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2017 Hooked on Popcorn

Here’s the Hooked on Popcorn PowerPoint.


  • Saturday August 26th- Popcorn Kickoff
  • Monday November 6th – Popcorn Money Due
  • Saturday December 2nd – Popcorn Pick-up
  • Dec 3rd to Dec 17th – Deliver Popcorn to your customers

Please make copies of receipts stapled to the take order forms you receive or from the following PDF files:

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Eagle Palm Changes

Bryan Wendell, BSA Senior Editor and author of the “Bryan on Scouting” blog site has published major changes in the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms. These modifications go into effect on August 1, 2017. For a complete read, please see the post on how Scouts can earn Eagle Palms.

Here are some highlights:

Background: Eagle Palms are presented to Scouts who earn merit badges beyond the 21 required for the Eagle Scout rank.

The changes better align Eagle Palm requirements with the needs of Scouts, particularly those who are approaching their 17th or 18th birthdays. The BSA National Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated several possible impediments to receiving recognition for continuing Scout learning.

All earned Palms may be instantly awarded to new Eagle Scouts at their Court of Honor. Two other major revisions are eliminating Palm boards of review and broadening the definition of “active participation.”

Here’s what’s changing…

  • A new Eagle Scout can instantly receive, along with his Eagle medal, all Palms he has earned for merit badges beyond the 21 for Eagle, completed before he became an Eagle Scout.
  • After becoming an Eagle Scout and receiving the Palms already earned, additional Palms may be earned by completing the revised requirements, including the three months’ tenure between awarding each Palm.
  • The three-month tenure requirement has been expanded to allow active participation in any BSA program — not just in his the troop and patrol.
  • The leadership requirement has been broadened to include “accepting responsibility” and “demonstrating leadership.”
  • The Eagle Palm board of review has been removed, based on the fact that Palms aren’t ranks. A unit leader conference will be considered sufficient and may be conducted at any time during the 3-month tenure.

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MUST-READ for Camp Alexander Scouts and Families

Camp Alexander ColoradoParents,
Camp Alexander just found out that they are REQUIRED to have the following forms turned in for each scout attending camp.
The Colorado Immunization Form can be filled out by a parent and does not require a physician’s signature.
Please fill out BOTH forms and turn in either electronically or in person to Sharon Luker AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ALSO:  It has also been brought to our attention that if your son may be taking ANY medication at camp, including over the counter medications, the State of Colorado requires that both the parents AND a physician MUST sign the signature lines on the middle of page 3 of the BSA medical forms (where the medications are listed) prior to coming to Camp Alexander 

If both lines are not signed, Camp Alexander staff is not allowed to give that scout any form of medication, including prescription and non-prescription medication.

If your son’s physician did not sign this signature line, please get it signed and bring an updated copy to Sharon Luker.


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September: Emergency Preparedness Campout

This month’s campout will focus on Emergency Preparedness, one of the Eagle-required merit badges. Please fill out the permission slip, bring it to the meeting on September 11 with cash in small bills in an envelope with your son’s name and his Patrol.

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How to get Tweets from @Troop1000

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Keep up with the latest Tweet. If you text Get Troop1000, the most recent Tweet will be sent to your phone.

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Merit Badge University

When: April 1, 2017 (No joke)

Where: UT Dallas Campus

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Cost: $15 per Scout; bring $5 for lunch

From time to time an opportunity comes up for our Scouts to take advantage of a “Merit Badge College” – or a series of classes covering multiple MBs all at one location in a short period of time.

The Alpha Phi Omega Scouting Service fraternity is offering just such an opportunity at UT Dallas on April 1st (no joke) this year.

The Circle 10 council, Golden Arrow District and Troop 1000 have approved and endorsed this college.  While all requirements may not be able to be passed while attending for the required time, T1000 MB counselors will help Scouts complete any requirements not covered or signed off in the classes.

Scouts should discuss the MBs they are interested in signing up for with their Patrol Advisor and obtain Blue Cards from them.  Scouts should be prepared to review what they have learned with Troop counselors.

There is a long list of many MBs, a lot of them Eagle required, that Scouts interested can sign up for – space permitting (sign up soon).

Here is where you will need to register:


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Troop 1000 Monthly Themes

Month Theme Merit Badge Program Patrol
January Caving / Geology Caving / Geology Silver Foxes
February Hiking / Backpacking Hiking / Backpacking Philmont Crew
March Astronomy Astronomy Hornets
April Scout Skills N/A Chiefs
May Athletics Athletics Ravens
June Cooking Cooking Bald Eagles
July Archeology/History Archeology Silver Foxes
August Shooting Sports Shooting Sports Hornets
September Emergency Prep Emergency Prep Chiefs
October Wilderness Survival Wilderness Survival Ravens
November TBD TBD Bald Eagles
December Winter Camp Individual-based PLC

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Medical Forms

It is that time of year again to update your son’s and the troop adult medical forms. Please turn in Parts A & B immediately along with a new or updated Troop Medication Forms. You can find the forms at http://t1000.org/medical-forms.

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Clothes Closet

T1000 Clothes Closet is open every month on Money Monday to sell new items, as well as accept and distribute gently used Scout uniforms and equipment.

Here’s the list of Clothes Closet items for sale. We’re now selling socks for $8 a pair. We have a selection of sizes in the crew and ankle lengths. We carry regular and dry-fit t-shirts. Same price.

Clothes closet items for sale

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