil, 2oz flour; large pot, big spoon, can opener
Rolls: 8 dinner rolls, 2oz squeeze butter
Pudding: 2 packs pudding mix, 4oz powdered milk; mixing bowl, large spoon, measuring cup
Hot Drinks: hot chocolate packets, apple cider packets; medium sized pot
Dinner 2
Meal: Oriental Bowl, Bread sticks, Fortune Cookies, Green Tea
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Medium Pot
Oriental Bowl: 2 packs ramen noodles, 2 packs vegetable soup mix, 4-5oz soft packs chicken, 4 soy sauce packets; large pot, big spoon
Bread sticks: 8 sesame bread sticks
Fortune Cookies: 8 fortune cookies
Green Tea: 6 tea bags; medium pot
Dinner 3
Meal: Chicken Alfredo, Rolls, Oranges, Cookies, Lemonade
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Knife, Nalgenes
Chicken Alfredo: 2 packs fettuccine alfredo, 8-10oz. soft packs chicken, 2oz. parmesan cheese; large pot, big spoon
Dinner Rolls: 8 dinner rolls
Oranges: 2 oranges; knife
Cookies: 8 cookies
Lemonade: lemonade drink mix; nalgenes
Dinner 4
Meal: Hot Ham 'n Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Fig Newtons, Tang
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Skillet, Spatula, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Nalgene
Hot Ham 'n Cheese Sandwiches: 8-10oz. soft packs chicken, 8 slices American Cheese, 8 slices sourdough bread, 2oz. squeeze butter; skillet, spatula
Tomato Soup: 2 packs tomato soup mix, 2oz. parmesan cheese; large pot, big spoon
Fig Newtons: 8 fig newtons
Tang: tang drink mix; nalgenes

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sample Lunch Menu

Lunch 1
Meal: Soup, Crackers, Cookies, Apples, Hot Lemonade
Serves: 4
Type: Camp
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Can Opener, Medium Pot
Soup: 3 large cans broth soup mix, bouillon cubes; large pot, big spoon, can opener
Crackers: 1 big box crackers
Cookies: 8 cookies
Apples: 4 apples
Hot Lemonade: lemonade drinks mix; medium pot
Lunch 2
Meal: Dried Fruit, Summer Sausage, Crackers, Cheese, M&M Gorp, Tang
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Knife, Nalgenes
Dried Fruit: 1 bag dried fruit
Summer Sausage: 2 12-16oz. sticks summer sausage
Crackers: 1 big box crackers
Cheese: 1 block cheddar
M&M Gorp: small bag trail mix
Tang: tang drink mix; nalgenes
Lunch 3
Meal: Tuna Wraps with Tomato, Dried Fruit, Oatmeal Bars, Pink Lemonade
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Knife, Nalgenes
Tuna Wraps with Tomato: 8 tortillas, 2 8-10oz. soft packs flavored tuna , 8 relish packets, 1 tomato
Dried Fruit: 1 bag dried fruit
Oatmeal Bars: 8 trail bars
Pink Lemonade: pink lemonade drinks mix; nalgenes
Lunch 4
Meal: Ham Bagels with Cheese, Apples, Cookies, Lemonade
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Knife, Nalgenes
Ham Bagels with Cheese: 8 bagels, 2 8-10oz packs ham spread, pack American cheese, 8 mustard packets
Apples: 4 apples
Cookies: 8 cookies
Lemonade: lemonade drinks mix; nalgenes
Lunch 5
Meal: Chicken Burrito Wraps, Clementines, Brownie Bites, Gatorade
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Nalgenes
Chicken Burrito Wraps: 8 tortillas, 1 bag shredded cheddar cheese, 1 bag southwestern pre-cooked chicken, salsa squeeze tube
Clementines: 8 clementines
Brownie Bites: 1 container brownie bites
Gatorade: Gatorade drinks mix; nalgenes
Lunch 6
Meal: Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls, Cookies, Dried Fruit, Kool Aid
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Nalgenes
Peanut Butter and Jelly Rolls: 12 sourdough rolls, squeeze tube peanut butter, squeeze tube jelly
Cookies: 1 package cookies
Dried Fruit: 1 bag dried fruit
Kool Aid: Kool Aid drinks mix; nalgenes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sample Breakfast Menu

Breakfast 1
Meal: Pancakes, Sausage, Oranges, Hot Drinks
Serves: 4
Type: Camp
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Skillet, Spatula, Mix Bowl, Knife, Medium Pot
Pancakes: 1 12oz. packet complete pancake mix, 4oz. powdered milk, 4oz. oil; skillet, spatula, mix bowl
Sausage: 1 1lb. package sausage (pre-cooked is easiest); skillet, spatula
Oranges: 2 oranges cut into quarters; knife
Hot Drinks: tea bags, hot chocolate packets, apple cider packets; medium sized pot
Breakfast 2
Meal: Oatmeal, Bacon, Dried Fruit, Tang
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Skillet, Spatula, Nalgenes
Oatmeal: 8 packs instant oatmeal, 4oz. powdered milk or water; large pot, big spoon
Bacon: 16 oz. precooked bacon; skillet, spatula
Dried Fruit: 1 bag dried fruit
Tang: Tang drink mix; nalgenes
Breakfast 3
Meal: Oatmeal, Sausage, Apples, Hot Drinks
Serves: 4
Type:
Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Skillet, Spatula
Oatmeal: 8 packs instant oatmeal, 4oz. powdered milk or water; large pot, big spoon
Sausage: 1lb. precooked sausage; skillet, spatula
Apples: 4 apples
Hot Drinks: tea bags, hot chocolate packets, apple cider packets; same large pot
Breakfast 4
Meal: Bacon Wraps, Oatmeal Bars, Oranges, Tang
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Knife, Nalgenes
Bacon Wraps: 8 tortillas, 16oz. precooked bacon, 1 bag grated cheddar cheese, 8 salsa packets or 1 squeeze salsa bottle
Oatmeal Bars: 8 trail bars
Oranges: 2 oranges cut into quarters; knife
Tang: Tang drink mix; nalgenes
Breakfast 5
Meal: Granola, Dried Fruit, Bacon, Hot Drinks
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot, Big Spoon, Skillet, Spatula
Granola: 4 bags freeze dried granola; large pot, big spoon
Dried Fruit: 1 bag dried fruit
Bacon: 16oz. precooked bacon; skillet, spatula
Hot Drinks: tea bags, hot chocolate packets, apple cider packets; same large pot
Breakfast 6
Meal: Boil-In-Bag Omlets, Hot Drinks
Serves: 4
Type: Backpacking
Equipment: Stove, Fuel, Large Pot (even bigger than the ones in the Troop patrol boxes), Ziploc Bags
Boil-In-Bag Omlets: 2 eggs per person, chopped vegetables, bacon, sausage; large pot, ziploc bags
Hot Drinks: hot chocolate packets, apple cider packets; same large pot
Instructions:
  1. Put two eggs into Ziploc bag, close, and "scramble" by mixing the eggs together in the closed bag.
  2. Add vegetables, bacon, salsa, sausage, and whatever other additional things you brought to bag and close again.
  3. Boil the eggs in bags in the hot water until fully cooked and hot.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Camping Merit Badge


We are starting the Camping Merit Badge.  Camping is eagle required.  We only do this MB every two years, so all boys need to pass off requirements at this time.  Part of MB requirements will be fulfilled at Easter Break camp at Brazos Bend next month (April 5-7).


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Patrol Meeting

Scouts – plan upcoming camping activities, wear uniform and bring scout book.

We have a combined campout this weekend with all YM (keeping a close eye on the weather). We need help driving, as there are more boys than leaders have seats in vehicles. Friday after school, returning Saturday afternoon.

 Last chance to register for Merit Badge Clinic tonight.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Boy Scout Merit Badge Tips

In the world of Boy Scouts, merit badges can be adventures, but they also direct a course of study. Earn the first aid merit badge, for example, and you'll master every aspect of basic injury care, from the scratches and bruises of city life to potentially life-threatening gashes, breaks and wounds that can happen in the outback. That said, some badges that are required for Eagle Scouts are considerably more fun to do than others. Some can be done in a matter of days, while others take three months, minimum. And some are best done at Boy Scout camp, not at home.
So here are insider tips on how to get those 12 Eagle-required badges done in a timely fashion, without driving either the Eagle applicant or his parents crazy.

  1. Pace the Work: Although civics, life skills and wilderness survival comprise the knowledge base every Eagle should have, some of the Eagle-required merit badges are pretty dry affairs. Important, yes, but not necessarily thrilling fare. So encourage your Scout to do two or three per year - not 12 at once - and accomplish as many as possible at Scout camp.
  2. Get the OK: As for any merit badge, make sure your scout signs up with a merit badge counselor and gets his "blue card" - the paperwork required for every merit badge - launched before any requirement work commences. Most troops will not give retroactive credit for merit badge work.
  3. Do It As a Troop: Some troops hold badge-o-ramas or other daylong, troop events where scouts can work on advancement projects and get one or two Eagle badges started. This is particularly helpful for badges that don't really fit the 7-day Scout camp format, such as Personal Management, Family Life and some of the Citizen in the (Fill in the Blank) badges.
  4. Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving: Only one of these badges is required, but many teens find the material so fascinating and exciting, they end up completing both. Emergency preparedness is a a great badge to complete at Boy Scout camp. If your child is a lifeguard, he may find lifesaving the no-brainer option. Either way, this is one of those badges that kids - and parents - love.
  5. Environmental Science: Do. It. At. Scout. Camp. Seriously. The material is vastly more interesting in the wilderness, and the environmental observation exercises are tedious beyond belief when the only "wild animals" back home consist of ants and mosquitoes.
  6. Swimming, Hiking or Cycling: Only one of these badges is required. If your child is a member of a swim team or goes to Scout Camp, swimming is the easiest, most straightforward choice. The hiking badge is a good option for non-swimming, nature-loving kids who enjoy serious, long-distance hikes. Don't even consider the cycling badge unless your child is a die-hard, century-riding cyclist whose idea of fun is riding 20-30 miles every weekend.
  7. Camping: Like the Emergency Preparedness badge, this one is beloved by nearly every Scout. Its lessons are so central to everything in Scouting, chances are that most of the requirements will be finished over the years simply as a matter of course. But like every Scout merit badge, it is critical that your child get signed up with a merit badge counselor before any requirement work commences, or it will not count.
  8. First Aid: This Eagle-required badge is actually one of the more interesting, action-packed badges for teens, but it's not a good one for solo work. It's best done at Scout camp or as an organized troop activity.
  9. Citizenship in the Community/Nation/World: While the material involved in these three local, federal and global civics badges is valuable, attempting to do all three at once is a recipe for disastrous levels of boredom. The better option is to get the community and/or nation badges started during a troop event or Scout camp and finish on one's own. The Citizenship in the World badge can be done entirely on one's own, with guidance from a badge counselor.
  10. Communications: Much of the work of this badge can be done on one's own, with guidance from a badge counselor, but one component - the speech - requires an audience, which makes it a good option for a badge-o-rama event.
  11. Personal Fitness, Personal Management & Family Life: All three of these "personal" badges are straight forward, important learning experiences that can be done entirely on one's own. Teens who are involved in high school athletics, in particular, will find personal fitness a breeze. Where it gets tricky is that each badge requires 3 months of activities and record-keeping to track all that exercise, budgeting and/or household chores. Teens typically have no quibble with the tasks, it's the tracking that gets them and failure to stay on top of the record-keeping means having to start over. Laying out a good tracking system - an Excel spreadsheet, for example - is critical. Once in record-keeping mode, your teen may find it easier to do all three badges at once.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Summer Camp

When: June 30 - July 7
Where: Kia Kima Scout Camp, Arkansas
March 4: $40 reservation due
April 29: $100 payment due
June 3: $110 payment due
June 3: FULL BSA Medical form due
Forms
Camping List

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012